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: Nicci L.

Area: Centurion (Doringkloof) and Pretoria (Hatfield)

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

Course of study: BA (Information Design)

Approved StudentCo pet sitter since: June 2016

Own pets

I've shared my life with pets for as long as I can remember! My family has included a Chow Chow, a Boerboel and Spaniels as well as a cat and two African Grey parrots. Pets are blessings - they add such joy to my life!

At present, our only animal family member is Jessica, an elderly Springer Spaniel. She is still very happy and healthy in her old age, and even though she can no longer go for long walks she still enjoys swimming as much as ever! She is my shadow and my best friend.

Note from StudentCo:

Nicci has shown commitment and a true love for animals as a volunteer with our Wednesday Wollies Walks project, where she volunteers her time as a dog walker for shelter dogs.

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StudentCo Pet Sitting procedure and veterinary emergency test

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

Feedback from References

P. Tshabalala - Pretoria High School for Girls

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 taught Nicci at Pretoria High School for girls for 3 years. I was her Visual Arts teacher.

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

Additional notes: In the time that I got to work with Nicci, I witnessed her grow artistically and loved seeing her relentlessly support and care for others around her.

She was alwasy hardworking, committed in everything that she did and certainly such an amazing ambassador for her family.

As her teacher, I could always depend on her if I needed something done in the class.

Nicci would be an asset to your organisation.

P. Oosthuizen - Camerata student choir

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 know Nicci through her membership of the University of Pretoria Camerata student choir. This is her second year as member and first year as Committee member of the choir.

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

Additional notes: Nicci is a very dependable, honest and hard working member of the Choir Committee.

I can sincerely recommend her to anyone that wishes to employ her.


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!

Visits with Leevy , Bullet and Nuschka, the Scottish Terriers

My name: Jandri Swart

Name of pet sitter: Nicci L

My pets (breeds and names): Leevy , Bullet and Nuschka, the Scottish Terriers

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: I love Nicci and will defintely use her in the future

Visits with Didi (Jack Russell Terrier) and Gaby (Jack Russell Terrier X)

My name: Y. van der Merwe

Name of pet sitter: Nicci L

My pets (breeds and names): Didi (Jack Russell Terrier) and Gaby (Jack Russell Terrier X)

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: 10/4/2016 7:42

Stay-overs with Jack and Jill (Jack Russell Terrier and mixed breed doggie)

My name: N. Vermaak

Name of pet sitter: Nicci L

My pets (breeds and names): Jack and Jill (Jack Russell Terrier and mixed breed doggie)

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 15:09

Visits with Nuschka , Bullet and Leevy (Scotties)

My name: J. Swart

Name of pet sitter: Nicci L

My pets (breeds and names): Nuschka , Bullet and Leevy (Scotties)

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: I love Nicci and would definitely use her again!

Date of Review: 10/17/2016 18:30

Stay-overs with Jack (Jack Russell Terrier) and Jill (Mixed breed)

My name: N. Vermaak

Name of pet sitter: Nicci L

My pets (breeds and names): Jack (Jack Russell Terrier) and Jill (Mixed breed)

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: 1/3/2017 3:13

Stay-overs with Labrador - Buddy Yorkies - Vicky, Freddy and Loup as well as King Louis (ginger cat) and Lady Lucy (Black cat)

My name: W. Naude

Name of pet sitter: Nicci L

My pets (breeds and names): Labrador - Buddy Yorkies - Vicky, Freddy and Loup as well as King Louis (ginger cat) and Lady Lucy (Black 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:

I have told everyone that wanted to hear how my holiday was, about StudentCo and I will keep on to promote you on FB.

I will definately use StudentCo always in future.

Thank you!

Date of Review: 1/11/2017 6:14:28 AM

Stay-overs

My name: Natalie Pretorius

Name of pet sitter: Nicci L

My pets (breeds and names):

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:

Initially I was a bit apprehensive to use a “stranger” to look after my kiddies.

I am probably the most full of nonsense person when it comes to my little fur balls.

Upon our first meeting with Nicci, both my husband and I felt very comfoortable with her.

Usually when we go away I always worry about my little fur balls, but with Nicci there, I felt very comfortable.

The fur balls seemed to love Nicci.

