StudentCo Pet Sitter Profile

If you like this profile, remember the name "Siobhan O" 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: 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.

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StudentCo Pet Sitting procedure and veterinary emergency test

Siobhan 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:

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.