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: Shanna W

Area: Edenvale (Marais Steyn Park) and Pretoria (Gezina)

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

Course of study: BCur (Nursing and Midwifery)

Approved StudentCo pet sitter since: November 2016

Experience with animals and own pets

I'm am the mommy to my 3 fur babies - 2 yorkies, Dino & Joshua and a Russian Blue kitty named Pig. Coming home to my pets is the favourite part of my day. I love spending time with all of them - they all have such unique personalities!

Joshua is blind and requires more attention than his little brother Dino the dinosaur. My kitty loves attention and cuddles and I love cuddling him just as much!

I also have a goldfish named Goggles and a little female leopardshell tortoise named Penny. Penny is our newest addition to the family and has fitted right in!

I have experience looking after a variety of pets and absolutely love getting to bond with all of them in a unique way!

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StudentCo Pet Sitting procedure and veterinary emergency test

Shanna scored 93% in our test about proper pet sitting procedure and the recognition of common veterinary emergencies.

Feedback from References

C. Rodriguez - au pair work

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:

Shanna is the daughter of my pastors.

Shanna was my au pair last year for my 2 small boys, at the time they were aged 4 and 5 years old.

She was great, very professional and loving at the same time.

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

Additional notes: Shanna was a great influence on my children over that year and she always took her job very seriously!

S. Slabbert - Bible school

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:

Shanna has been a student on our Bible College and I have also known her on a personal capacity for at least 10 years as she is the daughter of one of my colleagues.

She is hard working, reliable and completely comfortable with children.

She has also previously taken care of other children as an au pair and looked after the grandchildren of some of our senior management and in both cases received great feedback.

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.

Stay-overs with Jessie (Pitbull) and Brady (Maltese)

My name: Charmaine Louw

Name of pet sitter: Shanna W

My pets (breeds and names): Jessie (Pitbull) and Brady (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!

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: The only problem I had is that the student left early in the morining and came back latish. I would use her anytime again no problem with her as a person, but for my needs I would next time maybe more prepared for this and take someone that is a little bit earlier at home if at all possible. But Shanna did not do anything wrong would definately recommend her to anyone. Thanx

Date of Review: 8/7/2018 8:23:07 AM