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Nick & Val S.
Kings County, NY 11211
42 Reviews
17 Repeat Guests
$55/night
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  • Cancellation Policy:
    Flexible

Pet Requirements

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

Nick & Val's Resident Pets

Hodor
Shih Tzu
Male
2 yr 2 mo old

Nick & Val's Apartment

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About Nick & Val

Nick and Val have returned to dogvacay. We now a have a new family member - Hodor, a nine month old shih tzu. If you are interested in having your dog hang with Hodor, please contact us.

Please consider the dynamic DogVacay duo Nick & Val. Val hails from a family of Chow Chow breeders and she has lots of dog love to give. Nick works from home and will be around most of the day. He is a bit chubby and is trying to get more steps on his Fitbit and will give your dog plenty of walks.

Hodor is a super well adjusted pup that loves to play. He wants to be best friends with every dog in the neighborhood. He loves naps, the Starks, hot dogs and rolling over. Hodor!

1BR apartment in Williamsburg. Right next to McCarren Park dog run.

Please consider us for your dog's next vacation. We are currently only accepting fully house broken dogs that get along well with Hodor.
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Nick & Val S.
Kings County, NY 11211
42 Reviews
17 Repeat Guests
$55/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Flexible

Availability

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  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated April 2, 2016

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Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Nick & Val's Home
$55 /night
  • Watches up to 2 dogs/night
Daycare At Nick & Val's Home
$55 /day
  • Watches up to 3 dogs/day
42 Reviews
Val, Nick, and God or are awesome hosts. They make our pup feel completely at home. She was sad to leave them!
Nick, Val, and Hodor were great with our dog Charleton. He is relatively shy and even though Hodor is still a puppy everyone had the right level of energy to his liking. Our dog is mellow and he certainly got what he wanted from his stay with them. Can't wait for him to hang out with them again and run into each other during walks.
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Tubbins has stayed with Nick and Val multiple times and always goes very happy and comes back very exhausted from playing. The recent addition of their pup Hodor made Tubbins very happy as it gave him an instant friend. They are great at posting lots of pictures, which makes you feel involved in what they are doing. They also remember the little details to give him the best care. They are also right next to the McCarren dog park, which is amazing.
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Nick and Val are the best! This is the second time we have used them while being out of town on vacation and for the second time they have knocked it out of the park. Our dog, Bacon loves going to stay with Nick and Val - I know this because his little tail was wagging like crazy when we were riding up the elevator to their apartment. As soon as the doors opened, he ran straight to their door.

They are extremely communicative throughout our time away, sending updates via text message and setting up a photo stream so we could look at pictures of our little guy on all of his adventures. There really is nothing like the peace of mind knowing your pup is in good hands while you're away. He got 3+ walks a day along with playtime at the dog park (across the street from their house!) as well as all the love and affection he has gotten used to at home.

We will continue to use Nick and Val any time we go out of town. Thanks guys!
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Helped me out of a tight spot and took amazing care of my dog while I was moving.
They are the best!
Nick and Val were the best. We left our little ones with them for 12 days and we knew at once our guys were in the best of hands. Nick and Val took photo's of our guys and our little ones felt just like there were at home. Val and Nick would brush them each day, and they have a great window for the guys to look outside. We highly recommend Nick and Val, and would use them again in a heartbeat. Thanks so much for taking such great care or our little ones Nick and Val.
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Nick and Val were great and able to take Trixie last minute. When Trixie went to the park later, she recognized Nick and started wagging her tail. Definitely a great team.
Nick and val are the best! They set up a photo stream to show me what Don was up to while i was away. Cant thank fhem enough for always taking such good care of him.
I put my sweet natured pit mix Zelda up at a boarding place and flew to California on business for 4 days. While I was 38,000ft in the air halfway across the country, the boarding place emailed me saying a medical issue came up, they took Zelda to the vet and while it wasn't an emergency, she couldn't stay at there anymore. Great, except now I'm 3,500 miles away.

Enter Dogvacay and Nick and Val. I signed up for Dogvacay and found Nick and Val by searching for the closest hosts to the boarding place and sent them a frantic message (thanks iOS Dogvacay app). Nick called me less than an hour later, I gave him the lowdown and he agreed to pick up Zelda that day, even rushing over to make it before they closed at 8pm.

