StudentCo Pet Sitter Profile

Name of sitter: Madri W

Area: Menlopark, Pretoria and Freeway Park, Boksburg

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

I am currently: A 3rd year Accounting Sciences student at the University of Pretoria

Approved StudentCo pet sitter since: August 2019


Experience with animals and own pets

Growing up in a house where we ALWAYS had pets, I developed a deep-rooted love for animals. My mom and sisters are animal lovers and in our house it is believed that you if you take good care of your pet, your pet will -in turn- take good care of you.

All pets are an important part to their families and it is important to know that your pet-children are kept safe and looked after, therefore I promise to look after your pets as if they were my own, to snuggle them when they miss you and give them all the attention in the world while I am their petsitter.


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:

She was assisting me with collecting and dropping my daughter at school and extra mural activities

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

Additional notes:

She really love animals. She respects items and belongings of other people. She is kind and considerate. She has self-respect and integrity


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 Zahra (Cockerspaniel & Pirate (Cat)

My name: Shani Klopper

Name of pet sitter: Madri W

My pets (breeds and names): Zahra, cockerspaniel & Pirate, 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

Additional Comments: I did end up coming home a day earlier - how do I go about getting my money back for that night? With that in mind, it would make more sense if those who book sitters were able to pay after the service has been delivered - that way there is less admin after the fact, if my plans have changed or if I have an issue with the sitter, for example. Any possibility of this? Also, paying beforehand when you are trying out a new sitter is uncomfortable, because you don't really know how they are going to be with your pets, if they are trustworthy, or if they really will stay over at night or follow your rules, for example. Something to consider. Madri was very sweet, clearly loves animals and has an air of maturity. She got along very well with my rather difficult dog, of which I am highly impressed. I felt completely comfortable leaving my furbabies with her once I saw how much they enjoyed her company from her photos. Wonderful girl, open and honest, and I will definitely request her next time.

Date of review: 9/16/2019 10:03

Note from StudentCo: We thank Shani for this suggestion – your suggestions help us improve and has been sent to our general manager for consideration. Thanks again!

Stay-overs with Sam & Popelier (Jack Russels) and Charlie (Beagle)

Pet sitter: Madri W

Pet parent: Marli de Wet

Service type: Stay-overs

Furkids: Sam & Popelier (Jack Russels) and Charlie (Beagle)

Review: Thank you so much to our sitter Madri for taking great care of our furkids while we were away. We appreciate it immensely. We have already arranged with Madri for our next trip. You guys are great!

Date of review: 7 October 2019

Notes from StudentCo: Thanks so much for your review, Marli! We can’t wait to hear from your family again soon!  

Stay-overs with Brolloks (Great Dane); Zoey and Shanti (Duschounds); Max and Jaq (Cats)

My name: Ebeth Geel

Name of pet sitter: Madri W

My pets (breeds and names): Brolloks (Great Dane); Zoey and Shanti (Duschounds); Max and Jaq (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: Thank you Madri for loving my babies.

Date of review: 10/14/2019 10:20

Stay-overs

My name: Natalie Smith

Name of pet sitter: Madri W

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: 11/4/2019 16:21