Central Bark Cares

At Central Bark®, it’s our mission to nurture, enrich, and inspire lives. Bringing whole health, happiness, and unconditional love to each dog, family, and community, we serve to create a happier, healthier, more loving, and peaceful world.

That’s why we’re dedicated to supporting our local Grayslake community. For over 20 years, the Central Bark franchise system has supported local dog rescue, fostering, and adoption organizations and charities in cities throughout the country. We also provide community education through our Central Bark Bite Prevention School Program and responsible pet care and positive canine development. Central Bark Grayslake is independently owned and operated. As small business owners ourselves, we’re committed to supporting independently owned small local businesses that bring us together and help our community thrive.

“It is in our DNA to give back to the community. Passion, compassion, respect, and integrity are our core values and guiding principles. Being active in our community is part of that.”

Jackie Jordan & Chris Gaba, Co-founders of Barkley Ventrures, Inc
and the Central Bark franchise system

We Proudly Support

Grayslake & Lake County Dog Resources

Grayslake and Lake County area resources for pet parents.

Best Friends Animal Hospital

(847) 548-2626
https://www.bestfriendsgrayslakevets.com

Round Lake Animal Hospital

(847) 546-6700
http://www.roundlakeanimalhospital.com

Village Vet

(847) 223-5593
https://www.myvillagevet.com

Grayslake Animal Hospital 

(847) 223-8612
http://www.grayslakeanimalhospital.com

Our House of Hope Pet Food Pantry 

(773) 552-4673
https://www.ourhouseofhoperescue.com

Placing Paws Rescue

(224) 433-6537
https://placingpawsrescue.org

Tara B.

Wow!! What a great place. Thank you so much for getting Louie in on the last minute with Lisa. As always Lisa did a wonderful job! We will definitely be back. Thank you for your hospitality and wonderful service. The Estations Tara & Chris

Frequently Asked Questions

How do dogs wind down from the flurry of activity and avoid potential conflicts?

Dogs nap quietly in their individual crates in the Nap Room, complete with classical music and aromatherapy.

How can I be sure that the play space is clean, odor & disease-free, comfortable and safe for the stated capacity of the center?

Central Bark® is licensed and inspected by the Health Department regularly. We also clean and disinfect nightly, regardless of how many dogs have visited.

Are the management and staff mature, knowledgeable, courteous, professional and patient at all times?

We have a team of very qualified individuals here at Central Bark®, including managers who are certified in Canine First Aid and CPR.

What is the best way to train a dog?

After decades of experience, we know that reward-based training is the most humane and effective way to train dogs and address unwanted behaviors. With reward-based […]

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Central Bark® Whole Dog Care

Our whole dog care approach offers a full range of fun and personalized products and services. To promote your dog’s physical, mental, and emotional health and happiness throughout their entire life.

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