StudentCo Pet Sitter Profile

Name of sitter: Audrey G

Area: Hennopspark, Centurion

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

Course of study: BCom (Accounting Sciences)

Approved StudentCo pet sitter since: September 2017


Experience with animals and own pets

I have a passion and love for all animals. Our family currently includes six dog-children: Gigi and Hunter (Standard French Poodles), Dante (Miniature French Poodle), Leeu (Crossbreed- a "yorkie" according to Wetnose ;)), Kiki and Chinka (Scottish Terriers). I also have a hedgehog named Penny.

Gigi, Danté, Leeu, and Penny are all rescues. Ever since I started adopting, I do not believe in buying or selling pets, as there are so many beautiful hearts in kennels, waiting for a loving family.

Dogs that are normally labelled as "scary", or "aggressive" also have a special place in my heart, as I grew up with Rottweilers, and have experience with Great Danes, Bull Terriers, and many other breeds. I would be honoured to take care of such breeds, as well as small breeds! Other pets I have experience with include birds, fish, rabbits, and a chinchilla. Unfortunately, I am allergic to cats.

I decided to become a pet sitter because I know how awful it is to be away from home, worrying about your children, and whether or not the person looking after them is making sure that they are coping without their family. It also breaks my heart to hear about pets who hurt themselves, or run away, during the festive season, due to the fear of fireworks. I would love to help prevent such a thing from happening. Also, who wouldn't love getting paid for loving animals?! It's a dream come true!


Feedback from References


C. Joubert - 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:

She took care of my dogs while I was away on holiday numerous times, I live in the neighborhood and she also took care of a friend's pets.

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

Additional notes: She loves animals and gives them exactly what they need. Lots of love and attention.

L. Fybiger - Dachshund rescuer

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:

Audrey is my daughter's friend. I am in the rescue of dachshunds and have a lot of fosters myself. I don't trust just anybody with my babies especially because some of them have been through a lot of trauma. Audrey is always there for them and they all love her.

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

Additional notes: Audrey is always polite and has good morals. I trust her with my furbabies.

J. Bell - 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 know her for about 12 years as my neighbour's daughter. So I know her very well! She looked after my dogs and parrot many times!

She loves animals and kids almost more than I do!

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.


Visits with Bakkies (Pug) and Tjoppies (Jack Russell)

My name: Cecile Bester

Name of pet sitter: Audrey G

My pets (breeds and names): Bakkies (Pug) and Tjoppies (Jack Russell)

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: 11/15/2017 1:00:32 PM

Stay-overs with Bruno and Aisha (Alsations)

My name: Reinhard Harms

Name of pet sitter: Audrey G

My pets (breeds and names): Bruno and Aisha (Alsations)

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:

Audrey really cared.

Date of Review: 11/30/2017 1:53:42 PM

Stay-overs with Cuddle and Maya (Maltese), Zack (Golden Retriever)

My name: Nirendree Reddy

Name of pet sitter: Audrey G

My pets (breeds and names): Cuddle and Maya (Maltese), Zack (Golden Retriever)

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:

Thanks Audrey for taking care of our babies and allowing us to not stress on our weekend away!

Date of Review: 11/30/2017 3:37:29 AM

Stay-overs with Axon and Leila (Rottweilers)

My name: Carmen Koetje

Name of pet sitter: Audrey G

My pets (breeds and names): Axon and Leila (Rottweilers)

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:

The dogs absolutely adored Audrey!

She was great with them and I felt completely comfortable leaving my kids with someone that I knew would spoil them the same as I would!

Date of Review: 1/10/2018 6:02:51 PM

Visits with Jock (Jack Russell) and Venus (Minature Doberman)

My name: Peter Van Lelyveld

Name of pet sitter: Audrey G

My pets (breeds and names): Jock (Jack Russell) and Venus (Minature Doberman)

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:

Will use you again and if Audrey available will want to use her again.

Date of Review: 1/5/2018 7:08:16 AM

Visits with Demi, Lexi and Jelly

My name: Dorothy Knoetze

Name of pet sitter: Audrey G

My pets (breeds and names): Demi, Lexi and Jelly

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:

Audrey was beyond excellent.

She went out of her way to make sure that the dogs were happy, even braved all three for a walk at once.

Date of Review: 1/12/2018 4:44:43 AM

Stay-overs with Axon and Leila (Rottweilers)

My name: Carmen Koetje

Name of pet sitter: Audrey G

My pets (breeds and names): Axon and Leila (Rottweilers)

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:

Once again, I was completely comfortable leaving my dog children in Audrey's care.

She is great and they love her!

