Frequently Asked Questions
Checking him/her in as early as possible, versus the end of the day, will allow us adequate time to get to know each other and get them settled in for the remainder of their stay. It is ALWAYS best to bring your pet's usual diet for us to feed to avoid any additional stomach upset.
We will gladly administer medications at no extra charge. Please bring them in clearly labeled containers with the dosing instructions.
SPECIAL OR EXCESSIVE NEEDS PETS such as diabetics, severe epileptics, or pets that are unable to walk, are better suited to board at an animal hospital under a vet’s supervision.
We have full support during business hours with an animal hospital very close to our facility. We also have a 24-hour animal emergency clinic within five miles for after-hour care.
Yes, we require reservations. We have a limited number of kennels and reservations allow us to ensure there is a space for your pet for the number of days you’ve requested.
All dogs must be at least four months of age to board. Four months is the minimum age that the rabies vaccine can be administered, which is required by law for boarding facilities. Check with your local vet for information on boarding your puppy.
Yes! All housing and sleeping areas are heated/air conditioned. We also have heated flooring for those extra cold nights!
Absolutely! The doors to each wing of the boarding facility is equipped with a viewing window for you to see the kennel area. We prefer not to let “strangers” walk up and down the kennel area in order not to upset the dogs that are currently being kenneled. We spend a lot of time helping dogs become familiar with the staff and our daily routines. Have you ever walked up and down the aisles of an animal shelter? Most dogs are nervous, shaking and unsure of who all these “strangers” are and what is going to happen next. We don’t want your dog, or any of our boarders, to feel this way during their stay at Bark Central!
Everyone has different expectations or certain ideas of how they want their dog groomed. Proper communication is essential in a relationship between you, the groomer, and the animal she is grooming. Please call for grooming appointments, questions and pricing. Our groomer is normally here Sundays-Thursdays for your convenience.
Unfortunately, we do not have a receptionist or secretary. It’s an “all hands on deck” team environment here at Bark Central! There are many chores and activities that we attend to throughout the day and you may have called during one of these times. Please leave a message and someone will return your call as soon as possible. If it is simply to make a boarding reservation, remember you can do this on the Bark Central website as well!