Central Bark Cares

At Central Bark®, it’s our mission to nurture, enrich, and inspire lives. Bringing whole health, happiness, and unconditional love to each dog, family, and community, we serve to create a happier, healthier, more loving, and peaceful world.

That’s why we’re dedicated to supporting our local Rochester community. For over 20 years, the Central Bark franchise system has supported local dog rescue, fostering, and adoption organizations and charities in cities throughout the country. We also provide community education through our Central Bark Bite Prevention School Program and responsible pet care and positive canine development. Central Bark Rochester is independently owned and operated. As small business owners ourselves, we’re committed to supporting independently owned small local businesses that bring us together and help our community thrive.

“It is in our DNA to give back to the community. Passion, compassion, respect, and integrity are our core values and guiding principles. Being active in our community is part of that.”

Jackie Jordan & Chris Gaba, Co-founders of Barkley Ventrures, Inc
and the Central Bark franchise system

We Proudly Support

Rochester & Olmsted Dog Resources

Rochester and Olmsted area resources for pet parents.

Home2Suites by Hilton
(Pet friendly hotel)

(507) 361-4200
https://www.hilton.com/en/hotels/rsththt-home2-suites-rochester-mayo-clinic-area/

Local pet friendly accommodations

Pet friendly Airbnb

Blue Pearl Pet Hospital
(Emergency Vet)

(507) 424-3976
https://bluepearlvet.com/hospital/rochester-mn/

Paws and Claws Humane Society

(507) 288-7226
https://www.pawsandclaws.org/wpweb/

Pawsabilities
(Dog training)

(507) 624-0190
https://pawsabilitiesmn.com/

Jean & Carl Frank Canine Park

1839 Pinewood Rd SE, 
Rochester, MN 55904

River Road Dog Park

6253 W River Rd NW, 
Rochester, MN

The Family Fido
(Dog training/behavior consults)

(507) 358-7829 https://www.thefamilyfido.com/

Kalan S

Central Bark is the epitome of Top Notch. From ownership to employees, their biggest focus and concern is the health and happiness of your dog. The Enrichment Day Care program helps your dog grow and improve everyday. Lola is a big fan of the treats and dog food options but most importantly, she loves her Packers jersey from Central Bark!

Angela H

Amazing, friendly staff who go above and beyond for the dogs and their owners. Locally owned with Midwest service and hospitality

Rhonda A

Bow wow everybody. My name is Petey and I have to tell you that I have the best time at Central Bark! I get so excited when mom tells me I get to go play I nearly break the glass door trying to get in. I’ve met a lot of cool dogs since coming here. They are all so friendly and some of the girls are quite the lookers, if you know what I mean...Woof! When I get home I’m so exhausted from play all I want is a cool drink, food ( of course), some playtime with my toys and then off to La La Land I go. I have to admit I’m mighty fond of all my handlers. They treat me really special...don’t tell my mom but I actually have a crush on a couple of them. If you are looking for a special place where your fur baby can romp and play with the very best of supervision and the most wonderful people ever then Central Bark is the place for you. Just tell them Petey sent you😜

Becky M

Everything about Central Bark in Rochester is excellent. The staff are so welcoming and accommodating. Christine the groomer is simply fantastic and not only loves our pup, but is a skilled and careful groomer. Our pup needs special grooming to ensure she stays mat and tangle free. Christine is knowledgeable about her coat and always asks good questions. We love spa day!

Caroline B.

My Poppy gets so excited when she knows she is going to Central Bark! Lenny and all his staff are great! I think they love her as much as I do!

Frequently Asked Questions

What products do you sell?

Shop the Central Bark® Market for the best choices in healthy and nutritious food, treats, toys, training aids, and dog lifestyle products and apparel. Every […]

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 […]

How much do dog parties cost?

The cost of your party depends on what you need to celebrate your occasion. You can rent space in our facility to celebrate, then bring […]

What are Rest Period Enrichments?

Rest periods can be paired with fun and interactive food toys (like a frozen peanut butter Kong) to create a rest period enrichment activity for […]

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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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