StudentCo Pet Sitter Profile

If you like this profile, remember the name "Nikolas S" and simply click here to tell us more about your pets and when you will need a sitter. StudentCo will let you know if this pet sitter is available (if not, you will be introduced to another, equally awesome, team member).

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: Nikolas S.

Area: Randburg (Randpark Ridge)

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

Course of study: BCom

Approved StudentCo pet sitter since: March 2016

Experience with animals and own pets

I have plenty of experience doing pet sitting for friends and family and really enjoy it. In terms of volunteering, I attended a volunteer day at the Randburg SPCA during high school.

Our doggies: Ziggy is a 5 year-old Golden Labrador who adores swimming. She is a beautiful and joyful dog. Roxy is a 2 year-old Jack Russell Terrier rescue – she is very outgoing and loves digging. Bolt is a 10 month old Rottweiler, a real character currently in puppy training.

Our family also includes an awesome cat called Tiger, as well as a Koi pond.

My animals are special to me because it's just like having a best friend. Every time I come back from University, they will run out and welcome me like it’s the first time they have seen me for days. I love to play with my animals in my free time. I am very happy to have friends who are never busy and can always have time to play!

I am very happy and lucky to have such beautiful pets. I believe that caring for animals is important. So, I promised that I will take good care of them all forever no matter what happens.

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StudentCo Pet Sitting procedure and veterinary emergency test

Nikolas scored 98% in our test about proper pet sitting procedure and the recognition of common veterinary emergencies.

Feedback from References

T. Wallace - Bright Blue Studios

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:

He worked with me at the company Bright Blue Studios and proved to be reliable, honest and a hard worker.

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. Also have a look at pictures of some pets this sitter has looked after at the bottom of this profile page. Yay!

Stay-overs with 3 cats (Amber, Jet and MoJo), garden birds and guinea fowl

My name: M. Mollentz

Name of pet sitter: Nikolas S

My pets (breeds and names): 3 cats (Amber, Jet and MoJo), garden birds and guinea fowl

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 am sure Nik missed his own pets as ours are quite introverted! However even while he was there, they came out to say hello and Amber , being through a more withdrawn phase than normal, adjusted to us being home and is almost her old self again. So thanks Nik!"

Date of Review: 10/25/2016 7:39

Visits with Jack (Maltese) & Leo (ToyPom)

My name: F. Moco

Name of pet sitter: Nikolas S

My pets (breeds and names): Jack (Maltese) & Leo (ToyPom)

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: 1/11/2017 5:49:41 AM

Stay-overs with Ginger, Kitty and Jlo (cats) and Discount (dog)

My name: O. Jaworska

Name of pet sitter: Nikolas S

My pets (breeds and names): Ginger, Kitty and Jlo (cats) and Discount (dog)

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: Sort of - I got updates, but they were not as detailed as I would have liked.*

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: Not quite...

My particular instructions were followed to a T: Not quite...

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: 3

Additional Comments: *Nikolas was reminded to revise his duties regarding detailed daily updates, clients' unique instructions and cleaning duties.

Date of Review: 1/5/2017 2:46:26 PM

Stay-overs with Onyx (Labrador) and Callisto (Pitbull)

My name: Stacey Hulley

Name of pet sitter: Nikolas S

My pets (breeds and names): Onyx (Labrador) and Callisto (Pitbull)

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:

Once again Nik did an incredible job, my girls were very happy and comfortable with him.

He never left the house for long periods which was absolutely wonderful, he kept the rules and discipline going but also kept the love, spoils and treats going.

We are incredibly happy with Nik, I would recommend him to everyone and will definitely use him again in the future.

Date of Review: 10/25/2017 9:28:28 AM

Stay-overs with Onyx (Labrador) and Callisto (Pitbull)

My name: Stacey Hulley

Name of pet sitter: Nikolas S

My pets (breeds and names): Onyx (Labrador) and Callisto (Pitbull)

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:

Always a pleasure using your service, my dogs were so excited to see Nik again that it made going away so much easier.

Date of Review: 2/28/2018 1:13:52 PM

Stay-overs with Onyx (Labrador) and Callisto (Pitbull)

My name: Stacey Hulley

Name of pet sitter: Nikolas S

My pets (breeds and names): Onyx (Labrador) and Callisto (Pitbull)

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:

Once again I cannot sing enough praises for the overall service I received, but Nik is phenomenal!

Not only do my girls get super excited when they see him, they are instantly comfortable which makes this crazy human mom calm down too and able to enjoy a holiday knowing that it's just one big sleep over with uncle Nik back home.

My girls are always happy on my return, they are well looked after and Nik is great at keeping up the daily routine and discipline.

Date of Review: 7/2/2018 12:23:42 PM

Stay-overs with Angie (Labrador), Mia (Mini Dachshund), Nuggie (Miniature Pinscher cross), Bonnie (Goffin Cockatoo) and Boitjie (Red Rump Parakeet)

My name: Dale-Ann Smith

Name of pet sitter: Nikolas S

My pets (breeds and names): Angie (Labrador), Mia (Mini Dachshund), Nuggie (Miniature Pinscher cross), Bonnie (Goffin Cockatoo) and Boitjie (Red Rump Parakeet)

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:

Nikolas was recommended to us as a petsitter.

We received the twice daily report and photos every day.

I was at no time stressed about my fur (and feathered) babies being taken care of.

We will definitely use the services of StudentCo again in the future.

Date of Review: 10/11/2018 5:19:19 AM

Stay-overs with Onyx (Labrador) and Callisto (Pitbull)

My name: Stacey Hulley

Name of pet sitter: Nikolas S

My pets (breeds and names): Onyx (Labrador) and Callisto (Pitbull)

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:

Nik as always was phenomenal, my girls where well looked after and walked and happy.

Date of Review: 11/2/2018 2:45:51 AM


Some pictures of the pet children during pet sitting

Doggie relaxation!

Doggie relaxation!