StudentCo Pet Sitter Profile

Name of sitter: Cilje’ N

Area: Rietfontein, Pretoria

Note: Cilje’ happily looks after pets who are not in his immediate area - driving is not a problem.

Course of study: BA Audiology

Approved StudentCo pet sitter since: January 2018


Experience with animals and own pets

I Love animals. In my life I have had an array of pets, including Dogs, Cats, Fish, Hamsters, Birds and even a Chicken. I feel that pets give a companionship and love you can't get anywhere else. They personally bring such a joy to my life. Presently I have 2 labradors who are very loving and very busy. I enjoy occasionally walking them and swimming with them. They bring such a joy to my life and I couldn't love them more.


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:

Ciljé is a choir member of the University of Pretoria Camerata of which I am the Manager. He often assists me at the office. I have come to know him during the past two years as trustworthy, hardworking, kind and as a person with integrity.

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

Additional notes: Ciljé is a gentle person that I can recommend wholeheartedly.


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.


Stay-overs with Bibi and Chino (Biewer Terriers)

My name: Johan & Jolanda Pretorius

Name of pet sitter: Cilje N

My pets (breeds and names): Bibi and Chino (Biewer Terriers)

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 such a great pleasure working and communicating with Cilje as a pet sitter.

We would him to be very pleasant, trustworthy and professional.

Date of Review: 1/2/2019 5:04:03 AM

Stay-overs with Lolita

My name: Jacques Kok

Name of pet sitter: Cilje N

My pets (breeds and names): Lolita

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: Sort of - I got updates, but they were not as detailed as I would have liked.

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: 3

Date of review: 2/10/2020 9:52

Note from StudentCo: We thank Jacques for this feedback. The issue was immediately addressed, with both pet parent and pet sitter contacted. Thank you for helping us improve our service!

Stay-overs with Lolita (Dachshund)

My name: Hesme

Name of pet sitter: Cilje N

My pets (breeds and names): Lolita (Dachshund)

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: Sort of - I got updates, but they were not as detailed as I would have liked.

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: 4

Additional Comments:

It will be good to add whether the sitter is a smoker or non smoker.

Also pin drops would have been appreciated during the day.

We were also not aware that the sitter had to work all day Saturday, seeing that we specifically required someone to be at our house most of the time over the weekend as our doggie had a major operation a few days before the weekend and we felt that she was left alone all day Saturday and all morning Sunday.

We might as well the have only had the visits for the dog.

We really needed someone that was going to be with her all day due to the situation and the operation.

Be that as it may she seemed okay upon our return.

Date of review: 2/10/2020 7:57

Note from StudentCo: We thank Hesme for this feedback. The issue was immediately addressed, with both pet parent and pet sitter contacted. Thank you for helping us improve our service!