StudentCo Pet Sitter Profile

If you like this profile, remember the name "Gina B" 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: Gina B.

Area: Pretoria (Lynnwood Park)

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


Course of study: BSc (Medical Microbiology)

Approved StudentCo pet sitter since: March 2016

Experience with animals and own pets

I am a huge animal lover!

I am happy to share my life with two cats and two dogs. Flash is a beautiful Ragdoll-Siamese cross; Eva is a Ragdoll; Diezel is a purebred Bull Terrier and Jezi is mixed breed doggie from Wetnose. I absolutely adore my pets and make sure they are happy, comfortable and well looked after. I also have a certificate in horse grooming, since I did horse riding for a couple of years.

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Feedback from References

J. Labuschagne - pet sitting

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:

My wife and I have asked her to watch our house and pets, which she has done without fail, multiple times over the last few years.

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

Additional notes: Gina always leaves our house in better condition than she finds it. She is always timely, friendly and cares for our stuff as well as our pets. She has a way with our dogs and has never disappointed us. She has always been pleasant to work with and holds a professional demeanor. I'm sure she will be a valuable addition to your team.

J. Watson - Eastside Community Church

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 a Pastor at Eastside Community Church. Gina helped me run the Youth Ministry for two years. She helped with mentoring teenagers and running small groups.

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

B. Roebuck - pet sitting

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:

Gina has worked for me at events and weddings and has always received the highest praise. She has looked after my house and my animals when I was away and my dogs love her! She is responsible, honest and a pleasure to have around.

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


StudentCo Pet Sitting procedure and veterinary emergency test

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


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!

Visits to Truffle and Tabasco, cats

My name: E. Serfontein

Name of pet sitter: Gina

My pets (breeds and names): Truffle and Tabasco, cats

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!

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

Additional Comments: Gina was an absolute star!

Stay-overs with River (Australian Shepard cross Cocker Spaniel) and Jex (Cocker Spaniel)

My name: Bronwyn

Name of pet sitter: Gina

My pets (breeds and names): River (Australian Shepard cross cocker spaniel) and Jex (cocker spaniel)

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!

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

Additional Comments: Gina was great. She made sure we were informed and kept our boys happy . My puppies were so calm and settled when we got home. I never had to worry about them while we were away . I will definitely recommend this service to others and use them again.

Visits with Truffle & Tabasco the cats

My name: E. Serfontein

Name of pet sitter: Gina B

My pets (breeds and names): Truffle & Tabasco the cats

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!

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

Date of Review: 12/30/2016 5:29

Visits with Truffle and Tabasco (cats)

My name: Estie Serfontein

Name of pet sitter: Gina B

My pets (breeds and names): Truffle and Tabasco (cats)

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!

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

Additional Comments:

Yet again, Gina was an absolute star and my pets loved having her around!

Gina is a punctual delight and continuously provides a trustworthy service with a smile.

With StudentCo's pet sitting service, I can go away with the peace of mind

Date of Review: 3/28/2017 2:07:20 PM

Visits with Truffle and Tabasco (cats)

My name: Estie Serfontein

Name of pet sitter: Gina B

My pets (breeds and names): Truffle and Tabasco (cats)

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!

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

Additional Comments:

As always, Gina was an absolute star!

My two brats adore her!

Date of Review: 8/8/2017 2:00:16 PM

Visits with Truffle & Tabasco (cats)

My name: Estie Serfontein

Name of pet sitter: Gina B

My pets (breeds and names): Truffle & Tabasco (cats)

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!

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

Additional Comments:

As always, Gina was an absolute star!

My brats love having her around.

On top of that, I have the peace of mind that they are looked after while I am away.

Date of Review: 10/4/2017 1:09:25 PM

Visits with Truffle and Tabasco (cats)

My name: Estie Serfontein

Name of pet sitter: Gina B

My pets (breeds and names): Truffle and Tabasco (cats)

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!

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

Additional Comments:

Yet again, Gina took fabulous care of my fur-childern and they love her!

So reassuring to know that they are in good hands while I am away.

Date of Review: 1/11/2018 4:56:15 AM

Visits with Zeus (Boerboel)

My name: Colin Broad

Name of pet sitter: Gina B

My pets (breeds and names): Zeus (Boerboel)

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!

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

Date of Review: 1/16/2018 10:21:11 AM

Stay-overs with Belle (German Pointer), Posh (Toypom), and Ticha (a mini cat)

My name: Marc Bataille

Name of pet sitter: Gina B

My pets (breeds and names): Belle (German Pointer), Posh (Toypom), and Ticha (a mini cat)

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!

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

Additional Comments:

My dogs immediately liked Gina at the first contact visit.

I could feel she loved animals and that was for me the most important thing of all.

Date of Review:

Stay-overs with Belle (German Shepherd), Posh (Toy Pom) and Ticha (Mini cat)

My name: Marc Bataille

Name of pet sitter: Gina B

My pets (breeds and names): Belle (German Shepherd), Posh (Toy Pom) and Ticha (Mini cat)

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:

Will use your services again for a third time end October 2018.

So, we are very happy!

Date of Review: 8/21/2018 12:28:46 PM



Some pictures of the pet children during pet sitting

Sasha, during a stay-over with Gina

Happy Tyson!

The adorable Truffle and Tabasco!

River, one happy pup!

River, one happy pup!

River and Jex, snoozing

River and Jex, snoozing

Snuggly Tyson

Snuggly Tyson

River and Jex, enjoying the garden

River and Jex, enjoying the garden

Truffle, enjoying his cat tree

Truffle, enjoying his cat tree

 Play-time for Tyson and Sasha

Play-time for Tyson and Sasha

Sasha

Sasha

 Sasha and Tyson

Sasha and Tyson

Soldier

Soldier

Lazy Sunday

Lazy Sunday

 Dakila

Dakila

 Tyson

Tyson

Sasha and Riley

Sasha and Riley

Riley

Riley

 Tyson

Tyson

 Sasha

Sasha

Tyson

Tyson

Sleepy Sasha

Sleepy Sasha

Sasha

Sasha

 Play time

Play time

Play time (2)

Play time (2)

Sleepy Belle

Sleepy Belle

Posh

Posh

Posh cuddles

Posh cuddles

Playing ball

Playing ball

Willem and Mariaan

Willem and Mariaan

Truffle

Truffle

Tobasco

Tobasco

Mariaan

Mariaan