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Nikki D.

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35 Reviews
18 Repeat Guests
$25/night
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  • 1 day notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 10 minutes
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Flexible

Pet Requirements

  • 1-20 lbs
  • 20-40 lbs
  • 40-80 lbs
  • 80+ lbs
All Ages OK

Nikki's House

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Medium Yard
Smoke-free home
Air-conditioned inside

About Nikki

20 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
We are currently a home without a pup. Our best buddy passed away, and we want to open our home to your best friend. We have lots of walking trails in the neighborhood, and we can't wait to take those walks with an eager pup! This is a smoke free home. We know not all dogs are good with kids, and our home is child free, so your dog is welcome. If you have a dog who likes to be the only dog, this is the weekend home for him or her!

I have added some pictures of our dearly missed boy, Toby. He got tons of love from us, and we will treat your baby the same way. We have experience in senior dog needs and giant dogs. (Toby was 110 lbs.)

We do work away from home during the week, so if your pup is a stay at home alone dog while you work, we can discuss a weekday Vacay. I do not work weekends, so they can get 24/7 care then.

We became Dog Vacay hosts April 2015 and have truly enjoyed this experience. So many different kinds of dogs have walked into our home and our hearts.
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Can administer oral medicine
Special Needs Accommodated
  • Leash Pulling

Nikki D.

Online Now!
35 Reviews
18 Repeat Guests
$25/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • 1 day notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 10 minutes
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Flexible

Availability

  • Available
  • Unavailable
  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated November 26, 2016

Credentials

Course 101 Graduate
By completing courses at DogVacay University, hosts learn about best practices to help them provide the highest quality care for your dog.
Course 102 Graduate
By completing courses at DogVacay University, hosts learn about best practices to help them provide the highest quality care for your dog.
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Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Nikki's Home
$25 /night
  • Watches up to 2 dogs/night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for more than 4 hours/day
  • 5+ potty breaks/day
  • 2 walks/day
  • Pets will sleep in their own beds
Pick-Up/Drop-Off
$13 each way
  • Willing to travel 25 miles
35 Reviews
Nikki and Brian are wonderful. It was our first time using dogvacay and it couldn't have been better. I would definitely recommend them highly! The thing that made it wonderful was the constant communication. I would not hesitate to leave my pup with Nikki and Brian again.
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Nikki and Brian are fantastic! We had a meet and greet before the first boarding experience and it went perfectly. I knew immediately that my pup would be in great hands! Nikki sent lots of photos and updates and I'm certain Cali had a great time and was comfortable all weekend. I feel very lucky to have found people who will really care for my dog the way I do. We will definitely be booking again!
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Absolutely wonderful home away from home for Truman ! Nikki and her husband are so warm and loving and I would highly recommend them
Nikki and her husband... for the moment we had our meet and greet, I was convinced that Pengyi was in good hands. Nikki treated her so well and the evidence was in the daily pictures I received. I could tell Pengyi began to feel right at home. When Nikki started to text me with messages like, "Pengyi is such a sweetie.", then I knew that my dog found her comfort zone. Isn't that was all dog owners want to know when away from their best friend? I will definitely call on Nikki again when I leave town!!!
Thanks Nikki D!!!!
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Nikki was great! I couldn't have found a better home for my dog to stay while I was gone. She sent pictures regularly and let me know Boomer was doing well while I was out of town. I will definitely be asking Nikki to watch my pup again!
We have never left our 9 year old small Yorkie with anyone but family. He is a nervous dog. We had a wonderful experience! Nikki sent us pictures each day and kept us updated on his days. We could tell he was happy! We were able to enjoy our vacation without worrying about him. We would definitely have Nikki and Brian watch our little guy again!!
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I can't say enough about how well cared for our dog Jack was for our 8 days away. He has never been in better hands! Jack is a rescue who has spent much of his life in the pound and with the Dayton Area Great Dane/Lab rescue who we adopted last August. He has some abandonment issues and I was fairly nervous about leaving him. Nikki and her husband were wonderful with him and I feel so comfortable leaving him with this couple again. I can't sing their praises enough...
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Nikki was excellent and incredibly friendly and accommodating! She kept in touch with us the whole time and sent us daily updates with photos of our boys! It made us feel so much better about leaving them knowing and seeing that they were having a great time with so much attention and activity. Nikki and her husband walked them and played with them and spoiled them the way we do! We will absolutely try to book them again in the future!
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Nikki is awesome! Our dog Coco could not have had a better stay.
Wow, did we get lucky! This was our first use of a dogvacay host and it was an easy and comforting experience from start to finish. After we initially made contact we made arrangements for a meet and greet 5 months before our trip. We have two dogs, one is a puppy and both are active, so it was important to us that the dogs were comfortable with Nikki and her husband as well as giving Nikki an idea what to expect from our babies.

