StudentCo Pet Sitter Profile

Name of sitter: Yolandi M

Area: Newlands, Pretoria

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

Course of study: BSc (Hons) Occupational Health

Approved StudentCo pet sitter since: May 2019


Experience with animals and own pets

I am extremely fortunate to have Sakura and Florrie in my life. They are both Japanese Akitas (the same type of dog as in the movie Hachiko). Florrie is 6 years old and a real house hen. She sleeps next to my bed on her own pillow, but if the winter is in full swing she always manages to find her way onto my bed and cuddles with me-I definitely do not complain about this. We have a very special bond and she is truly my best friend!

Sakura which means “Warrior” in Japanese is 4 years old. Love oozes out of him. He is the apple of my dad’s eye and never leaves his sight. He enjoys playing fetch and has a whole collection of toys that he adores. He loves to sit on the couch next to us when we watch television.

My entire family loves animals and we volunteer at Wetnose on a regular basis. I also have experience looking after the pets of my family and friends.


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 university. She looks after my dogs when we go on leave. The dogs are crazy about her!

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

Additional Notes?

She is a hard working person. She is very popular in any group of persons. People always fall madly in love with her after interacting with her!

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:

Yolandi worked in our Head Office in Irene, doing admin work during her University breaks. A business Colleague referred her to us, and we were not disappointed.

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

Additional Notes?

Yolandi is a very friendly, reliable and committed person. One day she offered to look after our dogs (2 boerboele and 1 Jack Russell) while we were on a business trip, we were very happy to come back to 3 very happy dogs! I will definitely recommend her to your pet sitting company


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 Winkie, Blacky, Toffee and Melinda

My name: Craig Kahn

Name of pet sitter: Yolandi M

My pets (breeds and names): Winkie, Blacky, Toffee and Melinda

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: Very impressed with Yolandi! She really went the extra mile to look after our little family!