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Nicole K.

52 Reviews
26 Repeat Guests
$30/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 5 mins
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Moderate

Pet Requirements

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

Nicole's Resident Pets

Kiara
Mixed Breed
Female
5 yr 10 mo old
Kazooie
Mixed Breed
Female
1 yr 3 mo old
Roweena
Dachshund
Female
12 yr 3 mo old
Other Pets & Animals: Cats

Nicole's Townhome

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

About Nicole

15 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
We proudly Serve the Raleigh/Cary area.

Hello! We are Nicole & Scott, we work as a team to care for your pets so they get all the attention they could ever want. Nicole does this full-time with help from Scott part-time, we are passionate about pets and couldn’t imagine not doing this job. Dogs are our life!

I have worked in professional pet care for my entire adult life. Prior to working in professional pet care, I volunteered and fostered with local shelters to gain exposure and experience; volunteering with different pet rescues was rewarding and gave me the hands-on experience to properly care for all types of animals. I entered the professional pet care industry through pet grooming, where I learned the proper techniques for pet hygiene. After grooming, I worked in pet daycare and boarding, until I branched out to begin offering professional pet care full time.

Rest easy knowing that I am Pet CPR & Pet First Aid Certified. Safety is my absolute number one concern and there are many steps I take everyday to ensure safety of all pets in my care; pets from different families are never left together unattended, feedings are always done separately, and all play time is monitored. We are dedicated to your pets care, we are in our home for the majority of the day so there is very minimal time where the dogs are home alone. You can also have peace of mind with updates, we provide daily photo updates of your pet(s) so you always feel like they’re with you!

We have a small pack of all rescues. We have 2 dogs, Kiara and Roweena. Kiara, is a dachshund/golden retriever mix and is nearly 6 years old; she is a very sweet girl who is what I jokingly call “overly socialized” she was raised in a setting where she has met a new dog every day of her life, so she gets along with everyone! Roweena is a 12 year old dachshund with spunk; Roweena came to us by random chance when she was abandoned at a nearby vet office, so of course I took her in. Our roommate has a 1 year old mix that loves everyone, her name is Kazooie and she is possibly the sweetest dog you’ll ever meet. We have 1 cat, Zeva, she’s an old lady, according to the vet she’s about 16 years old, she has her own area of the house where she can stay separate from any overly curious dogs. :)



HOURS (7am-7pm)
Our schedule is typically flexible, so we can usually accommodate most request if discussed beforehand. There is a fee for late pickups, after 7pm ($5 for every additional hour). Anything later than 9pm will have to be extended for another night.

Daycare Drop off: 7am-9am
Daycare Pick-up: 4pm-7pm
Boarding Drop off/Pick up: By Appointment; Pickup by 12pm on last day of stay

*** ½ charge daycare fee ($11/per dog) for boarders who are picked up after 12pm on the final day of their stay***



MEET & GREETS (15-25 mins)
For any dog over 6 months of age, we do require a meet and greet prior to booking. The meet and greet is a great opportunity for you to meet us and ask any questions you may have. It also gives your dog the chance to checkout our home, meet our dogs, and connect with us before they drop off for boarding or daycare. Since safety is so important to us, we can be selective about a dog joining the pack. Every dog is different and has their own personality, this is another reason we like to meet with all new potential clients; during the meet and greet we're able to access temperament and behavior so we can ensure we are all a good fit for each other. ***By Appointment***


PRICING & FEES
Overnight Boarding: $30
Puppy Boarding Rate (under 1 yr): $32
Holiday Boarding Rate: $35
Daycare (up to 12 hrs): $22
Drop-in Visits (per 30 min): $18; additional pets $2 each
Dog Walking (per 30 min): $18; additional pets $3 each
Pet Transport (up to 10 miles one-way): $12
Bath & Brush Out: Price varies, please contact
Nail Trim/Grind: $8



GROOMING SERVICES
If you would like to your dog to come home extra fresh and clean, you can add a bath to your dog's stay! We have soothing oatmeal shampoo and a calming lavender, or you can bring shampoo from home. We also clean their ears, trim/grind nails, and brush them out. ***Ask for pricing***


WHAT WE WOULD LIKE TO KNOW ABOUT YOUR DOG
We have a form we ask to be filled out before the stay. Since we give individual care and attention to each pet, the form gives us all the information to care for them in the best way possible.

