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nicole s.

19 Reviews
8 Repeat Guests
$38/night
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  • 3 days notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 3 hours
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Strict

Pet Requirements

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

nicole's Resident Pets

stitch
Pug
Male
11 yr 11 mo old
Other Pets & Animals: Cats

nicole's House

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Medium Yard
100% fenced & locked
Smoke-free home
Pets allowed on furniture
Air-conditioned inside

About nicole

15 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
I'm a huge animal lover. I'm looking to watch and take in your family's dogs. My family has had 5 of our own at one time. We love all types of animals and have had almost every type of animal. They are family to me and I would like to give other people the help they want when needed, with someone they can trust and know their animal is in great hands.
I let the dogs roam around the house freely. The dogs sleep wherever they end up, the house is theirs while they stay over. They play all day with my animals. During the summer I have a gated yard so the dogs can play and run around as much as they want. I have a small pool that they love playing in.
I do take numerous pictures but the dogs are at your beck and call 24/7, its hard to send them right away. I also have an instagram page I post them on when I get the chance.
Dog sitting has opened up so many opportunities for me to meet amazing pets and their pet families. It's a wonderful experience to work with all different types of dogs. I am very fortunate to have this grow so fast. It's my passion and I will continue to engage in caring for the animals as if they're my own. You get attached soo easily and dont want them to go home
I have plenty of beds and dog bowls and toys and treats for all dogs, so I wouldnt need much except for the dog and their food when theyre staying over.
I take care of your dog like its my own, they go home happy and healthy. I have handfuls of referrals if needed. Ive never had a complaint in all the years Ive been doing this.
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Can administer oral medicine
Special Needs Accommodated
  • Separation anxiety
  • Leash Pulling
  • Not yet house-trained

nicole s.

19 Reviews
8 Repeat Guests
$38/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • 3 days notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 3 hours
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Strict

Availability

  • Available
  • Unavailable
  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated November 28, 2016

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Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At nicole's Home
$38 /night
  • Watches up to 4 dogs/night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for no more than 1 hour/day
  • 3-4 potty breaks/day
  • 2 walks/day
  • Pets can sleep wherever they want
Daycare At nicole's Home
$30 /day
  • Watches up to 4 dogs/day
Dog Walking
$18 /half-hour
$35 /hour
  • Willing to travel 10 miles
Baths
$20 /bath
Pick-Up/Drop-Off
$25 each way
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19 Reviews
Nicole was great! She was quick to respond to any questions and sent daily updates with pictures of Lila. She already had a crate for Lila which saved me the hassle of packing hers. Will definitely contact Nicole first next time I need a dog sitter.
We are new to the area and finding someone to keep our pup while we are away is very important to us. Nicole is great and reliable and sent updates throughout the weekend. Berkeley seemed to have a great time. We will definitely use Nicole again!
This was my first time using DogVacay. Initially I was trying to contact Nicole via the masked number provided by the company. Many unread messages later, I contacted the company and asked if there was another way to contact Nicole. I didn't realize her personal number was listed on the reservation confirmation. Because of this I was a bit frustrated with what seemed like a lack of communication. All this happened before I left my dog with her. Once I got in contact with her, Nicole was prompt in answering my text messages and I felt better.

Nicole was accommodating of my early drop off request (6:30 am). I appreciated that as I had an early flight.

I was out of the country while my dog was in Nicole's care, so I only got one picture and update since I only got wifi once in a while.

I had my father in law pick up my dog. When he got there, my dog's leash was missing. Nicole did find it later and dropped it off at my house.