I was working almost the entire time and didn't have much time to think about what was going on back in Brooklyn, Nick put me at ease sending text updates and photos of Zelda being well taken care of.

When I went to pick her up, Zelda was her usual happy self. Meeting Nick and Val afterwards, they seem like super nice people who care. My situation was unusual and they handled it with empathy and class. Thanks Nick and Val!
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We were glad to have found Nick and Val for Zoe. Zoe is a young puppy and has not completed her vaccinations. They seemed to genuinely like dogs. They posted pictures daily regarding her stay. Their duplex was clean and big. Zoe was allowed to roam freely and she appeared happy and in good health when we picked her up. We highly recommend this couple for future dog vacays.
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Nick and Val were amazing hosts to our pet! Our Shih Tzu, Chloe, had never been away from us before and we had to leave for a trip abroad. Chloe warmed up to Nick and Val from the moment she met them! While we were away Nick constantly sent email updates and shared many photos of Chloe having fun at brunch, on her walks around Brooklyn, and at the dog park! She had such a great time that we think she is bored now at home!! I highly recommend Nick and Val! They provide a calm, warm, and loving environment for your pet!
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Nick & Val were awesome. They were able to quickly accommodate a last minute request. They updated me throughout the vacay, gave my dog plenty of attention and care, and clearly cared for him better than any boarding company ever could! I cannot recommend them enough!
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I think the best thing I can say is that when I picked up my dog she ran to Nick instead of me. She honestly didn't want to leave which is kind of sad for me but proves that she had an amazing time on her Dog Vacay.

The entire trip Nick and Val sent me photos so I could see my dog playing and having a great time. Their communication and thoroughness was impressive and made me feel at ease to leave my little guy.
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Tubbins (our 14 month old corgi) is a huge fan of Nick and Val. This is his second trip there and once we got off the elevator he knew exactly where to go. Their close proximity to the park also means lots of dog park time for Tubbins. They also send us pics daily as we always miss him when gone.
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Nick & Val were the perfect hosts for our goldendoodle Jersey! He stayed with them for about two weeks and seemed to have an amazing time :) We felt like Jersey had a vacation that almost compared with ours - complete with many trips to the dogpark and a fellow doodle buddy playmate!
They were incredibly responsive and kept us abreast of Jersey's day to day activities, even offering to FaceTime with the little guy. In short, I would recommend them to anyone looking for a caring, responsible pet-sitter in the Brooklyn/NYC area.
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Really grateful to Nick and Val for making us feel 100% at ease during our vacation. It's our first time on Dogvacay, so naturally we were nervous, but it looked like our 6-month old pup Rigby had a fantastic time throughout. From the get go, little Rigby was already comfortable in their apartment. Nick sent us photos that showed her getting along fantastically with the Labradoodle who was staying over that we couldn't help but gush. And when we picked her up, Rigby was super excited to see us, looking healthy and happy. Highly recommend.
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Nick & Val lived up to their reputation on DogVacay. Simply put, they are superb. Their communication before, during and after the reservation was perfect. They offered my Izzy a calm, warm and supportive environment and she was returned to me happy and healthy. This was my first time using DogVacay, so I was quite nervous about leaving my pup with strangers. But through text messages and photos over the course of my travel, I saw that my little girl was being very well taken care of. Nick & Val genuinely care for the dogs who stay with them and I wholeheartedly recommend them.
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I was so happy with my decision to leave my Riley girl with Nick and Val! They were awesome about keeping me updated with how she was doing and sending photos of all the fun she was having! I know she had a blast because she slept forever after I picked her up. Just booked Riley another vacay with them in July and she's already excited!
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Nick and Val provided great care and a wonderful 'doggy' vaca for our Luna. We got updates daily and fun photos of her over the weekend. Nick and Val are super sweet and very attentive to the dogs that stay with them :) Our girl is an energetic 6 month old boston terrier with hearing troubles. We would bring Luna back in a heart beat to stay with them! Many thanks Nick and Val for taking such great care of Luna.
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Nick and Val were great to deal with when it came to planning the drop off/pick up and were excellent hosts to my dog. I'd highly recommend them.
Nick and Val hosted my dog Rico a few weeks back for 4 nights. I was a little sad to leave him but Nick and Val provided me updates and pictures while I was gone and Rico seemed to have good time hanging out looking out their big windows and visiting a new dog run. The were also accommodating when my return flight was delayed a few hours. I'd bring Rico back to Nick and Val again!
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Nick & Val were fantastic! My wife and I couldn't of been happier. They regularly sent us pictures and updates about our dogs. Their home is clean and comfortable with a huge park with 2 dog parks across the street from them. Our dogs came home happy and well cared for. Thank you Nick & Val, our dogs will definitely be staying with you again.
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Absolutely amazing!! sent me photos and updates every day. I felt like Don was in great hands. Wont leave him with anybody but Nick and Val now.
This was our (neurotic) poodles first time staying at an unfamiliar place. Lucky for us Nick and Val are outstanding hosts! They sent us pictures and gave us daily updates. Nick was extremely reliable and responsive. Our dogs were very calm and happy when we picked them up. We would absolutely reserve with them again.
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Nick and Val were fantastic hosts! My fiance and I had booked a week long vacation to Mexico and in the weeks approaching the trip, we realized that we had not made arrangements for our 1-year old puppy, Bacon, to be taken care of while we were gone (bad parents!). After looking into a number of boarding houses, we were discrouraged to find out that dogs must be neutered to stay in them which our pup is not.

