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.


Name of sitter: Ashleigh B

Area: Edenglen, Edenvale

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

Course of study: BSc- Genetics and Zoology

Approved StudentCo pet sitter since: October 2017

Experience with animals and own pets

I am very blessed to have 7 fur children. My entire family are animal lovers and the apple doesn't fall far from the tree!

I have 3 cats- all equally cheeky- named Pebbles (14 yrs) , Oscar (8 yrs) and Tia (5 yrs). Pebbles has suffered a history of depression after her love passed away 8 years ago, and since then her and I have been joined at the hip- she even gets her own bowl with ice-cream when I have! Tia, we rescued after being found in a factory at the tender age of 2 weeks. Between my family and I we bottle fed her and raised her to be the tough one in the family. Then we have my big boy Oscar - he is my daily cuddle buddy and my opera singer. We rescued Oscar from a shelter after we lost a kitty who was very close to my heart, and we couldn't bare having Pebbles alone any longer.

Among my kitties, I have 2 large and beautiful dogs - Cody (9 yrs and an energetic Border Collie cross) and Mishka (4 yrs and an attention-seeking Boerboel cross). Mishka enjoys squishing me under her weight ( which is alot!) as much as she can, whereas Cody may do the same. We also enjoy swimming together in the summer months!

Among them , I have a Madagascan Miniature hedgehog (or a Tenrec) named Romeo. Romeo is quite a lazy character but everyday I take him in the front ( away from everyone else!) and we sit in the sun and he rolls around in our Lavender bushes! He is the sweetest thing around, my little Romeo!

And last but not least my brother owns a yellow-spotted gecko (Asohka) . I took Asohka from a friend who went through a break up and couldn't bear to look at her anymore, and I decided to take her in instead of her being sent back tot the pet shop. She was only the size of my pinky! Asohka is a funny character, often having a snooze on my shoulder or just latching onto my long hair for a nice ride.

After all these little furbabies of mine - if I could have my own rescue centre one day I would... in a heartbeat!

I am always the first person to call when it comes to friends and family, or even friends of family, when it comes to someone reliable and experienced with looking after not only their houses, but their little children too!

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StudentCo Pet Sitting procedure and veterinary emergency test

Ashleigh scored 98% in our test about proper pet sitting procedure and the recognition of common veterinary emergencies.

Feedback from References


B. Dunmow - pet sitting

Being part of StudentCo means working with children and 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:

Ashleigh has done temporary work for my recruitment consultancy previously.

She has cared for my home and pets on 3 previous occasions and is fantastic!

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

Additional notes: I have always trusted Ashleigh. She has proven to be reliable and loving to my dogs, parrot and goldfish!

I have previously recommended her to a family member of mine who has 3 little boys. She has a wonderful relatonship with them and is called on for baby sitting when required.

I can highly recommend her.

J. Vorster - pet sitting

Being part of StudentCo means working with children and 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 has been my petsitter for the last 4 years.

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

Additional notes: Honest; caring and reliable.


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. Also have a look at pictures of some pets this sitter has looked after at the bottom of this profile page. Yay!

Visits with Jinx and Angel

My name: Storm van der Westhuizen

Name of pet sitter: Ashleigh B

My pets (breeds and names): Jinx and Angel

Service used: Visits

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 seemed 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: 4

Additional Comments:

She was always updating me and sent through daily pictures.

She made my pets feel loved and at peace while we were away!!

Thank you.

Date of Review: 2/14/2018 6:24:33 AM