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.


Name of sitter: Jacques C

Area: Sandton (Illovo)

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

Course of study: BSc (Biological Sciences)

Approved StudentCo pet sitter since:April 2017

Experience with animals and own pets

Hello there!

My experience with animals stem from an early curiosity with all things biological (hence my university major). I have been interested in (and played host to) a variety of animals since a young age, including Spike the Bearded dragon, small fish species, a Parakeet, hamsters, and the notorious Pekingese, Rambo (adequately named to those who understand the complex nature of these creatures...

Over the years, I have looked after homes and pets for friends and family and have come to the (somewhat late) conclusion that I might as well get paid for it (but honestly this seems strange since I get to care for the fluffs and roughs). I have extended experience with small breed dogs, particularly health care for small breeds prone to health issues, and consider myself 'in favour with the feline overlords' (one never fully knows though).

P.S. Worry not, I have permission from Rambo to play with other animals.

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StudentCo Pet Sitting procedure and veterinary emergency test

Jacques scored 89% in our test about proper pet sitting procedure and the recognition of common veterinary emergencies.

Feedback from References

N. du Toit - 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:

He was at school with my son. He looked after our house and pets during holidays for the last 4 years.

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

Additional notes: I know Jacques to be conscientious, hardworking and reliable.I have had no problems during the times he attended to my house and pets.

M. Griffiths - Hoerskool Linden

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:

Jacques was a student of mine at Hoerskool Linden.

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

Additional notes: Jacques is a very caring and reliable person.

He would be an excellent choice.


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 with Lola (Bulldog)

My name: Meliska Volschenk

Name of pet sitter: Jacques C

My pets (breeds and names): Lola (Bulldog)

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: 6/7/2017 7:30:51 AM

Stay-overs with Anouk (Daschund) and Aria (Lilac Tortie Pointer)

My name: Liezl Van Rensburg

Name of pet sitter: Jacques C

My pets (breeds and names): Anouk (Daschund) and Aria (Lilac Tortie Pointer)

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: 8/16/2017 5:21:36 AM

Stay-overs with Marcy and Runkle (Boston Terriers)

My name: Zahn Abreu

Name of pet sitter: Jacques C

My pets (breeds and names): Marcy and Runkle (Boston Terriers)

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:

Jacques kept us updated and look very nicely after our furkids.

We were very happy with the service!

Date of Review: 9/27/2017 2:51:35 PM

Stay-overs with Anouk (Dachshund) and Aria (Lilac tortie point)

My name: Caroline Mears

Name of pet sitter: Izelke M

My pets (breeds and names): Maggie and Gunner (English Bulldogs)

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:

Thank you Izelke for looking after our beautiful babies!

You did such a great job and we can't wait to hear from you again!

Date of Review: 10/31/2017 12:52:02 PM

Stay-overs with Sasha (mixed breed), Gemma (mixed breed) and Zara (yorkie cross) and lots of fish

My name: Julia Pringle

Name of pet sitter: Jacques C

My pets (breeds and names): Sasha (mixed breed), Gemma (mixed breed) and Zara (yorkie cross) and lots of fish

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:

The house was clean and tidy and the dogs looked well looked after and happy on our return.

Will definitely be using you guys in the future.

Thank you for the professional service.

Date of Review: 1/5/2018 5:57:02 AM

Visits with Lola (Bulldog)

My name: Meliska Volschenk

Name of pet sitter: Jacques C

My pets (breeds and names): Lola (Bulldog)

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: 2/13/2018 11:35:20 AM

Stay-overs with Anouk (Dachshund) and Aria (Lilac Tortie Pointer)

My name: Liezl van Rensburg

Name of pet sitter: Jacques C

My pets (breeds and names): Anouk (Dachshund) and Aria (Lilac Tortie Pointer)

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:

I can easily leave my home and pets in the hands of Jacques - my pets are calm and relaxed on my return.

Very happy with this service.

Date of Review: 8/16/2018 9:21:34 AM

Stay-overs with Zara, Sasha and Gemma

My name: Julia Pringle

Name of pet sitter: Jacques C

My pets (breeds and names): Zara, Sasha and Gemma

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: 8/21/2018 10:09:39 AM


Some pictures of the pet children during pet sitting

Lola

Lola

 Lola lap time

Lola lap time

Ruby

Ruby

Ruby, Ralphy, and Titan

Ruby, Ralphy, and Titan

 Roman

Roman

Lola

Lola

Aria

Aria

Anuk

Anuk