StudentCo Pet Sitter Profile

If you like this profile, remember the name "Gabriela V" 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: Gabriela V

Area: Lonehill, Sandton

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

Course of study: BHSc - Biomedical Sciences

Approved StudentCo pet sitter since: November 2017

Experience with animals and own pets

I have always been an animal person from a very young age... My favourite TV channel as a child was even Animal Planet. I considered being a vet, but once I realised that it would include seeing animals in pain and in some cases putting them down I realised I would not be suited for the job at all.

I got my first dog after years of begging when I was 7 and I adored him and treated him like a baby. Milo was a lively Maltese poodle with the personality of a Rottweiler. I even insisted on baking him a cake for his birthday every year! Unfortunately, he has since gone to doggie heaven after living a long and spoilt life of 15 years.

Mia (a Maltese cross toy-pom) joined the family when I was 11 and she is equally as spoilt. She misses her best friend but my family and I ensure that she never feels lonely.

The most recent addition to the family was my African Pygmy Hedgehog named Dundee when I was 20. She kept me company during my late nights of studying and I cuddle her even though she’s prickly. She’s not a very loving pet but I still give her as much attention as she allows.

I love my animals with all my heart and I still have plenty of room for all the other animals I encounter, especially dogs. I even volunteered at the guide dog association in my matric year.

I don’t know what the human race to deserve the love and devotion of dogs but I’m grateful we get to experience it!

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StudentCo Pet Sitting procedure and veterinary emergency test

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

Feedback from References


C. da Cunha - religious sponsor

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:

Gabriela and I go to the same church and in her final year of confirmation she asked me to be her sponsor. As a sponsor your goal is to get to know the person very well and guide them spiritually.

In that year, I got to know the kindness Gabriela shows the world. Her loyalty runs very deep and I knew I could always rely on her.

On many occasions I saw Gabriela interact with animals and she always treated them with such care and compassion.

I have no doubt that Gabriela will go above and beyond as a pet sitter ensuring the safety and happiness of all the animals she looks after.

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

Additional notes: Gabriela also has her own little dog and a hedgehog which she treats like family. They are always happy and healthy and that is all thanks to her.

Gabriela would be an incredible addition to any company and they would be lucky to have her.

G. Prost - character reference

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:

Gabriela is a work colleague`s daughter.

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

Additional notes: Gabriella is a hard working, reliable and extremely honest person.

I would not hesitate to employ her.