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Nicholas

I’m an extrovert - that applies to dogs too! Really glad most dogs like me too

Singapore
5 times favorited
4 recurring guests
Last contacted 8 days ago
Lives with 1 dog
Lives with Shiba Haru
7 h ago
Last activity
Dog Boarding
Dog boarding
24h stay, at sitter's home
40 SGD for each additional pet
80 SGD
/night
All services and rates

About Nicholas

When I was young (about 6-7?) I was chased by 3 large dogs. I was really scared and was trying to defend myself by picking and throwing small rocks to keep them away from me. I ran back to our house just to be cornered against a wall, crying. I was yanked by my mom's boyfriend through the window behind me and given a thrashing for even daring to threaten his dogs.

What was supposed to have been a traumatic (and possibly lifelong phobia) experience with dogs got turned around by my mom sitting me down gently and explaining that the dogs merely wanted to get to know me. She slowly gave me the basics to greeting and touching dogs, to playing with them. Fortunately I was very curious and gave these dogs my hand. My history with dogs started here.

I have owned a total of 5 dogs (on my fifth now), and have engaged (doggie sat/walked/stayed with, etc., not merely greeted) with at least 10 other dogs.

The dogs I owned were:

1) Blue - Chow-Alsatian mixed mutt, my first dog and the most incredibly intelligent mutt

2) Yellow - a stray mutt, possibly mixed Goldie and lab, that started out coming near my house in USA, but gradually got calmer and willing to enter our hours

3) Jade - a litter sister of Xian who was rescued from the wild as part of a litter of mutt puppies

4) Xian - sister of Jade, and the weirdest of my American dogs. Very protective of the group and rather aggressive towards anyone else.

5) Haru - my current Singapore Shiba dog who has been with me for the last 10 years. Very feline behavior for some weird reason...

I think I have a strong affinity with dogs and I'm blessed that they like me quite well too!

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I'm pretty new to walking dogs for others through a paid platform, as I've always done this as a favor for friends and neighbors. I am a full-time professional working from home (past 8+ years) so I do have quite a bit of flexible time day/night. Looking to start with walking doggies nearby my place first 😆

Nicholas's services

At the sitter's home

Dog Boarding
Dog Boarding
Overnight stay at the sitter's home
40 SGD for each additional pet
80 SGD
/night
Doggy Day Care
Doggy Day Care
Daytime care for your dog at the sitter's home.
40 SGD for each additional pet
60 SGD
/day

At your home

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

Nicholas also offers

Pick up / drop off

Cancellation policy: Flexible

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.

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

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Home Visits
Joyce, 2022-12-27

Nicholas gets a 5 woofs up from Newton-my English Cocker Spaniel. 🐶Newton took to Nicholas immediately. He also showered a lot of love and attention on Newton. It is no wonder he was Newton’s best friend forever when we were away.

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Home Visits
Lin, 2022-12-25

This has been Nicholas' second time taking care of our rabbit and it's been a great experience as usual. Will definitely come back again next time.

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Availability

Nicholas's Pets

Haru
Shiba

About Nicholas's Home

Accepted pets

Puppies
< 1 year
Dog sizes
0-80 kg
Dog ages
0-20 years
Cats
all kinds
Ferrets
all kinds
Small animals
rodents, rabbits, ...

Nicholas's home

An apartment
A large outdoor area
Has no kids

Walking areas

Nearby off-leash dog area
Urban & City park

Skills

Specific Skills

I speak English & Chinese
+10 years of experience
Familiar with dog training techniques
I live in a neighborhood with lots of dogs and most of them take very well to me - I can be firm and instructive as needed. I normally walk dogs with a firm hand and have had no problems with leading them well. I understand some dogs are reclusive and skittish, and I usually am patient with allowing them to familiarize with me.

Experience with

Rescuing pets

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Nicholas

Nicholas

I’m an extrovert - that applies to dogs too! Really glad most dogs like me too

Singapore
Dog Boarding
Dog boarding
24h stay, at sitter's home
40 SGD for each additional pet
80 SGD
/night
All services and rates
Contact Nicholas

Cancellation policy: Flexible

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.

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

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