StudentCo Pet Sitter Profile

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Name of sitter: Kgomtso M

Area: Waterkloof (Pretoria)

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

Course of study: Tourism management

Approved StudentCo pet sitter since: May 2018

Experience with animals and own pets

Hi, my name is Kgomotso Barmley Makwela, but my friends call me Komodo.

Animals have always been a part of my life, whether it's the cows and sheep on the farm or the dogs and fish at the house. My love for animals started the day I got home and was greeted by two very big German shepherds (Maraika and Mateubus). From the day I was born I vowed to love and protect animals till the day I die.

A few years later we adopted three very enthusiastic Fox-terriers (Otto, Matilda and Eddy) they are the best jogging buddies, who were followed by two Scottish terriers (Buksie and Mimi), a pair of rabbits (Goliath and Spinasie) a school of fish (we have a dam of Khoi fish).

My friends and family members love it when I look after their homes and pets. My family tends to leave me behind, on purpose, just so I can look after the house and pets. I have also joined two animal rights/activist groups, Anonymous for the Voiceless and Students for Sentience.

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StudentCo Pet Sitting procedure and veterinary emergency test

Kgomtso 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 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:

Kgomotso was part of the cast of the South African musical 'Calling Us Home' from July to September 2017 of which I am the Producer and Writer.

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

Additional Notes:

I would recommend Kgomtso as he is an honest and kind hearted person, whom I could trust.


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 Sherlock (Basset)

My name: Mariska Willers

Name of pet sitter: Kgomotso M

My pets (breeds and names): Sherlock (Basset)

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:

Kgomotso is a great sitter!

Sherlock seemed to like him immediately.

I would definitely use him again.

Date of Review: 6/20/2018 8:26:04 PM

Stay-overs with Sherlock (Basset)

My name: Mariska Willers

Name of pet sitter: Kgomotso M

My pets (breeds and names): Sherlock (Basset)

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: Not at all.

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: 7/4/2018 12:35:39 PM

Visits with Pablo and Spokie

My name: Annatjie Maree

Name of pet sitter: Kgomotso M

My pets (breeds and names): Pablo and Spokie

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:

Very happy with Kgomotso.

Date of Review: 7/23/2018 4:52:07 PM

Stay-overs with Sherlock (Basset)

My name: Mariska Willers

Name of pet sitter: Kgomotso M

My pets (breeds and names): Sherlock (Basset)

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 8:29:25 AM

Stay-overs with Sherlock (Basset)

My name: Mariska Willers

Name of pet sitter: Kgomotso M

My pets (breeds and names): Sherlock (Basset)

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:

Kgomotso did a great job!

So far he has provided an excellent service!

Date of Review: 11/13/2018 5:10:44 AM