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Nicole H.
New York, NY 10019
55 Reviews
18 Repeat Guests
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  • 1 day notice required for bookings
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Pet Requirements

  • 1-20 lbs
  • 20-40 lbs
  • 40-80 lbs
  • 80+ lbs
No Senior Dogs

Nicole's Resident Pets

Simon Bates
Mixed Breed
5 yr 8 mo old

Nicole's Apartment

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

About Nicole

30 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
I'm 2 blocks from Central Park/Columbus Circle and 3 blocks from Riverside Park South. I'm also 3 blocks from a 24-Hr emergency Vet, and 1 block from a regular day-time Vet.


**No big dogs. Sadly, I can't watch dogs over 20 lbs :( **

During the stay, your dog can expect 4 walks a day - morning, afternoon, evening and a quick stroll before bed. The afternoon walk is usually a long one - playing in the park or a walking along the river.

Due to my small apartment, I prefer to only dog sit one dog at a time, but special circumstances come up. If I have a request I will okay this with both dog owners.

I'm happy to watch existing clients last minute, however if you're a first time client, I need Simon to meet your dog to ensure we'll have a happy stay.


I LOVE dogs & I think they can sense that I will keep them happy & safe. I'm a Project Manager and work during the day, with an awesome dog walker who provides a lunchtime walk for Simon and your pup.

I am loving, gentle and your dog is sure to warm up to me quickly. I used to be a volunteer for NYPAWS, and have excellent references should you request them.

I have a roommate (also named Simon) who is rarely home but also loves dogs!


My dog is my BFF. He is a 12 lb terrier mix (Jack Russell/Schnauzer) and is my baby! He adores people and other dogs. He is calm indoors and has a sweet nature, and can run faster than any dog I've ever seen. He is neutered, and up to date on all his vaccinations.


At this time I can only watch small dogs (under 20 lbs) and potty trained dogs - no wee-wee pads please. Also, if your dog is reactive to noise and barks at foot traffic, may not be the best fit as I live by the elevator. If you have any questions feel free to ask!
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Can administer oral medicine
Can administer injected medicine
Special Needs Accommodated
  • Pets recovering from surgery
  • Leash Pulling
Nicole H.
New York, NY 10019
55 Reviews
18 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • 1 day notice required for bookings
  • Cancellation Policy:


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  • Booked
  • Last updated May 23, 2016


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Services & Rates

Daycare At Nicole's Home
$38 /day
  • Watches up to 1 dog /day
Dog Walking
$15 /half-hour
$28 /hour
  • Willing to travel 2 miles
Home Visits
$20 /visit
  • Willing to travel 1 mile
55 Reviews
Nicole is wonderful! We love leaving Friday with her.
Nicole is always great. This was the third time we left Friday with her and she always comes back very happy. Nicole is great about sending pictures and the one time we ever did have a potential health issues she called us right away and was very attentive.
The best!
Nicole define's pawsome!

It was so nice to be able to leave Wilson and not worry about his well being. I knew he was in great hands with Nicole and having a great time with Simon. I am thankful I met her and look forward to many more puppy play-dates in the future!
This repeat visit with Nicole was as great as ever and Stevie came home happy and well!
Nicole was great!!!
Nicole was great!
Nicole and Simon are now Lucy's extended family. They're the absolute best and we know that Lucy will be happy and loved during her visit. Can't recommend them highly enough.
Nicole did a wonderful job watching my dog, Short Stack! She kept in contact with me the entire time I was away complete with pictures, videos and commentary about how he was doing. I always felt like he was being well taken care of. After picking him up, he was utterly exhausted from playing with her little dog, Simon Bates. I couldn't have asked for a better dog sitter! I will definitely be using her in the future!
Nicole took great care of Leela and sent me a lot of pictures and updates about how she was doing. Thank you, Nicole!!
Took wonderful care of my pup. My biggest concern was that she would feel safe and well cared for and Nicole did a wonderful job.
Nicole is always great with the dogs and they are always happy after all of her walks and attention. I am also really happy with the photo updates that Nicole sends! I definitely recommend her.
This was our second time working with Nicole, and she was just as friendly and accomodating as the first. She let us know in advance that she'd be dog sitting another pup, which we appreciated, and she was really flexible about the pick up and drop off. Friday came back happy and she seemed to have had a great stay.
Great host and kept us updated with photos throughout the day!
Nicole was beyond amazing!!!! She took such good care of my dog (even gave her a bath!!), and sent so many pictures and detailed updates!! I felt so good about leaving my dog with her!! She also has a dog of her own, which was great because my dog got to play while she was at her stay!! I recommend Nicole times 1000!!!
We are so thankful that Nicole could take Max for Thanksgiving while we traveled to family! If course he had a fun time with Simon and friends. Nicole is the best!
Max loves going with Nicole! We are repeat guests and can only say she is the best!!!
Nicole was awesome again! Thank you, Nicole!
Nicole was a great host. She sent us several updates over the weekend so we knew that Pete had a great time with the very cute Simon Bates. They hung out, took some naps, wrestled, and went to the dog park. He had a great vacay!
It is such a comforting feeling to know our little Max is in Nicole's loving care when we have to go out of town! She is the next best thing to us! We are so thankful and can only say THANK YOU once again, Nicole!
Nicole was amazing!!! It was my first time leaving my puppy and Nicole sent me tons of updates. I received at least 3 text messages a day with pictures and videos. She totally spoiled my dog and walked her all the time. Her little dog Simon is an absolute sweetheart and I highly, highly recommend Nicole and Vega will most certainly be back.
Nicole was great (flexible, responsive, etc.) and Miko had a lot of fun.
Nicole is consistently wonderful, responsible, and responsive and her home is my dog's favorite place to stay.
We were anxious at first about leaving our dog, Friday, for so long with someone new, but Nicole quickly put us at ease. She kept us updated with daily photos and emailed us immediately when she noticed she noticed a minor health issue came up, which assured us she was more than equipped to deal with it. We felt like she couldn't have received better care!
Nicole was great,as usual. Sally had a great time!
Nicole was the best! From the very beginning we felt our dog was in good hands. She sent daily emails with updates and pictures. And our dog came back happy, healthy, and well-exercised. We would book with Nicole (and Simon!) again anytime.
Another great stay! Lucy's always calm and happy after a stay with Nicole and Simon. I'm calm and happy when she's with them. Can't do better than that!
We feel very comfortable leaving our dog with Nicole. She always follows any special instructions we give her. She sent us emails and pictures of our dog almost very day. Our dog always looked like she was very happy.
We plan to use Nicole again in the future.
Nicole was a wonderful host for my little Stokely.
She came recommended through a friend as we had a family emergency and I needed a host last minute and for almost two weeks. ...I have never left my dog with another person that wasn't part of our family or an extremely close friend.

