About Central Bark Jacksonville

Mark is a 22-year veteran of the United States Marines and has lived in Jacksonville for 25 years. During Mark’s tenure in the Marines, he served in many places both in the Continental United States and overseas. After retiring from the Marines in 2005, he worked for Randstad North America, one of the largest staffing companies in the world. His most recent position was Regional Vice President for their In-house Services Division where he managed accounts throughout Florida and South Georgia.

Mark became a Central Bark Franchisee because of his love for all animals, specifically dogs. Mark’s goal as a Central Bark owner is to give back to non-profit rescue animal organizations in the Jacksonville community as a testament to the dogs who have given so much to him and his family.

Mark is the proud parent of three daughters; Rebecca, Rachel, and Kori. His daughters are all grown and parents to their children or fur babies. Mark has two puppies Riley, a 10-year-old Mini Australian Shepherd; Monty a 4-year-old mixed breed rescue, and cat siblings, Tom and Quincy.

“We welcome you to join our Central Bark family.”

Mark, Central Bark Jacksonville Franchise Owner

Awards & Achievements

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Jill L.

Fantastic, professional and trustworthy place to take your dogs. My dog is always so excited when we pull up and I can leave knowing he is safe and having a great time! I cannot day enough about how great this place is and the staff are amazing! I highly recommend Central Bark!!

Frequently Asked Questions

What are flexible playgroups?

Flexible playgroups allow us to match your dog with the social atmosphere and play schedule they can enjoy and benefit from most. This helps give them a healthy balance of play, rest, and learning and creates a safer social environment with a better quality of play. And our lower dog-to-staff […]

Do groomers sedate dogs?

No. At Central Bark®, we never sedate dogs in our salon. Our expert groomers always aim to help your dog feel as calm and relaxed as possible during their bathing and grooming experience.   Suppose your dog has shown extreme stress or anxiety toward grooming in the past. In that case, we suggest […]

How to choose the best day care for your dog

Selecting the right doggy day care is an important decision for you and your family. You want to make sure you find the right fit for your dog and your family’s needs. Follow these tips to find the perfect place for your pup!  Tour the day care center before leaving […]

Is boarding stressful for dogs?

Sleeping in a new or unfamiliar environment can be stressful for some dogs. That’s why we offer sleepovers to dogs already enrolled in our Enrichment Day Care.  Sleepovers at Central Bark® offer your dog a calm, relaxing sleepover in a place they can feel comfortable and loved. Because they’re in […]

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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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