StudentCo Pet Sitter Profile

Name of sitter: Gillian D

Area: Fourways, Sandton

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

Course of study: Bcom – Marketing and Management Sciences

Approved StudentCo pet sitter since: January 2019


Experience with animals and own pets

I share my life with three dogs - Milo, Toffee and Coco. All of them are as quirky as the next, but I love them dearly and there's no better feeling than coming home and being greeted by three wagging tails and happy faces. Milo and Toffee are siblings and they are crossed between a Dachshund and a Pekingese. Those two are 9 years old!

As for Coco, she was given to us by a friend who rescued her from an abusive home. She had trouble at first fitting in with the family, but she is now a fully integrated little dog and couldn't be happier. We aren't entirely sure how old she is, but we've been told she must be about 7 years old.

I've had other pets growing up, which included mostly hamsters and fish, and when I lived in Australia we had a turkey that often visited. I take care of my own dogs and I've had experience in taking care of friends' dogs. I have also volunteered at the Animal Ark Center a few times and thoroughly enjoyed the time there and would like to get more involved with projects like that.


Feedback from References


Reference 1

Being part of StudentCo means working with 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:

Gillian worked for me at an event that I hosted.

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 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 was Gillian’s youth leader, as well as her open lounge leader for three years. Open lounge is a weekly meeting and connection time for young Christians.

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

Additional notes:

Gillian is a caring and driven young lady. She may be small in stature, but she has a big heart and will always give her all to complete any task given to her. I think she would be a valuable addition to StudentCo.


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.


Visits with cats and geese

My name: Kim Jensen

Name of pet sitter: Gillian D

My pets (breeds and names): cats and geese

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 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

Additional Comments:

Absolutely loved Gillian!

She was fantastic, cannot rate her high enough!

Date of Review: 3/28/2019 8:39:47 AM

Stay-overs with Molly and Chloe (Cats)

My name: Kelsey Harrison

Name of pet sitter: Gillian D

My pets (breeds and names): Molly and Chloe (Cats)

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: No, I was not

If 1 is terrible and 5 is excellent, please rate your overall experience with StudentCo and this sitter: 4

Additional Comments: Gillian was excellent and I would highly recommend her services.

Date of Review: 4/30/2019 10:54:47 AM

Visits with Aurora (German Sheperd), Aria and Lilac (Tortie Point)

My name: Liezl van Rensburg

Name of pet sitter: Gillian D

My pets (breeds and names): Aurora (German Sheperd), Aria and Lilac (Tortie Point)

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 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

Additional Comments: Gill was great and kept my very active puppy busy and happy. She also left the house spotless! Great houseguest!

Stay-overs with Cats, dogs and geese

My name: Kim Jensen

Name of pet sitter: Gillian D

My pets (breeds and names): Cats, dogs and geese

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!

If 1 is terrible and 5 is excellent, please rate your overall experience with StudentCo and this sitter: 5

Stay-overs with Izzy (Jack Russell) and Flash (Basset Hound)

My name: Roxanne Palmer

Name of pet sitter: Gillian D

My pets (breeds and names): Izzy (Jack Russell) and Flash (Basset Hound)

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

Additional Comments: Gillian looked after our dogs well, and they enjoyed having her to stay. Our dogs are very spoiled to the point where they sleep on the bed with us, and Gillian had no issues with that. She looked after them as she would her own dogs. She kept us posted with pictures and they seemed quite content upon our return. Thank you for accommodating my request at such short notice, it was much appreciated and a huge help, I would not normally leave my fur children with someone I don't know. Gillian understood all my requirements and took good care of our dogs and our home. I will definitely use Gillian again to look after my dogs.

Visits with Aria (Lilac Tortie Point)

My name: Liezl van Rensburg

Name of pet sitter: Gillian D

My pets (breeds and names): Aria (Lilac Tortie Point)

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: Aria is super fussy and she was completely comfortable with Gill! Thanks for taking such good care of my precious fur baby.

Date of review: 2019/08/12 17:29:02

Stay-overs with Spike (Mixed breed)

My name: Karen Petersen

Name of pet sitter: Gillian D

My pets (breeds and names): Spike (Mixed breed)

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

Additional Comments:

Gillian is warm and caring and behaved extremely professionally.

I have already booked her for my next trip away.

Date of review: 10/11/2019 6:14

Stay-overs with Spike (Mixed breed)

My name: Karen Petersen

Name of pet sitter: Gillian D

My pets (breeds and names): Spike (Mixed breed)

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

Additional Comments:

This is the second time that we've used Gillian Dalton and she was amazing.

She goes the extra mile for Spike.

Date of review: 10/23/2019 6:45

Stay-overs with Cats, dogs and geese

My name: Kim Jensen

Name of pet sitter: Gillian D

My pets (breeds and names): Cats, dogs and geese

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

Additional Comments:

Always impressed!

Thank you.

Date of review: 10/29/2019 7:43