StudentCo Pet Sitter Profile

Name of sitter: Tasmin S

Area: Orchards, Johannesburg

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

Course of study: BA Drama and Psychology

Approved StudentCo pet sitter since: October 2018


Experience with animals and own pets

I looked after an 8-week-old Ragdoll kitten for 6 months in 2015. My duties included feeding, grooming, and playing with the kitten. I loved the time I got to spend with her, and she is now a gorgeous, fully grown cat.

I have successfully reared two litters of Siamese kittens from December 2016 to February 2017. The kittens were born from both of my own Siamese cats. I assisted in both deliveries and treated one litter that developed an eye infection during their weaning stage. I loved all those kittens dearly and made sure that they all went to loving homes.

I went through educational training at the Sandton SPCA in 2013 and 2014. The training was part of a programme to educate the surrounding rural areas about how to properly care for their pets, vaccinations and adoptions, as well as basic dog walking skills. This experience opened my eyes to the lives of underprivileged animal owners and taught be patience and understanding.

I attended the veterinary clinic of PDSA Soweto as a veterinarian’s assistant in 2015. My duties included preparing the animals for surgery, shaving and cleaning the operation site, and anesthesia administration. I gained an understanding for basic animal treatment, as well as how to behave around sick or injured animals.


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:

From her university.

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

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:

Tasmin has been involved in some non-profit work with me where she has been involved with animals and children and I am very proud to say that she has really been amazing with this work.

Please confirm that you are not an immediate family member, romantic partner or close friend of the above person. I cannot confirm this – we have a close relationship.


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 Misty and Arizona (Tabby cats)

My name: Lucy Le Roux

Name of pet sitter: Tasmin S

My pets (breeds and names): Misty and Arizona (Tabby cats)

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:

Everything was perfect thank you so much!

The cats were super happy and clearly loved.

We so enjoyed having Tasmin look after everything and she did an amazing job.

The daily photos and updates were so cute and gave us such peace of mind.

Tasmin also kept our plants alive.... even an orchid!

We were super impressed by that!

Thank you!

We will definitely book Tasmin again in future.

Date of Review: 1/15/2019 10:38:13 AM

Visits with Rover (cat)

My name: Alice Stolp

Name of pet sitter: Tazmin Sch

My pets (breeds and names): Rover (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: 1/14/2019 7:22:27 AM