StudentCo Pet Sitter Profile

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

Area: Pretoria (Garsfontein)

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

Course of study: BCom (Law)

Approved StudentCo pet sitter since: July 2015

Experience with animals and own pets

I love animals and have lots of experience with them, including:

  • Volunteering at Wetnose
  • Assisting with the moving of wild game
  • Volunteering on my uncle's farm with sheep and cows
  • At home, I am lucky to share my life with 4 dogs (one of whom is an SPCA rescue); one cat (rescued from a warehouse); 2 small birds and finally - sheep!

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    Feedback from References

    A. Breytenbach - Hoerskool Garsfontein

    Ek was vir 3 jaar lank Ferno se Wiskunde onderwyser. Ek ken hom as n baie betroubare, opregte en eerlike jong man.

    Hy was n baie sterk leier en het baie goed oor die weg gekom met sy maats, minderes en onderwysers.

    Hy het te alle tye respek en eerbied betoon aan almal wat sy pad gekruis het, daarom kan ek hom met baie groot vrymoedigheid aanbeveel vir enige werk waarin hy sou belangstel.

    My beste wense vergesel hom.

    D. Fowler - Northern's Hockey

    Being part of StudentCo means working with children and animals. In your opinion, would the above person be suitable for this type of work? Yes, Ferno worked with young developing hockey players with the necessary caution. He helped and explained the necessary rules and information in the correct and in an understandable way.

    Please let us know how you know the above person. I was his Umpire Manager when he represented Northerns Hockey as an Umpire.

    Please confirm that you are not an immediate family member, romantic partner or close friend of the above person. I confirm that I am not closely related to Ferno.

    Would you describe him/her as an honest, reliable individual? Ferno is a very honest and reliable person I could trust him. He was mostly used on venues where there was no supervision; he had to be the one to take control at their venue. He made an excellent effort in helping me in any way he could.

    Would you trust this person with your own children, home and pets? In my personal opinion, yes I would trust him with my children and any other living or not living part of my home. I can assure you the Ferno would make a excellent candidate.


    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 Bella the Yorkie

    My name: D. Bruwer

    Name of pet sitter: Ferno

    My pets (breeds and names): Bella the Yorkie

    Service used: Stay-over Service

    My pet sitter was well-presented and well-spoken during the meet-and-greet - I immediately felt comfortable: Absolutely!

    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: Ferno was amazing. I will highly recommend him for a stay over babysitter. He stayed in our house for a week.

    Looking after a 1,4kg yorkie can be a challenge especially if the owners regard her as their baby. However Ferno did an excellent job! Bella was really sad when he left, running around looking for him. She was happy and healthy upon our return - what more can a parent ask for!

    Our house was also clean, smelling quite nice, he even washed the floors and apologised for one wet towel on the line! His parents can be proud of him. He is in future our first choice!

    Stay-overs with Rosie the pug, Ferdinand the Dachshund, Billy the miniature pincher, Gizmo the cat and Tweety the budgie

    My name: L. Lapham

    Name of pet sitter: Ferno

    My pets (breeds and names): Rosie the pug, Ferdinand the Dachshund, Billy the miniature pincher, Gizmo the cat and Tweety the budgie

    Service used: Stay-over Service

    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: Thank you for a wonderful service and when Ferno dropped off the keys the dogs where so happy to see him again. You guys are awesome!

    StudentCo Pet Sitting procedure and veterinary emergency test

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


    Some pictures of the pet children during pet sitting