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Nicole S.

13 Reviews
4 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 50 minutes
  • Cancellation Policy:

Pet Requirements

  • 1-20 lbs
  • 20-40 lbs
  • 40-80 lbs
  • 80+ lbs
All Ages OK

Nicole's Resident Pets

Manchester Terrier
5 yr 2 mo old
Doberman Pinscher
3 yr 4 mo old
Other Pets & Animals: Rabbits, gerbils, hamsters, or pet rodents, Caged birds or Reptiles

Nicole's House

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Large Yard
Partially fenced
Smoke-free home
Pets allowed on furniture
Air-conditioned inside

About Nicole

5 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
I am a professional dog groomer and love all animals! I provide dog boarding and long-term boarding in my home and am willing to board your small critters and reptiles while you’re away. I have 3 dogs (Kenji, Hachi and Flex), 2 guinea pigs (Olivia and Bugsy), a tree frog (Harrison) and a fancy bearded dragon (Spike).

My fiancé and I bought our first home here in Prunedale in January 2016. We have an acre of land and lots of space for your pup to play and get fresh air. I am licensed through the City of Salinas and insured through Dog Vacay. Lic # 65369

We are an active household! We hike often, take excursions to the beach a couple times a month and will walk the coastal trails in Monterey. I train our dogs daily and we even compete in a few different dog sports! I have experience with all sizes, breeds, and temperaments of dogs.

I would like to know your dog’s feeding/potty schedule. Do they have any behavioral issues? Do they have any special needs/requests? Are they on any medications or have health issues?

When you’re pup stays with us they become part of our family and we will love and care for them like they’re our own. :)

Please message me if you have any questions, we can’t wait to hear from you!

*Is this your first time booking through Dog Vacay? If so, ask me for my custom link and save $20 off of your first booking with me!

**Ask me about my repeat client discount!

***For more information about me and my dogs, please ask for my personal website!
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Can administer oral medicine
Special Needs Accommodated
  • Pets recovering from surgery
  • Separation anxiety
  • Leash Pulling

Nicole S.

13 Reviews
4 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 50 minutes
  • Cancellation Policy:


  • Available
  • Unavailable
  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated December 18, 2016


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Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Nicole's Home
$40 /night
  • Watches up to 5 dogs/night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for 2 - 4 hours/day
  • 3-4 potty breaks/day
  • 1 walk/day
  • Pets will sleep in their own beds
13 Reviews
Nicole was very friendly and attentive with my two Doggies. They were super happy with her. She updated us with pictures and messages reassuring us they were doing okay. She was also very flexible on the pick up time. We will absolutely be coming back to her again ??
We were very happy with Nicole. We were nervous about leaving our sometimes crazy "little" guy with someone new but he took to her very well. She was easy to contact, fast to respond, and she sent us photo updates and messages to ease our fears throughout. Great experience and we'll definitely look for her again next time!
Nicole was knowledgeable, pleasant, responsive and easy to deal with. We made a two-night reservation on relatively short notice. It worked out well - Nicole noticed that our pup needed his nails trimmed and offered to do it. A nice touch and much appreciated. Thank you, Nicole!
Nicole was amazing! She was easy to communicate, always quick to respond and kept me updated with texts and pictures throughout my two week vacation. I had no worries about my dog being happy while she was with Nicole. I would highly recommend Nicole to anyone looking for a dog sitter. She is the best!!!!
From start to finish, Nicole was very knowledgable and helpful. We did a meet-n-greet with Rosie a few months before the actual Vacay, which in hindsight was not necessary at all, but I was grateful to meet the person taking care of Rosie.

Nicole was very flexible with pickup and drop-off timing, and was able to add an additional night due to circumstances that came up without any issue. During the Vacay she sent me updates and pictures, for which I was grateful, and I picked up my little Rosie looking happy and healthy, all we could ask for!

I would (and probably will) book a Vacay with Nicole in the future.
This was a great experience for my pet. My dog Buttercup was clearly in good hands with Nicole I would have no reservations about asking her to watch my dog again ..,.
Nicole was fantastic work our 2 dogs! Not only did she do an amazing job, but also sent many pictures. She also took special care of our Golden who got injured a day prior and could barely walk. When we picked them up, the golden was his normal crazy puppy self and running around again. Very professional. I would definitely recommend her to anyone and will use her again in the future!
Nicole is great! She is flexible and was able to watch our Ginger without much notice. She sent pictures and text me updates throughout Ginger's whole stay. Nicole is friendly and responded quickly whenever I text or emailed her. Ginger and Nicole's dog, Kenji got along great and were buddies. We would use Nicole again in a heartbeat!
We loved Nicole!! She was incredibly professional, very responsive and provided us updates on our four legged child.
Nicole was great , we made a last min reservation but she was so nice and helped us . Our dog had a really soothing and a comfortable stay , we are so glad to get to know Nicole :) thank u very much
Nicole was great and I will definitely ask her to take care of my dogs again. I was very grateful that she was able to accommodate me for a last-minute booking. When I met her, I immediately felt comfortable and my dogs gave their wags of approval as well. She kept me updated with photos and I was happy to see them smiling in the pictures. I highly recommend her.
Nicole was awesome!

She was very accommodating to my schedule when it can time to coordinate pick up and drop off times. We traveled out of town and were a little later than expected and she was so nice about it! We left her with our two dogs, one is a terrier mix and the other a golden. They are an energetic bunch and when we picked them up they were worn out! She also did a great job trimming their nails for us while she had them. She updated me with pictures of our dogs throughout the trip which definitely put my mind at ease. I could tell right off that she is great with dogs because my terrier warmed up to her right when she met her; usually she takes awhile to get comfortable with people. She is great and I will definitely leave my dogs with her again.
Nicole was AMAZING! When I found her, I was scrambling for a new sitter for my border collie mix. Nicole went above and beyond. Professional, kind, generous, and SO good with my pup--I'd recommend her to anyone!
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