I usually leave my dog with family but this time no one was available. I would leave my dog with Nicole again if the occasion arose.
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Thanks Nicole for a great stay for our doggie! First time we've used Dog Vacay and we will be back! Our doggie was in great hands and you kept us updated the whole time! All went smoothly, thanks again! We will be back!
This was our first time using DogVacay after hearing much about it. We were very happy with Nicole, and picked up a very tired and well cared for dog when we returned. A tired dog is a happy dog! Will absolutely be booking with her again.
I didn't end up using Nicole, however, I was still charged for making the reservation with her even though I cancelled with several days notice. Pretty disapointed.
Good communication, pictures, videos.
Nicole was flexible and took very good care of Brutus and the other dogs we observed. Great experience.
My pup had so much fun at Nicole's! She did a great job of sending us pics during his stay too. Our dog is difficult to handle at times and very hyper and Nicole was able to provide him all the special care and attention we requested. We will definitely be rebooking with her. Thanks again!
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Nicole was very accommodating regarding drop off and pick up hours. She sent some pix of my dogs relaxing, and when I picked them up at the end of their visit they seemed as though they had been happy and well-cared for during their stay. I would use Nicole's services again next time that I am in the area.
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Pawsome experience. Nicole was flexible with an early drop off & late pick up. I got a pic of Rock with another dog friend he made & got no complaints from Nicole about any doggie shenanigans! Would use her again!
excellent
Nicole was great! She was very flexible with drop off and pick up times and she was also accommodating when I had to add extra days to Sophie's stay. Sophie was spoiled rotten by Nicole and was allowed to do things she's not privy to at home like sleeping on our bed.
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Thank you Nicole for a very positive experience for Abbey and Rudy.
They seemed so happy when I picked them up. I could see how much they liked being there. They probably would have stayed longer even after seeing me. I feel they were in good hands and got all the love and attention they needed from you and your family.
You handled Abbey's eating situation in a positive and effective way.
I could see that they had both socialized with the other dogs in your house and that was one of my main hopes. They hadn't really had that opportunity or experience before.
Your communications with me were always in a timely manner. I never had to wait long to hear back from you.
I appreciated the pictures you posted. I didn't get to see them until today and they were great. I was glad to see them so happy and involved with other people and dogs.
I have never had them sleep with me so that was nice to see that they did sleep with all the other dogs. Where did you find room in the bed for you? LOL
All in all, I am so happy that I chose you to care for my babies and know that I made the right choice.
Thank you for everything. I will definitely be more than happy to ask you to sit for them again. I hope that you will.
Sincerely,
Chris Cahill
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My dog had a great time at Nicoles! She kept in touch with text and also took the cutest pictures of my dog having a great time! I highly recommend her for your next Dog Vacation.
We have had Nala with Nicole twice now and each time there were other friends for Nala to play with. Each time, Nala comes back pretty tired which is great. One thing that would be nice is to have more updates and pictures while we are apart.
It was our first time leaving our new puppy, Darwin, and we were looking for something more personal than a boarding facility. However, we don't think this experience is what we were looking for.

Our first indicator was on the day we were leaving for our vacation. We had sent Nicole a courtesy text a few hours before we dropped off our puppy just as she had asked and Nicole came back to us with a text that she had forgotten about our drop off and tried to reschedule for later in the day. We weren't able to reschedule as we had prior reservations, so she offered for us to drop off Darwin at the time we planned but with her brother. Once we arrived at the house, her brother was nice enough but obviously just doing a favor and wasn't able to offer much information except that this was something his sister did.

When picking up Darwin after our vacation was over, Nicole offered very little information about Darwin's stay and seemed very reserved. We also felt slightly rushed out of the house. Overall, we felt Nicole offered very little reassurance about Darwin's stay with her as well as information about how his stay was. The pictures she sent through dogvacay were sent the morning of our arrival back home. Also, Darwin's pet bed and blanket were wet and smelled like there may have been an accident of some kind, but she offered no indication why it would be wet or smell in that way.

We just wouldn't feel comfortable using this particular host again.
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Loki recently stayed with Nicole and her family and had an awesome time with them. Nicole sent me pictures after to show all the fun Loki had had!
Very flexiable and helpful and very nice family also found me the right food for my puppy defintely bringing babygirl for another visit.
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