Nicole was fantastic. She sent daily updates. Gave Stokely lots of walks and took him to the park! Her dog Simon is very sweet and was a great companion for Stokely.

I definitely recommend Nicole as a host.
Nicole went over and above on this one! Unfortunately I became terribly sick right when my husband had a business trip. There was no way I could care for Max and get him outside. So with no advance notice, Nicole agreed to take him in again! I truly cannot tell you how much I appreciate her and her selfless love for dogs. Max comes home happy and tired. Thanks Nicole!
Nicole was an outstanding host for Max! He is brand new to the city and the loud noises have terrified him to the point of shaking when we are on the street. We had a business trip after less than a week in the city and felt so bad for having to leave him...but not for long! Nicole sent photos and videos that allowed us to become very comfortable. It was so good for Max to have sweet Simon by his side as he adjusted to the city. They played and napped together. Nicole is such a concerned host that she texted to offer getting Max fitted for a harness that might be better for him. She helped us get off to the airport by coming by for Max and is very accommodating. Nicole's long walks and park playtimes left Max more than happy. We love Nicole!
Lucy loved her stay; we love knowing she's in the loving and capable care of Nicole and Simon.
Another great stay! We love the updates and photos and have complete confidence in Nicole and Simon. Lucy says she can't wait to stay again!
I was very happy with Nicole's help while I was away on vacation. I have an Italian Greyhound male puppy who is very sensible and demanding. She was really good with him and he had a great time while with her and her dog Simon.  The two couldn't stop playing with each other.

During my puppy's stay, Nicole would send regular updates on my puppy's routine, including pictures and videos of them playing. I was felt very happy and reassured that my puppy was in very good hands.

Last but not least, our flight back turned out to be later than expected and Nicole was quite accommodative in helping us find a quick and easy solution.
We called Nicole at the last minute to care for our 7 1/2 month old pup when we found we had a day full of family events. Nicole was excellent. Took Cody to the dog run. Sent us photos. He took to her easily. Well done!
Once again, Nicole took amazing care of Lucy, kept us updated with daily reports/photos, and was just great overall. Lucy was on twice-a-day medication and this was a long time away (7 full days) for us, but Nicole couldn't have been better. When we picked her up, Lucy was calm and happy and we know she felt comfortable and secure in Nicole's care. Highly recommended!
Nicole was the best. She and Simon took great care of Lucy and sent me updates and photos throughout the day. Lucy, who can be a timid and nervous girl, was calm and happy when I picked her up. I highly recommend Nicole.
Nicole is a great host! She sent us updates every day, and photos. Moai, who is an only dog, got lots of time to play with Simon and loved it. I would definitely leave Moai with Nicole again.
Nicole and her dog Simon were great! My dog Sally enjoyed her stay. Her medications were administered properly. We were kept up to date via emails,texts and photos. We would use Nicole for our next vacation!!
Myles just stayed with Nicole and her dog Simon for the past week. He had a ball and I felt really comfortable that he was getting lots of love and attention through his entire stay. Nicole is an awesome host! I got photos through the week and when it suddenly got cold, she even kept Myles warm with one of Simon's sweaters. I know she gave Myles a level of care that is very hard to find — and I'm sure she's among the best hosts on dogvacay. Next time I go away, Myles will be so excited to stay with his new friends again!
Nicole & Simon were amazing!!! I can't say enough good things about my dogs experience here while my wife and I were away. Nicole cared for my shy puppy like she was her own and even went the extra mile of sending us pictures throughout her stay to keep us up to date with what was going on day to day. I give her two paws up!!!
Nicole was great. Pete had a wonderful time with Simon!
It was our very first time to have a dog sitter especially we were in NY for a short vacay. Nicole was very nice, very accommodating and surprisingly, Oreo didn't bark at her (he usually barks at strangers) :-)

