Central Bark Dog Daycare

Barking Good Fun!!!


Founder, Owner, Director, Pack Leader
A life-long animal lover, brought up with family dogs and regularly looking after pets for the extended family pets while they were away, Joolz has successfully realised her dream of wanting to work with animals, and for animals, full-time.   After a white-collar career in various roles in the UK and USA, she started her own pet-sitting business Perth Pet Pals. Perth Pet Pals partners Central Bark offering a complementary and complete pet-minding service (not just for dogs) to the Northern Suburbs of Perth.   Seeing the demand for daycare by working and single-parent families and the need for dogs to socialise - they are pack animals! - instead of being isolated and stressed at home, she decided to take her passion to the next-level. She opened Billy’s Daycare for Dogs in Wangara in 2012, now renamed Central Bark Dog Daycare, successfully and steadily growing the business year on year. Every week Central Bark handles more than a hundred bookings and every day is full of lively, noisy, fun and hilarious dogs completely enjoying themselves.   Joolz’ qualifications include a Certificate III in Companion Animal Services and a decade of experience caring for other people’s furbabies.  She is dedicated to assisting the homeless animals of Perth by fostering cats, hosting Adoption Drives and fundraising for Perth Rescue Angels, as well as supporting many other local rescue charities.   Her devotion to animals saw her bring her own cats from the USA to Australia when she relocated Down Under! Her own dog Jackson, a mature Kelpie mix, assists her by attending daycare regularly - and letting everyone know his Mum is the Boss!


The Dog Daycare Centre opened in January 2012 to provide safe, leash- and restraint-free play areas for dogs to socialise, exercise, develop mental balance and have fun while doing all those things that doggies do!!! Owners can leave their dogs and get on with their workday, safe in the knowledge that their dog is happy, with good company and being encouraged to learn as opposed to being left alone, getting stressed and ripping up the family home!!

We have 300 sqm of indoor area divided into 3 playpens, plus a further 300sqm of outdoor area, all with agility and play equipment. The complex is fully air-conditioned and outdoors has hidey-holes, hoses, sprinklers and paddling pools for hilarious waterplay!!

We offer a range of canine-related services from full/half daycare, hydrobaths and grooming, training programmes, premium dog foods and welfare products, as well as a complete pet-minding service (See Services). All Central Bark staff are qualified and experienced in Animal First Aid.

Central Bark actively partners Perth’s animal rescue and fostering agencies, and is fully committed to helping re-home abandoned and rescued dogs. If you can temporarily foster or permanently adopt a dog or cat, please contact us.