Central Bark Franchise Opportunity
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Love dogs. Love people.

Join the franchise that will care for you and your community.

Love dogs. Love people.

Join the franchise that will care for you and your community.

A strong culture sets us apart

Get to know the Central Bark culture, and you’ll realize why so many people have already bought in. It’s our mission to nurture, enrich and inspire lives by bringing whole health, happiness and unconditional love to each dog, family and community we serve.
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Our Values

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Passion

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Compassion

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Respect

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Integrity

Business with a purpose

At Central Bark, we put action behind our words. That’s why all our franchise owners partner with local dog shelters or rescue groups to give back. You’ll have the chance to do the same in your own community.
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Make your mark on Central Bark history

Before “dog day care” was a common term, our founders envisioned somewhere dogs would be cared for like family.
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1997
Jackie Jordan

Jackie Jordan opens a first-of-its-kind dog day care.

2000
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The concept takes off and Jackie opens two more locations.

2003
Chris Gaba

Jackie partners with Chris Gaba, another dog day care owner to create Central Bark and start franchising.

2007
Building with number 10

Central Bark opens location number 10.

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2009
Building with number 20

Central Bark opens location number 20.

2021
Newspring

Private equity firm, NewSpring Franchise, acquires Central Bark.

2022
Robert Crawford

Bob Crawford becomes CEO.

2023
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With over 40 locations in 12 states and 2 million visits, Central Bark is growing now more than ever.

Meet your team

Build your business faster and better with our industry expertise and resources.
Robert Crawford

Bob Crawford

Chief Executive Officer

Tim Weiderhoft

Tim Weiderhoft

Chief Development Officer

Teresa Baker

Teresa Baker

Director of Operations

Todd Hillman

Todd Hillman

Director of Franchise Development

Learn more about our business model, growth and industry