StudentCo Pet Sitter Profile

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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: Daniella K

Area: Randburg (Randpark Ridge)

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

Course of study: Bachelor of Social Sciences

Approved StudentCo pet sitter since: February 2017

Experience with animals and own pets

I am a huge animal lover, and love everything that has to do with animals, especially caring for them, and making them feel super loved.

I have a beautiful Golden Retriever, named Jake who is 4 years old (he LOVES swimming and long walks in the area or in his favourite place, the park) as well as two pitch black domestic kitties, Shadow (5 months) and Sebastian (6 years), whom I absolutely adore. I also have two goldfish, and have had many different varieties of freshwater fish in my lifetime, ranging from guppies to a small freshwater eel.

I recently volunteered at the Randburg SPCA, and I have collected around 10 hours from the SPCA during that time. I got to help care for all the kitties and dogs they have rescued. One of my favourite activities was setting up sleeping areas so that the kitties would be comfortable, and of course, walking and playing with the rescue dogs.

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StudentCo Pet Sitting procedure and veterinary emergency test

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

Feedback from References

B. Gibson - Curro Aurora

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 a Deputy Principal at the school Daniella attended. (Curro Aurora High School) Daniella has been known to me since she was in Grade 9.

She is 100% reliable and diligent. I can recommend her without any reservations whatsoever.

She has a gentle nature suited to working with animals.

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

R. Kieck - Curro Aurora

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:

This document serves to testify in favour of Daniella, who matriculated from Curro Aurora, writing the IEB examination, spanning a school career since grade 2 in 2006. It is always a pleasure to testify in favour of a young lady of the calibre of Daniella.

During her tenure at Curro Aurora she proved to be a superior student achieving results to be proud of. As a student leader leading by example, her values, deportment and caring nature commanded the respect of her peers and staff alike.

She headed the Matric Academic Council with aplomb displaying maturity, selflessness and prudent insight backed by careful planning and personal management. Her self-discipline serves as an example to others.

Daniella possesses a delightful sense of humour packaged in a gracious manner.

Nevertheless, she will not be swayed from what she believes to be right. Her qualities and personality served her and the school well in her community service to the Thandinani tutoring programme assisting disadvantaged learners.

Daniella’s integrity is beyond question.

It is therefore without a moment’s hesitation that I recommend Daniella for any position for which she qualifies confident that she would be a valuable asset to any institution.

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


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 Whisky, Max and Molly (Labradors)

My name: Jeffrey

Name of pet sitter: Daniella K

My pets (breeds and names): Whisky, Max and Molly (Labradors)

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: 4/24/2017 8:22:52 AM

Stay-overs with Charlie (Labrador), Bruce (Miniature Doberman Pincher), Stella (Daschund)

My name: Kathy Andreucci

Name of pet sitter: Daniella K

My pets (breeds and names): Charlie (Labrador), Bruce (Miniature Doberman Pincher), Stella (Daschund)

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:

Daniella was excellent.

Our dogs were well cared for and noticed they were very happy and relaxed with their pet sitter.

Got lots of feedback with photos of them daily.

Thank you!

Date of Review: 3/28/2017 7:20:22 PM

Stay-overs with Rhea and Calypso the German Shepherds, Reef, Ocean, Speedy Gingy (cats), Biffy the African grey and Reggae the cockatoo

My name: Laura Nortje

Name of pet sitter: Daniella K

My pets (breeds and names): Rhea and Calypso the German Shepherds, Reef, Ocean, Speedy Gingy (cats), Biffy the African grey and Reggae the cockatoo

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:

Daniella was excellent with my zoo of animals.

All my cats were super settled with her, which never happens with new people and my young dog loved her.

She kept me informed and was able to to use initiative to figure things out.

I would highly recommend her and look forward to working with her in the future.

Date of Review: 5/4/2017 11:48:57 AM

Visits with Sammt (Domestic Shorthair)

My name: Lungisa

Name of pet sitter: Daniella K

My pets (breeds and names): Sammt (Domestic Shorthair)

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: Not quite...

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'm happy that Daniella was able to bond with Sammy, she sent me videos and pictures of them each day.

My baby was well taken care of, thank you.

