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 S

Area: Roodepoort (Florida)

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

Course of study: BCom

Approved StudentCo pet sitter since: July 2016

Experience with animals and own pets

For the past two Christmases I have volunteered to wrap Christmas gifts to raise funds for the local SPCA. I fed and looked after a stray cat who was living in an empty house across the street from us for a few months.

I have had animals all my life and my family are huge animal lovers! We have never bought a puppy from any pet shop or breeder - we only help dogs from animal shelters.

I currently have a hamster named Lexie and two dogs, Genie and Taylor. Genie is an 8 year old sausage dog with long legs whom we adopted from the SPCA; Taylor is a 4 year old Alsatian cross whom we rescued from Kitty and Puppy Haven. She was rescued from Alexandra with 9 puppies. Taylor is my pride and joy. She is the sweetest and most gentle dog you will ever meet. She is so grateful for the home she has with us.

Both of our dogs are very spoilt. On the weekends, they both attend training and participate in obedience competitions.

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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

A. Rischbieter - Craft Academy

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 has been working Saturdays for me for a year and a half She is hard working and learns quickly. "

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

Additional notes:

I would recommend her she is willing and an asset.

L. Masencamp - West Ridge High

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 am an educator at West Ridge High and I was Lauren's Phase tutor and I taught Lauren as well.

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 very dedicated young lady. She is diligent in every task she undertakes. Lauren is a friendly and caring young lady. She was well liked by her peers as well as all her educators. She is conscientious and a very hard worker. Lauren will definitely be an asset to any company.


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 Cody (Labrador), Tucker (Labrador X), Charlie, Penny and Ziggy (Yorkies)

My name: K. Broeke

Name of pet sitter: Lauren S

My pets (breeds and names): Cody (Labrador), Tucker (Labrador X), Charlie, Penny and Ziggy (Yorkies)

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: 2/3/2017 6:29:27 AM

Stay-overs with Cody and Tucker (Labradors); Charlie, Ziggy and Penny (Yorkies) & Einstein (cat)

My name: K. Broeke

Name of pet sitter: Lauren S

My pets (breeds and names): Cody and Tucker (Labradors); Charlie, Ziggy and Penny (Yorkies) & Einstein (cat)

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:

Thank you for your friendly and professional service.

Lauren is lovely and the animals all adore her!

Date of Review: 3/7/2017 1:07:56 PM

Stay-overs with Labrador, Labrador cross, Yorkies, a cat and a rat.

My name: Karen Broeke

Name of pet sitter: Lauren S

My pets (breeds and names): Labrador, Labrador cross, Yorkies, a cat and a rat.

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:

Lauren is always friendly and loves the animals.

Date of Review: 5/17/2017 6:08:26 AM

Stay-overs with Labrador, Labrador Cross, 3 x Yorkies and cat

My name: Karen Broeke

Name of pet sitter: Lauren S

My pets (breeds and names): Labrador, Labrador Cross, 3 x Yorkies and cat

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: 7/19/2017 6:16:55 AM

Stay-overs with Labrador, Lab cross, 3 Yorkies and cat

My name: Karen Broeke

Name of pet sitter: Lauren S

My pets (breeds and names): Labrador, Lab cross, 3 Yorkies and cat

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: 10/17/2017 12:44:31 PM

Stay-overs with T-Spoon, Paw Paw and Coca Cola (Cats), Peanut and Raizen (Dogs)

My name: Tanya Healey

Name of pet sitter: Lauren S

My pets (breeds and names): T-Spoon, Paw Paw and Coca Cola (Cats), Peanut and Raizen (Dogs)

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:

The administration of StudentCo as well as the service received from the pet-sitter (Lauren) were faultless.

Will definitely use the service again!

Well recommended.

Date of Review: 10/11/2017 6:35:55 AM

Stay-overs with Labrador, Labrador cross, 3 Yorkies and cat

My name: Karen Broeke

Name of pet sitter: Lauren S

My pets (breeds and names): Labrador, Labrador cross, 3 Yorkies and cat

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: 9/14/2017 6:25:16 AM

Stay-overs with Cody (Labrador), Tucker (Labrador cross), Charlie, Penny and Ziggy (Yorkies), Einstein, Indy and Misty (Cats), Smudge and Smidge (Rats)

My name: Karen Broeke

Name of pet sitter: Lauren S

My pets (breeds and names): Cody (Labrador), Tucker (Labrador cross), Charlie, Penny and Ziggy (Yorkies), Einstein, Indy and Misty (Cats), Smudge and Smidge (Rats)

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:

Lauren is fantastic!

I can highly recommend her.

My furbabies love her and I am comfortable in leaving them in her loving and capable hands.

Date of Review: 12/6/2017 5:22:37 AM

Stay-overs Cody (Labrador), Tucker (Labrador cross), Charlie; Penny and Ziggy (Yorkies), Eistein; Indy and Misty (Cats) and Smidge and Smudge (rats)

My name: Karen Broeke

Name of pet sitter: Lauren S

My pets (breeds and names): Cody (Labrador), Tucker (Labrador cross), Charlie; Penny and Ziggy (Yorkies), Eistein; Indy and Misty (Cats) and Smidge and Smudge (rats)

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:

Lauren does a fantastic job and all my fur babies just adore her.

