StudentCo Pet Sitter Profile

Name of sitter: Carla D

Area: Paulshof, Sandton

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

I am currently: First year student at Akademia studying Business Management but I am changing courses and my new course will be Management Accounting

Approved StudentCo pet sitter since: December 2019


Experience with animals and own pets

Animal are silent. They do not judge you or complain. They just want unconditional love and a comfy place to stay, as well as toys and snacks.

It's not a want for a pet, it's a need to have such n loving 'fur-companion' in a person's life who will always be loyal towards you. Pets are part of our everyday lives and part of our families. They provide us with companionship but also with emotional support, reduce our stress levels, sense of loneliness and help us to increase our social activities.

I treat my own pets with only kindness and love. Each day they get a snack, (only if they behave well) lots of love and of course play time.

My two dogs always run towards the gate when they see me. Bella (my oldest pet) just jumps on me with excitement and Billy (my youngest pet) crawls on his stomach waiting for me to pet him. I also have my own security at home and all it costs is snacks, love and play time. They usually bark at "offenders" until I tell them to stop or the person leaves. I CANNOT imagine my life without them.

I cannot wait to meet your pets and will treat them like they are my own.


Feedback from References


Reference 1

Being part of StudentCo means working with 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 was referred by my co-worker.

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 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 was referred to me by a mutual friend and she looked after my pets over a long weekend.

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

Reference 3

Being part of StudentCo means working with 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:

We work together

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.


Stay-overs with Lola (German Shepherd) and Lu (Boder Collie)

My name: Maxine Nel

Name of pet sitter: Carla D

My pets (breeds and names): Lola (German Shepherd) and Lu (Boder Collie)

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:

Carla was perfect!

She arrived on time; managed to handle my Border Collie who can be very picky with humans; sent me photos frequently; called when she was worried my German Shepherd was hurt; let me know when she was leaving; and was just an all-around sweet human who left my house in perfect condition and most importantly my dogs happy.

I felt very comfortable leaving my house and babies in her hands.

Date of review: 1/20/2020 9:25

Visits with Milli & Tazzie (Jack Russells)

Pet sitter: Carla D

Pet parent: Eugenie Luck

Service type: Visits

Furkids: Milli & Tazzie (Jack Russells)

Review: Easy to book, and Carla was great!

It really provides peace of mind when I have to travel.

Date of review: 6 January 2020

Notes from StudentCo: Thanks so much for your review, Eugenie! We can’t wait to hear from your family again soon!  

Stay-overs with Milli and Tazzie (Jack Russells)

My name: Eugenie

Name of pet sitter: Carla D

My pets (breeds and names): Milli and Tazzie (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 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:

Even when I had to make last minute arrangements after hours, the admin team and Carla were all accommodating, helpful and friendly.

They make it easy!

Date of review: 2/10/2020 8:22