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Welcome to Central Bark Tampa – Dog Day Care Services

As a dedicated dog guardian, the unique bond you share with your furry companion is truly extraordinary. Your unwavering commitment to their well-being, even in the face of challenges, is unmatched. That’s where Central Bark Tampa steps in, extending a supportive paw to ensure the best for your beloved canine friend. Trust us to provide top-notch care, ensuring their happiness, health, and overall contentment.

When you bring your pup to Central Bark in Tampa, FL, you’ll experience a sense of tranquility. Here, they can enjoy quality time with their furry pals in a secure and nurturing environment. We take immense pride in serving the Tampa, FL community.

Furthermore, our holistic approach to your dog’s well-being puts their health and happiness first. We like to call it “Enrichment Dog Day Care.” Additionally, we offer a variety of services, including dog boarding, grooming, training, and more. All are designed to ensure that you and your four-legged friend live your best lives together.

Understanding that your dog is a cherished member of your family, we, as fellow dog parents, treat each dog as if they were our own. Rest assured that your furry friend will receive nothing less than exceptional care here!

Central Bark
Tampa

14623 N Nebraska Ave,
Tampa, FL 33613Get Directions

(813) 979-1123

Open Today 7:00 AM – 6:30 PM

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Kelisha M.
I love this place! Alexis had been grooming my dog Celine for a couple years now & she’s the best! She also puts color on her that everyone loves!
Martin M.
Barry has the best time here and I love the photos I get of him. Very quickly they learned my face and my dog and never once felt like I was just another customer. Prompt, responsive, nice, and caring staff and facility.
Kelly K.
This place is magical. Alexis, the groomer, works wonders and the whole staff is so wonderful. They treat my dog like he is their dog, they are so caring and professional. My dog is groomed there and recently started attending daycare, and I am excited to bring him back!
Ashley P.
I almost don't want to leave this review, because I am worried everyone will want to come to her! But I have to say Alexis is hands down the BEST dog groomer we have ever been to.
Myrna E.
My dog is always so excited to go to Day Care which makes me happy and gives me a peace of mind. The staff is really friendly and helpful with any question I might have. I absolutely love to see the pictures and videos in social media. The location is [...]

Central Bark Tampa Whole Dog Care

At Central Bark in Tampa, FL, we’re all about giving your precious pup the best care possible. Our dedication is unwavering when it comes to providing top-notch treatment for your furry companion. Through our comprehensive Whole Dog Care approach, we focus on your dog’s overall well-being—tending to their physical, mental, and emotional health. Discover our customized services and offerings designed to enhance your dog’s quality of life, making every moment even more delightful!

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Our goal is to enhance your dog’s daily experience through personalized activities, adding an extra dose of excitement to each day.

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Pamper your cherished furry friend with carefully curated grooming sessions and delightful interactions.

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Opt for our Dog Boarding service to provide your dog with a serene and cozy retreat, ensuring a peaceful and restful stay.

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Explore an exclusive selection of essential dog products, including food, treats, toys, and more.

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Strengthen your bond with your dog by engaging in constructive training and captivating activities that instill essential skills.

How to get started

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Why Do Dogs LOVE
Central Bark Tampa?

At Central Bark Tampa, FL, we get what dogs want and need, and that’s why they love us! Here’s why:

  • Tailored Experiences: Treat your dog to individually crafted days that cater to their specific needs and preferences.
  • Complete Well-Being: Prioritize your dog’s overall health, happiness, and positive behavior with our commitment to personalized care, tailored activities, and ample rest, both at home and within the community.
  • Canine Communication: Benefit from our highly trained team that employs a science-based, positive reinforcement approach to effectively understand and interact with dogs.
  • Safety and Cleanliness: Rest easy knowing we prioritize the highest standards of safety and hygiene, implementing rigorous protocols and maintaining thorough cleaning routines.
  • Trusted Affectionate Care: With over two decades of enriching dogs’ lives, Central Bark offers a harmonious blend of attention, play, exercise, socialization, training, relaxation, and affection.
  • Lasting Bonds: Experience the remarkable connections that a day at Central Bark can nurture! Your dog will return home content and in excellent health, easing any concerns about leaving them alone.

Dog Day Care. Reimagined.

Experience a new level of dog care with our Enrichment Dog Day Care, going beyond conventional approaches by incorporating the latest insights from dog behavior science and positive training methods. Spoil your furry friend with a tailored day filled with joy, including play, stimulation, socializing, training, relaxation, and affection.

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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.

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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 dog day care?

Dog day care gives dogs a fun place to play with their friends while their owners are busy at home and work.

At Central Bark®, doggy daycare is our specialty, and nobody does it quite like us. We don’t just give dogs a place to play. We create a personalized program of activities that optimize your dog’s whole health – their physical, mental, and emotional well-being. 

Central Bark goes beyond a traditional doggy day care with our unique Whole Dog Care philosophy. Our personalized approach helps enrich your dog’s whole health and well-being throughout their entire life so you can enjoy a healthy, happy, and loving life together.

The heart of our whole dog care approach is our Enrichment Doggy Day Care program. We combine Central Bark’s industry-leading doggy day care expertise with the latest dog behavior science. Our mission is to give dogs a balanced blend of exercise, social group play, learning, rest, and TLC. To help your dog be a healthy, happy, calm, and well-rounded member of your family.

Learn more about Enrichment Doggy Day Care.

What does dog grooming include?

Your dog deserves to be pampered. Our full-service dog grooming salon is fully equipped to include anything from a simple brush-out or bath to a full spa day, a grooming session. 

All dogs are unique. Just like humans, your dog deserves personalized grooming for their size, breed, coat type, and condition. Please ask an associate for details.

Make a reservation for your dog’s grooming session

What is Stay-n-Play?

Our Stay-n-Play program offers boarding for dogs that have not enrolled in our day care program. Each overnight guest gets a restful night’s sleep, followed by a day of play, exercise, and plenty of TLC from our staff. Stay-n-Play guests sleep and play in their own designated areas. 

Learn more about our Stay-n-Play boarding service.

Are the management and staff mature, knowledgeable, courteous, professional and patient at all times?

We have a team of very qualified individuals here at Central Bark®, including managers who are certified in Canine First Aid and CPR.

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