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: Ashley V.

Area: Pretoria (Les Marais) + Centurion (Southdowns)

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

Course of study: Visual Communication Design

Approved StudentCo pet sitter since: November 2014

Experience with animals and own pets

I have volunteered at the PTA zoo, cleaning cages and feeding animals. I also attended a learning course here. Furthermore, I have done obedience training courses with my dogs.

In our household, we share our lives with 2 dogs and a cat - Amy, Lady and Mika. Our pets are seen as family members and form an integral part of our lives.

Want to know more about Ashley? 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.

Stay-overs with Tokkie the Labrador

My name: Estelle Friedrich

Name of pet sitter: Ashley

My pets (breeds and names): Tokkie- Labrador

Service used: Stay-over Service

My pet sitter was well-presented and well-spoken during the meet-and-greet - I immediately felt comfortable: Agree

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: Agree

Upon my return, my pets seemed happy and well cared for: Agree

Upon my return, my home was presented to me in a clean and respectable state: Agree

My particular instructions were followed to a T: Agree

I would recommend StudentCo to friends and family: Yes

On a scale of 1 – 5, please rate your overall experience with StudentCo and this sitter: 5

Additional Comments: Thank you, Ashley was fantastic! Will recommend her any day and we will love to have her look after our Tokkie again.

Stay-overs with 2 Dachshunds and a Whippet

My name: Aneke Stols

Name of pet sitter: Ashley

My pets (breeds and names): 2 Dachshund mixes and a Whippet mix

Service used: Stay-over Service

My pet sitter was well-presented and well-spoken during the meet-and-greet - I immediately felt comfortable: Agree

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: Agree

Upon my return, my pets seemed happy and well cared for: Agree

Upon my return, my home was presented to me in a clean and respectable state: Agree

My particular instructions were followed to a T: Agree

I would recommend StudentCo to friends and family: Yes

On a scale of 1 – 5, please rate your overall experience with StudentCo and this sitter: 5

Additional Comments: We'd be very happy to use Ashley again, thank you

Visits to Jessie the Miniature Doberman, Tammy the Dachshund and Tyson the Bull Terrier

My name: O. Fourie

Name of pet sitter: Ashley

My pets (breeds and names): Jessie the Miniature Doberman, Tammy the Dachshund and Tyson the Bull Terrier

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: I am 100% happy with Ashley's service. Couldn't have gotten anyone better.

Stay-overs with Katriena the Jack Russell Terrier and Naledi the crossbreed

My name: L. Lopez

Name of pet sitter: Ashley

My pets (breeds and names):Katriena (Jack Russell Terrier) and Naledi (Crossbreed)

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: Ashley keep us informed daily of the state of our pets and the house. She took care of our gardener and housekeeper and on our return the pets look great, We were able to get a relaxing holiday without having to worry about our pets and house. I would recommend Ashley to anyone.

Note from StudentCo: Ashley has stayed with Katriena and Naledi on more than one occasion - more reviews from this family are available upon request.

Stay-overs with Lucy and Daisy, two German Shorthaired Pointers

My name: A. de Castro

Name of pet sitter: Ashley

My pets (breeds and names): Lucy and Daisy, German Shorthaired Pointers

Service used: Stay-overs

My pet sitter was well-presented and well-spoken during the meet-and-greet - I immediately felt comfortable: Absolutely!

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 the service provided and I can definitely see it in my doggies too.

Note from StudentCo: Ashley has stayed with Lucy and Daisy more than once - more reviews from this family are happily available upon request.

Stay-overs with Jack, Kyza, Lucky and Charlie - 3 Huskies and a cat

My name: M. van Graan

Name of pet sitter: Ashley

My pets (breeds and names): Jack, Kyza, Lucky and Charlie - 3 Huskies and a cat

Service used: Stay-overs

My pet sitter was well-presented and well-spoken during the meet-and-greet - I immediately felt comfortable: Absolutely!

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

Note from StudentCo: Ashley has looked after Jack and Co more than once - more reviews from this family are available upon request.

Stay-overs with Maltese Poodle - Feebie

My name: Shamilla

Name of pet sitter: Ashley

My pets (breeds and names): Maltese Poodle - Feebie

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: It is the first time I've used Student Co for House / Pet sitting and I am totally satisfied with the services I received. My Pet was well cared for and my sitter kept me updated regularly. I look forward to a long lasting relationship with Student Co and will most definitely use your services again and recommend it to others.

Stay-overs with Jes and Lola, the Miniature Schnauzers

My name: Yda van der Post

Name of pet sitter: Ashley V

My pets (breeds and names): Jes and Lola, the Miniature Schnauzers

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: Sort of - I got updates, but they were not as detailed as I would have liked.*

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: *Ashley was reminded to revise our guidelines regarding detailed daily updates and pictures.

Stay-overs with Jack & Nola (Jack Russell Chow Chow crosses), Felix (cat), Lizzy and Delilah (Bearded Dragon)

My name: Marlene

Name of pet sitter: Ashley V

My pets (breeds and names): Jack & Nola (Jack Russell Chow Chow crosses), Felix (cat), Lizzy and Delilah (Bearded Dragon)

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: Absolutely!

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: Thank you so much! I was really worried before the weekend as one of my babies got sick and had to get medication. Ashley stayd in the whole weekend and took teally good care of the. On our return our pets were all healthy, relaxed and very happy!