After google searching, I came across dogvacay which seemed like a perfect solution. A concierge from the site reached out to me and suggested a number of hosts including Nick and Val. At this point we only had a week until we were leaving so I was skepticle about even being able to find someone.

I wrote an email to them giving a description of our dog and making sure to emphasize that he is a puppy and that while he was in the midst of training, he was still quite a handfull and needed quite a bit of attention. Nick wrote me back within the hour and without a further question, he told us that they would be happy to watch Bacon and that his age was not an issue. After a few back and forth emails just ensuring they knew what they were getting into, I booked the reservation. Once we met them, our minds were at ease as they were very nice and seemed to be really excited about watching our pup for the week.

Throughout the weeklong trip Nick and I kept in constant touch via text message and he would always send me photos of what Bacon had done that day. It looked like he was having a ball - going for walks, playing at the dog park, sunbathing on their living room floor, etc. This allowed my fiance and I to rest easy and to really enjoy our vacation. I cannot stress enough how responsive they were with me and how great they were with Bacon. He seemed to have had a great time and genuinely appeared sad to have left them. I 100% recommend them to anyone who needs a host for their dog!
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Nick and Val are great! Very friendly, easygoing and were happy to do a meet & greet with me and my dog before we booked. Even sent me text pics of Mr Toast enjoying himself on his vacay. I am sure that we will be using them in the future.
Nick and Val are amazing, super caring dogsitters who happen to be awesome people, too! We handed over our two old rescue shih-tzus, Farley and Ron, to the Sklars for a long weekend (two nights, three days).

Nick was great to communicate with, and very responsive too---he handled the dogsitting setup. What we really loved was the Google Doc form requesting specific info about our dogs and their needs. No detail was overlooked, which is really reassuring when you're leaving a pair of essentially helpless little guys who need a bit of extra care.

Even before we had left the city, Nick and Val had already sent over a couple of photo updates of the dogs, who were happily chilling out in their airy, open, and bright apartment (with a great view of the park). And before we got to our destination on the North Fork, they had already invited us to join their iPhone photostream, which was dedicated solely to our boys. Talk about feeling really confident and safe---and connected! We saw photos of the little dudes lounging on the sofa, cuddling, hanging out on the Sklars' huge balcony, and pretty much having a great holiday in Williamsburg.

Picking up the boys was equally great. Nick and Val had given them baths (a great deal for $15 each), and they were happy, clean, smelled wonderful, and obviously well-exercised (they got to visit the local running track...hilarious considering our guys are basically grandpas).

Nick and Val, you two rock. On our next trip away, we hope you're free to take Farley and Ron into your super caring home!
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Nick & Val were fantastic. We felt completely at ease leaving Betty with them for a long weekend. They are extremely responsive and responsible. We were able to fill out a detailed form in ensure that Betty would be cared for the exact same way we care for her at home. We also received a number of photos during our trip to let us know that Betty was doing well. We could tell she was having fun! Betty is looking forward to her next visit to Nick & Val's sometime in the near future.
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We absolutely loved having our dog Trixie stay with Nick and Val. She felt very comfortable and loved the view from their apartment overlooking the park.

