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: Monique D.

Area: Pretoria (Garsfontein)

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

Course of study: Physiotherapy

Approved StudentCo pet sitter since: July 2015


Experience with animals and own pets

I love animals and love working with them! My childhood dream was to become a dog trainer or a veternarian. Animals are a big part of my life: I am a regular volunteer at Wetnose and other charities; have experience helping out at a veterinary clinic; enjoy walking my neigbours' dogs; have experience working on a horse farm; and have experience pet sitting.

I share my life with 3 dogs - a very active Labrador, a Husky/Alsatian mix and an elderly Miniature Pincher. I take the two large dogs for daily walks and regularly brush them. The little Miniature Pincher is unfortunately blind and cannot run and play as he used to; I have experience taking care of pets with this disability.

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Feedback from References

Love It Gifts

Being part of StudentCo means working with children and animals. In your opinion, would the above person be suitable for this type of work? Yes! Monique loves animals and children very much. She is very calm and caring with them.

Please let us know how you know the above person? She worked for me over weekends helping with my stall and working with customers.

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

Would you describe him/her as an honest, reliable individual? Monique is very honest and reliable. She was always on time for work.

Would you trust this person with your own children, home and pets? Yes, definitely!


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 Roxy and Rambo (Dachshunds)

My name: C. Barnard

Name of pet sitter: Monique

My pets (breeds and names): Roxy and Rambo (Dachshunds)

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

Additional Comments:

Our pets were so well looked after!

Monique did a fantastic job and I'm definitely going to use the service again.

We never worried about anything!

Stay-overs with Trompie & Tessa (Australian Cattle dogs) and Kenzi (Scottie)

My name: R. Heyl

Name of pet sitter: Monique D

My pets (breeds and names): Trompie & Tessa (Australian Cattle dogs) and Kenzi (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 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:

Thanks again for a great service and our peace of mind while on holiday.

Monique did a great job looking after our house and taking care of the pets - they enjoyed the love and attention!

She is an honest person with so much integrity.

Date of Review: 1/11/2017 8:10:48 AM

Stay-overs with Luna (Great Dane) and Goggles (Jack Russell Terrier)

My name: N. Newman

Name of pet sitter: Monique D

My pets (breeds and names): Luna (Great Dane) and Goggles (Jack Russell 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: 5

Additional Comments:

We were extremely happy with our sitter. Thank you for everything Monique!

Date of Review: 1/11/2017 7:31:07 AM

Stay-overs with Tessa & Trompie (Australian Cattle dog), Kenzi (Scottie) and Fish

My name: Renscha Heyl

Name of pet sitter: Monique D

My pets (breeds and names): Tessa & Trompie (Australian Cattle dog), Kenzi (Scottie) and 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

Additional Comments:

Thanks again for excellent service!

Monique is a gem - she is responsible and great with our pets!

She ensures that we have a worry free holiday.

Thanks so much!

Date of Review: 7/19/2017 7:29:57 AM


StudentCo Pet Sitting procedure and veterinary emergency test

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


Some pictures of the pet children during pet sitting

 This is happiness

This is happiness

 Scottie Beauty

Scottie Beauty

Monique and the Neumann doggies

Monique and the Neumann doggies

Just gorgeous!

Just gorgeous!

Cuddles!

Cuddles!

Lazy pup

Lazy pup

Contented Kitty

Contented Kitty