StudentCo Pet Sitter Profile

Name of sitter: Kirsten P

Area: Randpark Ridge, Randburg

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

Course of study: Psychology (Hons)

Approved StudentCo pet sitter since: September 2017


Experience with animals and own pets

To talk briefly about my interaction with my pets, would be to start off by mentioning I currently have a 7 year old male cat (Monster) and a 1 year old female teacup Toy Pom (Biscuit).

To me, my pets are not pets but rather my babies - Biscuit is my little angle and I try and involve her in as much of my life as possible. My time spent with her involves me taking her to the park or for a walks regularly, grooming and bathing her, and lots of time playing outside. All responsibility is mine as she is my dog.

My interaction with other animals has been very similar, looking after other people’s pets has involved play time, feeding and caring for them.

When I was younger we had many different pets - dogs, cats, rabbits, guinea pigs, hamsters, birds, fish, ducks and a tortoise. My family has always been a huge lover of animals, so my upbringing was always filled with loving memories of animals.


Feedback from References


E. Naude - 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:

Kirsten has been my neighbour since she was about 12 years old.

She looked after my pets during times that I was away from home, for up to 5 weeks at a time, from a very young age.

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

Additional notes: I can recommend Kirsten 100%. She always struck me as a very mature and reliable person.

E. Spies - 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:

My boyfriend's friend gave us her contact details when we went away to Durban - she looked after our house and dog for us.

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

Additional notes: She is very responsible and reliable and very helpful - had no problems with her whatsoever. Very excellent.


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 Zola (Staffie) and Roxy (Jack Russell)

My name: Marlene Ferreira

Name of pet sitter: Kirsten P

My pets (breeds and names): Zola (Staffie) and Roxy (Jack Russell)

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: 11/30/2017 5:06:33 AM

Stay-overs with Oliver (cat) and Zoe (dog)

My name: Lara Walker

Name of pet sitter: Kirsten P

My pets (breeds and names): Oliver (cat) and Zoe (dog)

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: Sort of - I got updates, but they were not as detailed as I would have liked.

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: 1/4/2018 8:45:49 PM

Stay-overs with Zola (Staffie) and Roxy (Jack Russell)

My name: Marlene Ferreira

Name of pet sitter: Kirsten P

My pets (breeds and names): Zola (Staffie) and Roxy (Jack Russell)

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: 1/10/2018 12:29:43 PM

Stay-overs with Daisy and Sadie (Spaniels)

My name: Julie Hinds/Voultepsis

Name of pet sitter: Kirsten P

My pets (breeds and names): Daisy and Sadie (Spaniels)

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:

Kirsten was an excellent, such a polite and professional and efficient young lady!

Our babies loved her and she was great with them.

You should be proud of her!

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

Stay-overs with Sadie (Cocker Spaniel)

My name: Gordon Hinds

Name of pet sitter: Kirsten P

My pets (breeds and names): Sadie (Cocker Spaniel)

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:

The daily updates, complete with photos, were highly appreciated.

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

Stay-overs with Sadie and Daisy (Cocker Spaniels)

My name: Gordon Hinds

Name of pet sitter: Kirsten P

My pets (breeds and names): Sadie and Daisy (Cocker Spaniels)

Service used: Stay-overs

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

Date of Review: 1/30/2019 11:44:44 AM

Visits with Max (Morkie) and Amy (Maltese)

My name: Jessica Meiring

Name of pet sitter: Kirsten P

My pets (breeds and names): Max (Morkie) and Amy (Maltese)

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: 2/17/2019 5:56:58 PM

Visits with Bully, Bubbles and Kiara (Bulldogs)

My name: Telisha Ambrosius

Name of pet sitter: Kirsten P

My pets (breeds and names): Bully, Bubbles and Kiara (Bulldogs)

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:

Kirsten is amazing with my dogs.

Date of Review: 2/26/2019 6:11:08 AM

Stay-overs with Max (Morkie) and Amy (Maltese)

My name: Jessica Meiring

Name of pet sitter: Kirsten P

My pets (breeds and names): Max (Morkie) and Amy (Maltese)

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

Stay-overs with Max (Morkie) and Amy (Maltese)

My name: Jessica Meiring

Name of pet sitter: Kisten P

My pets (breeds and names): Max (Morkie) and Amy (Maltese)

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

Stay-overs with Lulu (Toypom) and Lily (French Poodle)

My name: Liesl Geyser

Name of pet sitter: Kirsten P

My pets (breeds and names): Lulu (Toypom) and Lily (French Poodle)

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: Thank you so much Kirsten. My doggies were in such good hands and also for allowing them to sleep in bed with you. This was my first time using StudentCo and your entire process was great!

Stay-overs with Missy (Jack Russell mix); Max (Husky mix); Ellie (Boerbul mix); Mittens (Cat); Floppy and Cottontail (Rabbits)

My name: Tiffany Cattanach

Name of pet sitter: Kirsten P

My pets (breeds and names): Missy (Jack Russell mix); Max (Husky mix); Ellie (Boerbul mix); Mittens (Cat); Floppy and Cottontail (Rabbits)

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: 2019/07/12 06:30:00

Visits with Havana and Lancelot

My name: Katrin Stulpner

Name of pet sitter: Kirsten P

My pets (breeds and names): Havana and Lancelot

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: 2019/08/06 16:01:39

Stay-overs with Tedd and Polly (Yorkie crosses)

My name: Deborah de Sao Jose

Name of pet sitter: Kirsten P

My pets (breeds and names): Tedd and Polly (Yorkie crosses)

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: We went away for 2 weeks and were really worried about leaving our 2 little fur kids for such a long time. We met with Kirsten a few months before our trip and were immediately more comfortable knowing that she would be looking after them in our home while we were away. Kirsten did an absolutely fantastic job with our fur kids - she came and met them with our first meet and greet, and then again a few weeks before we went away after we asked if she would just so she was familiar to them before coming to stay over for the 2 weeks. They took to her immediately and we were really relieved that we could go away and not stress. While she looked after them she followed our requests to a T, sent us daily updates with pictures as we had asked for, let our domestic and gardener in and looked after our place while we were gone. Most importantly she kept our dogs routine intact, gave them love and attention while we were away and we came home to 2 very happy little chappies. We couldn't have asked for more. We were very happy with Kirsten and StudentCo, especially when they were so accommodating after I had got the date we come back wrong and needed an extra night stay over. Kirsten was a life saver and Angelique was quick as always to get back to us to confirm everything which was great when you are miles away and a little panicked about what to do. I would definitely recommend Kirsten and StudentCo.

Date of Review: 2019/09/02 16:30:25

Stay-overs with Jess and Roxy (German Shepherd)

My name: Wesley

Name of pet sitter: Kirsten P

My pets (breeds and names): Jess and Roxy (German Shepherd)

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: Kirsten really loves dogs and I have absolute piece of mind when she takes care of my girls.

Date of review: 9/30/2019 11:01