StudentCo Pet Sitter Profile

Name of sitter: Kyla W

Area: Hatfield, Pretoria Central and Old East

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

I am currently: 4th year ECD student

Approved StudentCo pet sitter since: January 2020


Experience with animals and own pets

“Pets have more love and compassion in them than most humans.” – Robert Wagner

I have grown up with dogs in my family and I am basically the primary caretaker. Due to both my dogs being rough collies they do require a lot of maintenance, so I regularly bath and brush them. Honey is the older one with a pink ribbon, loves to bark at the thunder when its far away, but let the thunder just be in your area, you find her climbing on top of you for comfort! Sasha is the younger one and is a very active girl who loves to play fetch any time of the day and anywhere, she is also the dog who thinks she is a human and deserves to lie like a human on a pillow on the bed!

I recently adopted a dwarf hamster in 2018 from a friend who no longer wanted her, and I grew fondly attached to the small creature. In 2019 I saw another hamster being given away and I gladly took him in and that’s Hazelnut who is a Syrian hamster seen in the picture. My other involvement with animals comes naturally as I am a genuine animal lover. We also have a farm, so I have been exposed to wild animals and often feed our Ostrich, Ella.

I won’t hesitate to help out friends and family who would require someone to look after their fur babies or give them a good wash!


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:

Kyla was working as an Au Pair and my daughter adore her so much. she is a very honest, patient, you can trust her, strict and loving. she takes pride in work. My daughter learned so much from her and her vocabulary improved. My family was very comfortable with her and we all enjoyed having her in our home.

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

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:

We go to the same Church.

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

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:

Kyla has done tutoring lessons and babysitting with my daughter

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

Additional notes: Kyla has a tremendous love for animals, unlike I have seen before. She treated my animals with such love and patience whilst spending time in my home and we also discussed her pets at home and then lengths she goes for them. I would definitely call her to look after my home and pets should I be going away on holiday. A kind, gentle natured girl who seems wiser then her years.


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