StudentCo Pet Sitter Profile

Name of sitter: Lene C

Area: Bailey’s Muckleneuk, Pretoria

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

Course of study: Sport Science

Approved StudentCo pet sitter since: March 2018


Experience with animals and own pets

I’m lucky to be blessed with a large breed female Doberman (3 years). Sasha loves cuddles and tug of war! She is also around every corner watching you with those big brown eyes awaiting affection.

We also have two grey Cockatiels (1 year and 10 years old) that we share our love with and although they are best friends, they are always open for a cuddle and shoulder ride around the house!

I helped regularly at our local SPCA and shadowed at our veterinary clinic as well.

I love to look after my friends’ pets and help animals whenever possible.

Every animal is unique. They come in different breeds yes, but their personalities are so special to each one individually.

An animal's eyes have the power to speak a great language.


Feedback from References


Reference 1

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:

Lene' Calitz spent time at Hilton Veterinary Hospital volanterily and took care of animals with our nurses.

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 Prince (Gold Retriever) and Minnie (Labrador)

My name: Theo Eady

Name of pet sitter: Lene C

My pets (breeds and names): Prince (Gold Retriever) and Minnie (Labrador)

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: 5/28/2018 8:27:12 PM

Stay-overs with Jack (Staffie) and Isla (Dog)

My name: Fouche Venter

Name of pet sitter: Lené C

My pets (breeds and names): Jack (Staffie) and Isla (Dog)

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 6:39:59 AM

Stay-overs with Lucy (Pitbull), Stoney (Boerboel) and Scruffy (Chow mix)

My name: Martha Bradley

Name of pet sitter: Lene C

My pets (breeds and names): Lucy (Pitbull), Stoney (Boerboel) and Scruffy (Chow 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 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 Comments:

Lene is definitely the reason why I can travel at ease because I know that my dog babies are in the best care.

She treats them with such love and ease.

My pets and my home are in the best care with Lene.

I travel a lot with work and I would not be able to do so without Lene.

Date of Review: 9/18/2018 6:54:25 PM

Stay-overs with Zoey (Yorkie), Zazu (Toypom) and Jinx (cat)

My name: Celeste Strydom

Name of pet sitter: Lene C

My pets (breeds and names): Zoey (Yorkie), Zazu (Toypom) and Jinx (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!

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:

Stay-overs with Klara (Pyrenean Mountain Dog), Emma (Golden Retriever), Benji & Lila (Yorkshire Terrier) and Nelis (Chinchilla Cat)

My name: Sonja Wagener

Name of pet sitter: Lené C

My pets (breeds and names): Klara (Pyrenean Mountain Dog), Emma (Golden Retriever), Benji & Lila (Yorkshire Terrier) and Nelis (Chinchilla 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!

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: 10/4/2018 9:01:25 AM

Stay-overs with Lucy (Pitbull), Scruffy (Chow mix) and Stoney (Boerboel).

My name: Martie Bradley

Name of pet sitter: Lene C

My pets (breeds and names): Lucy (Pitbull), Scruffy (Chow mix) and Stoney (Boerboel).

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:

I am continously thrilled to have Lene as our petsitter.

She has honestly become like a family member and visits our pets every week.

They adore her so much that even Stoney, our 76 kg Boerboel puppy, cuddles on top of Lene when they watch TV or when she studies.

She is always kind and understanding and treats them with love.

I could not be happier as she treats our dogs like we treat them.

She is super reliable and has a heart of gold.

Date of Review: 11/15/2018 1:34:27 PM

Visits with Ridgeback

My name: Yvette Van den Berg

Name of pet sitter: Lene C

My pets (breeds and names): Ridgeback

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

Date of Review: 2/20/2019 7:00:47 AM

Stay-overs with Zoey (Scottish Terrier) and Dexter (Miniature Schnauzer)

My name: Garmi Van der Westhuizen

Name of pet sitter: Lene C

My pets (breeds and names): Zoey (Scottish Terrier) and Dexter (Miniature 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

Stay-overs with Vader and Little guy (Domestic cats)

My name: Chantelle Donald

Name of pet sitter: Lené C

My pets (breeds and names): Vader and Little guy (Domestic cats)

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:

We loved having Lené stay over with our boys.

She is so friendly and sends the most amazing photos to keep us up to date.

Date of review: 10/7/2019 9:30