FAQ #1 – What does my dog do all day?
- Boarding dogs participate in daycare.
FAQ #2 – Why do you cost more than my vet?
- MoJo’s Backyard has a unique environment when it comes to daycare and boarding. All our dogs come to play in a safe and friendly atmosphere where we choose to let dogs be dogs.
- FACT: Playgroups run for about 10 hours a day and all dogs who wish to participate get the opportunity.
FAQ #3 – What should I bring from home for my dog’s overnight stay?
- We highly recommend that you bring your dog’s own food from home. Although we have food on hand, bringing your dog’s regular diet will likely prevent any gastrointestinal distress from a sudden change.
- Any oral or topical medications your dog may need during the stay. If you are bringing insulin, please also provide us with a sharps disposal container and enough needles and syringes for the entire stay.
- Everything else is optional. We have bowls (if your dog requires a ceramic or plastic bowl for meal times, please note on your application), beds, blankets, toys and crates. Some parents chose to bring bedding and toys from home for bedtime. Please understand that if your dog is comfortable using our beds and blankets, we will choose ours for ease of care. If your dog becomes stressed at bedtime, we will put your home-brought things with him to provide extra comfort.
- FACT: We are unable to give your dogs rawhides or any similar treat that may break off in large chunks. Approved bedtime snacks are crunchy treats, greenies and body parts (e.g. pig ears).
FAQ #4 – It’s my dog’s first time away from home or first time away from home for this long, is there anything I can do to make the stay as happy as possible?
- Yes, dogs that have experienced daycare have a much happier boarding experience.
- FACT: We think that many dogs associate us with the vet or shelter their first time through the door. Once they learn we are way cooler than the vet, they are more excited to return and are happier to stay longer periods of time.
FAQ #5 – Where do the dogs sleep?
- We do not stay overnight with the boarding dogs. For this reason, everyone is crated at bedtime to ensure their safety.
- FACT: We get here at 6:00am 365 days a year. In the mornings, dogs wake up, go potty, have breakfast and go into their playgroups. Dinner time is around 5:00pm. This ensures everyone has time to digest and be ready for last potty break at 8:00pm.
- FACT: After 10 hours of playing, the dogs are pooped and ready for bed! Even though we have an early bedtime, we’ve found through experience that 8:00pm is naturally when MoJo’s dogs are ready to sleep.
FAQ #6 – Can you administer medication?
- We are able to give your dog any oral or topical medications needed. Our staff is also trained to give insulin injections.
FAQ #7 – Do you have Sunday and Holiday pick up and drop off times?
- Yes, Sundays from 9:00am to 5:00pm and holidays are by appointment.
FAQ #8 – Will my dog have a bath before I pick up?
- Only at your request. Most parents ask us to bathe their dogs before a certain time on their scheduled pick up day. The cost is $8.00 for dogs under 35lbs, $15.75 for dogs between 35-100lbs, and $23.75 for dogs over 100lbs.
Your question not answered here?
- Give us a call! We are happy to talk with you and address any other inquiries or concerns. 850.422.3063
- If you prefer email, we have that too!