StudentCo Pet Sitter Profile

If you like this profile, remember the name "Irene S" 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: Irene S

Area:Jukskei Park, JHB North

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

Course of study: BIS Multimedia

Approved StudentCo pet sitter since: October 2017

Experience with animals and own pets

I currently own 2 Boston Terriers, Oreo and Queenie. Oreo is a puppy from Queenie's litter so I raised her since birth. They are currently 4 and 6 years old, respectively.

I have helped raise 3 litters of puppies until 8 weeks of age when they move on to other owners.

We are a foster home for rescued Boston Terriers while their permanent homes are located and help rehabilitate them.

Since I have worked with so many Boston Terriers I have familiarity with ‘short-nosed’ dogs and their breathing problems.

I have experience with both house-sitting and pet-sitting and have always had happy employers. I am passionate about animals and love spending time with pets, both my own and others.

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StudentCo Pet Sitting procedure and veterinary emergency test

Irene scored 93% in our test about proper pet sitting procedure and the recognition of common veterinary emergencies.

Feedback from References


C. Chiloane - House committee

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 was part of the house committee of our residence at university when she started university and stayed at the same residence.

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

R. Dell - pet sitter

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:

She has dog sat with me before.

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

Additional notes: Irene is very trustworthy and responsible. She loves animals and will make an excellent pet sitter.


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!

Stay-overs with Hugo - Siamese

My name: Zahn-Michelle Abreu

Name of pet sitter: Irene S

My pets (breeds and names): Hugo - Siamese

Service used: Stay-overs

My pet sitter was well-presented and well-spoken during the meet-and-greet - I immediately felt comfortable: Not quite.

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: 2

Additional Comments: As mentioned, I did not feel fully comfortable with Irene. She had not messaged on the 26th, and I had to message first on the 27th at 7pm. Thereafter I received messages daily.

Date of Review: 1/10/2018 12:50:33 PM


Some pictures of the pet children during pet sitting

 Hugo

Hugo