StudentCo Pet Sitter Profile

Name of sitter: Trudie S

Area: Menlo Park, Pretoria,Wierdapark, Centurion

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

Course of study: BEng Industrial

Approved StudentCo pet sitter since: October 2017


Experience with animals and own pets

Ever since I can remember, pets have been a part of my life. In fact, my pets are my children. Animals are the friends that are always there and that love you no matter what.

Personally, I am a "cat person" - but I adore dogs, too.

In my life, there has never been a period that I did not have a pet. I have had cats, dogs, and even a bunny as a pet in my life.

I am very responsible person and I will take care of your animals as if they are my own - with all the love in the world. I have always had a passion for animals and absolutely love the blessing that they are in our daily lives. They give free cuddles and entertainment. Being paid to love them is just a bonus!


Feedback from References


R. de Jager - babysitting and 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 stays in my house and often looks after my own children and pets.

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

A. du Preez - babysitting and 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:

As an aupair to a friend of mine, she regularly looks after their kids and ours. She also has to feed and sit our dog along with the kids.

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.


Stay-overs with Koda (Chow), Lily (Chow), Misty (Maine Coon cat) and 3 Fish tanks

My name: Bernice Male

Name of pet sitter: Trudie S

My pets (breeds and names): Koda (Chow), Lily (Chow), Misty (Maine Coon cat) and 3 Fish tanks

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:

Trudie was wonderful, my pets were all happy and relaxed when we got back.

She regularly sent me photos of my pets and followed all my instructions to a T.

I will definitely use her again.

Date of Review: 1/11/2018 5:43:23 AM

Stay-overs with Obi and Yoda (Border Collie)

My name: Pieter Barnard

Name of pet sitter: Trudie S

My pets (breeds and names): Obi and Yoda (Border Collie)

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: 5/29/2018 6:34:52 AM

Stay-overs with Zach and Jody (Labradors), Parrot (Indian Ringneck) and Goldy (Goldfish)

My name: Brenda Neale

Name of pet sitter: Trudie S

My pets (breeds and names): Zach and Jody (Labradors), Parrot (Indian Ringneck) and Goldy (Goldfish)

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:

Trudie was a pleasure to deal with and we recommend her to anyone.

Date of Review: 8/27/2018 4:45:10 PM

Stay-overs with Zach and Jody (Labradors), Parrot (Indian Ringneck) and Goldy (Goldfish)

My name: Brenda Neale

Name of pet sitter: Trudie S

My pets (breeds and names): Zach and Jody (Labradors), Parrot (Indian Ringneck) and Goldy (Goldfish)

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:

Would definitely recommend Trudie.

House was spotless and all pets were well looked after.

The dog's absolutely adore having her around.

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

Stay-overs with Katrien (Wired-hair terrier), Bismarck (Pickangese) and Coco (African Grey parrot)

My name: Chine Nel

Name of pet sitter: Trudie S

My pets (breeds and names): Katrien (Wired-hair terrier), Bismarck (Pickangese) and Coco (African Grey parrot)

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: 4/11/2018 8:15:33 AM

Stay-overs with Bubbles (Jack Russell cross Border Collie) and Jake (Dachshund)

My name: Leonie Coetzee

Name of pet sitter: Trudie S

My pets (breeds and names): Bubbles (Jack Russell cross Border Collie) and Jake (Dachshund)

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:

Trudie is an excellent pet sitter!

Date of Review: 5/1/2018 2:19:00 PM

Visits with Basil (Persian Cat)

My name: Anjo Rheeders

Name of pet sitter: Trudie S

My pets (breeds and names): Basil (Persian 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 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: Trudie went above and beyond! My cat got sick right before my trip and Trudie made sure that he got his daily medicine (which can be difficult to administer with cats) and even took him to the vet for a follow up.

Stay-overs with Tinky and Tallulah (Cats)

Pet sitter: Trudie S

Pet parent: Claudine Hennessey

Service type: Stay-overs

Furkids: Tinky and Tallulah (Cats)

Review: Trudie was fabulous, took good care of my girls, and I came home to a clean and happy home!

Date of review: 16 October 2019

Notes from StudentCo: Thanks so much for your review, Claudine! We can’t wait to hear from your family again soon!  

Visits with Lab X (Misty); African Grey (Batman); and Koi fish

My name: Nande van Vuuren

Name of pet sitter: Trudie S

My pets (breeds and names): Lab X (Misty); African Grey (Batman); and Koi fish

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:

Trudie went out of her way to look after our pets whilst we were on holiday and we really appreciate the effort to spend quality time, especially with our four legged furkid, who is extremely spoiled because someone is always at home with her, 24/7.

It was the first time since we rescued her that she was left at home alone without us.

Trudie kept us up to date and she was a happy doggo throughout the period that we were away.

Thank you Trudie! :)

Date of review: 1/6/2020 6:58

Visits with Ella and Charlie (Yorkies)

My name: Juliette Fourie

Name of pet sitter: Trudie S

My pets (breeds and names): Ella and Charlie (Yorkies)

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:

Trudie was wow!

She really made a huge effort with her visits and exceeded all expectations.

Always willing to help, sort out anything and very friendly.

Date of review: 1/6/2020 6:24

Stay-overs with Tinkerbell and Tallulah (Cats)

My name: Claudine Hennessey

Name of pet sitter: Trudie S

My pets (breeds and names): Tinkerbell and Tallulah (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 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: 4

Additional Comments:

Trudie is a delight and a lovely house/fur baby sitter.

She really looked after my girls.

The only request would be to ensure that my plants are watered (I lost one :( ); that the food bowls are cleaned daily and filled with water around the edges to keep out the ants; and that fresh water is placed in all water bowls daily.

A small area for improvement, otherwise Trudie is great and am very comfortable having her in my home.

Date of review: 2/17/2020 9:18

Note from StudentCo: We thank Claudine for this feedback. The issue was immediately addressed, with both pet parent and pet sitter contacted. Thank you for helping us improve our service!

Stay-overs with Tinkerbell and Tallulah (Cats)

My name: Claudine Hennessey

Name of pet sitter: Trudie S

My pets (breeds and names): Tinkerbell and Tallulah (Cats)

Service used: Stay-overs

My pet sitter was well-presented and well-spoken during the meet-and-greet - I immediately felt comfortable: This is not the 1st time we have booked with this sitter - we did not have a meet-and-greet as we know each other :)

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:

Trudie was fantastic.

I came home to a very clean house, very happy kitties and a well looked after garden.

I couldn't be happier with the service Trudie provided.

Thanks again StudentCo!

Date of review: 3/3/2020 8:58