West Columbia
Enrichment Dog Day Care 

West Columbia Dog Day Care. Reimagined.

The unique bond you share with your furry friend is truly incomparable. However, the demands of our hectic lives can sometimes make it challenging to meet all their needs for happiness and activity.

This can lead to issues such as loneliness, boredom, weight problems, anxiety, and undesirable behavior at home. That’s where the doggy day care services at Central Bark® West Columbia come into play.

We offer a secure and nurturing environment where your dog can partake in play and learning. Through social interaction, mental stimulation, and physical activity, we foster their overall well-being, ensuring a lifetime of vitality and contentment.

Our primary focus is enhancing your dog’s overall quality of life through canine enrichment. Engaging and enjoyable activities not only improve their problem-solving abilities but also help them acquire new skills and boost their self-confidence.

Rest assured, your dog spends a fulfilling day with their canine companions, providing you with peace of mind. Enrichment Dog Day Care is our specialty, and our approach sets us apart in this endeavor.

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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A Healthy Balanced Day

In our doggy day care service in West Columbia, we provide a harmonious mix of play, physical activity, socialization, educational opportunities, relaxation, and gentle care. Daily routines are tailored to meet your dog’s unique preferences, fostering their overall well-being—physically, mentally, and sensorial.

  • Play, Exercise, and Socialization:
    Keep your dog healthy, happy, and energetic by engaging in physical activities. We offer diverse playgroups tailored for various sizes, both indoors and outdoors, encouraging appropriate social interactions.
  • Rest: Amidst play and socialization, we ensure your dog enjoys ample time to rest, relax, and recharge. Our carefully crafted daily schedule strikes the perfect balance between periods of rest, play, and learning.
  • Learning: Dogs learn from both humans and their fellow canine companions. During your dog’s day care experience, our knowledgeable team will use positive training techniques to encourage safe play and assist your dog in learning appropriate social habits.
  • Affection: Your dog becomes a cherished member of our West Columbia, SC, doggy day care community, receiving abundant love and care while you’re away. By regularly visiting your dog, we establish a close relationship that gives us a profound understanding of their requirements, preferences, and personality. This helps to reassure and calm your dog.

Commitment to Safety

Making sure your dog is safe and well cared for is our top priority. As fellow dog parents, we offer every canine guest the same level of care and attention we provide to our own. Our steadfast commitment revolves around establishing a secure and nurturing environment for all who come into our facility.

Highly Trained and Caring Staff
Facility Design
Deep Cleaning + Disinfection
Health Requirements
Dog Behavior Assessments
Consistent Attendance

Central Bark West Columbia Dog Day Care Features

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Flexible Group Play

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 them a healthy balance of play, rest, and learning and creates a safer social environment with a better quality of play. And our lower dog-to-staff ratios offer more individual attention, education, and love.

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Group Play Skills

Interactive group activities and positive reinforcement help dogs practice important skills like name recall, and behaviors like group sit and calmly going in and out of doors and gates. These activities are fun and rewarding for your dog and help improve behavior and impulse control, prevent overstimulation, and create a safer social environment.

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Rest Period Enrichment

Your dog gets to relax and recharge in their own private space with calming interactive toys and healthy food pairings tailored to their preferences and diet. It promotes physical and mental relaxation which can help them achieve a healthy balance of play, learning, and rest. It can also help them become more comfortable in crates by building positive associations.

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One-on-One Enrichment

Personalized One-on-One Enrichment sessions give your dog the extra attention they love and the freedom to use their senses and safely explore their instincts through interactive toys, puzzles, and games. It’s fun and rewarding and exercise their bodies and minds and engage their senses. Add complexity with fitness and agility equipment. 


Weekly Member Plans

1 day per week 38 (38/day)
2 days per week72 (36/day)
3+ days per week105+ (35/day)
Learn more about our Enrichment Dog Day Care Membership Program.

Member Perks:

  • Preferred scheduling.
  • Reduced pricing for Enrichment Dog Day Care and Dog Boarding.
  • 5% off on all retail purchases, including dog food!
  • Membership plan credits can be used for multiple dogs in the same family and applied toward sleepover stays.


Schedule & Pay As You Go
Reservations are subject to availability.

Additional Services

Behavior Assessment
One-time, nonrefundable fee due on the first visit. All dogs must pass a behavior assessment and attend at least once per week for enrollment in our day care program.

Training & Enrichment Add-ons

Training Tutor
One-on-one training session during your dog’s visit to practice important cues and behavior skills. Memberships available.
One-on-One Enrichment
Personalized session during your dog’s visit with interactive toys, puzzles, and games to exercise your dog’s body and mind.
Rest Period Enrichment
Private space with calming interactive food toy to help your dog achieve a healthy balance of activity and rest.
If you have any concerns about food sensitivities or destructive tendencies, please speak to an associate at the front desk to discuss available options. All sales are final.

Additional fees may apply for special requests (i.e., meds, food packaging, etc.).
Late fees apply after business hours.
Prepaid memberships are nonrefundable and expire. All sales are final.

Frequently Asked Questions

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 them a healthy balance of play, rest, and learning and creates a safer social environment with a better quality of play. And our lower dog-to-staff ratios offer more individual attention, education, and love.

Learn more about Enrichment Doggy Day Care.

Are there outdoor play areas?

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

Can I see the complete facilities where my dog will be staying?

Of course! You are welcome to visit and tour the center before enrolling. Please visit our locations section to find the Central Bark Doggy Day Care location that is nearest to you.

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.

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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.