StudentCo Pet Sitter Profile

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Name of sitter: Werner V

Area: Waterkloof Ridge (Pretoria)

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

Course of study: Postgraduate Diploma in Applied Accounting Sciences

Approved StudentCo pet sitter since: June 2017

Experience with animals and own pets

My name is Werner and I am the proud owner of the world's hungriest feline, Sam.

I adopted Sam in the spring of 2017. He was very shy at first, seeing as he was a feral and a bit frightful of the world. However, with some love and loads of patience, Sam grew to be a beautiful and very hungry companion.

Besides Sam, I grew up with many different breeds of dogs, all of them still here to this day. Balto is a Border Collie, always first in line for hugs and cuddles. Charlie is a Scottish Terrier whose intelligence has been questioned since his arrival, yet we love him even more for those quirks. Jessica, our Toy Pom, thinks she is ruler of the household and holier than thou. Last, but not "least", Peanut, our (slightly overweight) Pug could probably invest in an anti-snoring chin strap.

I love interacting with animals and I have quite a bit of experience looking after them. I'm a very active person and appreciate it whenever one of the dogs I look after offers to take me for a walk. The company they provide on the journey makes the experience worthwhile.

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StudentCo Pet Sitting procedure and veterinary emergency test

Werner passed our test about proper pet sitting procedure and the recognition of common veterinary emergencies. This means that he scored at least 80%. Please do feel free to ask for any team member’s individual test score.

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:

Mr Van Brakel was one of my work colleagues and also studied with me at the University of Pretoria and the University of South Africa.

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

Additional notes: Mr van Brakel is a honest and responsible. I would highly recommend his appointment.

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:

He attended school with my eldest child and gave extra class on occasions with my youngest.

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

Additional notes: He gave extra Science classes on occasions to my child. Werner is hardworking and has patience.

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:

Werner is a student living in our neighbourhood. He looked after our cat while we were on holiday. He sent us photos and videos of all her antics and she absolutely adored him! It was a pleasure leaving him in charge of our home.

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

Additional notes: He comes highly recommended!


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.

Visits with Sam and Dani (Staffies)

My name: Dion de Beer

Name of pet sitter: Werner V

My pets (breeds and names): Sam and Dani (Staffies)

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: 11/8/2018 2:43:43 PM

Stay-overs with Tallulah and Tinkerbell (cats)

My name: Claudine Hennessey

Name of pet sitter: Werner V

My pets (breeds and names): Tallulah and Tinkerbell (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:

Werner was a fabulous sitter for my 2 fur babies.

He took incredible care of my girls, my garden, my fish and the feeding of the birds.

When I returned home the house was immaculate.

I was very happy with the care he took, and would definitely use him again.

Thanks again StudentCo.

You really put my mind at ease when I travel and I am very grateful.

Date of Review: 11/5/2018 11:17:08 AM