Date of Review: 5/14/2017 1:04:47 PM

Visits with Dixie and Daisy (Jack Russells)

My name: Anelme Welman

Name of pet sitter: Daniella K

My pets (breeds and names): Dixie and 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: 7/12/2017 10:55:54 AM

Visits with Rosco (Labrador)

My name: Willem Potgieter

Name of pet sitter: Daniella K

My pets (breeds and names): Rosco (Labrador)

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:

Daniella was awesome with our dog Rosco and really looked well after him during our holidays.

I would highly recommend her service to anyone who would like their dogs to be well looked after during their holidays.

Date of Review: 8/8/2017 2:00:51 PM

Visits with Duke (Golden Retriever), Toby and Phoebe (cats)

My name: Philippa Ellis

Name of pet sitter: Daniella K

My pets (breeds and names): Duke (Golden Retriever), Toby and Phoebe (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

I acknowledge that this review is true and accurate and hereby consent to its unlimited use and publication for marketing and other means.

Date of Review: 8/30/2017 1:36:28 PM

Visits with Dixie and Daisy (Jack Russells)

My name: Anelme Welman

Name of pet sitter: Daniella K

My pets (breeds and names): Dixie and 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: 10/4/2017 5:03:01 PM

Stay-overs with Peanut and Sally (cats)

My name: Christine van der Walt

Name of pet sitter: Daniella K

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: 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:

Daniella took such great care of my cats, when we got home, they seemed disappointed not to see her.

I normally miss my pets enormously when on holiday, but the daily photos or videos made me know that they were well-cared for.

Date of Review: 11/9/2017 4:40:26 AM

Visits with Rosco (Labrador)

My name: Willem Potgieter

Name of pet sitter: Daniella K

My pets (breeds and names): Rosco (Labrador)

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: 2/13/2018 11:24:14 AM

Visits with Alfie and Dusty (Rabbits)

My name: Izelle de Jager

Name of pet sitter: Daniella K

My pets (breeds and names): Alfie and Dusty (Rabbits)

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:

Daniella is a great pet-sitter and the only pet-sitter we are willing to have look after our pets.

She gives updates with photos and has a loving friendly character.

I trust her in my home and with my pets.

Date of Review: 3/1/2018 5:36:50 PM

Visits with Asuka and Xiaoyu (cats)

My name: Christine van der Walt

Name of pet sitter: Daniella K

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: 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:

My pets were so well-cared for, it seemed like they were disappointed when I got home!

Date of Review: 2/27/2018 4:46:39 AM

Stay-overs with Bulldog and Staffie

My name: Andrea Bouwer

Name of pet sitter: Daniella K

My pets (breeds and names): Bulldog and Staffie

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: 3/20/2018 8:08:02 AM

Visits with Zack (Pitbull) and Terri (Bull Terrier)

My name: Thasigan Pillay

Name of pet sitter: Daniella K

My pets (breeds and names): Zack (Pitbull) and Terri (Bull Terrier)

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've used this service for the past few years now and enjoy the convenience of trusting the pet sitter allocated. I have 2 concerns, 1 is the long drawn process just to get a pet sitter booked it takes up to 2 weeks from initial contact. 2. It's extremely difficult to get the same sitter more than once. Daniella was an absolute pleasure to work with. She communicated to the T. Provided daily feedback and assured me that everything was fine.

Date of Review: 3/27/2018 7:48:25 PM

Stay-overs with Max (Yorkie) and Felix (cat)

My name: Bianca Bennett

Name of pet sitter: Daniella K

My pets (breeds and names): Max (Yorkie) and Felix (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

Date of Review: 5/14/2018 2:01:48 PM

Visits with Asuka and Xiaoyu (cats)

My name: Christine van der Walt

Name of pet sitter: Daniella K

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: 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

Additional Comments:

My cats just seem to love Daniella and she looks after them so well.

I have no worries about them when they are in her excellent care.

Date of Review: 6/12/2018


Some pictures of the pet children during pet sitting

Whisky

Whisky

The Kopp family

The Kopp family

Stella and Bruce

Stella and Bruce

Litttle Lily

Litttle Lily

Charlie

Charlie

Lilly

Lilly

Sleepy Gingy

Sleepy Gingy

 A happy Calypso

A happy Calypso

Dixie

Dixie

Daisy

Daisy

Toby

Toby

Sugar and Spice

Sugar and Spice

Rosco

Rosco

Play time with Rosco

Play time with Rosco

Phoebe

Phoebe

Mochi

Mochi

 Fudge

Fudge

Duke

Duke

Dusty

Dusty

Alfie

Alfie

 Alfie and Dusty

Alfie and Dusty