StudentCo Pet Sitter Profile

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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: Rachel S

Area: Ashlea Gardens (Pretoria East)

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

Course of study: BSc Entomology and Biochemistry

Approved StudentCo pet sitter since: December 2018

Experience with animals and own pets

I am the proud owner of Timmy - a feisty 2-year-old rescue Tabby cat from CatsRus. Unfortunately I don’t have a dog, but luckily I can get my canine cuddles when pet sitting for StudentCo!

Growing up, we had two dogs - a Jack Russell and a Dachshund called Speedy and Skippy. Their personalities matched their names perfectly and I miss them dearly. I have experience in looking after my own pets and those of friends and family over the years.

I look forward to getting to know, love and take care of your pets too.

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StudentCo Pet Sitting procedure and veterinary emergency test

Rachel 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:

Rachel has frequently looked after my dogs and flat while I was away. She is reliable and treats my home with respect and care, as if it were her own.

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

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:

Rachel assisted me as a stage runner, organizing up to 1000 people at a time.

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

Reference 3

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:

Rachel has been our au pair for the past two years. She drives and assists with boys aged 13 and 16 and has never been late or cancelled on us. She is very reliable, intelligent and super loving and caring.

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 Eddie (Dachshund) and Bella (Pug)

My name: Hendrik Breedt

Name of pet sitter: Rachel S

My pets (breeds and names): Eddie (Dachshund) and Bella (Pug)

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:

Thank you Rachel - you were excellent.

Eddie & Bella love you!

Date of Review: 2/12/2019 6:09:55 PM

Visits with Eddie (Dachshund) and Bella (Pug)

My name: Hendrik Breedt

Name of pet sitter: Rachel S

My pets (breeds and names): Eddie (Dachshund) and Bella (Pug)

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:

Rachel is the perfect pet sitter.

My pets adore her.

They are much more relaxed and happier when she looks after them.

Thank you Rachel.

Date of Review: 3/28/2019 7:14:43 PM

Visits with Milo and Milan (Jack Russell terriers)

My name: Maralize Wilde

Name of pet sitter: Rachel S

My pets (breeds and names): Milo and Milan (Jack Russell terriers)

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:

Excellent service and communication from Rachel, thank you!

Date of Review: 3/24/2019

Stay-overs with Bennie (boston terrier) Tyson (mix) Mia (mix)

My name: Zonica Shott

Name of pet sitter: Rachel S

My pets (breeds and names): Bennie (boston terrier) Tyson (mix) Mia (mix)

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:4/2/2019 5:04:56 PM