StudentCo Pet Sitter Profile

If you like this profile, remember the name "Bernice F" and simply click here to tell us more about your pets and when you will need a sitter. StudentCo will let you know if this pet sitter is available (if not, you will be introduced to another, equally awesome, team member).

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: Bernice F.

Area: Pretoria (Faerie Glen)

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

Course of study: BSc (Microbiology and Human Physiology)

Approved StudentCo pet sitter since: July 2016

Experience with animals and own pets

I'm an animal lover! You know the person who sees a dog or cat anywhere and plays with him? That's me! I have always loved animals and have had a variety of pets growing up. Currently, our family includes our "Three Musketeers": Rover the Labrador, Scoobie the Jack Russell Terrier and Snowy the Poodle. We love our boys very much and take them on walks daily (including those cold winter mornings!).

Each of them has their very own personality: Rover, who is 10 years old, still thinks he is a puppy and will grab any chance at eating his brothers' food! Scoobie is an old dog of 15, but still loves barking with gusto at any cats that dare enter our garden! Snowy is my mom's baby. He is only 3 years old... and takes advantage of being the youngest!

We have 10 tropical fish.

After a school community service project, I regularly returned to Wetnose to take the dogs for walks and play with the other animals. I always do my best by sharing information about dogs and cats who need homes on Facebook. I am a regular participant at fundraising events for animal shelters, like Wollies.

When I was younger, I became a junior conversationist at the Pretoria zoo.

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StudentCo Pet Sitting procedure and veterinary emergency test

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

Feedback from References

H. Pretorius - Active Kids and 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 works for my company, Active Kids. She teaches children and she works great with children. She is very trustworthy - also looks after my animals. One can have peace of mind knowing she takes care of them.

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

N. Khoshab - tutoring

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:

Bernice attends the same church that I do, namely Saint John Fisher Catholic Church.

She assisted me this past semester with my university module MBY 161 (microbiology ) . My mark went up by 15%. She has such a great way of explaining things and she makes sure that you fully understand the concept. She also tutored both my brothers this past term with English, Science and Biology. They'll were both falling off the bus especially when it came to science- they now are back on track and are actually enjoying science. Their marks also have improved and my parents are very happy with their results!

We will definitely ask her to assist us in the future and we recommend her as a tutor!

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

Additional notes: Bernice is a friendly and reliable person, who is punctual and well respected. She's a wonderful tutor who has a lot patience and will go overtime to make sure you understand.

We were very happy with her services.


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!

Stay-overs with Duke (Staffie) & Phoebe (Foxie)

My name: Sasha

Name of pet sitter: Bernice F

My pets (breeds and names): Duke (Staffie) & Phoebe (Foxie)

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 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: 5

Additional Comments: Bernice was lovely.

Visits with Roolsie, Phooh and Stormie

My name: R. Els

Name of pet sitter: Bernice F

My pets (breeds and names): Roolsie, Phooh and Stormie

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: 5

Additional Comments: You once again provided us with a excellent and very professional service. Bernice was excellent with our babies and ensured that we had a worry free holiday. One of our babies had a wound before we left and Bernice did a excellent job on keeping us updated that we not once had to worry how he was doing. Thank you so much I will highly recommend Bernice and most definitely will make use of your service again.

Date of Review: 9/19/2016 16:22

Stay-overs with Leja, Shammie and Mary Jane (Pug cross, Doberman Pincher and cat)

My name: A. de Swardt

Name of pet sitter: Bernice F

My pets (breeds and names): Leja, Shammie and Mary Jane (Pug cross, Doberman Pincher and cat)

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 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: 5

Additional Comments: I am extremely happy!! Thank you!!

Date of Review: 10/11/2016 13:59

Visits with Matix & Lewa (Jack Russell Terriers)

My name: I. Roos

Name of pet sitter: Bernice F

My pets (breeds and names): Matix & Lewa (Jack Russell Terriers)

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: 5

Additional Comments: I can see that your sitters are passionate about animals and our pets!

Date of Review: 11/2/2016 11:13

Stay-overs with Leja (Pug X), Shammie (Miniature Pincher) and Mary Jane

My name: A. de Swardt

Name of pet sitter: Bernice F

My pets (breeds and names): Leja (Pug X), Shammie (Miniature Pincher) and Mary Jane

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 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: 5

Date of Review: 1/3/2017 7:59

Stay-overs with Leja

My name: Alecia

Name of pet sitter: Bernice F

My pets (breeds and names): Leja

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 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: 5

Date of Review: 4/19/2017 3:01:38 PM


Some pictures of the pet children during pet sitting

Little Phoebe

Little Phoebe

Cute Duke

Cute Duke

Kitty cuddles

Kitty cuddles

Ah, sunshine...

Ah, sunshine...

 Mary Jane and Bernice

Mary Jane and Bernice

Leja and Bernice

Leja and Bernice