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: Ellyna-May V

Area:Edenvale (Eastleigh Ridge)

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

Course of study: BA (English and Psychology)

Approved StudentCo pet sitter since: June 2017

Experience with animals and own pets

I'm part of a pet loving family and have had many pets during my life.

At the moment, we own three 8 year old Jack-Russell Terriers with the names Hartjie, Schalk and QT; a Ringneck named Peanut and a leopard gecko named Bacon. The newest addition to the family is Caesar, an African Grey.

My childhood pets were a German shepherd named Manna, a Cocker Spaniel named Him, and Jack Russell Terriers Patchy and Spotty.

All of my animals have a very special place in my heart and I love spending time with them all when I relax. I am often around other pets of friends and family and enjoy any time spent with an animal!

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StudentCo Pet Sitting procedure and veterinary emergency test

Ellyna-May scored over 80% in our test about proper pet sitting procedure and the recognition of common veterinary emergencies.

Feedback from References

J. Allen - Acacia Kids

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 have known Ellyna for 9 years. We first met when she MC'd a ballet show.

She runs a branch of my modelling school at Acacia Kids.

Ellyna has excellent people skills and is exceptionally caring and patient with people, children especially.

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

Additional notes: A well-balanced, mature and reliable young lady. She is hardworkng and loyal. I know she will make the best of every opportunity afforded to her.

K. Owuso - Edenvale Methodist Church

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:

Ellyna is a member of the youth group at my church.

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

Additional notes: Ellyna is a lovely, caring and compassionate person. She is a pleasure to be around. I highly recommend her for this position, she won't let you down.

T. Blake - Edenvale Methodist Church

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:

Ellyna is one of my youth members at Edenvale Methodist church.

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

Additional notes: Ellyna is always punctual and is a hard worker, her presence is always welcome and enjoyed


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!

Visits with Harry and Grace (cats)

My name: Romy Heldsinger

Name of pet sitter: Ellyna-May V

My pets (breeds and names): Harry and Grace (cats)

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

Date of Review: 7/11/2017 5:24:14 PM

Stay-overs

My name: Gavin Duffey

Name of pet sitter: Ellyna-May V

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 8:34:21 AM

Visits with Zoey and Faf (Birds) and Sylvester and Cody (cats)

My name: Samantha Gloy

Name of pet sitter: Ellyna-May V

My pets (breeds and names): Zoey and Faf (Birds) and Sylvester and Cody (cats)

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:

We are very happy with Ellyna-May V. My pets were well looked after while we were away. She is reliable and responsible. My pets enjoyed her company. Well balanced young lady. We received photo's everyday of the pets, and had piece of mined our pets were cared for.We would absolutely recommend her.

Date of Review: 1/10/2018 2:02:50 PM

Stay-overs with Dusty (Jack Russell Terrier), Ed Sheeran and Karate (cats)

My name: Caro Robson

Name of pet sitter: Ellyna-May V

My pets (breeds and names): Dusty (Jack Russell Terrier), Ed Sheeran and Karate (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: 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!

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: 4

Additional Comments:

Ellyna looked after my furkids for 2 consecutive weekends.

Date of Review: 7/31/2018 12:51:15 PM

Stay-overs with Dusty (Jack Russell cross) and Ed Sheeran (cat)

My name: Caro Robson

Name of pet sitter: Ellyna-May V

My pets (breeds and names): Dusty (Jack Russell cross) and Ed Sheeran (cat)

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:

Third time we have used Ellyna and she was great :).

Loved the video she sent of her and Dusty jogging!

Date of Review: 8/15/2018 5:39:41 AM

Visits with Loki (Boerboel cross), Cinnamon (Maltese cross) and Jak (cat)

My name: Claire Baker

Name of pet sitter: Ellyna-May V

My pets (breeds and names): Loki (Boerboel cross), Cinnamon (Maltese cross) and Jak (cat)

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: 9/6/2018 6:09:08 AM

Visits with Dusty (Jack Russell cross), Ed Sheeran and Karate (cats)

My name: Caro Robson

Name of pet sitter: Ellyna-May V

My pets (breeds and names): Dusty (Jack Russell cross), Ed Sheeran and Karate (cats)

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: 4

Additional Comments:

Ellyna happily agreed to visit my babies at very short notice, over a long weekend.

Thank you, Ellyna!!

Date of Review: 10/4/2018 9:01:25 AM

Visits with Zoey (African Grey), Faf (Budgie), Sylvester and Cody (cats)

My name: Samantha Gloy

Name of pet sitter: Ellyna-May V

My pets (breeds and names): Zoey (African Grey), Faf (Budgie), Sylvester and Cody (cats)

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

Additional Comments:

THANK YOU SO MUCH ELLYNA-MAY.

Date of Review: 10/16/2018 6:26:59 AM