StudentCo Pet Sitter Profile

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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: Ivana P

Area: Modderfontein (Lethabong)

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

Course of study: Dietetics

Approved StudentCo pet sitter since: December 2017

Experience with animals and own pets

My life has always been filled with the many blessings of all of my pets. In the past, our family fur-babies have included Jenny the brindled Boxer, Ming the sneaky Chow Chow, Bouncer the bunny rabbit and Freddie the Blue Budgie.

These pets were very important to me as they were around during my development years, they taught me about responsibility but also helped me learn just what great companions animals can be.

Currently, I look after my Bruno who is an 8-year old Bull Mastiff (as seen in my picture). He has the most loving presence and is the only one who can calm my exam stress.

Mac is our very excitable Staffie who just turned 7 a few days ago. My sister and I joke around and say that he is the Jock in the family because he's always running around and is super ripped!

Lastly is Jiffy Cat who originally lived next door, but after pet sitting for our neighbours he really enjoyed our company and kept coming over for visits so often that we have now adopted him. Unfortunately, the original family has now immigrated but we are so happy that he is with us. Because of my love for animals I have had the pleasure of pet sitting for many families. My experience includes feeding and looking after cats, dogs, birds and fish. I have even looked after a diabetic cat who required daily insulin injections.

No matter what shape or size, breed or colour, I will care for your pet as if they were my own!

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StudentCo Pet Sitting procedure and veterinary emergency test

Ivana 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:

She worked for us as a house and pet sitter. She took care of our two dogs and diabetic cat for a few weeks in 2015.

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

Additional notes: She did a wonderful job of looking after our diabetic cat who required two injections per day, and monitoring.

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:

Ivana worked as an intern at my chiropractic practice. She assisted me with reception work, ICD coding and invoicing. She also helped patients in and out while learning to communicate with them. She definitely helped bring some life into my practice while she was here.

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

Reference 3

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:

While away on holiday Ivana looked after our old siamese cat for 3 weeks. Super friendly, trustworthy and overall amazing person.

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


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 Smudj (Staffie)

My name: Sue Herrmann

Name of pet sitter: Ivana P

My pets (breeds and names): Smudj (Staffie)

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

Date of Review: 1/10/2018 12:48:23 PM

Stay-overs with Smudj (Staffie)

My name: Sue Herrmann

Name of pet sitter: Ivana P

My pets (breeds and names): Smudj (Staffie)

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: 6/14/2018 4:09:08 PM

Stay-overs with Smudj (Staffie)

My name: Sue Herrmann

Name of pet sitter: Ivana P

My pets (breeds and names): Smudj (Staffie)

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: 8/28/2018 10:36:50 AM