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Nichole S.

59 Reviews
30 Repeat Guests
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  • 1 day notice required for bookings
  • Cancellation Policy:

Pet Requirements

  • 1-20 lbs
  • 20-40 lbs
  • 40-80 lbs
  • 80+ lbs
All Ages OK
List of Pets OK for House Sitting
Dogs, Cats, Fish, Rabbits, gerbils, hamsters, or pet rodents, Caged birds, Reptiles

Nichole's Resident Pets

7 months old

About Nichole

11 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
I have a great passion for dogs and treat every one as if they were my own, as I fall in love the second I meet them. Whether its a couple walks a week or a 14-day vacation, I will bond with your dog immediately. I love hyper dogs because they are a blast to be around, but I also love shy dogs because it's extremely rewarding when you earn their trust.

I did DogVacay for 3 years while I was going to college in Texas. I moved back to San Diego this past December and I miss the fun of caring for all different kinds of dogs. I have over 30 references and I am happy to provide them upon request!

No matter your dogs temperament, age, size, or health status I can assure you I am the reliable and honest person you have been looking for to care for your member of the family so you can enjoy your alone time without worries!
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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

Nichole S.

59 Reviews
30 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • 1 day notice required for bookings
  • Cancellation Policy:


  • Available
  • Unavailable
  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated November 14, 2016


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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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Pay through DogVacay for:
Premium Pet Insurance, 24/7 Customer Support and Daily Photo Updates!

Services & Rates

House Sitting Overnight At Your Home
$30 /night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for 2 - 4 hours/day
  • Willing to travel 25 miles
Dog Walking
$10 /half-hour
$15 /hour
  • Willing to travel 5 miles
Home Visits
$20 /visit
  • Willing to travel 20 miles
59 Reviews
We had a great experience overall with Nicole. From the initial meet and greet, to the small instruction meeting and to the pet sitting, she was absolutely great with our two dogs. Definitely trust her with our dogs and in our home and appreciated the communication and updates while we were gone! In fact, we are already using her again for a longer period of time and will use her again in the future! Thanks Nicole.
We feel extremely fortunate to have found Nichole! From our very first meeting I felt very comfortable with the thought of leaving Juno with her for 9 days. She and Juno hit it off right away and my kids loved her too! Nichole kept us updated on how she and Juno were doing during our vacation (great :-) and was very flexible with our potential change in end date. I have already recommended her to a friend and we will be booking with her again soon.
Nichole is wonderful. Joey has a great time every visit. She is great with dogs and we would use her again!
Nichole took great care of our babies while we were gone!
Nicole is great. She is very accommodating and easy to work with. She communicated with me well while I was out of town and makes the whole process worry free.
Nicole was great! She's very good with dogs and very accommodating to our dogs needs. She made me feel very comfortable. My dog is 13 years old with vision issues and he has become anxious as he's aged.
Nicole is awesome and treated my dog as if he were her own pet. She will be the only dog sitter I will ever use in the future.
Nichole was fantastic. She kept us updated with pictures while we were away so we knew our pups were doing great. Our two dogs can be a handful too. Our flight was delayed coming back into town, Nichole made sure our dogs was seen again to go outside after she already left for the day. Could not recommend her more.
Nichole was great. She sent plenty of picture updates and really did an amazing job of making sure my dog had enough exercise and was enjoying himself. I would definitely use her again.
Nicole watched my dog Shipley for me multiple times and did a great job every time. I never felt nervous about leaving Shipley and Nicole would send updates including pictures while I was gone.
Nichole was wonderful and very easy to work with. She took great and loving care of our large dog with separation anxiety. She sent updates and stayed in contact through texts, which put us at ease. Nichole is friendly and flexible and we are very happy with the care she provided to our dog.
Everything was wonderful! She never lets us down and our dogs love her!!
We are so pleased to have found someone to lovingly care for our furry baby when we need her.Nicole lets us know regularly how Cali is doing. She happily works with us as far as drop off and pick up times.
Treated Lucky as if he was her own dog. He was happy to see me return from vacation, and wanted to jump in the Jeep and head home. He slept the entire drive home.
George absolutely LOVES his vacations with Nichole!!! She sends photos and I know what George looks like when he is happy, and he always looks happy with her. He comes home exhausted from playing with all his new friends. It makes my vacations so much more relaxing knowing that George is being taken care of so well. Thank you from the bottom of my heart, Nichole!
Nichole has kept our dog twice and obviously loves what she does. She is incredibly conscientious and takes care of our dog as if Sugar were her own pup. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend her to others.
We love Nichole and so does Gunner. She is great with him. And even calms our anxiety by sending us pics of Gunner when he is with her!
Nichole is such a good host. She clearly loves animals and has such a good way with them. She's very good at communicating and made us feel that our Neela was in good hands!
Nicole was outstanding! I was so nervous about traveling but the first day I met her and saw how she interacted with my dogs, I knew she not only enjoyed what she did but she enjoyed it. Some people do certain things just because it pays well, Nicole does this because she genuinely loves animals. I have 7 dogs and she immediately was able to assume leadership which any dog person knows can only be done by an emotionally balanced person.

