StudentCo Pet Sitter Profile

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Name of sitter: Devlin F

Area: Lynnwood Manor (Pretoria)

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

Course of study: Law

Approved StudentCo pet sitter since: December 2017

Experience with animals and own pets

I share my life with a sausage dog called Anthony. He is a year old now and has come a long way since his adoption! He is a fantastic cuddler and has regained all his strength. He is a great addition to my life and has introduced such great companionship since I live alone and prefer the more quiet lifestyle. He literally smiles from ear to ear when he goes for his walks!

The previous place I stayed at had a Chow Chow called Ella. Ella spent most of her time in my living quarters and eventually I took her as my own responsibility, feeding and brushing her puff of hair. Ella could always be found sleeping at my doorway and just generally partaking in the kitchen activities and conversation, if Ella could speak I know she would definitely list me as her best friend!

I have plenty of experience looking after my uncle’s furkids during holiday times.

At home in Newcastle, we have two English bulldogs and another two sausage dogs. The sausage dogs, Zoe and Mantha, are the ladies of the house. They prefer to stay with me in my granny flat when I am home. I am still not entirely sure why they both will refuse to stay in the main house, come hell or high water they are determined to spend their evenings with me over the rest of the family and would rather opt to squeeze on the single bed than have their own spacious area!

The three sausage dogs have all earned a special place in my heart.

The Bulldogs, Meme and Baby, are more concerned about food than the finer things in life. They warm up the household with their orge-like mannerisms.

My other experiences with previous pets has taught me a lot – from the correct way of walking dogs, to the emotional complexity of every individual critter!

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StudentCo Pet Sitting procedure and veterinary emergency test

Devlin passed our test about proper pet sitting procedure and the recognition of common veterinary emergencies. This means that he 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 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:

Stayed in univeristy residence together at first, 3years later took care of the two dogs at my commune.

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

Additional notes: From what I know, loves dogs.

Reference 2

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:

Good day, Me and Devlin met at church & we have a student structure together in the church. He is a kindhearted softie :D so he will be great for looking after children and pets.

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

Reference 3

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 the Housefather of House Kiaat, one of the UP residences. Devlin was one of the residents, and later served on the House Committee. He is an exceptional compassionate person, very reliable, and always carries himself in an adult manner.

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

Additional notes: You will not be sorry to appoint Devlin.


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

My name: Helen Inglis

Name of pet sitter: Devlin F

My pets (breeds and names):

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: 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: 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: 4/11/2018 4:29:33 AM

Stay-overs with Cooper (Yorkie) and Victor (Dachshund)

My name: Suzaan Posthumus

Name of pet sitter: Devlin F

My pets (breeds and names): Cooper (Yorkie) and Victor (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 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:

Thank you, Devlin!!

You were awesome!!

Date of Review: 7/24/2018 8:51:04 AM

Stay-overs with Hoekom and Sommer (Poodles)

My name: Gerhard van Huyssteen

Name of pet sitter: Devlin F

My pets (breeds and names): Hoekom and Sommer (Poodles)

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: 10/10/2018 4:38:47 AM

Stay-overs with Hoekom and Sommer (Poodles)

My name: Gerhard van Huyssteen

Name of pet sitter: Devlin F

My pets (breeds and names): Hoekom and Sommer (Poodles)

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: 10/15/2018 6:10:48 PM