StudentCo Pet Sitter Profile

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The next step is the meet-and-greet. This is an informal meeting at your home so you (and your pets!) can get to know a potential sitter. You are invited to discuss your needs and expectations openly, and then decide whether you would like to proceed with a booking. The meet-and-greet is 100% cost and obligation-free and will be arranged for a time that suits you.

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Name of sitter: Armandie J

Area: Florida Park, Radiokop, Weltevreden Park, Wilgeheuwel (Roodepoort)

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

Course of study: BA Creative Brand Communication (Specialising in Multimedia design)

Approved StudentCo pet sitter since: December 2018

Experience with animals and own pets

When I was 13 years old, my mother, sister and I headed to the SPCA in search of a new family member. To our surprise, we were introduced to a beautiful Cocker Spaniel that immediately climbed into our hearts. We named him Monty and he was definitely the missing piece in our puzzle. His gentle spirit and loving personality was one of a kind and his favourite activities included eating, sleeping and being rubbed.

Growing up, I had numerous pets such as fish, hamsters and even birds, but Monty was our very first dog. Later on, we also adopted a Miniature Dachshund named Hoody.

Besides our two loving dogs, a stray cat has made itself comfortable in our home. We named him Tiger and he has become extremely tame. He absolutely loves being rubbed behind his neck and playing with balls made from paper.

I actively volunteer at Dogtown SA, a sanctuary for dogs who have lost their families or have been rescued from dire situations. Dogtown SA allows volunteers to give their time and talents to help these dogs find their forever homes.

I have a profound love for animals in general and I am thus very excited to take care of your furkids!

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StudentCo Pet Sitting procedure and veterinary emergency test

Armandie passed our test about proper pet sitting procedure and the recognition of common veterinary emergencies. This means that she scored at least 80%. Please do feel free to ask for any team member’s individual test score.

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:

I am a lecturer at Vega School and I have had the pleasure of lecturing Armandie for the past two years. I lecture the subjects of Creative Development and Critical Studies, both subjects that allow for me to get to know the students on a more personal level and to understand how they think about ethical matters.

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

Additional notes:

I have three dogs of my own who I adore more than anything, Armandie is one of the very few people that I would trust completely to look after my dogs, should I go away. Apart from her exceptional kindness, she also has a strong, moral character that knows the difference between what is right and wrong and will stand up for these beliefs with strength. She is also considerate, polite and highly responsible. I highly recommend her for this position.

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:

She was an intern at my company and assisted me personally through the year with detailed assignments.

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

Additional notes:

She is definitely trustworthy. She is mature way beyond her age. If you are looking for someone responsible that you can trust with detailed responsibilities, you found the right person. Armandie worked alongside me for a big part of last year. You cannot make a mistake with her. She is zero risk.

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:

Armandie was part of the youth group we facilitated in Florida, at the NG Gemeente. She participated in youth evenings every Friday night and other social events like youth camps, girls events and so on.

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

Additional notes:

Armandie has a remarkable character in that she is honest and very reliable. She takes care for those around her and always considers other people in her words and actions. She has a very bubbly personality and pursues what she loves with pure passion and intention. She will go the very extra mile for something she loves. I would recommend her to anyone and everyone I know looking for a house/pet sitter.


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 Biscuit and Lucy - Jack Russel

My name: Chaland Van Zyl

Name of pet sitter: Armandie J

My pets (breeds and names): Biscuit and Lucy - Jack Russel

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: Armamdie was phenomenal!

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