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!

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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.



Volunteer Dog Carer
Carrie previously worked in pet retail where the highlight of her day was handling any animals or even cleaning out the enclosures. Sharing education with pet owners about nutrition was a new found excitement and skill. She believes that you can ‘always’ teach an old dog new tricks so commenced the Cert IV in Companion Animal Studies course with her first goal of working in Dog Daycare (where she could enjoy well-treated dogs) The outgoing single mum of a teen and 2 furbabies found her initial introduction to the animal industry and employment at Billy’s Daycare for Dogs Belmont. She joined the team at Central Bark after some work experience mid-2018 and particularly enjoys supervising the high energy pack and playing interactive games with all the dogs. With future dreams of running her own business Carrie hopes to gain experience in all aspects of the animal care industry and to provide an ethical service to pets and their owners.


Pen Attendant
Alyssa has always had an undeniable love for dogs since she could walk on all fours. After a childhood of dog obsession, she began to peruse a career working amongst them. She has been building up companionships with our wonderful daycare dogs since she started here in January 2017. Within her time she has studied some dog training and behaviour, attended a short grooming course, pet first aid, enjoyed countless dog sits and is now a kennel hand as well. Aly is enthusiastic about gaining more understanding of dog philosophy and their wellbeing.


Assistant Manager
Meet Laura, Central Bark’s very own canine concierge. Our assistant manager has a wealth of knowledge about everything animals and she is our very own Batchelor of Science after completing a degree in Animal behaviour & ethology. Laura will be the smiling face you see when you and your pooch arrive at Central bark doors. She is your go to girl for all Daycare bookings, applications and general information. If you’re lucky you might get some great Liverpudlian humour too! She’s a step mummy to Bobby the booftah here in Perth, evidently she knows how to share the love around the pack at central bark. We have no doubt that your dog will fall in love with Laura, she has a natural affinity to dogs and they love her just as much as we do too.


Volunteer Dog Carer
Joolz met Jen when studying together for their Certificate III in Companion Animal Studies at TAFE. Jen was offered a position at Billy’s Daycare for Dogs in Belmont, Central Bark's former NOR Daycare ally, where she smooched all the pooches in her care. She occasionally minds small dogs in her home, much to the annoyance of her Galah, Ashes!! After moving from the area, Jen started volunteering at Central Bark, where she now considers herself to be part of the furniture! The dogs obviously think so, too!! She brings in her Papillon cross, Poppy, to Daycare whenever she can!


Pen Attendant
Stephanie considers herself very fortunate to have landed her role at Central Bark early in 2017 as she takes her animal welfare career to its next level. She has spent the last few years involved with animals in various ways, including native wildlife rehabilitation and as a dog handler, animal attendant and puppy-sitter. She is a Certificate III in Animal Studies graduate, now pursuing Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing having been accepted into the July 2017 programme at Applied Vocational Training. Outside Central Bark, “Steph” is committed to her personal and professional development in the animal care industry, attending workshops and seminars in all aspects of training, co-operative husbandry, nutrition etc. She is particularly interested in psychological and physical enrichment. She spends her free time dabbling in various dog sports, hiking and trick-training to keep her energetic Border Collie, Toby, entertained.