On the form you can expect to provide contact information and answer questions like the following:
- Are they friendly with other dogs?
- Are they current on all their vaccinations?
- Are they on regular flea/tick preventative?
- Do they have allergies?
- Are they potty trained?
- Do they have a history of marking indoors?
- Any health issues?
- Are they on any medications and how are they administered?
- Do they get aggressive/protective over food?
- Are they allowed on the furniture?
- Do they use a crate?
- Do they bark frequently or when alone?
- Do they have separation anxiety?
- Have they ever boarded or played at a dog park or doggie day camp?
- Have they ever bitten a person or another animal?

***Rabies and distemper vaccines are required, bordetella vaccine is highly recommended***

***All dogs 1 yr or older must be spayed/neutered***



ABOUT OUR HOME
The most important thing in our home is safety for all boarders and daycare dogs, but that’s not to say we don’t have a ton of fun! All dogs get the luxury of staying in a home setting while getting to play and make friends! We cater to all personalities, dogs are welcomed to play or to just hangout, depending on their preference. Those who prefer human attention will get a lot of love and those who are active are given tons of time to play.

Our Routine: The day starts early, first thing, we go outside for morning potty and come back in for breakfast, then after, we let boarders rest while they digest and daycare dogs arrive. After boarders rest we spend the morning outside in the backyard or playing in the kitchen (depending on the weather). We try to schedule nap time around lunch so everyone can recharge for more fun in the afternoon. In the evening, everyone gets dinner and then we relax for the remainder of the night.

***We believe a tired dog is a happy dog; some dogs might be a bit lethargic for a short period (up to 48 hrs) after returning home, it’s completely normal and it means they played well!***

We have tons of extra toys and bowls, so you can feel free to leave your dog's at home. The only thing we ask that you provide is their food, any current medications, and their leash. Of course, you are more than welcome to bring their things from home such as toys, bedding, and treats!
- We also have extra crates available upon request.
- We have 6 ft fence with a locked gate, completely fenced in yard.
- Dogs from different families are separated when we are not present.
- Dogs are NEVER left unattended outside.
- We secure all dogs behind an indoor gate before opening the front door.
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Can administer oral medicine
CPR / First-Aid certified
Can administer injected medicine
Post-surgical pets
Special Needs Accommodated
  • Pets that require medicine
  • Separation anxiety
  • Pets recovering from surgery
  • Leash Pulling
  • Not yet house-trained
  • Advanced senior issues
  • Aggressive behavior

Nicole K.

52 Reviews
26 Repeat Guests
$30/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 5 mins
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Moderate

Availability

  • Available
  • Unavailable
  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated May 22, 2017

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Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Nicole's Home
$30 /night
  • Watches up to 3 dogs/night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for no more than 1 hour/day
  • 5+ potty breaks/day
  • 3+ walks/day
  • Pets can sleep wherever they want
Daycare At Nicole's Home
$22 /day
  • Watches up to 4 dogs/day
Dog Walking
$18 /half-hour
$26 /hour
  • Willing to travel 4 miles
Check-ins
$18 /visit
  • Willing to travel 4 miles
Baths
$15 /bath
Pick-Up/Drop-Off
$12 each way
  • Willing to travel 10 miles
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52 Reviews
My dog and I both love Nicole. She genuinely cares for my old dog and I know she gets the best care when she stays there. She is loved on and cared for every time.
Nichole did a awesome job. She sent me pics each day. I enjoyed my daughters graduation, thanks to Nicole.
Nicole was wonderful! She kept me updated on how my pup was doing everyday and that made my trip away stress free! She has a solid fenced yard which provided plenty of space for my pup to play, her other dogs are very very friendly as well! I highly recommend her!!
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