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: Nicola P

Area: Doringkloof (Centurion)

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

Course of study: BSc - Biomedicine

Approved StudentCo pet sitter since: May 2018

Experience with animals and own pets

I am a mother of one beautiful cat, 7 fish, 2 snakes, 1 bird and 2 dogs. It is very tough being a mother to so many animals but it is the most rewarding job you can ever have.

Zara, my beautiful stray cat, came into my life two years ago and since then has become a part of my life forever.

My two dogs, Teddy (Alsation) and Gerald (pitbull) love going for walks (runs) and enjoy cuddles in front of a good movie.

I have experience looking after animals of friends and family. I am currently studying towards a degree in biomedicine to eventually become an agricultural researcher. My key modules are animal anatomy and animal physiology.

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StudentCo Pet Sitting procedure and veterinary emergency test

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

She was at school 3 years ago with my son and I got to know her then. She volunteered to pet sit for me when I went on holiday since then I use her regularly

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 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:

An acquaintance she looked after my house and my dogs for three weeks in November last year while I was away in Capetown. My dogs were sad when she left so that means she did an amazing job! She has an awesome aspiring and fun personality!

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

Reference 3

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 was referred by a friend to contact her as I have Fish, African Grey and 4 dogs that I needed someone to look after. I was told that Nicola loves animals and asked her if she could assist me. She stayed in the house due to convenience. I came home to a neater cleaner and very happy animals. She was still at school at the time, and I still use you when we get a chance to go away.

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

Additional notes: She is extremely reliable, friendly and committed. Trustworthy is on top of the list.


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 Annie (Jack Russell)

My name: Ingrid du Toit

Name of pet sitter: Nicola P

My pets (breeds and names): Annie (Jack Russell)

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 was a very good experience to me to use the company and Nicola was special.

Date of Review: 7/11/2018 11:05:21 AM