StudentCo Pet Sitter Profile

Name of sitter: Karel V

Area: Arcadia, Pretoria

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

Course of study: BCom (Law)

Approved StudentCo pet sitter since: June 2017


Experience with animals and own pets

My name is Karel and I absolutely love animals with all my heart. I care for animals and will always help an animal when he or she is in need. All through my life, I have always had pets.

At home we have always had dogs, cats and birds. The latest addition to my family is a Jack Russell (Rascal) whom we adopted from a pet shelter. He is considered as my dog and I let him sleep with me in the evenings - even if he keeps me up when he just wants to play! I also have a Labrador that I love to play fetch with and I consider her as my most precious gift ever. I thoroughly enjoy playing with my pets and giving them as much attention as possible!

Every now and again I help out at the SPCA or other pet shelters that need people to give a helping hand. I consider my pets and most pets I get in contact with as friends that truly makes my life a happy place. I love animals and love to care for them.


Feedback from References


S. Combrink - 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:

He was recommended to me by a mutual friend. He took care of our cocker spaniel and chihuahua over the summer holidays for two weeks.

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.


Stay-overs with Two Hungarian Viszlas

My name: Tosca Grunewald

Name of pet sitter: Karel V

My pets (breeds and names): Two Hungarian Viszlas

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: 7/11/2017 4:38:37 PM

Stay-overs with Claude (Pug)

My name: Liezl Scheun

Name of pet sitter: Karel V

My pets (breeds and names): Claude (Pug)

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: 9/27/2017 1:58:29 PM

Stay-overs with Buksie (Jack Russell), Lea & Ruschka (Rottweilers) and Pekin Bantam (chickens)

My name: Marleen Kock

Name of pet sitter: Karel V

My pets (breeds and names): Buksie (Jack Russell), Lea & Ruschka (Rottweilers) and Pekin Bantam (chickens)

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 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: 3

Additional Comments:

I asked that updates should be send as sms messages to my mother's phone but never got any.

Overall Karel did a good job.

Note from StudentCo: The above was all discussed with Karel - feedback was sent via Whatsapp as per our service agreement.

Date of Review: 9/27/2017 12:03:44 PM

Stay-overs with 3x small mixed breed dogs

My name: Aneke Stols

Name of pet sitter: Karel V

My pets (breeds and names): 3x small mixed breed dogs

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: 12/13/2017 2:27:58 PM

Stay-overs with Nene (Labrador), Mimi (Jack Russell) and Ariel (cat)

My name: Emma Nel

Name of pet sitter: Karel V

My pets (breeds and names): Nene (Labrador), Mimi (Jack Russell) and Ariel (cat)

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: 11/30/2017 4:08:21 AM

Stay-overs with Ariel (cat)

My name: Emma Nel

Name of pet sitter: Karel V

My pets (breeds and names): Ariel (cat)

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 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: Not quite...

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: 1/16/2018 5:26:48 AM

Stay-overs with 3x small mixed breed dogs

My name: Aneke Stols

Name of pet sitter: Karel V

My pets (breeds and names): 3x small mixed breed dogs

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: 4/5/2018 7:12:41 AM

Stay-overs with 3x small mixed breed dogs

My name: Aneke Stols

Name of pet sitter: Karel V

My pets (breeds and names): 3x small mixed breed dogs

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: 5/2/2018 5:43:23 AM

Stay-overs with Various

My name: Una Rautenbach

Name of pet sitter: Karel V

My pets (breeds and names): Various

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: 4

Date of Review: 6/11/2018 4:19:18 PM

Stay-overs with 3x small mixed breed dogs

My name: Aneke Stols

Name of pet sitter: Karel V

My pets (breeds and names): 3x small mixed breed dogs

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: 8/7/2018 1:59:17 PM

Stay-overs with 3 small mixed breed dogs

My name: Aneke Stols

Name of pet sitter: Karel V

My pets (breeds and names): 3 small mixed breed dogs

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:

My dogs are calm and peaceful when I get back from holiday - and they're always happy to see Karel, which says a lot!

