StudentCo Pet Sitter Profile

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Name of sitter: Lauren M.

Area: Randburg (Northcliff)

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

Course of study: Communication Design

Approved StudentCo pet sitter since: February 2015

Experience with animals and own pets

I absolutely adore animals! I have looked after friends' pets and have been involved in a community project at the SPCA.

At home, my family is blessed to share our lives with 2 dogs. The eldest is a pure bred golden retriever female. She is a beautiful, friendly and loving dog with some pretty unique habits... She often climbs into the pool and sits on the first step, and quite enjoys watching television. My younger dog is full of life and always tries to get me to play with her because we are very close. She is an intelligent, strong and caring German Shepherd. She is the runt of her litter so she is smaller than most Shepherds but the size of her heart makes up for it. If a ball is thrown for her into the pool then she launches herself in and whenever it is hot she will take herself for a short swim around. Both of the dogs sleep inside at night either at our bedroom doors or next to the bed. They wake us up if they need to go outside at night and early on Sunday mornings because they want to go for a walk. We have had three other dogs in the past and have also had a cat - I can't imagine a life without pets!

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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. 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 Barkley the Labrador

My name: Warren

Name of pet sitter: Lauren

My pets (breeds and names): Barkley - Labrador

Service used: Stay-over Service

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

Stay-over with Diesel (Labrador), Oreo and Domino (cats)

My name: Helen Officer

Name of pet sitter: Lauren

My pets (breeds and names): Diesel - Labrador; Oreo and Domino - cats

Service used: Stay-over Service

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

Visits to Sid the cat

My name: Anja

Name of pet sitter: Lauren

My pets (breeds and names): Sid (cat)

Service used: Once or twice a day 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 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

Visits to Honey the cat

My name: Louise Schnetler

Name of pet sitter: Lauren

My pets (breeds and names): Honey the cat

Service used: Once or twice a day 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 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

Additional Comments: Lauren was great!

As always, my cat was happy and well cared for when we got home and I'll be recommending you guys to anyone who asks :)

Stay-overs with Jersey - Min Pin X, Rug - Terrier X, Potato - Wire Haired Terrier

My name: L. Flinders

Name of pet sitter: Lauren

My pets (breeds and names): Jersey - Min Pin X, Rug - Terrier X, Potato - Wire Haired Terrier

Service used: Stay-over Service

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

Stay-overs with Willy and Jojo (dogs), Mia (cat) and some fish

My name: Suzanne

Name of pet sitter: Lauren

My pets (breeds and names): Willy and Jojo (dogs), Mia (cat) and some fish

Service used: Stay-over Service

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

Stay-overs with Willy, Jojo, Mia and the Fish

My name: Suzanne Jenner

Name of pet sitter: Lauren M

My pets (breeds and names): Willy, Jojo, Mia and the Fish

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: 5/2/2017 12:02:18 PM

Stay-overs with Willy, Jojo, Mia and the Fish

My name: Suzanne Jenner

Name of pet sitter: Lauren M

My pets (breeds and names): Willy, Jojo, Mia and the Fish

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: 6/20/2017 12:40:18 PM

Stay-overs with Yuki, Dojo and Dixie (Spaniels) and Binky (Jack Russell mix)

My name: Hanneke Schutte

Name of pet sitter: Lauren M

My pets (breeds and names): Yuki, Dojo and Dixie (Spaniels) and Binky (Jack Russell mix)

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

Additional Comments:

Loved Lauren and would use her again in a heart beat!

I acknowledge that this review is true and accurate and hereby consent to its unlimited use and publication for marketing and other means.

Date of Review: 8/31/2017 8:10:06 AM

Stay-overs with 3 Labradors

My name: Chris Fourie

Name of pet sitter: Lauren M

My pets (breeds and names): 3 Labradors

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: 9/21/2017 4:53:12 PM


StudentCo Pet Sitting procedure and veterinary emergency test

Lauren scored 93% in our test about proper pet sitting procedure and the recognition of common veterinary emergencies.

Feedback from references

A. Leat - Northcliff High School

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 was a member of our councillor (historically the old prefect system). Our councillors are held in high esteem and well respected.

Lauren was a role model to many of the learners in the school, from many aspects. This included her academic, sporting side and personal life.

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

Additional notes: Lauren is a compassionate person who will put her all into her work with both children and animals. You will never have to doubt her commitment to a task or project. She has always put 100% into tasks appointed to her.

M. Kiley - admin and 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:

Admin and pet sitting work.

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



Some pictures of the pet children during pet sitting

Staring contest with Jojo!

Jersey

Potato

Sleepy Sid

Barkley

Lauren and Mia

Diesel

Domino and Oreo

Kisses from Willy!

Photo moment with Mia

Photo moment with Mia

 night time cuddls with Willy

night time cuddls with Willy

 Mia lying in her spot

Mia lying in her spot

Jojo keeping Lauren company

Jojo keeping Lauren company

 Yuki and Binky getting in on the selfie

Yuki and Binky getting in on the selfie

 Willy kisses

Willy kisses

More kisses from Yuki but some love from Dixie as well

More kisses from Yuki but some love from Dixie as well

Mia

Mia

Kisses from Yuki

Kisses from Yuki

 Jojo

Jojo

Dojo perfecting his gaze

Dojo perfecting his gaze

Taru and Maya having a swim around. Taru stands on the steps while Maya tries to save whoever decides to swim

Taru and Maya having a swim around. Taru stands on the steps while Maya tries to save whoever decides to swim

 The aftermath of a slobbery kiss from Taru

The aftermath of a slobbery kiss from Taru

on the way to the park

on the way to the park

Mom (Lilu) and daughter (Maya) in their usual napping place

Mom (Lilu) and daughter (Maya) in their usual napping place

 Lilu, Maya and Taru all wanting some rubs

Lilu, Maya and Taru all wanting some rubs

Early morning walk with Taru, Lilu and Maya

Early morning walk with Taru, Lilu and Maya