StudentCo Pet Sitter Profile

If you like this profile, remember the name "Kayla D" 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: Kayla D

Area:Pretoria (Wonderboom South)

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

Course of study: Graphic Design

Approved StudentCo pet sitter since: April 2017

Experience with animals and own pets

I've grown up being surrounded by animals, especially dogs. So I'm very familiar with dog physiology and dog behaviour and that has really helped me bond with new dogs. Their pet parents have often said, in amazement, the phrase "I've never seen him/her act like this with anyone before!"

I share my life with three beautiful pets: I have a two year Pekingese, a one year old Africanis rescue and a nine year old kitty. I've also owned birds and a hamster.

I hope to one day own a big farm so that I could rescue more animals, I would also love to become a foster mother and hopefully start a rescue centre in the future, but for now my other involvement with animals is just helping out at the SPCA. I am very active on social media, I weekly share adoption albums in hopes that someone adopts a dog or cat. As much as I would love to adopt many more animals, I am not financially able to so I do what I can to help and if that means sharing posts and sending texts that donate a little money then that is what I shall do.

I have an extreme passion for all animals - I love them all equally and I hope to be meeting yours in the future!

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StudentCo Pet Sitting procedure and veterinary emergency test

Kayla scored 93% in our test about proper pet sitting procedure and the recognition of common veterinary emergencies.

Feedback from References


K. Jansen van Rensburg - 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 looked after our home and pets on several occasions.

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

T. Bezuidenhout- fellow animal lover

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:

Kayla's Mum is a work colleague. Kayla and I share a passion for animals. She has also has extensive knowledge of animals.

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!

Stay-overs with Snowy (Jack Russell) and Tate (mixed breed resue)

My name: Ronel Prozesky

Name of pet sitter: Kayla D

My pets (breeds and names): Snowy (Jack Russell) and Tate (mixed breed resue)

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: 7/11/2017 6:41:50 PM

Stay-overs with Jimmy (Parrot), Kitty (cat) and Snoopy (dog small mixed breed)

My name: Lorna Knox

Name of pet sitter: Kayla D

My pets (breeds and names): Jimmy (Parrot), Kitty (cat) and Snoopy (dog small mixed breed)

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: Not quite...

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:

Kayla seems to have a love for animals which I was grateful for.

I was a bit disappointed when I got back to see that my kitchen was not in the clean condition I left it in.

Note from StudentCo: Kayla was reminded of her duty to always leave homes in a clean and respectable condition.

Date of Review: 9/12/2017 10:47:55 AM

Stay-overs with Nala (German Shepherd), Biscuit (mixed breed), Buster (Daschund) and Sniffles (Labrador)

My name: Bernadette Van der Walt

Name of pet sitter: Kayla D

My pets (breeds and names): Nala (German Shepherd), Biscuit (mixed breed), Buster (Daschund) and Sniffles (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 so much for offering this service!

Kayla has been wonderful.

Bustet has epilepsy and had a fit while we were away.

Kayla handled it like a pro!!

We will use her services again when booking!!

Date of Review: 1/11/2018 5:00:41 AM


Some pictures of the pet children during pet sitting

Snowy

Snowy

Snoopy

Snoopy

Kitty

Kitty

 Jimmy

Jimmy