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: Ildea V

Area: Lynnwood, Pretoria and Elspark, Germiston

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

Course of study: Architecture

Approved StudentCo pet sitter since: October 2017

Experience with animals and own pets

Last year, I was blessed to receive the best gift ever for my birthday: A little Yorkie called Pippie. We are the best of friends. She follows me everywhere I go and loves sitting on my lap while I'm studying or drawing floor plans for my studies.

She has 3 brothers and 2 sisters: Zeus & Misty the Great Danes, Gizmo & Bailey the Yorkies and Ernie the Pug. They all are great friends.

I love all my pets. Without them my life would feel incomplete.

I have looked after friends', family members' and employers' pets. My love for animals in general keeps me driven to help where I can, like finding homes for abandoned fur babies and making sure they get the love they deserve.

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StudentCo Pet Sitting procedure and veterinary emergency test

Ildea scored 91% in our test about proper pet sitting procedure and the recognition of common veterinary emergencies.

Feedback from References


L. Smit - Menzies Aviation

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:

Ildea has worked as a receptionist at a company I worked for.

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

Additional notes: Ildea is a kind and loveable girl who would be great working with animals and children.

E. van Gass - Archactive

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:

Ildea is working for me as part of her TUT course requirements.

She does more than just architectural work as she has to fetch my daughter from school sometimes and has to feed the dog and cats on occasion.

She is a soft spoken girl with a great sense of responsibility!

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

H. Stevens - Auxillo Learning Academy

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:

Ildea worked for me as a tutor for 1 year. She is hardworking an very reliable.

She is one of those people that are part of the solution and not the problem.

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. Also have a look at pictures of some pets this sitter has looked after at the bottom of this profile page. Yay!

Visits with Two Dachshunds and an African Grey parrot

My name: Mia Steyn

Name of pet sitter: Ildea V

My pets (breeds and names): Two Dachshunds and an African Grey parrot

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:

Ildea was great with our dogs.

They are missing her (and their regular walks) a lot.

Will definitely use StudentCo again!

Date of Review: 1/8/2018 7:12:06 PM

Visits with Timmy and Linc (2 small breed dogs) and Tin Tin, Ivy and Malcolm (3 tabby cats)

My name: Bryony Van Niekerk

Name of pet sitter: Ildea V

My pets (breeds and names): Timmy and Linc (2 small breed dogs) and Tin Tin, Ivy and Malcolm (3 tabby 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:

Ildea was amazing!

She visited my home twice a day to feed, love and lock my cats in the house for the evening.

I got regular updates with pictures without having to ask.

Was an absolute pleasure!

Date of Review: 1/5/2018 2:32:26 PM

Visits with Cocco and Oupoot (Beagles)

My name: Nicola Symington

Name of pet sitter: Ildea V

My pets (breeds and names): Cocco and Oupoot (Beagles)

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: 4

Additional Comments:

Ildea did a great job and kept in touch.

Would just recommend she remembers to let younknow how the dogs are both times of the day she visits.

Otherwise, she was extremely helpful and kind and I would for sure make use of her specifically again!

Thanks!!

Date of Review: 1/12/2018 4:30:06 AM

Stay-overs with Lilly (Scottish Terrier) and Rigby (Miniature Schnauzer)

My name: Nicolette Wright

Name of pet sitter: Ildea V

My pets (breeds and names): Lilly (Scottish Terrier) and Rigby (Miniature Schnauzer)

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 will definitely use a StudentCo pet-sitter again!

Ildea was super and her regular updates gave me peace of mind knowing my pets were well-looked after.

Date of Review: 4/5/2018 7:22:29 AM

Visits with Basson and Quinn (Golden Retrievers) and Dirk (Dachshund)

My name: Antoinette Cowan

Name of pet sitter: Ildea V

My pets (breeds and names): Basson and Quinn (Golden Retrievers) and Dirk (Dachshund)

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:

Stay-overs with Boesman (Jack Russell)

My name: Annelise Botha

Name of pet sitter: Ildea V

My pets (breeds and names): Boesman (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

Date of Review: 5/22/2018 5:35:23 AM

Stay-overs with Lilly (Scottish Terrier) and Rigby (Miniature Schnauzer)

My name: Nicolette Wright

Name of pet sitter: Ildea V

My pets (breeds and names): Lilly (Scottish Terrier) and Rigby (Miniature Schnauzer)

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:

Again, had a great experience with Ildea.

