StudentCo Pet Sitter Profile

Name of sitter: Louise H

Area: Brooklyn and Akasia, Pretoria

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

Course of study: Informatics

Approved StudentCo pet sitter since: March 2018


Experience with animals and own pets

I believe that animals make the world go round - they are certainly man’s best friends!

I have always had a very strong passion and deep-rooted love for animals. I have four siblings and we grew up with all kinds of animals. I helped raise 10 baby Alpine goats and we also had sheep and pigs. I also had cats and budgies that I hand-raised.

Currently, my animal family consists of a white Labrador called Rover, and two Dachshunds called Jorsie and Daisy. I helped raise numerous litters of puppies and even nursed puppies as well as grown dogs back to health.

I have also gone on camps where I was taught how to ride horses and look after them as well as several other farm animals.

I now study at the University of Pretoria and live in a commune where I am not allowed to have pets of my own, and daily I find myself missing animal-love! I often seek out the commune cat and greet every dog along the way when I walk to campus…

I have participated in several dog-walk fun run days and looked after people’s pets when they went away for a weekend or on holiday.

I can’t wait to meet your furkids!


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:

Louise was one of my extra math and science class students from 2014 to 2016. Louise cared for my two dachshunds and my 8 budgies a couple of times when we went away for a weekend in 2016.

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

Reference 2

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:

I met Louise at church. I was one of her youth group leaders. During a busy time at my work when i was not home much, she took care of my 4-year old yorkshire terrier.

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

Reference 3

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:

Louise's mother is my pilates instructor and Louise helped out in my hair-salon during school holidays for a couple of years. She also baby-sitted my grandchild Isabel and my cat Katriena a few times.

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 Bonnie and Jero (Scotties)

My name: Yolande wessels

Name of pet sitter: Louise H

My pets (breeds and names): Bonnie and Jero (Scotties)

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: 2/27/2018 12:27:47 PM

Stay-overs with Ferdi, Billy, Bella and Gizmo

My name: Lani Lapahm

Name of pet sitter: Louise H

My pets (breeds and names): Ferdi, Billy, Bella and Gizmo

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

Additional Comments:

Hi, as all ways we love you guys.

Date of Review: 1/31/2018 1:36:27 PM

Stay-overs with Coco, Scout, Koos and Fritz

My name: Anca Wessels

Name of pet sitter: Louise H

My pets (breeds and names): Coco, Scout, Koos and Fritz

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:

We were super happy with Louise as sitter.

We felt comfortable that our kids were well looked after.

We will definitely use her again in the future!

Date of Review: 6/12/2018 7:38:22 AM

Stay-overs with Bruno (German Shepherd), Kolby (German Shepherd), Jessie (Border Collie) and Einstein (Jack Russell)

My name: Lynn-Marie Groenewald

Name of pet sitter: Louise H

My pets (breeds and names): Bruno (German Shepherd), Kolby (German Shepherd), Jessie (Border Collie) and Einstein (Jack Russell)

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: 6/27/2018 1:34:52 PM

Stay-overs with Diesel, Balto, Koda and Azura (Huskies) and Max (cat)

My name: Debbie Stafford

Name of pet sitter: Louise H

My pets (breeds and names): Diesel, Balto, Koda and Azura (Huskies) and Max (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

Additional Comments:

Louise was very friendly and was immediately comfortable when meeting the furbabies.

She looked after them all very well.

She can definitely look after them again.

Date of Review: 7/9/2018 7:22:19 PM

Visits with 4 Dogs and 4 Cats

My name: Alex Jordaan

Name of pet sitter: Louise H

My pets (breeds and names): 4 Dogs and 4 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 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 Samira and Teshu (Chows)

My name: Elri Jacobs

Name of pet sitter: Louise H

My pets (breeds and names): Samira and Teshu (Chows)

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: 10/16/2018 11:05:16 AM

Visits with Mini-me and Geldenhuys (Jack Russells)

My name: Santa Botha

Name of pet sitter: Louise H

My pets (breeds and names): Mini-me and Geldenhuys (Jack Russells)

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: 1/3/2019 10:16:26 AM

Visits with Toypom

My name: Michelle De Lange

Name of pet sitter: Louise H

My pets (breeds and names): Toypom

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:

Louise was absolutely excellent, and Lookie looked sooo happy with her as well.

Will definitely make use of her again.

Date of Review: 1/2/2019 5:58:35 PM

Stay-overs with  Samira and Teshu (Chows)

My name: Elri Jacobs

Name of pet sitter: Louise H

My pets (breeds and names): Samira and Teshu (Chows)

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: 4

Date of Review: 3/4/2019 6:52:07 AM

Stay-overs with Maddie and LoJack

My name: Helen Inglis

Name of pet sitter: Louise H

My pets (breeds and names): Maddie and LoJack

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: 3/28/2019 6:31:37 PM

Stay-overs with Coco, Scout, Koos and Fritz

My name: Anca Wessels

Name of pet sitter: Louise H

My pets (breeds and names): Coco, Scout, Koos and Fritz

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 absolutely love Louise H as a sitter. Will use her every time!

Date of Review: 4/17/2019 7:19:42 AM

Visits with Henry, Pluto and Scooby

My name: Francois du Plessis

Name of pet sitter: Louise H

My pets (breeds and names): Henry, Pluto and Scooby

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: 4

Date of Review: 4/26/2019 1:50:32 PM

Stay-overs with Winfield (Schnauser)

My name: Natalie Preez

Name of pet sitter: Louise H

My pets (breeds and names): Winfield (Schnauser)

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: 4/26/2019 4:56:59 AM

Stay-overs with Samira and Tsehu

My name: Elri Jacobs

Name of pet sitter: Louise H

My pets (breeds and names): Samira and Tsehu

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 were in the Kglagadi with no cell phone signal whatsoever and Louis updated my daughter (she was not told to report to my daughter). Excellent service

Stay-overs with Cheeky, Mamma, Hond, Pronkperd, Tessa, Nero, Gypsie, Hartjie, Lucky, Bruen, Zefa, Boetie, Pokkel,s Kleintjie, Kat and Pietsie

My name: Rene Hartung

Name of pet sitter: Louise H

My pets (breeds and names): Cheeky, Mamma, Hond, Pronkperd, Tessa, Nero, Gypsie, Hartjie, Lucky, Bruen, Zefa, Boetie, Pokkel,s Kleintjie, Kat and Pietsie

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

Stay-overs with Kimi (Boxer)

My name: Nadia Marias

Name of pet sitter: Louise H

My pets (breeds and names): Kimi (Boxer)

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: This was the first time we’ve used Louise. She was great! She even picked up the dog poo in the back garden (we didn’t ask for that at all) Our house was neat and more important our dog was happy and safe. We will definitely ask for Louise again!

Date of Review: 2019/08/01 05:00:33

Stay-overs with Bruno (German Shepherd); Kolby (German Shepherd), Jessie (Border Collie) and Einstein (Jack Russell)

My name: Lynn-marie Groenewald

Name of pet sitter: Louise H

My pets (breeds and names): Bruno (German Shepherd); Kolby (German Shepherd), Jessie (Border Collie) and Einstein (Jack Russell)

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: 2019/08/12 14:01:37

Visits with Henry, Pluto and Scooby

My name: Francois

Name of pet sitter: Louise H

My pets (breeds and names): Henry, Pluto and Scooby

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: 4

Date of review: 9/25/2019 10:21

Stay-overs with 2 German Shepherds and Chickens

My name: Dingenus van den Bogert

Name of pet sitter: Louise H

My pets (breeds and names): 2 German Shepherds and 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: 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: 10/3/2019 8:31