StudentCo Pet Sitter Profile

If you like this profile, remember the name "Christy F" 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: Christy F

Area: Silver Lakes (Pretoria)

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

Course of study: Mechanical Engineering

Approved StudentCo pet sitter since: December 2017

Experience with animals and own pets

Hi there, I am Christy and I have one very small Yorkie, Angel. She is the love of my life!

My parents have four dogs Cecil and Douglas the Dachshunds; Pixel the Dorkie and Jessica the Jack Russell Terrier. Most of them are rescues. My sister and I have been in charge of their care while our parents work abroad in Botswana.

I absolutely love animals and can't wait to have more one day!

I like to go for jogs or walks with the dogs.

I have experience house sitting for friends' parents as well as pet sitting and overnight babysitting for my aupairing job.

I have looked after cats, dogs, birds and fish.

I am also used to giving animals medication and bathing or grooming them.

I hope to meet your pet family and that you will consider me for the position!

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StudentCo Pet Sitting procedure and veterinary emergency test

Christy 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 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:

Christy is a friend of my daughter, Frances Stevens. Frances is also listed with Student Co.

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

Additional notes: Christy has looked after our pets while we have been away on holiday. She is a hard working, reliable, mature Engineering student. She stayed in our home and I had complete piece of mind that our home and pets would be very well looked after.


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!

Visits with Butter and Co (Bassets)

My name: Lizette van Staden

Name of pet sitter: Christy F

My pets (breeds and names): Butter and Co (Bassets)

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:

Every Basset is happy when Christy arrives and they have gotten used to her company in record time.

Date of Review: 4/4/2018 5:00:25 PM

Visits with Butter & Co.

My name: Lizette van Staden

Name of pet sitter: Christy F

My pets (breeds and names): Butter & Co.

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:

Still enjoying their outings with Christy.

Date of Review: 3/27/2018 9:57:15 AM

Visits with Butter and Co.

My name: Lizette Van Staden

Name of pet sitter: Christy F

My pets (breeds and names): Butter and Co.

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:

The Bassets are truly enjoying the walkies.

Date of Review: 3/19/2018 5:43:50 PM

Visits with Butter and Co.

My name: Lizette, Van Staden

Name of pet sitter: Christy F

My pets (breeds and names): Butter and Co.

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: 3/14/2018 9:23:07 AM

Visits with Butter & Co.

My name: Lizette van Staden

Name of pet sitter: Christy F

My pets (breeds and names): Butter & Co.

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: 4/25/2018 1:50:43 PM

Visits with Butter & Co.

My name: Lizette van Staden

Name of pet sitter: Christy F

My pets (breeds and names): Butter & Co.

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: 4/16/2018 7:57:43 AM

Visits with Winkie, Blacky, Toffee and Melinda

My name: Craig Kahn

Name of pet sitter: Christy F

My pets (breeds and names): Winkie, Blacky, Toffee and Melinda

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:

Christy was awesome!

We were away for nearly two weeks with little or no cellphone contact.

She looked after our furry family with love and we will definitely use Christy in the future.

Date of Review: 9/5/2018 5:20:02 AM

Visits with Winkie, Blacky, Toffee and Melinda

My name: Craig Kahn

Name of pet sitter: Christy F

My pets (breeds and names): Winkie, Blacky, Toffee and Melinda

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

Additional Comments:

Christy is fantastic with our little furry family!

She gives them lost of love and attention.

Date of Review: 10/4/2018 9:01:25 AM

Stay-overs with Surie, Shaka, Fluffy, Coco and Chloe

My name: Maria Viljoen

Name of pet sitter: Christy F

My pets (breeds and names): Surie, Shaka, Fluffy, Coco and Chloe

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:

It was the first time I could relax completely.

I really would recommend this to friends and family.

Date of Review: 10/9/2018 4:56:30 PM