Central Bark Cares

At Central Bark®, it’s our mission to nurture, enrich, and inspire lives. Bringing whole health, happiness, and unconditional love to each dog, family, and community, we serve to create a happier, healthier, more loving, and peaceful world.

That’s why we’re dedicated to supporting our local Milwaukee Westside community. For over 20 years, the Central Bark franchise system has supported local dog rescue, fostering, and adoption organizations and charities in cities throughout the country. We also provide community education through our Central Bark Bite Prevention School Program and responsible pet care and positive canine development. Central Bark Milwaukee Westside is independently owned and operated. As small business owners ourselves, we’re committed to supporting independently owned small local businesses that bring us together and help our community thrive.

“It is in our DNA to give back to the community. Passion, compassion, respect, and integrity are our core values and guiding principles. Being active in our community is part of that.”

Jackie Jordan & Chris Gaba, Co-founders of Barkley Ventrures, Inc
and the Central Bark franchise system

We Proudly Support

Milwaukee Westside & Milwaukee Dog Resources

Milwaukee Westside and Milwaukee area resources for pet parents.

Granville Dog Park

11718 Good Hope Rd, Milwaukee, WI 53224

Estabrook Dog Park 

Oak Leaf Trail, Milwaukee, WI 53217

Integrative Veterinary Service

21180 W Capitol Dr, Brookfield, WI 53072
(262) 465-6801
https://www.integrativeveterinaryservice.com/

Brown Deer Animal Hospital LLC

8745 N 51st St, Milwaukee, WI 53223
(414) 355-2603
http://www.browndeeranimalhosp.com/

Wisconsin Humane Society

4500 W Wisconsin Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53208
(414) 264-6257
https://www.wihumane.org/

Humane Animal Welfare Society – HAWS of Waukesha County

 701 Northview Rd, Waukesha, WI 53188
(262) 542-8851
https://hawspets.org/

Aimee W.

We love Central Bark Westside. Our two dogs get such good care there. They play so hard and then sleep so well when they get home. The staff is amazing! They are professional and friendly and so flexible. Thank you Central Bark!

Frequently Asked Questions

How are staff trained and what behavior management tools do they use in a playgroup?

Our staff is trained in dog body language and positive playgroup management techniques to respond proactively to help avoid issues between dogs. These tools include praise, treats, and work on important Group Play Skills daily like name recall, group sits, and going calmly in and out of doorways and gates. If […]

How long does it take to potty train a puppy?

When potty training your pup, consistency is key. It’s crucial to establish a routine, practice positive reinforcement, supervise your puppy (especially when potty training), and avoiding punishing your puppy when mistakes happen.  Potty training a puppy to eliminate outside can take just a few weeks or several months. But it […]

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, […]

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. […]

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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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