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: Jessica A

Area: Wapadrand, Pretoria

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

Course of study: Interior Design

Approved StudentCo pet sitter since: August 2017

Experience with animals and own pets

I have two beautiful pavement specials named Max and Pepsi. Both are mixed breeds and have massive characters. Max is my best friend! He greets me every morning and evening, and every time I come home. He likes to sit on my feet when I'm watching TV or eating supper, and always lies in my room while I am working. He enjoys long tummy rubs and used to love playing ball, but has started getting old and now prefers short spurts of excitement by either chasing birds or lizzards. Pepsi loves a good 10 hour nap and some back scratches. He likes long walks where he can smell every little thing on his path, whereas Max likes to sprint far distances, and cool down on the cold tiles afterwards.

I used to pet-sit two black Labradors, Coco and Caesar, who were brother and sister. They both loved night-time snuggles and treats, and would play outside all day if they could. I also pet-sit a Pug named Bacon. The poor boy is a nervous little sweetheart who is scared of people other than his owners, but he always eventually warms up and then cuddles with me all day and night.

Spending time with animals is definitely one of my favouritie things to do.

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StudentCo Pet Sitting procedure and veterinary emergency test

Jessica scored 98% in our test about proper pet sitting procedure and the recognition of common veterinary emergencies.

Feedback from References


M. Labuschagne - 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:

I've known Jess for over 5 years (I was her teacher) and she has house and dog sat for us multiple times. She is very reliable and the house is always left clean and our pup is happy.

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

J. van Heerden - Christian Revival Church

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:

I know Jess from church where she served in the media team, supporting the musicians, including me for about two years.

She is also my AVON representative.

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

M. Moorhouse - 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:

Jessica was a student in my school.

She also looked after my two Labradors and my house on a couple of occasions.

I have no hesitation in recommending her for this work. She is a hard working, reliable and very enthusiastic young woman. I trust her implicitly.

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. Also have a look at pictures of some pets this sitter has looked after at the bottom of this profile page. Yay!

Visits with Bob and Pepper (Cocker Spaniels)

My name: Kirsty Miller

Name of pet sitter: Jessica A

My pets (breeds and names): Bob and Pepper (Cocker Spaniels)

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

Additional Comments:

I can’t thank you enough for the wonderful care of Bob and Pepper while we were away.

Knowing that our dogs were so well cared for each and every day allowed us to really relax and not worry about them while we were away.

Thanks a million

Date of Review: 10/4/2017 11:59:52 AM

Visits with Winkie and co

My name: Craig Kahn

Name of pet sitter: Jessica A

My pets (breeds and names): Winkie and co

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

Additional Comments:

Jessica was awesome and went the extra mile for our pets!

Date of Review: 10/4/2017 11:54:27 AM

Stay-overs with Nero and Luna (Burmese)

My name: Jaclyn Mahaffey

Name of pet sitter: Jessica A

My pets (breeds and names): Nero and Luna (Burmese)

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: Sort of - I got updates, but they were not as detailed as I would have liked.

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: 11/14/2017 6:19:21 PM

Stay-overs with Abbie (cross breed), Gemma (cross breed) and Dizan (Rottweiler)

My name: Liam Alwar

Name of pet sitter: Jessica A

My pets (breeds and names): Abbie (cross breed), Gemma (cross breed) and Dizan (Rottweiler)

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: Sort of - I got updates, but they were not as detailed as I would have liked.

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: Not quite...

My particular instructions were followed to a T: Not at all.

I would recommend StudentCo to friends and family: No, I'd rather not.

If 1 is terrible and 5 is excellent, please rate your overall experience with StudentCo and this sitter: 3

Date of Review: 12/5/2017 7:56:37 PM

Stay-overs with Prince (Golden retriever) and Minnie (Labrador)

My name: Theo Eady

Name of pet sitter: Jessica A

My pets (breeds and names): Prince (Golden retriever) and Minnie (Labrador)

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 for my awesome pet sitter and for your agency for the professional service I received.