My dogs were very happy and well looked after during her stay.

Will happily recommend her to other pet owners!

Date of Review: 5/14/2018 4:33:51 PM

Stay-overs with Zorro (Ridgeback) Zoey (Basset) and Bailey (Jack Russell)

My name: Janet Masson

Name of pet sitter: Ildea V

My pets (breeds and names): Zorro (Ridgeback) Zoey (Basset) and Bailey (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 was perfectly happy with Ildea and so were my dogs!

Date of Review: 5/29/2018 6:14:01 AM

Stay-overs with Snowy (Small norwegian forest cat), Poplap (African Grey), Lily (Amazon Parrot) and a Lovebird

My name: Ruan Enslin

Name of pet sitter: Ildea V

My pets (breeds and names): Snowy (Small norwegian forest cat), Poplap (African Grey), Lily (Amazon Parrot) and a Lovebird

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: 6/28/2018

Visits with Copper (Beagle) and Laica (Dachshund)

My name: Amanda Reitsma

Name of pet sitter: Ildea V

My pets (breeds and names): Copper (Beagle) and Laica (Dachshund)

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: 7/9/2018 7:21:47 PM

Stay-overs with Eilidh, Casey and Percy (Scotties), Zoë (Schnauzer), Blue Birdie (Indian Ringneck)

My name: Louise Henderson

Name of pet sitter: Ildea V

My pets (breeds and names): Eilidh, Casey and Percy (Scotties), Zoë (Schnauzer), Blue Birdie (Indian Ringneck)

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:

Ildea was great and even my most skiddish little monster loved her to bits!

Date of Review: 7/24/2018 3:58:53 AM

Stay-overs with Eilidh, Casey and Percy (Scotties), Zoë (Schnauzer), Blue Birdie (Indian Ringneck)

My name: louise Henderson

Name of pet sitter: Ildea V

My pets (breeds and names): Eilidh, Casey and Percy (Scotties), Zoë (Schnauzer), Blue Birdie (Indian Ringneck)

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: 8/7/2018 3:21:22 AM

Stay-overs with Mogi (African) and Luger (Rottweiler)

My name: Christine Cissa

Name of pet sitter: Ildea V

My pets (breeds and names): Mogi (African) and Luger (Rottweiler)

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:

I am absolutely thrilled with Ildea.

I definitely hope she is available every time I need to go away.

She is professional, caring and a pleasure to speak with.

Thanks you so much.

One thing I asked her, shouldn't there also be a survey or feedback from the Pet Sitter to fill out about their customers? I would like to receive suggestions or comments, maybe there is something I can do make the care for our dogs easier or my house neater, etc. It would be valuable information. Thank you, Christine.

Date of Review: 8/21/2018 11:15:20 AM

Stay-overs with Bella and Benji (Weimaraners)

My name: Charles Schoonraad

Name of pet sitter: Ildea V

My pets (breeds and names): Bella and Benji (Weimaraners)

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:

Thank you for always being so helpful, we hve only ever had fantastic service.

Date of Review: 8/27/2018 6:38:55 PM

Visits with Bella and Benji (Weimeraners)

My name: Charles Schoonraad

Name of pet sitter: Ildea V

My pets (breeds and names): Bella and Benji (Weimeraners)

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: 9/18/2018 6:53:11 PM

Visits with Dirk (Worshond), Basson (Pyranese Berghond) and Quinn (Golden Retriever)

My name: Antoinette Cowan

Name of pet sitter: Ildea V

My pets (breeds and names): Dirk (Worshond), Basson (Pyranese Berghond) and Quinn (Golden Retriever)

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: 11/6/2018 10:52:46 AM


Some pictures of the pet children during pet sitting

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Polo

Ivy

Ivy

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Coco and Oupoot missing their family

Coco and Oupoot missing their family