StudentCo Pet Sitter Profile

Name of sitter: Petra G

Area: Brooklyn, Pretoria

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

Course of study: BSc (Geography)

Approved StudentCo pet sitter since: April 2017


Experience with animals and own pets

My dog's name is Lente (Afrikaans word for the season Spring). She is a bundle of energy and lots of love! She enjoys taking walks,swimming and speaking with her fellow animal friends.

I have experience looking after our neighbors' pets (both cats and dogs). I appreciate the different breeds of dogs and cats, and the characteristics that make them unique!


Feedback from References


J. Terblanche - Doxa Deo Church leader

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:

From our church youth group past 2 years.

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

J. Bravinboer - babysitting

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:

Petra has been one of my most reliable babysitters. I have two small daughters, 5 and 6. They love her and I trust her. I've known her for 6 months.

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 Bella and Jocky

My name: Martie Abrahamse

Name of pet sitter: Petra G

My pets (breeds and names): Bella and Jocky

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

Additional Comments:

It was once again a pleasure having a StudentCo petsitter keeping an eye on Jocky and Bella.

Petra was lovely!

And thanks to the admin team for always being so helpful even on short notice.

Date of Review: 6/21/2017 7:22:02 PM

Stay-overs with Angie (Golden Retriever), Strepies (Cat)

My name: Ockert Henning

Name of pet sitter: Petra G

My pets (breeds and names): Angie (Golden Retriever), Strepies (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 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:

Fourth time we used StudentCo and will definitely continue to do so.

Petra was great! Thanks.

Date of Review: 9/21/2017 6:30:52 AM

Stay-overs with Jolí and Julliette (Italian Greyhounds), and Nuk (Maltese)

My name: Karen, Storm

Name of pet sitter: Petra G

My pets (breeds and names): Jolí and Julliette (Italian Greyhounds), and Nuk (Maltese)

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

Date of Review: 3/15/2018 12:36:01 AM

Stay-overs with Jolí, Julliette (Italian Greyhounds) and Nuki (Maltese)

My name: Karen Storm

Name of pet sitter: Petra G

My pets (breeds and names): Jolí, Julliette (Italian Greyhounds) and Nuki (Maltese)

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

Date of Review: 3/15/2018 12:36:01 AM

Visits with Zara and Loki (Beagles)

My name: Suzanne Terblanche

Name of pet sitter: Petra G

My pets (breeds and names): Zara and Loki (Beagles)

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: 4/4/2018 4:49:45 PM

Stay-overs with Obi (dog mix) and Yoda (Border Collie)

My name: Pieter Barnard

Name of pet sitter: Petra G

My pets (breeds and names): Obi (dog mix) and Yoda (Border Collie)

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

Date of Review: 4/11/2018 7:27:33 AM

Visits with Tessa and Hiena

My name: Nicolette van Heerden

Name of pet sitter: Petra G

My pets (breeds and names): Tessa and Hiena

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

Additional Comments:

We were nervous to have a stranger taking care of our dogs.

Petra took very well care of our fury kids.

We felt relaxed when meeting her.

The updates were assuring.

Thank you so much.

Date of Review: 4/10/2018 5:14:32 PM

Stay-overs with Obi and Yoda

My name: Pieter Barnard

Name of pet sitter: Petra G

My pets (breeds and names): Obi and Yoda

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:

Our dogs always seem sad when Petra has to leave!

Really makes us feel at ease having her look after Obi and Yoda.

Date of Review: 9/5/2018 4:59:48 AM

Stay-overs with Obi and Yoda

My name: Pieter Barnard

Name of pet sitter: Petra G

My pets (breeds and names): Obi and Yoda

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

Date of Review: 4/12/2019 5:18:01 AM

Stay-overs with Obi (mix) and Yoda (Border Collie)

My name: Pieter Barnard

Name of pet sitter: Petra G

My pets (breeds and names): Obi (mix) and Yoda (Border Collie)

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: Not at all...

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: 3

Additional Comments: We have a front yard camera for security reasons that detects movement. While we were away I received a notification. I knew Petra was already at home, so just checked to make sure everything was ok. We then saw that there were 3 guests that arrived at our house. She never asked us if she could have anyone over. If she did we would definitely have said no. Yoda is very scared of unknown people and is easily traumatized. Petra is aware of this. We felt that this was a very big breach of trust. We did phone Petra to make her aware of this and she did apologise. We would prefer not to make use of her in the future.

Note from StudentCo: We thank Pieter for this feedback. The issue was promptly addressed. Thank you for helping us improve!