Welcome to Central Bark® Oakdale

The bond we share with our furry best friends is unparalleled. Our love for our dogs drives us to provide them with the best possible life. However, meeting all their needs can be challenging. That’s why families rely on Central Bark Oakdale, where dogs receive love and care.

When you entrust your dog to Central Bark Oakdale, you can rest assured that they’re enjoying a fantastic day with their friends.

Our comprehensive whole dog care approach is dedicated to nurturing and enhancing your dog’s overall health. At the core of this approach is our Enrichment Dog Day Care program.

Additionally, we provide services such as dog boarding, dog grooming, market, training, and more. Our mission is to help you and your dog share the best life possible.

We proudly serve the east metro suburbs of Ramsey and Washington Counties, encompassing Oakdale, Woodbury, Maplewood, North Saint Paul, White Bear Lake, and Lake Elmo.

Central Bark

3115 Hadley Ave N,
Oakdale, MN 55128Get Directions

(651) 528-6974

Open Today 6:30 AM – 6:30 PM

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Central Bark Oakdale Whole Dog Care

Our comprehensive approach to whole dog care provides an array of enjoyable and personalized products and services. These will support your dog’s physical, mental, and emotional well-being throughout their entire life.

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Enhance your dog’s daily routine with tailored activities designed just for them, adding excitement to each day.

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Indulge your furry friend in grooming and delightful experiences crafted to bring them joy and maintain their best appearance.

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Provide your dog with a serene and comfortable retreat through our Dog Boarding service, ensuring a relaxing and enjoyable stay.

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Explore our carefully chosen selection of high-quality dog essentials, including food, treats, toys, and more, aimed at keeping them healthy.

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Strengthen your bond with your dog through positive training and engaging activities that teach essential skills and promote good behavior.

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Stay prepared with personalized protection that offers peace of mind and support with your dog’s veterinary needs.

How to get started

  1. Click Request Appointment
  2. Register Online
  3. We’ll contact you to help
    schedule your first visit

Why do dogs LOVE
Central Bark?

  • Tailored Just for Them – Each dog is unique, and we customize every day to meet your dog’s individual needs.
  • Overall Health + Happiness – Your dog receives personalized attention, engaging activities, and adequate rest. Doing so promotes their well-being, happiness, and good behavior both at home and in the community.
  • We Understand Dogs – Our team consists of dog experts with specialized training in our science-based positive reinforcement approach.
  • Safe + Clean Environment – The safety and well-being of all our guests rank as our top priority. Our thorough safety protocols and cleaning procedures ensure your dog’s well-being and health every day they spend with us.
  • Reliable Loving Care – For over two decades, families have placed their trust in Central Bark to enhance their dogs’ lives. We provide a balanced mix of personalized attention, play, exercise, socialization, training, rest, and love.
  • A Lifelong Connection – It’s incredible how a day apart can strengthen your bond! Your dog returns home happy and healthy, relieving you of any worries about them being alone at home.

Frequently Asked Questions

What should I bring to Doggy Day Care?

Once you have enrolled, we will need a copy of your dog’s vaccination records, which you can upload to your online account or bring with you on your scheduled first day. We also ask that your dog comes in on a regular 6-foot flat leash (no retractable or flexi-leads in the lobby) and a quick-release collar. Not sure what a quick-release collar is? No problem! We’ll be happy to show you on your first day. If your dog usually wears a harness while walking, you’re welcome to bring that as well.

If your dog typically eats a midday meal, you can bring it in an airtight container clearly labeled with your dog’s first and last names. 

Learn more about Enrichment Doggy Day Care.

How do you train a dog?

No matter how long you’ve had your dog, it’s possible to teach them new skills and tricks. 

Whether you’re crate training, leash walking, or potty training your dog, consistency is key. It’s crucial to establish a routine, practice positive reinforcement, supervise your dog (especially when potty training), and avoid punishing when mistakes happen.  

Central Bark® offers everything you need to help you train your dog. We offer expert training and classes so you and your puppy can learn and bond together.  

Learn more about our training classes.

Visit our Dog Blog for more helpful tips.

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

Step 1: Login

  1. Click the “Client Login” option found at the bottom of all pages on our website. 
  2. Enter either your email address or phone number that you signed up with 
  3. Click “continue logging in”
  4. Then enter your password and click “Sign In”

Step 2: Request Services

You will now see the page below. From this page you can do a number of things along with requesting a reservation from the drop downs including editing your information, editing your pet’s info, adding/removing pets, checking your package credits, purchasing package credits, and adding/editing/changing photos.

  1. Click the blue “request services” button 
  2. In the popup window, click the “Book Day Care or Sleepover Now!” button 

Step 3:  Select a Service Type

  1. Scroll down past the notes (after you have read them) until you get to the “Details” section. 
  2. Click on the drop-down in the “Type” row and choose your reservation type. 
  3. Note: Grooming requests cannot be made through the customer portal. Please call your local store to schedule an appointment.

Step 4: Make Your Reservation Request

  1. Choose the pet or pets you would like to add to this reservation 
  2. Choose the date you are looking for 
  3. You may edit the drop-off and pick-up time from within our open hours, if you know those approximations 
  • You can set up “recurring dates” for the same day/days each week for a timeframe 
  • You can add additional reservations for other days at the same time. 

Step 5: Add-on Services and Notes

  1. You may add any additional services (such as enrichment training, training tutor, special meals (outside of lunch), salon and spa services, etc, to their reservation. 
  2. You may add any notes that you would like us to see in the notes box 
  3. You may run an estimate for the total cost of your reservation request (please note that the charges for “additional services” such as salon and spa, may vary from the default that shows in the estimate) 
  4. Once you have added everything you want, click “Save” in the lower right corner 

Your Done!

You should see the page below if everything went through correctly. You will get an email confirmation when your reservation has been accepted and confirmed, if you are added to a waitlist, or if it is denied. 

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 them a healthy balance of play, rest, and learning and creates a safer social environment with a better quality of play. And our lower dog-to-staff ratios offer more individual attention, education, and love.

Learn more about Enrichment Doggy Day Care.

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