Date of Review: 2/1/2018 3:43:10 PM

Stay-overs with Bella and Goober (Yorkies)

My name: Lezelle Brits

Name of pet sitter: Audrey G

My pets (breeds and names): Bella and Goober (Yorkies)

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: 3/1/2018 3:07:11 AM

Stay-overs with Axon and Leila (Rottweilers)

My name: Carmen, Koetje

Name of pet sitter: Audrey G

My pets (breeds and names): Axon and Leila (Rottweilers)

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: 3/6/2018 10:11:17 AM

Stay-overs with Bailey and Bourbon (Jack Russells)

My name: Emma Du Bruyn

Name of pet sitter: Audrey G

My pets (breeds and names): Bailey and Bourbon (Jack Russells)

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: 3/19/2018 6:32:31 PM

Stay-overs with Azuri (Husky) and Crumpet (Yorkie mix)

My name: Mala Maharaj

Name of pet sitter: Chante B

My pets (breeds and names): Azuri (Husky) and Crumpet (Yorkie mix)

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:

Extremely Happy with the service provided.

Date of Review: 3/19/2018 5:55:23 PM

Stay-overs with Lulu and Miela (Pekingese)

My name: Rolanda McLean

Name of pet sitter: Audrey G

My pets (breeds and names): Lulu and Miela (Pekingese)

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: 4/5/2018 8:51:00 PM

Visits with Lexi, Demi and Jelly (Daxie)

My name: Dorothy Knoetze

Name of pet sitter: Audrey G

My pets (breeds and names): Lexi, Demi and Jelly (Daxie)

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 Audrey for looking after our babies!

We appreciate the time spent with them.

Date of Review: 4/10/2018 3:23:10 PM

Stay-overs with Axon and Leila (Rottweilers)

My name: Carmen Koetje

Name of pet sitter: Audrey G

My pets (breeds and names): Axon and Leila (Rottweilers)

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:

Audrey is great.

My dog children are ecstatic to see her every time and I have absolutely no worries when away.

Date of Review: 4/25/2018 9:49:51 AM

Stay-overs with Cuddles and Maya (Maltese) and Zack (Retriever)

My name: Nirendree Reddy

Name of pet sitter: Audrey G

My pets (breeds and names): Cuddles and Maya (Maltese) and Zack (Retriever)

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:

Audrey is a star and my dogs love her!

She always personally returns keys and we have a chat which I love!

Date of Review: 4/23/2018 5:02:55 PM

Stay-overs with Lulu and Miela

My name: Rolanda McLean

Name of pet sitter: Audrey G

My pets (breeds and names): Lulu and Miela

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: 5/17/2018 11:11:20 AM

Stay-overs with Cuddles, Maya and Zack

My name: Nirendree Reddy

Name of pet sitter: Audrey G

My pets (breeds and names): Cuddles, Maya and Zack

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:

Audrey is a superstar and we all love her!

Date of Review: 7/3/2018 3:07:29 PM

Stay-overs with Cuddles, Maya and Zack

My name: Nirendree Reddy

Name of pet sitter: Audrey G

My pets (breeds and names): Cuddles, Maya and Zack

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

Date of Review: 7/30/2018 5:44:21 PM

Visits with Clover and Pepper (Golden Retrievers)

My name: Berenice du Plessis

Name of pet sitter: Audrey G

My pets (breeds and names): Clover and Pepper (Golden Retrievers)

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!

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:

Audrey was wonderful and we only want to use her.

Our babies love her.

Date of Review: 7/27/2018 5:29:41 AM

Stay-overs with Bazz and Milie

My name: Annamarie Oelofse

Name of pet sitter: Audrey G

My pets (breeds and names): Bazz and Milie

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

Date of Review: 8/16/2018 3:04:33 PM

Stay-overs with Lulu and Miela

My name: Rolanda McLean

Name of pet sitter: Audrey G

My pets (breeds and names): Lulu and Miela

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

Date of Review: 8/15/2018 2:05:18 PM

Visits with Jack, Miki and Lady (Jack Russells)

My name: Martin Venter

Name of pet sitter: Audrey G

My pets (breeds and names): Jack, Miki and Lady (Jack Russells)

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!

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:

Would like to arrange booking for 16 to 18 november again.

Date of Review: 8/15/2018 6:15:54 AM

Stay-overs with Bruno (Alsation)

My name: Reinhard Harms

Name of pet sitter: Audrey G

My pets (breeds and names): Bruno (Alsation)

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:

AUDREY is excellent.

Date of Review: 9/6/2018 1:32:30 PM

Stay-overs with Axon and Leila (Rottweilers)

My name: Carmen Koetje

Name of pet sitter: Audrey G

My pets (breeds and names): Axon and Leila (Rottweilers)

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:

My dogs were loved and spoiled and actually miss Audrey when she leaves.

I feel very comfortable leaving everything in her hands every time.

