Welcome to Central Bark Hudson Valley Poughkeepsie New York

Our dogs are our best friends, and we want to make sure they’re happy and healthy. But sometimes it’s hard to do everything they need. That’s why people trust Central Bark.

At Central Bark Poughkeepsie, dogs get lots of love and care in a safe place. We have a special way of taking care of dogs called Whole Dog Care. It’s all about making sure your dog is healthy and happy their whole life.

We have fun programs like Enrichment Dog Day Care, plus other services like boarding, grooming, and training. Our goal is to help you and your dog have the best life together.

We treat dogs like they’re part of our family because we know they are. We’re dog parents too, so we understand how important dogs are. That’s why we take care of each dog like they’re our own.


Central Bark
Hudson Valley Poughkeepsie New York

15 Burnett Boulevard at Plaza 44 Shopping Center,
Poughkeepsie, NY 12603Get Directions


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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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Make your dog’s daily routine more exciting with activities designed just for them, adding a bit of fun to each day.

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Give your beloved pet a luxurious grooming experience to keep them happy and looking their best.

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Give your dog a peaceful and cozy retreat with our Dog Boarding service, ensuring they have a relaxing getaway.

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Explore our selection of high-quality dog products, including food and toys, to keep them healthy and entertained.

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Strengthen your bond with your furry friend through positive training sessions and fun activities.

Why do dogs LOVE
Central Bark of Poughkeepsie?

  • It’s made just for them – Every dog is unique. We plan each day according to what your dog likes and needs.
  • We care about their overall health and happiness – Your dog will get all the attention, playtime, and rest they need to be healthy, happy, and well-behaved both at home and in the community.
  • Our staff understand dogs – Our Poughkeepsie team members are experts in dog behavior and are trained to use positive methods to make sure your dog feels comfortable and happy.
  • We keep things safe and clean – Your dog’s safety and well-being are our main priorities. We have strict safety rules and cleaning routines to make sure your dog stays healthy and happy while they’re with us.
  • Families trust us – For over 20 years, Central Bark has been helping dogs live their best lives. We know just how to give your dog the right mix of attention, play, exercise, socialization, training, rest, and love.
  • Strengthening your bond with your dog – Even a day apart can bring you closer. When your dog comes home from Central Bark, they’ll be happy and healthy, and you won’t have to worry about leaving them alone.

Dog Day Care. Reimagined.

Central Bark Enrichment Dog Day Care in Poughkeepsie is a step up from regular dog day care! We use our top-notch knowledge and the newest science on dog behavior to make it special. Your dog will have a great day just for them, with lots of play, exercise, socializing, training, and rest. This mix helps them stay healthy, happy, and well-rounded.

a dog playgroup during a sunny day at Central Bark Poughkeepsie 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, and behaviors like group sit and calmly going in and out of doors and gates.

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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 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

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 playdates to birthdays to Barkmitzvas. You can rent the space or have us plan and run your entire event. 

Contact us to schedule your dog’s party! 

How much does dog training cost?

With a variety of training solutions available, training costs depend upon what kind of training you and your dog need. 

Central Bark® offers everything you need to help you train your new puppy or older dog. Including group classes and Training Tutor sessions that can take place during day care. Our expert training and classes help you, and your dog learn and bond together. 

Learn more about our training classes.

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 do I enroll in Central Bark Doggy Day Care?

It’s easy! Just find your local store and click Enroll Now to create your online account and complete our online registration form or call the location to speak with an associate.

To speed up the registration process, please have available: veterinarian contact information, an emergency contact (other than yourself or your partner), pet information & medical history, and credit card information (optional). We will ask you a series of questions about your dog’s training and social history. These questions help us get to know them and provide the best care possible.

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