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Nicole K.

32 Reviews
11 Repeat Guests
$32/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 4 hours
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Flexible

Pet Requirements

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

Nicole's Resident Pets

Kiara
Mixed Breed
Female
5 yr 5 mo old
Other Pets & Animals: Cats

Nicole's Townhome

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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 have worked professionally in pet care for over 5 years, and have been passionate about pets my entire life! Prior to working professionally in pet care, I volunteered and fostered 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 world through dog and cat grooming, where I learned the proper techniques for pet hygiene; I am able to coax even the most terrified of dogs into a nail trim! Since grooming, I have worked in pet daycare and boarding. Through my experience, I've also been trained in administering pet medication and pet first aid. I treat every dog as my own!
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Can administer oral medicine
Can administer injected medicine
Special Needs Accommodated
  • Pets recovering from surgery
  • Separation anxiety
  • Aggressive behavior
  • Leash Pulling
  • Not yet house-trained
  • Advanced senior issues

Nicole K.

32 Reviews
11 Repeat Guests
$32/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 4 hours
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Flexible

Availability

  • Available
  • Unavailable
  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated December 8, 2016

Credentials

Background Checked
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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.
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Web Training Complete
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Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Nicole's Home
$32 /night
  • Watches up to 5+ 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 5+ dogs/day
Dog Walking
$18 /half-hour
$26 /hour
  • Willing to travel 15 miles
Home Visits
$18 /visit
  • Willing to travel 15 miles
Baths
$15 /bath
Pick-Up/Drop-Off
$12 each way
  • Willing to travel 15 miles
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32 Reviews
Nicole was great! This is the first time I've left my dogs overnight with someone other than my family or the vet, and it turned out to be a fantastic decision. Nicole sent daily pics/updates, and the boys (two English Bulldogs) clearly had a great time. One of them requires daily medication, and Nicole took care of that, no problem. When I returned from my trip, the boys were happy, looked & smelled great, and didn't really want to leave!

