StudentCo Pet Sitter Profile

If you like this profile, remember the name "Storm V" 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: Storm V

Area: Fourways

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

Course of study: 3D Animation

Approved StudentCo pet sitter since: December 2017

Experience with animals and own pets

“NO JUDGEMENT, JUST LOVE”

Being a pet owner is more than just adopting an animal to place in your home. Owning a pet means you are adopting a new family member, an animal that will love you unconditionally no matter your circumstances.

Pets are merely extended family members who play a fulfilling role in your life. Owning a pet comes with duties and responsibilities, but with a pet there is no judgement, just love.

My name is Storm and throughout my life I have owned many pets. When I was younger I had four pet birds, a pet tortoise and a multiple fish tanks. Although those pets have passed on, I often remember them and the joy they brought to my life.

When I was in Grade 3 I rescued my two cats from the Edenvale SPCA. Scared, thin and severely neglected they soon became children to me. They often follow me around the house and without a second thought I regularly find myself having mini conversations with them. My black cat Jinx is full of sass and confidence! The king of the house, you often find yourself bending to his needs without realizing it. In our home we often call him “old man”, as he gets grouchy when he can’t see everyone and has long conversations with everyone in the house. Our second cat, Angel is a sweet, gentle little fatty. She was found in a box in an industrial area and so has an incredibly shy nature. You will often see her emerge from her basket when she hears food. Despite her weight, I have never seen a cat run so fast. She is full of love and life, and despite being quite old still possesses an inner kitten.

My pet family also has an extension: My older sister has another two cats and two dogs. The two cats are a family duo (mother and daughter) and often when I spend time in her household I am surrounded by Smudge and Fabio. Chloe and Ben are two dogs that were rescued by my older sister. I often walk them and spend many hours being entertained by their characters.

I also assisted my sister in a regular housesitting job she had in Dowerglen, where the three dogs and cat became like children to me. Allen was a mixed breed pug, whilst Ling-Ling and Shelly were two Maltese poodles. Mitsy was a grey cat, who despite being incredibly sick always came for a love and cuddles.

The importance of pets in the household is one I acknowledge. They are not just a piece of property but are an integral part of any family and should be taken care of in such a way that they know they are loved and valued on a constant basis. With a pet there is never any judgment, only love.

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StudentCo Pet Sitting procedure and veterinary emergency test

Storm 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 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:

I met her through a family friend and she's always available to babysit our 3 year old daughter on weekends when we ask her. Her heart is always full of love and it's easy for the child to pick that up

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

Additional notes: Just a superb person

Reference 2

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:

Storm has been assisting me with my pets and daughter for the better part of 4 years. She is incredibly reliable, respectful and honest. I have not had a single days problem with her, whether house sitting, pet sitting or even baby sitting. I would recommend her to anyone!

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 Khyber (German Shepherd) and Basco (Husky)

My name: Tanya Langbein

Name of pet sitter: Storm V

My pets (breeds and names): Khyber (German Shepherd) and Basco (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 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: 4/5/2018 6:03:21 AM

Stay-overs with Bertus and Lulu (Jack Russells)

My name: Naomi De Carvalho

Name of pet sitter: Storm V

My pets (breeds and names): Bertus and Lulu (Jack Russells)

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:

Storm was amazing.

She gave me regular updates and did way more that I expected from her - she even bought them balls:).

I would absolutely use her again and recommend her with a happy heart.

Date of Review: 1/11/2018 6:44:03 AM

Stay-overs with Basci (Husky) and Keyser (German Shepherd)

My name: Tanya Langbien

Name of pet sitter: Storm V

My pets (breeds and names): Basci (Husky) and Keyser (German Shepherd)

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: 6/20/2018 4:00:24 PM

Stay-overs with Khaya, Jackie, Sachin and Thandi (Jack Russells)

My name: Colleen Robinson

Name of pet sitter: Storm V

My pets (breeds and names): Khaya, Jackie, Sachin and Thandi (Jack Russells)

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:

It is such a pleasure to have a service that really cares for our precious babies when we can't take them away with us.

We can enjoy our cycling now without having to worry constantly whether our furbabies are fine at home, especially that they have a caring person with them overnight when they miss us the most!

Thank you Storm and StudentCo!!

You are the best!!

Date of Review: 7/17/2018 5:29:39 AM

Visits with Chiny (Tabby cat) and Misty (Maine Coon)

My name: Ingrid Durwin-Smith

Name of pet sitter: Storm V

My pets (breeds and names): Chiny (Tabby cat) and Misty (Maine Coon)

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 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: 7/27/2018 10:11:38 AM

Stay-overs with Khaya, Jackie, Sachin and Thandi

My name: Colleen Robinson

Name of pet sitter: Storm V

My pets (breeds and names): Khaya, Jackie, Sachin and Thandi

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:

It gave us such joy seeing our puppy children so happy even though we were away for 7 nights.

All were eating well and playing as usual.

Thank you Storm and StudentCo for giving us peace of mind!

We could enjoy our holiday even more!!

Date of Review: 10/4/2018 9:01:25 AM