StudentCo Pet Sitter Profile

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Name of sitter: Carla C

Area: Randpark Ridge (Johannesburg)

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

Course of study: Law

Approved StudentCo pet sitter since: December 2017

Experience with animals and own pets

I have one dog, two cats and a couple of fish at my home.

Unfortunately, we are only allowed to have one dog at my house, but it's probably a good thing - else I would've brought home 600 stray dogs!

Our doggie is the incredibly cuddly Joseph. She is a 10-year old Jack Russell and she's my best friend. We love to go to Emmerntia damnwhenever we can!

Back to the topic of not being allowed more than 1 dog (not for lack of trying!): I constantly bring home stray puppies I find at Tarlton. One such pup was Nitrous and he was one of a kind. I restored him back to complete health and found him a loving home. I'll always hold a piece of him in my heart.

As you probably can tell by now, I visit a lot of shelters whenever I can to help out. Especially Ark ANIMAL Rescue Centre, Wollies in Pretoria and FORA.

I've got plenty of puppy and kitty work experience.

I've done lots of house sitting, ranging from an energetic Golden Retriever named Tobie to tiny Yorkies the size of my hand. My favourite are the boisterous big dogs who think they are small enough to be lap dogs!

I've done dog walking for a boisterous Labrador named Whiskey and some well behaved Schnauzers.

I also did dog grooming for a little while, washing quite a lot of dogs for extra cash for the holidays.

My love of animals does not stop with dogs! I have a love for cats, bunnies, hamsters, bearded dragons and basically any other pet.

I am a huge cuddler and I'm not afraid to get down and dirty to do what is necessary to provide pets with some good entertainment.

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StudentCo Pet Sitting procedure and veterinary emergency test

Carla passed our test about proper pet sitting procedure and the recognition of common veterinary emergencies. This means that she scored at least 80%. Please do feel free to ask for any team member’s individual test score.

Feedback from References

Reference 1

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 worked with our daughter and pets

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

Reference 2

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:

carla looked after my pets numerous times when we went away. We always came home to happy, well fed animals and a clean tidy home. She is honest, caring and trustworthy.

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

Additional notes: I highly recommend Carla for any pet sitting, babysitting or tutoring


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!

Visits with Rosco (Labrador)

My name: Willem Potgieter

Name of pet sitter: Carla C

My pets (breeds and names): Rosco (Labrador)

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:

Carla was an absolute superstar looking after Rosco and far exceeded our expectations.

She really went out of her way and even spoiled him with visit to the local park.

Date of Review: 4/4/2018 7:03:58 PM

Stay-overs with Ozzie and Harley (Jack Russells)

My name: Roelien Nortman

Name of pet sitter: Carla C

My pets (breeds and names): Ozzie and Harley (Jack Russells)

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: Not quite...

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:

Carla took great care of my babies on this short break away.

I always feel at ease having her stay over!

Date of Review: 5/1/2018 1:37:23 PM

Stay-overs with Mia, Bella and Squeeze

My name: Nadia Thiessen

Name of pet sitter: Carla C

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

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:

Carla was amazing.

We got photos and videos throughout the time we were away.

Our cats, Mia and Squeeze usually hate it when we leave - but this time, it was like they hardly noticed we were away.

More like they had a holiday from us!

We'd definitely recommend StudentCo to anyone looking for a company that shows interest in the smaller, finer and most NB details.

StudentCo has a client for life!

Date of Review: 4/19/2018 11:55:44 AM

Stay-overs with Taru, Lilu and Maya (Labrador Retrievers)

My name: Chris Fourie

Name of pet sitter: Carla C

My pets (breeds and names): Taru, Lilu and Maya (Labrador Retrievers)

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:

Carla went the extra mile to make the pets happy and she enjoyed being with them.

Date of Review: 6/5/2018 7:10:16 AM

Stay-overs with Bonny

My name: Patricia Cloete

Name of pet sitter: Carla C

My pets (breeds and names): Bonny

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: Not quite...

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: 2/6/2018 3:49:38 PM

Stay-overs with Harley and Ozzie (Jack Russell mix)

My name: Roelien Nortman

Name of pet sitter: Carla C

My pets (breeds and names): Harley and Ozzie (Jack Russell mix)

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:

Very happy with the service I got, my dogs were well looked after and had lots of TLC , I had a very relaxed Holiday thanks to Carla and the team!

Thanks so much.

Date of Review: 1/12/2018 12:37:54 PM

Visits with 3 Labradors

My name: Chris Fourie

Name of pet sitter: Carla C

My pets (breeds and names): 3 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: Not at all.

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: Not quite...

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: 3

Additional Comments: I don't get the sense that this sitter did as much effort to walk and play the dogs, one of the visits lasted only 20minutes. A previous sitter "Courteney" did a lot more effort to play with the dogs, let them swim and dry them afterwards.

Note from StudentCo: This feedback was discussed with Carla and we happily invite you to read her more recent reviews above :).

Date of Review: 1/10/2018 2:32:00 PM

Visits with Rosco (Labrador)

My name: Willem Potgieter

Name of pet sitter: Carla C

My pets (breeds and names): Rosco (Labrador)

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

Additional Comments:

Carla always exceeds our expectations in taking care of Rosco.

She goes out of her way to ensure that Rosco well looked after and gets his legs stretched.

Date of Review: 6/18/2018

Stay-overs with Buffy (Maltese), Rhodes (Daxie), Abi(Daxie) and Rusty (cros breed)

My name: Ilja Grauich

Name of pet sitter: Carla C

My pets (breeds and names): Buffy (Maltese), Rhodes (Daxie), Abi(Daxie) and Rusty (cros breed)

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: Not quite...

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: 4

Additional Comments: I dont give 5 as with anything in life, there is always room for improvement

Date of Review: 7/5/2018 5:48:24 AM

Stay-overs with Leia (Ridgeback), Ginger and Rascal (cats)

My name: Chris Huckle

Name of pet sitter: Carla C

My pets (breeds and names): Leia (Ridgeback), Ginger and Rascal (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!

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: 8/22/2018 9:12:44 AM

Stay-overs with 3 Labradors

My name: Chris Fourie

Name of pet sitter: Carla C

My pets (breeds and names): 3 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!

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: 9/17/2018 11:41:28 AM