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

Monday, December 29, 2008

Post-Xmas-Post-Boxing-Pre-New-Year-Day Treat!

Yum Yum Yum... this is the little treat that the dogs got for dinner today: Oven roast turkey topped with herbs! Needless to say, it was all wolfed down in seconds :) 

Oh and not to worry for the others who could not have turkey, they had chopped steamed carrots and gravy on top of their food instead. No one is left out! 

Happy New Year 2009!

Friday, December 26, 2008

Employment Opportunities

As much as we are a One-(wo)man-Operation, there are times when i do require help during busy periods like the holiday periods. I'm looking for sincere dog lovers to come and have a unique opportunity to get to know all the types of dogs that are out there. Big, small, shy, yappy, bouncy... but most of all, loving.

For those of you who think you possess enough love for the dogs and other animals that swing by our doors, do take a look at the following and decide if you can cope what is needed. You must:

  • Have a abundance of love and patience for the dogs, a can-do spirit and be an independent worker
  • Embrace all the different characteristics and personalities that come with all the dogs. I've not met 2 dogs are that are completely alike. That's the beauty of it.
  • Not have abused any animal before, regardless of species or size
  • Be able to handle all types of sizes of dogs and all breeds; physically and psychologically
  • Have some experience in dog care. Whether you currently own a dog or used to own one, some knowledge is good.
  • Have a high volume threshold. They bark, whine, bay, cry... all at incredible pitches at times
  • Keep keen attention to detail - look out for ticks, spills, pet excrement, etc
  • Maintain a high level of hygiene and cleanliness. As clients/owners, we will not dream, of leaving our pets in anything less than a clean and healthy environment. You will be expected to weld a vacuum, mop and squeegee... maybe all at once! (no no we are kidding, but you get the picture)
  • Not be squeamish about dirt, puke, drool, saliva, diarrhoea, skin conditions, fur stickin onto every part of you, paw marks, scratches, picking up poo, putting out the trash
  • Be willing to give the doggies a bath and brush them out
  • Be ready to break up dog fights (I'll teach you how!)
  • Be available over typical holidays, like June or December, Chinese New Year, Christmas, Labor Day... as these are the busiest times for doggie stay-ins.
If you think you are this special person (wow!), let me know. The position is on a Temporary Part-Time basis unless otherwise mentioned. Renumeration is on a per-hourly basis, with bonuses paid for full completion of the stated duration.

We welcome entusiastic students on holiday breaks (yes you the poly/university student!)

Do email me with your details at themilkbone@gmail.com

Please state your experiences with animals (previous work colleagues not necessary :P) and the duration for which you will be available: include to and from dates as well as timing for your work duties.

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Merry Christmas 2008!

Didn't think that I would make it in time for Christmas with pictures but here we are! :)

The ever handsome Ceasar is as joyful as always... sometimes he just gets ahead of himself cuz he's comfortable being with us. He's practically family!

Cookie... oh Cookie! What a transformation! Gone is the shy shy girl hiding behind the door while the world passes her by. She's now vivacious character with a whole lots of spunk! Always wants to play but still trying to understand why some of the other doggies run away when she approaches... silly girl!

But of course some dogs have other things to do besides posing for the camera. That's Oscar, playing with Cookie on the bed. Posing?? Who has time for that?!

White fluffy fur... check. Black button nose... check. 2 big eyes... check. One very pink tongue... check. And that is what makes Shiro! He's so very cute; doesn't know what to make of all the other dogs. Follows them around and copies what they do... haha.

Angel is exactly what her name is! She SUPER SUPER happy to see you :D And her body will burst into turbo-wiggles! But she can be unsure too, like when i hold the camera. Ah, all can be resolved with a little treat for her "hard work" of posing!

Merry Christmas to all the mummys and daddies of all the poochies! May 2009 bring everyone good health and many moments of turbo-wiggles!

Monday, December 08, 2008


"Her name was Lola, she was a showgirl
With yellow feathers (white whiskers) in her hair and a dress cut down to there (??!!)"
And so sings Barry Manilow in the late 70's hit "Copacabana" :)

Yup Lola is a showstopper alright! She took a while to come out of her box (literally!); but when she did she came out singing! Meow meow mew... haha, just like a little star!


Sisi is a sheltie - beautiful tri coloured markings! She can be quite shy at first and doesn't really like anyone sniffing around her butt (seriously, who does?). But once she warms up her antics are entertaining! She follows the other smaller females around and tries to play with them... hmmm... don't think she really knows how!

Tuesday, December 02, 2008

Old Timers

We had Goldie and Nikki stay with us for an extended period of time - they are like family! :D That black and white "cow" you see in the background is my oldest boy (yup he belongs to me!) - he'll be 20 next year. Live strong Lucky!


This is Cookie's second time staying with us at MIBO. I remember that she was quite shy the last time she was here... but my, how things have changed! She clearly remembers this place - now she plays openly with the others, makes full use of the space by running laps around, etc :) What a joy to see her blossom!


Happy Torey! This long hair chihuahua enjoys the company of the other doggies that are here :) But he is a little sneaky with his food... he looks at the other bowls of food and wonders how come his is not like that. He's such a good boy with loads of charm!

Monday, November 17, 2008

On Leave (22 Nov to 28 Nov)

We will be on leave from 22 November (Saturday) to 28 November (Saturday). Normal services resume on 30 November 2008. It's our time to refresh before the year-end holiday season :)

Do continue to email your enquiries and we will get back to you when we're home!

