Our Sitters

Our sitters are selected according to strict criteria, and bound by a strict code of conduct. We take the responsibility of caring for your home and pets very seriously, and pride ourselves in doing so as per your unique instructions. You can be certain that your home and pets are cared for by true animal lovers – we receive thousands of applications, with only 1 in 10 applicants typically being approved to join our team.

Who are our sitters?

StudentCo is passionate about empowering young animal lovers. As such, our pet sitters are a group of students, recent graduates and other young people who absolutely adore animals. We have team members across Gauteng.

Our application process consists of the following steps:

  • Completing an application form
  • Supplying proof of police clearance application and other supporting documents
  • Passing a reference check
  • Studying StudentCo guidelines and achieving a minimum score of 80% in our test about proper pet sitting procedure and the recognition of common veterinary emergencies
  • Agreement to a strict, formal set of rules and code of conduct

  • StudentCo creates a detailed profile for each and every pet sitter. On this profile, you can read:

  • About each sitter’s unique experience with and love for animals
  • Detailed reference feedback
  • Detailed pet parent reviews from StudentCo families

  • Be matched with a sitter you like and trust

    After completing an enquiry, you will be matched with a suitable sitter. Next, a complimentary, obligations-free meet-and-greet is arranged. This informal meeting at your home allows you to discuss your rules and expectations openly, get to know your sitter - and make sure your fur kids approve!

    Before meeting your sitter, you will also be asked to complete a Pet Parent Instruction sheet. This document will take only a few minutes, but ensures that your sitter is equipped to look after your home and pets exactly the way you require. Your sitter will bring this along to the meet-and-greet so you can discuss everything in person.