She assured me that Oreo will be fine. Sure enough, after an hour that I've given Oreo to her, she sent us a picture of Oreo feeling comfy in her place. She can work her hours with you and she'll definitely make you worry free. I will let her take care of our Oreo again if given the chance to go back to NY.
Nicole was awesome! I needed someone pretty last minute to look after my recently adopted 1-year-old Morkie Peanut - Nicole was very responsive and made the dropoff very easy. She was very considerate and understanding of Peanut - who surprised me by getting her period a day earlier and who also ended up pooping her cloth diaper while she stayed over (Nicole was even kind enough to clean her diaper for me!)

Nicole sent me a picture of Peanut during the day and also was very responsive when I texted to check up on her. Peanut was in good spirits when I picked her up and napped for the rest of the day so I know Nicole had taken great care of her. She also offered to pick up a harness for Peanut and referred me to other folks who could care for her if she wasn't available.

Can't recommend Nicole highly enough!!
I'm fully ready to give Nicole five stars! I received updates several times a day about Francis while I was away, and I know he had a great time all week with Nicole and her little dog Simon. Nicole sent me pictures a couple of times each day as well. (My favorite photos were of Francis pre-walk (very alert) and post-walk (passed out)). He will definitely be staying with Nicole and Simon in the future! I was very nervous about leaving him initially, but I'm so glad that I did.

Nicole and her adorable dog Simon were absolutely phenomenal hosts! Our dog Vee had an outstanding stay with them. We went away for 9 days and felt very relaxed and comfortable leaving Vee with Nicole. She sent daily updates about Vee and made sure to include some pictures too! We highly recommend Nicole to other dog owners and would definitely love to use her services next time we go out of town! Thanks Nicole;)
Nicole was the best with Cooper! Her dog also loves other dogs. She sent updates often with photos and I felt totally comfortable leaving Cooper with her. She could have not been more nice, accommodating and understanding! The best host!
Nicole has been very accomodating, she accepted my late request for a long weekend vacay for rex. She sent picture updates, took rex in a dog park, and gave rex a toy! I will definitely leave rex with her again.
Madeline was a rescue from Tennesse and is not fond of people. She has been getting better but I was very nervous about how she would act. She even showed her teeth to a stranger in the train station on the way to NY! When I arrive at Nicole's Madeline was nervous. As I left, I heard her crying as I walked all the way down the hall. By that evening when I called to check, Nicole had won her over. I could hear her playing with other 2 little dogs in the backround. I told Nicole she must have incrediable dog sense because Madeline has not taken to anyone since I adopted her! When I picked her up 2 days later, she was following Nicole around as if she belonged. Nicole is the best in my book and I have been doing dog rescue for years. Melinda B.
Nicole was absolutely terrific in every way. She was so attentive & caring, sending pics during my dog's stay. This was my 1st boarding, & I was lucky to have chosen Nicole. She's experienced & is a great find.
This was a great visit! Bandit was a little timid at first, but with the pictures Nicole sent, I knew she had loosened up and thoroughly enjoyed her time. Nicole sent pictures which I loved and updates on how Bandit was doing. I will definitely use her again.
Nicole has given my dog the BEST care I could hope for and is extremely responsive and responsible. I have left Sammy in Nicole's care several times in recent months. Each time she communicates with me regularly by text and with pictures and is enthusiastic in describing Sammy's activities. Her dog Simon is also easy going and friendly, making this a great stay for the dogs and the owners! Sammy's tail wags happily each time we get to Nicole's apartment for another vacay.
Nicole took care of our lovely Coco, female Chihuahua for two nights.

We were very concerned about Coco because she was very shy, but Nicole helped her feel comfortable and get along with her dog, Simon.

Nicole is very responsive and even sent pictures of Coco several times!

We will definitely go back to Nicole whenever we will be out of town. We highly recommend Nicole!
Nicole was absolutely fantastic! She kept in touch with me the entire weekend I was out of town, gave me updates on Snoop (my beagle, and even sent me photos during his stay with her and her dog. She put me at ease when I'm normally completely anxiety ridden when I leave my dog. I'd highly recommend Nicole for anyone who needs a dog sitter.
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