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: Josephine O

Area: Randpark (Randburg)

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

Course of study: BEng Chemical Engineering

Approved StudentCo pet sitter since: November 2018

Experience with animals and own pets

Growing up I never had a pet, although I'd wished for one. It wasn't until I was around 12 that my family first got an Alsatian, and then another one and finally a gorgeous albino Dobermann, that I fully got to experience the love that comes with having a dog (or 3!). Although one is no longer with us and I no longer stay with my parents, my experience with pets still remains fresh in my mind.

As of now, I don't have any pets of my own, but one day soon. I enjoy playing with any animals I come across if permitted, as well as taking after my friends’ animals when they are away. I absolutely love pets and have no qualms about working with them. I am punctual, hard-working and a fast-learner so there's no obstacle I can't overcome.

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StudentCo Pet Sitting procedure and veterinary emergency test

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

She watches our dog, Rocky, when we are out of town sometimes.

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:

I assisted her in her Physical Sciences studies during this year.

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

Additional notes:

She is a dedicated worker and was always on time.


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 Oliver and Hayley (Husky crosses), Shadow and Sebastian (cats)

My name: Daniella Kristensen

Name of pet sitter: Josephine O

My pets (breeds and names): Oliver and Hayley (Husky crosses), Shadow and Sebastian (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

Additional Comments:

Josephine was great!

She was on time and sent me photos of my pets and gave me updates to reassure me that they were doing okay while we were out for the afternoon.

Josephine also followed our instructions to the T.

Would definitely recommend Josephine and would use her again in future!

Date of Review: 12/28/2018 10:59:33 AM

Stay-overs with Moose and Gonzo (Whippets) and Captain (cat)

My name: Nadja Rosenberg

Name of pet sitter: Josephine O

My pets (breeds and names): Moose and Gonzo (Whippets) and Captain (cat)

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: 2/1/2019 7:09:50 AM

Stay-overs with Sammy (Pug), Lelo (Labrador) and Marley (Parrot)

My name: Jacky Hayward

Name of pet sitter: Josephine O

My pets (breeds and names): Sammy (Pug), Lelo (Labrador) and Marley (Parrot)

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: 3/6/2019 5:18:48 AM