StudentCo Pet Sitter Profile

If you like this profile, remember the name "Courteney S" 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: Courteney S.

Area: Randburg (Risidale)

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

Course of study: BCom (Marketing)

Approved StudentCo pet sitter since: February 2016

Experience with animals and own pets

I absolutely adore animals!

I have experience volunteering at a dog shelter, as well as doing some shadowing at a veterinary clinic. In my family, animals are a passion and we are involved with Husky Rescue. I also have experience caring for mommy dogs and young puppies.

I am lucky to share my life with many pets, all of whom are seen as family members. Our pets include Anouk, a Husky cross Malamute, and Stiles, a Jack Russell - Yorkie cross. Anouk loves walks, being brushed and swimming, while Stiles loves cuddling and also enjoys the pool.

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Feedback from References

P. Hlomuka - CTM

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 worked in my store as a flexi employee - she wore a smile everyday and connected with the staff very easily. She is a hard worker and extremely patient with customers and fellow staff members. Her time management was exceptional and attention to detail was superior. She welcomed all incoming customers and answered all incoming phone calls. She also helped customer on the shop floor. A great asset.

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


StudentCo Pet Sitting procedure and veterinary emergency test

Courteney scored 96% in our test about proper pet sitting procedure and the recognition of common veterinary emergencies.

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 to Mia the cat

My name: N. Chatrooghoon

Name of pet sitter: Courteney

My pets (breeds and names): Mia, cat

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

Visits with Ozzie, Martie and Lucy (mixed breed doggies)

My name: B. Ferreira

Name of pet sitter: Courteney S

My pets (breeds and names): Ozzie, Martie and Lucy (mixed breed doggies)

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: I was completely satisfied with Courtney and will request for her again on my next holiday.

Date of Review: 1/16/2017 7:36:03 AM

Visits with Sylvie and Callie (cats)

My name: P. Longland

Name of pet sitter: Courteney S

My pets (breeds and names): Sylvie and Callie (cats)

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:

Sylvie took ill just before we left and unfortunately I think this was a bit challenging for Courteney but she managed the situation very well. After leaving for the holiday terribly worried, Courteney kept in constant touch with me, sending photos any

Date of Review: 1/11/2017 3:52:34 AM

Visits with Luke (Crested Malt) and Chewbacca (Pekingese)

My name: G. van der Walt

Name of pet sitter: Courteney S

My pets (breeds and names): Luke (Crested Malt) and Chewbacca (Pekingese)

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: Courteney was great, and went the extra mile to look for one of our cats that did not show up for a few days at home.

Date of Review: 1/10/2017 4:36:33 PM

Visits with Bella (Persian x)

My name: E. Wells

Name of pet sitter: Courteney S

My pets (breeds and names): Bella (Persian x)

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

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: Not quite…*

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

Additional Comments: *Courteney was reminded to revise her duties regarding detailed daily updates. *Courteney was reminded to revise her duties regarding clients' unique instructions

Date of Review: 1/8/2017 7:44:40 PM

Visits with Dixie & Daisy (Jack Russells)

My name: Anelme Welman

Name of pet sitter: Courteney S

My pets (breeds and names): Dixie & Daisy (Jack Russells)

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: 4/21/2017 1:17:03 PM

Visits with Ozzie and Martoe

My name: Beverley Ferreira

Name of pet sitter: Courteney S

My pets (breeds and names): Ozzie and Martoe

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: 4/19/2017 7:49:43 AM

Visits with Taru, Lilu and Maya (Labrador Retrievers)

My name: Chris Fourie

Name of pet sitter: Courteney S

My pets (breeds and names): Taru, Lilu and Maya (Labrador Retrievers)

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: 4

Date of Review: 6/20/2017 6:46:06 PM

Visits with Sylvie and Callie (cats)

My name: Patricia Longland

Name of pet sitter: Courteney S

My pets (breeds and names): Sylvie and Callie (cats)

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:

It was the second time Courteney has looked after our cats and they were as happy and well looked after as before.

Courteney is efficient, cheerful and easy to communicate with.

Date of Review: 11/15/2017 9:01:32 AM

Visits with Atlas and Plato (dogs)

My name: Jana Du Plessis

Name of pet sitter: Courteney S

My pets (breeds and names): Atlas and Plato (dogs)

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:

Visits with Asuka and Xiaoyu (cats)

My name: Christine Van der Walt

Name of pet sitter: Courteney S

My pets (breeds and names): Asuka and Xiaoyu (cats)

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

Upon my return, my pets seemed happy and well cared for: Not quite...

Upon my return, my home was presented to me in a clean and respectable state: Yup!

My particular instructions were followed to a T: Not quite...

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

Additional Comments: I had to contact Courteney for updates, it wasn't forthcoming from her side. Upon returning home, the food bowl were quite empty and the cats didn't seem as happy as they normally were.

*Note from StudentCo: Courteney was reminded of her duties.

Date of Review: 6/6/2018 10:30:27 AM

Visits with Dante (German Shepherd)

My name: Idelia Hoberg

Name of pet sitter: Courteney S

My pets (breeds and names): Dante (German Shepherd)

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

Date of Review: 8/21/2018 6:01:45 PM

Visits with Bunny (cat)

My name: Bianca Pieterse

Name of pet sitter: Courteney S

My pets (breeds and names): Bunny (cat)

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

Date of Review: 10/10/2018 4:49:00 PM



Some pictures of the pet children during pet sitting

Gorgeous Mia!

Another one of Mia!

Purry Sid

Purry Sid

Playtime for Sid

Playtime for Sid