StudentCo Pet Sitter Profile

Name of sitter: Siobhan O

Area: Kyalami, Midrand

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

Course of study: BSc – Equine Science

Approved StudentCo pet sitter since: October 2018


Experience with animals and own pets

I am lucky to share my life with a hedgehog named Jelly Bean (one year old), three horses, Bold One (an eighteen year old thoroughbred), Sapphire Storm (an eight year old Warmblood cross that we rescued) and Sir Swarovski (a nine year old thoroughbred), and lastly, one dog named Sadie who is two years old.

I ride two of my horses competitively and the third one is happily retired now. Sadie is a rescue Rottweiler and she is the sweetest animal I've ever had. We used to own two Staffies before our first dog, Dougald, named Katy and Chester. I look after and feed all of these animals and I have experience in looking after other animals as well. I currently volunteer at Society for Animals in Distress as a work rider to try to find the horses their forever homes.


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 met her through a colleague of mine who has previously used her to check on her dogs while away on vacation. I needed the same service with someone I trust because my elderly dogs require specific care.

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

Additional notes:

I was very pleased with her professional conduct and care of my pets. I would recommend her to anyone.


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 Charlie, Teddy and Mali

My name: Monika Kopp

Name of pet sitter: Siobhan O

My pets (breeds and names): Charlie, Teddy and Mali

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:

Siobhan is very caring and kind and looks super well after our 3 golden retriever doggies.

She even called us when she was worried about a medical issue so we could deal with it quickly.

She kept us updated with the best pics (she is an amazing photographer too) and news every day.

I can heartily recommend her.

Date of Review: 12/18/2018 6:23:19 AM

Stay-overs with Lolay (Tabby cat)

My name: David Sutherland

Name of pet sitter: Siobhan O

My pets (breeds and names): Lolay (Tabby cat)

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:

The experience was great and we really appreciated having our cat looked after in such a professional manner.

Date of Review: 1/9/2019 5:33:23 AM

Visits with Jack and Josh (Mixed breeds)

My name: Marushnee Govender

Name of pet sitter: Siobhan O

My pets (breeds and names): Jack and Josh (Mixed breeds)

Service used: Visits

My pet sitter was well-presented and well-spoken during the meet-and-greet - I immediately felt comfortable: Not quite.

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: Sort of - I got updates, but they were not as detailed as I would have liked.

Upon my return, my pets were happy and well cared for: Not quite...

Upon my return, my home was presented to me in a clean and respectable state: Yup!

My particular instructions were followed to a T: Not at all.

I would recommend StudentCo to friends and family: Yes, absolutely!

If 1 is terrible and 5 is excellent, please rate your overall experience with StudentCo and this sitter: 2

Visits with Genghis (Rotweiller) and Cleo (Jack Russel)

My name: Kelly Whitlow

Name of pet sitter: Siobhan O

My pets (breeds and names): Genghis (Rotweiller) and Cleo (Jack Russel)

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: Not quite...

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: 2019/08/06 10:14:33

Stay-overs with Lola (Cat)

My name: David Sutherland

Name of pet sitter: Siobhan O

My pets (breeds and names): Lola (Cat)

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: Always great.

Date of Review: 2019/08/19 14:50:24