StudentCo Pet Sitter Profile

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Name of sitter: Nikki G

Area: Hennopspark (Centurion)

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

Course of study: BA Law

Approved StudentCo pet sitter since: February 2019

Experience with animals and own pets

I strongly feel that saying I adore animals is an understatement.

I absolutely love them with all my heart and without them, life would be incomplete! In my home, we have two beautiful, full-of-life, face-licking, motivating, love-giving, tail-wagging, food-annihilating doggies. One is our SPCA rescue that we named Bella and the other is our Beagle baby, named Elvis. We also have two cats, Skye and Dixie, who are as lovable as kitties can be.

I try to be as involved with animal as possible by visiting animal shelters with some friends and spending time with the animals there, as well as giving them all treats and love. I also, when I have time, try and plan outreaches to go to SPCA’s and provide them with pet food, toys, blankets and more treats!

I also have this thing where I fall in love with every street/shelter dog I come across and have a desire to take them home, but unfortunately not all yards are big enough for 40+ dogs. So instead, I try to give them food, water and attention when and if it is possible. Looking after other people's pets allows me to meet and care for even more dogs and cats, which is always just a win for me!

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StudentCo Pet Sitting procedure and veterinary emergency test

Nikki 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 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 is a friend of my son. They study together at TUKS. She has also visited my home many times.

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

Additional notes:

She is great with animals and gives them a lot of love.

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:

I met Nikki through a mutual friend and have worked closely with her on numerous occasions. Due to her love of animals, she is always the first person we call when we needed someone to look after our two dogs over the holidays.

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

Additional notes:

She would be a valuable member of your team, due to her intense love for animals and her ability to come through when the situation requires it! Nikki is a trustworthy individual and someone who will always go above the requirements in order to get the job done!

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:

We met at work, and she takes care of our pets when we go on vacation. She is very loving and really goes the extra mile to ensure that our pets are safe and healthy while they're under her care.

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 Jemma (cat), Thandi, Juliet, Bella and Banki Moon (Pekingese)

My name: Natasja Holtzhausen

Name of pet sitter: Nikki G

My pets (breeds and names): Jemma (cat), Thandi, Juliet, Bella and Banki Moon (Pekingese)

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:

Nikki instantly became part of the family.

Her updates and pics were great and she left the house in an excellent condition.

Date of Review: 3/11/2019 6:34:26 PM