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: Anna-Marie H

Area: Westdene (Johannesburg)

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

Course of study: BVSc - Veterinary Sciences

Approved StudentCo pet sitter since: May 2017

Experience with animals and own pets

I have been surrounded by pets for my entire life. Currently I have a lovely ring neck whom can be quite cheeky and loud but gives a lot of joy with her chirps. She loves to be sprayed with a water bottle and, sometimes, she even happily resides on my shoulder. The two dogs are both rough collies and amazing companions. Hardy loves to play tug-of-war and Mona always rolls around on the grass with delight. They can make me laugh with their play tricks.

Of course, there is also my cat, whom I also love dearly. She is quite a rowdy player and I can chase her around the house playfully just to find her sleeping on my bed a few hours later. All my animals are amazing and I am so grateful to have them in my life.

My parents also have two African Greys whom I've grown up with. I can handle Johnny, who loves to cuddle. Romeo is quite person specific, however, and isn't fond of me :)

I regularly pet sit for my family and I can proudly say that I have volunteered at two different SPCAs (Boksburg, and Windhoek) as well as at another animal shelter in Pretoria North called Wollies. I am also quite involved with horses, having helped at a horse stud in the Free State and I have been a rider for several years now. As a vet student, I have also had some clinical experience around animals and every day I learn something new about an animal. I really enjoy what I do.

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StudentCo Pet Sitting procedure and veterinary emergency test

Anna-Marie passed our test about proper pet sitting procedure and the recognition of common veterinary emergencies. This means that she 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 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:

Anna-Marie is a very conscientious 4th year veterinary student studying at Onderstepoort where I teach pathology.

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

Reference 2

Being part of StudentCo means working with 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 was on the Onderstepoort Beagle Interest Group Committee with me.

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