StudentCo Pet Sitter Profile

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Name of sitter: Alicia V

Area: Country Lane Estate, Pretoria

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

Course of study: Dentistry

Approved StudentCo pet sitter since:November 2017

Experience with animals and own pets

Hello my name is Alicia.

I am a dentistry student at the University of Pretoria where I have just completed my third year.

I absolutely adore animals! There is not a day that goes by that I do not smother my two dogs, Mia and Zoey, with love. They are Labrador and Golden Retriever crosses and are sisters who are 5 years old. Mia, whom is my dog specifically, has quite a unique personality for these breeds of dogs as she is skittish and is scared of the weather especially when there is very bad lightning and thunder. Thus it is always my responsibility to ensure that she has received her canine calmer before it gets too bad and that they are inside with us as this helps her to be calm.

They love studying with me in the study. Zoey on the other hand, specifically my brother’s dog, has the typical personality of these breeds of dogs: One can get anything right with her.

My mom is a vet but it is our responsibility to give any medication or treatment (that we are able to do) that needs to be taken or done. When I was younger I had the privilege of going with my mom to work and helping h and observing her in everything that she does, from consulting to theatre work.

The feeding, washing, walking and picking up of faeces is both me and my brothers responsibility. We also trained our dogs to sit, give paw and walk on a leash.

We also had a cat called Max that we sadly had to put down due to cancer two years ago but he was the king of the house.

We also had goldfish for a period of time.

With my mom being a vet we have also had a few exotic pets such as: A goose, two rock pigeons and two hamsters that we looked after and reared up as they had either been injured or abandoned.

I have been placed in positions of responsibility to look after people’s animals and houses before over holidays and weekends and had done it for 3 years until they left the province. These responsibilities included feeding, walking, spending time with the dogs and cat and ensuring all is still fine at the house.

I have also walked people’s dogs in the estate for a period of time.

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StudentCo Pet Sitting procedure and veterinary emergency test

Alicia scored 100% in our test about proper pet sitting procedure and the recognition of common veterinary emergencies.

Feedback from References


N. Bekker - character reference

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:

Met her in 2006 when my son and her brother became friends. Had regular contact with her during the years.

Parents also known to me. She has visited our house on many occasions.

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

Additional notes: I would entrust this young lady with my kids and my animals any day. Responsible, reliable, honest and very neat person.

Hard worker and knows what she is working towards in life.

T. Lemmer - Bible Study

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:

Alicia is part of our church's bible study group.

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

C. Herbst - pet sitting and Playball employer

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 has been my neighbour for many years (14 years) and I have had to ask her to help with care of my animals.

Alicia is a very responsible and trustworthy young girl that I would recommend to anyone.

She is also recently helping me with my business (Playball) as being a mascot. I have never had to think twice if Alicia would be on time or wouldn't fulfill her duties - extremely reliable.

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 Jessie (Border Collie) and Athena (German Shephard)

My name: Rudolf Eksteen

Name of pet sitter: Alicia V

My pets (breeds and names): Jessie (Border Collie) and Athena (German Shephard)

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:

Alicia was heaven sent.

Our dogs have never been so happy while we were gone.

I could really see that they were happy and well looked after when I got back.

It was great to not have to stress about things back home while on vacation.

I will definitely use StudentCo again and have recommended to friends as well.

Date of Review: 1/10/2018 8:13:23 PM

Stay-overs with Björn (Chow) and Lisa (Bordercollie)

My name: Marnus Venter

Name of pet sitter: Alicia V

My pets (breeds and names): Björn (Chow) and Lisa (Bordercollie)

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: 1/5/2018 4:36:25 AM

Stay-overs with Björn and Lisa

My name: Marnus Venter

Name of pet sitter: Alicia V

My pets (breeds and names): Björn and Lisa

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:

As always I really appreciate Alicia coming in to help and dog sit over the weekend.

I can imagine it is quite difficult to come in over the holidays.

But the dogs seem to love her and I can feel at ease knowing that they are in good hands.

Date of Review: 4/5/2018 4:21:49 AM

Stay-overs with Husky-Chow mix and Border Collie

My name: Marnus Venter

Name of pet sitter: Alicia V

My pets (breeds and names): Husky-Chow mix and Border Collie

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:

As always so grateful for Alicia and all her help with the two doggos.

Date of Review:


Some pictures of the pet children during pet sitting

Venter

Venter

Lisa

Lisa

Bjurn

Bjurn