StudentCo Pet Sitter Profile

If you like this profile, remember the name "Lodewyk L" and simply click here to tell us more about your pets and when you will need a sitter. StudentCo will let you know if this pet sitter is available (if not, you will be introduced to another, equally awesome, team member).

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: Lodewyk L.

Area: Pretoria (Weavind Park)

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

Course of study: Electronic Engineering

Approved StudentCo pet sitter since: November 2015

Own pets

I am lucky to share my life with 2 Labradors (11 and 12 years old) and a cockatiel. I love looking after them and they are an important part of my world. Our family also included a third Labrador until recently, but sadly he has passed away. I spent a lot of time looking after him in his last weeks, and so I have experience with sick and elderly pets.

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Feedback from References

K. Stoffberg - Affies + Voortrekkers

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:

Ek was Lodewyk se Inligtingstegnologie onderwyseres vir drie jaar. Ek ken Lodewyk ook van die Voortrekkers. Ons was saam op heelwat kampe.

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

D. van Huyssteen - Voortrekkers

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:

In Die Voortrekkers organisation. I was an adult volunteer when he was in high school. Since then he became part of the organisation as an adult as well.

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 Luka (German Shorthaired Pointer), Leica (English Pointer), Kwali (German Shorthaired Pointer cross), Summer (Bearded dragon) and Cloe (Python)

My name: Leani Stones

Name of pet sitter: Lodewyk

My pets (breeds and names): Luka (German Shorthaired Pointer), Leica (English Pointer), Kwali (German Shorthaired Pointer cross), Summer (Bearded dragon) and Cloe (Python)

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: 4

Additional Comments: We were very impressed with Lodewyk, he was very relaxed around my animals and my pets were all very well looked after and was happy and relaxed when we got home. All instructions were followed and my house left in a very neat state.

I will definitely make use of Lodewyk in the future.

*Lodewyk was reminded to revise the StudentCo guidelines relating to detailed daily updates.

Stay-overs with Luka, Kwali, Leica, Chloe and Spring (2 German Shorthaired Pointers, an English Pointer, a Python and a Bearded Dragon) - second stay-over booking

My name: L. Stones - second stay-over

Name of pet sitter: Lodewyk L

My pets (breeds and names): Luka, Kwali, Leica, Chloe and Spring (2 German Shorthaired Pointers, an English Pointer, a Python and a Bearded Dragon) - second stay-over booking

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

Visits with Chewie the bunny

My name: B. Bezuidenhout

Name of pet sitter: Lodewyk L

My pets (breeds and names): Chewie the bunny

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: 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: 5

Additional Comments:

Lodewyk was a very good pet sitter.

He responded immediately when I asked him about my pet.

I just wanted to get feedback more frequently. I had to ask the whole time how Chewie is doing. But overall it was great and I did not worry

Date of Review: 1/3/2017 6:27

Visits with 2 large dogs and 3 cats

My name: H. Smit

Name of pet sitter: Lodewyk L

My pets (breeds and names): 2 large dogs and 3 cats

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!

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

Date of Review: 1/12/2017 9:27:27 AM

Stay-overs with Nala and Leah (Labradors), Lilo (Basset Hound), Rembrandt and Red (cats), Fish and Willem (finch)

My name: Y. vd Merwe

Name of pet sitter: Lodewyk L

My pets (breeds and names): Nala and Leah (Labradors), Lilo (Basset Hound), Rembrandt and Red (cats), Fish and Willem (finch)

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: 3

Additional Comments: *Lodewyk was reminded to revise his duties regarding detailed daily updates. *Lodewyk was reminded to revise his duties regarding clients' unique instructions

Date of Review: 1/11/2017 9:27:26 AM

Visits with Sabina and Henry (Beagles)

My name: Valerie Hohls

Name of pet sitter: Lodewyk L

My pets (breeds and names): Sabina and Henry (Beagles)

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: 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: 5

Date of Review: 1/6/2018 9:01:19 PM

Stay-overs with Sabina and Henry (Beagles)

My name: Valerie Hohls

Name of pet sitter: Lodewyk L

My pets (breeds and names): Sabina and Henry (Beagles)

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: Not at all.

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:

Stay-overs with Sabina and Henry (Beagles)

My name: Valerie Hohls

Name of pet sitter: Lodewyk L

My pets (breeds and names): Sabina and Henry (Beagles)

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!

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: 7/17/2018 4:13:09 AM

Visits with Lassie and Leo (Rhodesian Ridgeback)

My name: Jan and Renee d' Oliveira

Name of pet sitter: Lodewyk L

My pets (breeds and names): Lassie and Leo (Rhodesian 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 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:

Lodewyk was an excellent dogwalker, as he arrived punctually every day to take the dogs for their walk, and did so with kindness and firmness.

The dogs looked forward to their daily walk and showed their enthusiasm by jumping and whining on his

Date of Review: 7/26/2018 11:59:18 AM


StudentCo Pet Sitting procedure and veterinary emergency test

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



Some pictures of the pet children during pet sitting

Noodle the Yorkie

Litchi the Budgie

Kwali and Leika

Kwali and Leika

Bed time for Kwali, Leika and Luka

Bed time for Kwali, Leika and Luka

Kwali wants to play!

Kwali wants to play!

Leica

Leica

Chewie

Chewie

 Beautiful Nala

Beautiful Nala

Silly

Silly

Nero and Nala

Nero and Nala

Zoey

Zoey

Rambo

Rambo

Nero

Nero

Nala

Nala

Nala and Nero

Nala and Nero