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: Layla N

Area: Hatfield (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.

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StudentCo Pet Sitting procedure and veterinary emergency test

Layla 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 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

Additional Comments:

Date of Review: 4/6/2019 5:27:11 AM