Welcome to Central Bark West Columbia – Doggy Day Care Services

As a devoted dog parent, the extraordinary bond you share with your furry friend is truly special. Your unwavering dedication to their well-being, even in the face of challenges, is unparalleled. That’s where Central Bark steps in, offering a supportive paw to ensure the best for your beloved dog. Count on us to provide top-notch care, ensuring their happiness, health, and overall contentment.

When you bring your dog to Central Bark in West Columbia, SC, you’ll discover a sense of tranquility. Here, they can enjoy quality time with their canine pals in a secure and nurturing environment. We take great pride in serving the West Columbia community.

Moreover, our holistic approach to your dog’s well-being prioritizes their health and happiness. We like to refer to it as “Enrichment Doggy Day Care.” Additionally, we provide a range of services, including dog boarding, grooming, training, and more, all crafted to ensure that you and your four-legged friend live your best lives together.

Recognizing that your dog is a cherished family member, 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
West Columbia

2931 Augusta Rd,
West Columbia, SC 29170Get Directions

(803) 866-2275

Open Today 7:00 AM – 6:30 PM

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Central Bark West Columbia Whole Dog Care

At Central Bark in West Columbia, SC, our primary goal is to ensure your beloved doggy receives the finest care. We are steadfast in our commitment to delivering exceptional treatment for your furry friend. With our holistic Whole Dog Care approach, we prioritize your dog’s complete well-being, addressing their physical, mental, and emotional health. Explore our tailor-made services and offerings crafted to elevate your dog’s quality of life, making every moment even more enjoyable!

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Elevate your dog’s daily routine with personalized activities, injecting an extra dose of excitement into each day.

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

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Opt for our Sleepover 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, thoughtfully chosen to improve their well-being and

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

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Stay prepared with tailored coverage that offers peace of mind and assists in addressing your dog’s veterinary needs.

How to get started

  1. Click Request Appointment
  2. Register Online
  3. We’ll contact you to help
    schedule your first visit

Why Do Dogs Love Central Bark West Columbia, SC?

At Central Bark West Columbia, SC, we understand dogs’ desires and necessities, and that’s why they adore us! Here’s why:

  • Tailored Experiences: Indulge your dog in 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. We implement rigorous protocols and maintain 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.

Doggy Day Care. Reimagined.

Elevate your dog’s care experience with our Enrichment Day Care, surpassing conventional approaches by integrating the latest insights from dog behavior science and positive training methods. Indulge your furry friend in a personalized day brimming with happiness, featuring play, mental 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 does a dog groomer do?

Our expert groomers always aim to help your dog feel as calm and relaxed as possible during bathing and grooming, making it an experience they can enjoy and look forward to. 

At Central Bark, we offer a wide array of services customized to your dog, including:

  • Dog baths
  • Dog grooming
  • Dog ear cleaning
  • Dog teeth brushing
  • Dog nail trims
  • Dog deshed treatments
  • Dog brush outs
  • Dog gland expressions
  • And more

Make a reservation for your dog’s grooming session

How do I Request a Reservation for a Day Care or Sleepover service in my online account?

Step 1: Login

  1. Click the “Client Login” option found at the bottom of all pages on our website. 
  2. Enter either your email address or phone number that you signed up with 
  3. Click “continue logging in”
  4. Then enter your password and click “Sign In”

Step 2: Request Services

You will now see the page below. From this page you can do a number of things along with requesting a reservation from the drop downs including editing your information, editing your pet’s info, adding/removing pets, checking your package credits, purchasing package credits, and adding/editing/changing photos.

  1. Click the blue “request services” button 
  2. In the popup window, click the “Book Day Care or Sleepover Now!” button 

Step 3:  Select a Service Type

  1. Scroll down past the notes (after you have read them) until you get to the “Details” section. 
  2. Click on the drop-down in the “Type” row and choose your reservation type. 
  3. Note: Grooming requests cannot be made through the customer portal. Please call (803) 866-2275 to schedule an appointment.

Step 4: Make Your Reservation Request

  1. Choose the pet or pets you would like to add to this reservation 
  2. Choose the date you are looking for 
  3. You may edit the drop-off and pick-up time from within our open hours, if you know those approximations 
  • You can set up “recurring dates” for the same day/days each week for a timeframe 
  • You can add additional reservations for other days at the same time. 

Step 5: Add-on Services and Notes

  1. You may add any additional services (such as enrichment training, training tutor, special meals (outside of lunch), salon and spa services, etc, to their reservation. 
  2. You may add any notes that you would like us to see in the notes box 
  3. You may run an estimate for the total cost of your reservation request (please note that the charges for “additional services” such as salon and spa, may vary from the default that shows in the estimate) 
  4. Once you have added everything you want, click “Save” in the lower right corner 

Your Done!

You should see the page below if everything went through correctly. You will get an email confirmation when your reservation has been accepted and confirmed, if you are added to a waitlist, or if it is denied. 

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

Does the center maintain the same policy for sleepovers?

Central Bark® reserves sleepover services exclusively for dogs accepted into the day care program, so the same policies do apply. Our Stay-n-Play program (available at participating locations) offers boarding services for dogs that have not enrolled in our day care program.

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