Stay-overs with Tokkie the Labrador

My name: E. Friedrich

Name of pet sitter: Ashley V

My pets (breeds and names): Tokkie the Labrador

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: Thank you so much, Ashley was fantastic!

Date of Review: 10/12/2016 11:01

Stay-overs with Jack and Nola (Jack Russell Chow Cross) ; Felix (Cat); Lizzy and Delilah (Bearded Dragons)

My name: M. Strydom

Name of pet sitter: Ashley V

My pets (breeds and names): Jack and Nola (Jack Russell Chow Cross) ; Felix (Cat); Lizzy and Delilah (Bearded Dragons)

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: Thank you Ashley for taking very good care of our babies.

Date of Review: 10/26/2016 8:55

Visits with Ruby and Rio (Miniature Schnauzers)

My name: T. de Carvalho

Name of pet sitter: Ashley V

My pets (breeds and names): Ruby and Rio (Miniature Schnauzers)

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: Would like to thank you for the service and will definitely be using your services again as well as that of Ashley's. Thank you

Date of Review: 1/2/2017 17:27

Stay-overs with 2 Dogs & 2 Cats

My name: K. Dupuy

Name of pet sitter: Ashley V

My pets (breeds and names): 2 Dogs & 2 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: Ashley was great and so loving with the animals and everything was just perfect.

Date of Review: 1/11/2017 5:53:11 AM

Stay-overs with Xena the Bull terrier, Lexie the Bull Terrier cross, Felix and Danté (cats)

My name: Carin Jooste

Name of pet sitter: Ashley V

My pets (breeds and names): Xena the Bull terrier, Lexie the Bull Terrier cross, Felix and Danté (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

Date of Review: 5/5/2017 5:16:56 AM

Stay-overs with Tokkie (Labrador)

My name: Estelle

Name of pet sitter: Ashley V

My pets (breeds and names): Tokkie (Labrador)

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:

Thanks Ashley, you were awesome.

Date of Review: 4/25/2017 7:54:28 AM

Stay-overs with Lucy and Daisy ((German Shepherds), Hunter (German Shepherd cross Labrador)

My name: Antoinette de Castro

Name of pet sitter: Ashley V

My pets (breeds and names): Lucy and Daisy ((German Shepherds), Hunter (German Shepherd cross Labrador)

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:

There is nothing like the peace of mind I have when I leave Ashley in charge of my fur kids.

I can see it when I get home and have no doubt they slept well and were well cared for.

Date of Review: 9/28/2017 8:18:22 AM

Stay-overs with Tokkie (Labrador)

My name: Estelle Friedrich

Name of pet sitter: Ashley V

My pets (breeds and names): Tokkie (Labrador)

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:

Thanks Ashley!

You were great!

Date of Review: 9/15/2017 9:40:56 AM

Stay-overs with Tokkie (Labrador)

My name: Estelle Friedrich

Name of pet sitter: Ashley V

My pets (breeds and names): Tokkie (Labrador)

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:

Thank you Ashley, you were a star!

Date of Review: 1/5/2018 11:18:55 AM

Stay-overs with Lucy, Daisy and Hunter (Pointers)

My name: Antoinette De Castro

Name of pet sitter: Ashley V

My pets (breeds and names): Lucy, Daisy and Hunter (Pointers)

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: 5/31/2018 7:28:06 AM

Stay-overs with Tokkie (Labrador) and Spikes (Hamster)

My name: Estelle Friedrich

Name of pet sitter: Ashley V

My pets (breeds and names): Tokkie (Labrador) and Spikes (Hamster)

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

Additional Comments:

Thanks Ash, A job well done, as always!

Date of Review: 7/3/2018 1:03:21 PM

Stay-overs with Oscar and "Cat" (cats)

My name: Wilhelm Offermeier

Name of pet sitter: Ashley V

My pets (breeds and names): Oscar and "Cat" (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!

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: 9/18/2018 8:22:07 PM

Stay-overs with Naledi (cross breed) and Katriena (Jack Russell)

My name: Laura Lopez

Name of pet sitter: Ashley V

My pets (breeds and names): Naledi (cross breed) and Katriena (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!

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:

Ashley kept us up to date on a daily basis without overwhelming us, just enough to keep us informed and make sure we know what is happening.

Date of Review:

Stay-overs with Daisy (German Shepherd) and Hunter (labrador German Shepherd cross)

My name: Antoinette De Castro

Name of pet sitter: Ashley V

My pets (breeds and names): Daisy (German Shepherd) and Hunter (labrador German Shepherd cross)

Service used: Stay-overs

My pet sitter was well-presented and well-spoken during the meet-and-greet - I immediately felt comfortable: This is not the 1st time we have booked with this sitter - we did not have a meet-and-greet as we know each other :)

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: 11/6/2018 11:11:15 AM


StudentCo Pet Sitting procedure and veterinary emergency test

Ashley scored 96% in our test about proper pet sitting procedure and the recognition of common veterinary emergencies.

Feedback from References

C. Koetje - Open Window

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 am her lecturer.

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

Additional notes: Ashley is kind, humble and considerate.


Some pictures of the pet children during pet sitting

Nothing better than doggie snuggles

Nothing better than doggie snuggles

Kisses from Daisy

Kisses from Daisy

Breakfast for the bunnies

Breakfast for the bunnies

Bed time for Lucy

Bed time for Lucy

A cat called Muis

A cat called Muis

Bella and Alfie

Bella and Alfie