StudentCo Pet Sitter Profile

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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: Alexis W

Area: Krugersdorp (Protea Ridge) + Pretoria (Hatfield)

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

Course of study: BCom (Accounting)

Approved StudentCo pet sitter since: November 2016

Experience with animals and own pets

Having grown up on a plot, I have been fortunate enough to be surrounded by animals since before I can remember. Currently, I have 3 dogs and 3 cats and I love them all to bits and pieces! We have 1 Rottweiler, 1 Labrador and 1 Dachshund...who happens to be the pack leader!

I am extremely passionate about animals, and planned to study veterinary science until I realised I was far too soft-hearted for the tough decisions I'd have to make. My love for animals has never subsided, though!

I love to spend my spare time volunteering at animal shelters. I have spent time at both Wetnose in Pretoria as part of a RAG project for my residence as well as at FORA in Krugersdorp. I love to see the fur kids light up with a little TLC!

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StudentCo Pet Sitting procedure and veterinary emergency test

Alexis scored 98% in our test about proper pet sitting procedure and the recognition of common veterinary emergencies.

Feedback from References

J. Gossmann - Jake's Service Station

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:

Alexis assisted me in my business with filing, answering of the phone and little office duties.

She is a reliable and honest, friendly young lady.

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

R. Barnard - St Ursula's School

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:

She matriculated in 2014 from St Ursula's School, where I am the Deputy Principal.

Alexis is a hard working, caring individual who functions well in any social situation. The hard work resulted in 8 distinctions!

She is extremely trustworthy and her friendly nature would appeal to children and animals.

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. Also have a look at pictures of some pets this sitter has looked after at the bottom of this profile page. Yay!

Visits with Zeke (German Sheperd), Emma (Jack Russell), Lexi & Layla (Toypoms)

My name: Kristi Venter

Name of pet sitter: Alexis W

My pets (breeds and names): Zeke(German Sheperd), Emma (Jack Russell), Lexi & Layla (Toypoms)

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!

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

Additional Comments:

Very very happy.

Date of Review: 6/20/2017 12:24:51 PM

Stay-overs with Dexter and Zola (Staffies)

My name: Nerina Steyl

Name of pet sitter: Alexis W

My pets (breeds and names): Dexter and Zola (Staffies)

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:

Alexis was great with the dogs and they seemed to like her instantly.

Date of Review: 7/27/2017 6:00:44 PM

Visits with Zeke (German Shepherd), Emma (Jack Russell), Lexu and Layla (Toy Poms)

My name: Kristi Venter

Name of pet sitter: Alexis W

My pets (breeds and names): Zeke (German Shepherd), Emma (Jack Russell), Lexu and Layla (Toy Poms)

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!

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

Additional Comments:

Very happy with Alexis and the StudentCo services.

I acknowledge that this review is true and accurate and hereby consent to its unlimited use and publication for marketing and other means.

Date of Review: 9/8/2017 7:08:49 AM

Visits with Zeke (German Shepherd), Emma (Jack Russell), Lexu and Layla (Toypoms)

My name: Kristi Venter

Name of pet sitter: Alexis W

My pets (breeds and names): Zeke (German Shepherd), Emma (Jack Russell), Lexu and Layla (Toypoms)

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!

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

Date of Review: 10/4/2017 12:37:58 PM

Visits with Zeke (German Sherpherd), Emma (Jack Russell), Lexu and Layla (Toypoms)

My name: Kristi Venter

Name of pet sitter: Alexis W

My pets (breeds and names): Zeke (German Sherpherd), Emma (Jack Russell), Lexu and Layla (Toypoms)

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!

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

Date of Review: 11/30/2017 2:37:37 PM

Visits with Tyson (Pitbull)and Hunter (Boxer)

My name: Andries Rabe

Name of pet sitter: Alexis W

My pets (breeds and names): Tyson (Pitbull)and Hunter (Boxer)

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!

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

Date of Review: 1/12/2018 7:35:49 AM

Stay-overs with Tyson (Pitbull) and Hunter (Boxer)

My name: Andries Rabe

Name of pet sitter: Alexis W

My pets (breeds and names): Tyson (Pitbull) and Hunter (Boxer)

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: 2/1/2018 4:51:35 AM

Stay-overs with Bedford, Kermit and Frank (Dogs)

My name: Laura Nagel

Name of pet sitter: Alexis W

My pets (breeds and names): Bedford, Kermit and Frank (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: 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:

Alexis impressed us very much!

She followed my VERY detailed instructions and kept me up to date as to what was going on at my house.

Kermit is a rescue and petrified of most people.

By the end of the week he was sitting on her lap.

To me that says a lot about Alexis The house was clean and my animals happy.

Date of Review: 3/20/2018 6:25:20 AM

Visits with Tyson (Pitbull) and Hunter (Boxer)

My name: Andries Rabe

Name of pet sitter: Alexis W

My pets (breeds and names): Tyson (Pitbull) and Hunter (Boxer)

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!

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

Date of Review: 4/6/2018 5:14:41 AM

Stay-overs with Bedford (Boston Terrier), Kermit (Chihuahua) and Frank (Yorkshire Terrier)

My name: Laura Nagel

Name of pet sitter: Alexis W

My pets (breeds and names): Bedford (Boston Terrier), Kermit (Chihuahua) and Frank (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 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:

Alexis is a star!

I'm so impressed by her and the way she looked after my animals and house.

She is very reliable and did everything the way I wanted it (and more).

Date of Review: 7/16/2018 8:25:29 PM

Stay-overs with Bedford, Kermit and Frank

My name: Laura Nagel

Name of pet sitter: Alexis W

My pets (breeds and names): Bedford, Kermit and Frank

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:

Once again very happy with the service received from Alexis.

The house was clean and my dogs very happy.

Alexis is very pleasant to deal with and is trustworthy and reliable.

Date of Review: 11/5/2018 8:24:22 AM



Some pictures of the pet children during pet sitting

 Zeke

Zeke

 Lexi

Lexi

Emma

Emma

Zola

Zola

Dexter

Dexter

Dexter and Zola cuddles

Dexter and Zola cuddles

 Time for walkies

Time for walkies

 Sugar and Spice

Sugar and Spice

Spice kisses

Spice kisses

 Fudge

Fudge

Sugar

Sugar

Spice

Spice

Fudge

Fudge

 Sugar

Sugar

Sugar, Spice and Fudge

Sugar, Spice and Fudge

Pittbull (Tyson) and the boxer (Hunter)

Pittbull (Tyson) and the boxer (Hunter)

Fudge

Fudge