Date of Review: 1/4/2018 8:45:49 PM

Visits with Bob and Pepper (Spaniels)

My name: Kirsty, Miller

Name of pet sitter: Jessica A

My pets (breeds and names): Bob and Pepper (Spaniels)

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

Additional Comments:

Jessica is such a lovely lady, our dogs absolutely love her!

Pepper even escaped out through the house to get one last cuddle with her, when we were in the driveway exchanging the keys.

She is reliable, friendly and I would highly recommend her.

She goes out of her way to make sure that she is giving the best service she can.

She groomed the dogs beautifully and the pictures she sent were just too cute.

It really is such a relief to go away and know that our dogs are in such great hands.

Thank you again for such a great service.

Date of Review: 3/6/2018 7:55:56 AM

Stay-overs with Prince (Golden Retriever) and Minnie (Labrador)

My name: Theo Eady

Name of pet sitter: Jessica A

My pets (breeds and names): Prince (Golden Retriever) and Minnie (Labrador)

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: Sort of - I got updates, but they were not as detailed as I would have liked.

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:

I was pleased.

Thank you for Your professional service.

Date of Review: 4/4/2018 5:48:41 PM

Stay-overs with Luna (Husky German Shepherd cross)

My name: Chante Du Toit

Name of pet sitter: Jessica A

My pets (breeds and names): Luna (Husky German Shepherd cross)

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: Sort of - I got updates, but they were not as detailed as I would have liked.

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: 3

Date of Review: 5/15/2018 6:44:19 AM

Stay-overs with Nero and Bella (cats)

My name: Jaclyn Mahaffey

Name of pet sitter: Jessica A

My pets (breeds and names): Nero and Bella (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 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: 4

Date of Review: 5/28/2018 6:03:06 PM

Stay-overs with Nero and Bella

My name: Jaclyn Mahaffey

Name of pet sitter: Jessica A

My pets (breeds and names): Nero and Bella

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: 4

Date of Review: 6/19/2018 7:36:51 PM

Stay-overs with Waffles (Jack Russell), Pablo (Jack Russell) and Adler (Doberman)

My name: Ruan van der Merwe

Name of pet sitter: Jessica A

My pets (breeds and names): Waffles (Jack Russell), Pablo (Jack Russell) and Adler (Doberman)

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: Sort of - I got updates, but they were not as detailed as I would have liked.

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: Not quite...

My particular instructions were followed to a T: Not quite...

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: 3

Additional Comments: Jessica was ok as a stand in for our normal sitter Monique, but we really want Monique again next time. Jessica, left our home in a condition in which you could easily see that someone else stayed over and the usual courtesy of leaving the place in the same way you found it was not adhered to. Also more photos would have been great .

* Note from StudentCo: Jessica was reminded of her duties to send detailed daily updates and pics, and leave homes in a clean and respectful state. Ruan was give a discount voucher :).

I think we have been too spoiled with Monique

Date of Review: 7/10/2018 9:01:40 AM

Stay-overs with Bob and Pepper (Cocker Spaniels)

My name: Kirsty Miller

Name of pet sitter: Jessica A

My pets (breeds and names): Bob and Pepper (Cocker Spaniels)

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:

Outstanding, Jessica is such a great asset to your team.

She goes out of her way to understand my individual needs and any special requests, she makes sure she is 100% certain so that she can meet all criteria that I could have.

I really appreciate her friendly nature and the professional way in which she conducts herself.

My furbabies absolutely love her and I know are always sad to see her leave, they kept checking the room that she slept in.

I left in such a rush i hadn't bought milk for when we got back, Jessica had left some in the fridge for us which was such a great touch as after a long drive we really didn't feel like popping out to the shops.

She definitely goes the extra mile and i would highly recommend her!

Date of Review: 11/5/2018 9:54:12 AM


Some pictures of the pet children during pet sitting

Winky

Winky

Melinda

Melinda

Melinda (2)

Melinda (2)

Blackie and Toffee

Blackie and Toffee

Pepper and Bob (2)

Pepper and Bob (2)

Pepper and Bob (1)

Pepper and Bob (1)

Dizan

Dizan

Abby and Gemma

Abby and Gemma

Cuddle buddies

Cuddle buddies