StudentCo Pet Sitter Profile

Name of sitter: Carianne H

Area: Wilgeheuwel, Roodepoort

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

Course of study: BA - Psychology and Communications

Approved StudentCo pet sitter since: July 2017


Experience with animals and own pets

In my life I have had 2 gorgeous cats (Lulu and Sarafina) of my own, of which one sadly passed away recently (Sarafina).

It is my dream to one day share my life with an oh-so-maginificent Tibetan Mastiff!

I absolutely adore animals of any kind and find it hard to pass up the opportunity to give a good scratch to a passing by furbaby.

I have both pet experience of about a year now and it is one of my favourite ways to pass time. Having a cute little fur baby getting all the attention they could possibly want, that's definitely the best feeling in the world!


Feedback from References


S. Mendonca - former employer

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 used to work for me in a retail environment as a part time cashier. Was always friendly and reliable.

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.


Visits with Picasso and Shadow (cats)

My name: Jaclyn Otto

Name of pet sitter: Carianne H

My pets (breeds and names): Picasso and Shadow (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:

Date of Review: 9/27/2017 4:32:30 PM

Stay-overs with Bob & Marley (Labradors), Lola (Ridge Back), Gabby (Boerboel) and Simba & Nala (Cats)

My name: Taryn Jenner

Name of pet sitter: Carianne H

My pets (breeds and names): Bob & Marley (Labradors), Lola (Ridge Back), Gabby (Boerboel) and Simba & Nala (Cats)

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: 9/21/2017 9:36:59 AM

Stay-overs with Laika and Mila (Labradors)

My name: Hannes Koegelenberg

Name of pet sitter: Carianne H

My pets (breeds and names): Laika and Mila (Labradors)

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: 4

Additional Comments:

Carianne was friendly and very enthusiastic.

I could see from the start that she loves animals and from the photos I received it seemed like they enjoyed to be around her.

Will definitely make use of her services again.

Date of Review: 10/20/2017 3:14:57 PM

Stay-overs with Ben and Trixi (Mongrels) and Tony (Bernese Mountain dog)

My name: Ursula Jäger

Name of pet sitter: Carianne H

My pets (breeds and names): Ben and Trixi (Mongrels) and Tony (Bernese Mountain dog)

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!

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: 7/17/2018 6:11:55 AM

Stay-overs with Squeeze and Mia Bella

My name: Nadia Thiessen

Name of pet sitter: Carianne H

My pets (breeds and names): Squeeze and Mia Bella

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 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: Carianne was wonderful. My cats ran up to her on our interview day and I immediately knew she was the petsitter we'd been waiting for! Another thing is whenever we went away, our cats fur actually went rough because they weren't sure about where we were or unsure of the petsitter. With Carianne, their fur was super soft - just another indication that she is the right one for our little fur kids. We'll be asking just for her whenever we need a petsitter again. Thank you to StudentCo team for your amazing service.

Date of Review: 4/17/2019 7:45:36 AM

Visits with Bolt and Luna (Labradors)

My name: Caira Goncalves

Name of pet sitter: Carianne H

My pets (breeds and names): Bolt and Luna (Labradors)

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: 4/25/2019 6:54:56 PM

Stay-overs with Amy (Yorkie), Kelly (Daxie), Jasper (Wirehaire) and Gabriel (Yorkie)

My name: Tanya Watson

Name of pet sitter: Carianne H

My pets (breeds and names): Amy (Yorkie), Kelly (Daxie), Jasper (Wirehaire) and Gabriel (Yorkie)

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 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!

If 1 is terrible and 5 is excellent, please rate your overall experience with StudentCo and this sitter: 5

Additional Comments: Carianne sent photos daily. Everytime I saw the pics you just could not fake that kind of comfort from the furkiddies. This put me at ease as this is the first time I have used someone I do not know. She was great. My home was clean and you can see the boys and girls just LOVED her. I will most definitely recommend StudentCo which I have already done so and will use Carianne in a heartbeat.

Stay-overs with Luna (Black domestic cat)

My name: Catherine Millan

Name of pet sitter: Carianne H

My pets (breeds and names): Luna (Black domestic 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 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: We were very happy with Carianne who gave our fur baby Luna all the love and attention she needs while we were away. We never felt uncomfortable or worried about Luna at all - we got regular updates all the time - and this really put our minds at rest so that we could enjoy our break away. We hope that Carianne will be able to sit for us in the future as we love her to bits!

Stay-overs with Squeeze and Mia Bella

My name: Nadia Thiessen

Name of pet sitter: Carianne H

My pets (breeds and names): Squeeze and Mia Bella

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 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: Carianne is just wonderful. Both Mia and Squeeze are ridiculously soft every time we get home - a small but important show of how happy they are when Carianne stays over (also an indication that she gives them a TON of TLC and grooming). Our next door neighbour will also be in contact with you guys RE having Carianne stay over at her house with her two Daschunds when she's away.

Date of Review: 2019/09/10 08:57:32

Stay-overs with Tony (Bernese Mountain Dog), Ben (Africanus) and Trixie (Africanus)

My name: Ursula Jäger

Name of pet sitter: Carianne H

My pets (breeds and names): Tony (Bernese Mountain Dog), Ben (Africanus) and Trixie (Africanus)

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 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: As my stay in Hospital had to be extended I was glad that Carianne was able to come back after the long weekend to look at the dogs again.

Date of review: 10/1/2019 6:36

Stay-overs with Tony (Bernese Mountain Dog), Ben (Africanus) and Trixie (Africanus)

My name: Ursula Jäger

Name of pet sitter: Carianne H

My pets (breeds and names): Tony (Bernese Mountain Dog), Ben (Africanus) and Trixie (Africanus)

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 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: Thanks to StudentCo I am always sure that if I have/want to go away that my pets are well cared for.

Date of review: 11/12/2019 6:26