Healthy.
Happy.
Whole.

Welcome to Central Bark Philadelphia

There’s a special connection we form with our furry companions, our beloved dogs. We cherish them and strive to provide them with the utmost care and happiness. However, meeting all their needs can pose a challenge. This is where families turn to Central Bark, a trusted haven where dogs receive the affection necessary for their well-being.

At Central Bark Philadelphia, you can rest assured that your dog is enjoying a wonderful day with their pals in a secure and nurturing environment.

Our holistic approach to dog care, known as Whole Dog Care, is designed to promote their overall health and happiness. At the core of this approach lies our Enrichment Dog Day Care program, complemented by services such as boarding, grooming, training, and more. Our mission is simple: to help you and your furry friend experience the best life together.

We know that dogs aren’t merely companions but integral members of the family. That’s why, as fellow dog parents, take immense pride in treating every dog under our care as if they were our own.

Central Bark
Philadelphia

2501 Wharton St suite f,
Philadelphia, PA 19146Get Directions

(267) 861-2275

Closed 8:00 AM – 9:00 AM &
5:00 PM– 6:00 PM
(Drop off/Pick up sleepover dogs only)

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Paris P.
This place was amazing. The staff really cares and treats your animal like family. From the front desk to the groomers they were gentle and caring. The venue was spotless. more than I can say about others in the area, and Very inexpensive for their services. I will continue to [...]
Claude B.
The staff is amazing and the service outstanding. Their skill and the affection they have for all of the dogs is obvious. We have been sending our dog to Central Bark for almost eight years and it just gets better and better as they continue to improve and implement more [...]
Shawn D.
Great owner, with great morals! I would trust her with my dogs in a heart-beat! PA Friends: If you are ever in need of pet-care look no further!
Sarah V.
The staff is outstanding, friendly, and professional. They make me comfortable leaving my fur baby in their care.

Central Bark® Whole Dog Care

Our comprehensive approach to Whole Dog Care provides an array of tailored products and services. They are aimed at enhancing your dog’s physical, mental, and emotional well-being across their lifetime.

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Elevate your dog’s daily routine with customized activities tailored specifically for them, injecting a dash of excitement into each passing day.

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Treat your beloved companion to a luxurious grooming experience designed to bring them joy while ensuring they maintain their optimal appearance.

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Offer your dog a tranquil and cozy getaway with our Dog Boarding service, guaranteeing a serene and pleasurable retreat.

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Peruse through our thoughtfully curated array of premium dog essentials, ranging from nourishing food to delightful toys.

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Deepen your connection with your canine companion through positive reinforcement training sessions and interactive activities.

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Stay equipped with tailored coverage that provides reassurance and assistance for your dog’s medical needs, ensuring peace of mind.

How to get started

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Why do dogs LOVE
Central Bark?

  • It’s all about them – Each dog holds a unique place in our hearts. We customize every day according to your dog’s individual needs and preferences.
  • Total well-being + joy – Your furry friend receives personalized care, engaging activities, and ample rest, fostering their health, happiness, and good behavior both at home and in the community.
  • Understanding canine language – Our team comprises dog enthusiasts trained in our evidence-based positive reinforcement methodology.
  • Safety + hygiene – Ensuring the safety and comfort of our guests is our utmost priority. Rigorous safety protocols and meticulous cleaning procedures guarantee a secure and hygienic environment for your dog every day they spend with us.
  • Dependable affectionate care – For over two decades, families have entrusted Central Bark to enhance their dog’s lives through a tailored blend of individualized attention, play, exercise, socialization, training, relaxation, and love.
  • A lasting connection – It’s incredible how a day apart can strengthen your bond! Your dog returns home content and healthy, alleviating any concerns about leaving them alone for another day.

Dog Day Care. Reimagined.

Central Bark Enrichment Dog Day Care takes dog day care to a whole new level! It combines our industry-leading expertise with the latest dog behavior science and positive dog training principles. Your dog can enjoy a fun and healthy day with the proper amount of play and physical exercise.

a dog playgroup during a sunny day at Central Bark Philadelphia doggy day care center

Flexible Playgroups

Small and large playgroup options allow us to match better your dog’s personality, needs, and preferences with the social atmosphere and amount of play they can enjoy and benefit from most.

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Group Play Skills

Group Play Skills are a fun and rewarding way for dogs to practice important skills like name recall. They also learn behaviors like group sit and calmly going in and out of doors and gates.

a white-brown dog eating out of a treat toy at Central Bark doggy day care center

Rest Period Enrichment

Rest Period Enrichment sessions help dogs achieve a healthy balance. They can relax and recharge in their own private space with calming enrichment toys and healthy foods tailored to their preferences and diet.

Central Bark Philadelphia trainer with a corgi beside her

Enrichment Sessions

Personalized One-on-One Enrichment sessions give the extra attention dogs love and the freedom to use their senses and safely explore their instincts through interactive toys, puzzles, and games.

Frequently Asked Questions

How do you train a puppy?

Whether you’re crate training, leash walking, or 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 avoid punishing your puppy when mistakes happen. 

Central Bark® offers everything you need to help you train your puppy. 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.

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 speaking with a trusted veterinarian and one of our reward-based trainers about how we can best support your dog. 

Make a reservation for your dog’s grooming session

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 avoid punishing your puppy when mistakes happen. 

Potty training a puppy to eliminate outside can take just a few weeks or several months. But it will go more quickly if your training routine is consistent, and you’re consistent about taking your puppy outside every few hours. 

Central Bark® offers everything you need to help you train your puppy. 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
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Can a puppy be boarded?

Yes. We offer sleepovers to puppies and dogs enrolled in our Enrichment Day Care. Sleepovers at Central Bark® provide your dog a calm, relaxing sleepover in a place they can feel comfortable and loved. Because they’re in a familiar place, they can feel less stressed about being away from home (and so will you). A full day of Doggy Day Care is complimentary with your sleepover stay.

Learn more about Sleepovers at Central Bark.

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