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Nicole W.

39 Reviews
25 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 8 hours
  • Cancellation Policy:

Pet Requirements

  • 1-20 lbs
  • 20-40 lbs
  • 40-80 lbs
  • 80+ lbs
All Ages OK

Nicole's Resident Pets

German Shepherd Dog
3 yr 9 mo old
German Shepherd Dog
3 yr 3 mo old

Nicole's House

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Large Yard
100% fenced & locked
Smoke-free home
Pets allowed on furniture
Air-conditioned inside
Great for senior pets

About Nicole

5 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
We have 2 dogs of our own who love to meet new friends! I have a flexible schedule that allows me to be home most days. My husband, Brent, works from home, so someone will always be home watching your dog. I am a Registered Nurse who also has a lot of experience caring for dogs, so I welcome dogs with special needs such as allergies, medications, separation anxiety, etc. We have a doggie proof house and a fenced in backyard that I'm sure your dog would love to explore. This is the perfect place for your pups to spend their vacay!
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Can administer oral medicine
Can administer injected medicine
Special Needs Accommodated
  • Pets recovering from surgery
  • Separation anxiety
  • Aggressive behavior
  • Leash Pulling
  • Not yet house-trained
  • Advanced senior issues

Nicole W.

39 Reviews
25 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 8 hours
  • Cancellation Policy:


  • Available
  • Unavailable
  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated February 20, 2017


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Premium Pet Insurance, 24/7 Customer Support and Daily Photo Updates!

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
  • 2 walks/day
  • Pets can sleep wherever they want
Daycare At Nicole's Home
$25 /day
  • Watches up to 3 dogs/day
Dog Walking
$15 /half-hour
$20 /hour
  • Willing to travel 10 miles
$25 /visit
  • Willing to travel 10 miles
$30 /min
$50 /max
$15 /bath
$8 each way
  • Willing to travel 10 miles
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39 Reviews
Our dogs seemed really happy to stay with Nicole and Brent, and their 2 dogs. We are appreciative they could accommodate for more than 2 weeks!!!!
My dog Pax had a great time with Nicole, Brent and their 2 dogs while we were in Europe. They sent pictures to keep us up to date. Their home is lovely and set up for dogs with a fenced outside area. A great experience!
Nicole and Brent are great! They are very flexible on drop off and pick ups. We feel very comfortable leaving our 2 dogs with them. We will definitely use Nicole and Brent again. They are Pawsome!
Nicole and Brent were outstanding! They were very flexible with pick up and drop off times. I received updates and pictures almost daily while I was on vacation letting me know how Chloe was doing! I know she was well taken care of! I definitely recommend Nicole and Brent! Thank you again!
Nicole did an amazing job. Great communication. My dog is German Shorthair Pointer. Can be crazy at times. Seemed very worn out when I picked him up and very well cared for. Will use these guys every time im in a pinch!! Great communication as well!
A great experience! Nicole is a wonderful caring sitting. We felt good about the care our 2 dogs received and will be using Nicole and husband again in the future.
This was Henry's second visit to Nicole's. The first visit was about a year ago. He walked right in, sat down and felt right at home. So cute! We're so thankful for the great care and communication that Nicole and her husband provide. Thank you, Nicole!
Good sitter, dogs were well cared for. Would have liked pics throughout the stay, but I did not specifically request them when booking.
I never had a good experience boarding my dogs and decided an in home boarding might work out better. I found Dog Vacay and Nicole and my mind was put at ease after the first sitting. Nicole and Brent are true dog lovers and my dog loves going there. Definitely recommend them if you're on the fence.
Always a great experience! My dog is safe and happy.
Nicole was very sweet and incredibly flexible when my fiance and I experienced a gruesome day of canceled flights while trying to get home to pick up our pup. We ended up not getting into Indianapolis until close to midnight, instead of 3pm. It was a very rough day and her flexibility was greatly appreciated!
Very flexible and easy to work with. They did a great job of taking care of our two dogs.
We love leaving Chewie with Nicole! And I think he loves staying with her as well!
This was the first time we needed to send Riley on a vacay without us. This whole experience with Nicole exceeded our expectations. She is very professional and caring. I would highly recommend her and have to family members and friends. I would gladly book with her again.
Great Location, Pawsome sitter..... 100% recommend
Nicole and Brent are awesome! Took great care of our dog Roscoe while we were on vacation. Highly recommend this great family, and hope to use them again next time.
Nicole was wonderful to work with! I have a 10 year old beagle named Wrigley who is very relaxed and low maintenance. I was a bit nervous when I saw she had two dogs of her own. If Wrigley is around dogs that are too hyper or is in a very loud and boisterous environment, she gets a little anxious. To ease my mind, we started with a meet and greet. Nicole's two dogs are wonderful! They clearly have been socialized with many dogs and were very friendly with Wrigley. I immediately knew Nicole was the dogsitter for me. Drop off and pick up was very convenient. Nicole was flexible with me and understood with a road trip and traffic pick up times could vary. She sent a daily picture of Wrigley ensuring she was in good hands. I will without a doubt be using her and her husband for all my dog sitting needs!!! Thank you!!!
Nicole and her husband did a wonderful job taking care of our dogs. We felt very comfortable leaving our dogs with them. We knew they were being loved. We highly recommend them!
Nicole provided a great home away from home for our Doberman while we were away. Our Lucia and her dog got along great and played all week. We received pictures during the week and Nicole assured us everything was okay. She was always quick to respond to texts and our dog came home happy and exhausted!
Nicole & Brent are FABULOUS. Our dog has separation anxiety and their dogs really helped calm her with play and love. Great communication and regular photo sharing made our daughter feel like she was staying with family. Thank you!!
Nicole & Brent are so professional. Lots of communication & photos. Their home & yard is set up perfectly for daycare & overnights. Their own pets actually made our dog's stay AWESOME. They made our dog relax through her separation anxiety & played so well together.
Nicole is AWESOME! She sent me pictures to update me about Jaxson during my vacation. He had plenty of space to play & explore. He stayed with them for 8 1/2 days and as each day passed, Nicole made me feel certain that my dog was getting the best care. I will always check to see her availability when I need someone to care for my dog.

