Rates / Hours

New Dog Orientations: $35.00 per dog. Please see above info tab for more details.

A Dog’s Day (daycare service) $38.00 per calendar day (15.00 per additional dog) This service is available Monday through Friday only  

Moon Dog Lodge is a private home and service, we are not a facility. We greatly appreciate your sensitivity, understanding, and honoring of the times that have been set up for dog care services. Both A Dog’s Day and Lodging service starts in the morning only. This gives the appropriate time for social adjustment within our dog community. The morning is also an important time for physical release (exercise) for a happy well balanced fun filled day that in turn unfolds into a relaxed and peaceful evening for lodging dogs, the guardians, and dogs that return home after a daytime ranch adventure.

Drop off  7:00-9:00 am Monday – Friday 

Pick up  4:00-6:00 pm Monday – Friday

Lodging (alternative boarding service) $60.00 per calendar day (additional dog 25.00 per calendar day) This service is a available seven days a week

Please note, lodging rate is by the calendar day. Families have the option to pick up their pups in the am or pm (see time frames below.) If you choose to pick up your pup during the morning time frame option you will be charged $18 .00 per dog for am care for that morning portion of that calendar day. If you choose to pick up your pup during the pm time frame this equals a full calendar day rate.

Moon Dog is a private and small capacity service which books up quickly. We encourage families to email us who are interested in our service and ask that if lodging is being inquired about please include specific dates of interest. This way Moon Dog can reply with availability and steps in moving forward with the orientation process. We will always do our best to accommodate you!

Drop off  7:00-9:00 am seven days a week / Same time frame for am pick up option  

Pick up  4:00-6:00 pm Monday – Friday

Pick up  4:00-5:00 pm Saturday – Sunday


All inquiries are best sent to struttyourmutt@gmail.com. Lodging reservations and Dog Day scheduling are arranged through email corresponding after families have moved through our orientation process. A follow up to the orientation process via email provides each family with a final paperwork packet which includes details on payments and our cancelation policy. All payments are made online through our secure billing service. Once you are sent your invoice via email follow the simple system that is set up to be very user friendly and swift in making payment. Important to note, lodging reservations are only secured once online payment is received, this confirms a reservation. If payment is not received, this can run the risk of losing the requested dates. Dog Day payments are invoiced at the start of each month via email for regular weekly scheduled dogs. If you wish to set up an occasional Dog Day here and there or add days we welcome you to do so but please keep in mind this is on a first come first serve availability. If there is availability and you choose to book an invoice is then set out to be paid online.  Because of the limited space and the consistent demand for Moon Dog Lodge’s exceptional dog care, we appreciate your understanding in committing to our payment and cancellation policies. In confirming one reservation another is excluded from this intimate service. Cancellations can preclude other families from this unique care taking and affects Moon Dog Lodges ability to efficiently manage its clientele and employees.

Packing Your Pup’s Suitcase:

Moon dog’s bring their own food. Time away from the family pack can cause an emotional stir in dogs that cause the flora in the gut to go awry. This can reek havoc on the digestive system and really make your dog’s lodging experience a challenging one for them and us. Keeping your pup consistent with their home diet offers some degree of stability and comfort. We strongly encourage all families to PLEASE pack an extra 3-4 days of extra food, supplements, and medications as travel can often be unpredictable. Many of our families feed raw or home made diets, we are prepared with the proper storage to accomodate all feeding needs. Please note that Moon Dog does charge a $25 fee for a “food/vet run” if your dog runs out of their food, supplements, and or medications.

Important to note, we do charge a $35 fee per food and vet “runs” that we must make if your dog runs out of the items mentioned above before their scheduled pick up date. We will always work through schedule changes that affect food, meds, etc due to circumstances that are unforeseen.


Please label all food containers/bags with our dog’s name (includes can food, please label on the bottom of can with sharpy)

If you have a certain procedure in preparing your dog’s food along with certain am and pm medications, supplements, etc to be added, please provide a typed (Please do not hand write info) set of am and pm instruction. This is extremely helpful in clarifying to the MDL guardians (staff) that instructions are followed correctly.

Please provide the correct measuring cup for kibble, measuring spoons for supplements and medications. In addition can food lids are always greatly appreciated. Please label all items so we make sure it returns home.


If you will be feeding a raw diet or homemade meals that have a great deal of prep involved please contact Inez via email to communicate your dogs meal prep needs. If you feed only kibble and your dog will be visiting for a short time, please pack it in a small to medium sized Tupperware container with a lid. Stand up containers like a lemonade pitcher (but with lid) are perfect and very user friendly during meal prep!  Moon Dog likes to be environmentally friendly, avoid using ziplock plastic bags as much as possible is a good thing all around. We encourage all our Moon Dog families to pack their dog needs in reusable storage containers.

If your dog will be at Moon Dog for an extended amount of time you are welcome to bring a unopened large bag of kibble or frozen food bag. Large home dog food storage containers are also welcome during extended stays. We have space to store these items.

Please LABEL all bottles with your dog’s name and am and pm amounts and then place into a large paper bag. If not possible a large zip lock bag with your dogs name on it can be reused in future visits.

Your dog’s home bedding is extremely important. These items send messages of reassurance and comfort through aromas that accompany them from home. A dog’s nose is a powerful thing and the scent of their family pack is also powerful at helping to relieve stress in a new environments or just simply sending love messages when the are missing their family. There is no need to wash bedding as long as it is clean and presentable.

Crates, or “caves” as we refer to them are often huge sanctuaries for dogs that have been introduced to them through compassionate education (training.)  Dogs who are familiar with a structure like this recognize it as a positive, a comfort zone and appreciate the ability to use their cave when it feels good to them. Kind of like a traveling bedroom or an RV! We always encourage a dog’s cave to accompany them along with their bedding so they can have the option. All crates are provided by families and can be storage for convince out at the ranch if helpful.

Please have name on bottom of dog bowl with permanent marker (preferably a travel bowl, not ceramic.) A food bowl that a dog is familiar with can also give a great deal of comfort to a dog encouraging them to relax and eat regularly.

The above preparation is of great help in keeping your dog(s) on a healthy track with their meals, helping us stay organized and allowing us to function with efficiency. Thank you for the time and energy!

“Sharing Good Friends, Good Space, & Good Love”