StudentCo Pet Sitter Profile

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Name of sitter: Soné B

Area: Pretoria (Dorandia, Sunnyside, Val de Grace and Hatfield)

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

Course of study: Higher Certificate in Accounting

Approved StudentCo pet sitter since: October 2016

Experience with animals and own pets

I am an animal lover! I grew up with various animals, including birds, dogs, farm animals (quite a variety), snakes, fish, smaller animals like rabbits, guinea pigs...the list goes on! I have experience in raising baby animals, feeding and caring for them and looking after all kinds of animals including older as well as sick animals.

I now have one parrot and six dogs, which I love dearly. My baby is an eight month old short legged Jack Russell cross, named Beertjie. She is very energetic, sweet and loving, loves to swim and requires lots of love and attention. Bekkie is a sweetheart, she is a short legged Jack Russell who loves to run around chasing any moving thing, whatever that might be. She gets a bit jealous when she can't have ALL the attention... She is 5 years of age (a bit of a drama queen, attention freak maybe, but I love her to bits).

Then there is Patchie. She is around 4 years of age; a long legged Jack Russell. We adopted her from a shelter nearby and she has now been living with us for a year. She loves to sleep, take long baths and play fetch with her friends.

Sachca is our Mastiff (Boerboel) cross. She loves to be groomed and needs lots of exercise, love and attention. We play fetch and go for walks to keep her fit and busy. She is 7 years of age. Tiara is my Mastiff (Boerboel), she is very sweet and requires lots of love and attention, grooming and play sessions is her favorite. She is a very special girl and she turned 5 this year.

Last, but not least, is our old lady. Her name is Snippie the Fox Terrier. She is 12 years of age and still loves to run around, go for walks and go swimming regularly - she is very fit and full of life for her age! We're so lucky to still have her around.

My green Ringneck parrot, Tweety, is around 5 years of age. She loves fruit and playing around in her huge aviary.

My pets are very well mannered and love people. I can't be more thankful for the beautiful babies I have!

Note from StudentCo:

Sone has shown commitment and a true love for animals as a volunteer with our Wednesday Wollies Walks project, where she volunteers her time as a dog walker for shelter dogs.

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StudentCo Pet Sitting procedure and veterinary emergency test

Soné 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

C. Coetsee - pet sitting

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:

She has worked for me for 3 years looking after my animals/house when I go on long distance trips. She is a very reliable person and she has never let me down when I needed her on short notice.

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. Also have a look at pictures of some pets this sitter has looked after at the bottom of this profile page. Yay!

Stay-overs with Basjan, Luga and Miki (Dachshunds), Luna and Vega (cats) and Lifi (Marmoset)

My name: S. Breedt

Name of pet sitter: Sone B

My pets (breeds and names): Basjan, Luga and Miki (Dachshunds), Luna and Vega (cats) and Lifi (Marmoset)

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!

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

Additional Comments:

Sone has a very special talent. It was our first time leaving the kids and I was a nervous wreck. She updated us daily and sent lovely pictures. She's got a real talent for photography.

The kids missed us - sure - but they were calm and relaxed.

She is a lovely girl and I will definitely trust her with our kids again.

Date of Review: 1/17/2017 3:23:29 PM

Stay-overs with Boesman (Jack Russell Terrier)

My name: A. Botha

Name of pet sitter: Sone B

My pets (breeds and names): Boesman (Jack Russell Terrier)

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!

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

Additional Comments: Baie dankie ons en Boesman is baie tevrede gewees.

Date of Review: 2/14/2017 10:09:38 AM

Stay-overs with Gimli (Staffie)

My name: Francois Le Grange

Name of pet sitter: Sone B

My pets (breeds and names): Gimli (Staffie)

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!

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

Date of Review: 5/30/2017 5:18:45 PM

Stay-overs with Morgan (Jack Russell cross), Spice (cat)

My name: Barbara Hocepied

Name of pet sitter: Sone B

My pets (breeds and names): Morgan (Jack Russell cross), Spice (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 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!

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

Additional Comments:

My pets were well cared for and very happy to see Sone when she returned my keys to me, I will definitely use this service again and Sone in particular, She not only looked after my pets but saw to it that all my pot plants survived, Thank you from Barbara, Morgan and Spice.

