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Nicole E.
Los Angeles, CA 90035
7 Reviews
2 Repeat Guests
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  • 7 days notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 5 minutes
  • Cancellation Policy:

Pet Requirements

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

Nicole's Resident Pets

8 yr 8 mo old

Nicole's Apartment

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Smoke-free home
Pets allowed on furniture
Air-conditioned inside
Great for senior pets

About Nicole

20 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
I love my dog, so I know what it's like to absolutely adore your dog, and can't bear to think about leaving him/her alone. So I get it... I really do, I know what our 4-legged best friends mean to us. Dogs are my life, to begin with I work at DogVacay, Maggie and I have been here since day the very start, but that's not the only aspect dogs take up in my world. Weekend are best for me due to being in the office most weekdays for DogVacay, but no matter what your pup will get lots of attention and love!!
I have one dog of my own, Maggie, which is the joy of my life. She is a bichon, mini poodle, golden ret, border collie mix. She was rescued from a shelter here in Los Angeles. She mostly likes to sit on the couch and watch what is going on. We only take in one to two dogs at a time, Maggie prefers it that way. So we do fill up at times. Feel free to message us with any questions.

I would want to know ALL about who my dog will be left with, so here's a little bit of me, I'm a celebrity dog trainer in Los Angeles. I am pet CPR and first aid certified, I am pet a photographer doing a photo book on dogs with jobs. I have studied nutrition, aggression, body language, and more. I take the dogs everywhere from meeting horses to going on hikes. I have personally trained everything from tigers to lions to dogs. I currently train many dogs for production as well as train and board my client’s dogs.

My apartment is not huge, it is a one bedroom, but very dog friendly, as is my neighborhood. Due to my apartments size I prefer dogs under 35lbs, unless your pup likes to sleep a lot and does not require a lot of room. We can always come to your house for overnights as well, but Maggie will want to come too.

We have many dog friends nearby that we go on walks and have playtime with. We go on long walks, to agility, to play in a private dog park, the beach, to the dog loving office, and gets lots attention in the house. They are all welcome to sleep in bed with me and Maggie or take over one of the many dog beds.

I am an American Kennel Club CGC evaluator. My own dog knows over 100 commands and loves when other dogs come over to visit and play with her. Each dog that is boarded with me gets love like my own. Maggie and I hope to meet you soon, we promise your dog will have lots of fun!

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Can administer oral medicine
Can administer injected medicine
CPR / First-Aid certified
Nicole E.
Los Angeles, CA 90035
7 Reviews
2 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • 7 days notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 5 minutes
  • Cancellation Policy:


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  • Booked
  • Last updated September 28, 2016


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Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Nicole's Home
$25 /night
  • Watches up to 4 dogs/night
House Sitting Overnight At Your Home
$28 /night
  • Willing to travel 5 miles
Daycare At Nicole's Home
$20 /day
  • Watches up to 2 dogs/day
Dog Walking
$20 /half-hour
$35 /hour
  • Willing to travel 5 miles
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7 Reviews
So amazing. Again and again I cannot speak more highly of Nicole. Rocky likes her more than me!
Nicole is AMAZING. I'm not joking, she went paddle boarding in the ocean with Rocky! I also got pictures of Rocky running with horses and playing with a giant turtle. My dog had a way better vacay than me :)
Rocky loves Nicole! Nicole does so many fun activities. I received photos of Rocky playing with horses and another with Rocky going surfing! Amazing. Life with me is boring, she loves going on vacation with Nicole. The best!
What can I say? Nicole is awesome! All of her experience as a trainer & (working-actor) dog owner shows, as she clearly has an in-depth understanding of how dogs think and why they behave the ways they do. She was so good to Omar, she really treated him like he was her own. After only 2 days, he was clearly bonded to Nicole. Even though it is kinda sad when you suspect your dog might not want to leave his sitter, it is also really awesome and makes you respect her that much more. I highly recommend Nicole if you truly want the 'vacay" in dogvacay. By that I mean a positive, enriching escape for your dog.

Nicole also gave us very constructive advise on how to be better doggie owners and work with Omar on the areas we could use training. If you are looking for a trainer, do not hesitate to hire Nicole. She asks all the right questions and really cares about the adjustment and well-being of your pet.

Thank you again!
Nicole is Pawesome! In just a few days Rocky got to play with horses, go on hikes, and celebrate New Years Eve with Maggie. Nicole gave me regular photo updates and I LOVE the GPS dog collar, not only did I know where Rocky was but I could see how much activity she had (a lot). Nicole is a true dog lover and Rocky can't wait for another vacay with her.
I was so happy to have found Nicole. One of my dogs has insecurity/agression issues, and I was really relieved that I was able to leave him with Nicole who has experience working with dogs with behavioral issues.

I met her before my dogs' vacay, and could immediately tell she really loves animals. Throughout their stay, my husband and I received updates and photos over email, and it looks like our dogs had a really good time. My sometimes aggro dog didn't have issues with other dogs either (sigh of relief).

I'm really happy to have found Nicole and she's my new go-to girl anytime we go out of town. Thank you!
Nicole knows a lot about dogs and is also a very caring person. She gave my dog more time and attention than I could have hoped for. I would trust her again without hesitation.
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