The Original Doggy Daycare Franchise System

Central Bark® Franchising Opportunity
Central Bark doggy daycare franchise

Unleash Your Potential with a Central Bark Doggy Daycare Franchise

Today’s U.S. Pet Industry is a $123 Billion + dollar industry and growing!

If you love dogs and have the entrepreneurial spirit, passion, and business acumen, now is the best time to own a Central Bark Doggy Daycare franchise!

Central Bark is one of the nation’s largest networks of day cares for dogs and provides one of the most holistic pet care options available. We go beyond traditional doggy day care with our unique Whole Dog Care philosophy and enrichment focus that combines decades of dog experience with the latest dog behavioral science. We offer everything from Enrichment Doggy Day Care and boarding to grooming, market, training, and more. All with the mission to help dog owners and their best friends enjoy a whole, healthy, and happy life together.

After more than 20 years in the pet care industry, many things have evolved, but our mission remains the same: To forever nurture, enrich, and inspire whole health, happiness, and unconditional love for each dog, family, and community we serve.

We invite you to learn more about Central Bark and to see what makes us the leader of the pack in the industry and a doggy daycare franchise family that you can be proud to be a part of.

Why Choose Central Bark?

Doggy Daycare franchise owners enjoy great advantages like:

  • Proprietary Enrichment Doggy Day Care model based on 20+ years of experience working with dogs in a social environment
  • Multiple recurring revenue streams
  • Proprietary training program in the latest dog behavioral science and positive reward-based training techniques
  • 100% commitment to safety
  • Nationally recognized brand
  • Unmatched operational and marketing support
  • Extensive tools and resources to help you open and grow your business
doggy daycare franchise
Success Story

“With our backgrounds, we knew that multi-unit franchise ownership with Central Bark would allow us to diversify our portfolio and build something long term for our family. Our second-to-none commitment to the well-being of the dogs in our care and our pledge to serve our local communities is daily affirmation that doing good and being part of a great business model belong together.”

– Christy and Allen
Central Bark Multi-Unit Franchisees
New Berlin, Madison, and Franklin, Wisconsin
Success Story

“Central Bark has exceeded all of our expectations. We continue to receive direction and support with growing our new business, and knowing that we are not alone on this journey gives us peace of mind. We have had a wonderful first year of business.”

– Lindsay and Jeremy
Central Bark Multi-Unit Franchisees
Atlanta, Georgia
Success Story

“The resources and support provided by the system helped me grow quickly.”

– Portia
Central Bark Franchisee
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Success Story

“After working for many years in corporate America, my wife and I were ready for a new challenge. The Central Bark business model is a proven one and the training and support provided to us as new business owners has put us quickly on the path to success.”  

– Lenny
Central Bark Franchisee
Rochester, Minnesota  
Success Story

“It’s true. It’s fun to work with dogs, but there’s a deeper meaning. For me, Central Bark is about transforming lives – for both our dogs and their owners. Our unique approach to Whole Dog Care coupled with the tremendous support that Central Bark provides, accounted for 90 percent of my decision to become a franchisee.”

– Marcia
Central Bark Franchisee
Milwaukee Eastside, Wisconsin
Success Story

“The biggest thing that makes Central Bark different is our incredibly strong brand identity, our commitment to whole dog care above anything else, and the deep ties to the local communities in which we operate. It makes all the difference in the world.”

– Anthony
Central Bark Franchisee
West Columbia, South Carolina
Success Story

“It has been 15 years since we made the decision to invest in our Central Bark franchise. Central Bark’s unique business model paired with true passion and commitment for providing extraordinary care has created a loyalty among both clients and staff, allowing us to make a real impact in our community. Building these relationships and remaining innovative to meet the growing needs of our day care families allows us to continually meet and exceed our business goals.” 

– Nicole
Central Bark Franchisee
Mequon, Wisconsin
Success Story

“The Central Bark franchise system works every day to deliver upon our brand promise while allowing our undeniable passion for dog care and socialization to shine through with every dog that walks through our doors.”

– Mike and Lisa
Central Bark Franchisees
Orlando, Florida
Success Story

“The Central Bark Franchise allowed me to take my love and passion for dogs and dream of owning my own business and make it into a reality.” 

– Erin
Central Bark Franchisee
Wauwatosa, Wisconsin
Success Story

“When researching other doggy day cares, I never got that feeling of family, love and safety that I have always had with Central Bark. Central Bark is definitely the team you want to join.”

– Jessica
Central Bark Franchisee
Brookfield, Wisconsin

The Pet Industry

Today’s U.S. Pet Industry is booming, and expenditures grew to an all-time high reaching over $123 Billion! This also continued the annual trend of increasing from the previous year (even through COVID), which has remained consistent for almost 30 years. This increase over the past decades demonstrates the reliable growth of the pet industry through good and bad economic times.


industry AND growing…

Recession AND Pandemic



of U.S. households have
at least one pet


of U.S. households
own dogs


of Americans consider their pet
to be a member of the family


Pet Industry projection
by 2027

The Doggy Daycare Franchise Opportunity

The Investment

The estimated initial investment for a dog day care facility can range between $552,769 to $934,172. The liquid capital required to open a Central Bark may vary. Access to a minimum of $200,000 liquid capital is required.

More information on these costs is provided in Item 7 of our Franchise Disclosure Document (FDD).

Financial commitments:

  • Franchise fee $49,000
  • Minimum liquid capital of $200,000 required
  • Minimum $500,000 net worth is recommended
  • Royalty fees: 6% and Marketing fees: 2% of gross sales or $500 per month
  • 10% discount on franchise fee for military veterans and first responders
  • Multi-unit discount

This information is not intended as an offer to sell, or the solicitation of an offer to buy, a franchise. It is for information purposes only. Currently, the following states in the United States regulate the offer and sale of franchises: California, Hawaii, Illinois, Indiana, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, New York, North Dakota, Oregon, Rhode Island, South Dakota, Virginia, Washington, and Wisconsin. If you are a resident of one of these states, we will not offer you a franchise unless and until we have complied with applicable pre-sale registration and disclosure requirements in your jurisdiction. Minnesota File No. F-10340. This advertisement is not an offering. An offering can only be made by a prospectus filed first with the Department of Law of the State of New York. Such filing does not constitute approval by the Department of Law.

Central Bark Franchise Locations

We have availability in existing and new markets across the country with the right franchise partner.


States we currently
have locations


States we are currently
looking to grow


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