StudentCo Pet Sitter Profile

Name of sitter: Clarissa S

Area: Doornpoort, Pretoria

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

Course of study: BSc Human Life Sciences with Psychology

Approved StudentCo pet sitter since: November 2017


Experience with animals and own pets

I am definitely a pet lover and have been ever since I was little girl! I truly loved my dogs and played dress up with them. Patat my little Dachshund just went along with all of it...

I got McGyver, a Yorkshire Terrier, for my 16th birthday and boy, was he my everything! He was like a child in our household and we never went anywhere without him.

Then there is Coco, our African Grey. He is very witty and has a lot to say. You would think he is a friendly bird but don’t let him fool you - he only allows my mom and I to touch and cuddle him! Because he grew up with all the dogs around him, Coco also thinks he is a dog.

And then there’s Sally, our Boerboel, she is huge but does not realise it - she will try to fit on your lap just like the small dogs and she doesn’t give up until every inch of her is on your lap. We love her to bits.

I am a student at Stellenbosch University and we have a society on campus called PAW. We have a lot of interaction with them, whether it is to go and feed the shelter dogs or just spend a day with them giving them love and attention. People sometimes forget that animals are a lot like humans, we are all interrelated beings. We also work with the Animal Wellfare organization to help them find families for the animals.

I believe that you can get a good idea of what kind of person someone is by how they treat their pets.


Feedback from References


A. Riddles - Olympus PSO Committee

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:

We are both part of Olympus PSO Committee.

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

Additional notes: She is a very loving person and will be ideal for the job.

Having her on your team would be a great asset.

D. Smit - Children's ministry leader

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 am her leader at the Kids church where she serves on Sundays.

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

Additional notes: She would be a great asset to you. She is reliable, loyal, hardworking, caring and loving.

She is all about working in excellence and making everyone happy.

You wont regret adding her to your team.


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 Mia (Jack Russell Mix), Buksie (Jack Russell), Kattas (Siamese) and Lilly (Mix cat)

My name: Christine Du Toit

Name of pet sitter: Clarissa S

My pets (breeds and names): Mia (Jack Russell Mix), Buksie (Jack Russell), Kattas (Siamese) and Lilly (Mix 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: 4

Date of Review: 1/11/2018 6:29:18 AM

Stay-overs with Ansa, Elsa, Bella and Cats

My name: Lucas van den Bergh

Name of pet sitter: Clarissa S

My pets (breeds and names): Ansa, Elsa, Bella and 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

Date of Review:

Visits

My name: Jason Victor

Name of pet sitter: Clarissa S

My pets (breeds and names):

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:

Clarissa was absolutely amazing, for such short notice she did a fantastic job and really did look after our animals.

Even the snakes :).

Date of Review: 12/21/2018 9:51:10 AM

Stay-overs with Rolo (Jack Russell) and Lulu (Dachshund)

My name: Nastassia Jacobs

Name of pet sitter: Clarissa S

My pets (breeds and names): Rolo (Jack Russell) and Lulu (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: 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: 1/3/2019 1:18:34 PM

Visits with Bella (Golden Doodle) and Popcorn (Maltese)

My name: Linda Van Schalkwyk

Name of pet sitter: Clarissa S

My pets (breeds and names): Bella (Golden Doodle) and Popcorn (Maltese)

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:

It was my first booking with StudentCo and I will make use of your services in future and will definitely recommend Clarissa to anyone.

I had no worries, knowing that she was looking after my dogs.

Date of Review: 1/10/2019 3:36:23 PM

Stay-overs with Levi (Dachshund), Oackley (Cocker Spaniel), Mocha and Lily (Pitbulls)

My name: Arena Ramsay

Name of pet sitter: Clarissa S

My pets (breeds and names): Levi (Dachshund), Oackley (Cocker Spaniel), Mocha and Lily (Pitbulls)

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:

I will definately make use of Clarissa again.

My dogs loved her.

Date of Review: 2/10/2019 3:42:29 PM

Stay-overs with Levi (Dachshund), Oackley (Cocker Spaniel), Mocha and Lily (Pitbulls)

My name: Arena Ramsay

Name of pet sitter: Clarissa S

My pets (breeds and names): Levi (Dachshund), Oackley (Cocker Spaniel), Mocha and Lily (Pitbulls)

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: 4

Date of Review: 3/5/2019 5:08:54 PM

Stay-overs with Tyson and Venus

My name: Juanita Aucamp

Name of pet sitter: Clarissa S

My pets (breeds and names): Tyson and Venus

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: 4

Additional Comments:

For future stay-overs I would like my sitter to be there most of the time (keeping in mind, during the week it might not always be possible).

But leaving my babies outside the whole day and only arriving late at night (9-10PM) is not an option for us with the stay-overs.

Note from StudentCo: Sitters are expected to come and go during the day, arriving home no later than 7pm. Thank you for alerting us to this issue with Clarissa - it has been addressed.

Date of Review: 3/22/2019 9:56:00 AM

Stay-overs with Levi (dachshund), Oakley (Spaniel), Mocha and Lily (Pit bulls)

My name: Arena Ramsay

Name of pet sitter: Clarissa S

My pets (breeds and names): Levi (dachshund), Oakley (Spaniel), Mocha and Lily (Pit bulls)

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!

If 1 is terrible and 5 is excellent, please rate your overall experience with StudentCo and this sitter: 5

Stay-overs with Mocha and Lily (Pit Bull), Oakley (Spaniel) and Levi (Dachund)

My name: Arena Ramsay

Name of pet sitter: Clarissa S

My pets (breeds and names): Mocha and Lily (Pit Bull), Oakley (Spaniel) and Levi (Dachund)

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