StudentCo Pet Sitter Profile

If you like this profile, remember the name "Carisna B" 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.


Name of sitter: Carisna B

Area: Houghton, Johannesburg and Brackendowns, Alberton

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

Course of study: BSc Biological Sciences

Approved StudentCo pet sitter since: September 2017

Experience with animals and own pets

I grew up on a farm, so animals have always been a big part of my life!

I got my first pet, a Dachshund named Doempie, when I was two years old and that is when I first fell in love with animals. Since then I've had numerous experiences raising different types of animals - from an orphaned baby antelope named Bambi to peacock chicks, lambs and a litter of kittens!

We currently have three cats, four dogs and two horses which I really love! Socket is a 4 year-old Labrador who loves to swim with our 5 year-old Dachshund. Lassie is a 7 year-old Border Collie who loves ear scratches and getting her hair brushed. We also recently added a new addition to our family, a Boerboel named Sasha.

I came to Johannesburg to study and one of the things I miss most is my pets. Unfortunately, the complex I live in doesn't allow pets, so I enjoy looking after some of my friends and family's' pets when they go on leave and would love the opportunity to do it more often.

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StudentCo Pet Sitting procedure and veterinary emergency test

Carisna scored 100% in our test about proper pet sitting procedure and the recognition of common veterinary emergencies.

Feedback from References


T. Swart - 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:

I have been a teacher / tutor for Carisna for 5 years - she is a very dedicated person and absolutely trustworthy.

I have used her services to look after my house and pets while on holiday.

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

K. Visser - High School Schweizer-Reneke

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:

Carisna was a student in my class for 4 years. I know her very well and never was there any problem.

She is very responsible and has n very loveable personality. She would be the perfect person to look after other peoples' dogs.

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 Zoey

My name: Marlize Lombard

Name of pet sitter: Carisna B

My pets (breeds and names): Zoey

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

Date of Review: 10/17/2017 3:00:06 PM

Stay-overs with Cola (domestic cat) and Benji (tabby cat)

My name: Melissa Golombick

Name of pet sitter: Carisna B

My pets (breeds and names): Cola (domestic cat) and Benji (tabby 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

Date of Review: 1/10/2018 12:45:25 PM

Visits with Clementine (cat)

My name: Felicity Letcher

Name of pet sitter: Carisna B

My pets (breeds and names): Clementine (cat)

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: 1/5/2018 3:24:28 AM

Stay-overs with Cola and Benji

My name: Melissa Golombick

Name of pet sitter: Carisna B

My pets (breeds and names): Cola and Benji

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: 2/27/2018 10:15:41 AM

Stay-overs with Tequila, Panda and Emily (Huskies), Lilo (Jack Russell) and Sorbet (Terrier)

My name: Ian Jones

Name of pet sitter: Carisna B

My pets (breeds and names): Tequila, Panda and Emily (Huskies), Lilo (Jack Russell) and Sorbet (Terrier)

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:

Huskies can be difficult to manage with their tendency to run out of gates etc., but Carisna managed well and the dogs seemed happy.

Will use her again on our next trip.

Date of Review:

Stay-overs with Morag (Scottisg Terrier)

My name: Helen Irvine

Name of pet sitter: Carisna B

My pets (breeds and names): Morag (Scottisg Terrier)

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

Additional Comments:

Carisna is an amazing young lady - Morag has been searching for her since she left - would adopt her if we could.

Thank you StudentCo.

We will be using your services from now on.

Date of Review: 9/5/2018 7:12:51 AM


Some pictures of the pet children during pet sitting

Zoey

Zoey

Zoey and Skye

Zoey and Skye

 Jessie posing for the camera

Jessie posing for the camera

Benji

Benji

Benji and Cola playing

Benji and Cola playing