StudentCo Pet Sitter Profile

Name of sitter: Jemima C

Area: Theresapark, Pretoria

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

Course of study: BSc Human Physiology, Psychology and Genetics

Approved StudentCo pet sitter since: April 2019


Experience with animals and own pets

Being an only child, the animals that we’ve had over the years I’ve always seen as my family. We currently have Leila the dapple dachshund who has one of the most unique personalities I’ve ever seen in a dog she has those eyes that would make you do anything for her, and Jessica the miniature pincher who is quite old so she only comes to you if she wants to be scratched and would bark at you to come and cover her with her blanket.

The rest of our pet friends include an African Grey (Stoffel), Lovebird (Tjirpy), Cockatiel (Pikachu) and until recently I also had two black widow fishes (Stefan and Simon). I would say that without all these pets our household wouldn’t be complete, they make us laugh and snuggle with us when we watch television at night. I’ve also had the privilege to foster a baby squirrel who was named Kobus by a friend, he was a little bundle of joy, but also very mischievous and would climb up on my legs when I was busy preparing his food at night. I was heartbroken the day I had to give him back.

I love going to Wollies to visit all the dogs, my favorite memory was the day my one friend invited me to hand out treats with her. You could see the happiness in their eyes, some of them would take the treat so slowly and politely it was too cute.

I have experience in watching over many kinds of pets of friends and family, I enjoy doing it because I know it gives them peace at mind when they are away from home.


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:

I was her high school teacher for 5 years.

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

Additional notes:

She is such a lovely and caring person..


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 Charlie (Boxer) and Alexandra (mix)

My name: Hermien Grobler

Name of pet sitter: Jemima C

My pets (breeds and names): Charlie (Boxer) and Alexandra (mix)

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!

If 1 is terrible and 5 is excellent, please rate your overall experience with StudentCo and this sitter: 5

Additional Comments: I was nervous to make use of your service, as this was the first time taking strangers in my house. Well, I am so impressed by the way you handle this business. This is one of the best initiatives I have ever experienced. I will make use of your service from now on on a regular basis, so you can put me up as a regular client. Thank you and keep up this great work of yours. Looking forward to our next meeting. Hermien

Stay-overs with Tickles and Daisy

My name: Sarah MacDonald

Name of pet sitter: Jemima C

My pets (breeds and names): Tickles and Daisy

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: Jemima is incredible. After trying several sitters I finally feel like we found "The One!"

Date of Review: 4/30/2019 4:12:44 PM