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Placements for Christmas 2008 and Chinese New Year 2009

Dear Doggie-Parents,

Boarding dates that pass through Christmas (from 18 Dec up till the New Year) are all filled - thank you! We will be looking forward to spending the holidays with new faces and familiar paws :)

Placements for Chinese New Year is now ready for booking - be quick - they are going fast! Next year's holiday falls on 26th (Monday) and 27th (Tuesday) January 2009. Surcharges will apply for Boardings and DayCare that fall on/from the
23rd (Fri) to 28th(Wed) February 2009. 

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 20 December 2008 and full payment by 31 December 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!

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Pico's new sister, Pegi!

Say a big HELLO to the tiniest newcomer, Pegi! She's all of almost 4 months old and is a fiesty one. I think Pico had no idea what hit him when she burst in the door.

They play great together... but i think she's got an upper hand on him :P

"Are you sure it's not a horse?"
Haha - that's Phoebe and Pico... aka BIG and SMALL!


Different house, different rules... at least that's what this 6month old mini-schnauzer knows! She LOVES to play. At least it keeps her and the other dogs entertained :)

She learnt to talk, something we are not so sure is a good thing! It's still a discovery process - but that the fun part!

Monday, October 13, 2008

Back at Angel & Shadow's

Our (or rather, Phoebe's) tails wiggled in delight when we found out that we would be having a slumber party with Angel and Shadow again! If you can ignore the bumps at night when they come and rock the bed, these 2 softies are super sweet and affectionate.

See how confused Shadow gets when the 2 girls get involved in their own game.

It's all fun and games when you have someone your size to push around!

Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Mei Mei & MiTao

Oh these 2 Shih Tzu are sooo pretty! It's beyond words :)

This is Mei Mei - i would call her the more fiesty one. She would argue with me when i tried to tie her hair and give me her princess attitude. But deep down, she's a mummy's girl. 
*shhh, don't tell her i said so!*

And this other gorgeous gal is MiTao. She's the easygoing one - everything is ok with her. Retie her hair, grooming, feeding, sleeping - all ok! A real sweetheart.
*ok again, don't tell Mei Mei i said so!*

But they both go so well together, i wouldn't have it any other way! :D

Monday, September 22, 2008

Xiong Xiong

This somewhat sleepy face is from a beagle boy. 

He could go down in history as one of the nicest beagles to have come here. He's shy and easygoing; BUT he can sing (read: howl)... Cuz he knows you are there and listening.

Doggie-Idol anyone? :P 

Monday, September 08, 2008


If happiness came in a package with big eyes and a bushy wagging tail, it would be Ruffy! Typical of Cavaliers, he's always pleased to see you and doesn't hold back when in comes to showing you :D

He's still a young boy (only 1 plus!); he's going to be lots of fun to watch growing up.

Wednesday, September 03, 2008

LuLu & Dita

Yup this is LuLu - the ever lovable sweetie-pie pug :)

And she's got a younger sister! Meet Dita (that's her in the front!). She's 5 months old and quite the little terror...

She spins circles around LuLu, the other dogs and our feet too! And she's a foodie monster also. Alas she's so cute when she does it, it's easy to see that we all fall for her hand and foot :P LuLu looks like she's bullied all the time, but they do have great fun together.

It will be interesting to see how this little bundle of energy grows up!

Sunday, August 31, 2008


Charlie is the the "prettiest" boy schnauzer... check out those eyelashes! They look like they are extensions :)

Generally well behaved, he doesn't like to be left out of the loop. If there's something happening, he wants to be there! Fairly suspicious when we are out of the house, he will bark at pretty much anything :S But once indoors, he calms down and enjoys the day.

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Hannah & Moth

Join me in the "Moth & Hannah Dance"! :D It when these 2 senior daschunds do a little waddle with a hop thrown in. It's really cute and amusing!

That's Hannah on the left, and Moth on the right. They don't really do much during the day... long naps are part of the agenda :) They perk up with the movement of the food bowl. It's been said that they can't see too well, but i think it depends on what they want to see.

See you guys again!

Sunday, August 10, 2008

Happy Birthday Singapore!

And this is who we spent your 43rd Birthday with...

Gou Gou - what a big boy he's grown into since we last saw him! But old habits die hard; he's still as playful as ever :) He's probably the only one who give the toys in our place a good run.

Aww... check out those eyes. Chucky's one gorgeous girl. She may be suspicious and shy when meeting other dogs at first, but once you give her a chance, she gets alone fine with everyone! But i think she's got a thing for the fish in the pond at the backyard.

It's Pepper! This is him being all camera shy, he was literally turning away from the lens. Still a little of a mummy's boy, but he's handling himself much better this time. No worries about playing with the others, he blended in as well as could be!

Hello again to the handsome Brice! I think he remembers this place and all the happenings. Oh and he also knows what he can get away with - now he will bark for your attention if he thinks you've forgotten him. Now how can anyone forget this stunning fellow? :D

My little fatty... here he is again! Ah but this time he really knows how to push the buttons. He barks for attention (must be all the other dogs that he's trying to show off to) and for food too. And he NEVER does any of this when he's at home with his mummy and daddy! Cheeky Pancake :P

Hope your weekend was as entertaining as ours!

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