StudentCo Pet Sitter Profile

Name of sitter: Jeanette F

Area: Grootfontein, Moreletapark, Pretoria

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

I am currently: Conducting my PhD in Nature Conservation

Approved StudentCo pet sitter since: November 2019


Experience with animals and own pets

My appreciation for animals and nature might have started as a child but it never ended there. With memories filled with various animals ranging from dogs and cats, to birds, bunnies and even chickens!

I have taken this love and appreciation for animals into my adult life where I now work and study in the fields of nature conservation and wildlife research. My career has taken me to many parts of Southern Africa and, fortunately, my adopted border collie has always been able to accompany me to many remote parts in the bush.

This has taught me the value and love of a 'fur-kid' and now I hope to be able to let you enjoy your holiday whilst I love and care for YOUR 'fur-family'.


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:

She is a friend of my daughter, she recently looked after our house and dogs when we went on holiday.

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

Additional notes: She was the only sitter my husband didn't have a single complaint about!

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:

I worked with Jeanette in a conservation/research project for about a year.

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

Additional notes: Jeanette will be a fantastic addition to your team. I have seen first-hand her care and commitment to animals, providing a lovely home for her own dog. I am sure she would provide equally great care to any pets that she is entrusted with.

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 have known Jeanette in my capacity as lecturer and the HOD of the Department of Nature Conservation at the Tshwane University of Technology as well as being her supervisor on her master’s project in Namibia.

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

Additional notes: She showed herself to be the consummate field biologist able to work independently, with little support and in harsh environments. She has learnt different research methodology techniques in both qualitative and quantitative research design. She has completed her Masters study on spotted hyenas in Namibia, in which her results will contribute to the conservation of species in Southern Africa. On a social level, she is a highly sociable and amicable person who finds it easy to interact with people of different cultures, ethnicity and social-orientation. She is a good team player. She is a valued student of Department of Nature Conservation whom we have learned we can rely on, regardless of the difficulty of the task to hand or the novelty of the challenge. Her combination of intelligence, commitment, perseverance, creativity, and compassionate character will certainly make her excel in any conservation research or management program.


StudentCo Client Reviews

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Visits with Baxter (Wire haired terrier) and Hanz (Schnauzer)

My name: Maryna Botes

Name of pet sitter: Jeanette F

My pets (breeds and names): Baxter (Wire haired terrier) and Hanz (Schnauzer)

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:

Jeanette is an awesome pet sitter, I was very happy with her service.

She took such good care of our dogs and I could see they loved her.

She even watered our plant (without anyone asking her to), it looks better than it ever did :-).

Date of review: 1/8/2020 7:50