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Niki R.

34 Reviews
13 Repeat Guests
$35/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • 1 day notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 55 minutes
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Flexible

Pet Requirements

  • 1-20 lbs
  • 20-40 lbs
  • 40-80 lbs
  • 80+ lbs
No Puppies

Niki's Resident Pets

Oreo
Bichon Frise
Female
15 yr 11 mo old

Niki's Apartment

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

About Niki

23 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
I am a 39 year old dog lover living in a 1300 sq ft condo with my dog Oreo. I have been a dog owner all of my life. I work from home so I would be with your dog all day. Oreo is a 15 3/4 year old terrier mix that gets along with all types of animals. We go for walks daily and have play time. Depending on what your dog enjoys, Oreo and I will do our best to entertain them.

My preference is to watch small dogs due to the size and age of Oreo. But if you have older or calmer medium or large dog, it might be a good fit. :-) I do not have the room for a giant sized dog. I have had 3 dogs in my adult life all living long healthy lives in my care, so I have experience with all ages of doggies.

I have been watching my friends pets for years, so this option seemed like a natural fit. If you think we would be a good fit, lets meet up! I would love the opportunity to love on your fur-babies while you are away.

I have completed an online course in Animal Psychology, Animal Training and Pet Sitting and Senior Dog/Cat care.

The boarding rate is charged per 24 hour period. Quotes will be made for a combination of boarding and day care for bookings that are over the 24 hour time period. Just let me know when you plan to drop off and pick up your furbaby! I also require a meet-in-greet before finalizing booking. Stays over a holiday (New Year's Day, MLK Day, President's Day, Easter, Memorial Day, 4th of July, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, and Christmas) may incur a $5 increase in fee for the holiday and the day before and after depending on the length of the stay.

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Can administer oral medicine
CPR / First-Aid certified
Special Needs Accommodated
  • Advanced senior issues

Niki R.

34 Reviews
13 Repeat Guests
$35/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • 1 day notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 55 minutes
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Flexible

Availability

  • Available
  • Unavailable
  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated December 7, 2016

Credentials

Background Checked
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Course 101 Graduate
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Course 102 Graduate
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Disaster Relief
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Premium Pet Insurance, 24/7 Customer Support and Daily Photo Updates!

Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Niki's Home
$35 /night
  • Watches up to 3 dogs/night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for 2 - 4 hours/day
  • 3-4 potty breaks/day
  • 2 walks/day
  • Pets can sleep wherever they want
Daycare At Niki's Home
$25 /day
  • Watches up to 2 dogs/day
Dog Walking
$20 /half-hour
$30 /hour
  • Willing to travel 15 miles
Pick-Up/Drop-Off
$10 each way
  • Willing to travel 10 miles
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34 Reviews
I was worried to leave my Shih Tzu, Mimi, for a short stay. After I saw Niki interact with Mimi on a Meet and Greet,all of my fears melted away. Mimi enjoyed her weekend with Niki and Oreo. Niki kept me updated with photos and messages ,throughout the weekend,so I never worried.When I picked her up,Mimi was very happy. I would highly recommend Niki. We will return. Thanks for a wonderful stay!

Maggie W.
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Niki and Oreo are part of our family! Niki is always accommodating for our schedule, and loves snuggling our Princess Penny. I have recommended Vacay for anyone looking for a happier alternative to a kennel.
Molly has now stayed with Niki and Oreo three times. This time Molly made some new friends. She came home tonight and she is doing great. I had a family emergency and Niki was flexible. I knew I didn't have to worry about Molly because Niki and Oreo take great care of Molly every time!
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As always, a great vacay! Niki is terrific!!
Niki did a great job hosting my dog for 8 days. She kept me informed each day, which I really appreciated. When I picked my dog up, he was happy and I could tell that he had been well cared for. I will definitely request Niki's services again!
Nicki and Oreo are are a great team! Sadie is always very comfortable there and Nicki sends us great photos throughout the stay!
My pets had a wonderful vacation, and I had a worry-free time away knowing they were in good hands. Highly recommended. Niki is very competent, professional, and accommodating, as well as responsive and experienced in all aspects of pet care. Her dog, Oreo, is a great host too. Especially if you are nervous about leaving your pets, you've found your petsitter here who will answer all your questions beforehand and give you peace of mind while you are away including picture updates. Thanks for a great stay!
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Niki took awesome care of my beagle. Niki sent me pictures to relieve my separation anxiety! She responded to all my messages. She got great pics if my pup. My pup came home and is doing well, although I think she misses Niki and her adorable dog, Oreo! I would highly recommend Niki to anyone.
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My husband and I were very nervous to leave our Maltese Jeter at first , but we got to meet Niki and Oreo prior to booking an overnight stay so that really helped. Also during jeter stay at Oreos home Niki was so nice to keep us updated with videos and photos . She took care of Jeter like he was her own dog and I really appreciated that . I would definitely Recomend Niki and Oreo to take care off anyone's fur babies , thanks Niki hope we get to see you soon :)
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We never need to worry about Penny when we leave her with Niki and Oreo! She is pampered, spoiled and happy.
Niki has been a great sitter for our Havanese Totte. She always sends some pictures of Totte, and it seems like they all have a great time when Totte visits.
Niki is the absolute best! She knows all of Penny's favorite activities and enjoys having Penny in the house. We are relaxed, knowing we don't have to worry about anything.
Niki and Oreo took excellent care of Dash our 8 month old puppy. I know Dash is in good hands when I need to be away. I am grateful we found Niki!! Thanks Niki!!!! :)
Niki and Oreo have taken care of CeCe many times, and this weekend was essentially the same as other times. Niki takes excellent care of my dog; she lets CeCe sleep on the bed with her and Oreo (and this week a third dog). She sends me pictures and reassuring messages every day and I can see for myself that my dog is okay. She is an excellent caretaker.
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Niki is just GREAT! Sadie was very comfortable with her and very calm when I arrived to pick her up. Niki sent us lots of pictures while we were away--so great to check email and see how she's doing. On a scale of one to five stars, I'd definitely give Niki a ten!
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Having Penny stay at Niki & Oreo's house takes all the stress out of being away from home. No more watching the clock and worrying about how soon I have to leave to get home.
Niki and Oreo are fabulous. Penny is not upset about going, she is relaxed while she is there and she does not act stressed when we pick her up. Therefore, we are not stressed during our vacations. Niki sends lots of pictures and updates.
Niki was an unbelievable host. We could tell from the pictures she sent us that our little Bailey was happy and felt right at home. We have only good things to say about Niki (and Oreo!) and we will definitely be booking with Niki again for all of Bailey's future vacations :)
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Niki was amazing and I highly recommend her! We were going on a weekend trip and needed last minute care. Niki responded to my request within the hour and set everything up so quickly. She was so friendly to us and our dog, she made us feel very comfortable. Niki even sent us pictures of our dog at least once a day to keep us posted. It was our first time using dogvacay and it was a very easy process. I would definitely use Niki again!!! :)
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Niki is a loving, caring host to my small dog, CeCe. She sends frequent pics and updates and has always responded quickly when I worried about my dog. Her dog Oreo is a calm, quiet dog who is quite mellow. This was CeCe's third visit with Niki and Oreo. I will happily continue to use her.
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Absolutely Pawsome! We met with Niki on a meet & greet, and it was apparent that Penny was comfortable with Niki & Oreo. After a short visit, we left, confident that Penny would be well cared for.

