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MalyikaNima J.

47 Reviews
19 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • 7 days notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 20 minutes
  • Cancellation Policy:

Pet Requirements

  • 1-20 lbs
  • 20-40 lbs
  • 40-80 lbs
  • 80+ lbs
All Ages OK
Must Be Spayed or Neutered
Must Be Vaccinated
List of Breeds Not Accepted
Pit Bull - American Staffordshire Terrier, Pit Bull - Bull Terrier, Pit Bull - Staffordshire Bull Terrier, Pit Bull - American Pit Bull Terrier

MalyikaNima's Resident Pets

Other Pets & Animals: Cats, Rabbits, gerbils, hamsters, or pet rodents, Caged birds or Reptiles

About MalyikaNima

3 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
Well trained, house broken, sweet loving dogs welcome! Dog parks, hikes, treats, belly rubs, chauffeured car rides, and love! I love to spoil the dogs under my care I try to make everyday fun. Daily fun would include: walks, yummy food, and a cozy bed to pass out on.

I exclusively do dog sitting at your home. I update everyday with pictures of your pups vacation.

I offer dog walking services of 5 mile walks or dog park and (average 2 hours). My goal is to return your dog happy and tired. I offer $20 open time walks everyday. I use GPS tracking (through Glympse app) so you can track your dogs walks through real time!


$40 per day

$20 Dog Walks/Dog park time

$30 Day Care rate

I have been dog sitting for 3 years and I am having a blast! The relationships that grow from the dogs and their owners with me are really pawsome :)

Cats are more than welcome! I can care for them at your home.

Growing up with a pet, I completely understand how nerve-racking it is to find a trustworthy pet sitter. My goal is for you to be happy with my service. I give daily updates (Text, FaceTime, Skype or Email) on how your dog is doing. Wherever you are I can get in touch with you.

Let me know when you would like to schedule a meet-n-greet. Feel free to ask me any questions!

I receive message alerts through Dog Vacay through my phone, so I will be able to get back to you very quickly.

Unfortunately, I do have restrictions. I cannot except pit bulls (mixes or otherwise). Also, dogs who are aggressive towards other dogs and people.

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MalyikaNima J.

47 Reviews
19 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • 7 days notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 20 minutes
  • Cancellation Policy:


  • Available
  • Unavailable
  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated December 6, 2016


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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

House Sitting Overnight At Your Home
$50 /night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for more than 4 hours/day
  • Willing to travel 20 miles
Dog Walking
$20 /half-hour
$30 /hour
  • Willing to travel 5 miles
Home Visits
$20 /visit
  • Willing to travel 20 miles
$20 /bath
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47 Reviews
Malyika is fantastic! She is a great communicator and keeps you updated during the entire visit. Our dog has a few special needs and she is happy to accommodate! Can't wait to have her back!
Having just moved to the area we were worried about finding a sitter we could trust with our older dog with a big personality. Couldn't be happier to have found Malyika. She sent detailed texts and pictures. Briar was all about the belly rubs and cuddles with Malyika. We will definitely be using her again for our future travels as we know Briar will be in excellent hands.
Meant to do this a long time ago. My family and I went on vacation and left our CoCo with MalyikaNima. We thought she was amazing, She gave us constant updates and the pictures were awesome. I mean we blew one of the pictures up and hung it on her wall. She should probably start charging for her pictures they are professional grade. But all in all we know Coco had a great time and we would definitely use her again.
Awesome! She even bought him treats!
Malyika is a wonderful host and our dog Star always come back very happy, thanks Malyika!
Malyika sent tons of pictures to me and made Apache feel at home during her stay! Apache was in great spirits when she came back!
We love MalyikaNima!!!! So thankful we found her. Chewy (our 4yr old Maltese) absolutely lights up when she sees her. MalyikaNima sent photos from her time with Chewy and provided a very reassuring synopsis of the day's activities. Will definitely use again. We can't imagine life without her now.
We were thrilled with love and attention given to our dog for the stay. Malyika stayed in touch with photos and updates and genuinely loved the time with our pet. She was also able to accommodate our changing time requests for our departure and return times. Our shy dog easily went off for a walk with her on drop off day so we know she felt comfortable with Malyika making our leaving her stress-free. We would definitely board here again.
Awesome, Awesome. She was worth every penny and more. It turned out that I needed more attention than my pup because this was the first time I left him anywhere. Malyika understood that and did everything she possibly could to make me relax....from pictures to videos almost every hour or when I needed them most. To top things off Chunky came home clean, and with a personalized Christmas stocking. I could not ask for anymore she was awwwweeeesome!!!!!! and my boy was really happy.
Malyika is great! My dogs have special needs and she took such good care of them! She is a great communicator and was able to ask the right questions and follow directions well. The pups were perfectly happy and healthy when I arrived. I was so glad to receive daily photos too so I was not worried about my fur kids at all. We will be booking again!!
Excellent dog sitter, Bobby know the sound of her car engine. He loves her and all the attention he receives.
Malyika is amazing. She truly cares for the dogs in her care and their owners. I felt so comfortable leaving my dog with her. She even dropped my dog at my home looking happy and well-exercised. It was a last minute trip, but I will definitely contact her in the future.
Malyika has been our only dog sitter for coming up on three years now. We are lucky to be able to work with her regularly, and we are so fortunate to have found someone who's not only reliable and responsible, but so loving and affectionate with our dogs too!
Malyika is a great host! She picked up and dropped off our dog star and send daily photo and text updates. Star came back a happy a relaxed dog. Thanks Malyika!
Malyika is wonderful, responsible, flexible and takes wonderful care of Leybel. She is great. I highly recommend her. I can rest easy when I know my dog is in her care. Allan
She was wonderful! We had an emergency situation with public transit where we couldn't get home for a long time and she responded within minutes and headed over to let my poor dog out even with my cryptic messages about hidden keys and such. She even updated us with a picture!
Malyika was super responsive and professional. She watched my Gordon setter for several hours and although I was super nervous as this was my first time using dogvacay, her other clients rave reviews helped me to feel more comfortable with using her services. I had a wonderful experience, as did my pup. Highly recommend her!
This was our longest stretch away form home without the kids and dog. I didn't worry about Emmett once, not even for a second. I knew he was in the best hands.
I am so grateful that we found Malyika! She takes such good care of Emmett, and he always comes home exhausted. She's great at pairing dogs that will get along with each other, and making sure they are safe and have fun. She works on continuing training whatever we've been practicing. Malyika is so accommodating and courteous, and makes me like Emmett is her top priority. I've seen her with other dogs...she gives 110% to all of them. And they love her too. The best!
Kobe is always so well taken care of, I am so happy with MalyikaNima's service!
Kobe was initially very shy about going for walks, but he absolutely loves his walks and clearly looks forward to them during the week! Would definitely recommend.
Kobe had an amazing time and also had a mini play date because there were other dogs on his walk. He got all of his exercise in, which was perfect because I was working all day. Would definitely recommend!
Kobe absolutely loved his walks--would definitely recommend!
All I can say is excellent service. Malyika was great with our one year old pup. Sent photos every day. Even videos! I would recommend her to anyone and we came from Rockland county to use her services...I HIGHLY RECOMMEND MALYIKA!
I'm always afraid to sing Malyika's praises. If everyone finds out how great she is, she'll be overbooked!!!

