Christelle K

StudentCo Pet Sitter Profile

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Name of sitter: Christelle K

Area: Pretoria (Villieria)

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

Course of study: Medical Orthotics and Prosthetics

Approved StudentCo pet sitter since: March 2016

Experience with animals and own pets

I truly adore animals of all shapes, sizes and ages therefore I used to spend most of my fee time on weekends and public holidays volunteering at the local no-kill animal shelter in Nelspruit (my hometown). The shelter is called Pro-life pet rescue and rehabilitation.

During the time I spent there, I attained loads of experience handling dogs big and small alike. I also had the chance to interact with cats.

I have also fostered a Boerboel, a Labrador and 5 Africanus puppies for the shelter while they were finding them forever homes. I have volunteered at the local SPCA, but I preferred the no-kill shelter. While volunteering I was exposed to a much wider variety of animals than I normally would have been exposed to.

At home, my furry family consists of 3 dogs – Benjamin, a four year-old Border Collie cross and two dachshunds, Mitsie (eight) and Inca (four). With this combination you could say I have the best of both worlds - hyper active with a dash of lazy couch potato!

Benjamin, being a Collie, has loads of energy and smarts and provides me with an excellent jogging companion. He has taught me to be very creative with training. In return I play games of fetch with him until he can't play no more and brush (and brush) his thick coat to his heart's content.

Mitsie and Inca on the other hand do not agree with jogging or training but would rather enjoy a day spent being proper lap dogs - doxies after all are like living hot water bottles in wintertime and would not mind cuddling you to death and the opportunity to do so is never wasted! Mitsie and Inca are the best movie watching/cuddle buddies ever.

I truly enjoy animals but now that I am at university I can't have my pets with me. Pet sitting will not only provide others with the knowledge that their pets are in good hands but it will also give me the joy of interacting with animals on a daily basis.

Growing up, we owned a Pitbull and my dad had two African red-bellied parrots whose cage I occasionally cleaned.

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StudentCo Pet Sitting procedure and veterinary emergency test

Christelle scored 91% in our test about proper pet sitting procedure and the recognition of common veterinary emergencies.

Feedback from References

D. Pieterse - Buffalo Evergreen Lawns

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:

Christelle worked for me during school holidays. She did admin and later deliveries when she got her driver’s license.

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

Additional notes:

She is as serious about her work as she is about her studies. She is productive on her own and doesn’t need supervision as she has the ability to take initiative where need be. She is punctual and a loyal trustworthy person that you can rely. I would highly recommend her

Greg Loock - Sizabantu piping systems

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:

Christelle did some "girl Friday" work for me at my office. She is a very fast learner and very diligent in the execution of her duties. She was called on to work late and on weekends at times, and she obliged without hesitation. I have also invited her to come and work for me in future, if she wishes.

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. 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 Bella (Boxer), Maximus (Boxer) Pippa, George, Sybil (cats)

My name: Sandra Barnard

Name of pet sitter: Christelle K

My pets (breeds and names): Bella (Boxer), Maximus (Boxer) Pippa, George, Sybil (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

Additional Comments:

I was such a joy to have Christelle look after my pets, the daily updates, photos was really appreciated.

she is an excellent photographer!

I hope she stays with you for a long time.

Date of Review: 8/3/2017 3:09:50 AM

Stay-overs with Oros, Larcy and Jessie

My name: Willem Viljoen

Name of pet sitter: Christelle K

My pets (breeds and names): Oros, Larcy and Jessie

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: 7/5/2017 6:22:58 PM


Some pictures of the pet children during pet sitting

 Puppy dog eyes

Puppy dog eyes