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Nikki O.

43 Reviews
29 Repeat Guests
$49/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 50 minutes
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Flexible

Pet Requirements

  • 1-20 lbs
  • 20-40 lbs
  • 40-80 lbs
  • 80+ lbs
All Ages OK
Must Be Spayed or Neutered
Must Be Vaccinated
List of Breeds Not Accepted
Pit Bull - American Staffordshire Terrier, Beagle, Boxer, Pit Bull - Bull Terrier, Bullmastiff, Doberman Pinscher, German Shepherd Dog, Great Dane, Mastiff, Rottweiler, Pit Bull - Staffordshire Bull Terrier, Weimaraner, Pit Bull - American Pit Bull Terrier

Nikki's Resident Pets

Sushi
Poodle
Female
5 yr 5 mo old
Chibi
Poodle
Female
3 yr 5 mo old

Nikki's House

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Large Yard
100% fenced & locked
Smoke-free home
Pets allowed on furniture
Air-conditioned inside
Dog door access

About Nikki

10 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
DEAR DOG PARENTS:
Please kindly read RULES and REGULATIONS at the bottom of the page before you book me for your pup(s)

Welcome to Tailwind-LAX! where your pooch can join on the daily hikes in the nature and cool off at the beach! Come and play till pooch hearts content.

I am a stay at home dog mom that will give your pooch a lot of cuddle time, all the exercise they can handle, love and attention 24/7.

We understand what it is to be away from your beloved, so we stay on top 100% to respond immediately for any concerns or questions and send you updates with photos and videos of your dog.

We take pride in baking our own homemade treats from all the organic, holistic ingredients; eggs, blueberries, peanut butter, diced up bacon, steel cut oatmeal. Yum... Our guest love them!!!

We also offer a gourmet dinner and breakfast service with organic chicken with brown rice, Albacore tuna with sweet potato, raw diet, available for customization upon request. Additional fees apply for these special requests.

We offer complementary shower service (as needed)for those who loves getting dirty and party hard. It includes warm shower, flea shampoo, towel dry and lots of cute pictures(while their fur is sticking up).


Featuring...
-Lots of warm and cuddle time with me and my husband
-Excursions to beaches and hiking daily
-100% Cage free boarding with a huge yard
-Daily updates with lots of pictures and videos
-Dog friendly couches and beds
-HUGE-spacious yard
-Secured backyard with locked gate
-Secured front porch
-Safe and dog friendly neighborhood
-Open layout for lots of play space

RULES and REGULATIONS

***Holiday rate: starting at $59/day applies on July 4th weekend, Labor Day weekend, Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Years even/day, Spring Break, Easter, Memorial Day weekend, Halloween.

***Your pups must be up to date on flea control for the safety of all. If your pooch(es) are not protected, I have to cancel the booking.

***My boarding rate applies to 24hr periods with 1 hour of grace period. Late fee of $20 will apply for a late pick up.

***Day Care Hours: 8am to 6pm additional charges apply for early drop off and late pick up.

We thank you in advance for your understanding our terms and condition.

Sincerely,
Nikki, Justin, Sushi, and Chibi


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Can administer oral medicine
Special Needs Accommodated
  • Pets recovering from surgery
  • Separation anxiety
  • Leash Pulling
  • Not yet house-trained

Nikki O.

43 Reviews
29 Repeat Guests
$49/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 50 minutes
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Flexible

Availability

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

Credentials

Background Checked
This sitter has passed a background check, which searches a variety of criminal databases.
Home Checked
This Host has successfully passed our in-person verification visit and completed our 1-on-1 training program.
Course 101 Graduate
By completing courses at DogVacay University, hosts learn about best practices to help them provide the highest quality care for your dog.
Course 102 Graduate
By completing courses at DogVacay University, hosts learn about best practices to help them provide the highest quality care for your dog.
Facebook Connected
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Pack Promoter
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Phone Interviewed
Serious hosts take the time to talk to us over the phone, get their questions asked and introduce themselves personally.
Pay through DogVacay for:
Premium Pet Insurance, 24/7 Customer Support and Daily Photo Updates!

Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Nikki's Home
$49 /night
  • Watches up to 5+ dogs/night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for no more than 1 hour/day
  • Dogs will have full access outside for potty breaks
  • 3+ walks/day
  • Pets can sleep wherever they want
Daycare At Nikki's Home
$39 /day
  • Watches up to 5+ dogs/day
Dog Walking
$25 /half-hour
$45 /hour
  • Willing to travel 5 miles
Training
$50 /hour
Grooming
$45 /min
$75 /max
Baths
$20 /bath
Pick-Up/Drop-Off
$10 each way
  • Willing to travel 5 miles
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43 Reviews
Home Checked
You can tell that Nikki and her husband are dog lovers as soon as you walk into their house. They live in a nice house with a fenced back yard where your dog will play with their adorable dogs Sushi and Chibi. Nikki stays home so your dog will have undivided, quality attention and care. She also likes to take the dogs for walks during the day and to the beach! They will even share the couch and bed with those who love to snuggle.
Your pup will have a great vacation with Nikki!
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Nikki is the best host. We couldn't be happier having her as a caregiver for our pets. Our 17-year-old pug Penelope loves all the attention she gets. And Nikki is very accommodating to our needs. We book her again and again and again...
Nikki is amazing. So calm and caring. Gus has many needs - and is on many medications - he was very well taken care of and i will definately be back!
Nikki was great with our little guy Wrigley. I could tell that he had a blast under her supervision! Nikki did a great job of keeping me updated with pictures and videos. She was also very responsive. Drop-off and pick-up were smooth and flexible.
We booked our first Dogvacay with Nikki and they didn't disappoint! It looks like our pup had a great time and had lots of play time. We definitely loved the cute pics that they took of him.
Nikki accepted our pup as her own and kept us updated with photos and videos so we could see how our little man was doing while we were away. Definitely recommend!!
very flexible, great host with a lot of dogs so mine was in heaven to be able to play with all of them! thanks and see you soon.
Hello,,

My wife and I had NIKKI and Justin watch our Sadie. Sadie is a 50 pound, Flat Coat Retriever.
She got along well with their 2 smaller dogs.

Their house is very clean, and very, very dog friendly. Nikki walked Sadie and the other dogs to a dog park, and let them play for an hour or so, and sent us pictures and videos. That was very special

I would not hesitate to bring our Sadie back to Nikki and Justin's home. I highly recommend Nikki.

