StudentCo Pet Sitter Profile

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Name of sitter: Gert N

Area: Rietondale (Pretoria)

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

Course of study: Draughting

Approved StudentCo pet sitter since: November 2017

Experience with animals and own pets

I love animals and have done voluntary work at the SPCA, taking the furry friends for walks .

I'm very lucky to share my life with my life with 3 lovely dogs and two hens. Mika and Milo are both Labradors who LOVE the pool. In summer, we all spend as much time as possible swimming. Cheeky is a 13-year old Jack Russell mix who enjoys daily brushes and walks.

Our hens are true “free range” animals who enjoy a cosy lifestyle.

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StudentCo Pet Sitting procedure and veterinary emergency test

Gert 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:

He has been pet sitting my pets the last 3 years. He has been looking after my house and garden the last 3 years.

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

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:

Gert worked for us for just over a year, helping with deliveries and looking after our house and animals when we were not home.

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

Additional notes: Gert is a likeable and honest person, who gets along well with others. He is very honest and trustworthy, and we would hire him again, without doubt.


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.

Stay-overs with Martini and Al Capone (Yorkies), Max (Great Dane)

My name: Leon Pretorius

Name of pet sitter: Gert N

My pets (breeds and names): Martini and Al Capone (Yorkies), Max (Great Dane)

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

Additional Comments: *Note from StudentCo: Gert was reminded of his duty always to send detailed, daily updates to pet parents

Date of Review: 5/18/2018 7:26:35 AM