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Nicola J.

53 Reviews
26 Repeat Guests
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  • 1 day notice required for bookings
  • Responds within a few days
  • Cancellation Policy:

Pet Requirements

  • 1-20 lbs
  • 20-40 lbs
  • 40-80 lbs
  • 80+ lbs
No Puppies
Must Be Spayed or Neutered
Must Be Vaccinated
List of Breeds Not Accepted
Akita, Giant Schnauzer, Great Pyrenees, Greater Swiss Mountain Dog, Mastiff, Newfoundland

Nicola's Resident Pets

Mixed Breed
7 yr 4 mo old
5 yr 9 mo old

Nicola's House

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Children at home (Under 5 years old)
Medium Yard
100% fenced & locked
Smoke-free home
Dog door access

About Nicola

20 Years Experience Caring For Dogs

We have a corner Lot with fenced back yard, dog door and plenty of toys. Close to a few parks where our dogs love to play catch.
When your pup comes to us there is LOTS of playtime, cuddles and walks in the morning and evening.
Come meet our two boys, Dexter and George who love to make new friends!
We offer 10% off for bookings of three nights or more. We also have a home monitoring system and check in on the dogs and talk to them when we are away from the house. I am home full time Frid-Sun, Mon - Thursday unsupervised until 5pm unless for holidays.
Unfortunately we cannot accept any dogs that are not fully house trained and pups under two years of age sorry and thanks for understanding.
We now have a baby in the house so we can only take baby friendly dogs who are not loud barkers! :)
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Can administer oral medicine

Nicola J.

53 Reviews
26 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • 1 day notice required for bookings
  • Responds within a few days
  • Cancellation Policy:


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  • Booked
  • Last updated December 28, 2016


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Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Nicola's Home
$30 /night
  • Watches up to 3 dogs/night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for more than 4 hours/day
  • Dogs will have full access outside for potty breaks
  • 2 walks/day
  • Pets will sleep in their own beds
Daycare At Nicola's Home
$15 /day
  • Watches up to 3 dogs/day
53 Reviews
Nicola was fantastic in all aspects! Before, during and after the stay, she was very prompt in replying. Our dog Kaya loved that she didn't have to be boarded in a kennel! I appreciate all of the pictures during the stay, as well!! Thank you very much!
Nicola and her family did a great job sitting for our pup while my family was on vacation. I would highly recommend them and would definitely use her in the future. Thank you Nicola!
Sweet little family! Took great care of Jersey! Wouldn't hesitate to contact them again or recommend to friends! Thank you!!!
Nicola was seriously the best and surpassed my expectations! I am pretty obsessive about my dog but felt super comfortable having him stay with her and her family. She kept in touch every day with pics, videos and updates which i was very appreciative of. I could tell that my dog had an amazing time and was worn out when he got home. I will def be using Nicola in the future and would recommend her to anyone looking for a quality dog sitter. Thank you so much, Nicola!!!!!
Another fab visit. Nicola is always so flexible with pickup, thank you!
As always, wonderful care of our girl!
Nicola and Lyle have been caring for Nola (9 year old golden retriever) for several months now and continue to be my "go to" when I need to travel. I have zero worries when I have her in their care, knowing she's getting daily walks, and a lot of love.
Highly recommend this family for your stay!
Nicola took great care of Bryce when she stayed with them! Walks in the eve and open space areas on the weekend; bryce didn't want to come home! :)
As always our dog Chelsea had a great time at Nicola's! Sometimes we think she loves being there more than with us. haha. We think she enjoys the company of other dogs. Thanks for watching our girl time and over again.
Nicola and Lyle are fantastic sitters. They sent me photo updates every day and I felt so comforted knowing Puffin was with them. I can't recommend them enough!
My two dogs have stayed with Nicola and Lyle a number of times and each time has been just as great as the time before. They take such good care of them and are very conscientious about letting me know daily how the two are doing. I can't say enough good things about Nicola and Lyle.

