About us


Hi I'm Sharron Nicholls. the owner, I'm a mature active professional semi-retired lady who loves the company of dogs in my home, so please feel assured that your dog(s) are in the very best of care with me. I had taken 2 of my larger dogs through obedience and agility training in the past and have been a trainer for 2 dog clubs in the Wellington area.  Also owned an animal feeding business years ago​.

All in all I bring to Watchdog boutique home-stay about 45 years experience working with different kinds of animals.

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Buzz  has just spent over a week with Sharron & Lawrence and we couldn't be happier. They treated him like one of their own! Probably more spoilt than at home !! Would highly recommend them to anyone wanting a caring and loving holiday home for their special pet !

C Thompson.  Martinborough

Our little dog Peanutt loves his time at Watchdog boutique home-stay. Sharron & Lawrence, we thank-you so much for your care of Peanutt and we are so pleased to have found a home away from home for him. We look forward to seeing you again soon.

L & T Kerr.  Masterton


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Sharron with my 3 Mini schnauzers & Pippi my then foster dog enjoying a day at the beach

Sharron & her husband took our 2 boys in at the last minute, so thankful they did. ernest and Rupert had the BEST time and were very spoilt and well looked after ( even allowed to sleep in the bed like they do at home) big backyard to play in and nice fire to snuggle up in front of at night. Really a home away for our boys. So nice to enjoy our holiday knowing the boys were in good hands and have 2 other mini schnauzers to play with. Will definitely bring the boys back to Watchdog doggy day care.

E Blair.   Wgtn

25 Sept 2018 Ernest & Rupert

It was so good to see how Bliss accepted your home as her foster home. Would give you 100 stars if I could and will recommend your place to ALL our friends and who ever wants a good place to give their small dogs to for a break.

C & A J Webb   Upper Hutt

24 Apr.2019 Bliss