StudentCo Pet Sitter Profile

If you like this profile, remember the name "Kirsten P" 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: 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.

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StudentCo Pet Sitting procedure and veterinary emergency test

Kirsten scored 96% in our test about proper pet sitting procedure and the recognition of common veterinary emergencies.

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. 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 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


Some pictures of the pet children during pet sitting

Zola and Roxy

Zola and Roxy

Zoe

Zoe

Oliver

Oliver