StudentCo Pet Sitter Profile

Name of sitter: Kiley V

Area: Lynnwood Ridge, Pretoria

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

I am currently: A Bsc Zoology student at Tuks

Approved StudentCo pet sitter since: October 2019


Experience with animals and own pets

I have loved animals for as long as I can remember, I grew up fascinated by them and my walls were covered in posters of all animals.

I grew up with all sorts of animals by my side. My current animal-family includes four snakes: Nagini, Peanut and Olive the ball pythons and Scarlet the milksnake; Alaska the little white mouse; Sunshine the goldfish and sweet Luke the German Shepherd.

I enjoy caring for all sorts of animals, big and small, and I visit Wetnose regularly to give the animals in need of a home some love and care. I have also helped with raising multiple litters of puppies.

I plan to study Marine Biology as I have a deep passion for all marine life, from the enormous blue whale to the microscopic plankton and wish to help save and protect them.

Spending time with animals is definitely one of my favourite things to do and I can't wait to meet yours. :)


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:

Through a friend for pet sitting

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

Additional notes: My pets have never been happier she does more then what is asked of her.

Reference 2

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:

Kiley was a neighbour of mine for many years and she has kindly looked after my dogs, cats and hamsters over the past few years.

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

Additional notes: I highly recommend that you should invest your time with Kiley she is a very kind and humble soul.

Reference 3

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:

I am Kiley 's English teacher for 2018 and 2019.

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

Additional notes: She is a hardworking and diligent person!! Always polite and very respectful!


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 Max and Bella (Border Collies); and Joy (Carlin Pinscher)

My name: Leon Steyn

Name of pet sitter: Kiley V

My pets (breeds and names): Max and Bella (Border Collies); and Joy (Carlin Pinscher)

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:

Kiley was just great with our dogs.

As this is our first time getting a petsitter EVER, we were not really sure what was expected from us, but StudentCo was excellent with their email instructions and guidance.

We could leave for our weekend away not worrying about our dogs, which definitely made us relax even more!

Kiley sent us daily pictures and we could see the dogs were very happy.

Upon our return, we could see that the dogs were well looked after and very relaxed.

They tend to get a bit anxious if left alone for too long - so Kiley did an excellent job!

We are so glad that we found StudentCo and Kiley!

No more worries trying to find firends or family to look after the pets (and cancelling our plans if we cannot get someone to help...)

Now we can just ""pick up a phone"" to book a sitter and leave the rest to StudentCo.

Kiley is a STAR!

You guys are awesome!

Date of review: 11/25/2019 10:38

Stay-overs with Max, Bella and Joy (dogs)

Pet sitter: Kiley V

Pet parent: Leon Steyn

Service type: Stay-overs

Furkids: Max, Bella and Joy (dogs)

Review: Kiley V and StudentCo has been life changing for us! We are new to Pretoria so do not have a wide group of family or friends to look after our pets if we want to break way. Now - we just need to make a call to arrange! In fact - we have been away two weekends in a row without any worry about our pets being looked after with great care.

Kiley has been wonderful with our dogs, they looked calm and happy when we got back home, and the house was also nice and neat.

I highly recommend StudentCo - and I am SO glad I have found a trustworthy service to look after our fur-children!

Date of review: 3 December 2019

Notes from StudentCo: Thanks so much for your review, Leon! We can’t wait to hear from your family again soon!  

Visits with Caesar (Boxer) and Jackie (Jack Russell)

My name: Silke Hinze

Name of pet sitter: Kiley V

My pets (breeds and names): Caesar (Boxer) and Jackie (Jack Russell)

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:

Kiley took great care of our pets.

She did much more than was expected of her!

Date of review: 1/6/2020 17:05

Visits with Lilly (Feline)

My name: Sandri

Name of pet sitter: Kiley V

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

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

Date of review: 1/16/2020 16:47

Stay-overs with Abby and Katie (Scottish terriers)

My name: Judy

Name of pet sitter: Kiley V

My pets (breeds and names): Abby and Katie (Scottish terriers)

Service used: Stay-overs

My pet sitter was well-presented and well-spoken during the meet-and-greet - I immediately felt comfortable: Not quite.

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: Not quite...

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

Additional Comments:

I cannot say enough good things about my experiences with StudentCo over the years and we have been very satisfied with the sitters paired with us.

Kiley is a lovely young lady and she did nothing wrong - she sent beautiful pics of our furkids-the most and the best we got so far; our house was exceptionally clean; and our furkids were happy and well cared for.

She spent a lot of time with them - a dream for any pet parent.

While we were away she sent a message asking how many times a day the doggies need to be fed and on another occasion to confirm whether we'd be returning Monday or Sunday.

I appreciate that she did contact us to confirm but was a little annoyed because both during the meet and greet and the key collection she did not seem to pay much attention to what we had to say.

She kept saying that she did not have any questions and the instruction sheet was clear.

She did not come with a copy of our instructions on either occasion as we have come to expect from our previous experiences.

I can't find anything wrong with her service I was just a bit annoyed and would prefer working with Abigail T in future.

Thanks

Date of review: 1/27/2020 6:49

Note from StudentCo: We thank July for this feedback. The issue was immediately addressed, with both pet parent and pet sitter contacted. Thank you for helping us improve our service!