She stayed in my house when I was gone, she even came the night before so that the dogs will be used to her being there. She sent me pictures and videos of my babies, she allowed me to enjoy my trip. I came home to very happy dogs and a very clean house, yep! she cleaned up my house too! I didn't have to clean up any mess. She rocks!
Nichole was awesome. She sent pictures throughout the weekend to set my mind at ease and even had another puppy for Shipley to play with.
I have a very old terrier who can be incredibly stubborn and is very much "set in his ways". Because of all his quirks I am usually nervous to leave him in the care of someone else simply because with my dog you never know what you're going to get. Nichole was FANTASTIC. Next time I find myself in the Ft. Worth area and in need of a boarder I am without a doubt giving her a call first because of her genuine sense of care and natural flexibility that is sometimes necessary with older dogs.

I could go on and on but if you have an older dog and are looking for personal, individualized care, look no further than Nichole. She's amazing at what she does and immediately made me feel at ease about leaving my dog.
Nichole was wonderful as usual. Ruger and Remington loved her and we will definitely be using her again! I highly recommend her and she is very trustworthy and reliable!
This was our first experience with dogvacay. I am pleased to say that it was a pleasant one. Nicole kept us updated on how Cali was doing the entire time we were gone. Cali showed her smiling face in the photos that were sent.
Nichole once again made our vacation work wonderfully. We know every time we leave, our dogs back home are in perfect care and can tell when we get home, they have not been deprived of anything. She is so accommodating and trustworthy. We have different diets for each dog, meds for one and she makes sure they get what they need. Wouldn't trust my kiddos with anyone else! I make my friends, trying to find babysitters for their (human) children, envious. Everyone needs a Nichole! Thank you Thank you Thank you
Pup came back exhausted! He had a great time!!!!
Very friendly, great with our dog! She would send us pics and updates daily. We were delayed in picking up our dog and she was so willing to watch him an extra night. We will definitely use her again!
Nichole was wonderful with our puppy, Star. She went out of her way to meet our needs. We were called with an update and report during her visit. We will definitely use Nichole again to care for Star. She was very happy there.
The best experience we have ever had with a pet sitter! It was so nice to know that Charlie was in such good hands and being cared for in such a loving way. He was happy and got to run,swim and play in a wonderful environment. We don't know how to thank Nicole for what she did for us. Charlie suffers from separation anxiety and he was so content and happy which made for a great time for all of us. Thank you so much!!
Nichole was wonderful and we will definitely be using her services again! We were able to travel and be at ease knowing that our dog was being well taken care of. She sent us daily updates and photos which really made us feel comfortable with her because we were able to see how well taken care of our dog was!
She was amazing. She went out of her way to accommodate us, sent us pictures and updates often and was so sweet to our dog. We'd use her again in a heartbeat.
Nichole is such a pleasant girl. I can tell she is very conscientious and cares a lot for animals. She sent pictures and texts while we were away which made me feel a lot better. I will definitely call on her again and again.
My wife and I are vary happy with our dogs stay with Nichole. She was very flexible with drop off and pickup times. She was very pleasant to deal with. We have a very energetic dog and she was able to take the time to show him alot of attention. Our dog seemed very happy when we picked him up and very comfortable with Nichole.
Great friendly service with plenty of updates keeping me at ease!
Nicole was great!!! She took care of our dog better than anyone else that we have left her with before.
She sent us pictures of our dog and updated us the whole weekend!! It was GREAT!!! We were never worried that our dog wasn't having the best time!!
Nichole was absolutely wonderful! Butters had a great time, and I'll definitely leave him with her next time I need to go out of town!
Hank had a great time with Nichole! After dropping off my Hank I recieved a message on how Hank was doing. Throughout my trip I knew Hank was doing well because I would get picture messages of Hank throughout my trip, which gave me a piece of mind I needed. Nichole was great and I would definitely leave Hank with her again.
Nichole was amazing! I had never had someone that I didn't know watch my dog before and she was wonderful. She treated Lucy like she was her own. She sent me pictures of her stay. Our schedule kept changing and she was very accomodating. She called DogVacay for us and took care of everything. I can't wait to use her again. Knowing that Lucy is taken care of while we are away is such a huge relief. I would recommend Nichole over and over again. :)
Nichole is absolutely wonderful! Our lab Riley, who has separation anxiety, had a great time with her. Within minutes of dropping her off we got a photo of Riley playing with another pup, happy as could be. Thanks Nicole! Booking our next reservation now!
Nichole's house has became Lulu's second home. I know I don't have to worry when I leave her. I recommend Nichole to everyone!
Nichole was very flexible with pick up and drop off. She texted me pictures everyday and provided constant updates. She has a very nice apartment for the dogs to enjoy. Further, she is very pleasant and easy to work with. I will use her again and would recommend her to everyone.
Scooter had acwonderful stay with Nichole. We would definitely use her again!
I felt so comfortable with my 4 month old puppy staying with Nichole. She was absolutely wonderful with her and sent me plenty of updates. It is clear that dogs feel comfortable with her! I'll definitely be using Nichole again
Nichole was definitely the person we were looking for when we went on our vacation. First off, she was a sweetheart and you could just clearly see this from the beginning. Very sincere and trustworthy. Then when she met the dogs, they were drawn to her, she was not concerned about the dog hair or them in her face at the meet and greet. You could tell she just loves dogs and knows how to handle them. We were gone for a week, she went above & beyond in making sure they (and us) were comfortable and cared for while we were away. There was an ice storm one day and she didn't let that stop her, she sent pics of their long walk. Additionally, she sent pictures and gave us updates frequently the entire week. We felt totally at ease and knew they were being cared for and getting lots of love! Thanks Nichole, you've been recommended to lots of people by me. You are quite an asset to Dog Vacay.
Nichole was incredible! She was so friendly, and took great care of my "baby". She even sent pictures while he was there. I will be calling her next time I need to leave him overnight. I highly recommend her!
Nichole was excellent! Ella is very shy and she warmed up to Nichole right away. I was very worried about leaving Ella with a stranger but I will definitely use her again! I loved getting the photos of her daily activities text to me. She had a great time!
This service is a wonderful idea, it keeps me from having to put my dog in jail!
Nicole took very good care of Lucky. I could tell from the photos and when I picked him up he was comfortable and happy having some other playmates. Of course that didn't interfere with his "Happy Dance" when I arrived to get him.
Nichole was amazing!! She was easy to communicate with, responded very quickly and was super helpful. She constantly kept us updated with pictures and texts of our puppy! We will definitely ask her to watch Neela again. I think Neela would also agree with us! She had such a good time with Nichole. I highly recommend calling Nichole for dog sitting!
Nichole came through for us yet again! It was moving day and it was so nice to be able to leave them with someone we knew would take care of them so we could move in peace! Even though it was only one day we got multiple pictures, she took them for a long walk, a play in the park, and really just rocked it out for us! I highly recommend Nichole!
Nichole is amazing. This is the 3rd time she has watched my dogs for me. This time, we were actually in town but we had family and friends coming in for my wedding... even through all the chaos that was going on, I still loved getting updates from Nichole about how my dogs were doing. She takes such good care of them and always makes sure they get exercise and are active.