When it was time for our trip Nikki was very accommodating with drop off and pick up times, working around our flight schedule. She let us know what we should bring and asked all the pertinent questions so she would know our girl's routines in regards to feeding, exercise, and potty schedules.
We weren't gone two hours before Nikki starting sending us photo updates and they continued several times each day. I can't say how reassuring it was to see our girls being walked, playing and resting. What a relief it is to know our dogs where in great hands. I'm not sure who had a better vacation, us or our dogs?
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Our boxer had a great time with Nikki! It was great to see pictures of all the fun she had going on walks, playing with toys, and relaxing on her bed. It was a comfortable environment where she received plenty of attention. I would highly recommend Nikki!
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Great and frequent pics to let us know our dog was being cared for. Friendly. Professional. Great environment for our dog. I have no doubts that great care was provided. I hope to be able to book with Nikki anytime boarding is needed.
2nd stay with Nikki. Simply the best! My dog couldn't be happier. Thank you again Nikki for the pics and giving my furry girl the best of care. :)
Nikki and Brian are a dream come true. If could leave 10 stars for them I would. I left my elderly Ellie (a boxer mix with fear issues) with them and she was happy as could be. Nikki sent daily pics and I could tell Ellie was genuinely happy to be there and they enjoyed her too. :):):):) I couldn't be happier with the care she received.
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If it isn't stressful traveling over 500 miles to your family for the holidays, to then leave your 1st dog with complete strangers for an entire week...

From the start Nikki and Brian welcomed my pet into their home and kept me at ease with constant, consistent reports and photos. Mia is not a simple dog - they handled her emotional and medical needs with true experience and heartfelt compassion. I cannot begin to recommend them (or thank them) enough. It could not have gone any better for us and I am truly grateful to this couple.
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Nikki was an amazing dog sitter! She welcomed my dog, Bosco, into her home like he was part of her family. She took him on daily walks and played with him. Nikki sent me several photos of Bosco over the his three day stay to help ease my mind about his care. We already have plans to have Nikki watch Bosco in the near future.
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I can't say enough about how wonderful Nikki and her husband were to our 2 y/o Boxer mix, Ramona. Knowing that it was the first time we've been away from our dog, Nikki sent us numerous updates and pictures of Ramona playing with her toys, going on long walks and all snuggled up for bed. Nikki made us feel so good and reassured knowing that our dog was in good hands for the weekend. Nikki and her husband were so kind, understanding and accommodating to us and treated our dog with such compassion. They're both knowledgeable and savvy when it comes to caring for dogs and it was pretty obvious that Ramona had a blast with them. We definitely plan on using Nikki in the future and strongly recommend others considering Nikki to do the same.
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I would highly recommend Nikki and her husband to anyone who wants to know that their pet is treated like one of the family and will enjoy their stay. Their house is so warm and welcoming, just like the two of them. Truman settled right in and Nikki was amazing with all the pictures she sent to me daily. I was on a cruise and each day Truman's face was just so content. I was able to have the peace of mind when you are so far from home. I would definitely board Truman again with them.
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Nikki is an absolute gem for our dog Mae. She gives her such loving care, we can rest assured that our dog is in good hands. We highly recommend her for dog sitting!
Bella loved her weekend away at Nikki's house. I was provided with frequent updates and pictures all weekend. These updates and pictures put my mind at ease knowing Bella was having such a great time. We will definitely use Nikki again.
Nikki is the best! While we were away she kept us updated with tons of pictures and status on our pup. I feel so lucky to have found her, we know Bane has a great experience and receives tons of love and attention when we leave. I would (and have!) recommend Nikki to anyone!
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Nikki was awesome!!! She kept our 1-year old crazy golden doodle and I felt good in every way at drop-off and pick-up. She is organized and very caring, she was very understanding of the needs and problems with a 1 year old puppy. I would send Stella back to Nikki every time!
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Second time we have taken our dog, Brutus, to them. Such kind, warm, friendly people, whom I cannot thank enough! It is such a relief to drop him off and know we don't have to worry. Not to mention, Brutus goes right in and makes himself at home....doesn't look back, lol!

