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: Kathryn S

Area: Die Hoewes, Centurion

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

Course of study: Bcom - Financial Sciences

Approved StudentCo pet sitter since: April 2017

Experience with animals and own pets

I am a huge pet lover!

I have always been involved with animals, from a very young age. I have 2 adorable dogs, Trixie aged 5 (German shephard cross Border Collie) and Astro aged 8 (Toy Pom cross).

Both were rescued but I would like to share Trixie’s story specifically: I used to work for an animal rescue unit where I worked with abused horses, schooling them in order to find a loving home. Trixie, one of the rescued dogs, always found a way to follow us on outrides no matter how hard we tried to keep her home. She developed a bond with me that I couldn’t dare to forget, so I adopted her and I have been her human ever since!

Troy, my horse, is another very important animal in my life. I get to love and care for this beautiful creature while he grants me with the peace to escape from my worries.

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StudentCo Pet Sitting procedure and veterinary emergency test

Kathryn scored 100% in our test about proper pet sitting procedure and the recognition of common veterinary emergencies.

Feedback from References


L. Henrich - 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 got to know Kathryn through horse riding and I was looking for someone to look after my two dachshunds.

She did such an excellent job that she's now also house sitting for our neighbours. My dogs love her!

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

S. van Wyk - 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:

She has been dog/house sitting for us for a couple of years now and we know we can go away with peace of mind when she is there.

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

E. Clark - au pair work

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:

Kat was an au pair to our family for 6 months starting in June 2015. She lived in our home and provided incredible care and companionship to our 3 children (then ages 10, 9 and 7). She also provided care and extra attention to our yellow lab, Bella.

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

Additional notes: Kat is an incredibly responsible, fun-loving and honest person. She was very comfortable assimilating into our home and had the gift with our kids to be fun and be respected at the same time.

Kat is also a direct, calm communicator which I truly appreciated especially since we shared a home!

In her spare time Kat often took our dog on a walk and volunteered to care for horses at local stables. She also joined a local women's field hockey league.

This and so much more demonstrates that she is a person that loves life and the experiences it brings. I would welcome Kat back in a second and our family misses her presence so very much.

You will not go wrong hiring Kat --- she is one of a kind!


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 Gambi (LHD Cat), Dexter (Jack Russell), Sausage Dog (cross breed) and Haely (Pekingese)

My name: Yolande Estrela

Name of pet sitter: Kathryn S

My pets (breeds and names): Gambi (LHD Cat), Dexter (Jack Russell), Sausage Dog (cross breed) and Haely (Pekingese)

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:

Great job!

Thanks a million.

Date of Review: 5/29/2018 5:52:38 AM

Visits with Tigger and Daffy (Tabby cats)

My name: Carien Coetzee

Name of pet sitter: Kathryn S

My pets (breeds and names): Tigger and Daffy (Tabby cats)

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 will highly recommend Kathryn.

She was amazing!

She went out of her way to take care of Daffy and Tigger.

She kept in contact everyday by sending videos and photos to me.

My cats loved her and my very shy and scary cat, Tigger, warmed up to her so quickly.

She gave them a lot of love and attention.

I will most definitely ask Kathryn again to look after my furbabies

She is very reliable and trustworthy .

Thanks again for the wonderful service!

Date of Review: 6/30/2018 2:51:58 PM

Stay-overs with Gambi (cat), Dexter (Jack Russell "sausage dog" cross) and Haely (Pekingese)

My name: Yolande Estrela

Name of pet sitter: Kathryn S

My pets (breeds and names): Gambi (cat), Dexter (Jack Russell "sausage dog" cross) and Haely (Pekingese)

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

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 a mill for the great service.

Kathryn did a great job, as always.

Date of Review: 7/18/2018 7:38:55 AM

Stay-overs with Lulu and Miela (Pekingnese)

My name: Rolanda McLean

Name of pet sitter: Kathryn S

My pets (breeds and names): Lulu and Miela (Pekingnese)

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

Date of Review: 7/31/2018 9:06:09 AM

Stay-overs with Lisa (Jack Russell), Dante and Luca (French Bulldogs) and Brooklyn (English Bulldog)

My name: Maryka Lubbe

Name of pet sitter: Kathryn S

My pets (breeds and names): Lisa (Jack Russell), Dante and Luca (French Bulldogs) and Brooklyn (English Bulldog)

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:

Kathryn was amazing and my dogs absolutely loved her!

I will definitely ask for her again in future!

As always, such a pleasure dealing with you guys.

Date of Review: 8/15/2018 7:20:34 AM

Stay-overs with Usher (Jack Russell)

My name: Scott Shooter

Name of pet sitter: Kathryn S

My pets (breeds and names): Usher (Jack Russell)

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

Date of Review: 8/28/2018 6:29:58 AM

Stay-overs with Davey (Labrador)

My name: Louis Schoeman

Name of pet sitter: Kathryn S

My pets (breeds and names): Davey (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!

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:

Kathryn did an amazing job and I felt as if she went above and beyond what was expected of her.

Date of Review: 9/6/2018 8:05:52 AM

Stay-overs with Abbe and Newton (Longhair Dachshunds)

My name: Chanté Cronje

Name of pet sitter: Kathryn S

My pets (breeds and names): Abbe and Newton (Longhair Dachshunds)

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: 11/5/2018 10:24:01 AM


Some pictures of the pet children during pet sitting

Puppy lap time

Puppy lap time