About Us

Nicki in Malaysia, 2020

Nicki Glasser


Dogs are Heaven was founded in 2008 by Nicki Glasser.  Her childhood dog Navi was a Shetland Sheepdog who had a penchant for barking (a lot) and herding all manner of things from bikes to runners to cars.  Navi was the consummate family dog enduring all sorts of humiliations at the hands of young Nicki and never raising a complaint (well except for that lemon she tried to make him eat.  She was only 8 years old!).

These days, lemons are long in the past and the dogs in Nicki‚Äôs path are looking pretty, getting long walks, running around in the woods, learning good manners and sometimes enjoying healing energies of various sorts.

Nicki began walking and boarding dogs professionally in 2002 when she lived in downtown Boston.  One of her gang was a giant Greyhound called McNally rescued by her good neighbor John.  McNally had been a racer and he had some emotional baggage from those times, still he was a sweet and good dog and lucky to have John.



In the fall of 2009 Nicki started Dogs are Heaven as a full time enterprise in the Jamaica Plain/Roslindale area of Boston.  She found it was the perfect elixir for all her dreams and wishes.  In her desire to have the most balanced dogs and other pets around she has branched out into doing training and energy healing.  Her mission is to spread balance and joy to all dogs and their people.

In 2013 Nicki made the move of her dreams down to Charleston South Carolina where she did in-home dog boarding, later to Asheville North Carolina and now Oaxaca City, Mexico!

Nicki is also a writer and singer-songwriter, currently at work on a memoir Until I Rise Again and exploring the Asheville music scene.

Before starting Dogs are Heaven Nicki worked for 15 years as a trainer, consultant, policy advocate and writer in the public mental health sector. She specialized in system transformation and recovery and trauma informed care.

To read more about Nicki’s healing work see animalsareheaven.com and healingisheaven.com

Dogs are Heaven is being spotlighted on the Carolina Business Outreach Network!  http://www.thecbon.com/1/post/2014/01/member-spotlight-dogs-are-heaven-dog-boarding-and-pet-care.html

Nicki is Certified in Pet First Aid with the America Red Cross and insured with Pet Sitters Associates http://www.petsitllc.com/

Contact dogsareheaven@gmail.com   or  tel. +1 5039367035 and whatsapp +91 9667431772  https://www.facebook.com/nicki.glasser/