StudentCo Pet Sitter Profile

Name of sitter: Zenobia S

Area: Faerie Glen, Pretoria

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

Course of study: Bsc Human Physiology, Genetics and Psychology

Approved StudentCo pet sitter since: September 2018


Experience with animals and own pets

As long as I can remember, I've been surrounded by the cutest pets. I grew up in a home where we never had less than eight dogs. Picking a favourite would be unfair, because every single one of them is still close to my heart. I grew up on a farm, so there were always tons of kilometers to walk and a lot of mud baths along the way!

I recently moved to Pretoria and it wasn't long before an "innocent visit" to the pet shop left me with a brand new bunny - Jean. She lived in my apartment for a few months with me, but I felt like she needed more space, so we built her a big cage on the farm and she loves it! I love visiting her. She is such a bundle of joy. I live with a flat mate who brought in two pups that needed a home - Vladimir and Sussa. Our day wouldn’t be the same without them livening up our home!


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:

I am Zenobia's area leader, and she herself is a leader in the church as well. We trust our leaders to welcome people to do various work at church involving big amounts of money and from what I know Zenobia, is an honest and diligent, hardworking person.

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

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:

I am a sports coach and have worked with Zenobia from a very early age. I know her very well. She has also done part time work as a swim coach for me and has also babysat my kids numerous times in the past.

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

Additional notes:

She is trustworthy, honest and a good person.


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 Hiccup (African grey), Ava and Moana (cats), Basil and Sage (feral foster kittens)

My name: Jamie Traynor

Name of pet sitter: Zenobia S

My pets (breeds and names): Hiccup (African grey), Ava and Moana (cats), Basil and Sage (feral foster kittens)

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:

Zenobia was amazing and I will definitely request her for petsitting next time I go away.

She went the extra mile with everything and it was great to come home to a clean house and happy pets!

Date of Review: 10/10/2018 5:05:14 AM

Stay-overs with Yorkshire Terrier

My name: Gary Cloete

Name of pet sitter: Zenobia S

My pets (breeds and names): Yorkshire Terrier

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

Date of review: 2019/08/13 06:51:43

Stay-overs with Dexter (Pointmeraner); Vlooi (Miniature Pinscher); Talah and Layla (Miniature Pinscher/Fox/S=Daschund cross); Poepie and Sammy (Ringneck birds)

My name: Melanie Venter

Name of pet sitter: Zenobia S

My pets (breeds and names): Dexter (Pointmeraner); Vlooi (Miniature Pinscher); Talah and Layla (Miniature Pinscher/Fox/S=Daschund cross); Poepie and Sammy (Ringneck birds)

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:

This was our first time using this service and we will definitely always make use of StudentCo for all our future holidays!

Zenobia did and excellent job of looking after our fur and feathered kids and they loved her!

It didn't even seem as if the "kids" missed us because they were so well taken care off.

This is a fantastic service for any pet owner and I will highly recommend this!!!

Date of review: 10/28/2019 14:25