Nicole

Lifelong animal lover, shelter experience, exotic enthusiast

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3 recurring guests
Last contacted 6 days ago
Lives with 2 cats
51m ago
Last activity
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One home visit a day
Min. 30-minute visits in your home
11 GBP
/day
All services and rates

About Nicole

I'm a life-long animal lover with both personal and professional experience with all sorts; I've had cats, dogs, ferrets, rodents, reptiles, fish, a guinea pig, turtles, and even a tarantula as pets! I also helped take care of farm animals every summer in Florida from early childhood until I moved to England when I was 20. I have training in basic care and first aid from working at a shelter in Northern California, primarily with cats, bunnies, and other small animals. I'm passionate about continuously educating myself on the unique caretaking needs of common - and perhaps not so common! - pets and am just as enthusiastic about looking after your "exotic" pets as I am your cats and dogs!

I'm happy to work with pets that may have special care needs. For example, I understand and support solitary dogs who require solo walks in isolated areas, am comfortable using head or front clip harnesses, etc. Some of my first pet sitting clients were a three legged cat and a blind dog with arthritis.

For smaller mammals with higher socialisation needs (ex. rats or ferrets), please feel free to book two visits a day and specify that you would like me to do a longer single visit to spend a good amount of time giving them enrichment time and affection.

You're welcome to message me with any questions you may have. During the booking process, we'll discuss your pets' needs and temperaments so I can be sure to give them tailored care to your own standards. I look forward to hearing from you!

Nicole's services

At your home

Dog Walking
An experienced dog walker will pick up your dog from your home for a 30 min walk
5 GBP for each additional pet
12 GBP
/walk
One home visit a day
Book a pet sitter to stop by your home to feed and play with your pet
11 GBP
/day
House Sitting
A sitter stays overnight in your home and cares for your pet
90 GBP
/night
Two home visits a day
Two drop-in visits for your pet
22 GBP
/day

Nicole also offers

Cancellation policy: Moderate

Full refund if canceled before 12:00 p.m. 7 days before the booking, 50% refund afterward.

No refund is payable if the booking is canceled on or after the start date.

Note: All times are based on the sitter’s time zone

Doggy day care and Dog walks always have a flexible cancellation policy:

Full refund if canceled before 12:00 p.m. one day before the booking, 50% refund afterward.

No refund is payable if the booking is canceled on or after the start date.

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Home Visits
Cameron, 2024-04-25

Nicole was great as usual! We got updates on all of our pets every day and they were perfectly happy when we came back!

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Home Visits
Lottie, 2024-04-08

Nicole is an amazing pet sitter. She looked after our cat Bobby for a week. With every visit she would spend ample time with him, play with him and give him lots of fuss. Nicole would always provide a daily update on Bobby and a photo. Bobby was clearly very comfortable with Nicole which is great because he really struggles with being left at home and feeling ‘abandoned’. We’re very grateful for the amount of time she would spend with him to make him not feel lonely. When we came home Bobby was in such good spirits! Thank you so much. Would 100% recommend Nicole and will be using her as Bobbys pet sitter from now until she stops pet sitting! :)

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Nicole's Pets

Nova
Cat
Aster
Cat

Skills

Specific Skills

I speak English
+10 years of experience
Familiar with dog training techniques
basic domestic animal care and behaviour training experience at a high volume shelter

Experience with

Animal welfare as a volunteer
Rescuing pets
Behavioural problems

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Nicole

Nicole

Lifelong animal lover, shelter experience, exotic enthusiast

One home visit a day
Min. 30-minute visits in your home
11 GBP
/day
All services and rates
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Cancellation policy: Moderate

Full refund if canceled before 12:00 p.m. 7 days before the booking, 50% refund afterward.

No refund is payable if the booking is canceled on or after the start date.

Note: All times are based on the sitter’s time zone

Doggy day care and Dog walks always have a flexible cancellation policy:

Full refund if canceled before 12:00 p.m. one day before the booking, 50% refund afterward.

No refund is payable if the booking is canceled on or after the start date.

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