StudentCo Pet Sitter Profile

Name of sitter: Layla N

Area: Moreletapark, Pretoria

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

Course of study: BSc Actuarial science

Approved StudentCo pet sitter since: May 2018


Experience with animals and own pets

I've always had an immense love for animals and I've been lucky enough to grow up with tons of fur kids of my own.

Currently I have 3 Labradors, Coco, Buffy and Rocky, and a little Labrador X named Milo. Milo is almost 5 years old, Buffy is almost 10 years old, and Rocky and Coco are both under 2 years. I also have two cats named Biscute and Roxy who think they are the queens of the house. And then there's Joey, my 2-year-old African Grey parrot who absolutely loves a good conversation... he even talks to the dogs now that he learnt how to bark as well.

Amongst them I also have a few pets in heaven, namely Squeak and Cheese my hamsters, Ming my Chameleon and a whole bunch of fish friends as well.

I love my animals dearly, sometimes even more than humans! We love going for walks in the afternoons and swimming in pool in summer. Roxy and Biscuit enjoy cuddling with me on the couch to watch a good movie with Joey in the background as well.

I also do horse riding a few times a week, and I ride the most beautiful and amazing horse ever, her name is Star and she loves carrots, running around and giving hugs and kisses.

During high school I spent time volunteering at the SPCA, as well as FORA for 5 consecutive years so I have tons of experience working with all types of dogs and cats and other animals. I've also job shadowed a vet before.


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 been Layla's Life Science teacher as well as her First Aid Coach. I can say with the utmost ease that Layla will be an asset to your institution.

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

Additional notes:

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:

I gave Layla extra accounting lessons in her Grade 12 year

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

Additional notes:

Layla loves animals. I have 9 animals and she would always engage with them in a loving manner. She is a very responsible lady, always on time, and can be counted on.


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 Snicky (Staffie) and Cooper (Scottie)

My name: Ivena Venter

Name of pet sitter: Layla N

My pets (breeds and names): Snicky (Staffie) and Cooper (Scottie)

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:

We were very happy with Layla, definitely will ask for her again.

Date of Review: 2/18/2019 9:09:24 AM

Stay-overs with Snicky (Staffie) and Cooper (Scottie)

My name: Ivena Venter

Name of pet sitter: Layla N

My pets (breeds and names): Snicky (Staffie) and Cooper (Scottie)

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 was very happy with Layla, she went above and beyond to assist while we were away.

She really gave me peace of mind that my pups were in good hands.

Date of Review: 3/24/2019

Stay-overs with Karma, Mia (Chows) and Emma (Scotty)

My name: Andre Roos

Name of pet sitter: Layla N

My pets (breeds and names): Karma, Mia (Chows) and Emma (Scotty)

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: 4/6/2019 5:27:11 AM

Stay-overs with Emma, Mia and Karma (1 Scotty and 2 Chows)

My name: Andre Roos

Name of pet sitter: Layla N

My pets (breeds and names): Emma, Mia and Karma (1 Scotty and 2 Chows)

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!

If 1 is terrible and 5 is excellent, please rate your overall experience with StudentCo and this sitter: 5

Stay-overs with Mighu (Sphynx), Coco (Sphynx), Bob (Maltese) and Marley (Maltese Terrier)

My name: Ane-Marie Warnich

Name of pet sitter: Layla N

My pets (breeds and names): Mighu (Sphynx), Coco (Sphynx), Bob (Maltese) and Marley (Maltese 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

Stay-overs with Karma (Chow), Mia (Chow) and Emma (Scottish Terrier)

My name: Andre Roos

Name of pet sitter: Layla N

My pets (breeds and names): Karma (Chow), Mia (Chow) and Emma (Scottish 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 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

Date of Review: 2019/07/12 07:05:00

Stay-overs with Mighu (Sphynx), Coco (Sphynx), Bob (Maltese) and Marley (Maltese Terrier)

My name: Ane-Marie Warnich

Name of pet sitter: Layla N

My pets (breeds and names): Mighu (Sphynx), Coco (Sphynx), Bob (Maltese) and Marley (Maltese 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: This is not the 1st time we have booked with this sitter - we did not have a meet-and-greet as we know each other :)

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: Effortless and accommodating with my last minute going away plans. I have never felt so at ease leaving my pets at home knowing someone will care for them. Great company!

Date of Review: 2019/07/26 06:51:20

Visits with Zara and Loki (Beagles)

My name: Suzanne Terblanche

Name of pet sitter: Layla N

My pets (breeds and names): Zara and Loki (Beagles)

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

Date of Review: 2019/08/23 05:49:25

Stay-overs with Coco and Mighu (Sphynx Cats)

My name: Ane-Marie Warnich

Name of pet sitter: Layla N

My pets (breeds and names): Coco and Mighu (Sphynx Cats)

Service used: Stay-overs

My pet sitter was well-presented and well-spoken during the meet-and-greet - I immediately felt comfortable: This is not the 1st time we have booked with this sitter - we did not have a meet-and-greet as we know each other :)

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:

Thank you so much for everything!

We will miss you guys when we are in Canada.

I have recommended you to many people, hope they all find their way to you.

All the best with the future!

Keep up the great work…

Date of review: 10/29/2019 10:34

Stay-overs with Staff - Snickers, scotty - Cooper

My name: Ivena Venter

Name of pet sitter: Layla N

My pets (breeds and names): Staff - Snickers, scotty - Cooper

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 a pleasure to go away and not worry about my fur kids at home.

Layla is an excellent sitter, reliable and so caring towards my babies - really someone I would recommend to everyone.

I've been using StudentCo for almost 4years now and will definitely continue using them in future.

They never disappoint!

Date of review: 12/9/2019 18:24