StudentCo Pet Sitter Profile

If you like this profile, remember the name "Ancke P" and simply click here to tell us more about your pets and when you will need a sitter. StudentCo will let you know if this pet sitter is available (if not, you will be introduced to another, equally awesome, team member).

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: Ancke P.

Area: Johannesburg (Greenstone Hill)

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

Course of study: Photography (completed); BA - Graphic Design (in progress)

Approved StudentCo pet sitter since: February 2013

Experience with animals and own pets

Ancke is an experienced pet sitter who has looked after a large variety of homes and pets (see more about this below). At home, she shares her life with Phantom and Yumi, 2 cats.

Ancke is a passionate advocate for animal issues and welfare.

Want to get to know Ancke better? Have a look at her Pet Sitter of the Week interview here.

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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 Marshmallow (teacup Yorkie), Cupcake (Yorkie), Tinsel and Skidby (cats)

My name: C. Schubert

Name of pet sitter: Ancke

My pets (breeds and names): Marshmallow (teacup Yorkie), Cupcake (Yorkie), Tinsel and Skidby (cats)

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: Brilliant, as usual!

StudentCo notes: Ancke regularly stays with Cupcake and Co - more reviews from this family are available on request.

Stay-overs with Nike (Jack Russell Terrier) and Pegasus (Poodle mix)

My name: M. Sincock

Name of pet sitter: Ancke

My pets (breeds and names): Nike (Jack Russell Terrier) and Pegasus (Poodle mix)

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

StudentCo notes: Nike has Addison's disease and needed daily medication.

Stay-overs with Ziggy-Zoo the Rottweiler

My name: P. Halgreen

Name of pet sitter: Ancke

My pets (breeds and names): Ziggy-Zoo - Rottweiler

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: Ancke has a lovely disposition and is very polite. Although young and small she handled my rotti confidently and easily. I got updates and pictures everyday and was able to feel at ease and enjoy my get-away. I would definitely use Ancke again when I go on holiday as I think Ziggy-zoo is now comfortable with her too. Thank you to StudentCo for their professionalism both from the office and the sitter.

Stay-overs with Smudj the Staffie

My name: S. Herrmann

Name of pet sitter: Ancke

My pets (breeds and names): Smudj the Staffie

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: We've never had any problems with Ancke :)

StudentCo notes: Ancke regularly stays with Smudj - more reviews from this family are available on request.

Visits with Pashima, Buggy, Peanut, Motley and Crock Socksie (Persian and Maine Coon cats)

My name: Claire

Name of pet sitter: Ancke

My pets (breeds and names): Pashima, Buggy, Peanut, Motley and Crock Socksie (Persian and Maine Coon 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: Will defnitely use Ancke again

Stay-overs with Smudj the Staffie

My name: Sue Herrmann

Name of pet sitter: Ancke P

My pets (breeds and names): Smudj the Staffie

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

Stay-overs with Staffie - Smudj

My name: S. Herrmann

Name of pet sitter: Ancke P

My pets (breeds and names): Staffie - Smudj

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: 23 August 2016

Stay-overs with Biscuit, Astro, Cupcake (Yorkies), Tinsel and Skidby (Cats)

My name: C. Schubert

Name of pet sitter: Ancke P

My pets (breeds and names): Biscuit, Astro, Cupcake (Yorkies), Tinsel and Skidby (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 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: Ancke was brilliant!

Date of Review: 9/2/2016 6:09

Stay-overs with Smudj the Staffie

My name: S. Herrmann

Name of pet sitter: Ancke P

My pets (breeds and names): Smudj the Staffie

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: 12/31/2016 13:09

Stay-overs with Smudj the Staffie

My name: S. Herrmann

Name of pet sitter: Ancke P

My pets (breeds and names): Smudj the Staffie

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: 2/28/2017 3:06:49 PM

Stay-overs with Smudj (Staffie)

My name: Sue Herrmann

Name of pet sitter: Ancke P

My pets (breeds and names): Smudj (Staffie)

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: 5/23/2017 3:59:03 PM

Visits with Mia and Lucy (Beagles)

My name: Sunel Odendaal

Name of pet sitter: Ancke P

My pets (breeds and names): Mia and Lucy (Beagles)

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: 4

Date of Review: 5/11/2017 7:39:39 AM

Stay-overs with Smudj (Staffie)

My name: Sue Herrmann

Name of pet sitter: Ancke P

My pets (breeds and names): Smudj (Staffie)

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: 6/30/2017 10:35:41 AM

Stay-overs with Smudj (Staffie)

My name: Sue Herrmann

Name of pet sitter: Ancke P

My pets (breeds and names): Smudj (Staffie)

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: 9/28/2017 11:49:57 AM

Stay-overs with Biscuit, Astro and Cupcake (Yorkies), Tinsel and Skidby (Cats)

My name: Carmen Schubert

Name of pet sitter: Ancke P

My pets (breeds and names): Biscuit, Astro and Cupcake (Yorkies), Tinsel and Skidby (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 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:

Ancke was as wonderful as always!

She is amazing with my furbabies and puts up with all their antics with hugs and kisses.

I never have to worry if Ancke is house sitting for me!

Date of Review: 9/15/2017 4:07:40 AM

Visits with Griffin and Zappa (cats)

My name: Victoria van Zyl

Name of pet sitter: Ancke P

My pets (breeds and names): Griffin and Zappa (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!

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:

Ancke is an absolute gem.

She took the best care of my precious boys.

I couldn't be happier!

Date of Review:


StudentCo Pet Sitting procedure and veterinary emergency test

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



Some pictures of the pet children during pet sitting

Smudj!

Nike

Pegasus

Marshmallow

The curious Crock Socksie

The curious Crock Socksie

Walkie time for Smudj

Walkie time for Smudj

Sun-bathing & relaxing

Sun-bathing & relaxing