StudentCo Pet Sitter Profile

If you like this profile, remember the name "Caitlyn S" 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: Caitlyn S.

Area: Kempton Park (Glen Erasmia)

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

Course of study: BSc (Conservation Ecology)

Approved StudentCo pet sitter since: October 2016

Experience with animals and own pets

I have a huge love for all animals!

As a baby, I came home to a loving home ruled by my soon-to-be best friend, Winston the cat. I grew up learning how to love animals.

At the age of 6, I got my very first dog, Shakira. I couldn’t be happier! Not too long after that, my second dog (Max) came into my life. Just a few years later we welcomed two more beautiful fluff balls (kittens), Sootie and Tamber. Then came Jasper. If you look at him, it is clear that he was a cat..but at heart, he was a dog!

Long walks with dogs and swimming with Shakira played a big part of my childhood and without these moments there would not have been so much fun.

As for Tamber, homework would just not have been the same without her pawing at my pen as I wrote!

However, they say a cat chooses its owner and for sure - Sootie chose me and we were best friends for many years before he was sadly taken from me by liver failure. There has been a huge hole in my heart since then.

As for animals in general: I love them! Whether it’s a fluffy kitten, a playful puppy or even a giant elephant, they all have a place in my heart. In fact, I took this love so far that I am currently studying Conservation to make sure all animals will be with us for many more years to come. They will always be a part of my journey in life.

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StudentCo Pet Sitting procedure and veterinary emergency test

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

Feedback from References

W. Labuschagne - Genesis Mini Academy

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:

Caitlyn worked at my Nursery school as a helper and assistant.

She is very capable and hard working, she not only helped with children but also helped prepare lessons and assisted in the kitchen when needed.

Caitlyn is very honest and a lovely person to work with.

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 Pegs (Poodle X) and Blazer (Pekingese)

My name: M. Sincock

Name of pet sitter: Caitlyn S

My pets (breeds and names): Pegs (Poodle X) and Blazer (Pekingese)

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 can only fault Caitlyn on one thing - she did not pick up the dog poop, daily.*

Otherwise my fur kids loved her.

*Caitlyn was reminded to revise her cleaning duties.

Date of Review: 1/11/2017 6:00:56 PM


Some pictures of the pet children during pet sitting

Caitlyn, Pegs and Blazer

Caitlyn, Pegs and Blazer