Jeanne C.
I was happy to find Nicola as she has a nice back yard and a doggy door which is good for Maxine. It was great to get the video and photo updates and reports while I was a away. When I picked up Maxine and came home she immediately went to her bed and was exhausted all evening. A very nice and loving household for Maxine in my absence.
Our dog Chelsea had another wonderful stay with Nicola and her husband Lyle. She is always so happy when she comes home from there home. We were gone for 2 weeks and Chelsea our boxer felt right at home :)
Thanks, again, for taking great care of our two pups! We were stuck out of state due to an emergency, and it was such a relief to know the dogs were in good, loving hands!
Our dog, Guinness, had a great stay! They sent us photos and videos from their hike and play times and were the nicest hosts. Guinness came home smiling and exhausted! Thank you so much!
Nicola & Lyle were wonderful with our dog!! Taking her to the dog park and sending us pictures of her at the park & hanging out with them. She had a great time & we would use them again for sure.
Nicola was fantastic with both our dogs while we were gone! They had such a great time playing that I was afraid they wouldn't want to come home! :) Thanks, Nicola!
This is the second time I have left my dog with Nicola J and her partner, and I am just as happy with them as I was the first time. They threw the ball around with my dog (his favorite thing in the world), and I got two status updates. Pick up and drop off times were negotiable. Overall, they inspire confidence. I am more than satisfied with how they treated my dog.
These hosts are amazing! They are caring, friendly, and seem to have a great handle of taking care of multiple dogs at one time. They treated my dog like she was one of their own, and I would happily ask them to watch my dog again in the future!
Our pup Lilly stayed with Nicola for 6 days and had a great time playing with her boys Dexter and George. We received regular updates with pictures which put us at ease that she was having a great time. She was a calm, happy girl when we picked her up and it was clear she liked being there. Thanks Nicola for taking such good care of Lilly!
Nicola has watched our dog several times. She is consistently very easy to coordinate and communicate with, and she has been very accommodating of our needs. We have been very comfortable leaving our dog with her and her family, and we hope to do so again.
Nicola and Lyle took amazing care of Starsky and Hutch! Love these folks!!
Nicola and her husband are great! Our old lady is one happy boxer when we pick her up!
Nicola J and her husband were amazing hosts. I had a long trip to Germany and after meeting them felt at peace during my trip. Their home is nicely setup for the dogs. The sent me pictures a videos daily which showed how the dogs got along. When i picked up the dogs the looked in very good shape and extremely happy. What I liked most about Nicoka J and her husband is that they seemed like genuine and nice people. I will definitely use them again.
Nicola and her spouse were excellent and very easy to work with. They were very responsive via text messaging and email. They have two lovely dogs that would make any dog feel welcome. We appreciated their great care they took in our dog and walking her twice a day. We have never seen our dog so happy after being picked up after being away from home. We would recommend Nicola to anyone.
As always, Nicola's home was absolutely fantastic. My pup was happy as can be when I picked him up. I would recommend anyone that is need of a safe, fun, and happy environment for their pup absolutely opt for this amazing host. I'm absolutely shattered that I've moved and need to try and find someone to fill her and Lyle's shoes.
All around great experience!
Nicole and Lyle were amazing hosts to our little guy. He had a very rough transition and was being quite mischievous but they did a great job keeping us informed and putting us at ease that he was okay. They really went above and beyond in trying to keep him comfortable and happy and sent lots of pictures and videos of his stay. I would highly recommend them as hosts for your dog! Thanks to you both.
Nicola and Lyle are absolutely the BEST EVER!! I have a new rescue puppy that they met for the first time who loves to play non-stop and along with my rescue beagle, they can keep you going. However, they sent pictures every day - sometime two pictures - and I could tell my two were very happy and being well taken care of. I cannot recommend them high enough.
Jeanne Cunningham
My dog stayed for 8 days with Nicola and her partner. He was walked every day and pictures were emailed. He had space and two easygoing dogs to play with. I was given a full report after my dog's stay was over. I recommend Nicola J very highly. Your dog(s) will get good care and scheduling is pretty flexible.
Nicola and Lyle have been great hosts for our dog. They have been really flexible and understanding -- including being on stand-by when we had our first child. Our dog loves playing with their dogs and is always happy to go back.
Nicola and her husband are great! We left Riley for a week while we went to the East Coast for two weddings and never worried about him once. They send pictures and videos every day. Thank you for taking such good care of our pup! Definitely recommend them to everyone.
Amazing, as always. I wouldn't dream of leaving my little creature anywhere else.
Our dogs get so excited to come to Nicola and Lyle's! They're always happily exhausted when they come home. Nic and Lyle love dogs, and I know mine are in good hands.
Second experience was just as great as the last. Lots of communication, LOTS of photos and video, and the resident dogs are still Gus' BFFs. I have absolutely zero hesitation or worry about leaving my 10lb ball of fur and enthusiasm here!
Nicola and Lyle are great. They have watched our Miner several times and every time has been perfect. We recommend them highly!
What a great first experience! After the meet and greet I was totally confident that my pup would have a great time while I was out of town. Everything went smoothly, and their two resident pups are fantastic. When I returned to town, Gus was happy and exhausted from all the playing he had gotten in over the last five days.

