StudentCo Pet Sitter Profile

Name of sitter: Zoe K

Area: Riverclub and Sunninghill, Sandton

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

Course of study: BA - Creative Brand Communications

Approved StudentCo pet sitter since: November 2017


Experience with animals and own pets

As a child, my dream job was to be a professional dog walker. As I have grown up my aspirations have grown up with me, but my love for animals has not diminished!

Growing up, we had 2 very loving and affectionate cats. We got them from a shelter as I believe in adoption and giving a loving animal a good home, rather than buying a pet from a pet shop.

We later homed 2 energetic and playful Jack Russell x Dachshund dogs.

Currently we are without pets, but I still take every opportunity to play with and cuddle the pets at my family and friends houses!

I have experience looking after the pets and homes of friends and family. I love pet sitting as I get to look after and love someone’s pets as if they are my own, until the time when I can get my own pets.


Feedback from References


N. Tozer - babysitting

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:

Zoe babysat my 2 children, aged 6 and 10, numerous times over the past 2 years.

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

Additional notes: Zoe is honest, kind and responsible. My children absolutely adore her, and cannot wait for her to come and babysit.

She is fun and patient with them, and I would not hesitate to recommend her.

K. Rogan - 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:

I initially met Zoe through her parents. In December ,last year I had an arrangement with a housesitter who let me down a few days before I was due to travel.

Zoe came to the rescue! I am very indebted to her for this. Even though it was over Christmas and New Year, she looked after my home and my two Staffies for 3 weeks.

I had absolute peace of mind. She kept in touch with me via email and WhatsApp.

When I returned home everything was totally in order and my dogs were happy.

I have no hesitation whatsoever in recommending her to Housesit or to look after pets.

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

S. Hutchinson - Scouts

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:

I have know Zoe for a few years now - this young lady is my Assistant Scoutmaster.

She is a very loving and caring young lady.

She is very good with all types of children; during her scout leadership training has shown leadership.

I would highly recommend Zoe.

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 Sirus (cat), Sage (cat) and Saxon (dog)

My name: Adrian Tiplady

Name of pet sitter: Zoe K

My pets (breeds and names): Sirus (cat), Sage (cat) and Saxon (dog)

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: 1/11/2018 4:40:38 AM

Stay-overs with Black Cat

My name: Kate Swart

Name of pet sitter: Zoe K

My pets (breeds and names): Black 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 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:

Really great service - will definitely request Zoe again.

We felt comfortable from the start that she was taking care of our cat and home well.

Date of Review:

Stay-overs with Kiki (cat)

My name: Kim Searle

Name of pet sitter: Zoe K

My pets (breeds and names): Kiki (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 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:

Hi, Zoe stayed over to look after my cat, Kiki.

She is hands down the best pet-sitter I have used to date - she has excelleny communication skills and kept me up to date with pictures and feedback regarding my kitty.

I could also tell how happy and content Kiki was, which made me extremely at ease when I was away for 2 weeks.

I highly recommend Zoe and would like to use her again in the future.

Thank you!

Date of Review: 4/4/2018 5:34:46 PM

Stay-overs with Bentley & Milo (Boston Terrier)

My name: Candy van der Walt

Name of pet sitter: Zoe K

My pets (breeds and names): Bentley & Milo (Boston 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 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: 4

Additional Comments:

While our overall experience with Zoe was good and the dogs were well cared for and happy and my home was clean upon our return, our domestic did provide some disturbing feedback. I am not sure if these things were committed by Zoe, the friend she had with her or both but it did sour our overall experience. It seems that while we were away the house was not always kept clean and tidy. Both my domestic and my gardener found cutlery outside (i.e. forks on the grass and mugs left outside). Dirty dishes weren't removed to the scullery but just left lying around. Apparently the downstairs toilet was not flushed on one occasion. It has also come to my attention that there was smoking in the house. If I had known that the sitter and/or her friend smoked I would have asked that this be done outside. As I mentioned I am not sure if these things were committed by Zoe, the friend she had with her or both but it was not the feedback I was expecting.

Note from StudentCo: We thank Candy for her feedback. Both Candy and Zoe have been contacted to resolve the issues at hand. Thank you, Candy, for helping us improve our service!