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

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

(267) 861-2275

Open Today 6:45 AM – 6:30 PM

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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

What is the best dog food?

The best dog food will vary depending on each dog’s dietary requirements, medical needs, breed, and personal preferences. 

Every item in our Central Bark® Market is specially selected to enhance your dog’s physical health and nutrition and provide enrichment, happiness, and comfort. We can help you choose from our selection of healthy and nutritious food that will give your pup the energy they need for a whole and happy life.

Call your local store or visit our Market today!

Are there outdoor play areas?

Central Bark® has outdoor facilities complete with swimming pools and cooling systems for the summer.

Why choose doggy day care for your dog?

There’s no bond like the one between our furry best friends and us. We love our dogs and want to give them the best life possible. But it can be challenging to fulfill all their needs to stay healthy and happy for a lifetime. Doggy day care gives pups a place to play and learn in a safe environment, with the socialization, mental stimulation, and physical exercise their minds and bodies need to stay healthy for a lifetime. 

  • Dogs get to socialize. Dogs are social creatures. Positive experiences with new humans, new dogs, and new environments are essential to a well-rounded pup.
  • Dogs learn social skills. Dogs learn from other dogs – they’re always teaching each other what is (and isn’t) appropriate social behavior. Doggy day care staff can also help support safe play and practice healthy social behaviors.
  • Dogs get more exercise. Exercise helps your dog maintain a healthy weight and muscle tone while improving their mood and providing a healthy outlet for their physical and mental energy, meaning they can be more relaxed at home.  
  • Dogs get human attention. Your dog will get the care and love they need while you’re at work or school.  
  • Parents get a break. Doggy day care can give you a day off from responsibilities, while your dog gets what they need to be a healthier, more well-adjusted pet.

Learn more about Enrichment Doggy Day Care.

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 training, you can build a loving, trusting bond that enhances your relationship with your dog for a lifetime of happiness.

Positive reward-based techniques help puppies and dogs develop essential life skills and behaviors that will enrich their lives at home and day care. These methods set dogs up to succeed and reward them for performing desired behaviors. Rewards are tailored to the dog’s preferences and include food treats, time to play with a favorite toy, or verbal praise. 

Learn more about our training classes.

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