The next time I go out of town, I will absolutely book another reservation with Nicole. I highly recommend her!
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Nicole was great with my pup, Sophie. I loved the adorable pictures I got throughout the weekend and knew Soph was in good hands. Definitely a wonderful weekend at ease knowing Soph was well taken care of! :)
Nicole was awesome and professional and my havanese came home very happy. We will be back!
Nicole was awesome! This was the first time that we have been apart from our puppy, Stamper, since we got him. We've also never done anything like DogVacay, but once we went to a meet and greet with Nicole we knew everything would be ok! Nicole was attentive and very quick to respond throughout the weekend and also sent some good pictures of the puppies enjoying themselves! I would highly recommend Nicole to anyone looking for a pet sitter and I look forward to her watching Stamper again in the future!
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I was very skeptical about using a service like this, but I was wrong, we got to meet her prior to his stay, and the environment he would be in. Nicole has a wonderful dog called Kiara, Max made immediate friends with her. Max stayed for 11 days, and every day we got a report on him, and pictures. When we picked him up, he was thrilled to see us, but sad to leave. Once again Nicole was fantastic and yes, I highly recommend her to take care of your dog.
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I am so happy to have discovered Nicole! She did an excellent job taking care of our Golden. She was professional, punctual, and reliable. Of course, the main predictor of character was our dog who loved Nicole. During our trip she kept us updated with messages and photos of our baby. I would not hesitate to recommend her services.
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Nicole was very kind and professional. She sent several pics of Harlow throughout her vacay and she looked like she was having a blast. I would highly recommend Nicole!!
Nicole took great care of our two dogs. She sent daily photos and updates. We will use her again the next time we go out of town.
This is the first time we boarded our puppy and Nicole was excellent. She kept us up to date daily with texts and pictures. We will definitely use her again.
My girls had a great time. I was nervous as they are my babies and they were eager to return. I have a lot of confidence in Nicole!
Nicole did great with our Black Lab Reese. My husband and I took an overnight trip, and we came back to a happy dog! We would definitely use Nicole again to watch Reese :)
Would take my dog/best friend back to Nicole anytime..very caring and trustworthy.
We simply could not have had a better experience with Nicole's service in caring for our 9-month old puppy during our 10 day vacation! Communications&responsiveness? A+
Experience level? A+
Caregiving? A+
Trustworthiness? A+
Thank-you so much, Nicole!
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Nicole was wonderful with my best friends!
Nicole was fantastic. My roxy had a wonderful weekend with her. Nicole made me super comfortable about leaving my dog with a new person and roxy started her kisses right away. I will definitely use her! Thanks Nicole!!
Our dog returned from a three night stay with Nicole displaying little of the post-boarding anxiety he's typically shown. We are very happy with Nicole and intend to leave our dog with her again.
Nicole was absolutely fabulous. My dogs are not use to being around other people except our family so I was very concerned about them staying with anyone else, but Nicole made me feel very comfortable about my decision. I got frequent updates and pictures. My two doggies Teddy and Dora had a great time and felt relaxed to be around Nicole. I would definitely use Nicole again should the opportunity arise. I would recommend Nicole to everyone. Once again she was fabulous!
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Nicole was great! She was flexible and sent some great pics of Geraldine the whole time I was away. Most importantly, when I came home Geraldine seemed happy (unlike when she's boarded at the vet)!
I have old dogs and she did a fantastic job taking care of thier high level needs. You could really tell that she enjoys working with animals and they came back to me so happy and relaxed. I will definitely be trying to get her watch them again whenever we go out of town. I was super impressed with the whole experience.
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Nicole was great with Qanuk and Oliver. She sent photos daily and kept my wife updated on their behavior. Would gladly let them stay with her again!
Nicole was fantastic. She has so much experience with dogs and grew up around tons of labs just like Sloan. We felt so at ease over the weekend and knew she was in great hands. Sloan had a blast and laid down to sleep as soon as we got home. Nicole sent us pictures throughout the weekend showing how comfortable Sloan was and how much she was enjoying herself. We will certainly work with Nicole in the future! Excellent choice!
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Nicole was great! She was very flexible with drop-off and pick-up times and my dog loved her. I will certainly use her services again.
Nicole was most accommodating with our schedule and plans, but most importantly Nicole took great care of our 13 old Springer. We definitely will keep Nicole on our list of dog sitters to use when we visit Raleigh.
Nicole was great. We have already booked another stay for our puppy. She kept us updated on how he was doing, sent us pictures, and was flexible with drop off and pick up times.
Our regular dogsitter became unavailable at the last minute, so DogVacay helped connect me with Nicole. She was quick to respond and setup a meeting, and upon meeting her, we immediately felt comfortable. She is very easy-going and her home is very pet-friendly. She sent us periodic photos and updates while we were away, so we didn't worry about our girl. We felt very good about the whole experience and highly recommend her.
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Responded very quickly to all messages and took great care of my large, crazy dog. She sent pictures of my dog twice a day without fail, and was willing to change schedule on short notice.
Nicole was great! I have an older dog on medication. Nicole took great care of her!
This was my first experience leaving my dog with a pet sitter instead of taking her to a kennel, and of course, I was nervous. My dog is timid with other dogs, so I'm always wary with taking her to new places with new dogs, but this time there was no reason to be! Nicole left me with a peace of mind while I was away for the weekend. She sent me photo updates of how my dog was doing during her stay. She seemed very competent about how to deal with any of my dogs "quirks" as I like to call them. I would highly recommend her to anyone. I also appreciated that she gave me an honest report at the end of the weekend on how my dog behaved as well. I would definitely book with her again!
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Nicole was awesome! Very accomadating and quick to respond to questions and messages. My puppy had a great day at Nicole's place and came home tired and happy! Would recommend Nicole to anyone!
Nicole was awesome! I booked a last minute stay for my baby boy, well our 6yr old lab. She was flexible and scheduled a meet up and the rest was great history. He had a blast. Nicole sent regular updates, pics and asked questions to ensure she was not breaking any house rules. She truly eased any anxiety I had regarding our first dogvacay experience. We will defiantly be booking with her again and have recommendedone family and friends to check her out too.
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I really happy that Nicole take care of Bella . My puppy had a bless with other dog. Very responsible person that update you with pics and video of time together. I will definitely come back and suggest this amazing person! Thank you Nicole!
Nicole was great. She was very flexible with drop off/pick up times, and I felt very comfortable leaving my dog, who is blind, with her. She offered to send updates throughout the stay, and when I picked Reese up, he slept the rest of the day. I would definitely leave Reese with her again.
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