Questions & Answers

Trial day

We offer Introductory first day on us! This is the time we can assess whether your pup is a good fit for the pack and visa versa! We send you home with an online report card complete with photos, videos and updates on behavior.

Central Bark will accept all breeds of dogs of all ages with full vaccinations. A veterinary clearance letter may be accepted for daycare.

Vaccines Required

Vaccinations are required for all dogs.

  • Rabies

  • DHLLP (Distemper, Hepatitis, Leptospirosis, Parainfluenza, Parvovirus)

Titer Test results will be accepted with proper identifying due dates for each vaccinations.

Vaccination Recommended:

  • Bordetella (Kennel Cough/Canine Cough)

  • Flea and Tick

  • Heartworm medication.

Please be aware that even with vaccinations, dogs can still be infected with certain viruses much like the flu for humans. We will not be responsible for any infectious diseases that may occur inside or outside our facilities.

There should be a 7 days waiting period after your dog has had his/her vaccinations to allow the vaccines to reach full protection potential and to ensure my dog has not had any negative reaction to the vaccines.

Please be advised that our service includes:

Pack walks or Off-leash dog park time. These are areas that your dogs may come into contact with dogs that may or may not be vaccinated. We will not be responsible for any infectious diseases that may occur. If you do not want your dogs to be walked at the off-leash or pack walked please advise us in your profile.


All dogs over the age of 7 months must be spayed/neutered.

If your dog goes into heat during daycare hours at Central Bark, you will be contacted immediately for pick up.


If your dog is showing signs of illnesses or injuries (such as but not limited to Bloody stool, Vomiting, Extreme Diarrhea, limping, seizures…etc.), we will contact you/emergency contact to pick up your dog immediately. If we are unable to contact you or your emergency contact, we will quarantine your dog until we can get a hold of you.

City of calgary dog license

All dogs are required to be licensed by the City of Calgary as we do walk the pack off-site in public areas and is a safety to the public and to our pack. Find out how to get your dog license here ANIMAL SERVICES.

Ratio - staff to dogs 1:15

At Central Bark we believe in the safety of your dogs. We have a 1 Canine attendant to every 15 dog ratio. This allows each attendant to be able to keep an eye on the pups they are responsible for. We believe that this ratio allows each dog the attention they deserve when at daycare. There will always be at least 1 attendant in the room at all times.

On/off-leash walks

We are located in the beltline and are not permitted to have outdoor space therefore, we do our best to get the dogs out on either outdoor potty breaks, leashed pack walks or off-leashed walks. The time vary from 15-60 mins depending on the weather, pack leader, and if your dog can physically handle the distance we walk for. Please keep in mind that not all dogs are alike on leash and therefore may have to go on individual shorter walks. There is a max of 5 dogs on leashed pack walks.

Location of walks vary from day to day. Leashed walks are towards the pumphouse theatre. Off-leash walk locations vary day to day. Killarney off-leash, Edworthy Off-leash and Sunalta Off-leash are our favourite spots to take the pups. Max of 10 dogs on off-leash pack walks.

big dog/little dog?

What is unique about Central Bark is that we do not separate our packs by size.. but by energy levels! We believe that in assessing our packs on their first day, we can make sure everyone plays nice big or small!

If you are looking for a small dog only daycare check out Fluffy & Spikes Small Dog Daycare!

more than one dog?

We offer discounts for multiple dogs per household.

2 dogs = $10 off total

3 dogs = $20 off total

4 dogs = $30 off total

Late fee

Our Hours of Operation are 6:30am - 6:30pm. There is a $25+tax charge for any late pickups past 6:30pm. No exceptions.

Facility Tours

Want to check out our Facility? We welcome you to give us a call to confirm an appointment to view our space. Please call 403.245.2215

Tours are between 6:30am-6:30pm Monday to Friday.

What to bring?

  • Food and Medication. Please bring items in marked containers with names. Any leftover food will be returned to you at end of day.

  • Collars - We do require you to bring their collars so that we may be able to pack walk them.

  • Jackets, sweaters or booties. Please note: We will not be responsible for lost items.


We have lots of on-site free parking for easy drop offs and pick ups in the morning and evening.

Drop offs

We are opened from 6:30am-6:30pm Monday to Fridays. We encourage drop off times prior to 10:30am so we can make sure they will get their leashed walks completed before noon.

Report Cards

We use Gingr app for all of our reservations, appointment scheduling and report cards for all our dogs. This application allows us to provide you with a report card complete with Photos and Videos of your pups throughout the day.

We are active on Instagram #Centralbarkdoggydaycare and Facebook @cbdoggydaycare and update it daily with fun photos and videos for your viewing pleasure! Please follow us!

Cancellation policy

All reservations are completed online. If you cancel your reservations within 24 hours of your reservation, there will be a cancellation fee of $30+tax that will added to your profile.