StudentCo Pet Sitter Profile

Name of sitter: Leah J

Area: Parkmore, Johannesburg

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

Course of study: BEd Intermediate Phase

Approved StudentCo pet sitter since: March 2019


Experience with animals and own pets

I have one dog, Toffee (cross Labrador/ Husky) she is a rescue from the Kruger Park and is around 7 years old. She loves to swim in the pool, attend parkruns every Saturday, and assist to motivate me to run up hills when sprint training in the street. Toffee has a kind nature and will love anyone she meets

We have had a bunch of dogs! From a pedigree Basset hound to an unidentified pavement special breed but were all loved the same.

I have previously volunteered at a Husky rescue called the Husky Foundation, as well as Arc Animals. I've house sat and looked after wild cats, really old furry cats, dogs who love to drool as well as ones with large appetites!


Feedback from References


Reference 1

Being part of StudentCo means working with 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:

We know her since her childhood, being our neighbour for many years.

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

Additional notes:

Very reliable and honest. Lovely person.


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 Seneca (Burmese Cat)

My name: Elizma Briers

Name of pet sitter: Leah J

My pets (breeds and names): Seneca (Burmese 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 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 Hektor and Kassandra (Cats); and assortment of guppies

My name: Christina Pretorius

Name of pet sitter: Leah J

My pets (breeds and names): Hektor and Kassandra (Cats); and assortment of guppies

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 Notes: This was my first time using StudentCo. My cats are shy around new people, so I was pleasantly surprised that Leah could send me pics of them both every day. She worked around my schedule to collect and drop off the keys - all round a great experience which I will definitely use again.

Date of review: 2019/08/12 15:43:36

Stay-overs with Sebastian (Great Dane)

My name: Abraham van Zyl

Name of pet sitter: Leah J

My pets (breeds and names): Sebastian (Great Dane)

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 Notes: Leah was super friendly, helpful and gave us regular update on Sebastian. Even though Sebastian is a 51kg Great Dane and Leah (that is probably the same size as him) managed to keep Seb happy. I will defintely make use of Leah again.

Date of Review: 2019/09/03 13:23:51

Stay-overs with Beagles Merton and Kellogg

My name: Andre Bekker

Name of pet sitter: Leah J

My pets (breeds and names): Beagles Merton and Kellogg

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: 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: 2

Additional Comments: Did not get daily photos and often had to ask if all is ok.

Date of review: 9/14/2019 15:27

Note from StudentCo: We thank Andre 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 with Bella and Co

My name: Adeline Stefanutti

Name of pet sitter: Leah J

My pets (breeds and names): Bella and Co

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: Not quite...

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: 3

Additional Comments:

I have used this pet sitter before and was happy however this time I feel that she was disconnect and not as invested as before.

My plants looked like they had not been watered.

Would have to try a new pet sitter next time.

The admin team was great though.

Date of review: 9/28/2019 8:32

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