As always, Peter had an amazing time. He went on hikes, long walks, runs. He built some wonderful bromances. All in all - he had a wonderful vacation.

We got lots of pictures of our little guy living it up and having a ball : )

I can't say enough about how well Peter is treated and how happy he is in every single picture :)
As someone with three dogs in our family, I never thought that finding care for them would be the easiest part of planning an out-of-town trip but with MalyikaNima J it's always so effortless. She's been working with our family for several years now and my dogs felt completely at home with her from day one. I always get updates on what they're up to, whether out for long walks in the reservation or cuddling up at home, and unlike other boarding situations we've tried they always return home looking as relaxed as if they'd been on vacation themselves!
She is amazing! She sent us daily videos and pictures. She even sent Chevy home with some homemade food! Amazing.
Kobe has an amazing time with Malyika I would definitely recommend her--she is extremely patient and Kobe is up to walking 5 miles in one walk!
Malyika responded immediately to inquiry about dogvacay and was very informative, reassuring our dog's safety. During the initial meeting our dog took to Malyika as if he known her all of his life. In which I must admit that it made me a bit envious lol. Needless to say I was pleased knowing that he liked her; it was a great fit from the start. Malyika sent us pictures, videos, and messages daily so we never missed a beat. She even let us know when another dog would be joining ours (overnight boarding as well). Overall, we appreciated her and I'm sure our Mojo did too. I highly recommend Malyika and look forward to booking with her in the future.
Its always a pleasure to leave my dog with her. She takes care of her just like her own. She send pictures and updates regularly that keeps our minds at ease. She takes her on car rides and parks making her stay enjoyable! I couldn't ask for more and will leave her again with Malyika when I go out of town.
This was my first time using Dog Vacay. I requested a meet and greet with Malyika and my dog instantly fell in love with her. She sent us pics everyday. We looked forward to seeing what Max did everyday. She also replied to all my questions very fast. Max had a wonderful vacation and so did we. I will definitely be using Malyika again. She is awesome!!!
I could tell from all the photo updates that our girl was being spoiled just as much as she is at home. MalyikaNima was caring, conscientious, and all around wonderful. Definitely recommend!
Malyika was absolutely wonderful :) She took great care of Carson and sent us photos of his stay. We will not hesitate to hire her again, she made us feel confident that our pup was in good hands so we were able to fully enjoy our vacation. Thank you so much, Malyika!!!
Malyika was great again with my dog. I went away for a week to the Caribbean and she agreed to keep him. This was my 3rd time using her services in 3 months!

She is always accommodating and cordial. She is professional and really cares for your pet as though they were your own.
It is so great to know that you pet is in good hands when you are so far away.
Kaya clearly had a fun weekend with Malyika! Malyika was able to work with my travel schedule and let me come and get Kaya late at night after we got back in. Kaya definitely had fun being in a new place with a person as well as another dog. Malyika was extremely friendly and professional.
After using Malyika's services in July for the first time, I immediately sought her out for dog sitting in August for another trip I had scheduled.

