StudentCo Pet Sitter Profile

Name of sitter: Nina S

Area: Blairgowrie and Northcliff, Randburg and Melville, Johannesburg

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

Course of study: BSc - Physiotherapy

Approved StudentCo pet sitter since: November 2018


Experience with animals and own pets

Since I was little, I have loved working and living with animals.

I grew up in a home always filled with pets - from dogs to fish, hamsters, rats and cats. I grew up learning how special pets are, how much of a difference they can make and how much love and joy they bring into your life.

My family has always believed in adopting rescue animals and all our fur babies have been adopted from animal shelters. I grew up with rescued Maltese Poodles, cats with no ears or tails, a now 10 year old rescued Pug called Bella, and Wilbur a pavement special who mumbles when his tummy is rubbed.

I have experience with all sorts of animals , from volunteering at FORA and Wollies as much as I possibly can to looking after my own pets, as well as my friends’ pets.

To me, pets are just furry children - they require the same amount of love, care and attention that any other child needs and this is what I will give them.


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:

Nina works in my Coffee Shop on Sundays. She is very liked by customers and has been working at the Street Cafe for over a year now.

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

Additional notes:

She will be a great asset to your company.

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:

She was a student and prefect at Hyde Park High School. I was the Deputy Head in charge of prefects. She always took her duties very seriously and never let me down. She was somebody I could always rely on to get a job done well.

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.


Visits with Layla and Bella (Labradors)

My name: Adele Prinsloo

Name of pet sitter: Nina S

My pets (breeds and names): Layla and Bella (Labradors)

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 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: 1/1/2019 6:46:48 PM

Visits with Bulldogs, Labrador and Jack Russell

My name: Marianne Kuhlhoff

Name of pet sitter: Nina S

My pets (breeds and names): Bulldogs, Labrador and Jack Russell

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 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:

Nina was attentive, and adored the dogs.

They fell in complete love with her.

The overall service was fantastic.

Very professional.

It has been a pleasure dealing with StudentCo and I will recommend the service to all my friends.

Date of Review: 1/11/2019 3:39:57 PM

Stay-overs with Apollo and Snowey (Bassets) and Bear (Labrador)

My name: Philippa Rafferty

Name of pet sitter: Nina S

My pets (breeds and names): Apollo and Snowey (Bassets) and Bear (Labrador)

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:

Nina was wonderful!

She took care of our dogs very well and we all loved her!

I got daily photos and updates and felt great knowing that they were all so happy.

Thank you Nina.

Date of Review: 1/17/2019 8:09:29 AM

Stay-overs with Jessie (Airedale terrier) and various cats, Karma, Ivy, Chloe and Cara.

My name: Manon Armstrong

Name of pet sitter: Nina S

My pets (breeds and names): Jessie (Airedale terrier) and various cats, Karma, Ivy, Chloe and Cara.

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: Nina was great. She sent me daily pictures, videos and updates. I was confident that my home and furkids were well taken care of.

Date of Review:4/2/2019 4:48:47 PM

Stay-overs with Jessie - Airedale, Ivy, Karma, Chloe, Cara - Cats

My name: Manon Armstrong

Name of pet sitter: Nina S

My pets (breeds and names): Jessie - Airedale, Ivy, Karma, Chloe, Cara - Cats

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:

My pets love Nina, and are always happy to see her. The feeling is mutual! I'm happy to recommend Nina to anyone.

Stay-overs with Snowey, Apollo and Bear

My name: Philippa Rafferty

Name of pet sitter: Nina S

My pets (breeds and names): Snowey, Apollo and Bear

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!

If 1 is terrible and 5 is excellent, please rate your overall experience with StudentCo and this sitter: 5

Additional Comments: Thank you again Nina! We could not ask for a better person to look after our dogs when we are away. Nina is so kind and always goes out of her way.

Stay-overs with Bear, Snowey and Apollo

My name: Philippa Rafferty

Name of pet sitter: Nina S

My pets (breeds and names): Bear, Snowey and Apollo

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: Thank you so much to Nina! She is so caring and went out of her way to make sure the dogs had the best weekend. I am so happy to have found a sitter who loves my dogs as much as I do!

Stay-overs with Lyla (Staffie) and Kaptein (Cat)

My name: Paula Kleyn

Name of pet sitter: Nina S

My pets (breeds and names): Lyla (Staffie) and Kaptein (Cat)

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: Nina is super!

Date of review: 2019/08/14 09:21:03

Visits with Guiness, Gabby and Twiggy (Pugs)

My name: Sonya Balanco

Name of pet sitter: Nina S

My pets (breeds and names): Guiness, Gabby and Twiggy (Pugs)

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 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: Nina is a lovely person and I immediately felt comfortable with her from our first meeting. She kept in contact with me as well as my daughter to let us know how our doggies were doing. Our doggies were quite happy when we returned home. Nina did a perfectly good job looking after them. Thank you Nina.

Date of Review: 2019/08/21 09:25:42

Stay-overs with Penny (Basset) and Finn (Dachshund)

My name: Maxime

Name of pet sitter: Nina S

My pets (breeds and names): Penny (Basset) and Finn (Dachshund)

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: Nina is so lovely and all the pets were calm and happy when we got home.

Date of review: 9/23/2019 19:06

Stay-overs with Jasper the cat, Penny the Basset Hound and Finn the Sausage dog

Pet sitter:  Nina S

Pet parent:  Maxime M

Service type:  Stay-overs

Furkids:  Jasper the cat, Penny the Basset Hound and Finn the Sausage dog

Review:  We had Nina for an overnight stay with our doggies, they were so well looked after 😊. Really happy with the service.

Date of review:  23 September 2019

Notes from StudentCo: Thanks so much for your review, Maxime! We can’t wait to hear from your family again soon!