Welcome To Central Bark York – Doggy Day Care Services

At Central Bark York, we deeply appreciate and recognize the unique connection we share with our beloved furry companions. Our unwavering love for dogs drives us to ensure they have the best possible life. However, fulfilling all their needs can present occasional challenges. That’s why Central Bark® has earned the trust of families.

We provide a compassionate environment for dogs’ health, happiness, and well-being. Confidently choose Central Bark York for a fantastic day with furry friends your dog will love.

Our comprehensive approach to dog care, known as Whole Dog Care, centers around nurturing and enriching every aspect of your dog’s health and well-being throughout their entire life. At the heart of this approach lies our Enrichment Doggy Day Care program. In addition, we offer various services such as dog boarding, baths, grooming, marketplace, training, and more. Our ultimate mission is to assist you and your dog in experiencing the most fulfilling life together.

We fully understand that dogs are not mere pets but cherished members of the family. Treating every dog like our own, with pride and devotion, as devoted dog parents ourselves.

Central Bark

3615 E Market St,
York, PA 17402Get Directions

(717) 650-2381

Open Today 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM

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Eddie P.
Great staff and great environment for my two dogs . One is a puppy and the other is 10 they both love it at Central Bark. highly recommend Central Bark and the great staff that provides great care for the dogs that attend the facility.

Central Bark York Whole Dog Care

Immerse yourself in our all-encompassing approach to dog care, where we offer an extensive selection of personalized products and services. Prioritizing your dog’s well-being for a lifetime of happiness and contentment.

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At our Doggy Day Care, we are wholeheartedly dedicated to enhancing the lives of dogs through an array of personalized and exciting activities.

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Indulge your furry companion in a tailored grooming experience and captivating enrichment activities that promise ultimate enjoyment and satisfaction.

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Through our Sleepover service, we provide a cozy environment for your dog, minimizing stress and ensuring their happiness and well-being.

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Explore our premium selection of dog food, treats, toys, and accessories meticulously crafted to promote your pet’s physical well-being and nutrition.

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Enhance your bond with your dog through positive training and enrichment programs that nurture vital skills and behaviors.

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Stay prepared with tailored insurance coverage that provides peace of mind and supports your dog’s veterinary treatments.

How to get started

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Why do dogs LOVE
Central Bark York?

  • Tailored for your furry friend: We understand the unique qualities of each dog and design their day to meet their individual needs and preferences.
  • Holistic well-being and happiness: Promoting holistic well-being and happiness through personalized attention, engaging activities, and ample rest for your dog.
  • Fluent in dog language: Our staff members are extensively trained in our science-based positive reinforcement approach, allowing them to communicate effectively with and understand the needs of dogs.
  • Safety and cleanliness: The safety and well-being of all our guests are our top priorities. We adhere to comprehensive safety protocols and maintain rigorous cleaning procedures to ensure that your dog remains safe and healthy throughout their stay.
  • Trusted and affectionate care: Central Bark has been entrusted by families for over 20 years to enhance their dogs’ lives. Our winning combination of personalized attention, playtime, exercise, socialization, training, rest, and genuine affection ensures a loving environment.
  • Building a lifelong bond: It’s remarkable how a day spent apart can strengthen the bond between you and your dog. When your dog returns home happy and healthy, you can be free from the worry of leaving them alone for another day.

Doggy Day Care. Reimagined.

Experience an elevated day care experience for your dog with Central Bark Enrichment Day Care! We revolutionize the concept of dog day care by combining expertise with the latest insights from dog behavior science. Your cherished canine companion will flourish in a tailored and stimulating environment, receiving the perfect blend of play, mental stimulation, physical exercise, socialization, training, rest, and affection. Uncover a whole new realm of care that fosters your dog’s overall well-being, happiness, and growth.

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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’s a Behavior Assessment and why is it important?

As part of joining the Central Bark® family, our expert staff conducts a thorough behavior assessment at your local Central Bark store. These assessments help ensure that your dog is placed with a playgroup they’re comfortable with so they can play safely every day they’re with us.

This four-day evaluation, while your dog participates in our Enrichment Day Care, assesses your dog’s:

  • Comfort and social skills with people 
  • Social skills and playstyle with other dogs to help determine the playgroup and play schedule they can benefit from the most
  • Comfort in both indoor and outdoor play spaces
  • Comfort in rest areas and a crate 
  • Ability to share resources like water and toys in social settings
  • Level of comfort taking treats in social settings

This process gives us a chance to get to know you and your dog while your dog gets acquainted with their new favorite place away from home. Through the entire four days, your dog’s comfort and safety is our top priority.

Once your pup passes all the behavior assessment elements, you are welcome to sign up for any of our daycare services or a sleepover!

To schedule a Behavior Assessment for your dog, please contact your local store.

NOTEPlease bring all required signed forms, vaccination proof, and a collar and leash for your behavior assessment.

What should I bring to Doggy Day Care?

Once you have enrolled, we will need a copy of your dog’s vaccination records, which you can upload to your online account or bring with you on your scheduled first day. We also ask that your dog comes in on a regular 6-foot flat leash (no retractable or flexi-leads in the lobby) and a quick-release collar. Not sure what a quick release collar is? No problem! We’ll be happy to show you on your first day. If your dog usually wears a harness while walking, you’re welcome to bring that as well.

If your dog typically eats a midday meal, you can bring it in an airtight container clearly labeled with your dog’s first and last names. 

Learn more about Enrichment Doggy Day Care 

Does someone stay overnight at dog boarding?

No. After a day of play, most dogs settle quietly to their crate or luxury den and sleep through the night. Most Central Bark stores have cameras to monitor these areas. All of our stores have fire and motion-monitored security systems with keyed-in codes for staff to enter when they arrive. These systems provide 24/7 monitoring, and emergency services get notified quickly should any concerns arise.

Learn more about sleepovers at Central Bark.

How do you train a puppy?

Whether you’re crate training, leash walking, or potty training your pup, consistency is key. It’s crucial to establish a routine, practice positive reinforcement, supervise your puppy (especially when potty training), and avoiding punishing your puppy when mistakes happen. 

Central Bark® offers everything you need to help you train your puppy. We offer expert training and classes so you and your puppy can learn and bond together. 

Learn more about our training classes

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