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Nicole I.

Lafayette, CA

5.0 out of 5 stars
22 reviews
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Genuine 💝 Cats/Dogs & Licensed

Pet care experience

✅ 1000+ hours of fostering kittens and cats ✅ 1000+ hours of licensed commercial dog walking, positive reinforcement, dog socialization ✅ Registered Business in Lafayette ✅ Commerical Dog Walker ✅ Pet CPR ✅ COVID-19 Vaccinated Mission statement: To provided the highest quality care to dogs and cats with above & beyond services. About Nicole: I’m a genuine person who LOVES animals. Growing up I always felt like I identified with animals as much as my best friends… sometimes more! I celebrate what makes each pet unique with his/her own personality and quirks. I’m passionate about positive reinforcement to keep your pet happy and motivated! I always go above and beyond because I know that’s what I would want if someone cared for my pet. Pets are family and are always treated with love, care and engagement. All Services Include: ✅ Photos throughout ✅ Videos throughout ✅ Feeding(s) ✅ Washing pet bowls daily ✅ Water refill ✅ Cleaning up after pet ✅ Play, Play, Play ✅ Toys for both cat & dog visits! ✅ Genuine love & care 💝 ✅ Positive Engagement ✅ Calming Music 🎶 ✅ Daily summary with a checklist ✅ Daily description about our activities and your pet(s) mood

Reviews

Susan E.
House Sitting • May 06, 2024
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Nicole is AMAZING! She took such great care of our senior Frenchie and gave us complete peace of mind while we were away. Her communication is beyond fantastic, reassuring us that our dog was in the best care. We can recommend her enough!!

Catherine B.
House Sitting • Nov 27, 2023
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We couldn't have asked for a better experience with Nicole caring for our two dogs and cat this past week! She truly treated them as if they were her own and totally put us at ease while we were away. We received lots of videos and photos of playtime, walks, park visits, and snuggles- we were so impressed at how quickly they each warmed up to Nicole and how happy and comfortable they were throughout her stay. Nicole maintained their daily routines to a T, took extra care with our senior dog's mobility issues, and was on top of each of their meds and special needs. Nicole was the perfect person to be with them while we were away and we're looking forward to working with her again!

Marie F.
Drop-In Visits • Oct 17, 2023
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I can’t find words adequate to say how amazing Nicole is and how beautifully she cared for our two cats while we were on vacation. She is truly a “cat whisperer”; both our cats were at ease with Nicole immediately and even our grumpy old Bengal kitty loved her. Nicole went far beyond simply feeding and other cat-related chores. She played calm8ng music, brought toys, and engaged them in lots of playful activities. Judging by the pictures and videos Nicole sent daily, the cats were supremely happy and we had a carefree vacation. Thank you Nicole! You’re the best!

Kate G.
House Sitting • Sep 12, 2023
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Nicole was absolutely amazing while watching our kitties and the best house sitter we have ever had. We felt at ease during our entire vacation knowing that our fur babies were in such good hands. She provided lots of photos and updates every single day. Each kitty got lots of individual attention and love. She even left our house spotless! We already booked Nicole for our next trip.

About Nicole I.

Communication

6 repeat pet parents
83% response rate
Usually responds in under half an hour
70% bookings with photo updates
Sends updates with Rover Cards

Skills

25 years of experience
First aid/CPR
Senior dog experience
Special needs dog experience
Can provide daily exercise

Safety, trust & environment

Safety is a top priority. I care for animals with a close eye. I am patient and gentle but also direct and strong when needed. All pets will be cared for within their own home. Your home will always be securely locked and taken care of while you're away.

Information Nicole I. would like to know about your pet

Dog: How does your dog get along with other dogs? Does your dog have reactivity? Leash reactivity? Is your pet on medication? Have special needs? What behaviors I should look out for? Cat: Does your cat experience separation anxiety? Can your cat eat treats? What is your cats favorite toy? Does your cat like being picked up? What's your cats favorite hiding spot(s)?

A typical day

Dogs: At pick up we practice sit commands for treats. Along the walk, I am fully present with your dog. We practice recall with their name so if in a worse case scenario the dogs gets unleashed he/she will come to me when called. I am actively engaged with your dog. I always pick up after your dog - keeping the neighborhood clean and dog friendly is important! I'm not a dog walker who walks aimlessly without paying attention on their phone. The only time I'm on my phone during walks is to log the walk and snap photos/communicate with parents. I include after visit summaries of how our time went together. Cats: We start off with a short play session. Shortly after I give wet food, wash dry food/water bowls, refill food/water bowls, scoop litter, and end with a second play sesh. I send photos of your cat engaged playing or cuddling. I also send an after-visit summary so you know exactly what we did and how your babe is doing.

Services

House Sitting
in your home
$219per night
Drop-In Visits
visits in your home
$56per visit
Dog Walking
in your neighborhood
$50per walk

Nicole can watch in your home

Cats
0 to 15 lbs
16 to 40 lbs
41 to 100 lbs

Availability

Your Home: I treat clients homes with respect, care, and safety. It's important that your home remains a safe space for your pet while you're away. I also strive to go above and beyond to keep your home neat and clean. Additional services I include for FREE: ✅ Sweeping/vaccuming (When Necessary) ✅ Washing all dishes/utensils/cups ✅ Taking in packages ✅ Taking out trash (Upon Request) ✅ Picking up Mail (Upon Request)

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Not available
SMTWTFS
House Sitting Cancellation Policy:

About Nicole I.

Communication

6 repeat pet parents
83% response rate
Usually responds in under half an hour
70% bookings with photo updates
Sends updates with Rover Cards

Skills

25 years of experience
First aid/CPR
Senior dog experience
Special needs dog experience
Can provide daily exercise

Safety, trust & environment

Safety is a top priority. I care for animals with a close eye. I am patient and gentle but also direct and strong when needed. All pets will be cared for within their own home. Your home will always be securely locked and taken care of while you're away.

Information Nicole I. would like to know about your pet

Dog: How does your dog get along with other dogs? Does your dog have reactivity? Leash reactivity? Is your pet on medication? Have special needs? What behaviors I should look out for? Cat: Does your cat experience separation anxiety? Can your cat eat treats? What is your cats favorite toy? Does your cat like being picked up? What's your cats favorite hiding spot(s)?

A typical day

Dogs: At pick up we practice sit commands for treats. Along the walk, I am fully present with your dog. We practice recall with their name so if in a worse case scenario the dogs gets unleashed he/she will come to me when called. I am actively engaged with your dog. I always pick up after your dog - keeping the neighborhood clean and dog friendly is important! I'm not a dog walker who walks aimlessly without paying attention on their phone. The only time I'm on my phone during walks is to log the walk and snap photos/communicate with parents. I include after visit summaries of how our time went together. Cats: We start off with a short play session. Shortly after I give wet food, wash dry food/water bowls, refill food/water bowls, scoop litter, and end with a second play sesh. I send photos of your cat engaged playing or cuddling. I also send an after-visit summary so you know exactly what we did and how your babe is doing.

Location

Lafayette, CA

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Nicole I.

Lafayette, CA

5.0 out of 5 stars
22 reviews