StudentCo Pet Sitter Profile

Name of sitter: Nicole V

Area: Eldoglen, Centurion

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

Course of study: Medical Sciences

Approved StudentCo pet sitter since: December 2017


Experience with animals and own pets

I have a great love for animals, which budded from being surrounded by my own family’s pets when I was young as well as other animals as I grew up. There is a special kind of connection that develops between person and pet and memories that involve animals are the ones I don’t easily forget!

My Border Collies passed away when I was still a child, but they taught me so much about how deep a bond can run, even after so long. This has given me a great appreciation for every encounter I have with an animal. Like with people, each is unique and pets all have their own personalities.

I love getting to know an animal and always look forward to spending time with one.

I also grew up with many birds, which has shown me how spending time with another species is different, but just as fulfilling.

I have spent a lot of time on farms and plots too, giving me an appreciation for the company of animals, from a hamster to a horse.

I love to groom pets and have also spent many hours in the pool with dogs that love to play in the water.

I like to encourage playfulness, yet just relaxing with a pet is as enjoyable - one of my favourite feelings is when a cat curls up peacefully in the bed with me!

I look forward to taking care of your pets and promise to treat your fur-family as if they were my own!


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:

Nicole and my son were at school together since grade 3 and that is how we became family friends. I have seen Nicole grow up in front of me and can assure you that she is a trustworthy and competent person in anything she undertakes. She will definitely be a person of value to your organisation.

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:

Nicole attended the same Primary School as my children and lives near us. For a number of years, Nicole has been looking after our two dogs whenever we are away for a period of time.

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

Additional notes: Nicole is a very reliable person. She has always been my first option for pet sitting. My pets are very fond of her. Nicole is also particularly reliable in relation to the security of our property and the security of our pets when she enters and exits. I will recommend her to any person for any pet.

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 tutored Nicole in her first-year Calculus course for a semester in 2016.

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 Odin (Great Dane) and Loki (Vizlsa)

My name: Quinton van Eyk

Name of pet sitter: Nicole V

My pets (breeds and names): Odin (Great Dane) and Loki (Vizlsa)

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: 4/4/2018 5:36:53 PM

Stay-overs with Odin (Great Dane) and Loki (Vizsla)

My name: Quinton Van Eyk

Name of pet sitter: Nicole V

My pets (breeds and names): Odin (Great Dane) and Loki (Vizsla)

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: 3/27/2018 5:21:55 PM

Stay-overs with Cujo (Husky)

My name: Annatjie Bishton

Name of pet sitter: Nicole V

My pets (breeds and names): Cujo (Husky)

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: 5/3/2018 4:03:31 AM

Stay-overs with Odin (Great Dane) and Loki (Vizsla)

My name: Quinton van Eyk

Name of pet sitter: Nicole V

My pets (breeds and names): Odin (Great Dane) and Loki (Vizsla)

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: 4/16/2018 5:31:36 AM

Stay-overs with Cujo (Husky)

My name: Arthur Bishton

Name of pet sitter: Nicole V

My pets (breeds and names): Cujo (Husky)

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: 2/26/2018 4:50:59 PM

Stay-overs with Odin (Great Dane) and Loki (Vizsla)

My name: Henroe Janse van Rensburg

Name of pet sitter: Nicole V

My pets (breeds and names): Odin (Great Dane) and Loki (Vizsla)

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: 2/14/2018 11:19:10 AM

Stay-overs with Odin (Great Dane) and Loki (Vizsla)

My name: Quinton van Eyk

Name of pet sitter: Nicole V

My pets (breeds and names): Odin (Great Dane) and Loki (Vizsla)

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: 2/13/2018 10:34:44 AM

Stay-overs with Odin (Great Dane) and Loki (Vizsla)

My name: Quinton van Eyk

Name of pet sitter: Nicole V

My pets (breeds and names): Odin (Great Dane) and Loki (Vizsla)

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

Date of Review: 6/12/2018 6:29:22 AM

Stay-overs with Husky and Cujo

My name: Annatjie Bishton

Name of pet sitter: Nicole V

My pets (breeds and names): Husky and Cujo

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:

My Cujo is my whole life.

Thanks Nicole for looking after my pretty boy.

Date of Review: 7/23/2018 4:32:22 PM

Stay-overs with Missy, Ally and Gracie (Maine Coons)

My name: Lorinda Gerber

Name of pet sitter: Nicole V

My pets (breeds and names): Missy, Ally and Gracie (Maine Coons)

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: 12/20/2018 2:10:07 PM

Stay-overs with Cujo (Husky)

My name: Arthur Bishton

Name of pet sitter: Nicole V

My pets (breeds and names): Cujo (Husky)

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: 1/2/2019 8:56:33 AM

Stay-overs with Kayley and Stormy (Yorkies)

My name: Yvonne Mitchell

Name of pet sitter: Nicole V

My pets (breeds and names): Kayley and Stormy (Yorkies)

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:

We were very happy with Nicole.

The Yorkies loved her!

She played with them, took them for walkies, showed love and even allowed them to sleep on the bed with her.

I received daily news and photos.

Besides that, she did all the requests around the house we asked for!

Will definitely use her again!

Date of Review: 2/5/2019 12:40:35 PM

Stay-overs with Cujo (Husky)

My name: Arthur Bishton

Name of pet sitter: Nicole V

My pets (breeds and names): Cujo (Husky)

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: 3/24/2019

Stay-overs with Alex and Slash

My name: Jannine Millingham-Groenewald

Name of pet sitter: Nicole V

My pets (breeds and names): Alex and Slash

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: 4/9/2019 5:51:26 PM

Stay-overs with Nakita, Phoebe (Boston Terriers) and Russel (Jack Russel)

My name: Janus Kruger

Name of pet sitter: Nicole V

My pets (breeds and names): Nakita, Phoebe (Boston Terriers) and Russel (Jack Russel)

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: We were absolutely at ease with Nicole from the start. Our fur kids accepted her very quickly.

Date of Review: 4/29/2019 5:16:46 PM

Stay-overs with Axl and Slash

My name: Jannine Millingham-Groenewald

Name of pet sitter: Nicole V

My pets (breeds and names): Axl and Slash

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

Stay-overs with Cujo (Husky)

My name: Annatjie Bishton

Name of pet sitter: Nicole V

My pets (breeds and names): Cujo (Husky)

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: Nicole is one of the best petsitter that we have ever had. Cujo loves her and is always happy when we get back home.

Date of Review: 2019/08/19 10:20:29

Stay-overs with Husky and Cujo

My name: Annatjie

Name of pet sitter: Nicole V

My pets (breeds and names): Husky and Cujo

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: 10/13/2019 13:46

Stay-overs with Phoebe and Nakita (Boston) Russell (Jack Russell)

My name: Janus

Name of pet sitter: Nicole V

My pets (breeds and names): Phoebe and Nakita (Boston); Russell ( 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 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:

Our pets absolutely love Nicole.

She looks after our most prized treasures!

Thanks Nicole.

Date of review: 11/4/2019 10:22