StudentCo Pet Sitter Profile

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.


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!

Additional notes:


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!

Date of Review:

Stay-overs with Zara, Sasha and Gemma (all mixed breeds)

My name: Julia Pringle

Name of pet sitter: Lauren Mc

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

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:

Thanks so much Lauren for looking after the pooches so well and for also being there during the day to keep them company.

We are very happy knowing they are in such great hands and very happy when we are away!

Date of Review: 11/13/2018 6:19:42 AM

Stay-overs with Lancelot and Havana

My name: Katrin Stulpner

Name of pet sitter: Lauren M

My pets (breeds and names): Lancelot and Havana

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: 11/20/2018 8:16:05 AM

Stay-overs with Bob, Marley, Lola and Gabby (dogs) Simba and (cats)

My name: Taryn Jenner

Name of pet sitter: Lauren Mc

My pets (breeds and names): Bob, Marley, Lola and Gabby (dogs) Simba and (cats)

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:

Lauren was a super star.

Our furkids were loved and looked after!

Date of Review: 2/12/2019 5:53:19 PM

Stay-overs with Jack Russell and Fox Terrier

My name: Michele Pienaar

Name of pet sitter: Lauren Mc

My pets (breeds and names): Jack Russell and Fox Terrier

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: 3/3/2019 3:15:49 PM

Stay-overs with Sasha, Gemma and Zara (all rescue mixed breeds)

My name: Julia Pringle

Name of pet sitter: Lauren Mc

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

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 dogs love Lauren and as always happy to have her stay with them when we are away.

Date of Review: 3/12/2019 4:18:58 PM

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

My name: Amanda Ferreira

Name of pet sitter: Lauren Mc

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 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:

I would like to use Lauren again in future.

Date of Review: 3/26/2019 7:07:21 AM

Stay-overs with Lancelot and Havana

My name: Katrin Stulpner

Name of pet sitter: Lauren M

My pets (breeds and names): Lancelot and Havana

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: 4/30/2019 7:17:56 AM

Visits with Lancelot and Havana

My name: Katrin Stulpner

Name of pet sitter: Lauren M

My pets (breeds and names): Lancelot and Havana

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: Lauren took great care in looking after our dog who had an operation on his leg. As a result he is recovering well. I would recommend Lauren for any of my friends. She is conscientious, always goes the extra mile and very reliable. This always gives me great peace of mind while I am not able to be at home to look after our pets.

Stay-overs with Jessie, Ivar and Kingsley (Scottish Terriors)

My name: Caryn van Zyl

Name of pet sitter: Lauren M

My pets (breeds and names): Jessie, Ivar and Kingsley (Scottish Terriors)

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: 2019/07/31 18:50:14

Visits with Havana and Lancelot

My name: Katrin Stulpner

Name of pet sitter: Lauren M

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

Additional Comments:

Lauren has been a life saver for us.

She is so reliable and always willing to help.

Our dogs adore her!

Date of review: 10/31/2019 6:29

Stay-overs

My name: Katrin Stulpner

Name of pet sitter: Lauren Mc

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: 11/12/2019 6:26

Stay-overs

My name: Katrin Stulpner

Name of pet sitter: Lauren Mc

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: 11/12/2019 6:26