StudentCo Pet Sitter Profile

If you like this profile, remember the name "Courtney R" 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: Courtney R

Area: Midrand (Kyalami Estate)

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

Course of study: Pilot studies

Approved StudentCo pet sitter since: July 2016

Experience with animals and own pets

I have volunteered at Animals in Distress in Midrand and at the Loerie park zoo, also in Midrand.

Our family always donates blankets and food to any organisation in need

My family and I absolutely love animals and they are a big part of our lives! We currently have 17 pets and love them with all our hearts!

We have 3 Jack Russell Terriers who rule the household. They are treated like royalty - sleeping in our beds and getting about a million kisses every day. They are named after Formula 1 drivers, being Button after Jenson Button, Kimi after Kimi Raikonen and Nikki after Nikki Lauda.

We have 1 cat called Hamilton, also named after a Formula 1 driver. He is a cross between a Maine Coon and an African black wild foot, so he is rather large and beautiful with a soft personality. He sleeps next to me every night on my pillow and wakes me up every morning as soon as possible to get his milk and breakfast treat.

Then we have a cockatiel called Fafintat (I know it's a funny name) who loves singing all day. I've thought him how to sing Jan Pierewiet and the Hawaii 5-0 theme song. He loves fighting with the dogs and loves playing in water.

We also have a very naughty hedgehog called Mr Sniffles. He is cuteness on four legs. He loves taking sand baths and eating flying ants and meal worms.

Then we have the snakes. We have 6 of them, 2 raised from eggs (Corn Snakes). I used to have a Burmese python, but we donated him to a snake park as he was getting too big and he needed a nice spacious enclosure, which the park had. It's quite a mission feeding all of them, but over the years I have become quite used to it.

Then lastly we have 5 freshwater fish which are all normal goldfish, all named after different cereals.

Animals are a huge part of my life which is why I would love to care and work with them!

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StudentCo Pet Sitting procedure and veterinary emergency test

Courtney 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

M De Abreu - 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:

I have known Courtney for some time now, she has always helped with my family's pets whenever we have been away for about the past 3 years now. She is friendly, reliable and trustworthy! Our pets (mostly dogs) adore her and really enjoy her company. She is a responsibile young lady who ensures that everything we ask for when we are away is completed and up to scratch for when we arrive back from our trips.

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

Additional notes:

Courtney Read is a very sweet and friendly person. She is trustworthy and really loves pets.