StudentCo Pet Sitter Profile

Name of sitter: Sian F

Area: Zwartkop, Centurion

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

Course of study: Bcom Accounting Sciences

Approved StudentCo pet sitter since: August 2018


Experience with animals and own pets

I've been very lucky to have grown up in a household that has had many different animals. We have owned dogs of varying sizes, cats, birds (including chickens!), and gerbils. Currently I have my three lively Chinese Shar Pei’s (Winston, Jasmine, and Tiger Lily), and my kitten Bella.

I volunteer at the Centurion SPCA, and love spending time with all the animals there. I have experience looking after the pets (both big and small) of friends and family.


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:

I have known Sian for a few years. She is in same church as my husband and I. She has taken good care of our 2 dogs and cat a few times when we have been away.

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

Additional notes:

She is a very trustworthy person. I feel very comfortable having her stay in our house knowing our pets are well taken care of.

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 have know Sian for about 8 years. She is a lovely and confident person who knows what she wants out of life. Sian used to babysit/au pair for us when my daughter was a baby and we were very happy to have her in our home. She really loved and spent quality time with our daughter and we could see that she truly cared for her.

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 Oscar and Emma

My name: Lizette Duraan

Name of pet sitter: Sian F

My pets (breeds and names): Oscar and Emma

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: 4

Date of Review: 9/18/2018 6:31:05 PM

Stay-overs with Leila (Siberian Husky)

My name: Simoné Greeff

Name of pet sitter: Sian F

My pets (breeds and names): Leila (Siberian Husky)

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: 11/14/2018 8:51:11 AM

Stay-overs with Obi (Pomeranian cross) and Pebbles (sausage dog)

My name: Bridgette Hattingh

Name of pet sitter: Sian F

My pets (breeds and names): Obi (Pomeranian cross) and Pebbles (sausage dog)

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:

We absolutely loved Sian!

She was the perfect sitter for our fur babies and we will gladly use her again. :)

Date of Review: 1/24/2019 4:45:13 PM

Stay-overs with Obi (Pomeranian cross) and Pebbles (sausage dog)

My name: Bridgette Hattingh

Name of pet sitter: Sian F

My pets (breeds and names): Obi (Pomeranian cross) and Pebbles (sausage dog)

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:

We absolutely loved Sian!

She was the perfect sitter for our fur babies and we will gladly use her again. :)

Date of Review: 1/24/2019 4:45:13 PM

Stay-overs with Cassie (Bull Terrier) and Gizmo (Jack Russell)

My name: Chantelle Van zyl

Name of pet sitter: Sian F

My pets (breeds and names): Cassie (Bull Terrier) and Gizmo (Jack Russell)

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:

Sian is a wonderful human and a great pet sitter!

My babies absolutely loved her, even seemed like they miss her!

She was wonderful at the meet and greet and great with feedback and taking care of my babies.

I know my furkids are a handful sometimes but she handled them like a boss and I wouldn't hesitate to recommend StudentCo to anyone thanks to her!

Date of Review: 2/1/2019 9:34:16 AM

Visits with Igor (Bulldog), Sasha (Boerbull), Ella and Gizmo (Pugs), Spook (cat)

My name: Natasha Snyman

Name of pet sitter: Sian F

My pets (breeds and names): Igor (Bulldog), Sasha (Boerbull), Ella and Gizmo (Pugs), Spook (cat)

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:

Sian was an angel.

2 of my dogs are on medications and when we returned they were in tip top shape.

She kept me updated at all times and photos everyday.

She went out of her way to ensure my animals were comfortable.

She is surely an asset to be treasured.

Date of Review: 2/25/2019 5:40:57 PM

Stay-overs with Cato (Boxer) and Bullet (Daschund/Jack Russel)

My name: Anya Gous

Name of pet sitter: Sian F

My pets (breeds and names): Cato (Boxer) and Bullet (Daschund/Jack Russel)

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: We have used Sian on numerous occasions when we needed fursitting services and she is great with our dogs! They are always so happy to see her. StudentCo/Sian has changed our lives. Previously we had great difficulty going anywhere due to our Boxer barking when left alone, and now we can actually attend social functions. Thanks StudentCo and Sian, you are great!

Stay-overs with Cato (Boxer) and Bullet (Daschund-Jack Russel)

My name: Anya Gous

Name of pet sitter: Sian F

My pets (breeds and names): Cato (Boxer) and Bullet (Daschund-Jack Russel)

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: Just a suggestion - if you could perhaps have a questionnaire for Fursitting since you have to choose the "Stay-over" option for fursitting but it isn't actually a Stay-Over in the true sense. Some of the questions like "While I was away, my Petsitter kept in daily contact....." is actually then not applicable for review for Fursitting purposes. Thanks again for friendly and good service!

Date of review: 2019/07/31 16:58:55

Stay-overs with Cato (Boxer) and Bullet (Daschund/Jack Russel)

My name: Anya Gous

Name of pet sitter: Sian F

My pets (breeds and names): Cato (Boxer) and Bullet (Daschund/Jack Russel)

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: Once again, only a pleasure to have dealt with StudentCo and Sian. Thanks so much for excellent service and we are looking forward to making our next booking.

Date of Review: 2019/08/19 11:46:16

Stay-overs with Obi (Pomapoo) and Pebbles (Dachshund)

My name: Bridgette Hattingh

Name of pet sitter: Sian F

My pets (breeds and names): Obi (Pomapoo) and Pebbles (Dachshund)

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: 2019/08/26 14:11:39

Stay-overs with Cato (Boxer) and Bullet (Daschund/Jack Russell)

My name: Anya Gous

Name of pet sitter: Sian F

My pets (breeds and names): Cato (Boxer) and Bullet (Daschund/Jack Russell)

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: Very happy with the service as always, thanks a lot!

Date of Review: 2019/09/02 12:07:05

Stay-overs with Cato (Boxer) and Bullet (Daschund/Jack Russel)

My name: Anya Gous

Name of pet sitter: Sian F

My pets (breeds and names): Cato (Boxer) and Bullet (Daschund/Jack Russel)

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: Thanks for great service always!!!

Date of review: 9/18/2019 18:11

Stay-overs with Blade and Burnie (Border Collies)

My name: Belinda

Name of pet sitter: Sian F

My pets (breeds and names): Blade and Burnie (Border Collies)

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: 4

Additional Comments:

Thank you very much for Sian, looking after the boys so well.

They were happy and well taken care of.

I appreciate your professionalism very much.

Date of review: 10/14/2019 13:55