Date of Review: 11/19/2018 10:17:28 AM

Stay-overs with Zorro and Astro

My name: Carin De Bruin

Name of pet sitter: Karel V

My pets (breeds and names): Zorro and Astro

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: 1/2/2019 5:30:09 AM

Stay-overs with 3 small mixed breed dogs

My name: Aneke Stols

Name of pet sitter: Karel V

My pets (breeds and names): 3 small mixed breed dogs

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: 1/4/2019 7:28:09 AM

Stay-overs with Zorro and Astro

My name: Carin de Bruin

Name of pet sitter: Karel V

My pets (breeds and names): Zorro and Astro

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: 2/13/2019 8:16:47 AM

Stay-overs with Yzer (German Shepherd), Salvador (Labrador) and (Cairo Malinois)

My name: Lynette Van Niekerk

Name of pet sitter: Karel V

My pets (breeds and names): Yzer (German Shepherd), Salvador (Labrador) and (Cairo Malinois)

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: 3/24/2019 3:28:00 PM

Stay-overs with Yzer (German Shepherd), Salvador (Labrador) and (Cairo Malinois)

My name: Lynette Van Niekerk

Name of pet sitter: Karel V

My pets (breeds and names): Yzer (German Shepherd), Salvador (Labrador) and (Cairo Malinois)

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: 3/24/2019 3:28:00 PM

Stay-overs with Zorro and Astro

My name: Carin de Bruin

Name of pet sitter: Karel V

My pets (breeds and names): Zorro and Astro

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: 3/27/2019 5:47:09 AM

Visits with Kaiser and Xiva (German shepherds)

My name: Stefan Nordhoff

Name of pet sitter: Karel V

My pets (breeds and names): Kaiser and Xiva (German shepherds)

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: Karel was extremely friendly and sent regular updates. He even noted that the fridge had broken during one of his visits and sent pictures. Thankfully he was also on hand and willing to let in my parents in order to sort out the fridge and freezer while we were away. We really appreciated him looking after our pets and also noting that there was a problem with the fridge.

Date of Review: 4/8/2019 11:43:41 AM

Stay-overs with Lilly (Scotty) and Rigby (Min Schnauzer)

My name: Nicolette Wright

Name of pet sitter: Karel V

My pets (breeds and names): Lilly (Scotty) and Rigby (Min Schnauzer)

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: Karel did a wonderful job looking after our dogs! He kept me updated about their well-being at all times which helps to put my mind at ease! He also took our furkids for walks which is always appreciated! Karel was also great at ensuring that our household ran smoothly while we were travelling.

Date of Review: 4/12/2019 10:29:53 AM

Stay-overs with Laska (German Shepherd), Nala (Labrador), Vlooi and Balletjies (Miniature Pinschers)

My name: Moonyean Britz

Name of pet sitter: Karel V

My pets (breeds and names): Laska (German Shepherd), Nala (Labrador), Vlooi and Balletjies (Miniature Pinschers)

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: 4

Stay-overs with Krisjan (Labrador) and Koba (Terrier mix)

My name: Mynderd van Staden

Name of pet sitter: Karel V

My pets (breeds and names): Krisjan (Labrador) and Koba (Terrier 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: 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: Yup!

My particular instructions were followed to a T: Not quite...

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: 2

Additional Comments: Krisjan and Koba are super needy, that is why StudentCo’s services are ideal. In the past, with wonderful Luandrie, everything worked perfectly. However I did not receive the same standard of service from Karel. He just popped in and out, which is not an adequate amount of time with Krisjan & Koba. This resulted in the dogs being most of the weekend at our tenant in a separate part of the property - a situation we try to avoid.

Note from StudentCo: We thank Myndred for this feedback. The issue was immediately addressed, with both pet parent and pet sitter contacted. Thank you for helping us improve our service!

Visits

My name: Warren Koen

Name of pet sitter: Karel V

My pets (breeds and names):

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: 4

Date of review: 2019/08/12 09:09:48

Stay-overs with Yzer (German Shepherd), Salvador (Labrador) and Cairo (Belgian Shepherd)

My name: Lynette van Niekerk

Name of pet sitter: Karel V

My pets (breeds and names): Yzer (German Shepherd), Salvador (Labrador) and Cairo (Belgian Shepherd)

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: Karel really took good care of the dogs.

Date of Review: 2019/08/26 11:09:03