StudentCo Pet Sitter Profile

Name of sitter: Kelly H

Area: Sharonlea, Randburg

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

Course of study: Psychology and Child and Youth Development

Approved StudentCo pet sitter since: March 2018


Experience with animals and own pets

Growing up, I have always had animals at home and been strongly involved with a big variety of animals.

I currently have 5 animals at home who I love very much - Zeus, Toya and Diggy are my fur babies, Quan is our ball python and Archie is my hedgehog and the newest addition to the family.

All my animals bring me so much happiness and I can't picture my life without them!

I have looked after many of my family and friends’ dogs and cats and also learnt a lot about horses when staying with my aunt in America.

Animals are one of my main passions in life :)


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:

Kelly and her family are my neighbours.

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

Additional notes: Kelly is a remarkable young lady. She's kind, loving and generous. And she's disciplined and hard working.

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:

I have taught Kelly Harding at High School and have travelled overseas with her on an international tour to Thailand, as well as a local tour to Magoebaskloof.

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

Additional notes: Kelly is a remarkably responsible and diligent person. Her character is utmostly sincere and trustworthy. I can recommend her without an reservations. Her nature is compassionate. Kelly is mindful of others and has an immense love for animals - she has a menagerie of pets!

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 know Kelly through family members. Kelly has done pet-sitting for me and has done baby sitting for me. She has also been my intern at work, assisting me, doing general tasks.

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

Additional notes: Kelly is a very responsible and helpful person. She is extremely friendly and has a beautiful and pleasant personality. Very eager to learn and take on new responsibilities with great ease.


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.


Visits with Gucci and Zara (Pekingese), Dixie (Jack Russell) and Piet (Foxy)

My name: Yolanda Ambrosius

Name of pet sitter: Kelly H

My pets (breeds and names): Gucci and Zara (Pekingese), Dixie (Jack Russell) and Piet (Foxy)

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:

All went well.

Thank you.

Date of Review: 5/29/2018 5:59:23 AM

Visits with Alice and Patches (dogs)

My name: Kate Zoghby

Name of pet sitter: Kelly H

My pets (breeds and names): Alice and Patches (dogs)

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!

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:

Kelly was really great, sent lots of pictures and I could see she was giving them lots of attention.

She took them for walks too which was great. I think they miss her!!

Date of Review: 6/27/2018 1:00:47 PM

Visits with Hunter (Collie) and Timmy (Toy Pom)

My name: Jonathan Ainscough

Name of pet sitter: Kelly H

My pets (breeds and names): Hunter (Collie) and Timmy (Toy Pom)

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!

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: 8/14/2018 7:46:25 PM

Visits with Alice and Patches (dogs)

My name: Kate Zoghby

Name of pet sitter: Kelly H

My pets (breeds and names): Alice and Patches (dogs)

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!

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:

Kelly really is great, she cares for our dogs so well and took them walking which they love.

They were so relaxed when we got home.

Date of Review: 9/4/2018 7:14:26 PM

Visits with Luna, Lili, Devon and Rex (cats)

My name: Jolene Smit

Name of pet sitter: Jessica G and Kelly H

My pets (breeds and names): Luna, Lili, Devon and Rex (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 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:

I love the way Kelly and Jessica kept me updated with cute little sayings of what my babies were doing at that moment!

It made me feel as if we were there with them.

I felt super comfortable leaving them with my sitters the last few weekends!

Date of Review: 10/4/2018 9:01:25 AM

Stay-overs

My name: Julz Stone

Name of pet sitter: Kelly H

My pets (breeds and names):

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:

Just a very hearty person.

Thank you :-)

Date of Review: 10/10/2018 5:07:52 AM

Visits with Alice and Patches (dogs)

My name: Kate Zoghby

Name of pet sitter: Kelly H

My pets (breeds and names): Alice and Patches (dogs)

Service used: Visits

My pet sitter was well-presented and well-spoken during the meet-and-greet - I immediately felt comfortable: This is not the 1st time we have booked with this sitter - we did not have a meet-and-greet as we know each other :)

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:

Kelly was great again!

