StudentCo Pet Sitter Profile

If you like this profile, remember the name "Bernice M" 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 M

Course of study: Physiotherapy

Approved StudentCo pet sitter since: March 2016

Area: Pretoria (Moreletapark)

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

Experience with animals and own pets

I love animals and I have spent time with the dogs at Wetnose

I share my life with 4 lovely dogs: A Spaniel, a Yorkie cross, a Dachshund cross and a Labrador cross. They are the apples of my eye...and if my parents said yes, I'd have adopted many more doggies!

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StudentCo Pet Sitting procedure and veterinary emergency test

Bernice scored 93% in our test about proper pet sitting procedure and the recognition of common veterinary emergencies.

Feedback from References

C. Maguire - odd jobs

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 is our neighbours' daughter and we have known her for the last 14 years.

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

StudentCo notes: Please note that Bernice has been involved with this family doing various odd jobs, including driving their children around and assisting with stock taking.


StudentCo Client Reviews

Visits to Clover and Sphinx - cats

My name: M. van Rensburg

Name of pet sitter: Bernice

My pets (breeds and names): Clover and Sphinx, cats

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 will highly recommend Bernice as a pet sitter and will surely use her service again in future.

StudentCo is well organised and their communication is excellent.

Thank you so much for making my holiday stress-free knowing that my two children were being looked after and loved!

Stay-overs with Winston and Sasha (Alsatian and Boston Terrier X)

My name: R. Venter

Name of pet sitter: Bernice

My pets (breeds and names): Winston and Sasha (Alsatian and Boston Terrier X)

Service used: Stay-over Service

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 wonderful and our dogs really loved her. She is caring and lovely to work with. She sent us regular updates on our dogs and it was absolutely wonderful having peace of mind while being away!

Visits to Dyna (Mixed breed), Nika (Boston Terrier), and Roxy (Rottweiler)

My name: S. Nel

Name of pet sitter: Bernice

My pets (breeds and names): Dyna (Mixed breed), Nika (Boston Terrier), and Roxy (Rottweiler)

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: Very happy with my first experience with StudentCo. And Bernice was amazing!!!!

Stay-overs with Mojo & Chloe (Boston Terriers); Hitler & Mussolini (cats) and Raven (Great Dane X)

My name: E. Nel

Name of pet sitter: Bernice M

My pets (breeds and names): Mojo & Chloe (Boston Terriers); Hitler & Mussolini (cats) and Raven (Great Dane X)

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: Yet another awesome experience and happy pups!

Date of Review: 11/2/2016 11:25

Stay-overs with Mischa Baloo and friends (various doggies)

My name: I. Basson

Name of pet sitter: Bernice M

My pets (breeds and names): Mischa Baloo and friends (various doggies)

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 fantastic and all the dogs were very happy. We will definitely ask for Bernice again!

Date of Review: 12/31/2016 12:02

Stay-overs with Jäger the Husky

My name: Riaan Scheepers

Name of pet sitter: Bernice M

My pets (breeds and names): Jäger the Husky

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 would recommend and use Bernice in future.

She is reliable and takes care of one's home and pets as if they are her own.

Date of Review: 4/19/2017 4:09:08 AM

Stay-overs with Mischa Baloo and co

My name: Ingrid Basson Basson

Name of pet sitter: Bernice M

My pets (breeds and names): Mischa Baloo and co

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: 6/8/2017 3:04:24 PM

Stay-overs with Bugzy, Moo and Dexter (Bostons)

My name: Nicole Warden

Name of pet sitter: Bernice M

My pets (breeds and names): Bugzy, Moo and Dexter (Bostons)

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

I acknowledge that this review is true and accurate and hereby consent to its unlimited use and publication for marketing and other means.

Date of Review: 9/7/2017 8:43:39 PM

Stay-overs with Mischa Baloo & co.

My name: Ingrid Basson

Name of pet sitter: Bernice M

My pets (breeds and names): Mischa Baloo & co.

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 is a very reliable sitter and nice person.

Date of Review: 11/23/2017 9:53:18 AM


Some pictures of the pet children during pet sitting

The inquisitive Sasha!

Bernice, Roxy, Dyna and Nika

Action shot of Dyna and Roxy!

Selfie with happy Roxy!

Oh-so-sweet Winston!

Swim time!

Swim time!

Play time!

Play time!

 Doggy love

Doggy love