StudentCo Pet Sitter Profile

Name of sitter: Ankia V

Area: Waterkloof Ridge, Pretoria

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

Course of study: BCom - Human Resources

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.


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.


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

Stay-overs with Colin, Stella and Ming

My name: Michael Berg

Name of pet sitter: Ankia V

My pets (breeds and names): Colin, Stella and Ming

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

Date of Review: 4/25/2019 10:31:11 AM

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 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!

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

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 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!

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