StudentCo Pet Sitter Profile

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.


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

Visits with Honey, Bailey and Jock

My name: Lesley Walker

Name of pet sitter: Tyra P

My pets (breeds and names): Honey, Bailey and Jock

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: 4/19/2019 1:47:03 PM

Visits with Honey, Bailey and Jock

My name: Lesley Walker

Name of pet sitter: Tyra P

My pets (breeds and names): Honey, Bailey and Jock

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: 4/26/2019 10:21:28 AM

Visits with Jock, Honey and Bailey

My name: Lesley Walker

Name of pet sitter: Tyra P

My pets (breeds and names): Jock, Honey and Bailey

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!

If 1 is terrible and 5 is excellent, please rate your overall experience with StudentCo and this sitter: 5

Stay-overs with Harvey and Lexie (Boxers)

My name: Melinda du Plessis

Name of pet sitter: Tyra P

My pets (breeds and names): Harvey and Lexie (Boxers)

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: Not quite...

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: 3

Additional Comments: I was very upset upon my return, as Tyra did not clean up after the dogs. The house was full of soil so she did not sweep. I also left a large container with snacks ( 2 packs of chips, about 6 different chocolates including a slab bubble, packet of jelly sweets, a full large packet of fizzers, 2 packets of pasta, bread rolls, 6 pack of swiss roll , 2 bottles of cooldrink.) She also had access to the fridge with chicken fruit etc. Obviously it is impossible for one person to consume so many sweeets etc in one weekend . I also gave a variety of chocolate choices as everyone likes something different. That brings me to the conclusion that she took everything (sweets pasta etc excluding fridge food) home with her. I feel that is a bit shocking and taking advantage of a good gesture. It is not a feeding scheme and I am not doing it to feed her whole family at home. So I am super upset with the gesture and this makes me reluctant to provide future sitters with such a gesture if its going to be taken advantage of.

Note from StudentCo: We thank Melinda for this feedback. The issue was promptly addressed. Thank you for helping us improve!

Stay-overs with Dusty (Jack russel terrier), Ed Sheeran and Karate (Cats)

My name: Caro Robson

Name of pet sitter: Tyra P

My pets (breeds and names): Dusty (Jack russel terrier), Ed Sheeran and Karate (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!

If 1 is terrible and 5 is excellent, please rate your overall experience with StudentCo and this sitter: 5

Additional Comments: Tyra really went the extra mile, sending me LOADS of pictures of my furkids throughout her stay. She also folded up some laundry for me - totally unexpected but so appreciated!

Stay-overs with Bentley/Nena (Domestic cat)

My name: Kirsty Lancaster

Name of pet sitter: Tyra P

My pets (breeds and names): Bentley/Nena (Domestic cat)

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: Please pass our thanks onto Tyra, we loved the adorable photos received throughout each day and are grateful for the cuddles, walks and extras given to our Nena while we were away.

Stay-overs with Raven, Titus, Melville, Luchin and Bubblegum

My name: Melissa Blair

Name of pet sitter: Tyra P

My pets (breeds and names): Raven, Titus, Melville, Luchin and Bubblegum

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!

If 1 is terrible and 5 is excellent, please rate your overall experience with StudentCo and this sitter: 5

Visits with Retriever, Labrador & Mastiff

My name: Lesley Walker

Name of pet sitter: Tyra P

My pets (breeds and names): Karma (Chow), Mia (Chow) and Emma (Scottish Terrier)

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

Date of Review: 2019/07/12 06:58:00