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.

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Name of sitter: Karel V

Area: Pretoria (Arcadia)

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.

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StudentCo Pet Sitting procedure and veterinary emergency test

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

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. Also have a look at pictures of some pets this sitter has looked after at the bottom of this profile page. Yay!

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


Some pictures of the pet children during pet sitting

Bacci

Bacci

Bacci in the back and Ugo in the front

Bacci in the back and Ugo in the front

Bella

Bella

Alfie

Alfie

Alfie and Bella

Alfie and Bella