StudentCo Pet Sitter Profile

Name of sitter: Robyn F

Area: Heuweloord, Centurion, Ruimsig, Roodepoort

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

I am currently: a 3rd year Psychology and Communications and Media studies student at Monash South Africa.

Approved StudentCo pet sitter since: February 2020


Experience with animals and own pets

From a very young age, much to my parents apprehension, I always brought home stray animals, which ranged from rabbits; hamsters; dogs; and cats. As I got older my passion for caring about animals has only grown stronger and I’ve added fresh and salt water fish, chickens, and horses to my list of animals that I adore and have cared for.

I have also aided in the fostering process of 4 mix breed puppies and taken care of other people’s dogs as if they were my own. My training experience with dogs include teaching them basic commands and a few tricks using positive reinforcement and clicker training. I have trained dogs of all ages, including young puppies and older dogs. I have also done groundwork training with horses and given horse riding lessons to children from the church community.

Currently I own two mixed breed dogs. One is a medium sized Labrastaff and the other is a large Boerboel ridgeback mix. They are my snuggle buddies even though they both have very different personalities. I enjoy taking my Labrastaff on car rides with me and entertaining my Ridgeback Boerboel with some of his favourite toys.


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:

Robyn was an au pair for our family for 1 year and 9 months. During this time, she took care of our two children, and helped care for our 3 dogs. She is kind, reliable and trustworthy, and a true animal lover.

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:

Au pair and pet care taker for neighbor who has also watched my daughter and my pets frequently.

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

Additional notes: I would consider Robyn a pet whisperer of sorts - she is amazing with them and very responsible.


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.


Stay-overs with Olli, Teddy, Mila, Lilly & Bella (Bassett Hounds), Honey (Ridgeback X) & Nessie (Retriever)

Pet sitter: Robyn F 

Pet parent: Lezandra Harris

Service type: Stay-overs

Furkids: Olli, Teddy, Mila, Lilly & Bella (Bassett Hounds), Honey (Ridgeback X) & Nessie (Retriever)

Review:  It was the first time using StudentCo and I can highly recommend them. From my first contact their response was prompt and very professional.

My pet sitter Robyn was an absolute pleasure to deal with, she is super friendly and really loves animals, from the meet and greet all 7 of my dogs loved her.

She was punctual and looked after my fur kids like they were her own.

We returned from our weekend to a clean home and happy pets.

 I will definitely use Robyn and StudentCo in future and would highly recommend Robyn to anyone booking with Student Co. 5 stars all round. Happy mom happy pups.

Date of review: 24 February 2020

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

Stay-overs with Nala (Boerboel); Tank (Labrador X); Charlie, Penny and Ziggy (Yorkies); Misty, Dot, Bandit and Luna (Cats)

My name: Karen Broeke

Name of pet sitter: Robyn F

My pets (breeds and names): Nala (Boerboel); Tank (Labrador X); Charlie, Penny and Ziggy (Yorkies); Misty, Dot, Bandit and Luna (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 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:

Robyn was truly amazing.

Robyn stayed over the entire weekend, which with the weather we had over the weekend, I was so grateful for.

Robyn also sent me the cutest photos and updates of my fur babies.

Thank you for pairing us up with Robyn.

Date of review: 3/3/2020 5:44

Stay-overs with Gucci (Pitbul and Labrador cross) and Butch (Pitbul and Staffy cross)

My name: Chane de Bruyn

Name of pet sitter: Robyn F

My pets (breeds and names): Gucci (Pitbul and Labrador cross) and Butch (Pitbul and Staffy cross)

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:

Robyn was amazing - she knew how to handle my high maintenance dogs and did it with a smile. She checked in and ensured that our dogs felt as if we weren't gone.

I would definitely recommend her.

Date of review: 3/16/2020 10:06