Date of Review: 9/5/2018 6:43:26 AM

Stay-overs with Bazz and Milie

My name: Annamarie Oelofse

Name of pet sitter: Audrey G

My pets (breeds and names): Bazz and Milie

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

Date of Review: 9/20/2018 9:05:58 AM

Visits with Jack, Miki and Lady (Jack Russells)

My name: Martin Venter

Name of pet sitter: Audrey G

My pets (breeds and names): Jack, Miki and Lady (Jack Russells)

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 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:

Thanks you and thanks to Audrey.

Date of Review: 11/20/2018 3:02:49 PM

Visits with Demi, Lexi and Jelly

My name: Dorothy Knoetze

Name of pet sitter: Audrey G

My pets (breeds and names): Demi, Lexi and Jelly

Service used: Visits

My pet sitter was well-presented and well-spoken during the meet-and-greet - I immediately felt comfortable: This is not the 1st time we have booked with this sitter - we did not have a meet-and-greet as we know each other :)

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:

It was great that Audrey sent a location each time she arived and left our home, we could see that firstly she had been there and secondly that she was there for at least an hour each time. We also knew that she took the dogs for a walk based on the feedback from the neighbours as well as Demi wanting to go for a walk when my daughter put on her tekkies... Thank you for a great service! We will be contacting you to book Audrey as soon as our next break is confirmed.

Date of Review: 1/7/2019 5:01:27 AM

Stay-overs with Lulu and Miela (Pekingese)

My name: Rolanda McLean

Name of pet sitter: Audrey G

My pets (breeds and names): Lulu and Miela (Pekingese)

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: 2/4/2019 2:30:49 PM

Stay-overs with Lacey (Miniature Pinscher) and Annabella (Italian Greyhound)

My name: Jan & Tania Coetzee

Name of pet sitter: Audrey G

My pets (breeds and names): Lacey (Miniature Pinscher) and Annabella (Italian Greyhound)

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: Sort of - I got updates, but they were not as detailed as I would have liked.

Upon my return, my pets were happy and well cared for: Not quite...

Upon my return, my home was presented to me in a clean and respectable state: Not quite...

My particular instructions were followed to a T: Not at all.

I would recommend StudentCo to friends and family: No, I'd rather not.

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: 1

Additional Comments:

NOTE FROM STUDENTCO.The allegations below represent a serious breach of contract.

Jan and Tania were refunded in full without hesitation.

The matter was discussed with Audrey, who explained the events from her point of view.

Given our long-standing, positive relationship with Audrey, it was decided to keep her as a pet sitter, despite this review.

Should you wish to receive a detailed report about this issue, please do not hesitate to contact our general manager at caro@studentco.co.za.

It is very important to us that our Pet Parents are comfortable with their pet sitters; please keep in mind that the complaint below is one viewpoint, rather than the full story.

Please also refer to Audrey's other reviews, as on this page.

JAN'S COMMENTS: Our puppies, Lacey (6months) and Annabella (4 months), are our children, therefor they are extremely well looked after and used to A LOT of attention.

Also, because they are PUPPIES, they cannot be left unattended for extensive periods.

For that reason, we decided to pay more and ask for the overnight service instead of the daily visits.

From the beginning it was made very clear that they were only 4 and 6 months old.

While we were phoning around for quotes from various pet sitter agencies, a friend of ours recommended StudenCo and although StudentCo was a lot more expensive than other quotes we received, we again decided to rather pay more and go with our trusted friend's recommendation.

Before our final decision though, we were referred by Angie to your website, in particular “StudentCo: Pet Sitter Guidelines” to put our minds at ease relating to our questions and concerns we had.

These guidelines convinced us to make use of your service, but now we feel that these guidelines were not adhered to.

During our meet and greet with Audrey, we told her that daily location pins were not necessary.

In my opinion, they are completely pointless, as anyone can send a location a pin at 19H00, go out for 12 hours and return at 07H00 and send another location pin.

Upon our return though, our Estate Manager issued us with a detailed report of the access tag to the estate gate that had been given to Audrey.

This report clearly shows that on 14 February, the tag was used at 20H01 to exit the estate, and was only used at 02H16 the next morning to enter.

Also, on 16 February, the tag was used at 15H25 to exit, and only at 06H33 the next morning to enter.

When Audrey came to return the keys, I asked her if she had anything to report about her stay while we had been away, and she didn't mention anything about going out at night until 02H00 or not sleeping over.

When I confronted her with the gate report, she confessed that she went out on 16 February to some show and went for drinks afterwards, and wasn't capable to drive home, which means: 1. Our feeding instructions (to feed between 17H00 and 19H00) were ignored since she had left by 15H25.

2. Our instruction to sleep over was ignored.

3. Puppies were left for 15 hours without food and supervision.

4. She was out drinking while she should have been with our puppies.

On 14 February, she claims that she had been home all night.

Apparently, she gave the access tag to a friend staying with her, and the friend left at 20H01 and returned at 02H16.

