StudentCo Pet Sitter Profile

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Name of sitter: Nicholas H

Area: Bromhof (Randburg)

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

Course of study: BA Communication Design

Approved StudentCo pet sitter since: January 2019

Experience with animals and own pets

I have been fortunate enough to be part of a family that has loved all kinds of animals, for as long as I can remember!

Riley is my one year old Labrador cross, rescued from ARK Animal Shelter, who believes that she’s the queen of the house. I also believe this to be true. Oliver is my nine year old Spaniel cross, who we were delighted to find at the SPCA - I get just as excited to see them every day as I was the moment I found them!

Over the years, we’ve had hamsters, Canary birds and many fish, as well as having the chance to care for the rest of my family’s many cats. It’s amazing how much love and laughter animals bring into my life and even how much closer we become with each other because of them.

I have volunteered at ARK Animal Shelter and the Animal Anti-Cruelty League where I feel so fulfilled by walking and washing the dogs, letting the cats use me as a climbing wall and making sure they are feeling healthy and loved by the time I leave. I believe that, although people talk to animals, not many listen well enough and that’s what I will always strive to do.

I love animals of all shapes and sizes and will be so excited for the opportunity to meet yours!

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StudentCo Pet Sitting procedure and veterinary emergency test

Nicholas passed our test about proper pet sitting procedure and the recognition of common veterinary emergencies. This means that he 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 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:

Nicholas Hunt has pet sat my animals countless times, as I travel extensively for work. He is a young man with great character and he even has a set of my keys in case I cannot get home in time from the office if there is a storm coming.

He is a neighbour of mine who is always willing to fulfil my requests. I highly recommend him in any house sitting or pet sitting arrangement.

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

Reference 2

Being part of StudentCo means working with 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:

Nicholas is the younger brother of one of my friends.

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

Additional notes:

He has looked after my dogs and my house a few times and would recommend him to anyone.

Reference 3

Being part of StudentCo means working with 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 met Nicholas through a friend’s referral to look after my two cats when I went on holiday.

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.

Stay-overs with Brody and Bella

My name: Fiona Lessing

Name of pet sitter: Nicholas H

My pets (breeds and names): Brody and Bella

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 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:

Nicholas was exceptional.

As soon as we met, my anxiety eased.

He was so sweet.

I got daily updates with the most beautiful pictures of Brody and Bella.

Nicholas was polite and so patient with the dogs (they can test you sometimes) ;).

He administered Brody's insulin via syringe twice a day.

He also slept with the two of them in the bed every night.

The house was spotless when we arrived home.

I can not recommend Nicholas enough.

Date of Review: 2/10/2019 4:10:59 PM

Stay-overs with Willy, Ziggy and Mia

My name: Suzanne Jenner

Name of pet sitter: Nicholas H

My pets (breeds and names): Willy, Ziggy and Mia

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 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

Date of Review: 3/25/2019 6:36:00 AM