Given that it was the height of summer vacation time, she was in demand and already had bookings.
Even though she already had a few dogs that were staying with her that week, she agreed to watch my dog for a few days.

She assured me that all the dogs would get along and explained the demeanor of the other dogs she was goign to be sitting. She even sent photos of them.

During his stay, she sent me morning video updates and plenty of photos of my dog. She even took him for ride in her car (which he loves).

All in all, my dog loved his time with her and came back home tired and exhausted from so much fun.
I was referred to this website by a coworker. I had plans to go see my family out of state and would not be able to take my pet with me. This would be the first time I ever had to leave my dog with anyone other than family. I was very scared. I came across Malyika's profile and sent her a message wanting to arrange a meet up. She immediately responded and agreed to meet me at a local park. This was weeks before my trip was even planned. She was polite, kind, and warm. I instantly felt comfortable with her ,and my dog was not alarmed or scared of her. She assured me that she would not just watch him while I was away but take him on fun trips and excursions as well as give him ample play time and exercise.

I ended up selecting her for my pet's stay, and Im glad I did. She reassured me that my pet would be well taken care of and pampered. She treated him like he was her own dog. She sent me videos and pictures from their trips to the park (which he loves). She is attentive to dietary and grooming instructions.

She really cares about you and your pet. She is extremely professional and prompt. I will definitely be using her services again.
Malyika was kind and caring enough to offer a last minute booking for an additional day for my pet. My travel plans changed such that I would not be available to pick up my pet as originally scheduled. I contacted her immediately and she alleviated any concerns I had about my pet staying with her for the extra day.
As always our little guy was so happy and well taken care of.

Malyika sent us the most amazing slide show of his pooch-vacation. Peter looked so happy and seemed like he was having a better time on his vacation than we were!

We feel so good leaving Peter with Malyika. With the exception of missing him like crazy, we have absolutely no worries. We know he is in great hands!
Malyika has been our only dog sitter for the past year or two now and my dogs love her. I always know this is the one part of planning a trip that I never have to worry about, and my kids love getting her updates and photos to see how happy the dogs look on their "vacation" with her.
MalyikaNima was absolutely great! I had lots of scheduling issues affecting the drop-off dates but she remained flexible throughout, even allowing a last-minute meet to drop off or little guy. She provided daily updates & pictures and gave Bobby lots of exercise. I would definitely utilize her services again!
This is our third time sending our baby to stay with Malyika. As always she took excellent care of our little guy. It was a short stay, but she still took the time to take him out for very lengthy excursions.

Peter came home and was completely exhausted (exactly how I feel after vacation : )

Malyika sent us great pictures of his vacation as well telling us about new places that we can take him. I feel so comfortable leaving him with Malyika because I know she has been treating him with tons of love and attention.

When we left this morning, he barely acknowledged us since he was still tired : )
Malyika was very patient and loving to our extremly hyper puppies. My husband and I were out of the country with limited wifi access but Malyika still sent daily updates and pictures. I was happy to receive those. Our puppies were very happy once we picked them up, assuring me that they were well taken care of. I look forward to working with Malyika in the future. It will be hard trusting anyone else with my babies after the amazing job she did!

Did I mention that she took them on several trips to the dog park and on a hike where they got to swim in a small waterfall?! Amazing!
The only other time that we have been away from Peter was for one night. We were so nervous about leaving him with a boarding facility. When I heard about DogVacay, I read every single review I could find. When I contacted Malyika, she was so very quick to respond to my initial inquiries and made me feel very comfortable right away.

We received pictures and updates on Peter (what he ate, how he behaved, general comments). It was so reassuring to hear from Malyika and realize that she was taking a personal interest in our baby. She even called once to ask about a strange mark under his arm. She was kind enough to pick him up and drop him off when we returned.

Peter came home content and happy. He even looked longingly out the window as she left, which made me super jealous : ) but I just know that meant he was well taken care of. I am definitely looking forward to the next time that we may need Malyika's services.
Malyika was wonderful. She sent us photos of the dogs and kept us posted on any situation. I could tell my dog thoroughly enjoyed their stay with her.
Malyika was great!! She was so pleasant although I made the reservation at the last moment. I knew Delilah had a wonderful few days based on how tired she was. She had been for long hikes and visited the dog park a couple times. She even smelled good when I picked her up!
Everything was great from start to finish! Malyika is super friendly, responded quickly to set up all the details with me, and was able to arrange everything to perfectly fit my schedule. Then she stayed in touch regularly while I was away, sending photos and videos of my three dogs on long walks, taking trips to the dog park, and getting baths. Her apartment building has enclosed courtyards with private security and is right across the street from a large park, and they also spent time at South Mountain Reservation.

I've tried doggie day care style boarding in the past and my older dog would come home clearly stressed out from the experience, but my dogs just returned from 5 nights at Malyika's and are completely happy and relaxed! With so much to worry about when planning to go away, it's such a relief that this isn't one of them!
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