StudentCo Pet Sitter Profile

If you like this profile, remember the name "Nina 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: Nina S

Area: Blairgowrie (Randburg)

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.

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StudentCo Pet Sitting procedure and veterinary emergency test

Nina 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:

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