StudentCo Pet Sitter Profile

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Name of sitter: Engela E

Area: Wierdapark (Centurion)

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

Course of study: Bed Elementary Phase Education

Approved StudentCo pet sitter since: December 2014

Experience with animals and own pets

I have two dogs and two cats of my own. My dog is Lilo, a Chow crossed with a Poodle. We call her a Chowdle and she is a one in a million breed. She loves running around and playing with a ball, bottle or Frisbee, but she doesn’t like cats at all.

Gremlin is my mom's baby and he never leaves her side. He is also very playful when he wants to be. He has his own little doggie door and will always let himself in. The cats are Tom, who only loves my dad and has eyes for no one else, and Sokkies; a cat who loves to explore and is hardly indoors. The only time that we really see him is when he comes home to eat.

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StudentCo Pet Sitting procedure and veterinary emergency test

Engela passed our test about proper pet sitting procedure and the recognition of common veterinary emergencies. This means that she scored at least 80%. Please do feel free to ask for any team member’s individual test score.

Feedback from References


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 Camou and Lalae (Dachshunds) and Steffie (Staffie)

My name: Erica Lombard

Name of pet sitter: Engela E

My pets (breeds and names): Camou and Lalae (Dachshunds) and Steffie (Staffie)

Service used: Once or twice a day visits

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

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: Agree

Upon my return, my pets were 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

I was satisfied with my dealings with the admin team:

If 1 is terrible and 5 is excellent, please rate your overall experience with StudentCo and this sitter: 4

Date of Review: 7/6/2015 2:11:49 PM

Stay-overs with Camou and Lalae (Dachshunds) and Steffie (Staffie)

My name: Erica Lombard

Name of pet sitter: Engela E

My pets (breeds and names): Camou and Lalae (Dachshunds) and Steffie (Staffie)

Service used: Stay-over Service

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

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: Agree

Upon my return, my pets were 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

I was satisfied with my dealings with the admin team:

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

Additional Comments:

I would like to make a special mention of our petsitter Engela.

Although our holiday plans and home situation changed more than a few times, Engela was more than willing to accommodate us and go with the changes.

She remained friendly and helpful with every new phone call or message where we had to make alternative arrangements.

We really appreciated your professionalism and with that also a good share of understanding and eagerness to help.

Thanks a million!

Date of Review: 7/16/2015 11:50:13 AM

Stay-overs with Mila (Foxton), Marmite (Jug), Mojo and Chloe (Bostons), Hitler and Mussolini (cats)

My name: Elmi Nel

Name of pet sitter: Engela E

My pets (breeds and names): Mila (Foxton), Marmite (Jug), Mojo and Chloe (Bostons), Hitler and Mussolini (cats)

Service used: Stay-over Service

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

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: Disagree

Upon my return, my pets were 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

I was satisfied with my dealings with the admin team:

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

Additional Comments:

Engela was unable to communicate with me on a daily basis as I was out of the country.

I am extremely happy and will definitely use her going forward.

Date of Review: 9/28/2015 10:09:28 AM

Stay-overs with Camou and Lalae (Dachshunds) and Steffie (Staffie)

My name: Erica Lombard

Name of pet sitter: Engela E

My pets (breeds and names): Camou and Lalae (Dachshunds) and Steffie (Staffie)

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: 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: 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:

If 1 is terrible and 5 is excellent, please rate your overall experience with StudentCo and this sitter: 4

Date of Review: 11/25/2015 7:26:34 PM

Visits with Lady (Labrador) and Buddy (German Shepherd cross)

My name: Diane Horn

Name of pet sitter: Engela E

My pets (breeds and names): Lady (Labrador) and Buddy (German Shepherd cross)

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:

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

Additional Comments:

Engela was brilliant with our dogs, and took such good care of them.

It was a relief to be able to go away knowing that our babies were in such good hands.

She sent photographs to me with every visit, and really spent the time giving them attention and lots of cuddles.

I am so grateful to her, and will definitely ask for her in the future.

Thanks Engela, the dogs and I love you to bits!

Date of Review: 12/30/2015 12:56:47 PM

Visits with Kayla and Shena (Labradors), Milo (Morky) and Josh (Border Collie)

My name: Andre Voges

Name of pet sitter: Engela E

My pets (breeds and names): Kayla and Shena (Labradors), Milo (Morky) and Josh (Border Collie)

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:

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

Date of Review: 2/17/2016 9:55:42 AM

Stay-overs with Chiva (Rotweiler), Tiger, Micky and Maggie (Jack Russells)

My name: Talita Harmse

Name of pet sitter: Engela E

My pets (breeds and names): Chiva (Rotweiler), Tiger, Micky and Maggie (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 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:

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

Additional Comments:

I felt comfortable that my dogs were safe and looked after.

Date of Review: 7/6/2016 4:48:56 AM

Stay-overs with Vlooi (Dalmation mix) and Dixie (Jack Russell mix)

My name: Erna van Heerden

Name of pet sitter: Engela E

My pets (breeds and names): Vlooi (Dalmation mix) and Dixie (Jack Russell 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 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:

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

Additional Comments:

I am very impressed with the service I received and Engela in particular.

I was very relaxed while abroad and was not worried about my dogs for one moment.

I am busy making my next booking as we speak.

Date of Review: 11/3/2016 7:38:33 AM

Stay-overs with Vlooi (Dalmation mix) and Dixie (Jack Russell mix)

My name: Erna van Heerden

Name of pet sitter: Engela E

My pets (breeds and names): Vlooi (Dalmation mix) and Dixie (Jack Russell 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 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:

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

Date of Review: 9/20/2017 7:18:33 PM

Stay-overs with Zepplin (English Bulldog)

My name: Alexandra Long

Name of pet sitter: Engela E

My pets (breeds and names): Zepplin (English Bulldog)

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:

Engela was so helpful and patient with my over bearing pet parent needs.

She appreciated and understood that Zepplin is more than just a pet to me, he is my other kid.

She really looked after him well, and his demeanor was happy when we returned, not just because he was happy to see us, but I could tell that he had "fallen" for Engela.

I was so happy with Angelique and the admin team.

You guys run a company to be super proud of, and your attention to detail is just amazing and so comforting as a pet parent.

You really do care about your customers and are not afraid to go above and beyond.

Thank you so much.

I will 110% recommend StudentCo to all family and friends!

Date of Review: 7/17/2018 7:23:45 AM

Stay-overs with Duke (Great Dane) and 2Pac (Pitbull)

My name: Bianca Siconolfi

Name of pet sitter: Engela E

My pets (breeds and names): Duke (Great Dane) and 2Pac (Pitbull)

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:

Very Happy!

Engela is an Angel.

Thank you for the peace of mind while away.

Date of Review: 7/30/2018 6:07:42 PM