StudentCo Pet Sitter Profile

Name of sitter: Nelis U

Area: Villieria, Pretoria

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

Course of study: LLB Law

Approved StudentCo pet sitter since: June 2018


Experience with animals and own pets

Hi, I'm Nelis, I've been looking after animals since I was 7 years old.

I Looked after quite a few budgies, hamsters and 2 Dogs during my school years. I had a Boxer called Johnty who loved to bits, we grew up together and we played together a lot. The things he loved the most, was to bite the wheels of the lawnmower or trying to bite the water while chasing the sprayer. I loved taking him for a walk and he use to get spoiled a lot.

After starting my studies, I started to look after people’s houses and pets during my holidays when I'm at home.

I've looked after dogs, cats, iguanas, snakes and bearded dragons. I made sure they were well looked after until their owners returned. I love animals and it’s nice to help other people out when they need their pets and houses to be looked after.

I've also helped raise one or two dogs for friends of my parents. It would be a honour to look after any animal, and to help other people.


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:

I got to know Nelis via Chanté Botha, who has looked after our pets a number of times. Our bulldog, Anna, fell in love with him — and he with her. And Anna is an excellent judge of character.

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 Stella (Golden Retriever) and Alex (Corgi cross)

My name: Louise Mansell

Name of pet sitter: Nelis U

My pets (breeds and names): Stella (Golden Retriever) and Alex (Corgi cross)

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: 1/15/2019 11:35:01 AM

Stay-overs with 3 small mixed breed dogs

My name: Aneke Stols

Name of pet sitter: Nelis U

My pets (breeds and names): 3 small mixed breed dogs

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:

Nelis is the best pet sitter we've had.

He takes it seriously and communicates well.

Date of Review: 2/6/2019 2:50:51 PM

Stay-overs with 3 small mixed breed dogs

My name: Aneke Stols

Name of pet sitter: Nelis U

My pets (breeds and names): 3 small mixed breed dogs

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: 4/25/2019 7:19:51 AM

Visits with David (Bullmastiff), Phanny (Whippet) and 2 Cockatiels

My name: Faith Best

Name of pet sitter: Nelis U

My pets (breeds and names): David (Bullmastiff), Phanny (Whippet) and 2 Cockatiels

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: 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: 4

Additional Comments: The only thing I am not happy with is that the birds did not receive their cooked parrot mix which was left in frozen packets in the freezer. Upon our return I saw that only one packet was used and that is only enough for 2 - 3 days.

Note from StudentCo: We thank Faith for this feedback. The issue was promptly addressed. Thank you for helping us improve!

Stay-overs with Bobby, Tye and Mia (Yorkshire Terriers)

My name: Ingrid Roberts

Name of pet sitter: Nelis U

My pets (breeds and names): Bobby, Tye and Mia (Yorkshire Terriers)

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