Thank You!
Nicole took great care of our lab for 10 days. We received lots of pictures and updates while we were gone and it's obvious she really cares about dogs.
Nicole was great and I felt very at ease leaving my pooch with her for the two weeks (even though it was his first time away from mom and dad). She sent updates and pictures, and I was so glad that Doc was out playing instead of caged up at a kennel. He came back with some scratches, but I think it's all from playing with the other dogs outside. We have a cat at home, so we're not used to him getting scratched up, but I don't think it was anything out of the ordinary. He was exhausted when we got home which was nice because so were we after traveling all day. He's a puppy full of energy, but I think may be better behaved than when we dropped him off which is wonderful. I will definitely use Nicole again, even though we live 35 minutes away. It was worth the drive.
Chewie had a great stay! Nicole sent me pictures often and we spoke every day. I am definitely going to book again!
This was my first experience with Dog Vacay and it could not have gone better! Nicole is amazing and is great about sending updates throughout the week! I would definitely recommend Nicole and will book another stay with her for Ellie the next time I'm in town!
Nicole kept 3 dogs for us. They love to go there. They enjoy the socialization with the other dogs, the family environment and the chance to snuggle in the evenings. They come home worn out from so much playing which helps us know they had as much fun as we did while we were away.
Nicole was an awesome host for my dog! He absolutely loved his stay. I got updates and photos every day. He will absolutely be coming back!
Nicole was a wonderful dog host! She responded very quickly to my message, readily accepted my request to have a meet and greet before to ensure my 9 week old foster puppy Harlow would be comfortable, and sent me picture updates while I was gone! Very friendly and dog savvy couple. Will definitely use them again!
Really good experience. For Milli, Nicole made sure she had a good, positive experience without being crated during the day, as is the case with most commercial boarders. For me, Nicole provided daily text messages and photos which set my mind at ease. What more could I ask?
As always, I feel comfortable leaving my dogs with Nicole. When I pick them up you can just tell they had a great time! I will definitely continue using her services.
Our dogs had a great time at Nicole's house. She took good care of them, and they enjoyed playing with Nicole's dogs. She sent us photos of them while we were away, and also sent email updates. We definitely plan to have our dogs stay with Nicole again!
Nicole was a wonderful hostess and caregiver to our Finlay, an older Westie. She listened well to our description of his behaviors and needs. When I met her, I liked everything about her. She is a registered nurse so is a natural caregiver. She had a drainboard full of beautiful homegrown tomatoes, which I applauded. When I went to the meet and greet, Finlay met her two dogs and they got along well. While we were away, she sent frequent photos of Finlay to us electronically, always with a reassuring message about his adjustment. Upon our return, we found Finlay happy, healthy, super clean. I believed her when she said she would miss him and I am sure he will miss her pups and her loving attention. He ate well while there and is eating and digesting well here at home now. Nicole also lives very close to our own home in Indianapolis, making the transport easy. I have told many people about Dog Vacay and specifically, about Nicole.
Nicole was just the answer to wanting our dogs to have a nice experience while we were away. Our dogs came home calm and happy. This was the first time we had been away from them for a week. She was really flexible with all our requests, sent us updates and pics all week (which we needed!) and really made them a part of her family. She has the perfect set up. A nice fenced back yard (which they loved) and plenty of room to play. She even accommodated our dogs hip issue by letting him use his 'stairs' to get up on her couch. Now that is service! Her dogs are super sweet and they were very gentle and kind to our dogs. We could not be happier with the care they received and will use Nicole anytime we go out of town. This was our first time using dogvacay and will sing its praises (and Nicole) to everyone we know! Thanks
I was a little worried about leaving my babies with someone I didn't know, but after I met Nicole and her babies I felt really good about leaving them with her. I got lots of updates and pictures during their stay which was awesome. In the end I was satisfied enough to book her again and will recommend her to anyone who needs dog sitting. She's great!
Our dog, Callie, had a wonderful stay with Nicole over Labor Day weekend. Nicole kept us informed of how she was doing and made sure Callie was comfortable in her home. Callie got along with her two dogs and had ample space to move about inside and outside the house. Thanks Nicole for this positive experience!
Sophie loved her stay. :)
Nicole is the female dog whisperer! I left my 11 week old puppy with her and by the time I picked her up she was sleeping through the night! I think her dogs Leo and Gatsby had a hand in helping with Ruby's puppy biting as well. Nicole was extremely flexible with pick up and drop off times and sent me pics of the pooches playing. I felt like Ruby was in great hands and would absolutely leave her with Nicole again!!
Nicole was excellent with Tucker. He enjoyed his stay. He had a great time with her two dogs and they quickly became buddies. Nicole was attentive to Tucker and respected the fact that he was initially nervous about the whole process. It was a great experience for the whole family. We lived getting the picture updates that helped us to know while we were away Tucker was well cared for. I would highly recommend Nicole and would definitely use her again!
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