StudentCo Pet Sitter Profile

If you like this profile, remember the name "Tyra P" 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: Tyra P

Area: Edenglen and Varsity College (Edenvale and Sandton)

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

Course of study: B.Ed. Intermediate Phase Teaching

Approved StudentCo pet sitter since: September 2018

Experience with animals and own pets

I have had a variety of pets throughout the years. I have had dogs, snakes, hamsters, silkworms and fish. I have a dog at the moment named Tank that I bought in 2010. She is a Scottish Terrier and has brought a lot of joy into my life. I have always had a good connection with animals and even the difficult animals seem to like me. Tank is a pedigree Scottie and loves to eat vegetables. His favourite vegetable is a carrot.

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StudentCo Pet Sitting procedure and veterinary emergency test

Tyra 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:

Tyra is one of my Youth volunteers.

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 Albert, Olaf and Heid (Dogs)

My name: Coenika Engelbrecht

Name of pet sitter: Tyra P

My pets (breeds and names): Albert, Olaf and Heid (Dogs)

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: Sort of - I got updates, but they were not as detailed as I would have liked.

Upon my return, my pets were happy and well cared for: Not quite...

Upon my return, my home was presented to me in a clean and respectable state: Not quite...

My particular instructions were followed to a T: Not quite...

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: 3

Additional Comments:

When I got home my dogs did not have a drop of water, they were so thirsty and almost attacked the water bowl when I gave them water.

When I informed the pet sitter about this, although she said she was sorry, she indicated that she was not sure where the water bowl was?!

I would have expected her to find out from me then, seeing that it was an extremely hot weekend.

I will definitely make use of StudentCo again, but I don't know if I will make use of this sitter again.

I also expected more photos of the pets.

Note from StudentCo: Thank you for the feedback, Coenika – we acknowledge that the service received was not up to StudentCo standards, and apologise sincerely for the bad experience. This was Tyra’s first booking – thank you for bringing these matters to our attention.

Date of Review:

Visits with Lola Bulldog

My name: Meliska Volschenk

Name of pet sitter: Tyra P

My pets (breeds and names): Lola Bulldog

Service used: Visits

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: 4

Date of Review:3/29/2019 6:52:47 AM

Stay-overs with Mooncake- German Shepard Cross

My name: Iranda Erasmus

Name of pet sitter: Tyra P

My pets (breeds and names): Mooncake- German Shepard Cross

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: Tyra was absolutely amazing!! We were kept up to date with all the goings on back hame and received many great photo's of our baby. Tyra always went the extra mile to ensure that Mooncake was happy and comfortable. She even took her for extra walks. M

Date of Review:4/3/2019 8:08:20 AM