More Dog Services
in West Columbia

Because dogs aren’t like family. They are family.

Our beloved canine companions bring immense joy into our lives, and in return, they deserve nothing but the finest care. That’s why we provide a comprehensive range of services tailored to each stage of your pup’s journey, ensuring enduring well-being, happiness, and companionship for both you and your dog.

In our establishment, we acknowledge the special bond you share with your cherished furry friend. To deepen this connection, we go above and beyond, offering a meticulously crafted spectrum of services for every phase of your pup’s journey.

From the lively puppy years to the serene senior moments, our offerings are designed to ensure a continuum of well-being, boundless happiness, and lasting companionship.

Understanding that each dog is unique, with evolving needs, our services are thoughtfully curated to adapt to your pup’s changing requirements. Whether it’s puppy socialization, expert grooming, specialized training, or a comfortable stay in our boarding facilities, we cover every aspect of your dog’s life.

Our dedicated team of professionals, fueled by a genuine love for dogs, is committed to delivering more than just services – we aim to create experiences that resonate with the joy and fulfillment of having a canine companion.

Through our comprehensive range of offerings, we strive to be a constant support in your pup’s journey, ensuring they lead a life filled with health, happiness, and the unwavering companionship they wholeheartedly deserve.

Because to us, your dog isn’t just a pet; they are a beloved member of your family, and it’s our privilege to contribute to their well-being and bring even more joy into your lives.

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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FREE Puppy Hour!
in West Columbia

Start your pup on the right paw! 

At Central Bark, we’re dedicated to nurturing and enriching dogs’ lives, and what better way than through puppy socialization? Positive interactions with new dogs, humans, and environments are crucial for a puppy’s healthy social development.

These early experiences help your dog build comfort, confidence, and impact their lifelong emotional development, laying the foundation for a healthy, happy, and socially well-adjusted dog.

Puppy Hour is a FREE supervised play and social hour for puppies held on Saturdays from 11 am–noon starting January 16. We invite you and your puppy to attend as many sessions as you would like until your pup reaches the age limit.

During this one-hour session, your pup will:

  • Experience Off-Leash Playtime: Participate in off-leash play sessions with other vaccinated puppies of similar age, fostering social interaction and playfulness.
  • Enjoy Experienced Supervision: Receive attentive supervision from experienced caregivers, ensuring safe and suitable playtime.
  • Socialize and Explore: Encounter new dogs, people, toys, places, and experiences to promote socialization and adaptability.
  • Face Age-Appropriate Challenges: Confront age-appropriate challenges and scenarios designed to enhance their confidence and comfort with various experiences.

You will also receive a FREE Central Bark Puppy Parent Handbook, containing helpful tips for raising your healthy, happy, well-rounded puppy.

Preregistration and proof of up-to-date Bordetella and DHPP vaccines are required. Please observe CDC guidelines including social distancing and wearing masks.

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Call (803) 866-2275 or email to reserve your spot today! 

Dog Events & Parties
in West Columbia

At Central Bark, we proudly declare ourselves as paw-ty animals! Join us in celebrating the important moments in your dog’s life by scheduling space in our facility. Whether it’s a dog playdate, a birthday celebration, or any other special occasion, we have a variety of ideas to make your event unforgettable.

Immerse your furry friend in a joyous atmosphere where they can mingle with their canine pals, enjoy special treats, and partake in activities designed for their enjoyment. Our team is ready to assist and provide details on how to tailor the event to your dog’s preferences and needs.

Let us help you create lasting memories for both you and your beloved canine companion. Ask one of our associates for more details and start planning a paw-some celebration today!

Frequently Asked Questions

Is boarding stressful for dogs?

Sleeping in a new or unfamiliar environment can be stressful for some dogs. That’s why we offer sleepovers to dogs already enrolled in our Enrichment Day Care. 

Sleepovers at Central Bark® offer your dog a calm, relaxing sleepover in a place they can feel comfortable and loved. Because they’re in a familiar place, they can feel less stressed about being away from home (and so will you). A full day of Doggy Day Care is complimentary with your sleepover, so your dog can play with their friends after a good night’s rest.

Learn more about Sleepovers at Central Bark.

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.

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 your local store 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 is positive reward-based dog training?

Positive reward-based techniques help puppies and dogs develop essential life skills and behaviors that will enrich their lives at home and day care. These methods set dogs up to succeed and reward them for performing desired behaviors. Rewards are tailored to the dog’s preferences and can include food treats, time to play with a favorite toy, or verbal praise. 

After decades of experience using reward-based training, we know it’s the most humane and effective way of training dogs and addressing unwanted behaviors. It’s the best way to build a loving, trusting bond that enhances your relationship between you and your dog for a lifetime of happiness together.

At Central Bark®, our focus on positive reinforcement has never wavered. We continuously update our skills and policies to stay at the forefront of new advances in behavioral science and positive reinforcement techniques.

Learn more about our training classes.

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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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  1. Click Request Appointment
  2. Register Online
  3. We will contact you and schedule your first visit