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: Ankia V

Area: Pretoria (Waterkloof Ridge)

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

Course of study: BEd - Educational Psychology

Approved StudentCo pet sitter since: April 2017

Experience with animals and own pets

Mollie and Zoey might be small in size but they take up a big space in my heart. Mollie is a 6 year old Jack Russell and Zoey is a 4 month old Dapple.

I really love animals and have been working at dog parlours and dog breeders every second weekend for the last year, where I take full responsibility for all the dogs (+/- 80 adult dogs & puppies).

I've also been taught how to assist dogs during labour.

Growing up, we had a domestic cat (Kat) as well as a few dogs big and small, and I could literally feel my heart breaking when we lost one.

I lived in the States for a year, and a dog named Cody was one of my greatest joys. Though he was supposed to be a tiny dog, he ended up looking like a mix between a Rottweiler and a German Shepherd. Cody loved playing in the snow and I normally joined him.

One of my favorite ways to unwind is by taking dogs for walk because you get to see how excited they get when you take the leash.

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StudentCo Pet Sitting procedure and veterinary emergency test

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

Feedback from References

M. Williams - pet sittng

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 was referred to her by friends to look after my dog.

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

C. Booysen - employer at grooming parlour

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:

She is working for me during weekends and started last year (2016). So I know her now for nearly a year. She loves to work with them and is passionate in what she is doing. She does grooming of dogs, feeding the adults and puppies, cleaning cages and give them lots of love.

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

Additional notes: Ankia is a loveable person and always on time. She is trustworthy and does her work with passion and love. She would walk the extra mile if it is needed. I can really recommend her to any business or job.

S. Stolz - Velvet Blu Kennels

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:

She worked at my show kennel over school holidays and weekends taking care of my dogs, brushing and keeping the yard clean.

Always willing to go the extra mile, soft hearted, great love for animals.

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. 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 Oros, Jessie & Larcy

My name: Willem Viljoen

Name of pet sitter: Ankia V

My pets (breeds and names): Oros, Jessie & Larcy

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: 5/16/2017 5:28:11 PM

Stay-overs with Oros, Jessie and Larcy

My name: Willem Viljoen

Name of pet sitter: Ankia V

My pets (breeds and names): Oros, Jessie and Larcy

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: 6/7/2017 7:05:45 PM

Stay-overs with Nina (Jack Russell), Leah (Jack Russell cross), Maya (Jack Russell)

My name: Nadia Erasmus

Name of pet sitter: Ankia V

My pets (breeds and names): Nina (Jack Russell), Leah (Jack Russell cross), Maya (Jack Russell)

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:

I am very happy with all the arrangements from your side and ANKIA is a great sitter, my girls looked very comfortable with her and almost sad when she left :-)

Date of Review: 5/30/2017 5:58:29 PM

Stay-overs with Nina, Leah and Maya

My name: Nadia Erasmus

Name of pet sitter: Ankia V

My pets (breeds and names): Nina, Leah and Maya

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:

Once again, such a pleasure to make use of your services.

Ankia is such a lovely sitter, I feel completely comfortable to leave my girls with her!

Date of Review: 7/4/2017 8:34:58 PM

Stay-overs with Sally, Abby and Amy

My name: David van Niekerk

Name of pet sitter: Ankia V

My pets (breeds and names): Sally, Abby and Amy

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

I acknowledge that this review is true and accurate and hereby consent to its unlimited use and publication for marketing and other means.

Date of Review: 9/1/2017 7:13:46 AM

Stay-overs with Nina (Jack Russel), Leah (cross breed), Maya (cross breed)

My name: Nadia Erasmus

Name of pet sitter: Ankia V

My pets (breeds and names): Nina (Jack Russel), Leah (cross breed), Maya (cross breed)

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:

I have always been very happy with Ankia and my girls love her!

Date of Review: 10/10/2017 8:56:12 PM

Stay-overs with Nina, Leah and Maya (Jack Russell cross )

My name: Nadia Erasmus

Name of pet sitter: Ankia V

My pets (breeds and names): Nina, Leah and Maya (Jack Russell 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 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: 3/27/2018 10:21:03 AM

Stay-overs with Jack Russell and 2 Jack Russell cross

My name: Nadia Erasmus

Name of pet sitter: Ankia V

My pets (breeds and names): Jack Russell and 2 Jack Russell 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 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: 11/30/2017

Visits with Nina, Leah and Maya

My name: Nadia Erasmus

Name of pet sitter: Ankia V

My pets (breeds and names): Nina, Leah and Maya

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

Date of Review: 7/23/2018 2:50:12 PM

Stay-overs with Nina, Leah and Maya

My name: Nadia Erasmus

Name of pet sitter: Ankia V

My pets (breeds and names): Nina, Leah and Maya

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!

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: 7/30/2018 5:12:29 PM

Visits with Nina, Leah and Maya

My name: Nadia Erasmus

Name of pet sitter: Ankia V

My pets (breeds and names): Nina, Leah and Maya

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: 10/4/2018 9:01:25 AM


Some pictures of the pet children during pet sitting

Jesse just chillin

Jesse just chillin

 Kira giving Lavender a goodnight kiss

Kira giving Lavender a goodnight kiss

Tasia

Tasia

Tasia being curious about my grapes

Tasia being curious about my grapes

Taking Bella for our afternoon walks

Taking Bella for our afternoon walks

Posing for a selfie with Tasia

Posing for a selfie with Tasia

Nina guarding her half of the tennis ball

Nina guarding her half of the tennis ball

Leah, listening to something outside

Leah, listening to something outside

Leah and Maya taking an afternoon nap

Leah and Maya taking an afternoon nap

Bella and Tasia keeping an eye on me

Bella and Tasia keeping an eye on me

Maya after being woken up

Maya after being woken up

Loel

Loel

All 3 girls playing ball

All 3 girls playing ball

Polo

Polo

Polo on his pillow

Polo on his pillow

Maxi

Maxi

Maxi waiting for Ankia to get back in bed

Maxi waiting for Ankia to get back in bed

 Max and Polo

Max and Polo

Tyson

Tyson

Stella

Stella

Flock

Flock

Coco

Coco