More Dog Services
in Jacksonville

Because dogs aren’t like family. They are family. Join us for dog events that celebrate the bond!

Our beloved furry companions bring joy to our lives and deserve nothing but the best in return. That’s why we provide an extensive array of services tailored to each stage of your pup’s journey, ensuring a path of lasting well-being, happiness, and companionship for both you and your dog.

Central Bark

5614 San Jose Blvd,
Jacksonville, FL 32207Get Directions

(904) 730-1200

Open Today 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM

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dog events in Jacksonville

Dog Parties & Events
in Jacksonville, FL

We’ll admit it – we’re party animals! Reserve a spot in our facility to commemorate significant moments in your dog’s life, whether it’s for dog playdates, birthdays, or any other special occasion. We have a plethora of ideas to assist you in crafting an unforgettable event. 

Ask an associate for details.

Free puppy hour and more dog events at central bark Jacksonville

FREE Puppy Hour!
in Jacksonville

Start your pup on the right paw

At Central Bark, our mission is to nurture and enhance the lives of dogs, and what better way to achieve this than through puppy socialization? Positive interactions with new dogs, humans, and environments are vital for a puppy’s healthy social development.

These early experiences contribute to your dog’s comfort, confidence, and long-term emotional growth, laying a solid foundation for a healthy, joyful, and socially adept canine companion.

Puppy Hour is a complimentary play and socialization hour for puppies, conducted within our secure and supervised Central Bark facility. You and your puppy are welcome to join as many sessions as you’d like until your pup reaches the age limit. Please ensure you provide proof from your vet that your puppy is current on their Bordetella and DHPP vaccines.

Call (904) 730-1200 today to reserve your spot!

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 [...]

Frequently Asked Questions

What does dog grooming include?

Your dog deserves to be pampered. Our full-service dog grooming salon is fully equipped to include anything from a simple brush-out or bath to a full spa day, a grooming session. 

All dogs are unique. Just like humans, your dog deserves personalized grooming for their size, breed, coat type, and condition. Please ask an associate for details.

Make a reservation for your dog’s grooming session

Can a puppy be boarded?

Yes. We offer sleepovers to puppies and dogs enrolled in our Enrichment Day Care. Sleepovers at Central Bark® provide your dog a calm, relaxing sleepover in a place they can feel comfortable and loved. Because they’re in a familiar place, they can feel less stressed about being away from home (and so will you). A full day of Doggy Day Care is complimentary with your sleepover stay.

Learn more about Sleepovers at Central Bark

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.

Can I stay with my dog at the groomers?

You do not need to stay with your dog during their grooming appointment. Our expert groomers always aim to help your dog feel as calm and relaxed as possible during their bathing and grooming experience. If your pup is feeling a little unsure, ask our training team about ways to enrich their experience and help create positive associations by using positive reward-based training methods.

Make a reservation for your grooming session today.

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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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