StudentCo Pet Sitter Profile

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Name of sitter: Imaan H

Area: Hatfield (Pretoria)

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

Course of study: BA Humanities

Approved StudentCo pet sitter since: May 2018

Experience with animals and own pets

My name Is Imaan, and over the years, my family and I have given homes to- and nursed countless strays of all species (including tortoises and birds).

I currently own an eccentric Pug with a mind of her own, a lazy Leopard Gecko - (a 10th Birthday present which I've cared for since her birth in 2008), two Lovebirds, and most recently - a Ball Python. Growing up, we had 2 Alsatian-Husky mix puppies, one of which was recruited by SAPS to be a police dog, two wildly misbehaved stray dogs we picked up and fell in love with, and two cats with opposing temperaments, one named Blade (for obvious reasons) and the other named Tommy.

I’ve had extensive experience caring for dogs and cats in particular, as I was an active volunteer/foster mom for Kitty & Puppy Haven, and have therefore had the chance to care for many animals who have all went on to be adopted into good homes. Dealing with the wide range of temperaments, personalities and health conditions of each of those individual animals has equipped me to deal with almost any animal-related situation thrown at me.

My love for animals started at a young age, as a close family member was studying to become a vet and always brought work home with her, which greatly sparked my interest. I'm wildly passionate about animals and one of the highlights of my year is participating in the annual Wetnose Sleepathon.

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StudentCo Pet Sitting procedure and veterinary emergency test

Imaan passed our test about proper pet sitting procedure and the recognition of common veterinary emergencies. This means that she 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:

We met at school and I have used her pet sitting services twice

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

Additional notes: Imaan Hassim has a big heart for animals. When I used her services I received daily up dates on how my pets were doing and I could see the care she put in

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:

Imaan is the most caring and patient person I know. She has a remarkable connection with all animals and will go out of way to rescue and take care of them. I have often left my pets(tortoises, hamsters, birds, snakes,etc) in her care and she forms bonds with them immediately. She is very knowledgeable about animals and does not hestitate to rescue even the most creepiest of creepy crawlies(brave soul). I will recommend her for any job with animals and believe she will make an excellent vet, if ever she chooses that field of study one day. Thanks

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

Additional notes: Pretoria Centurion


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 Niki (Jack Russell) and Oreo (Chihuahua mix)

My name: Leandri Cerff

Name of pet sitter: Imaan H

My pets (breeds and names): Niki (Jack Russell) and Oreo (Chihuahua mix)

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

Date of Review: 7/5/2018 7:43:21 AM

Stay-overs with Niki (Jack Russell) and Oreo (Chihuahua mix)

My name: Leandri Cerff

Name of pet sitter: Imaan H

My pets (breeds and names): Niki (Jack Russell) and Oreo (Chihuahua mix)

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:

My dogs were UBER excited to see Imaan when she arrived on Friday!

Clear sign to us that she cares a lot about them and treats them with love!!

Date of Review: 9/20/2018 7:54:26 AM

Stay-overs with Axl and Slash (mixed breed medium dogs)

My name: Jannine Millingham-Groenewald

Name of pet sitter: Imaan H

My pets (breeds and names): Axl and Slash (mixed breed medium dogs)

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: Not quite...

Upon my return, my home was presented to me in a clean and respectable state: Yup!

My particular instructions were followed to a T: Not quite...

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: 3

Additional Comments: Imaan was very friendly and presentable during the interactions that we had, but I just didn't feel that she was a great dog sitter. Our expectations might also be a bit high after Jonathan C looked after our boys, he was so great. A few comments on our experience with Imaan: - I had to ask Imaan how things were going, she didn't provide any updates out of her own accord. The updates that she provided was also not very insightful. - One of the things that I mention in the instruction sheet specifically, is that Slash can't be left unsupervised in the house because he is prone to chewing things. He chewed the rug which means that this instruction was ignored. - When I asked Imaan the next morning whether she slept ok, she mentioned that she had an allergic reaction as she is allergic to dogs. If this is the case, I'm not sure why she is working as a pet sitter. Our dogs are used to lots of cuddles and affection, so someone who is allergic will obviously not provide this. We really try our best to make our pet sitters as comfortable as possible in terms of food, snacks, entertainment, sleeping arrangements (you're welcome to confirm this with them), so I do expect that our boys are well taken care of. Unfortunately, I don't that Imaan was as committed to the task.

*Note from StudentCo:

We appreciate Jannine's feedback and are investigating the claims made about Imaan's allergies. The rest of the feedback has also been discussed with Imaan - it is very important to us that sitters follow instructions accurately.

Date of Review:

Stay-overs with Niki (Jack Russell) and Oreo (Chihuahua)

My name: Leandri Cerff

Name of pet sitter: Imaan H

My pets (breeds and names): Niki (Jack Russell) and Oreo (Chihuahua)

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:

Love Imaan!

Our dogs are SUPER excited to see her every time and they are chilled when we return, so we know she cares for them as we do!

Date of Review: 10/15/2018 6:49:55 PM