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Nichola

The Paws Project : Play/stay/roam

Brunswick
31 times favorited
10 recurring guests
Last contacted 8 days ago
Usually responds within few hours
<2h
Response time
100%
Response rate
Dog Boarding
24h stay, at sitter's home
20 AUD for each additional pet
40 AUD
/night
All services and rates

About Nichola

Background:

I am a 34-year-old nurse, yogi and animal lover looking to hang with some hounds in my downtime. I offer the following services:

Dog-walker

Dog-sitter

Pick up & drop off

Why?

I've been around dogs since birth, growing up with German Shepherds, Jack Russells and English Pointers. I live with my partner, James, a fellow animal lover who has grown up bouncing around with Springer Spaniels. Due to our plans for work and travel in the near future, we won’t get a dog until we’re back and settled, so I have a colossal pooch shaped hole in my life! I'm keen to fill this with cuddles at home and adventures to the park doing the best job ever looking after your pooch!

Motivation and Experience:

I love being active and outside. My motivation for dog walking and sitting services is driven by my passion for strolling our nearby parks with a four-legged pal - much more enjoyable than on your own! I'm currently studying as well as working part-time as a nurse, so being at home or outside with a Fido is my idea of the perfect break on my days off or for a stroll and some company before or after a shift or lecture. Having cared for various pets of friends for periods of days to weeks at a time over the past five years since moving to Melbourne, I have found dog walking and sitting allows me to combine various passions with some flexible extra work hours! I have recent experience with a diverse range of breeds, from Staffies to Chihuahuas. My more extensive experience has been growing up and attending puppy school with our German Shepherds Heidi and Eva, our Jack Russells Sparky and Saffy. I also enjoy walking my Mum's four energetic English Pointers Amber, Chloe, Marley and Fudge extensively when I am back visiting in the UK.

Living and walking facilities:

I live in a large two bedroom apartment with a large secure rooftop area and adequate floor space for dogs to trot around, sniff and explore. We have a large dog park less than 5 minutes walk away which includes a secure enclosed area. To be fair to your dog, I only recommend myself for small to medium breeds; as a small female, I would much prefer to be in control rather than be taken for a walk myself! However, if you have an older, less energetic or more placid breed of large dog, please contact me, and I will be happy to accommodate. I am happy to care for well-socialised dogs in groups they are familiar with and those that love making new furry friends too!!

Due to working shift work, my hours vary, but between my partner and I there is someone home most of the day on most days! I work afternoon and night shifts I often have plenty time around work to devote to walking and playing with pooches, then they can cuddle up with James while I’m at work! I love to come home to a furry friend after work and pamper them, as part of my sitting service I will always ensure that your dogs walking and social needs are met.

On my days off I will give your pooch the full day of my undivided attention that they deserve, long walks and adventures included, as part of my doggie boarding service. Please contact me with any queries... I hope to be caring for your favourite furry friend(s) shortly!

Nichola's services

At the sitters's home

Dog Boarding
Dog boarding is an overnight pet care service at your sitter's home
20 AUD for each additional pet
40 AUD
/night

Nichola also offers

Pick up / drop off

Cancellation policy: Flexible

Full refund if cancelled before noon one day before the booking, 50% refund afterwards

Reviews

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Dog Boarding
Amy, 2019-11-11

Nichola is fantastic and treats my dogs as her own. I would highly recommend Nichola to anyone considering leaving their dogs with a sitter.

Dog Boarding
PIA, 2019-09-30

Nichola and James were amazing!

This was the first time I've given my doggo over to a pet-sit stay and the experience has been stress free. She settled in really well, and has been treated like a family member.

I'd highly recommend these guys for their care, communication PLUS their place is squeeze-free for any small Houdinis you might be concerned about.

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About Nichola's Home

Accepted pets

Dog sex
Female & Male

Nichola's home

An apartment
A medium outdoor area
Has no kids
A fully fenced backyard
Emergency transport

Walking areas

Nearby off-leash dog area
Beach, City park & Country side

Skills

Specific Skills

I speak English
+20 years of experience
Familiar with dog training techniques

Whilst I am not specialised in animal care, as a nurse I have recent national and international police checks (and some nifty first aid skills and intuition!)

Can Administer

Oral medications

Stats

<2h
Response time
100%
Response rate
5w ago
Last activity
SMS
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Email
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Nichola

Nichola

The Paws Project : Play/stay/roam

Brunswick
Dog Boarding
24h stay, at sitter's home
20 AUD for each additional pet
40 AUD
/night
All services and rates

Cancellation policy: Flexible

Full refund if cancelled before noon one day before the booking, 50% refund afterwards

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