StudentCo Pet Sitter Profile

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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: Renier K.

Area: Centurion (The Reeds)

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

Course of study: BCom (Accounting)

Approved StudentCo pet sitter since: November 2015

Experience with animals and own pets

I love animals and have plenty of experience taking care of them, both at my own home and elsewhere. I have been looking after my friends and family members' pets for years and really enjoy doing so. I have also been involved with an organisation specialising in training guide dogs.

I am lucky to share my life and home with 2 dogs: A Labrador who is very playful and always joins us for a swim when it gets hot, and a dachshund who has been with us for a very long time. We also have a parrot who can talk quite a bit and joins us on holiday wherever we go.

My family has always had pets and I adore animals. Though we do not currently have a cat, we had two felines in the past and I am very comfortable looking after them.

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Feedback from References

J. Vogel - Dutch Reformed Church

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: Renier is a member of the Dutch Reformed Churh (Hervormde gemeente) Rooihuiskraal and I am the pastor of the congregation. I've known Renier since 2005.

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

C. van Wyk - Hoerskool Eldoraigne

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: Renier was een van leerlinge vir wie ek skoolgehou het en saam met wie ek nou gewerk het.

Hy was op alle terreine by die skool betrokke: Hy was op die leierraad, het aan sport deelgeneem en het ook sy deel op kultuurvlak gebring.

Renier is geliefd onder personeel en sy portuurgroep, juis oor sy onkreukbare karakter. Hy het 'n hart en passie vir mense!

Ek beveel hom met die grootste liefde en vrymoedigheid aan.

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


StudentCo Pet Sitting procedure and veterinary emergency test

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

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 Chicory, McKay and Milly (Border Collie cross and 2 Scotties)

My name: B. Boucher

Name of pet sitter: Renier

My pets (breeds and names): Chicory, McKay and Milly (Border Collie cross and 2 Scotties)

Service used: Stay-over Service

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

Additional Comments: Thank you. You provided me with professional service throughout. I will definitely make use of your service and Renier's again.

Note from StudentCo: Renier has looked after Chicory, McKay and Milly on numerous ocassions - more reviews from this family are happily available upon request.

Visits to Kayla, Sheena and Milo (2 Labradors and a Yorkie)

My name: A. Voges

Name of pet sitter: Renier

My pets (breeds and names): Kayla, Sheena and Milo (2 Labradors and a Yorkie)

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

Visits to Stoffel and Demi (Jack Russell Terrier and Dachshund)

My name: G. Stafford

Name of pet sitter: Renier

My pets (breeds and names): Stoffel and Demi (Jack Russell Terrier and Dachshund)

Service used: Visits

This pet parent did not complete the questionnaire but instead sent the following feedback: "We want to say thank you. Renier did a great job looking after our dogs. We will definitely make use of your services in the future.

Stay-overs with Buffy, the Dachshund cross

My name: M. Schlunz

Name of pet sitter: Renier

My pets (breeds and names): Buffy, Dachshund cross

Service used: Stay-over Service

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: Renier was wonderful with Buffy and kept us up to date on how she was doing.

We were able to enjoy our holiday knowing she was in good hands. Thank you Renier!

Stay-overs with Bruno and Aisha, the Alsatians

My name: Reinhard Harms

Name of pet sitter: Renier K

My pets (breeds and names): Bruno and Aisha, the Alsatians

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: We were really very happy with the service we got and Renier made such a good impression on us.

Visits with Rocky and Tate, Huskies

My name: Nishan

Name of pet sitter: Renier

My pets (breeds and names): Rocky and Tate, Huskies

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: 23 August 2016

Stay-overs with Lola the Collie cross and Sadie the cat

My name: K. Evans

Name of pet sitter: Renier K

My pets (breeds and names): Lola the Collie cross and Sadie the 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!

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

Additional Comments: Very comfortable to have Renier look after our babies again for any future trips. He is very professional and courteous and did a great job of keeping us informed of what was going on at home, even sending pics each day our babies.

