StudentCo Pet Sitter Profile

If you like this profile, remember the name "Dakota P" 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: Dakota P

Area: Birch Acres (Kempton Park)

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

Course of study: BA – Social Sciences

Approved StudentCo pet sitter since: November 2018

Experience with animals and own pets

I am blessed to have grown up in a home where pets were always present. I currently have six babies - four beautiful dogs (each with very different personalities), a lovable cat and a naughty African Grey. Each of them hold a very special place in my heart and they are always treated with love, care and respect, as they are a part of the family. I firmly believe in #AdoptDontShop and that we should all become animal activists and speak up for those that cannot. I have always loved animals and have experience working with them by volunteering at the SPCA, looking after family and friends’ pets while they were away and taking care of my own.

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StudentCo Pet Sitting procedure and veterinary emergency test

Dakota 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

Reference 1

Being part of StudentCo means working with 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:

Dakota attends our church called Eagles Embassy. I’ve known her for the past eleven years.

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

Additional notes:

I have seen her grow from an adorable little girl into a reliable, honest, remarkable young lady. Dakota loves and has a unique passion for animals. Dakota will see a stray animal on the side of the road and will stop and make sure she finds a home for the animal in question. I am very confident she will bring added value to your organisation.

Reference 2

Being part of StudentCo means working with 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:

Dakota is the daughter of my dear friend and neighbour, Patsy. I have known the family for many years and I’ve watched Dakota grow up. I have asked her on many occasions to take care of my pets while I have been away. She is a very caring and warm soul.

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