StudentCo Pet Sitter Profile

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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: Lauren M

Area: Randpark Ridge (Randburg)

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

Course of study: BEd- Foundation Phase Education

Approved StudentCo pet sitter since: December 2017

Experience with animals and own pets

My love for pets began at an early age.

I got my first dog from the SPCA when I was in grade 0. At the age of 13 she continues to believe she is a puppy and keeps me entertained for hours.

When I was in grade 7, I volunteered at the border collie rescue for a few weekends and had endless fun playing and fussing them.

Our tenant also has a dog that I have spent hours playing with in the garden and absolutely adores having her tummy tickled.

When I lived abroad I too looked after my host families Irish Setter, I fed her every night and played with her in the evenings. I have always had a love for all types of dogs and I look forward to spending time with more dogs.

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StudentCo Pet Sitting procedure and veterinary emergency test

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

I have a baking and art school for kids. Oh Crumbs caters for private classes, events and parties. Lauren has assisted me with the baking and craft parties. She is reliable, honest and punctual.

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 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:

Lauren worked as an au pair for three months taking care o my 12 year old daughter. She did a great job and was very nice to the Whole family. she is a very responsable person and a good teacher to children. We hope she might come back one day.

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

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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 Sasha, Zara and Gemma

My name: Julia Pringle

Name of pet sitter: Lauren M

My pets (breeds and names): Sasha, Zara and Gemma

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

Additional Comments:

Lauren took amazing care of our pooches, fishes and garden while we were away.

We received regular updates and we had very happy dogs on our return home!

The welcome home note and flowers were much appreciated and I would definitely recommend Lauren!

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