Date of Review: 9/6/2016 21:54

Stay-overs with Bruno and Aisha (Alsatians)

My name: R. Harms

Name of pet sitter: Renier K

My pets (breeds and names): Bruno and Aisha (Alsatians)

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: It is always is a heart warming experience with Renier.

Date of Review: 10/4/2016 13:42

Visits with 3 Yorkies 1 Schnauzer baby

My name: B. Botha

Name of pet sitter: Renier K

My pets (breeds and names): 3 Yorkies 1 Schnauzer baby

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

Additional Comments: "Thanks for your excellent service!!!

The Yorkies adore Renier!!"

Date of Review: 10/4/2016 5:11

Stay-overs with Buffy the Dachshund X

My name: M. Schlunz

Name of pet sitter: Renier K

My pets (breeds and names): Buffy the Dachshund X

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: Renier helped us immensely by being able to look after our dog when we urgently needed to go away. Our dog is always super excited to see Renier!

Date of Review: 2/7/2017 11:09:25 AM

Visits with Gimli, Digby, Pippin and Bilbo (Pugs)

My name: Maureen

Name of pet sitter: Renier K

My pets (breeds and names): Gimli, Digby, Pippin and Bilbo (Pugs)

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

Additional Comments:

Awesome service, I am happy to provide reference if required to future clients.

Renier surpassed my expectations, very professional and kept my mind at rest.

Date of Review: 4/19/2017 5:55:11 AM

Visits with Billy, Beer, Milo, Mienkie and Charlie

My name: Marius Strydom

Name of pet sitter: Renier K

My pets (breeds and names): Billy, Beer, Milo, Mienkie and Charlie

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: 5/16/2017 6:56:36 PM

Stay-overs with Bruno and Aisha (Alsations)

My name: Reinhard Harms

Name of pet sitter: Renier K

My pets (breeds and names): Bruno and Aisha (Alsations)

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:

First class.

Date of Review: 10/10/2017 3:46:29 PM

Stay-overs with Weimeraners

My name: Shaune Beyleveldt

Name of pet sitter: Renier K

My pets (breeds and names): Weimeraners

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

Date of Review: 9/14/2017 5:36:25 AM

Visits with Daffy and Tigger (Cats)

My name: Carien Coetzee

Name of pet sitter: Renier K

My pets (breeds and names): Daffy and Tigger (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

Additional Comments:

Renier was a wonderful sitter.

I will most definitely make us of him again.

Very pleasant and trustworthy!

Date of Review: 9/13/2017 3:04:15 PM

Visits with Billy, Beer, Charlie, Milo and Lola

My name: Marius Strydom

Name of pet sitter: Renier K

My pets (breeds and names): Billy, Beer, Charlie, Milo and Lola

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: 10/31/2017 12:24:43 PM

Visits with Billy, Beer, Milo, Charlie and Lola

My name: Marius Strydom

Name of pet sitter: Renier K

My pets (breeds and names): Billy, Beer, Milo, Charlie and Lola

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: 2/26/2018 5:45:23 PM

Visits with Daffy and Tigger (cats)

My name: Carien Coetzee

Name of pet sitter: Renier K

My pets (breeds and names): Daffy and Tigger (cats)

Service used: Visits

My pet sitter was well-presented and well-spoken during the meet-and-greet - I immediately felt comfortable: This is not the 1st time we have booked with this sitter - we did not have a meet-and-greet as we know each other :)

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: 11/13/2018 5:46:24 AM



Some pictures of the pet children during pet sitting

Renier and oh-so-cute Buffy

Renier and the lovely Gina

Yorkie love!

Yorkie love!

Walkies with Rocky and Tate

Walkies with Rocky and Tate

Belly rubs for Lola

Belly rubs for Lola

Cuddles with Daisy and Lilley

Cuddles with Daisy and Lilley