We specialise in older dogs (one our own dogs lived till 20 years old). Seniors are welcome!

Monday, December 24, 2007

Walk Through Our Place!

(Updated 23 Dec 2008) If you don't mind amature shots with the camera, then COME ON IN! :)

Take a tour coming through the main door. Enter the lobby area and be greeted by the residents of MIBO. Phoebe's relaxed sucking her toy, the cats are hanging around and Lucky is just resting :)

Entering down the corridor towrds the pantry and playroom. Then into the adjoining backyard and kitchen.... be careful not to trip over the doggies! Take a loop around and you are done!

We are currently working on a kitty condo to join the lineup.

The Dogs of Christmas

Thanks to all the mums and dads for being patient with us! It's hard being so far away from your babies at this time of the year... hope that these pictures will bring you some comfort and reassurance.

Phoebe says HELLO with her big nose... she has many friends this time around. Some ole buddies, some newcomers. Let's see who we have here:

Oscar! He's on the shelf cuz i put him there... if not there will be no still picture of this tenacious terrier. Go Go Oscar!

Molly is a newbie... very shy at first. She basically didn't touch the floor for the first few days. She stayed on the sofa...

...on the table

... and on top of the sofa.

Oh and not forgetting on the shelves - that's where she like to sleep and have her meals. But boy has she warmed up! You forget that she's so tiny... she runs with the rest of them and loves to play. And cuz she's so small, she can go into hiding whenever she wants to! Clever Molly!

Pancake: Ahhh... Fatty fatty fatty... before you think I'm being rude, that what his mum and dad call him. Really!

Now likes the slower pace. None of this running around, chasing each other, tugging on toys nonsense. He knows the best spot and it's right in front of the big fan, where it's always nice and cool.

MoMo: She still values her privacy and we are more than happy to oblige. She shares her space with Pancake. He stays in his place, she stays in her place. Works well for them!

Harry: What can be said about this boy that hasn't already been said. Ever so playful, he can be an in-your-face character. Thankfully with all the play he gets all day, he actually goes to sleep at night! (Phew...)

Oscar: This is a mummy's (or daddy's?) boy for sure. Very loved (and missed terribly!), he even came with his own Christmas stocking stuffed with goodies. Now i just have to figure out how to give it to him without the others stealing it away! :P

He's a big boy now, having learnt to cope with sleeping with the other dogs and not crying. Well done Oscar!

Xabi: I don't think this holiday will feel complete without Xabi. He's part of Phoebe and he has the privilege of going into places that no others can venture. That's what friends are for! :D

LuLu: I like to say it in one breath "PugLuLu!" Oh, she so cute. LOVES you, yup, YOU. Or anyone for that matter! Don't let the picture fool you, she's one very happy personality. We welcome her to the 2nd floor VIP area so that she can play under our supervision.

Ceasar: He really really wants to play... but his body is just not up to it. He still gets his play time, but also more rest. He's still a happy boy nontheless!

Lance: For those of you who follow this blog (thankyouthankyou!), you might be thinking at first that that looks like Marino! Uncanny similarities in appearance, but you also have to know that they are also the same in personality.

Lance is 7 years old! But most days he plays like he's 7 months old. Very much the gentleman, he will want to greet you (and anyone else!) by rubbing his nose on you. Be careful, he might just push you over :D

And a slightly blurred parting shot from the boys:
"Happy Holidays! Don't forget about us!"

Friday, December 21, 2007

Cancellations and Refunds

With effect from 1 January 2008

In the event that you require to make a cancellation, we will try as best to accommodate your needs and unforeseen circumstances. However, during peak periods, like Chinese New Year, Christmas, all public holidays and subsequent long weekends, we seek your understanding to give us at least a week in advance to find a replacement for your slots.

If full payment has been made in advance, it is our understanding that this slot is confirmed and we will therefore turn away other interested enquiries when we have reached maximum capacity. If you decide to cancel with no other party to replace your dates at the same rate, we will be glad to refund you 50% of your payment. If your replacement has a shorter duration or is of a lower rate, you will still be required to make up the difference.

We want to provide every opportunity for dogs and their owners the chance to experience our unique setting and service. With your help and understanding, I'm sure we can look forward to more fun times ahead!

Friday, December 07, 2007


Shy at first, she may even seem intimidating to some of the dogs... Momo as sweet as pie :) She likes to show you her squeaky toy fish and get you to throw it for her. And she likes to eat with an audience... as in you have to stand there and watch her eat.

Merry Christmas 2007!

Here are the outtakes for this year's picture:

"Bubbles, move closer... Lucky, NO SLEEPING!"

After some rearranging...
"Guys, LOOK HERE! and no sleeping... oui!"


Merry Christmas to all our doggies friends and their parents.
Happy Holidays and may all your wishes come true!

With Love, Slobber and Nose Kisses,
(L to R): Lucky, Niu Niu, Bubbles, Phoebe & Lady

Saturday, November 17, 2007


Would you like to tango with Mango? :D This Golden Retriever may be on the petite end, but her personality is huge. She will entertain herself by digging out all the toys from the bin and spreading them out for her selection.

Command training is sooo boring... zzz...
(L to R: Ceasar, Marino and Mango - all Golden Retrievers!)

And here's a fun task for you: Can you spot the difference?
(Answer: left - Ceasar; right - Mango)

Friday, November 16, 2007



It's really quite captivating... machine spins, Daisy goes nuts. We're still trying to de-sensitise her to the revolving "monster". Which means, that when she come every week for daycare, that becomes the designated laundry day :P

The bichon-poodle girl has a cheeky smile all to her own. And she squeals too. Sometimes i can't tell if it's in delight or fustration that no one can understand her!

