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Nicolas I.

14 Reviews
6 Repeat Guests
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  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 20 minutes
  • Cancellation Policy:

Pet Requirements

  • 1-20 lbs
  • 20-40 lbs
  • 40-80 lbs
  • 80+ lbs
All Ages OK
Must Be Spayed or Neutered
Must Be Vaccinated

Nicolas's Resident Pets

Labrador Retriever
4 yr 8 mo old

Nicolas's Townhome

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

About Nicolas

15 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
We recently moved to Harrisonburg and are eager to having tons of fun with as many four- legged friends as we possibly can.
We are the proud parents of Shanti, a rescued black lab mix who proudly holds 3 training courses (successfully approved), and currently in the process of becoming a certified therapy dog. He is not only well-trained but also very friendly, playful, and has plenty of toys to share.
Both humans in the house (happily married husband and wife) work in a home office so there will always be someone looking for your beloved pooch.
We have a small and cozy closed patio to hang out and look at the outside world. Nice grass area surrounding the house and a huge outdoor space for them to play fetch and run behind the house in a safe cul de sac (your pup will always be in a leash for his safety when outside the house, a 6 foot line for walk, 30 foot one for playing )
If the dog is crate-trained, and it is needed and/or requested by the dog’s owner, there are 4 different size crates available, so you won’t have to bring yours. Our Shanti was crate- trained when he was just a tiny puppy, and even though, he doesn’t use his crate anymore, it was just a great idea back then for him to use as his place to cool off, take a break or just as his private ‘bedroom’.
We would love to have your doggie as a guest in our home, and Shanti would enjoy having new friends to play with. Please, feel free to contact us for further questions and/or set up a meet and greet.

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Can administer oral medicine
Can administer injected medicine
Special Needs Accommodated
  • Leash Pulling

Nicolas I.

14 Reviews
6 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 20 minutes
  • Cancellation Policy:


  • Available
  • Unavailable
  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated February 15, 2017


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Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Nicolas's Home
$39 /night
  • Watches up to 1 dog /night
  • Dogs will never be left unattended
  • 3-4 potty breaks/day
  • 3+ walks/day
  • Pets will sleep in their own beds
Daycare At Nicolas's Home
$25 /day
  • Watches up to 1 dog /day
Dog Walking
$15 /half-hour
$25 /hour
  • Willing to travel 5 miles
$20 /visit
  • Willing to travel 5 miles
$10 each way
  • Willing to travel 5 miles
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14 Reviews
Nicolas was a wonderful host, very accommodating and accepted Bandit with short notice. Thank you again!
Great dog vacay! They have another dog so my pup was nice and worn out when we picked him up for our 12 hour drive home! I would recommend him to anyone else looking for a dog sitter in Harrisonburg,VA
Nicholas and Sandra were wonderful! I was a bit (very)nervous about leaving my Sophie with someone she didn't know. They sent me many pictures to show me how well she was doing, clearly she was happy and content in the pictures and totally happy when we picked her up.I would definitely recommend Nicholas to anyone and would gladly take Sophie back anytime I'm in Virginia.
Thanks guys,,,,Sophie says HI:)
Nicolas was so wonderful! He made it so easy to coordinate our very first booking with DogVacay, and made me feel comfortable with lots of pictures and updates! The home visit was more convenient for us and we'll definitely be booking with Nicolas again!
Very please with my dogs stay. First time user of this app and I am very happy with it and Nicolas' care!
Thank you Nicolas for welcoming Teddy into your home. Thank you for allowing him to feel like he is apart of your family. I am happy to have found a sitter the I can use again in the near future. I will recommend you to my friends that visits Harrisonburg VA.
Nicolas was very easy to work with. We agreed on a drop off time and both he and his wife were there. Their dog, Shanti and Zoey got along very well from the beginning. They had a kennel for Zoey to sleep in, which she is accustomed to but I am not sure that she slept there. We got pictures every day to show what she was doing and a couple of videos. When we went to get Zoey, we were glad to see each other and I noticed that Zoey had to say good by to Shandi before we left. I did like the fact that Nicholas was near by where we were staying. If a problem had occurred, we would have been able to go to her immediately.
Nicolas is an amazing host! He has watched our puppy two times so far and we will definitely reserve him in the future! He has been very accommodating with last minute reservations and changes in pick up times. We received lots of pictures and videos, which helped our kids from missing our dog too much. Nicolas has given helpful tips and suggestions for our dog, as we are new to puppy ownership. We appreciate his love for dogs and the love he has shown for our puppy. Thank you so much!!
Bella had such a great time away from mom and dad for the first time. Nick did a great job of keeping us in the loop. Lots of pictures put us at ease. We are going to definitely use nick in the future and recommend him to all of our doggy friends!!
Nicolas was awesome. My 1 year old energetic puppy had a great time and Nicolas was able to put up with all his antics and keep him happy throughout the week we were away. I got pictures every day and Nicolas was quick to return texts and emails. We'd do it again in a heartbeat!
My dog has stayed with Nicolas twice now and totally loves it! He this last time was excited to go inside, which made me know he enjoys himself! I feel confident Milo is well taken care of. Nicolas works with your schedule and tries his best to accomodate you in all ways! Could not be happier with his services.
Our dog Xander had a great stay. I was kept well informed of his well being and the daily photos were fantastic. I would highly recommend.
Nicolas and Sandra were the perfect hosts. I was very comfortable leaving my dog in their good hands. They sent me plenty of pictures and I could see that Gracie was having a great time with them and their dog Shanti. I would not hesitate to recommend them to anyone or to book another stay the next time we are in that area.
My puppy had so much fun here! Nicolas is great and takes such good care of my dog! Shamrock loved playing with Shanti who was very nice to him. I always feel confident that Shamrock will be safe and in good hands when I leave to drop him off. I am very last minute with bookings and they are very flexible with it! Such great people and I highly recommend them!
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