House Sitting

$60
in your home
per night

Drop-In Visits

$22
30-minute check-ins
per visit

Dog Walking

$22
30-minute walks
per walk
Response Rate
70%
Response Time
Within a few hours

Traveling Preferences

0-15
lbs
16-40
lbs
41-100
lbs
101+
lbs

Availability

  • Available
  • Unavailable
House Sitting Cancellation Policy:
Drop-In Visits Cancellation Policy:
Dog Walking Cancellation Policy:

Reviews

15
repeat clients
22 Reviews

Aslyn B.
Aslyn B.
Sep 24, 2018
Verified Stay

Nicole was able to step in when my regular sitter needed to go take care of her own dog. She did a great job with my dog and was a pleasure to work with.

Nicole H.
Nicole H.
Nisha N.
Nisha N.
Sep 16, 2018
Verified Stay

Nicole is a great dog walker and a really nice person. We are enjoying getting to know her and having her take our dog on walks during the day. She is very responsive and communicative.

Nicole H.
Nicole H.
Shelley S.
Shelley S.
May 14, 2018
Verified Stay

This was our first time using Rover and having someone stay with Zeek that we/he didn't know. Zeek Loved Nicole and so did we. She checked in to let us know how Zeek was doing during her stay and send photos. She even checked in last night to make sure we made it home ok. We will be using Rover again and more specifically Nicole. High recommend!!

Nicole H.
Nicole H.

About Nicole

5
years of experience
  • Rover 101
  • Verified Enhanced Background Check

Happy dogs & kitters, lets play!

Rates:

30min walks or drop-ins: $22
60min walks or visits: $40
In-home care/overnight sitting: $60 new families, $55 repeat family
$50/night for stays >5 days.

Holidays, additional pets, special needs or puppies may increase costs, please feel free to contact me for availability and a quote!

Hi there! My name is Nicole and I look forward to meeting you and your family!

I live in the Wilburton Park/Belridge neighborhood, and work part-time ...

What Nicole would like to know about your dog

Before sitting your dog, I'll want to know your usual routines so I can mimic it as much as possible. I want to know anything that your dog is known to be uncomfortable with as well as what they really love! Everything from common hiding spots to favorite walks, plus things like allergies vs allowed treats, usual behavior around other dogs or people, and so on.

I also like to know what training commands and/or tricks your pets are familiar with. I prefer to use the same language used by owners to increase the pet's understanding and confidence during our time together. (For example , do you say "go potty" or do you say "do your business"; do you use "heel" or "stay with me", etc.) Let me know if you are working on any behaviors or tricks, I'll gladly continue working with them.

* Grooming basics available FREE!
Think brushing, eye and ear cleaning. Nail trimming available ONLY if your pet is comfortable with it. Etc. Just let me know if you'd like me to take care of any of these things for you, or just leave their tools out and I'll do what I can. Please note that I can only offer these services for pets who readily accept it - I am not trained as a groomer and thus not able to offer more extensive services.

* I am trained in giving IV fluids and can usually pill a cat. I have experience with some special needs pets, but we would need to discuss the scope to ensure I am able to properly care for your pet.

* If your household keeps aquatic life or other unique pets, I can most likely care for them as well! I would be happy to take care of that overdue water change for you, and have directly cared for rabbits, hamsters, ratties, African Grey parrots, lizards, a pot belly pig, and more!

***Boarding requests***
Keep in mind that when boarding your pet, you are asking them to be comfortable with both being in a brand new environment and with new people. For many dogs, this is likely to put them on edge, which can cause them to exhibit new or unusual behaviors.

For this reason, I typically only board pets that I already have a existing relationship with, either from dog walks or from previous pet-sits in their home. If you would like to discuss boarding, consider scheduling a few dog walks or similar visits prior to your trip so that we have a chance to get to know each other; at minimum I require a trial run visit (no last minute boardings).

Additional Skills
Oral Medication Administration
Senior Dog Experience
Can provide daily exercise
Injected Medication Administration
Special Needs Dog Experience

When Nicole watches your pet

I book through Rover, but you can also follow us on Facebook and Instagram under Breaktime Playtime!

These days I do not have pets of my own (other than a 55gal planted aquarium!), so I am able to give lots of time and attention to yours.

I am a strong believer in the power of exercise, both physical AND mental - a tired dog is a good dog! This can include walks, rounds of tricks, or time with "thinking toys". I maintain an awareness of your pet's mood and am cognizant of keeping them comfortable and confident (and thus relaxed and happy!). I also happily provide new toys and safe chew bones (think bully sticks) with owner approval.

Your babies get spoiled with me - after all, it's their vacation too! :)

* I do not do dog parks or other off-leash situations until I have *both* an existing relationship with your pet as well as your blessing!

Nicole's Service Area

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