Even if this is true, and she was indeed at home, this is actually worse for us as this is a very serious violation of our Estate rules.

When we completed our instruction sheet, we specifically mentioned that guests of Audrey would have to come in with her.

During our meet and greet, we explained to her that the tag was only for her use and she was not allowed to give it to anyone else to access the estate.

We, as OWNERS in the estate, are not even permitted to hand out tags as we please, and we had to obtain special permission to give Audrey a tag.

When I told Audrey that she were not permitted to hand the access tag to anyone else, she said that she remembered us telling her and that she was sorry.

Those are only the main reasons for us rating this as a TERRIBLE experience with StudentCo.

Upon our return, we have already informed many friends of our bad experience and intend on keeping on doing so.

We are also seriously considering sharing our experience on all our social media platforms in order to warn other potential clients of falling in the same trap.

We really wanted our sitter to feel comfortable in our home, spend as much time here as possible and for that reason we went out of our way to accommodate her, leaving food AND allowing her to have friends over, but unfortunately this only resulted in us feeling taken advantage of.

PLEASE teach your sitters that, when clients (as an act of COURTESY, and NOT BY OBLIGATION) permit them to eat food and have friends over, NOT TO ABUSE THAT PRIVILEGE.

This experience left us feeling lied to, stolen from and generally abused.

Note from StudentCo: This complaint is taken very seriously. Audrey's membership at StudentCo is currently under review and this family was given a FULL REFUND without hesitation.

Date of Review: 2/27/2019 8:58:38 PM

Stay-overs with Lulu and Miela (Pekingese)

My name: Rolanda McLean

Name of pet sitter: Audrey G

My pets (breeds and names): Lulu and Miela (Pekingese)

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: 3/4/2019 4:16:33 PM

Visits with Mia and Zoey (Mini schnauzers), Sparkle and Glitter (Guinea Pigs)

My name: Beate Coetzee

Name of pet sitter: Audrey G

My pets (breeds and names): Mia and Zoey (Mini schnauzers), Sparkle and Glitter (Guinea Pigs)

Service used: Visits

My pet sitter was well-presented and well-spoken during the meet-and-greet - I immediately felt comfortable: This is not the 1st time we have booked with this sitter - we did not have a meet-and-greet as we know each other :)

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: 4

Additional Comments: We like Audrey very much, but she seems to be a bit forgetful. On both meet and greets, she was late (but did inform me). In December, 2 years ago, she stayed here for 2 weeks and looked well after our pets and home, but this december she did forget to take out the garbage and one of my plants died... I realise that the pets are first priority so did not mention it. This weekend she was a bit late on the Sunday morning visit. She had to feed my one diabetic schnauzer at 8am and inject her but she was about 20 min late. Although we are very happy with her, I do now think you should be aware of the little incidents.

Note from StudentCo: Thank you so much for bringing this matter to our attention, Beate!

Date of Review: 4/9/2019 5:19:17 PM

Stay-overs with Lulu en Miela (Pekingese)

My name: Rolanda McLean

Name of pet sitter: Audrey G

My pets (breeds and names): Lulu en Miela (Pekingese)

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!

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

Visits with Jack, Miki and Lady (Jack russels)

My name: Martin Venter

Name of pet sitter: Audrey G

My pets (breeds and names): Jack, Miki and Lady (Jack russels)

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 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!

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

Additional Comments: Thanks to Audrey and Pet sitters.

Stay-overs with Bruno (Alsatian)

My name: Reinhard Harms

Name of pet sitter: Audrey G

My pets (breeds and names): Bruno (Alsatian)

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!

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

Stay-overs with Lily and Lola (Dachshunds)

My name: Thelma Brooks

Name of pet sitter: Audrey G

My pets (breeds and names): Lily and Lola (Dachshunds)

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!

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

Visits with Mia and Zoey (Schnauzers); Sparkle and Glitter (Guinea pigs)

My name: Beate Coetzee

Name of pet sitter: Audrey G

My pets (breeds and names): Mia and Zoey (Schnauzers); Sparkle and Glitter (Guinea pigs)

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 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: 4

Additional Comments: No where in your comments there is a B option - Its either Great or not at all. My experience with the admin team is Good, not excellent. I had to pay for Audrey to come and do another visit to see how she injected Zoey. She did not do it right, so I was a bit worried when she left. According to her and my domestic, everything went well. I just had to phone Audrey at 08:00 on the last visit - she was late again. Apparently because of traffic.

Stay-overs with Lulu and Miela (Pekingnese)

My name: Rolanda McLean

Name of pet sitter: Audrey G

My pets (breeds and names): Lulu and Miela (Pekingnese)

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: Audrey has stayed with Lulu and Miela on mutliple occasions now. They love her and it brings so much peace to know everything is cared for whilst I'm away. Thank you!