StudentCo Pet Sitter Profile

If you like this profile, remember the name "Cindy V" 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: Cindy V

Area: Pretoria (Pretoria North + Hatfield)

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

Course of study: BCom (Supply Chain Management)

Approved StudentCo pet sitter since: March 2017

Experience with animals and own pets

“When I look into the eyes of an animal I do not see an animal. I see a living being. I see a friend. I feel a soul.” – A.D. Williams

Our family has 3 dogs. Of them, Chloé the Yorkie is my baby and also the head of the house. Who would have thought that a paw no more than an inch can rule us all with such precision... She is my love, my cuddle buddy, comfort and inspiration. In short I cannot fathom life without such pure love!

I understand that this must be how everyone feels about their “babies” and so all pets have a special place in my affection.

I have experience taking care of family and friends’ pets when they go on holiday, seeing to their physical and emotional needs.

Note from StudentCo:

Cindy has shown commitment and a true love for animals as a volunteer with our Wollies Walks project, where she volunteers her time as a dog walker for shelter dogs.

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StudentCo Pet Sitting procedure and veterinary emergency test

Cindy scored 98% in our test about proper pet sitting procedure and the recognition of common veterinary emergencies.

Feedback from References

A. Bezuidenhout - former teacher

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:

She was a student in my math class in grade 11 and 12.

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

J. Balanco - pet sitting

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:

Cindy has looked after my pets (3 cats and 3 dogs) when I go away on holiday. Feeding them twice a day, making sure that the water bowls are kept filled, brushing and petting them and making sure that everything is okay in general.

She is very reliable and responsible and I have been happy with her services.

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

E. van Niekerk - former teacher

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:

I was one of her school teachers and she is currently one of my art students. I know Cindy for a long time. She has got a lovely personality and high ethical standards.

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

Additional notes: You won't make a mistake with Cindy. She will be a real good asset to your business.


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 Jack Russel - Pongo, German Shepherd - Sasha

My name: Maryke Coetzee

Name of pet sitter: Cindy V

My pets (breeds and names): Jack Russel - Pongo, German Shepherd - Sasha

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: 5/3/2017 7:09:05 AM

Stay-overs with Ola (Fox Terrier), Gigi (Maltese) and Mia (cat)

My name: Diana

Name of pet sitter: Cindy V

My pets (breeds and names): Ola (Fox Terrier), Gigi (Maltese) and Mia (cat)

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:

When Cindy was not certain of something, then she will first ask before she do anything.

Date of Review: 4/21/2017 1:39:40 PM

Stay-overs with Stella (Golden retriever), Finn (Irish wolfhound), Alex (Corgi cross)

My name: Louise Mansell

Name of pet sitter: Cindy V

My pets (breeds and names): Stella (Golden retriever), Finn (Irish wolfhound), Alex (Corgi cross)

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: 6/21/2017 6:50:39 AM

Stay-overs with Chloe, Minkie and Weirdo (Cats) and Bella (Yorkie)

My name: Yolandé Smit

Name of pet sitter: Cindy V

My pets (breeds and names): Chloe, Minkie and Weirdo (Cats) and Bella (Yorkie)

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: 4

Date of Review: 6/7/2017 8:59:43 AM

Stay-overs with Robyn & Savannah (cats), Leia (Great Dane), Mila (Bullmastif), Macleod (Scottie)

My name: Ricky Wilken

Name of pet sitter: Cindy V

My pets (breeds and names): Robyn & Savannah (cats), Leia (Great Dane), Mila (Bullmastif), Macleod (Scottie)

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: 4

Date of Review: 6/28/2017 5:48:10 AM

Stay-overs with Nina & Lucy (Miniature Schnauzers)

My name: Cheneé Steenekamp

Name of pet sitter: Cindy V

My pets (breeds and names): Nina & Lucy (Miniature Schnauzers)

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: 10/11/2017 8:17:05 AM

Stay-overs with Ola (Fox Terrier), Gigi (Maltese) and Mia (cat)

My name: Diana Ackerman

Name of pet sitter: Cindy V

My pets (breeds and names): Ola (Fox Terrier), Gigi (Maltese) and Mia (cat)

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:

What a pleasure to have Cindy at my place when I was away.

My pets and house was well cared for She even handled a crises with regarding the deep freeze content when there was a lengthy power failure in the neighbourhood.

Date of Review: 4/13/2018 9:27:01 AM

Stay-overs with Nina and Lucy (Miniature Schnauzers)

My name: Chenee Steenekamp

Name of pet sitter: Cindy V

My pets (breeds and names): Nina and Lucy (Miniature Schnauzers)

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!

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

Date of Review: 7/10/2018 12:56:10 PM

Stay-overs with Nina and Lucy (Miniature Schnauzers)

My name: Chenee Steenekamp

Name of pet sitter: Cindy V

My pets (breeds and names): Nina and Lucy (Miniature Schnauzers)

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!

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

Date of Review: 7/31/2018 5:30:05 AM

Stay-overs with Remus (Min Pin), Boris and Nikki (Chihuahua)

My name: Natasha Gerber

Name of pet sitter: Cindy V

My pets (breeds and names): Remus (Min Pin), Boris and Nikki (Chihuahua)

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

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

Stay-overs with Rambo and Tyson

My name: Pieter van Rooyen

Name of pet sitter: Cindy V

My pets (breeds and names): Rambo and Tyson

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

Date of Review: 10/10/2018 3:32:16 AM


Some pictures of the pet children during pet sitting

Lucy (left) and Nina (right) taking a break after a long day of playing outside

Lucy (left) and Nina (right) taking a break after a long day of playing outside