StudentCo Pet Sitter Profile

Name of sitter: Monique V

Area: Hatfield, Pretoria

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

Course of study: BSc (Genetics and Zoology)

Approved StudentCo pet sitter since: March 2016


Experience with animals and own pets

I am lucky to share my family with Stoffel and Jay-Jay, 2 mid-sized rescue dogs. Stoffel has a prominent underbite and as such he requires special care - all his meals are soft food that he does not have to chew! They are very active and well trained.

Our family also used to include a Rottweiler cross called Karools and a Cockatoo called Kokie. As a little girl, I loved Kokie soooo much that he even accompanied me to school!

I have helped out regularly at my local SPCA. I have shadowed at both a small animal veterinary clinic and assisted and shadowed at a large animal veterinary clinic. I have also helped out on a cattle farm. I have also taken care of friends' pets over holidays when they were away.


Feedback from References


A. Malherbe - cattle farm

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:

Monique is the cousin of a friend of mine.

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

Additional notes: She's a very caring and compassionate person and you can see she loves animals. She's keen to learn and not afraid to work.

Note from StudentCo: Monique did some work assisting on the Malherbe family's cattle farm.


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 Ninya, Donkey, Cassidy and Fogo (3 Bassets and a Great Dane)

My name: L. Troskie

Name of pet sitter: Monique

My pets (breeds and names): Ninya, Donkey, Cassidy and Fogo (3 Bassets and a Great Dane)

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: My pets/children were well taken care of and that is most important!

Stay-overs with Basjan and Bella (Labradors)

My name: N. van Zijl

Name of pet sitter: Monique V

My pets (breeds and names): Basjan and Bella (Labradors)

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: 9/30/2016 19:47

Stay-overs with Amber (Africanis) and Molly (Boerboel X)

My name: C. Terink

Name of pet sitter: Monique V

My pets (breeds and names): Amber (Africanis) and Molly (Boerboel X)

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: Monique was absolutely wonderful. This was the first time I left my babies with someone they did not know but Monique made me feel very at ease so I could enjoy my time away. I will definitely be using Monique in future.

Date of Review: 10/10/2016 18:52

Stay-overs with Kiara the Boerboel

My name: J. Schnuir

Name of pet sitter: Monique V

My pets (breeds and names): Kiara the Boerboel

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: Excellent!

Date of Review: 1/9/2017 4:38:59 AM

Stay-overs with Puff, Zoey & Billy

My name: Jacinda Van der Merwe

Name of pet sitter: Monique V

My pets (breeds and names): Puff, Zoey & Billy

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!

Date of Review: 5/31/2017 5:57:14 AM

Stay-overs with Puff, Zoey & Billy

My name: Jacinda van der Merwe

Name of pet sitter: Monique V

My pets (breeds and names): Puff, Zoey & Billy

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!!

Thank you!

Date of Review: 7/26/2017 11:15:22 AM

Visits with Jason (dog)

My name: Robert Kressirer

Name of pet sitter: Monique V

My pets (breeds and names): Jason (dog)

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:

Monique is a fantastic dog sitter, I just don't want to praise her too much as other interested parties might want her as well and then she has no time for us.

Date of Review: 10/4/2017 12:36:39 PM

Visits with Jason (German Shepherd)

My name: Robert Kressirer

Name of pet sitter: Monique V

My pets (breeds and names): Jason (German Shepherd)

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: Please do not ask each time we hire Monique for a Feedback as ist the same all times, excellent Service, thank you

RK

Date of Review: 10/31/2017 12:42:34 PM

Stay-overs with Jason

My name: Robert, Kressirer

Name of pet sitter: Monique V

My pets (breeds and names): Jason

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:

Monique is a true Champion and excellent dog sitter and handler.

I could not imagine a better one.

Date of Review: 3/6/2018 9:53:50 AM

Stay-overs with Puff, Zoey & Billy

My name: Jacinda van der Merwe

Name of pet sitter: Monique V

My pets (breeds and names): Puff, Zoey & Billy

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!

Thank you.

Date of Review: 5/3/2017 11:28:42 AM

Stay-overs with Puff (cat) and Zoe & Billy (Dachshunds)

My name: J. van der Merwe

Name of pet sitter: Monique V

My pets (breeds and names): Puff (cat) and Zoe & Billy (Dachshunds)

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!! Appreciate!

Date of Review: 3/2/2017 5:59:44 AM

Visits with Jenna, Kaylee, Lexi (Huskies) and Candy (Swiss Shepherd Cross)

My name: N. Celliers

Name of pet sitter: Monique V

My pets (breeds and names): Jenna, Kaylee, Lexi (Huskies) and Candy (Swiss Shepherd Cross)

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: Monique shows such enjoyment looking after our girls. Four very different personalities. That can test one. From stubborn to unsure. She handles them beautifully. Hence the request for her a second time. 2017 will be the same. We will request her specificy

Date of Review: 12/29/2016 17:22

Visits with Puff the cat

My name: J. Fourie

Name of pet sitter: Monique V

My pets (breeds and names): Puff the cat

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: Thank you very much - Monique did an excellent job!y

Date of Review: 1/4/2017 6:45

Visits with Jenna, Kaylee, Lexia and Candy (Siberia huskies); Candy (Swiss shepherd cross)

My name: Nadine Celliers

Name of pet sitter: Monique V

My pets (breeds and names): Jenna, Kaylee, Lexia and Candy (Siberia huskies); Candy (Swiss shepherd cross)

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

Additional Comments:

Monique has looked after our girls over many years.

I trust her.

She uses initiative and always listens to my advise..

My girls keep her busy.

Date of review: 10/21/2019 13:27