StudentCo Pet Sitter Profile

If you like this profile, remember the name "Charlize D" 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: Charlize D

Area: Boksburg West (Boksburg)

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

Course of study: BSc Human Physiology

Approved StudentCo pet sitter since: December 2018

Experience with animals and own pets

Ever since I was a little child, I have been surrounded by animals. My gran absolutely loved her dogs and cats, and that's where my love for them originated. I grew up surrounded by them, caring for them each day and I was fortunate enough to have plenty of pets of my own. I have owned hamsters, birds, fish and four doggies – one of which was a very naughty little Jack Russell.

This love for animals eventually lead to the adoption of my four current fur babies! I am lucky to have my four amazing cats as best friends. I play with them every day in the garden outside and give them lots of treats. In winter, they are my cuddle buddies and keep me warm at night. I shower them with love and affection each and every day.

Our youngest, Minkie, we picked up on the street when she was such a small kitten, and our oldest, Gizmo, was a feral cat that was very aggressive. However, with continued love and care, he eventually became the loving cat he is today. The middle one, Pepper, I also nurtured since he was a kitten. My last kitty, Timone, is very sick, so I am also familiar with giving him his daily medicine.

I am also lucky enough to frequently visit a friend with three beautiful dogs and an African Grey, so it's safe to say that any fur baby is my best friend.

I have never known my home to not have a pet, and I would love to extend some of my love for animals to someone else’s pets.

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StudentCo Pet Sitting procedure and veterinary emergency test

Charlize 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 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 for me. She went to schools and assisted learners of all ages with educational technology

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

Additional notes:

She is trustworthy and very caring. I could see the love in her when working with children and can imagine that she will give the same love to animals. She is a good person to have on your team.