Steve n Karen Griley
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Had to use Nikki's service since my regular DogVacay host was not available and I am very glad that I chose Nikki! Her and her husband was super friendly and you can tell right off the bat that they are dog lovers as well. Their home is very doggy friendly with lots of space in the front and back yard for the dogs to play. Daily updates with pictures and videos was very nice as well. I highly recommend them! :)
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Nikki was great! She sent us updates with photos about her walks with Penelope. We felt very comfortable that our pug was in good hands. We came home to a happy pet thanks to Nikki! We'll definitely book with her again.
Nikki took great care of my shy pup and it seems that she helped her come out of her shell! She sent me photo updates and took Winnie on hikes- winnie was wiped when she came home! I will definitely send her back to Nikki next time I'm out of town.
She's such a great sitter! Love taking my dog to her when I have to leave the city. Def will go back to her
Nikki did an amazing job taking care of our puppy! She is extremely responsive, accommodating and easy to communicate with. She took our dog on great hikes and made sure he got plenty of exercise while she was watching him. She sent me tons of adorable pictures and videos, so we could see all the fun Leo was having with her while we were away. We had a great experience and I would definitely recommend her to others!
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Another great stay with Nikki! Thank you for all the photos and for being so flexible with our changing travel schedules!
We left our 8 year old golden Riley for a weekend stay with Nikki. Nikki sent us photos from their adventures hiking and playing in the creek. It was so great to see Riley having fun and knowing she was well taken care of. When I picked her up, she was happy and very relaxed. I have already booked another week long stay for Riley. Thank you Nikki for taking such good care of my sweet girl!
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Nikki and her family were very warm and welcoming, and took such great care of Cleo! I received ongoing updates - lots of pics and video clips - of her daily activities and adventure. She was truly on a dog vacay! It was good to know she was in such great care while I was away!
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Nikki and Justin were awesome hosts to our two dogs Marley and Carl. We booked them late and they were accommodating with setting up a meet and greet for all of our dogs. They were also super flexible with drop-off/pick-up times and sent lots of adorable pics of all the dogs on their weekend hikes! Marley and Carl came home tired from all the exercise and fun and Nikki even gave us a little goodie bag of homemade dog treats for them. Definitely recommend them to anyone and we will be using them again in the future!
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Nikki and her husband are wonderful dog parents and sitters. We set up a meet and greet for our dog Rafi, and knew upon arrival that we would be comfortable leaving our pup here (she was also making blueberry peanut butter dog cookies!) we received daily texts or pictures of Rafi which put us at ease knowing Rafi was having such a good time. Thank you Nikki! Rafi will definitely be back!
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Our dogs had a great time staying with Nikki. Her home is very warm and welcoming both inside and out. The girls had lots of room to explore and sniff. There are also plenty of soft comfortable blankets, rugs, and cushions for them to snuggle up and nap on as well!!
Nikki and her family took amazing care of our babies from long walks in the neighborhood to fieldtrips to local dog parks. The daily pics and video updates of their stay were greatly appreciated. It was clear to see that our dogs were having a wonderful time.
If there were anything negative to say, it would be that we were concerned that our girls wouldn't want to come home with us after having such a great time at Nikki's.
Were are definitely planning on booking future stays with Nikki and we highly recommend her to other fur-parents!!
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I'm so thankful to Nikki for taking such great care of our little Roxy while we were out of the country. Roxy is nervous with new people and Nikki went above and beyond to make her feel comfortable, even sleeping in another room with Roxy so she wouldn't be alone since she wouldn't sleep in the bedroom the first night! Nikki took Roxy for hikes every day and sent lots of photos and texted updates every day too. I would absolutely recommend her to any other over-protective dog moms!
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Nikki was a great host. Our dog had a great time and got to do some new things (hikes, etc) so it was a vacation for him as well! Nikki was very flexible and sent photos during his stay so that was a great feature.
Perfect experience!
We were able to feel comfortable leaving Tula while we attended an event. She enjoyed playing with the loving two dogs of the family dogsitters. We're greatful for the attentive care they provided.
Moose had such an amazing dog vacay with Nikki! Moose and I had just moved to CA a week prior from KY and I had to travel for work. Nikki was available fast to meet us and give me comfort in knowing Moose would be in good hands! On his vacation Moose went on many hikes and played in some water (and I got to see lots of photos!).

I was really tired when I got home from my trip and boy, so was Moose! Thanks to Nikki taking such good care of him and giving him lots of exercises he and I relaxed well together after our time apart.

And to add icing on the cake, Nikki sent Moose home with some specially homemade blueberry dog treats - his favorite!