My black lab Bella was actually the ring bearer in my wedding... Nichole was so kind and brought her up to the venue for me and took her home. Without Nichole, it wouldn't have been possible to have Bella in my wedding. I appreciate her so much and she is always my go to sitter when I need someone for my pups! I def recommend her!
Nichole was fantastic with Joey! I was away for 5 days but I immediately felt comfortable leaving him with her. The picture updates she sent me allowed me to still feel connected to my little boy. He also came home exhausted which was an added bonus. I have already used Nichole a couple times and I will definitely be using her again in the future :)
Nichole is AMAZING! I have nothing but great things to say about her. We usued to live in Fort Worth & recently moved. My mother in law hosted a baby shower so we needed a dog sitter for our pupps. We dropped them off & she sent us several pictures & updates of our dogs. I felt really comfortable leaving our dogs we will for sure be leaving them with her! I'm extremely happy with her!
Nicole is a great host! She was wonderful with Lola. We would not consider leaving Lola with anyone else. She has a genuine love for animals.
Nichole is awesome! Our puppy loved staying with her and she took great care of him and sent us pictures. We've used her a few times and will continue to do so!
I honestly can not say enough good things about Nichole. I was worried about leaving my friend for a period of time with someone I didn't know, but I was kept up to date with pics and Bella's day. I was able to pick her up when I needed to, and she was very happy. She even made a friend while I was away. She basically had her own vacation.
Nicole was very profesional and geat with my dog. He had a great time with her. I will use Nicole again in the future.
Nicole was great. I dropped my dog Beau off at her home and she was very nice and professional. Nicole sent me pics and gave me updated status on Beau daily. I will be using her again in the future.
Nichole was awesome! We haven't left our dogs with anyone else but family so I was excited when I found someone on DogVacay who lived close to me and seemed to have experience with dogs. Nichole sent multiple pictures throughout my dogs stay! It was comforting knowing they were getting love, affection, and multiple walks while I was gone. I will defintely be using Nichole again!
Nichole was wonderful! Jolly came home exhausted and happy from a great vacation!
Nichole took amazing care of our two rambunctious dogs! She sent many wonderful pictures, took them on many walks, and even went to the park multiple times in the short time she had them! Her love for dogs was apparent and I felt very secure leaving our buddies with her. I would highly recommend her and will be using her again as soon as the need presents itself!
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