We get updated photos throughout the stay, which is duck a nice touch!

Couldn't recommend these wonderful people enough!!
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Hannah had another wonderful stay with Nikki and Bryan. We feel like Hannah was on her own vacation. Nikki sent pictures daily of Hannah going on walks, playing and taking naps. Hannah had huge dog smiles. 5 stars from this family :)
Nikki and her husband were the absolute best! They took our girls for an extremely last minute booking when we were in the area on business travel. She even answered our request for the next day in just a matter of minutes! As a Dog Vacay host myself, I know how hectic last minute bookings can be for both the guests and hosts, and I can't say enough good things about how much they helped us and how great they were with our pups! Definitely recommend them to those in the area that want the best!
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Nikki and Brian are the nicest couple! It is CLEARLY obvious that they are dog lovers! I would not leave my Brutus with just anyone, esp now that he is older and has cancer, and I couldn't have been more relaxed and at ease with leaving him in their care. We felt from the moment we met them that they were a perfect match for our boy! I couldn't recommend them enough!!
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Nikki and Brian are so warm and accommodating. They took Bane - an extra large puppy- into their home, walked him and loved on him, and even graciously dealt with his drool. I would recommend them for anyone's furry baby!
Our boys stayed with Nikki the weekend that we got married, I couldn't have asked for a better experience. My biggest concern was that I wanted to be able to focus on the weekend and not worry about them, this definitely ended up being the case! Nikki sent pictures throughout the weekend and was flexible on both the drop off and pick up times. We would definitely recommend her to others.
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Wonderful people, great home, big yard...my pup came home happy. Vary accommodating as well! Would definitely use Nikki again.
This was my first experience with DogVacay so I didn't really know what to expect. Nikki was wonderful! she kept me updated on Steel by sending me daily text messages and pictures which helped eased my anxiety of leaving my buddy with a stranger. I really couldn't have asked for a better first time experience and would highly recommend and use Nikki again.
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Mae's stay with Nikki was absolutely terrific. Through her photo updates, we knew exactly how Mae's day was going and felt very comfortable knowing she was in good hands. We could tell right away that Nikki and her husband loved dogs and would give our pet much love and attention!
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Rascal had a wonderful experience. I could tell they treated him like he was their very own. I appreciated the pictures of how much fun he was having.
Chloe had a wonderful time with Nikki and her husband. They were very accommodating to our strange request for pet sitting while my family was in the Columbus area to visit the Zoo. I highly recommend their services!!
Nikki and her husband were extremely accommodating to our dog, Hannah. We highly recommend them. Very friendly and kept us updated while we were away. They sent us pictures of Hannah, which helped reassure that she was in good hands. We will be making another reservation in the very near future!
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Nikki and Brian were absolutely wonderful "hosts" to our flat-coated retriever. They are extremely knowledgeable about dogs and their home was very dog friendly. It was obvious that our dog was most welcome. They took him on numerous walks in their neighborhood and played Frisbee in the backyard. What we really appreciated were the pictures and updates they sent to me. We highly recommend Nikki and Brian and will definitely use them in the future.
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