StudentCo Pet Sitter Profile

If you like this profile, remember the name "Kaitlin A" and simply click here to tell us more about your pets and when you will need a sitter. StudentCo will let you know if this pet sitter is available (if not, you will be introduced to another, equally awesome, team member).

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: Kaitlin A

Area: Queenswood (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!

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StudentCo Pet Sitting procedure and veterinary emergency test

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

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