Thank you Nikki for giving my heart ease and caring for the one the is the keeper of my heart ❤️ We'll see you again soon!
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Nikki was great and took care of my dog very well. I was going to text her and get an updated but she had already sent me a message
Nikki and her family were absolutely amazing. We loved them and would highly recommend them to anyone. They took wonderful care of Noodles and was so happy there, it really gave us peace of mind. We will definitely be using them again. She also sent daily photos, videos and sent us home with a framed photo of Noodles and treats for him and my kids. Just lovely.
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Nikki was great! She watched our dog over the holidays and sent lots of updates. Our pup was happy and tired when we picked him up. Highly recommended!
Nikki and her family were fantastic! Over the holidays, she took great care of Sue, our 12-year-old border collie mix, and sent lots of updates and pics of their hikes and outings. I could tell that Sue had a fabulous week with Nikki after sleeping most of the day when she got back home. We will definitely book a reservation with Nikki next time Sue needs a doggie vacay!
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Nikki and her family were very welcoming to us and our dog, Lincoln. Lincoln had a great time during his stay at Nikki's (as evidence by the daily pictures and videos of their hikes and beach excursions). He was exhausted when we picked him up from all the activities and play time! I would highly recommend Nikki to anyone who is in need of a place for the pup whist away. I'll definitely be a repeat customer. Thank you Nikki!
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Nikki was so awesome! I needed a dog sitter last minute and she came through. I usually meet and greet before leaving my pup but she the feedback on your profile was so good, I knew my pup would be in good hands. She went on long hikes with my dog and has a beautiful home and backyard that is very accommodating for pups. She would send text messages and photos about my dog periodically. I am def going back when I need a dog sitter. Thank you, Nikki!
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Nikki was great! We were very nervous about leaving our dog Izzy with someone we didn't know but Nikki did an excellent job during our meet and greet to answer our questions and make us feel at ease. We loved getting pictures and updates while we were away and it looked like Izzy had a great time. We were so happy that we just brought her back for a quick overnight visit, and Izzy greeted Nikki with excitement and made herself right at home. I can't recommend Nikki enough!
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Nikki is great! So many good pictures and comments on what she does with my dog during the day.
Nikki took great care of our pup for an extended 10 day stay. She sent photos and updates regularly, letting us know that he was getting all the attention and exercise that he needs. She was able to help out last minute and we really appreciated that! It seems that she spends a lot of time with the dogs and cares for them all as her own.
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I am so glad we found Nikki on Dogvacay. Boomer loved her and her entire family. Nikki shared time to time updates with us along with Boomer's photo. She even gave him home cooked veggies. Boomer enjoyed his stay at Nikki's house so much that we were nervous (pleasantly though) that he might not want to come back home to us.
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Nikki is such a great find and I would recommend her to anyone looking for dog sitter. She keeps the pups happy and busy, with daily walks and lots of toys to play with. I received daily updates on how Stella was doing and what she was up to. She genuinely cares about dogs and their well being.
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The perfect dog sitters--- both professional and warm. Our dog had a great time with the resident and other guest pups. The hosts' updates confirmed this, which made us better able to enjoy our trip.
Nikki was awesome! She sent me so many updates and pictures that I never once worried about vela. She let vela cuddle and sleep with her...I was pretty sure vela was never going to be willing to leave!
Nikki is awesome! She immediate responses to my inquiries. While Mona was with her she sent lots of pictures and updates about her vacay. She took Mona to the dog park right after I dropped her off. On the next morning she took her for a hike with her own dogs Sushi and Chibi (btw they are adorable)! When I picked her up, Nikki was so nice that she wrote me a Thank you card and gave a goody bag with treats for Mona. I'm sure Mona had a great time with Nikki. I highly recommend her :o)
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Our pup Grizzly had an amazing time with Nikki and her family. There was a lot of time spent outside either going on hikes or going to the dog beach. He was exhausted when he cam back enjoying every minute. Certainly will look to stay again!
THE BEST! After over a year-long membership with DogVacay and attempting to board my dogs with a host in my area, Nikki's immediate responses to my inquiries, flexibility, and welcoming personality gave me the confidence to use this service. She welcomed a meet-and-greet at her home prior to committing. She, her husband, their dogs, and their home provided the perfect atmosphere for my pups while I was away. She was so accommodating, we added a day prior to leaving, which turned out to be a great perk.

While the pups were with Nikki, we were sent updates (with photos) on how the dogs were doing. From the descriptions and looks of things, they were enjoying and felt loved by her. She took them for walks and excursions to hiking trails in the area. Wow! I think my biggest concern was if my pups were gonna want to come home with me at the end of their vacay. Haha! Nikki genuinely cared for our pups as if they were her own.

My pups returned home all calm, well-rested, clean, and happy. We found our freedom -- and her name is Nikki.

Highly, highly recommended!
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Nikki is great! I got daily updates from her and she took my dog on multiple hikes. Her home is also very dog friendly. I would book her again in the future! :)
Nikki is fantastic! We just had her watch Patrick for the first time and our vacation was totally stressfree knowing that he was in good hands via a text/picture every now and then. I'd recommend her to anyone who wants a trusted sitter - we're looking forward to booking her again for another upcoming trip (I know our dog Patrick is looking fwd to it too)
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Naoko (and her husband, Justin) love dogs. They have a comfy house my dog feels at home in. She texted me a photo of Tula relaxing on one of their beds. In addition to talking with her about my dogs likes/dislikes, I provided a one-page paper of this and they were amenable to reading it and letting it guide my dog's care.

Their two dogs (Chibi and Sushi) are sweet dogs that get along with any other dog.

They even took all the dogs to the park for a walk! So glad to have found these good dogsitters.
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Nikki and her husband were ABSOLUTELY fantastic with our dog. They took her to the beach, sent daily videos/pictures, and took wonderful care of our Margaret. I would highly recommend them to anyone and plan to use them again.
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