Dog Boarding

Help your dogs dreams come true

While getting away is enjoyable, overnight departures can be stressful for both you and your dog. Central Bark’®’s dog boarding services provide your dog with a tranquil, familiar environment for a comforting night’s stay. This reduces the anxiety of being away from home and grants you the reassurance that they are in safe and loving hands.

Central Bark

3880 Grove Ave,
Gurnee, IL 60031Get Directions

(847) 672-6188

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Dog Boarding

for dogs enrolled in our Enrichment Dog Day Care Program

Enrichment Daycare Pups at Central Bark enjoy sleepovers with their pals when your family goes on vacation or spends a night away. Our sleepovers provide your dog with a serene, familiar setting for a restful night, keeping their comfort and well-being in mind.
A full day of Enrichment Dog Day Care is included.

Gurnee Dog Boarding Pricing

Dog Boarding
For dogs enrolled in our day care program. Includes a full day of enrichment doggy day care with each 24 hour stay. 

Day Care enrollment required for Dog Boarding.
Fees may apply for special drop-off or pick-up arrangements. All sales are final.

Read our Dog Boarding Guidelines.

Dog Boarding Amenities

We’re committed to providing your dog with an exceptional boarding experience, offering these outstanding amenities:

  • Dynamic Day Care: Your dog will enjoy a day filled with stimulating activities, games, and play, ensuring they have a blast.
  • Spacious Quarters: For dogs that prefer ample room, we provide spacious accommodations featuring cozy beds. These tranquil retreats guarantee a restful and revitalizing stay.
  • Cozy Retreats: Spoil your dog with the comfort of our charming cottages, complete with plush beds and toys. They’ll revel in a peaceful, homelike atmosphere while receiving abundant care and attention from our dedicated team.
  • Expert Grooming: Our grooming services are thoughtfully designed to keep your dog looking pristine and feeling completely comfortable. Our skilled groomers will ensure your dog stays clean, healthy, and content throughout their stay.

With these amenities in place, your dog’s boarding experience is sure to be filled with delight, comfort, and an abundance of joyful moments. Your dog’s well-being and happiness remain our utmost priorities.

Nancy M.
Best place ever.. Fireball loves going there..everyone is amazing there!! We highly recommend Central Bark Gurnee!!

Frequently Asked Questions

What should I bring when boarding my dog?

When your dog is spending the night at Central Bark®, you should make sure all required forms, including proof of vaccination, are uploaded to your online account. You can bring in copies to your scheduled sleepover. Also, bring a collar and leash, food, medication, and any comforts from home (optional).  

See our Sleepover Guidelines

Do I need to bring bedding, toys, or treats for my dog?

Nope! We got you covered! Most dogs will not need any bedding for a single day of day care. If your dog is boarding with us, see our Sleepover Guidelines. As far as treats and toys, we have plenty! Please ask about which toy and treat products are available.

What’s a Behavior Assessment and why is it important?

As part of joining the Central Bark® family, our expert staff conducts a thorough behavior assessment at your local Central Bark store. These assessments help ensure that your dog is placed with a playgroup they’re comfortable with so they can play safely every day they’re with us.

This four-day evaluation, while your dog participates in our Enrichment Day Care, assesses your dog’s:

  • Comfort and social skills with people 
  • Social skills and playstyle with other dogs to help determine the playgroup and play schedule they can benefit from the most
  • Comfort in both indoor and outdoor play spaces
  • Comfort in rest areas and a crate 
  • Ability to share resources like water and toys in social settings
  • Level of comfort taking treats in social settings

This process gives us a chance to get to know you and your dog while your dog gets acquainted with their new favorite place away from home. Through the entire four days, your dog’s comfort and safety is our top priority.

Once your pup passes all the behavior assessment elements, you are welcome to sign up for any of our daycare services or a sleepover!

To schedule a Behavior Assessment for your dog, please contact your local store.

NOTEPlease bring all required signed forms, vaccination proof, and a collar and leash for your behavior assessment.

How much does it cost to board a dog?

Boarding service pricing may vary by service and location, as well as the length of stay.

Learn more about Sleepovers at Central Bark.

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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.