StudentCo Pet Sitter Profile

If you like this profile, remember the name "Tayla G" 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: Tayla G

Area: Silverlakes (Pretoria)

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

Course of study: BSC Computer Science

Approved StudentCo pet sitter since: April 2019

Experience with animals and own pets

For as long as I can remember I have always had an affinity for animals, and as my family and I moved to a game reserve when I was young, that affinity only continued to grow. I had a knack for finding and adopting stray animals, from injured King Fishers to, baby impalas, and even a snake a two.

Of course, I had my general "pets" too, which much to my parents dismay also continued to grow in number, horses, cats, dogs, fish, and even a Dwarf Chameleon, just to name a few. I was also fortunate enough to partake in Nationals for horse riding, in a multitude of disciplines. Needless to say, I have always loved animals in all shapes and sizes.

Sadly as I am currently studying and do not have the capabilities of having my own pets at the moment. I am happy that I have found an opportunity to share my love with other people's pet companions through pet sitting and volunteer work. Which I have been doing over the last few years. So, I would love an opportunity to meet both you and your pets!

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StudentCo Pet Sitting procedure and veterinary emergency test

Tayla 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:

Ms Godrich was asked to look after my own four dogs on multiple occasions, and I was very pleased with their care. p>

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

Additional notes:

Ms Godrich is a highly capable, highly driven and very caring young woman. She's outspoken about things she's passionate about and strives to do her absolute best with every project she takes on. I truly believe she will be a great addition to your team.

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:

Tayla is an acquaintance and whilst she lived in Hoedspruit was our first person to call to house and pet sit our 2 Collies and 2 cats. They adore her, were well looked after and the house always looks better when we come home after she's house sat for us!

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

Additional notes:

Anyone would be lucky to find such a capable, trustworthy & reliable house sitter!