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: Melissa B

Area: Villeria (Pretoria)

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

Course of study: Mechanical Engineering

Approved StudentCo pet sitter since: December 2017

Experience with animals and own pets

Growing up, my family has always had Great Danes. We have had rescues and purebreds alike. I believe that it does not matter where a pet comes from, as long as it gets a lot of love from its family!

At the moment we have two lovely Great Danes. Liquorice, our male, is almost three years old. I love taking him for walks and playing fetch with him. Venus, our female, is almost eight years old. She is a very mellow dog and I love giving her belly rubs and brushing her.

I am responsible for looking after our pets at home and keeping them active and healthy.

I enjoy the company of all animals and look forward to meeting yours!

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StudentCo Pet Sitting procedure and veterinary emergency test

Melissa 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 tought Melissa Maths and Science from gr 8 to gr 12

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

Additional notes: Melissa is a very trustworthy and reliable person

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:

Melissa has been in our church since childhood. She attended our Sunday school classes and was in the confirmation class which wss my responsibility for the year she was confirmed. In this year I got to knwo !elissa very well as a person who takes her responsibilities very serious. Even after confirmation she attends worship very often.

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


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 Barry (Yorkie) and Annabelle (Kerry Blue Terrier)

My name: Vera Plint

Name of pet sitter: Melissa B

My pets (breeds and names): Barry (Yorkie) and Annabelle (Kerry Blue 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!

If 1 is terrible and 5 is excellent, please rate your overall experience with StudentCo and this sitter: 4

Date of Review:

Visits with Kitty and Mia (cats)

My name: Sheree Tredoux

Name of pet sitter: Melissa B

My pets (breeds and names): Kitty and Mia (cats)

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: 1/10/2018 5:18:01 PM