StudentCo Pet Sitter Profile

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Name of sitter: Caitlin G.

Areas: During term: Pretoria (Brooklyn); during holidays: Randburg (Craighall)

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

Course of study: Postgraduate student in Entomology

Approved StudentCo pet sitter since: May 2016

Experience with animals and own pets

I have always grown up with dogs, cats and birds. We share our family with four dogs and three cats:

  • A rough collie called Boo - very energetic and lively. She requires exercise and plenty of attention!
  • A laborador called Winnie. Winnie is my sister's guide dog. She requires a lot of discipline when she is working, but when she is at home she loves to be around us and always has a toy in her mouth. She loves to run in the garden and during winter loves to lie right by the fire!
  • Two miniature schnauzers, called Winston and Nunu. They are always a team! Both of them love to sit on our laps, Winston cannot go to sleep without snuggling with someone; Nunu loves the family and is very protective of us.
  • An elderly Ginger kitte called Gus. When she was younger, she was very energetic but at 17 she just likes to cuddle.
  • Kwazi - our cat who LOVES cars and is always sneaking in to go on drives!
  • Possum - this kitty thinks she's one of the dogs and spends her time playing with Boo and Co!
  • I cannot imagine life without animals - they brighten up my day! I love sitting in the garden playing with the dogs and taking them for walks. I often helped my brother out with his shifts as a receptionist at a vet and dealt with sick animals. I have visited the SPCA and Kitty Haven to spend time with the animals, I assisted with grooming, feeding and just spending time with the animals.

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    StudentCo Pet Sitting procedure and veterinary emergency test

    Caitlin scored 87% in our test about proper pet sitting procedure and the recognition of common veterinary emergencies.

    Feedback from References

    B. Burger - Headway

    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:

    Caitlin's sister is a member of Headway. Headway offers group therapy and support services to adults with acquired brain injuries. Caitlin has volunteered at Headway intermittently for many years now (when her varsity programme has allowed). Most recently, Caitlin assisted me in an administrative capacity but she has also assisted our organisation with social outings, fundraising and awareness events and in therapy groups.

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

    Additional notes: Caitlin is a pleasure to work with! She is focused, conscientious and committed to the task at hand. She conducted herself in a professional manner at all times.

    A. Wadee - au pair work

    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:

    Caitlin was Au pair to my two teenage daughters for 2 years. She transported them to and from school and to other projects or activites. She also took them out during the holiday period. When they needed help with school work she did that as well. She I honest, responsible and trust worthy. She is kind and fun and generous. Any family will be lucky to have her. We certainly were!

    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. 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 Adolf (Great Dane); Klara (Staffie); Wouter (Standard Poodle)

    My name: Amanda vd Merwe

    Name of pet sitter: Caitlin G

    My pets (breeds and names): Adolf (Great Dane); Klara (Staffie); Wouter (Standard Poodle)

    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 was very happy and so were my pets.

    Caitlin is a wonderful and caring person.

    It is obvious that she loves pets.

    Date of Review: 4/20/2017 7:09:43 AM

    Stay-overs with Adolf (Great Dane), Klara (Staffie), Wouter (Standard Poodle)

    My name: Amanda Van der Merwe

    Name of pet sitter: Caitlin G

    My pets (breeds and names): Adolf (Great Dane), Klara (Staffie), Wouter (Standard Poodle)

    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: 5/17/2017 8:31:13 AM

    Stay-overs with Adolf (Great Dane), Wouter (Standard Poodle)

    My name: Amanda van der Merwe

    Name of pet sitter: Caitlin G

    My pets (breeds and names): Adolf (Great Dane), Wouter (Standard Poodle)

    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 have made use of Caitlin on several occasions.

    She is always making herself available, even on short notice and does an excellent job.

    I hope that I could make use of her services in future again.

    Date of Review: 10/5/2017 6:51:00 PM

    Visits with Trottinette, Romeo and Juliette and Minouch

    My name: Christina Holmgren

    Name of pet sitter: Caitlin G

    My pets (breeds and names): Trottinette, Romeo and Juliette and Minouch

    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

    Date of Review: 9/27/2017 5:11:41 PM

    Stay-overs with Apollo (Miniature Schnauzer)

    My name: Michelle Pretorius

    Name of pet sitter: Caitlin G

    My pets (breeds and names): Apollo (Miniature Schnauzer)

    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:

    Caitlin followed out our instructions to a tee and I did not worry about a thing while we were away.

    We arrived home to a happy, content and relaxed dog and a home just as we left it!

    We will definitely make use of your services again in future.

    Thank you StudentCo and Caitlin!

    Date of Review: 11/6/2017 7:13:04 AM

    Visits

    My name: Ria Pretorius

    Name of pet sitter: Caitlin G

    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:

    Thanks so much.

    All 3 dogs looked very happy and didn't seem to miss us.

    Date of Review: 11/30/2017 1:09:02 PM

    Stay-overs with Lance, Fiona and Bella (Cocker Spaniel)

    My name: Janine Van Staden

    Name of pet sitter: Caitlin G

    My pets (breeds and names): Lance, Fiona and Bella (Cocker Spaniel)

    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:

    Stay-overs with Benji (Pomeranian) and Chloe

    My name: Angelique van Straaten

    Name of pet sitter: Caitlin G

    My pets (breeds and names): Benji (Pomeranian) and Chloe

    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:

    Visits with Trottinette, Romeo, Juliette and Minouch (cats)

    My name: Christina Holmgren

    Name of pet sitter: Caitlin G

    My pets (breeds and names): Trottinette, Romeo, Juliette and Minouch (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!

    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

    Date of Review: 7/31/2018 1:29:31 PM

    Stay-overs with Apollo (Miniature Schnauzer)

    My name: Michelle Pretorius

    Name of pet sitter: Caitlin G

    My pets (breeds and names): Apollo (Miniature Schnauzer)

    Service used: Stay-overs

    My pet sitter was well-presented and well-spoken during the meet-and-greet - I immediately felt comfortable: This is not the 1st time we have booked with this sitter - we did not have a meet-and-greet as we know each other :)

    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:

    Thank you for helping me on rather short notice.

    I had absolute peace of mind with Caitlin around.

    Date of Review: 10/10/2018 3:34:17 AM

    Visits with Laika (Labrador) and Buks (Spaniel)

    My name: Helga Schabort

    Name of pet sitter: Caitlin G

    My pets (breeds and names): Laika (Labrador) and Buks (Spaniel)

    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 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

    Date of Review: 10/16/2018 4:16:19 AM