Milwaukee Downtown
Dog Grooming & Spa

Help your dog look and feel their best

There’s nothing like snuggling with your dog when they’re soft and clean and smell nice. We offer everything you need to keep your dog clean, healthy, and comfortable at the Central Bark® Milwaukee Downtown Dog Salon & Spa. From a simple bath to an elaborate grooming treatment, our expert groomers focus on creating a calm and relaxing experience your dog can enjoy. Enrichment activities can be added to help your dog relax even more and during their spa day.

All dogs are unique. Just like humans, your dog deserves personalized grooming for their size, breed, coat type, and condition. For this reason, prices, products, and services vary. Please ask an associate for details.

Central Bark
Milwaukee Downtown

420 S 1st St,
Milwaukee, WI 53204Get Directions

(414) 347-9612

Open Today 7:00 AM – 6:30 PM

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Our Groomer

Axe Graves

Taking care of animals has been my passion since I was a child. My mother took in rescue animals all through my adolescence teaching me that opening one’s heart to making the lives of animals is a wonderful responsibility with so many beautiful rewards. I have spent a lot of my life working with rescue organizations, fostering, and rehabilitation. I have been working in grooming now for a little over three years, starting with bathing, working up to groomers assistant through an apprenticeship, then gaining my pet stylist certification through Petco. I now have this amazing opportunity with Central Bark to work with fellow dog lovers surrounding myself with the enrichment and fulfillment of many of Milwaukee’s absolute finest pups. When I’m not at work, I’m at home with my three furry babies- Fenrir is a blue nose Pitbull, a rescue from New Orleans, Commissioner Gordon, a Shepard/sheltie mix, and Charles Xavier, a Chihuahua foster that is now a part of our family forever. My life is better with them in it, we have movie marathons together, go on weekend trips together, and of course we take turns barking at any kid that comes by on a skateboard… I am truly blessed to have a beautiful cornucopia of canine kids to dote on both at home and now with Central Bark!

Pampered Pups

So fresh. So clean.

Enjoy cuddling with your soft, clean, healthy, and happy pup.


Dog Spa Baths

Spa Bath
Bath, nails, ears, blow dry, and brush out.
40 & Up

Dog Grooming

Mini Groom
Spa Bath and a foot, face and sanitary trim.
60 & Up
Full Groom
Spa Bath, nail trim, ear cleaning, blow out, brush out, and a full body haircut.
70 & Up

À La Carte

Nail Trim20
Dremel Nail Trim
Uses a Dremel tool for a smoother finish.
Ear Cleaning15
Teeth Brushing15
Gland Expression20
Furminator™ Deshed Treatment
Add onto any package. Reduces shedding 60-80%.
20 & Up
Furminator™ Deshed Treatment
Reduces shedding 60-80%.
Price Based on Dog
Specialty Shampoo/Conditioner10 & Up

Prices of Salon & Spa services may vary depending on the dog’s age, coat, behavior, weight, and frequency of service. A quote can be provided at the time of drop off for service. Additional services are available upon request. All sales are final.

*We require pets to provide proof of their Rabies, DHPP & Bordetella for grooming services. Please send them to or fax it to us at 414-347-9620*

Frequently Asked Questions

What should I look for in a dog groomer?

An essential characteristic of a dog groomer is someone who makes you and your dog feel safe and comfortable. Other things to look for: Certifications – Groomers don’t need a license or certification to work. Still, these accreditations are often signs that the groomer has the necessary training and experience to […]

How much does it cost to get a dog groomed?

All dogs are different, and like humans, your dog deserves grooming customized to their size, breed, and level of attention. For this reason, prices may vary by service and location. Learn more about our Dog Salon & Spa

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 […]

What is dog grooming?

Dog grooming helps keep your dog clean, healthy, and comfortable. It can include anything from a simple brush-out or bath to a full spa day, complete with a grooming session and nail care.  All dogs are unique. Just like humans, your dog deserves personalized grooming for their size, breed, coat type, […]

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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.