StudentCo Pet Sitter Profile

If you like this profile, remember the name "Nadia V" and simply click here to tell us more about your pets and when you will need a sitter. StudentCo will let you know if this pet sitter is available (if not, you will be introduced to another, equally awesome, team member).

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: Nadia V.

Area: Randburg (Linden)

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

Course of study: BA (Psychology and Anthropology)

Approved StudentCo pet sitter since: August 2015

Experience with animals and own pets

I have completed volunteer work and 25 Hours of community service at FORA (Friends of Rescued Animals)

At home, I am lucky to share my life with a dog named Daisy and a cat named Garfield, whom I both really love and adore. Daisy is a miniature Doberman Pincher and Garfield is a ginger cat. We rescued him after he was abandoned on WITS campus.

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Feedback from References

J. Goudge - tutoring

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:

Nadia tutored my son in Afrikaans for about a year.

I would recommend her very highly .. She is good with children and pets.

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 Chica (Miniature Pincher)

My name: L. de Wet

Name of pet sitter: Nadia

My pets (breeds and names): Chica, miniature pincher

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: I'm delighted that I've found Nadia through you! She is great with Chica and I can see that Chica is comfortable and at ease with her which is not normally the case with visitors. This means I can relax when going on holiday and focus when travelling for work without having to worry about my dog-child. Thank you very much!

Note from StudentCo: Nadia has stayed with Chica on multiple occasions. More reviews from this family are available on request.

Stay-overs with Barkley (Labrador)

My name: W. van Jaarsveld

Name of pet sitter: Nadia

My pets (breeds and names): Barkley, Labrador

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

Stay-overs with Callie (English Spaniel) and Bacardi (cat)

My name: T. Meyburgh

Name of pet sitter: Nadia V

My pets (breeds and names): Callie (English Spaniel) and Bacardi (cat)

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: Nadia is wonderful, my pets settled in so quickly, thanks to her. I have recommended her to friends and family and I will be calling on her again many many times. thanks again for sending someone so awesome.

Visits with Mr. Miyagi (Pekingese) and Dr. Zoidberg (Pekingese Cross Jack Russell)

My name: Reinhard Bothma

Name of pet sitter: Nadia V

My pets (breeds and names): Mr. Miyagi (Pekingese) and Dr. Zoidberg (Pekingese Cross Jack Russell)

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:

Nadia was great.

She communicated well and always asked when she was unsure about any specific details.

She even put our minds at ease after a serious storm went through Randburg.

Thanks Nadia!

Date of Review: 1/11/2018 6:33:56 AM

Visits with Alfie and Dusty (Rabbits)

My name: Izelle de Jager

Name of pet sitter: Nadia V

My pets (breeds and names): Alfie and Dusty (Rabbits)

Service used: Visits

My pet sitter was well-presented and well-spoken during the meet-and-greet - I immediately felt comfortable: Not quite.

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: Sort of - I got updates, but they were not as detailed as I would have liked.

Upon my return, my pets seemed happy and well cared for: Not quite...

Upon my return, my home was presented to me in a clean and respectable state: Yup!

My particular instructions were followed to a T: Not quite...

I would recommend StudentCo to friends and family: No, I'd rather not.

If 1 is terrible and 5 is excellent, please rate your overall experience with StudentCo and this sitter: 2

Additional Comments: The sitter had not notified me before visits as I had asked her to. On my petcam I saw that she did not give attention to the rabbits as we had required her to. We had to ask for photo updates every day even though we had agreed upon her sending pics on the meet and greet. Still she did sent pics on the one day and I do not fully trust that she was even there that day as the water bowls did not seem to be filled up in the petcam. She also took a boyfriend along with her to our home which we was never approved by us. Our trust was broken and we were deeply disappointed. It left for a stressful experience and a sour taste during what was supposed to be a nice break away from home for us.

*Note from StudentCo: This complaint was brought to our attention and dealt with during the booking. All grievances were cleared up.

Date of Review: 3/1/2018 5:32:09 PM


StudentCo Pet Sitting procedure and veterinary emergency test

Nadia 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

Barkley loves his swims!

Bedtime for Barkley

Snooze time for Callie

Oh-so-cute Chica!

A Chica collage!

Bacardi

Hello, Riley!

Hello, Riley!

Cuddles with Lola

Cuddles with Lola

Zoidburg and Mr Miagi

Zoidburg and Mr Miagi

Zoidburg and Mr Miagi

Zoidburg and Mr Miagi