When we go away, both Astro and Nixon would not eat for the first two or three days, and when Nicci was looking after them, they had no issues licking their plates clean.

Nixon, our oldest cat, is also very “stand offish” with people in general, we even get his attitude from time to time.

I was so surprised when Nicci told me that she was playing with Nixon.

This has never happened before.

It was very clear to me that our fur kids didn’t even notice we were away on holiday as they were having the time of their lives with Nicci in the house.

I would recommend Nicci and StudentCo to anyone else without hesitation.

Date of Review: 5/3/2017 9:30:05 AM

Stay-overs with Gunther and Gustav (Miniature Schnauzers)

My name: Jacques Rabe

Name of pet sitter: Nicci L

My pets (breeds and names): Gunther and Gustav (Miniature Schnauzers)

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

I acknowledge that this review is true and accurate and hereby consent to its unlimited use and publication for marketing and other means.

Date of Review: 8/23/2017 7:16:56 PM

Stay-overs with Weimeraners

My name: Shaune Beyleveldt

Name of pet sitter: Nicci L

My pets (breeds and names): Weimeraners

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: 11/2/2017 7:41:21 AM

Stay-overs with Mischa Baloo & co.

My name: Ingrid Basson

Name of pet sitter: Nicci L

My pets (breeds and names): Mischa Baloo & co.

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: 1/5/2018 9:48:32 AM

Stay-overs with Trixie, Laylah and Louis (French Poodles)

My name: Annelize Geldenhuys

Name of pet sitter: Nicci L

My pets (breeds and names): Trixie, Laylah and Louis (French Poodles)

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:

Nicci is absolutely fantastic - I would recommend her any day!

I received regular and detailed updates with lots of photies.

I could actually enjoy the time away knowing that our furkids are loved and being well looked after.

Date of Review: 4/15/2018 6:41:17 PM

Stay-overs with Trixie, Louis and Laylah (French Poodles)

My name: Annelize Geldenhuys

Name of pet sitter: Nicci L

My pets (breeds and names): Trixie, Louis and Laylah (French Poodles)

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:

Nicci was fantastic - as always.

The furkids love her to bits and I can rest assured whenever we’re away that she’s taking excellent care of them.

Date of Review: 5/22/2018 3:39:27 PM

Visits with Nuschka and Bullet (Scotties)

My name: Jandri Swart

Name of pet sitter: Nicci L

My pets (breeds and names): Nuschka and Bullet (Scotties)

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!

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:

Just Loveee Nicci.

And my 2 babies aswell.

Date of Review: 7/23/2018 4:47:12 PM

Stay-overs with Misty and Olive

My name: Adriaan Vermaak

Name of pet sitter: Nicci L

My pets (breeds and names): Misty and Olive

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!

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:

It is always such a pleasure when Nicci house sits for me.

No dramas, professional, friendly, courteous.

What a pleasure!

Date of Review: 7/31/2018 5:17:45 AM



Some pictures of the pet children during pet sitting

Matching winter outfits for Bullet, Leevy and Nuschka!

Bullet, Leevy and Nuschka - running like the wind!

Sleepy Lexie

Sleepy Lexie

Sleepy Candy

Sleepy Candy

Nicci with the shelter kitties at Wollies

Didi and Gaby

Didi and Gaby

Bullet, Nushka, Leevy and Nicci

Bullet, Nushka, Leevy and Nicci

Skriffel and Mimps

Skriffel and Mimps

 What a beauty!

What a beauty!

Pretty Misty

Pretty Misty

 Gabi, giving Nicci kisses!

Gabi, giving Nicci kisses!

Dinner-time!

Dinner-time!

Didi in the garden

Didi in the garden

Beautiful Lily

Beautiful Lily

Vicky

Vicky

Sleepy time!

Sleepy time!

Pretty Budgies!

Pretty Budgies!

Nicci and Nushka

Nicci and Nushka

Beautiful!

Beautiful!

 Louis, relaxing

Louis, relaxing

 Buddy

Buddy

Buddy in the pool

Buddy in the pool

Gabi

Gabi

Didi

Didi

Gabi

Gabi

Didi

Didi

Thats the spot

Thats the spot

 Pluto

Pluto

Luna

Luna

Chew time

Chew time

Brooding

Brooding

Pascal

Pascal

 Bonzo

Bonzo