StudentCo Pet Sitter Profile

If you like this profile, remember the name "Rykie J" 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: Rykie J

Area: Queenswood (Pretoria East)

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

Course of study: BSc - Dietetics

Approved StudentCo pet sitter since: February 2019

Experience with animals and own pets

I grew up on a farm and I've always been surrounded by animals. My own dogs live on the farm with my parents. I have a Swiss shepherd, Cebera, who absolutely cannot sit still and she requires a lot of attention to keep her busy and happy. My other dog, Spookie, who is a mix, is turning 12 this year and she has been there for all the big changes in my life. She also loves sneaking into my room and taking naps in my bed, even though she isn't actually allowed to.

I love my dogs and they are definitely my best friends. I only use positive reinforcement when training my dogs and never shout or try and hit them, and I've had very good results. We also have a cat named Felix. She loves to lay on your lap, but make one single move and she is cross with you for the rest of the day.

As I grew up on the farm, my daily tasks consisted of giving all of the animals food and giving the calves and lambs without moms milk in the mornings and evenings. Apart from this, I've taken care of my landlord’s dogs and a lady who we know from church’s dogs a few times.

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StudentCo Pet Sitting procedure and veterinary emergency test

Rykie 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:

She looked after our pets when we went on holiday a couple of times. She is very good and compassionate towards animals.

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:

I taught Rykie for three years in high school. She is very reliable and true of heart.

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:

We met at University of Pretoria at an Undergraduate level.

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