Doggy Retreat

View All

Nicholas P.

5 Reviews
2 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • 3 days notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 5 hours
  • 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

Nicholas's Resident Pets

Mixed Breed
7 yr 1 mo old
7 yr 1 mo old

Nicholas's House

View Neighborhood Map
Outdoor area
Smoke-free home
Pets allowed on furniture
Air-conditioned inside

About Nicholas

6 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
We are a family of dog lovers in Carrboro! We personally have two dogs, a border collie-pit mix and a miniature dachshund, both that we've had for about 6 years. Our dogs are very lazy, but get along great with other dogs and people! They frequently spend time with other dog friends and meet new dogs in the neighborhood, so they are very well socialized.

We frequently watch our friends' dogs over weekends, or up to a week, so we have ample experience boarding other dogs. Over weekends, we are typically around the house all day, so we can watch the dogs closely and walk them as frequently as needed. If we leave over the weekend, it is usually for no more than 3-4 hours. We are more than willing to board dogs during weekdays, but your dog must be capable of being left alone for 8-10 hours without being let outside. If you have a crate, or if normally give your dog free roam and it is not destructive, we can accommodate it very easily. We do not have a fenced in yard, so all walks will be on leash around our neighborhood.

While both of our dogs are quite lazy, we do like to take them on trips to the dog park (southern village), and on hikes around Carrboro (usually wilson park). Mostly, we just like hanging out with our dogs, so we like to walk them to downtown Carrboro to grab a bite to eat or have a beer at weaver steet!

Oscar, our Border Collie Mix, has had extensive allergy issues, so we have a lot of experience with dealing with administering medication and keeping itching in check. We consistently run a dehumidifier and vacuum, so our home is perfect if your dog also experiences allergies. Our home is two stories, but we can get outside without using stairs, so we would be capable of watching a dog that cannot handle stairs.

We are willing to pick up and drop off your dog up to 10 miles, and can bathe your dog while we are watching it. Preferably, we would like 3 days notice for watching your dog, but if you message me we may be able to accommodate a more last minute request.

We do not have any breed restrictions, but since we have dogs, we require that your dog is up to date on its vaccinations, as well as its heartworm and flea/tick medication. We also cannot accommodate dogs that are aggressive toward other dogs.
Read More about Nicholas...
Contact Nicholas
Can administer oral medicine

Nicholas P.

5 Reviews
2 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • 3 days notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 5 hours
  • Cancellation Policy:


  • Available
  • Unavailable
  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated February 19, 2017


Background Checked
This sitter has passed a background check, which searches a variety of criminal databases.
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.
Pack Promoter
Pack Promoters are active members of the community who promote DogVacay and hosting best practices.
Pay through DogVacay for:
Premium Pet Insurance, 24/7 Customer Support and Daily Photo Updates!

Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Nicholas's Home
$25 /night
  • Watches up to 2 dogs/night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for more than 4 hours/day
  • 3-4 potty breaks/day
  • 3+ walks/day
  • Pets can sleep wherever they want
$15 /bath
$10 each way
  • Willing to travel 10 miles
5 Reviews
Nick is awesome! I really liked that we had a meet and greet first to make sure both my dog and his got along...very smart. I also appreciated he was so understanding of a somewhat short notice booking. Nick sent me pictures of my dog the entire time we were away which not only showed me how great of a time he was having, but that he was ok...which with Nick, I could tell he would be just fine anyway. I definitely recommend Nick for anyone needing a helping hand and we will absolutely be using him again. Thanks for keeping great care of Carlos for us!
Noah has stayed with the Pinkins 3 times and we always feel at ease leaving him. I honestly don't think there is anyone else who would love on him as much as they do and he really enjoys going! They take him on multiple walks per day and spoil him! I would highly recommend them to anyone looking for a safe and loving place to leave their four-legged children!
This is the fourth time my dog Ollie has stayed with Nicholas. He, his wife, and their two dogs are AWESOME! Ollie doesn't want to leave when I come pick him up. I can tell that they love having Ollie as much as he loves being there, and they send tons of pictures. They are very active and I know Ollie gets long walks, hikes, and and tons of trips to the dog park--he always comes back very tired (and I think with a little doggie depression because he misses them). They have become my go-to boarding option in Chapel Hill!
Nick was great, he was willing to work with us on scheduling and was very accommodating to what we needed as we were traveling far. Maggie and Spencer had a great time (as we saw from pictures/videos around the house, on walks, and at the park). They were just as comfortable at Nick's as they are at home. Awesome experience all around!
Nicholas and his wife were awesome! They are such nice people and our doggies had a blast staying with them and their doggies. They are both super responsive, and kept us updated throughout the stay. Would definitely book again! Thanks!!
Read All 5 Reviews