StudentCo Pet Sitter Profile

Name of sitter: Abigail Th

Area: Queenswood, Pretoria, Mooiplaats, Pretoria East and Eldoraigne, Centurion

Note: Abigail happily looks after pets who are not in her immediate area - driving is not a problem.

Course of study: BSc Genetics and Biochemistry

Approved StudentCo pet sitter since: February 2019


Experience with animals and own pets

My family currently owns two Rhodesian Ridgebacks, as well as two horses. I may not live at home, but my two dogs are the only real reason I visit home (don't tell my mother I said that). My horses stay with me in Pretoria and, well, they're the only reason I don't leave the city.

I grew up at the stable yard which only made it appropriate for my first job to be on a stud farm where my adopted animals live, or rather the animals that adopted me, live. The names of the cats, dogs, chickens, cows and horses on the farm are way too vast to mention, but I will say that I can almost greet them all by name. I say almost because there's a chicken or two that remain nameless for our sake.

I have experience in doing a lot of farm things that range from giving tablets to unwilling Rottweilers who can shuffle backwards faster than they can run forwards, fishing guard geese out of troubled water, fetching cows from firebreaks that were about to be set alight, maggots (I'll just leave that there), searching for dogs in snares at 1am and of course, to handling cheeky stallions.


Feedback from References


Reference 1

Being part of StudentCo means working with animals. In your opinion, would the above person be suitable for this type of work? Absolutely!

Would you describe him/her as an honest, reliable individual? Yes, I would.

Would you trust this person with your own children, home and pets? Yes, I would.

Please describe how you know this person:

Abigail has been having horse riding lessons with me from the age of 12.

Please confirm that you are not an immediate family member, romantic partner or close friend of the above person. Confirmed!

Additional notes:

Abi is a very responsible young lady and is very compassionate towards and good with animals.

Reference 2

Being part of StudentCo means working with animals. In your opinion, would the above person be suitable for this type of work? Absolutely!

Would you describe him/her as an honest, reliable individual? Yes, I would.

Would you trust this person with your own children, home and pets? Yes, I would.

Please describe how you know this person:

Abigail worked for me during her gap year. Apart from her main job of schooling and backing young horses, she frequently looked after the farm on weekends as well.

Please confirm that you are not an immediate family member, romantic partner or close friend of the above person. Confirmed!

Additional notes:

Abigail is reliable and willing to carry out any reasonable task she is requested to do. She shows initiative and can be trusted with animals and money. She still comes and works on the farm during holidays and is dedicated to completing her tasks.

Reference 3

Being part of StudentCo means working with animals. In your opinion, would the above person be suitable for this type of work? Absolutely!

Would you describe him/her as an honest, reliable individual? Yes, I would.

Would you trust this person with your own children, home and pets? Yes, I would.

Please describe how you know this person:

Abigail has house sat for me a number of times. I have 2 African greys and 4 dogs, and she looks after all of them when we are away. My animals are always very happy with her looking after them.

Please confirm that you are not an immediate family member, romantic partner or close friend of the above person. Confirmed!


StudentCo Client Reviews

Please note that not all pet parents complete our feedback questionnaire - for a full list of any sitter's experience, please do feel free to ask.


Stay-overs with Colin, Stella and Ming

My name: Michael Berg

Name of pet sitter: Abigail T

My pets (breeds and names): Colin, Stella and Ming

Service used: Stay-overs

My pet sitter was well-presented and well-spoken during the meet-and-greet - I immediately felt comfortable: Absolutely!

While I was away, my pet sitter kept in daily contact. I knew what was going on at my home, and how my pets were doing: Yup - I got detailed daily updates as well as pictures

Upon my return, my pets were happy and well cared for: Absolutely!

Upon my return, my home was presented to me in a clean and respectable state: Yup!

My particular instructions were followed to a T: Absolutely!

I would recommend StudentCo to friends and family: Yes, absolutely!

I was satisfied with my dealings with the admin team: Yes, absolutely

If 1 is terrible and 5 is excellent, please rate your overall experience with StudentCo and this sitter: 5

Additional Comments:

Abigail was fantastic!

Thank you.

Date of Review: 3/6/2019 9:59:35 AM

Stay-overs with Micka and Pixie

My name: Yolandi McAlpine

Name of pet sitter: Abigail T

My pets (breeds and names): Micka and Pixie

Service used: Stay-overs

My pet sitter was well-presented and well-spoken during the meet-and-greet - I immediately felt comfortable: Absolutely!

While I was away, my pet sitter kept in daily contact. I knew what was going on at my home, and how my pets were doing: Yup - I got detailed daily updates as well as pictures

Upon my return, my pets were happy and well cared for: Absolutely!

Upon my return, my home was presented to me in a clean and respectable state: Yup!

My particular instructions were followed to a T: Absolutely!

I would recommend StudentCo to friends and family: Yes, absolutely!

If 1 is terrible and 5 is excellent, please rate your overall experience with StudentCo and this sitter: 5

Stay-overs with Shadow and the Zoo

My name: Jason Victor

Name of pet sitter: Abigail T

My pets (breeds and names): Shadow and the Zoo

Service used: Stay-overs

My pet sitter was well-presented and well-spoken during the meet-and-greet - I immediately felt comfortable: Absolutely!

While I was away, my pet sitter kept in daily contact. I knew what was going on at my home, and how my pets were doing: Yup - I got detailed daily updates as well as pictures

Upon my return, my pets were happy and well cared for: Absolutely!

Upon my return, my home was presented to me in a clean and respectable state: Yup!

My particular instructions were followed to a T: Absolutely!

I would recommend StudentCo to friends and family: Yes, absolutely!

If 1 is terrible and 5 is excellent, please rate your overall experience with StudentCo and this sitter: 5

Additional Comments: Great service as always.