There is no question in my mind that the next time I need a sitter, this will be my first choice.
Nicola and Lyle were great. Our dog Kirra got walked many times and we even got some pictures of snuggle time on the couch. Would definitely use them again.
Thank you again Nicola and Lyle for showing our girl Manning an awesome weekend! As usual, y'all are the best!!
Nicola was flexible, attentive, and overall wonderful with Koda. The dogs all played constantly and Koda came home completely wiped out! I received pictures and videos daily of playtime, nap time, walks, etc. Will definitely book with this host again!
Let me start off by saying that I am extremely picky/selective of who I leave my fur babies with...Nicola & Lyle were absolutely amazing! My pups really enjoyed their stay and I have pictures/videos to prove it!! They went on walks, learned how to use the doggie door, stood guard on squirrel patrol and got lots of snuggles...Nicola and Lyle treated my boys as if they were their own. I felt extremely comfortable leaving them in their care. I will DEFINITELY be using them in the future!
Great hosts! Sent photos and videos multiple times, daily, directly, by text message. Took her for walks, and their dogs were great company for my pup!
A perfect first DogVacay experience! Nicola was so accommodating to my unusual time requests. When my flight arrived late at night, she still allowed me to pick up my pup. I loved receiving photos of him having a great time. Thanks, Nicola!
Nicola and Lyle were wonderful!

They were so accommodating in watching our pup last minute! We felt so comfortable going out of town knowing our dog was with Nicola!

She sent us multiple pictures daily to keep us updated throughout the weekend! Our puppy came home happy and worn out!

We will absolutely leave our dog with Nicola and Lyle anytime!!
Nicola and Lyle were absolutely WONDERFUL!! I left my little rescue beagle with them for six days and I couldn't have asked for better care. Sage, my beagle, seems to crave being loved and cuddled and she got plenty of that. I could tell she was one happy dog as they were very good about sending a daily photo. I will definitely use them again.
Nicola and Lyle were absolutely fantastic!! We don't leave our dogs often and when we have to, a friend usually stays at our home with them. However, since we were going out of town during Thanksgiving, our friend was also out of town. I stumbled upon this site while looking for boarding options and I'm so glad that I did! Initially we did a meet and greet to ensure Blaze and Chella were comfortable in their home and got along with their furbabies. We left the meet and greet completely comfortable and at ease leaving them with Nicola and Lyle.
They were very accommodating to our super early flight and welcomed us at 5am. We received several pictures and updates everyday which was very comforting (they always looked like they were enjoying themselves). Nicola and Lyle made it so easy for us to enjoy our vacation without the worry.
We're so very grateful to have met them. We will definitely use them again in the future!!!
My dogs go crazy upon the approach to Nicola and Lyle's! They are spastically happy upon arrival converting to calm and well-exercised upon return. I know they're having more fun away than when home, so I never worry.
Nicola and Lyle were very accommodating to my schedule to/from DIA, responsive, and sent regular pictures and fun videos of our babies having fun. Despite the deluge in Denver, they made sure the dogs got outings.
Nicola and Lyle were amazing! They were very helpful, responsive, and friendly, and they made the weekend fun & easy for us and our dog. Our dog had fun playing with Dexter & George, the friendly dog residents. Highly recommended!
Nicola was fantastic! She sent us a video and photo every day of Fraggle having a good time at the park and playing with their dogs. We also took advantage of additional services of having her pick up Fraggle the morning we left for the airport which took a lot of stress off of us. She also gave him a bath the day before we picked him up. We felt like our dog got a fun vacation while we did too. Highly recommend Nicola and Lyle!
Nicola and Lyle took excellent care of our baby! We will definitely be contacting them again, and I would recommend them to anyone.
Great experience. The hosts are really professional, accommodating, and communicative. They kept me posted about how my dog is doing. The backyard is a terrific space for exercise and activity. Would definitely request that they look after Grady again.
Nicola and Lyle were wonderful! They are extremely friendly and easy to contact, and sent me pictures of my pups having fun during their stay. Dexter and George are really sweet dogs that I'm glad mine could play with. Excellent experience -- highly recommended! I will definitely be contacting them in the future.
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