StudentCo Pet Sitter Profile

Name of sitter: Channen L

Area: Kilnerpark, Onderstepoort, Annlin, Waverley, Pretoria

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

I am currently: A PhD student focused on animal physiology

Approved StudentCo pet sitter since: October 2019


Experience with animals and own pets

I grew up in Kenya, this is probably what initiated my passion and interest for animals, hence my career in zoology, and currently at the veterinary institution.

I have always been surrounded by animals, growing up with dogs mostly, but I love all types whether they have scales, live in water, need to be fed insects, or don sharp teeth! My university career has allowed for the opportunity to work a variety of different animals, including birds, small mammals, reptiles, and amphibians.

In the past, I have looked after a multitude of pets including birds, fish, dogs, and cats and have volunteered at animal sanctuaries and the SPCA (in Kenya too!). I cannot wait to share my love and make your pets feel they aren't missing out on anything while you're away!


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:

I am her PhD supervisor at the Faculty of Veterinary Science (University of Pretoria)

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:

Channen currently works in the Research Commons facility of the library and attend to enquiries of PG students of the faculty of Vet Sci, UP

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

Additional notes: She is very reliable and trustworthy

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 know Channen from having done biological research at our research centre.

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

Additional notes: After getting to know her we entrusted her with our 4 dogs (all young and energetic; 2 Ridgebacks and 2 Vizslas) and our 2 cats. Channen stayed in our house several times to take care of our animals, one period was three weeks. All our animals loved her and she did everything the way we asked her to. The dogs and cats had no change in their daily routines which made it easier for them to deal with us being gone from home. She walked the dogs as well and also had no issue feeding them raw meat (which is the diet we chose for our animals). Channen also kept in regular contact with us every time we were gone from home - sending us pics of the animals and letting us know that all was fine. This was very reassuring for us and put our mind at ease. We would always have Channen looking after our house and animals again.


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