About Central Bark Milwaukee Downtown

Dennis Malavsky has been a sale’s professional working as a Technical Sales Engineer for the past 15yrs. however his true passion is to increase the quality of life for all dogs through fostering, rescue, and now owning his own Central Bark franchise. Dennis is married to his high school sweetheart; Leslie of 21 yrs. Leslie works fulltime as a P.T.A. for Aurora, Lakeshore Medical.  Both Dennis and Leslie have always had a dream to own their own business in the dog industry. They have owned dogs and showed them winning numerous shows as amateurs going against professionals for confirmation, obedience, and agility. While they have no children, they have always considered and treated their dogs as their children and put as much effort if not more in insuring their dogs are excellent canine citizens. Dennis has done extensive self-research in the behavior and psychology of dogs along with training and teaching other dog owners wherever he goes the basics of good dog ownership.

Dennis and Leslie are excited to join the Central Bark Franchise and own the Central Bark located in downtown Milwaukee. To them, it’s a dream come true and exactly what they want to do with their lives.

Dennis and Leslie reside in Muskego with their 3 year old Bearded Collie Felix and 2 year old Sparky the Wonder Dog.

“We are so fortunate and greatly appreciate the opportunity to take care of your beloved dogs every day – nothing makes us happier!”

Dennis & Leslie, Central Bark Downtown Milwaukee Franchise Owners

Awards & Achievements

Our Family Photo Album

Andres G.

We have been sending our goldendoodle Lio to Central Bark Downtown for about a year now, and he always enjoys his time there. The staff is very friendly and communicate well with the pets’ owners. We highly recommend this place for your fur-babies!

Stacie K.

We have been coming to the Downtown location for about 6weeks with our new puppy Olive and the entire staff has been great loving our little girlie! The staff is super accommodating and just plain awesome! It is a great place to bring your 4-legged loved one!!

Anna M.

My little Sammy has been going to CBD for over a year now!! It’s his favorite place!! Everyone at CBD is amazing, especially Dennis and Elise! They’ve been so good to us

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 […] Read More

Do you offer dog birthday parties?

Yes! We love to celebrate our dog friends’ birthdays. You can rent space in our facility to celebrate, then bring in your treats and decorations. […] Read More

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

How do I Request a Reservation for a Day Care or Sleepover service in my online account?

Step 1: Login Click the “Client Login” option found at the bottom of all pages on our website.  Enter either your email address or phone […] Read More

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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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