Date of Review: 12/28/2017 3:06:33 PM

Stay-overs with Roxy, Buddy and Sky

My name: Sandy Di Nicola

Name of pet sitter: Lauren s

My pets (breeds and names): Roxy, Buddy and Sky

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: 4

Additional Comments: Was 1st time using a sitter so would have appreciated more feedback...always had to prompt for feedback.

Date of Review: 1/15/2018 2:07:56 PM

Stay-overs with Labrador, Labrador cross, 3 Yorkies and 5 cats

My name: Karen Broeke

Name of pet sitter: Lauren S

My pets (breeds and names): Labrador, Labrador cross, 3 Yorkies and 5 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 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:

Always happy to have Lauren look after my fur babies.

Date of Review: 2/7/2018 1:42:39 PM

Stay-overs with Cody (Labrador), Tucker (Labrador cross), Charlie; Penny and Ziggy (Yorkies), Eistein; Indy and Misty (Cats) and Smidge and Smudge (rats)

My name: Karen, Broeke

Name of pet sitter: Lauren S

My pets (breeds and names): Cody (Labrador), Tucker (Labrador cross), Charlie; Penny and Ziggy (Yorkies), Eistein; Indy and Misty (Cats) and Smidge and Smudge (rats)

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: 3/13/2018 3:11:55 PM

Stay-overs with Roxy (Husky) and Buddy (Jack Russell)

My name: Sandy Di Nicola

Name of pet sitter: Lauren S

My pets (breeds and names): Roxy (Husky) and Buddy (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: 3/19/2018 5:57:05 PM

Visits

My name: Terence Chetty

Name of pet sitter: Lauren S

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 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: 4/11/2018 7:25:16 AM

Stay-overs with Cody (Labrador), Tucker (Labrador cross), Charlie, Penny and Ziggy (Yorkies), Eistein, Indy and Misty (cats) and Smidge and Smudge (rats)

My name: Karen Broeke

Name of pet sitter: Lauren S

My pets (breeds and names): Cody (Labrador), Tucker (Labrador cross), Charlie, Penny and Ziggy (Yorkies), Eistein, Indy and Misty (cats) and Smidge and Smudge (rats)

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: 4/11/2018 4:58:04 AM

Visits

My name: Terence Chetty

Name of pet sitter: Lauren S

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 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:

Great job by Lauren.

My pets were very happy upon my return, that tells me they were well taken care off.

Date of Review: 4/10/2018 5:05:17 PM

Stay-overs with Cody (Labrador), Tucker(Labrador cross), Charlie, Penny and Ziggy (Yorkies), Misty (cat), Smudge and Smidge (rats)

My name: Karen Broeke

Name of pet sitter: Lauren S

My pets (breeds and names): Cody (Labrador), Tucker(Labrador cross), Charlie, Penny and Ziggy (Yorkies), Misty (cat), Smudge and Smidge (rats)

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:

Thank you again for your wonderful service.

Date of Review: 5/22/2018 6:16:47 AM

Stay-overs with Cody (Labrador), Tucker (Labrador cross), Charlie, Penny and Ziggy (Yorkies), Misty, Dot and Bandit (cats), Smudge and Smidge (rats)

My name: Karen Broeke

Name of pet sitter: Lauren S

My pets (breeds and names): Cody (Labrador), Tucker (Labrador cross), Charlie, Penny and Ziggy (Yorkies), Misty, Dot and Bandit (cats), Smudge and Smidge (rats)

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:

As always, fantastic service and care of my furbabies.

Lauren is friendly and reliable.

Date of Review: 8/23/2018 7:06:13 AM

Stay-overs with Roxy (Husky) and Buddy (Jack Russell)

My name: Sandy Di Nicola

Name of pet sitter: Lauren S

My pets (breeds and names): Roxy (Husky) and Buddy (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

Date of Review: 10/5/2018 10:33:24 AM

Stay-overs with Cody (Labrador), Tucker (Labrador cross), Charlie, Penny and Ziggy (Yorkies), Misty, Dot and Bandit (cats), Smudge and Smidge (rats)

My name: Karen Broeke

Name of pet sitter: Lauren S

My pets (breeds and names): Cody (Labrador), Tucker (Labrador cross), Charlie, Penny and Ziggy (Yorkies), Misty, Dot and Bandit (cats), Smudge and Smidge (rats)

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:

Always enjoy our time away knowing that Lauren is looking after my fur babies.

Date of Review: 10/16/2018 5:51:58 AM


Some pictures of the pet children during pet sitting

Oh-so-adorable Ziggy

Oh-so-adorable Ziggy

Selfie with pretty Penny

Selfie with pretty Penny

Pickaboo!

Pickaboo!

 Just chilling

Just chilling

Einstein

Einstein

 Friends

Friends

Ziggy and Cody

Ziggy and Cody

Cody and Ziggy

Cody and Ziggy

Swim or not to swim

Swim or not to swim

Play time

Play time

Teaspoon

Teaspoon

Peanut

Peanut

Tucker

Tucker