Date of Review: 7/6/2017 6:29:46 AM

Stay-overs with Gimli (Staffie) & Nougat (Golden Retriever)

My name: Francois Le Grange

Name of pet sitter: Sone B

My pets (breeds and names): Gimli (Staffie) & Nougat (Golden Retriever)

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!

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

Additional Comments:

Sone was absolutely brilliant and our dogs adore her.

Date of Review: 10/10/2017 4:44:26 PM

Stay-overs with Max and Troy (Yorkies)

My name: Desiré Oosthuizen

Name of pet sitter: Sone B

My pets (breeds and names): Max and Troy (Yorkies)

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!

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

Date of Review: 12/28/2017 5:24:30 PM

Stay-overs with Karma and Mia (Chows), Emma (Scottie)

My name: Andre Roos

Name of pet sitter: Sone B

My pets (breeds and names): Karma and Mia (Chows), Emma (Scottie)

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!

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

Additional Comments:

We have used StudentCo on multiple occasion and your service is highly recommended.

Date of Review: 1/10/2018 12:24:17 PM

Stay-overs with 6 dogs, 4 cats, 2 bunnies and birds

My name: Rose Williams

Name of pet sitter: Sone B

My pets (breeds and names): 6 dogs, 4 cats, 2 bunnies and birds

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!

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

Additional Comments:

Sone was very sweet and sent lovely pics of the animals every day!

She was here most of the time and that was absolutely fantastic over an Easter weekend!

Date of Review: 4/11/2018 5:36:16 AM

Stay-overs with Morgan and Stormy (cats)

My name: Rose Williams

Name of pet sitter: Sone B

My pets (breeds and names): Morgan and Stormy (cats)

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!

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

Additional Comments:

We took all our animals away except two cats and Sone was soooo sweet - think she really missed all the dogs and other cats!!

Date of Review: 5/2/2018 6:47:11 AM

Stay-overs with Cyrus (American Bulldog)

My name: Francois le Clus

Name of pet sitter: Sone B

My pets (breeds and names): Cyrus (American Bulldog)

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!

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

Date of Review: 6/4/2018 8:12:02 PM

Stay-overs with GImli (Staffie)

My name: Francois le Grange

Name of pet sitter: Sone B

My pets (breeds and names): GImli (Staffie)

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

Date of Review: 6/22/2018 1:16:21 PM

Stay-overs with GImli (Staffie)

My name: Francois le Grange

Name of pet sitter: Sone B

My pets (breeds and names): GImli (Staffie)

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

Date of Review: 7/17/2018 8:27:37 AM

Stay-overs with Lots!

My name: Rose Williams

Name of pet sitter: Sone B

My pets (breeds and names): Lots!

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:

Sone B is a wonderful pet sitter - we had loads of pics and stories from her and it made the world of difference to know our pets were in such good hands!!

Thank you so much.

Date of Review: 8/15/2018 7:45:14 AM

Stay-overs with Lulu (Jack Russell), Dexter (Jack Russell), Minkie (Yorkie) and Molly (cat)

My name: Marene Nel

Name of pet sitter: Sone B

My pets (breeds and names): Lulu (Jack Russell), Dexter (Jack Russell), Minkie (Yorkie) and Molly (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 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:

Thank you for pairing us with Sone.

Our fur babies made friends with her and were comfortable staying with her.

They were cared for and loved in a manner I would do myself.

It is much appreciated and I am absolutely satisfied!

Date of Review: 9/12/2018 11:28:20 AM

Stay-overs with Cyrus

My name: Francois le Clus

Name of pet sitter: Sone B

My pets (breeds and names): Cyrus

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: 11/2/2018 6:20:18 AM

Stay-overs with Cyrus

My name: Francois le Clus

Name of pet sitter: Sone B

My pets (breeds and names): Cyrus

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: 11/15/2018 1:34:23 PM


Sone (3rd from right) at our Wednesday Wollies walk (26/10/16)

Sone with some kitties at Wollies (02/11/16)

Doggie love!

Doggie love!

Cuddles!

Cuddles!

A rather unusual little friend

A rather unusual little friend

Boesman

Boesman

Boesman and his treat

Boesman and his treat