StudentCo Pet Sitter Profile

If you like this profile, remember the name "Kirk B" 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: Kirk B

Area: Mulbarton (Johannesburg)

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

Course of study: Law

Approved StudentCo pet sitter since: February 2018

Experience with animals and own pets

I am an animal enthusiast, having had a wide variety of my own pets ever since I was a young boy.

Such pets included dogs, cats, birds, rabbits, guinea pigs, hamsters, rats and the old favourite, fish.

I have a lot of experience in dealing with animals, and similarly treat all animals with love and care as if they were my own.

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StudentCo Pet Sitting procedure and veterinary emergency test

Kirk passed our test about proper pet sitting procedure and the recognition of common veterinary emergencies. This means that he 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 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:

We have known each other for 10 years. We went to school together from grade 8, and have remained friends after school.

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

Additional notes: Kirk is an exemplary candidate for your programme. For as long as I have known him he has always been helpful in any time of need and has shown a strong level of discipline in everything I have seen him do. I would like to add that he has house sat for me before in an informal situation, looking after my cat and dog for a period of a week and a half while I was away in Ireland. He sent updates on everything each day and I had absolutely no complaints whatsoever.

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:

Kirk was my English tutor for a year

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

Additional notes: Kirk is a very patient and reliable individual, he always made sure that I understood what he was teaching me even if we went a few minutes over our scheduled time. As a result my grades went up by 10% for English, I honestly couldn’t have had a better tutor than Kirk.


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 Pepper and Axl (Schnauzers), Lily (Yorkie) and Po (Toy Pom)

My name: Natalie Wareham

Name of pet sitter: Kirk B

My pets (breeds and names): Pepper and Axl (Schnauzers), Lily (Yorkie) and Po (Toy Pom)

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

Date of Review: 4/24/2018 1:54:05 PM

Stay-overs with Pepper, lily, Axl and Po

My name: Natalie Wareham

Name of pet sitter: Kirk B

My pets (breeds and names): Pepper, lily, Axl and Po

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: 6/12/2018 6:49:47 AM