They sent us daily updates and texts and even cute photos of our pup. She got to go to the local dog run nearby everyday while we were gone.

We would totally use them again for when we can't take Trixie with us and this was our first try using dog vacay so we feel very confident that it is a safe site.
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Nick and Val have been amazing caring for my dog. They have been incredibly flexible and helpful during a really rough transition for me. They proved a safe and wonderful place for my dog to stay! I will trust my dog to them anytime!
Nick and Val obviously take a great deal of care of their Vacay dogs. My pup Chewie came back after 5 nights happy and clean - their bath service is well worth it! I would happily recommend and book again.
I was completely thrilled with Nick & Val! They have a warm, inviting home, took to my Zsuzsi quickly and texted me a picture of her snoozing comfortably on their couch! I was very happy that they showed an immediate love of dogs making me feel comfortable leaving my 10 month old beagle with them. I have no doubt in my mind that I will be bringing Zsuzsi back to them for more dog vacations for Zsuzsi!!! The park across the street from where they live is beautiful and from what I witnessed, it is a dog playcation as well!

Thank you again Val & Nick! We'll be back
Sandye and Zsuzsi
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Our boarding plans for our dog fell through last minute before a vacation. I reached out to Nick & Val 3 days before our trip. This was our first time using DogVacay so I was a little nervous. Nick & Val made the whole process very easy and we felt really comfortable with them. The frequent photos and updates were great.
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We just picked up our 4 month old Labradoodle from his 4 day/night stay with Nick and Val. He seemed as happy and healthy as ever, and a little sorry to leave his foster home. They were very attentive to our puppy's special needs and the medication schedule he's been on this week. They are well located across from a large park so we know that our guy got plenty of outdoor time. We look forward to using them again in the future.
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Nick & Val took such care with Tubbins (and us! It was our first time ever leaving him with someone). They were very thorough and attentive to his schedule, personality and needs. They treated him like their own pup and sent us lots of photos and videos everyday. We had such a great time on our trip knowing that he was enjoying each day with them!
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Nick and Val did a great job caring for my dog Ellie. They provided daily updates of how she was doing and she almost seemed reluctant to leave when I came to pick her up! Highly recommended.
We found Nick & Val while we were trying to find a home for our dog during Thanksgiving travels. They could not have been more perfect - They took such great care of Maggie, would send us regular updates and pictures, and were totally buttoned up for any and all details that come with watching dogs. It was such a relief to know that Maggie was in good hands, and we can't wait to use them again!
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Nick and Val were the perfect dog sitters! They took care of my dog, Rudy, for several days over Thanksgiving, and I was really pleased with the whole experience. They have a great apartment that is right across from a dog run, where they took Rudy several times. They were great communicators and would text and send me pictures each day I was gone.

I could definitely tell Rudy enjoyed being with them and would recommend them to anyone!!
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Nick and Val were great about sending numerous photos of Fobio while he was there. They would keep me posted and stay in constant communication with me. When I went to pick him up, I could tell how comfortable he had gotten with them. They took him out everyday, on numerous activities and really made sure he had a good time. I honestly wouldn't think twice before dropping Fobio with them again. It was almost as if he had a second home there! Not to forget that they even showered him, so when I picked him up, he was squeaky clean and smelled great! Even taught him tricks!! :)

I'll definitely be using Nick and Val again for dogsitting!
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Mr. B had a wonderful time at Nick & Val. He came home learning the half-way rollover and was super happy. Nick & Val sent me updates on various napping positions daily + the extra special Mr. B vs Peanut Butter show down. They were super thorough with collecting information with vets, etc and were super flexible with the whole process. I cannot be happier to have such a wonderful couple taking care of him while I'm away.
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I am president of the Nick & Val fan club!!!! They are awesome. Super responsive and obviously cared about my dog. Nick sent me pictures and updates every day.

They live in a lovely apartment right by McCarren park and sweet Nick took my dog out walking in the park or to the dog run every day. I picked her up yesterday and she seems a little down...I think she wants to go back to Nick and Val's.
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