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: Japie T

Area: Rooihuiskraal (Centurion)

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

Course of study: Bcom Agribusiness Management

Approved StudentCo pet sitter since: September 2018

Experience with animals and own pets

I am the owner of the most loving dachshund named Buddy, who is about ten years old now. Growing up my family and I had two playful dachshunds named Worsman and Tjommie. Tjommie was the most adorable model. She walked like a real lady, almost like a queen.

The best moment of my day is coming home to see Buddy jumping up and down with excitement after being the most obedient watchdog. I have experience looking after pets and homes of friends and family and I’ve always had a passion for animals, especially dogs.

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StudentCo Pet Sitting procedure and veterinary emergency test

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

Over the past 18 months, Japie has worked at my guesthouse over holidays and some weekends. He also occasionally looks after our pets (2 dogs, 3 cats and a horse) while we are on holiday.

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

Reference 2

Being part of StudentCo means working with 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 work for me as a Cricket Coach. He works with Children, so I would recommend him to work with pets as well.

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 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 met him through one of my friends and have seen him a few times afterward.

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

Additional notes:

He is a hardworking and loyal person, and is capable of doing anything that is asked of him.


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 Moeba (German Shepherd), Nicky (Jack Russell), Baloo and Bagheera (cats)

My name: Caren Van Rooyen

Name of pet sitter: Japie T

My pets (breeds and names): Moeba (German Shepherd), Nicky (Jack Russell), Baloo and Bagheera (cats)

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

Date of Review: 10/15/2018 7:22:15 PM

Stay-overs with Nina, Zara, Grismo, Loula, Ginka, Gobeley, Achiira and Amy

My name: Alta Steyn

Name of pet sitter: Japie T

My pets (breeds and names): Nina, Zara, Grismo, Loula, Ginka, Gobeley, Achiira and Amy

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:

Japie did an excellent job and I will definitely make use of his services in the future.

He did not only care for the pets but also handled a crisis in an excellent way - we had heavy rain in a short period of time and water pouring through the ceiling.

Japie cared for 4 dogs, 4 cats and 2 african grey parrots.

Thank you StudentCo for introducing Japie to us.

Date of Review: 12/4/2018 8:23:00 AM

Stay-overs with Vooi, Nemo and Kie

My name: Cobus Snyman

Name of pet sitter: Japie T

My pets (breeds and names): Vooi, Nemo and Kie

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: 4

Date of Review: 12/11/2018 7:15:00 AM

Stay-overs with Kayla (Border Collie Cross), Maya (Wirehaired Dachshund) and Togo (Husky)

My name: Andrea Wilkins

Name of pet sitter: Japie T

My pets (breeds and names): Kayla (Border Collie Cross), Maya (Wirehaired Dachshund) and Togo (Husky)

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: Not quite...

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: 4

Additional Comments:

Our dogs loved Japie very much and overall we think he did a good job.

A few points we feel could use improvement was the cleanliness of the house.

We feel he could have made more of an effort to clean the house before he left, granted our maid was coming in that day so perhaps that’s the reason he didn’t clean, but we arrived home at 7:30am and the house was in quite a state, with some empty face wash tubes lying around in the bathroom that weren’t ours, dirty sinks and floors and the sitter’s shoes and Tupperware boxes left behind.

He also brought his girlfriend with to the meet and greet, which was a bit strange, and he mentioned that she’d be staying with for the whole booking even though he didn’t ask permission first.

Though it does say in our instruction form that we don’t mind guests, I don’t know if he had access to that before he met us and also we would have preferred if he’d checked with us first.

We don’t mind guests at all, but future clients might be opposed to it so it is always better to check.

Note from StudentCo: Sitters are expected to leave homes in a clean and respectable state. We thank Andrea for alerting us to this issue, and have discussed it with Japie. Happily, this has never been an issue before and Japie has reviewed his duties in this regard.

Regarding the meet and greet: For the sake of safety, we recommend that all sitters take a friend with when meeting new families :). Sitters know that guests may only accompany them during the booking with the express approval of the family (As per their instruction sheets).

Date of Review: 2/6/2019 9:18:06 PM

Stay-overs with Nina and Zara (Bull Terriers), Grismo and Loula (Yorkie mixed breeds), Ginka, Gobeley, Achiira and Amy (cats)

My name: Alta Steyn

Name of pet sitter: Japie T

My pets (breeds and names): Nina and Zara (Bull Terriers), Grismo and Loula (Yorkie mixed breeds), Ginka, Gobeley, Achiira and Amy (cats)

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

Date of Review: 3/24/2019

Visits with 2 x Cats & 1x Parrot & Goldfish

My name: Sunelle Bruwer

Name of pet sitter: Japie T

My pets (breeds and names): 2 x Cats & 1x Parrot & Goldfish

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 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: As always, happy with your service. Thank you very much!!

Date of Review:4/1/2019 8:35:16 AM