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Nicole D.

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30 Reviews
11 Repeat Guests
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  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 5 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

Nicole's Resident Pets

Sir Reginald
3 yr 0 mo old

Nicole's House

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Children at home (5-12 years old)
Large Yard
100% fenced & locked
Smoke-free home
Pets allowed on furniture
Air-conditioned inside

About Nicole

9 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
Dog enthusiast and certified dog trainer, with a background in show dogs. I also volunteer for a local dog rescue as a foster. I am currently providing dog walking as well as playtime for families in the Ghent area of Norfolk. I am ready to open my home to your furry friend, and ofer you peace of mind while you are away. Your dog will have plenty of outdoor playtime, one long walk every day, and as much time lounging on the couch as they want. **Your dog must be spayed or neutered, and up to date on vaccinations** This is for your dogs protection and all of the other dogs too. The wellbeing of the animals in my care is very important to me. Please feel free to contact me via message with any questions or concerns, I will always reply as soon as possible. For the safety of all dogs, please, always message me before arriving for a meet and greet, pickup, or drop off.
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Can administer oral medicine
CPR / First-Aid certified
Special Needs Accommodated
  • Pets recovering from surgery
  • Leash Pulling

Nicole D.

Online Now!
30 Reviews
11 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 5 minutes
  • Cancellation Policy:


  • Available
  • Unavailable
  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated February 17, 2017


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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 Nicole's Home
$25 /night
  • Watches up to 5+ dogs/night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for no more than 1 hour/day
  • Dogs will have full access outside for potty breaks
  • 1 walk/day
  • Pets can sleep wherever they want
$30 /bath
$10 each way
  • Willing to travel 15 miles
30 Reviews
Evie came home exhausted! She had a blast. I am great full to Nicole for taking such good care of my daughter.
Nicole was very accommodating and seems to love doing this. More than willing to oblige my schedule for pick up and drop off times. Definitely repeat.
She took great care of our two girls after after our regular sitter cancelled at the last minute. We received pictures daily and the girls must have played a lot, they have not left the couch in hours! Thank you!
I had my 2 "old men" stay with Nicole over the xmas holiday when I had to travel back to the midwest. I have 2 senior whippets and they did great! Nicole was very nice and quickly responded to texts. She also sent some pictures. I'm always nervous when I leave my fur babies when I go out of town but I would definitely have them stay with Nicole in the future!
Very nice! She responded quickly when I checked on Kodi. She also sent a picture before I even asked. O yea she trimmed his nails just because!!! Hope to be doing business with her again soon!
I feel horrible for writing this so late. But, Nicole was wonderful. She took my Bella in on relatively short notice so that I could attend an event. And even though there was bad weather that impacted not only me but Nicole & her family as well, she was still just so calm & patient throughout. I'm retired so Bella is normally always with me. Nicole had a super personality & I immediately felt reassured when I dropped Bella off. I will definitely reach out to her again when I return to the area.
Nicole took great care of our two boys. Both are completely different in nature and she accommodated them so well. Both were tired when we picked them up. I would definitely use Nicole again.
My dog had a great time with Nicole and her family. We will definitely be back to do business again!
Nicole was fabulous! She answered any questions we had. I was nervous about leaving my fur baby but she graciously sent pictures so I could see how my fur baby was doing. I highly recommend her and will certainly have Bella stay with her again!
Nicole was awesome!!!!! It was our first time using DogVacay and it gave us so much peace of mind! Hurricane Matthew hit the weekend we booked and Nicole was very accommodating. We will definitely be back!!!
Berlin had a great time and it showed in every picture and video Nicole sent. Both Nicole and family took great care of our baby.

We will definitely leave Berlin with Nicole on our next Virginia Beach vacation. We highly recommend Nicole if you want to leave your fury baby in a good home getting great care!
Nicole was absolutely fantastic. She is deserving of 6 stars - if there existed such a thing. We booked our stay on short notice and Nicole took wonderful care of our dog. She communicated early and often and sent a picture update to reassure us that our dog was doing great. When we picked up our dog at the conclusion of our stay, we found that Nicole had bathed her, clipped her nails, and even provided us with a very sweet card.

Thank you so much - your services were phenomenal.
Nicole, did an amazing job! We have two dauchshunds and they were so tired from playing when we picked them up from her home. We also were stuck in traffic, but Nicole was nice enough to let them stay a little longer.
Both of my "old men" greatly enjoyed their short stay with Nicole. This was their first time with her and she was wonderful. She sent pictures and was quick to answer texts. Looking forward to letting my "old men" stay in October!
Great service as always! Molly didn't seem to want to come home with me after her visit--she loves her stays with Nicole!!
Sparky enjoyed his stay. He had walks and playing time with other dogs. Nicole D. sent several photos to update us. I will use Nicole as a sitter again!
Nicole was absolutely amazing! I was really nervous about dropping my puppy off with a stranger. However, she eased my mind, was receptive to all of my request, sent lots of pictures and responded to every message almost immediately!!!! My puppy truly enjoyed herself and came home and was exhausted!!! I will definitely book Nicole again!!!!
The stay of my baby Aspra was excellent! She was very comfortable and calm! Nicole gave her attention she needed! I will highly recommend Nicole and will use the service myself for my future vacations and othe needs!
Nicole was fantastic with my crazy vizsla, Milo. I could tell when I picked him up at the end of the week, he was very well taken care of! All of my concerns about leaving him with someone else for so long were quickly gone after the first day or two when she sent plenty of pics and updates on how he was doing. I would highly recommend Nicole for your pup - she truly treats them like her own!
Thanks for always responding to texts and sending pictures and updates. Patches was exhausted and happy when I picked him up and it seems his vacation was just as fun as mine. Thanks for the great care!
Nicole done everything that was expected, and agreed upon. Taryn seemed to be tired once Nicole brought her home to us, after we returned from our trip. So that tells me that she played with other dogs, and got plenty of exercise.

Thanks again, Nicole !
Nicole was an excellent caretakers for my dogs. She kept me informed at all times, posted pictures and I was more comfortable with her having my dogs than any kennel or pet resort my two have stayed at. If you need a sitter or groomer, Nicole is the only choice in Virginia Beach.
She was very accommodating to our last minute request, and our puppy came home happy and relaxed after his night at her house!
Nicole was awesome. My dogs were happy there. She kept us updated the whole vacay. I would take back again.
Great experience for my pet! My dog absolutely enjoyed himself. Highly recommend!!
Nicole is a great sitter and Gia had a wonderful experience. Nicole sent pictures and video back of the dogs playing. Also Gia came back with a couple of new skills and we can tell the difference. I would definitely have her watch Gia again anytime and highly recommend her!
Nicole was awesome. She took great care of Lexi. She has a nice yard and our dog enjoyed playing with other dogs around. She got even a bath. She smells wonderful.
Nicole was amazing! Lucky fit right in with the other dogs, and had a great time (especially with her dog). I felt completely at ease with Nicole's expertise and she will be my "go to" every time I'm in VA Beach! Lorri L
My dog really enjoyed his extended stay in Nicole's care. There was never a dull moment. He had the time of his life.
Nicole took extra special care of my dog. She was friendly, professional and in tune with my pets needs. She was very flexible with her schedule and made my dog's stay an epic adventure. I highly recommend Nicole to all pet owners. ( ***** )
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