Doggy Shangri-La

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Nicole & Jim F.

15 Reviews
8 Repeat Guests
$45/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • 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
Must Be Vaccinated

Nicole & Jim's Resident Pets

Loki
German Shepherd Dog
Male
2 yr 5 mo old
House
Great Dane
Male
8 yr 1 mo old
Nikko
German Shepherd Dog
Male
3 yr 9 mo old
Other Pets & Animals: Cats, Caged birds or Reptiles

Nicole & Jim's House

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Children at home (Under 5 years old, 5-12 years old)
Large Yard
100% fenced & locked
Smoke-free home
Air-conditioned inside

About Nicole & Jim

22 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
Hi there and welcome to Doggy Shangri-La. A beautiful home away from home for your pup. Where your dog can roam freely from room to room. Curling up in front of the fireplace on a cold winters night or stretched out under a shady tree on a lazy summer day. If your pup feels like they just need a minute to themselves thats not a problem we have a private suite where they can relax on a plush dog bed with a peanut butter Kong. We also have a very large yard shaded by white oak trees making the temperature in the back yard much lower then in the front. Where your pup will find bowls of filtered ice water constantly put out for those hot summer months. This mecca of a yard is littered with bones, jolly balls, frisbees, tennis balls and of course lots sticks.
My husband and I have been caring for dogs for over 20 years. We love all breeds pure or mix alike. We also have been volunteering for a local rescue for German Shepherds for over a year now. We have fostered 32 dogs in total to date. We have experience with stepration anxiety, post op, toy aggression, and dog aggression. We have three pups ourselves two German Shepards and a Great Dane who love to meet and play with new friends.
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Can administer oral medicine
Special Needs Accommodated
  • Pets recovering from surgery
  • Separation anxiety
  • Leash Pulling
  • Not yet house-trained
  • Advanced senior issues

Nicole & Jim F.

15 Reviews
8 Repeat Guests
$45/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 December 8, 2016

Credentials

Background Checked
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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 Nicole & Jim's Home
$45 /night
  • Watches up to 1 dog /night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for no more than 1 hour/day
  • 5+ potty breaks/day
  • 3+ walks/day
  • Pets can sleep wherever they want
Daycare At Nicole & Jim's Home
$23 /day
  • Watches up to 1 dog /day
Baths
$20 /bath
Pick-Up/Drop-Off
$15 each way
  • Willing to travel 3 miles
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15 Reviews
Nicole and Jim are fantastic!! They took us in on fairly short notice, met with our dogs, and watched them just a few days later. They are patient, personable, and extremely dog friendly!! They provided daily picture and video updates by email and we could tell our dogs were having a blast! We could not have been happier, or more lucky, to have found them. Thank you Nicole and Jim!
Mike S.
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Two words: Excellent. Work. More than two words: An inspiring display of diligence. Expanding upon the norm, and encompassing the whole. So happy we found you!
Cannot say enough about Nicole and Jim!! The BEST
Nicole and Jim were amazing with my pup! They completely made him (and me) feel like part of the family. I received lots of pictures and updates while away and when it was time for Stark to come home, he was so sad to leave his new favorite family.
They took excellent care of my Teddy dog, and made sure he felt comfortable. Loved all the picture updates that were sent.
There just are not enough words to express how happy I am that we found Nicole & Jim!!!! We just moved to this area from a large yard to a tiny apartment and were looking for a place for our Lab to stay and get some good play time. Well Nicole & Jim have just that!! HUGE fenced yard, three awesome dogs and three kiddos that kept our dog Eli well entertained and happy!! Eli was very excited to see us but I think he's already missing his family away from home. We received tons of photos with updated messages. WE loved the experience and look forward to more doggie play dates!!
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Nicole and Jim with their human and fur children were all great hosts to our 7 mo. old am staff mix. We got lots of picture and video updates during his weekend stay and even some to-go homemade treats! Our pup was exhausted when we got him home, so we know he had a great time playing. We'll definitely be back to Nicole and Jim's for more of our puppy watching needs!
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Amazing. These people know dogs. And love them. I couldn't have been more pleased with the care my little (great Dane :)) received. And so many pictures and videos!!! We've already rebooked. Highly recommend.
Awesome visit for Asher as always!
This was our first experience using DogVacay. We had excellent communication with Nicole, Jim and family from our initial enquiry and throughout Gilda's week long stay. It was clear from the daily photos, movies and updates that Gilda had a wonderful time and felt very comfortable. She had plenty of opportunities for play and exercise. When our pick up plans changed unexpectedly, Nicole was flexible and helpful. Thank you for taking such great care of Gilda. She loves the homemade dog treats.
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Nicole and Jim responded almost instantly inviting my Lily to stay with them and their family for the long weekend. I dropped her off and was given a tour of their lovely home and spacious backyard. I was very happy to see that Lily had some other animals and kids to run around with as we live in a small apartment. We received pictures and videos all throughout her stay and were so happy with our experience. I absolutely recommend them and will be using them again in the future!

Thanks Nicole, Jim, and family!
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Nicole was fabulous. She came over to meet us and our dog pretty quickly and was very friendly and welcoming. She immediately fell in love with our new puppy. The day she came to walk/play with him, we got heaps of videos and pictures. She cleaned up after he messed in the house and was very patient with the 7 week-old puppy.
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As expected, Asher had another awesome visit. It is such a blessing to finally be able to leave him and have no anxieties or concerns.
Once again, excellent service! Our dog, Asher has separation anxiety and Doggy Shangri-La went above and beyond to ensure he was comfortable, consoled and well taken care. They sent continual updates and photos which we truly appreciate and always add a personal touch by sending him home with delicious hand made peanut butter treats. Thank you Nicole, Jim and family for treating Asher as one of your own.
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We have been looking for someone locally to care for our dog Asher but have not been satisfied with any local boarding facilities. Immediately upon meeting Nicole and family we felt confident and at ease.

Nicole took special interest in our dogs little quirks like only wanting to drink only his own water bowl, she sent continuous photos and video with his first visit so that we were kept up on now he was adjusting to the new environment. We felt like our Asher was treated like their family, he really took to her children and they all seemed to love him.

We highly "Doggie Shangri-La" for anyone who wants their pet to have excellent, personalized care.
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