StudentCo Pet Sitter Profile

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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: Tamsyn D

Area: Heatherdale and Hatfield (Pretoria )

Note: Tamsyn 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: October 2018

Experience with animals and own pets

I've always been a huge animal lover and have had the privilege of growing up around many animals, including birds, fish, lizards, cats and dogs. Whenever I tell people I have five dogs, they always think I'm the crazy, but I wouldn’t have my family any other way!

My family consists of four sausage dogs (yes, I'm a little obsessed with Dachshunds), Rosie, Whiskey, Mause and Dory, and one Labrador, Rocky. I can’t go a day without telling people about the crazy things my dogs did the night before. They are honestly a huge part of my life and I will most likely include them in every conversation throughout the day, and show you all the hundreds of pictures I have of them.

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StudentCo Pet Sitting procedure and veterinary emergency test

Tamsyn 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:

Tamsyn is a friend of my niece and is also dating my cousin’s son, Michael.

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

Additional notes:

Even though Tamsyn had come down to Durban for a holiday, she was happy to pet sit my dogs, Maia and Storm, for me while on her trip. She was mindful of their needs, followed feeding instructions carefully and took time to play with them as well.

Tamsyn respected the fact that our dogs are a big part of the family (and basically rule the household) and did not try and impose new rules while pet sitting, and respected their wants and needs. I found Tamsyn to be reliable and trustworthy.

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:

Tamsyn attended the same primary school and high school as my daughter.

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

Reference 3

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:

As a manager at Cappuccinos Restaurant, I had Tamsyn work for us as a hostess. She greeted and welcomed all of our customers.

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.

Visits with Spaniels, Toy Pom and cat

My name: Karin Barnard

Name of pet sitter: Leslie I and Tamsyn D

My pets (breeds and names): Spaniels, Toy Pom and 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

Date of Review: 12/7/2018 5:14:00 AM

Stay-overs with Kitty (cat) and Snoopy (small mixed breed)

My name: Lorna Knox

Name of pet sitter: Tamsyn D

My pets (breeds and names): Kitty (cat) and Snoopy (small mixed breed)

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 found Tamsyn and her boyfriend to be very friendly and trustworthy.

We went on holiday feeling at ease.

We will definitely request her in future.

Date of Review: 1/2/2019 10:43:00 AM

Stay-overs with Snowy (Jack Russell) and Tate (mixed breed resue)

My name: Ronel Prozesky

Name of pet sitter: Tamsyn D

My pets (breeds and names): Snowy (Jack Russell) and Tate (mixed breed resue)

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:4/3/2019 10:18:57 AM