Niki was terrific about working out drop-off details and times, sent lots of photos and notes during our vacation. We saw pictures of Penny hanging out, knew that she was eating well, and enjoying her walks. When we returned, Penny was happy to see us, but kept returning to Niki for one last belly rub.

We will definitely visit Niki & Oreo again!
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CeCe did very well and settled in nicely with Niki and Oreo. The daily pics were reassuring, and CeCe seemed to love Niki. I will use Niki again when we can't keep our dog with us .
Niki was great! At least one and usually two photos/updates every day so I didn't worry about how everything was going. Timmy, who can be a neurotic mess, seemed to have a good time staying with her too.
Niki was professional about her job, making sure she understood all of CeCe's needs. She was warm and appropriate in her reactions to her new charge. She sent pics to assure me that my dog was adjusting well. She let CeCe sleep with her. I was very pleased with the stay. CeCe will be staying with Niki again next month, and I am quite comfortable with that decision.
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Emma had a great time with Niki and Oreo. She settled in nicely and looked very happy and comfortable in all the pictures and videos I received. I was impressed at the quality of care Niki provided- she treated Emma like her own, which is exactly what I was looking for! We will definitely rebook with Niki in the future =)
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This was Sadie's second stay with Niki and Oreo, and it was just as successful as her first! Niki is a TERRIFIC host--very calm and welcoming and upbeat--just like you would want your dog's surrogate mom to be! The photos Niki sent throughout Sadie's visit gave us a great long distance connection with her. Another ten star visit! Thanks, Niki and Oreo!
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Another wonderful stay with Niki and Oreo. Sage spends most of the time chillin on the couch. The best place ever for a pug. Thank you Niki!
Our dachshund had a wonderful stay with Niki. We received daily updates from the host with lovely pictures of Pookie. We found her happy and well taken care of when picked her after our vacation.

Niki, thank you much from Pookie and all of us.
Tammy
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Niki and Oreo are wonderful hosts. Sage had such a good time. She came home tired out and very relaxed. We really enjoyed the daily pictures Niki sent us. We wouldn't hesitate to ask her to host Sage again, in fact we already did!
Another perfect stay! Thanks Nikki & Oreo
If I could give Niki ten stars, I would! Niki (and her dog Oreo) made Sadie feel at home from the minute she walked in the door. She was very calm and welcoming and put us both at ease. We loved the photo updates of Sadie that Niki sent. This was the very first time Sadie had ever stayed with someone other than close friends or family, and it was a GREAT success. Many thanks to Niki!
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niki was so sweet and careful and very on top of caring for my pup. i was a nervous nellie leaving my dog for the first time in the care of a stranger. niki put me at ease with the first text and photo update she sent. smiles all around.
We were very pleased with Niki! Our puppy felt ver comfortable with her. Niki was great and very responsive to texts. She also sent us various pictures throughout the days we were away!
It was a perfect match for us. We have two 12 lb Maltese dogs ages 9 & 10. We were unsure of how things would go as we booked on short notice and never met Niki or Oreo before. Niki responded quickly to our request. Niki was great with the dogs, you could see she is very used to caring for dogs and she really made the drop off experience easy. Our doggies began checking everything out and made friends with Oreo right away. They did not cry when we left. We felt relieved at how well it went. We would highly recommend Niki and are thankful we found her.
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