StudentCo Pet Sitter Profile

If you like this profile, remember the name "Catherina 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.

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Name of sitter: Catherina B

Area: Pretoria (Monumentpark)

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

Course of study: BSc (Microbiology)

Approved StudentCo pet sitter since: October 2016

Experience with animals and own pets

I’ve been a pet owner my whole life! I’ve had the privilege of owning many different pets: guinea pigs, chickens, reptiles, you name it!

We currently share our house with a dog, a cat and a rabbit. I’m in charge of the health and happiness of all three. Tobacco, my 12 year-old Corgi cross, enjoys going for walks in the park to socialise with other dogs. Catan, a stray kitten we adopted, is a bundle of personality and loves feeding time. Rogue appeared in our yard as a baby bunny and hasn’t wanted to leave since.

I also have a passion for horses and often act as an assistant riding instructor at my stable yard. When I’m not teaching, I help school the ponies to be safe for young riders.

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StudentCo Pet Sitting procedure and veterinary emergency test

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

Feedback from References

L. Mason - Cullen Stables

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 is a rider at Cullen Stables and sometimes helps with giving lessons.

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

Additional notes: Trustworthy and friendly. She works really well with animals!


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 Ferdi and Billy (doggies) & Gizmo (cat)

My name: L. Lapham

Name of pet sitter: Catherina B

My pets (breeds and names): Ferdi and Billy (doggies) & Gizmo (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

Additional Comments:

Wonderful service and stunning pet sitter as usual.

You guys do an amazing job and thank you.

Date of Review: 1/3/2017 10:07

Visits with Boela & Bella (Boerboels) and Pickle & Smokey (cats)

My name: C. Watson

Name of pet sitter: Catherina B

My pets (breeds and names): Boela & Bella (Boerboels) and Pickle & Smokey (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

Date of Review: 1/12/2017 9:54:49 AM

Visits with Yzer & Isabella (Alsatians), Salvador (Labrador) and Misha the cat

My name: L. van Niekerk

Name of pet sitter: Catherina B

My pets (breeds and names): Yzer & Isabella (Alsatians), Salvador (Labrador) and Misha the 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

Additional Comments: Catherine was excellent. The dogs absolutely adore her.

Date of Review: 1/11/2017 5:32:52 AM

Stay-overs with Thorin & Arwen (Great Dane Labrador cross), Raph (Daschund), Loki & Gandalf (cats)

My name: Emma-Lisa Lok

Name of pet sitter: Catherina B

My pets (breeds and names): Thorin & Arwen (Great Dane Labrador cross), Raph (Daschund), Loki & Gandalf (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: 3/14/2017 7:36:50 PM

Visits

My name: Reinet Ferreira

Name of pet sitter: Catherina B

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:

We were extremely happy to leave the house in the care of Catherina.

We appreciate her reliability, professionalism and friendliness.

We had absolute peace of mind during our holiday.

It was a pleasure to deal with StudentCo and the way they provide an excellent service.

Date of Review: 5/24/2017 6:59:52 PM

Visits

My name: Reinet Ferreira

Name of pet sitter: Catherina B

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:

We are extremely satisfied with the professional and reliable service

We had peace of mind leaving our house in Catherina's care. Everything was perfect when we returned.

Date of Review: 5/16/2017 12:32:51 PM

Visits with Mila (Russian Blue cat)

My name: Lize-Marie Visagie

Name of pet sitter: Catherina B

My pets (breeds and names): Mila (Russian Blue 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

Additional Comments:

Catherina was an absolute blessing to my cat, Mila, and myself!

Mila - who usually takes some time to warm up to people - immediately fell in love with Catherina; and that was evident in ALL of the photo's Catherina sent to me.

I was away

Date of Review: 6/13/2017 12:29:54 PM

Stay-overs with Ferdi, Daxi, Billy (mixed breeds), Gizmo (cat) and 2 budgies

My name: Lani Lapham

Name of pet sitter: Catherina B

My pets (breeds and names): Ferdi, Daxi, Billy (mixed breeds), Gizmo (cat) and 2 budgies

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:

Stunning wonderful and love Catherina dearly.

Thank you so much you guys are awesome.

Date of Review: 8/15/2017 4:48:57 PM

Visits with Happy (Border Collie Labrador cross)

My name: Janien Wilkens

Name of pet sitter: Catherina B

My pets (breeds and names): Happy (Border Collie Labrador cross)

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:

It was an absolute pleasure to deal with Catherina B!

This young lady impressed us with her punctuality and how well she dealt with our rambunctious three month old puppy!

She is HIGHLY recommended.

Date of Review: 10/12/2017 11:01:51 AM

Visits with Mila (Russian Blue cat)

My name: Lize-Marie Visagie

Name of pet sitter: Catherina B

My pets (breeds and names): Mila (Russian Blue 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!

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:

Catherina is amazing; she always takes such good care of Mila.

Mila is spoilt by C's love and I am always reassured and 100% relaxed when she looks after our fur baby.

Date of Review: 7/24/2018 6:55:22 AM

Visits with Sam and Dani (Staffies)

My name: Dion de Beer

Name of pet sitter: Catherina B

My pets (breeds and names): Sam and Dani (Staffies)

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

Date of Review: 8/6/2018 10:30:49 AM

Stay-overs with Ferdi (Daxie cross), Billy (Jack Russell cross), Bella (Pug) and Gizmo (cat)

My name: Lani Lapham

Name of pet sitter: Catherina B

My pets (breeds and names): Ferdi (Daxie cross), Billy (Jack Russell cross), Bella (Pug) and Gizmo (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!

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:

Catherina is amazing and our furkids love her dearly.

Thank you for your amazing service.

Date of Review: 8/15/2018 8:42:49 AM

Visits with Sam and Dani (Staffies)

My name: Dion de Beer

Name of pet sitter: Catherina B

My pets (breeds and names): Sam and Dani (Staffies)

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

Date of Review: 8/27/2018 12:09:35 PM

Visits with Sam and Dani (Staffies)

My name: DIon de Beer

Name of pet sitter: Catherina B

My pets (breeds and names): Sam and Dani (Staffies)

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: 10/12/2018 1:32:25 PM


Some pictures of the pet children during pet sitting

Lielie and Jock

Lielie and Jock

Walkie time!

Walkie time!

Selfie with Gizmo

Selfie with Gizmo

 Selfie with Ferdi!

Selfie with Ferdi!

 Selfie with Yzer

Selfie with Yzer

Cuddling with Pickle

Cuddling with Pickle

Bella and Boela

Bella and Boela

Raph

Raph

Mila

Mila

Gandalf the great

Gandalf the great

Arwen

Arwen

Kitty cat selfie

Kitty cat selfie

Gizmo

Gizmo

Billy

Billy

Happy

Happy