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Love at First Bark: Central Bark Continues its Growth in the Southeast

Since our inception more than 20 years ago, Central Bark has become one of the most popular brands and sought-after dog franchise concepts. Since opening our first doggy day care location in Milwaukee, Central Bark has expanded its service lines and locations to communities across the country. Over the last several years, momentum has picked up steam with Central Bark signing on multiple new multi-unit and multi-brand franchise owners along with single unit operators to top new markets like Columbia, Jacksonville, and Orlando. READ MORE
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Central Bark Drives Growth as Best-in-Class Franchise

Central Bark is set to soar to new heights, primed for explosive growth as a proven brand with a big heart in the booming pet industry. Backed by strong executive leadership and a new strategic financial partner in NewSpring Capital, Central Bark aims to expand as a national brand through franchising. The Wisconsin-based doggy day care pioneer, with 40 locations, is making its presence known with more Midwest growth and aggressive plans for another 200 units across the U.S. over the next decade.In the $123 billion pet industry, dog care is big business—and Central Bark leads the way for families and franchise owners alike. READ MORE
Central Bark Franchise Owner Matt Sander, Sussex WI

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Three Questions with Franchisee Matt Sander, Sussex, WI

Why Central Bark?Five years ago, I decided to invest in Central Bark because I needed a change of pace. I knew I needed to find a different career path that would allow me to determine my own destiny and be in business for myself, but not by myself. I was a mechanic prior to my decision to become a Central Bark franchisee and the toll it was taking on my body was just too great. I had always volunteered at the Humane Society and had this incredible passion for dogs and when I realized that I could make it my career to work with dogs while becoming a small business owner and provide for my family, it was essentially destiny. READ MORE
Where did we Come From? The Central Bark Origin Story

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Where did we Come From? The Central Bark Origin Story

It all started in the mid-90s when Jackie Jordan, a young, single Pfizer rep living in the outskirts of Milwaukee, got a puppy. For a while, Jackie was able to dash home during appointments to let out Saspirilla and play with her a bit and, at day’s end when it was dark and cold at 5pm in Wisconsin, Jackie would take her sweet little rottie mix to run around in a big field, occasionally happily running into other dogs and their owners. READ MORE
Love at First Bark: Central Bark Continues its Growth in the Southeast

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Love at First Bark: Central Bark Continues its Growth in the Southeast

Since our inception more than 20 years ago, Central Bark has become one of the most popular brands and sought-after dog franchise concepts. Since opening our first doggy day care location in Milwaukee, Central Bark has expanded its service lines and locations to communities across the country. Over the last several years, momentum has picked up steam with Central Bark signing on multiple new multi-unit and multi-brand franchise owners along with single unit operators to top new markets like Columbia, Jacksonville, and Orlando. READ MORE
Why so Many Multi-Unit Franchise Operators Are Now Growing with Central Bark

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Why so Many Multi-Unit Franchise Operators Are Now Growing with Central Bark

In summer of 2022, franchise veterans Steve and Jennifer Skomski entered into a new franchise deal with Central Bark, the doggy day care industry pioneer that combines its industry-leading doggy day care expertise with the latest in canine behavior science. The Skomskis are just some of the increasingly larger number of multi-unit franchise owners with Central Bark, which is quickly emerging as a go-to investment opportunity for growth-oriented career franchise owners trying to diversify out of QSR and food. READ MORE