StudentCo Pet Sitter Profile

Name of sitter: Kaitlin A

Area: Wolmer, Pretoria

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

Course of study: Animal Sciences

Approved StudentCo pet sitter since: December 2017


Experience with animals and own pets

I have been a proud mom to four-legged babies my whole life and have owned and cared for a variety of species including dogs, cats, mice, rats, hamsters, tortoises, sheep and rabbits.

As part of my degree, I have shadowed with several vets and am familiar with many animal health care procedures.

Currently I reside with the gorgeous Judy, Apollo (dogs), Sweetpea, Roxy, Jeckyll (cats), Sir Lancelot (tortoise), Oscar (rabbit) and Mutton, Chops and Marshmallow (my "hanslammetjies").

I consider my pets to be my babies and adore working with all animals!


Feedback from References


Reference 1

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:

Kaitlin was a student of mine at Springs Girls' High School. I was also her quiz team coach and we interacted on a more personal level through my position as a counselor at the school.

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

Additional notes: I believe that Kaitlin would be an excellent part of any team. She impressed me in high school and even more so since she has graduated. I believe she will excel wherever she ends up.

Reference 2

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:

Kaitlin has worked as our part-time babysitter (approx twice per month) for 4 and a half years, starting when our son was 18 months old.

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

Additional notes: Kaitlin is responsible, intelligent and great fun. Our son loves her, and looks forward to spending time with her. She is also great with animals, and has walked our dogs on occasion (while babysitting during the day). I would not hesitate to recommended her.

Reference 3

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 was referred to Kaitlin through a colleague. She assisted us with office type duties over a few weeks.

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

Additional notes: Kaitlin is a fun-loving and honest person who was always ready with a helping hand. She definitely exceeded all expectations. I would definitely recommend her as she is very hard-working, trustworthy and adapts very easily.


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 Kasper and Leo (Pomeranians)

My name: Gizelle Liebenberg

Name of pet sitter: Kaitlin A

My pets (breeds and names): Kasper and Leo (Pomeranians)

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:

Kaitlin was so amazing, my pets is like my baby and she loved and adored them as much as I do.

It was the first time I had to leave them at home and she made me feel very relaxed and at ease.

Giving me updates even more than was needed and i could see they were so happy and loved.

I could not be more happy with the service.

Date of Review: 5/1/2018 2:30:53 PM

Stay-overs with Nero and Bella

My name: Jaclyn Mahaffey

Name of pet sitter: Kaitlin 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!

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

Date of Review: 4/11/2018 4:51:33 AM

Stay-overs with Trinity, Kinesha, Tummy, Biscuit and Meili

My name: Liesl Gullan

Name of pet sitter: Kaitlin A

My pets (breeds and names): Trinity, Kinesha, Tummy, Biscuit and Meili

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

Date of Review: 2/1/2018 5:50:39 AM

Visits with Nero and Luna

My name: Jaclyn Mahaffey

Name of pet sitter: Kaitlin A

My pets (breeds and names): Nero and Luna

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: 4

Additional Comments:

Kaitlin was wonderful!!

Date of Review: 1/10/2018 3:20:33 PM

Stay-overs with Zita and Zoe (Old English Sheepdogs)

My name: MC van Aardt

Name of pet sitter: Kaitlin A

My pets (breeds and names): Zita and Zoe (Old English Sheepdogs)

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: 7/17/2018 5:05:11 AM

Stay-overs with Fleur (Cocker Spaniel) and Obelix (Basset Hound)

My name: Teresa Fondse

Name of pet sitter: Kaitlin A

My pets (breeds and names): Fleur (Cocker Spaniel) and Obelix (Basset Hound)

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: 5

Additional Comments:

Thanks for a great experience I will definitely make use of you and Kaitlin again.

Date of Review: 8/15/2018 7:18:22 AM

Stay-overs with Nero and Bella

My name: Jaclyn Mahaffey

Name of pet sitter: Kaitlin 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: 5

Additional Comments:

Kaitlin is an absolute angel!!

And my cats just adore her!!

Date of Review: 9/18/2018 8:02:07 PM

Stay-overs with Nero and Bella

My name: Jaclyn Mahaffey

Name of pet sitter: Kaitlin 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 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: 11/28/2018 3:34:27 PM

Stay-overs with Storm and Sophie (Yorkies), Shadow and Schtinky (cats)

My name: Christel Bekker

Name of pet sitter: Kaitlin A

My pets (breeds and names): Storm and Sophie (Yorkies), Shadow and Schtinky (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: 1/14/2019 6:33:32 AM

Stay-overs with Sphynx cats and rescue dogs

My name: Liesl Gullan

Name of pet sitter: Kaitlin A

My pets (breeds and names): Sphynx cats and rescue dogs

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:

As always Kaitlin took special care of my animals and made sure Trinity remained safely inside despite him being an escape artist.

He managed to escape once due to no fault on Kaitlin’s side but through her quick response and by contacting me immediately we managed to get him back inside safely in no time.

She made sure they were all happy and entertained and I am very happy with the love and care she has shown my animals.

As always a happy client.

Date of Review: 1/23/2019 3:11:13 PM

Stay-overs with Sphynx cats and rescue dogs

My name: Liesl Gullan

Name of pet sitter: Kaitlin A

My pets (breeds and names): Sphynx cats and rescue dogs

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:

As always Kaitlin took special care of my animals and made sure Trinity remained safely inside despite him being an escape artist.

He managed to escape once due to no fault on Kaitlin’s side but through her quick response and by contacting me immediately we managed to get him back inside safely in no time.

She made sure they were all happy and entertained and I am very happy with the love and care she has shown my animals.

As always a happy client.

Date of Review: 1/23/2019 3:11:13 PM