We are beyond excited to present to you Lizanne, October 2019’s Pet Sitter of the Month! Lizanne has been a member of our pet sitting team since 2015. She pours her heart into every booking she does and she is a huge asset to our team! Go Lizanne!
“Lizanne went above and beyond what was expected of her and she was heaven-sent for our furkids. She truly is an amazing pet sitter and person overall. Thank you so very much!” – Christoph and Annette, pet parents of Krummel, Niscka and Alexi.
“We were welcomed home to a clean and tidy house and very happy doggies. Lizanne even left a cute gift for Mocha and Chino which they were very excited about. Updates were frequent and well detailed with adorable pictures.
Mocha and Chino are both rescue babies from a sad background and therefore they have difficulty trusting humans. They absolutely fell in love with Lizanne, searching the entire house for her the next day.
Overall we are extremely happy with the service provided to us and would recommend Lizanne to anyone.” – Amore, hooman mommy of Mocha and Chino.
“Lizanne took great care of all our fur-babies. She gave them the attention needed that they didn’t even realise we were away. I will definitely recommend Lizanne and hope to make use of her services again.” – Pet parent Lyndal-Lee, mother of Pablo, Luigi, Sirkel, Moana and Spicka.
Lizanne was super excited to hear that she had been chosen as our pet sitter of the month. She even took the time to answer these exciting questions about herself:
As a StudentCo pet sitter, it goes without saying that you are a BIG fan of animals. Please tell us about the animals you consider to be your family.
“I share my life with four amazing animals: Cody and Mielie – two Dachshund Crosses – and Fred and Poppy – two Basset Hounds. Three of them are rescues, all saved from being forgotten. They are literally the loves of my life and they bring me endless joy everyday. “
Is there an animal charity or cause that is close to your heart? If so, please tell us more about them.
“A New Hope Dog Rescue has a special place in my heart, because that is where we got Cody. He is our first proper rescue, as he came from another organisation that burned down, and he was in desperate need of a home. He is such a sweetie and so lovable, and I think he is a true ambassador of what this organisation represents. He was brought in perfect condition and his handler was extremely friendly and helpful. I would recommend them to anyone who wants to add another doggo to their furry family.”
What is your favourite thing about working as a pet sitter?
“My favourite thing about being a pet sitter is of course all the different pets I get to meet! I love meeting new breeds of dogs and cats and experiencing all of their different personalities. I do have a few regular clients, and their pets are basically like my own.”
If you could have an up-close encounter with any type of wildlife, what would you choose?
“I would love to have an encounter with pandas. I think they are beautiful creatures, even though all the videos on the internet make them seem a bit clumsy. PS. Kung Fu Panda is one of my top ten favourite movies 😂!”
If you HAD to pick, would you say that you are a Dog Person or a Cat Person?
“Definitely a dog person! 🐕”
Tell us something surprising about yourself!
“My field of study is actually Geology, so very far from animals and pets! 😂”
Any funny animal stories or memories you think our pet parents would enjoy?
“One of my favourite regular clients has 6 Dachshunds and they are like my family. The pet parent bought a ramp for them to get up onto the bed, specifically suited for the bed in which I sleep, so they can climb up and sleep with me. Unfortunately only 2 of them use the ramp, all the rest MUST be picked up and placed on my pillow. I LOVE spooning and cuddling with all 6 of them, sometimes there isn’t even any space for me!”
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We offer daily visits, twice-a-day visits and stay-overs, ranging from only R130 – R250 per day.
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