Date of Review: 2/20/2019 8:08:25 PM

Visits with Hunter (Border Collie) and Timmy (Toy Pom)

My name: Jonathan Ainscough

Name of pet sitter: Kelly H

My pets (breeds and names): Hunter (Border Collie) and Timmy (Toy Pom)

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 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:

Kelly always does such a wonderful job looking after our pups.

It is greatly appreciated that she takes them for walks and spends over an hour each visit with them.

We have always come home to wagging tails!

Date of Review: 3/25/2019 7:44:00 AM

Visits with Ruby and Ross (Yorkies)

My name: Sharon Bawden

Name of pet sitter: Kelly H

My pets (breeds and names): Ruby and Ross (Yorkies)

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 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:

Kelly is amazing!

She's a true asset to StudentCo!

She has a very polite manner and her natural love for animals is very evident.

She is a very caring and gentle soul and I did not have any doubt that my dogs would be in excellent hands while I was away.

I am so impressed with Kelly, that I'd like to request her help again from 14 - 17 June for a stay over.

Please advise if I need to complete a new form.

Thanks so much!

Date of Review: 3/28/2019 8:03:33 PM

Visits with Yorkie

My name: Madelein Ludeke

Name of pet sitter: Kelly H

My pets (breeds and names): Yorkie

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 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: Kelly has been amazing with our pets. She is dependable, professional and really loves animals. She goes out of her way to send updates and pics of our pets. I would definately recommend her!!! Thank you for this wonderful service :)

Date of Review: 4/30/2019 3:30:00 AM

Stay-overs with Baila (Golden retriever), Tuffet (Cocker Spaniel) and Sharma (cat)

My name: Chad Nelson

Name of pet sitter: Kelly H

My pets (breeds and names): Baila (Golden retriever), Tuffet (Cocker Spaniel) and Sharma (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!

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

Additional Comments: Kelly was fantastic, she really could not have done a better job, will request her again for sure.

Visits with Alice and Patches (Dogs)

My name: Kate Zoghby

Name of pet sitter: Kelly H

My pets (breeds and names): Alice and Patches (Dogs)

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 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!

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

Additional Comments: Again Kelly was great, we got home to relaxed dogs. She even sent a cute picture of them with a Happy Mothers Day greeting :) Thanks Kelly!

Stay-overs with Ross and Ruby (Yorkies)

My name: Sharon Bawden

Name of pet sitter: Kelly H

My pets (breeds and names): Ross and Ruby (Yorkies)

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!

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

Additional Comments: Kelly is simply amazing with pet and home sitting. She is a very kind, gentle person and definitely an animal lover. My pets love her and I know they're in the best hands while I'm away. Thank you, I will certainly request your assistance again in the future.

Visits with Lilly (Cat)

My name: Elne van der Vyver

Name of pet sitter: Kelly H

My pets (breeds and names): Lilly (Cat)

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!

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: I am very thankful for Kelly - I appreciated the detailed daily updates. When we got home I could see that Lilly was well looked after and content. I would recommend Kelly as a sitter to anyone :)

Visits with Lili and Luna

My name: Jolene Smit

Name of pet sitter: Kelly H

My pets (breeds and names): Lili 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 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: Kelly is top! She exceeds our expectations every time. Her updates are amazing. I love receiving these beautiful in the moment pictures that captures our fur babies' emotions.

Date of Review: 2019/08/08 12:10:34

Visits with Alice and Patches

My name: Kate Zoghby

Name of pet sitter: Kelly H

My pets (breeds and names): Alice and Patches

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 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: Kelly was great as always! Thank you.

Date of Review: 2019/08/22 11:16:41

Visits with Zoey and Toby (Maltese poodles)

My name: Marizka

Name of pet sitter: Kelly H

My pets (breeds and names): Zoey and Toby (Maltese poodles)

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 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: Kelly was fantastic and the pics she sent of the dogs were so cute.

Date of review: 11/25/2019 11:31

Visits with Zoey and Toby (Maltese poodles)

My name: Marizka

Name of pet sitter: Kelly H

My pets (breeds and names): Zoey and Toby (Maltese poodles)

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 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:

Kelly is great!!

She is caring towards my babies and always keeps me updated.

I really appreciate everything she does for us.

Date of review: 12/2/2019 18:43