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.


Name of sitter: Carissa E.

Area: Pretoria (Faerie Glen)

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

Course of study: BA (Psychology)

Approved StudentCo pet sitter since: November 2014

Family pets

I am blessed to have shared my childhood with Max, a Rottweiler, and Sasha, an Alsatian. At present, I have a cat called Peanut.

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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-over with Maximus and Melvin (Jack Russell Terrier and Dachshund)

My name: Renee vd Ryst

Pet Sitter: Carissa

My pets (names and breeds): Maximus and Melvin (Jack Russell terrier and Dachshund)

Service used: Stay-over service

My sitter was well-presented and well-spoken during the meet-and-greet – I immediately felt comfortable: Agree

While I was away, my sitter kept in daily contact. I knew what was going on at my home, and how my pets were doing: Agree

Upon my return, my pets seemed happy and well cared for: Agree

Upon my return, my home was presented to me in a clean and respectable state: Agree

My particular instructions were followed to a T: Agree

I would recommend StudentCo to friends and family: Yes

Stay-over with Sasha and Tyson (Jack Russell Terrier and Husky x Alsatian)

The following client did not complete our online feedback form, but instead sent the comments below.

My name: Mark Muir

Pet Sitter: Carissa

My pets (names and breeds): Tyson (Jack Russell Terrier) and Sasha (Husky x Alsatian)

Service used: Stay-over service

Hi Caro

Thanks for the mail.

Carissa was great and we were really happy with her.

I hope she enjoyed the time with Sasha and Tyson as we would like her to house/dog sit on Saturday night!

Walks with Kaylee (Husky)

The following client did not complete our online feedback form, but instead sent the message below:

My name: N. Celliers

Pet Sitter: Carissa

My pets (names and breeds): Kaylee, Husky

Service used: Carissa had to assist Ms Celliers on a walk in the koppies - Kaylee, one of the family Huskies, had recently undergone an operation and as such could not keep up with her owner and the other dogs. Carissa thus had to walk Kaylee at a slower pace

Comments: Carissa is such an alive, amazing person..She was so calm with Kaylee..and I think really enjoyed the walk...

Stay-overs with Tammy and Cuddles (Maltese Poodles)

My name: Wimpie & Johan

Name of pet sitter: Carissa

My pets (breeds and names): Maltese Poodles - Tammy & Cuddles

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: Carissa is really absolutely fabulous with animals. She was really dedicated and our pets felt comfortable with her. She was really attentive and responsive to our needs and requirements.

A very big thank you!

Visits to Kayleigh, Vince, Melvin & Puncho (Jack Russell crosses)

My name: Roleen Laubscher

Name of pet sitter: Carissa

My pets (breeds and names): Kayleigh, Vince, Melvin & Puncho (Jack Russell crosses)

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

Stay-overs with Milo and Muffin, Pekingese

My name: Gerna

Name of pet sitter: Carissa

My pets (breeds and names): Milo and Muffin - Pekingese

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

Home only - no pets

My name: M. Griesel

Name of pet sitter: Carissa E

My pets (breeds and names): home only - no pets

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: I am so happy that we came across Studentco. Although I don't have a pet to visit, I can trust you completely.

Date of Review: 10/20/2016 13:27

Stay-overs with Muffin and Milo (Pekingese)

My name: G. Wiese

Name of pet sitter: Carissa E

My pets (breeds and names): Muffin and Milo (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: 4

Date of Review: 1/14/2017 4:12:01 PM

Stay-overs with Rosie the Terrier

My name: D. Mead

Name of pet sitter: Carissa E

My pets (breeds and names): Rosie the 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: 5

Date of Review: 2/21/2017 12:05:48 PM


StudentCo Pet Sitting procedure and veterinary emergency test

Carissa scored 93% in our test about proper pet sitting procedure and the recognition of common veterinary emergencies.


Some pictures of the pet children during pet sitting

Obi-Wan contemplating the pool on a hot day

Chewie - about to chew!

Tammy and Cuddles - look at those tails wag!

Another pic of oh-so-sweet Cuddles and Tammy