Thursday, November 15, 2007


(Updated: 23 Nov 2009) Here's where your dog will be spending many happy days!

Here are our new shots of MIBO's House at HV. You are always welcome to view our place with your pet and i'm sure you'll be pleased.

Yard – It’s a humble place… a place to catch some sunshine, sniff the plants, and most importantly, answer nature’s call. We try to keep the grass free from pee-burns, but dogs will do what they have to do!

Driveway – Welcome! Come on in... Don't let her size scare you, it's just Phoebe (left): She’s a permanent feature, does bark alot and might want to jump on you... but if you give her a chance, she'll show you her (smelly) raccoon toy! She loves dogs of all shapes and sizes and gets along well with all of them :D

Patio - Here is where we will meet you and your dog to get to know them better. That is my other dog, Lady. She's shy and a little nervous... usually she hides when there are new people around. She's just looking for a cuddle and some lovin' :)

Living Room - Chill out zone! This area a good place to catch a breeze and watch the world outside pass on by... This is where the dogs will spend most of their day. They are free to romp around with the other dogs, play with the tons of toys we have here and have a super day!

Or there is always television! :P Yes the sofas are all for the dogs... spoiling them keeps them (and MIBO) happy :)

Kitchen - We would like to think that the dogs are highly intellectual and amuse themselves with a daily read of the papers.... but we know better :P They are here for...

THE FOOD! It's the best place to be! You never know what's going to fall off the counter :) It’s like heaven to some (ok, most) dogs. This is where we prepare their daily meals. It’s stocked full of food, treats and yummy extras.

See where we are located and come see for yourself.
If you have any concerns or enquiries, contact us!

Saturday, November 10, 2007

MIBO's Going Green

In our efforts to help in conserve our environment we are adopting the following approaches:
  • Your plastic bags that are used to contain your dog's belongings will be used to line the waste bin. We will return you reusable paper bags.
  • Food that is provided in it's original packaging or plastic baggies (both not advisable) will be measured out for your dog's stay and unused portions will be store in it's original packaging sealed tight with rubber bands. We will only use the measured out portions, according to your feeding instructions. If the food in it's original packaging spoils, or gets infested, we will not be held responsible. You are highly recommended store your dog's food in labelled (rodent-proof) containers... ice cream tubs and old take away containers are some examples.
  • We prefer to use the wall fans and not the airconditioning where possible (that's about 99.5% of the time).
  • The lights are off unless there are people in the room or visitors. And we use energy saving bulbs too! That's why viewings are by appointment only... if not, the place always looks closed :)
  • We drive out as little as possible. So outings, walks, swims, transportation and running of errands are planned in advance to minimise lag time in between.
  • Newspapers are used to pick up poo and designated potty areas. We do not use pee (wee wee) pads.
  • We use Durapet and WetNoz stainless steel bowls for feeding. They are indestructible and have a long life span.
  • We reuse envelopes... so, where necessary, you will get your invoices and change in them (and know who we pay our bills to!)
  • We use charmois towels to dry the dogs after showers. This minimises any blowdrying... in fact, we air dry the dogs.
  • The rain helps to wash our backyard. But when it's high and dry, we reuse the water after we have mopped the floors.
  • We welcome donations of old toys (dog type or otherwise), beds, containers (glass and plastic), food, vitamins, supplements, etc. If your dog does not want or need it, we can put it to good use.

Your understanding and support to save our Earth is greatly appreciated!

We feel that this will give your dogs (and mine) a brighter future... and that is a great reason to wag your tails!

Friday, November 09, 2007

Placements for Chinese New Year 2008

We are open for bookings for the Lunar New Year which is on 7th (Thurs) and 8th (Friday) February 2008.

Surcharges will apply for Boardings and DayCare that fall on the 6th(Wed-Eve), 7th(Th), 8th(Fri), 9th(Sat) and 10th(Sun) February 2008. Rates will be 1.5 times regular rates.

Boarding Regular Rates / After Surcharges
$28 / $42
$30 / $45
$35 / $52.50
*rates are on a per-day basis

Confirmation will be required by 15 January 2008 and full payment by 31 January 2008.
Do have a look at our Cancellation/Refund policies also.

Feel free to email us with your bookings and enquiries.

We thank you for your support and Happy Holidays!

Monday, October 29, 2007


Catching the rays at the back yard... looks so heavenly :)

Classic Titus: BIG sloppy grin! :D

What a lucky fellow... Titus was from the SPCA and given a second chance at life with a dedicated and loving owner. Sure, there are some issues, but we are slowly working them out.

Enjoying a day at the park

He's loud, loopy, bouncy and full of love... like all Boxers are. Oh and he can talk... if you can decode "wow wow owwww owow ooo" Let me know ya? He plays hard with Phoebe and they make great pals together.

Slurp slurp slurp...

Why Board at MIBO?

- Cage-free environment with separate areas for different personalities and temperaments.
- There's always someone at home.
- Dogs are able to potty indoors or outdoors, with no restrictions or penalties
- Rates quoted are by general breed size, not weight. So there's no worry if you have a slightly more indulgent cocker spaniel. He/She is still a cocker spaniel in our eyes :)
- Rates quoted are all inclusive with no charges for the following:

> Daily walks
> Food and all bowls provided. Complimentary preparation for Home Cooked Food. BARF diets welcome.
> Administration of medications or applications of topical preparations.
> Treatment spray for fleas and ticks with Accurate when checking in.
> Baths before checking out.
> No holiday surcharges, except across Chinese New Year.
> SMS or email updates when requested