StudentCo Pet Sitter Profile

If you like this profile, remember the name "Alicia B" and simply click here to tell us more about your pets and when you will need a sitter. StudentCo will let you know if this pet sitter is available (if not, you will be introduced to another, equally awesome, team member).

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: Alicia B.

Area: Maroelana, Pretoria + Oakdene, Johannesburg + Weltevredenpark, Roodepoort

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

Course of study: BCom (Marketing Management)

Approved StudentCo pet sitter since: August 2015

Experience with animals and own pets

I am a huge animal lover!

I have been involved as a volunteer at both the SPCA and Wetnose, giving some love and attention to the animals here, including walking the dogs. I also love horses and ride regularly.

I have been lucky to share my life with a variety of pets, including birds, hamsters and fish. Currently, my family includes a beautiful tortoiseshell cat who requires a lot of grooming, as well as 2 Jack Russell Terriers. I regularly visit and walk my grandparents' Bull Terrier.

Note from StudentCo:

Alicia has shown commitment and a true love for animals as a volunteer with our Wollies Walks project, where she volunteers her time as a dog walker for shelter dogs.

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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!

Stay-overs with Jock and Lielie (Staffie and Yorkie)

My name: M. Jooste

Name of pet sitter: Alicia

My pets (breeds and names): Jock and Lielie. Staffie and Yorkie

Service used: Stay-over Service

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 the service of student co and with Alicia the pet sitter. Will use them in the future and recommend them to all.

Stay-overs with Maximus (Doberman) and Waffles (Jack Russell Terrier)

My name: R. vd Merwe

Name of pet sitter: Alicia

My pets (breeds and names): Waffles (Jack Russell Terrier) and Maximus (Doberman)

Service used: Stay-over Service

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

Stay-overs with Sasha (Husky), Roxy (Dachshund) and Bella (Yorkie)

My name: N. Keyser

Name of pet sitter: Alicia B

My pets (breeds and names): Sasha (Husky), Roxy (Dachshund) and Bella (Yorkie)

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: 1/15/2017 10:16:15 AM

Visits with Max and Mia

My name: Lizelda Houman

Name of pet sitter: Alicia B

My pets (breeds and names): Max and Mia

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:

Thank you Alicia for looking after my pets in such a professional and loving matter.

We will book your services again.

Date of Review: 1/4/2018 8:45:49 PM

Feedback from References

T. Schutte - Hoerskool Dinamika

I was Alicia's teacher for two years in a row at High School Dinamika, where she was also on the student board.

She has a knack for reading people and communicating with young and old. She was also very popular and liked by both children and teachers alike.

I had the pleasure to know her not just in class but also at our school sports (she played netball) and cultural events. She participated in all the school's plays, musicals and almost every item at the Alberton Eisteddfod.

Alicia is a ray of sunshine, always happy and reaching out with her spontaneous manner. She is very reliable, honest and passionate in everything she does.

I would really recommend her for any job, as she is one of only a few youngsters whom I would trust around my children, pets, home, possessions etc.

R. Marais - Hoerskool Dinamika

Alicia was a student at the school where I teach; I know her well. I can definitely recommend her as a suitable candidate to do the job.

She is a talented young woman and she is reliable. Her academic performance was excellent as well as her participation on the sport and cultural side!

She has an outgoing personality and she has good communication skills. Alicia will always give her best and she will perform well in any environment.

I wish her all the best.

S. Pieters - Annique

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’s an Annique consultant registered under my group of consultants

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


StudentCo Pet Sitting procedure and veterinary emergency test

Alicia scored 89% in our test about proper pet sitting procedure and the recognition of common veterinary emergencies.



Some pictures of the pet children during pet sitting

Maximus

Waffles

Jock

Lielie

Houman Family (2)

Houman Family (2)

Houman Family (1)

Houman Family (1)