Nica M.

Del Mar Heights, Del Mar, CA

Response Rate: 60%
Response Time: A few minutes


House Sitting

in your home

Drop-In Visits

30-minute check-ins

Dog Walking

30-minute walks
Cat care, pick-up & drop-off, bathing / grooming

Traveling Preferences



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  • Unavailable
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5 Reviews

Kalani M.
Kalani M.
Apr 3, 2017
Verified Stay

Nica is amazing... she watched my little Popot for 5 days and provided updates, photos and lots of love while I was out of the country. What I love most about Nica is she genuinely loves animals and it shows with her kindness and natural care taking ability. Potpot was for sure spoiled with fun at the beach, parks and long walks. I plan to use Nica in the future for other trips and doggie ...

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Crystal B.
Crystal B.
Mar 24, 2017

Nica's gentle and touching personality has greatly helped my dog to come out of her shell. My dog Lola has always been timid and doesn't like strangers petting or coming near her. Nica has incorporated positive reinforcement (as well as treats) to make Lola less afraid. I highly recommend Nica for dog training, walking, or just basic coaching. She has been a pleasure to work with.

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Ellie R.
Ellie R.
Mar 5, 2017

I have been using NIca for about 2 years and can honestly say shes AMAZING. She is my dog "Bandit's" best friend literally, he goes absolutely crazy whenever she arrives. She operates on a level with him that is undescribale her level of care and attention on some days is more than even what i put in. I trust Nica more than anyone with my dog. Due to my work i have to travel a ...

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About Nica

years of experience
  • Verified Background Check
  • RoverGO

Caring, Loving Sitter

I have loved animals since I was a little girl, and have been fortunate enough to work with dogs over the last 10 years. I've managed two boarding facilities and have had clients for 5 years who I privately dog sit for. Being able to pet sit allows me to not only continue my passion but it also allows me to really get to know your dog and build a bond that is special. I’ve ...

What Nica would like to know about your dog

Some things I like to learn ahead of time:

Would you like to schedule a meet-and-greet before the stay?
What’s your preferred method of communication?
Does your pup have any health issues that need to be tended to? For instance, dietary restrictions, medicine, or behavior triggers?
Does your pup like to stick to a given schedule, like regular walks in the morning and evening?
What does your pup do well around? What does your pup try to avoid?
What’s the best way to spoil your pup?

When Nica watches your pet

Depending on your pup’s age, personality , and health, we could cuddle, get exercise, play with toys, or anything that they enjoy doing. A scheduled day would be to wake up, enjoy breakfast together, wait 30 minutes and then head out for a nice walk. After the walk, we’ll cool down and get some cuddles in. Later on, we would go for a midday walk followed by an approved treat and playtime in the house. In the evening, we’d have some dinner and then go for one last walk to get ready for bed. Other than that, I love taking my pups on beach side walks! Del Mar, La Jolla, and Balboa Park are my go-to areas. I am active and I spend a lot of time outdoors and with my family and friends.

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