StudentCo Pet Sitter Profile

Name of sitter: Anneke V

Area: Brooklyn, Pretoria Central and Old East

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

I am currently: A second year BSc IT student at UP

Approved StudentCo pet sitter since: December 2019


Experience with animals and own pets

My love for animals started at a very young age. I remember spending most of my childhood around our four dogs; Tessa, Vicky, Chokkie and Wolfie. Our latest editions to the fur family; three cats (Shadow, Angelica and Andy) and a guinea pig (Chowder).

When I wasn’t rolling around in the backyard with our Labradors, Tessa and Vicky, I would occasionally help our neighbours during holidays by feeding their two pups and making sure that everything around the house was okay. Even after transitioning into adulthood, pet sitting felt more like a fun weekend spent with furry friends than a favour I was doing for someone.

As a teenager, I volunteered at an animal shelter and spent some time walking the pups and cuddling the cats. One of my favourite activities this year is spending time with my guinea pig, Chowder, by letting her roam around on my chest while I read a book. We even watch series together and she has taught me the beauty of eating a slice of apple every single day.


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:

I placed an ad on Facebook requesting for pet sitting services and Anneke sent me a message. She came to my house for a small interview and I appointed her to look after my dog, Lexi.

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

Additional notes: I would definitely recommend her for any job that she applies for. She took great care of my pup and sent me pictures of her on a daily basis.

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 recommended to me by a neighbour who had used her before and said she was looking for work.

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

Additional notes: She was very professional. She looked after my two cats and stayed in the spare room of my house whilst I was away. I got daily updates of my cats via WhatsApp with pictures. This extra touch I really appreciated as I want to see how my animals are doing.


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