Our Pack Leader: Layne Pollard


Layne is a life-long lover of dogs who always dreamed of working in a dog-related business.  After 23 years as a project manager in the watch business, he decided there was no time like the present.  After much research, Layne realized that Central Bark Doggy Day Care was the perfect fit for him.  After studying, training, and becoming certified in pet first aid/CPR, Layne opened Central Bark Doggy Day Care-Gurnee on June 5, 2013.  Layne is now focused 100% on providing the best place for local dog owners to bring their four-legged family members for safe and fun-filled days of doggy play.  Layne is pictured here with his newest dog, Archer, who he rescued last summer from a traumatic past.  Archer arrived scarred and quite timid and shy, with only one good eye, but he is an affectionate dog who loves everyone.  Archer is now the official greeter at Central Bark Gurnee, helping to make all the new dogs (and parents) feel welcome.   We promise to provide you with the very best in doggy day care and customer service.  Come visit us….Layne and Archer can’t wait to meet you!

Our Groomer: Nastasia

Gurnee dog groomingNastasia is a certified dog and cat groomer with over three years experience. She is familiar with all breed cuts and specializes in dealing with even the most difficult dog. At home Nastasia has what she calls a mini petting zoo, with 3 dogs, 3 cats, 3 snakes, 2 moon crabs, a tarantula, 2 rats and 2 mice. She obviously loves all animals! Nastasia would also love the opportunity to help make your dog look his/her best! Call 847-672-6188 for your grooming appointment.