About Central Bark Oak Creek

Matt and Ashley are the proud multi-unit owner operators of Central Bark Oak Creek and Sussex. Their passion for animals began at a young age while helping to care for their family and neighbor’s pets, volunteering at local shelters, and participating in a range of canine behavior training courses. Matt and Ashley’s love story started over a decade ago after their late and treasured pup, Zeus, brought them together. Fast forward and add their spunky rescue pittie mix, Tank, who further inspired them to dream BIG and become owners of their own doggy daycare in 2017. They reside in Waukesha County with Tank and their young son Blake.

Matt attended trade school at MATC where he spent several years as a specialized mechanic for Mercedes Benz. In February 2018 Matt shifted to Central Bark full time where his attention to detail, trade skills, and innate bond with dogs were quickly rewarded. Ashley has a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Marquette University and her professional work experience includes over 10 years in the Financial Service sector where she earned her PMP, CISA, and ITIL credentials. Ashley’s school and work experience transferred well into ownership and helping to oversee the back-end operations. As business professionals, Matt and Ashley appreciate the value of continued education and professional standards.

It is their mission to offer a clean, safe, and healthy place to nurture and inspire each dog they meet. By employing the Central Bark methodology and with the help of their trained team, they continuously work to enrich the bond between dogs and their families.

“Love is a four-legged word. The Central Bark Oak Creek team commits to sharing the same unconditional love for your four-legged kids every day while promoting a fun and safe energy outlet in a social, dog friendly environment.”

Matt & Ashley, Central Bark Oak Creek Franchise Owners

Awards & Achievements

Our Family Photo Album

Joey J.

I am not sure who loves Central Bark Oak Creek more, me or George. I cannot say enough great things about the staff. I could give them praise for days. They truly care about your fur baby. I highly recommend Central Bark Oak Creek!

Frequently Asked Questions

Does someone stay overnight at dog boarding?

No. After a day of play, most dogs settle quietly to their crate or luxury den and sleep through the night. Most Central Bark stores […] Read More

Do you offer dog parties?

Yes! We love to celebrate our friends’ special days. You can schedule space in our facility to celebrate important moments in your dog’s life, from […] Read More

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 […] Read More

What is the best way to train a dog?

After decades of experience, we know that reward-based training is the most humane and effective way to train dogs and address unwanted behaviors. With reward-based […] 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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