StudentCo Pet Sitter Profile

Name of sitter: Ivanka P

Area: Westdene and Braamfontein, Johannesburg and Elarduspark, Pretoria

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

Course of study:

Approved StudentCo pet sitter since: October 2018


Experience with animals and own pets

My two pets, Oreo and Winston, bring me a tremendous amount of joy. Oreo is a 7-year-old black and white cat and is the head of the household. Winston is a 3-year-old white and ginger cat and he loves to snuggle under the blankets with me. Both cats are rescues from the SPCA, as I feel it is important to adopt pets, rather than to buy them from pet shops (“Adopt, do not shop.” is what I like to say).

On weekends, my mom and I volunteer at the Sandton SPCA, where we spend time with the furry felines and take the dogs for walks on the SPCA grounds. It gives me great pleasure to be part of an organisation that helps neglected and abandoned animals. It is a cause very near and dear to my heart. I also have experience in looking after the animals of my friends and family members.


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:

She has house sat for me a few times in the past. She fed and walked my dogs and stayed at my house. I have three dogs and two cats.

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 always takes care of our pets and our home when we are on holiday. She feeds the dogs, takes them for walks etc.

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

Additional notes:

She is a very reliable and responsible person and is highly recommended.


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 Bagel (Beagle) and Tilly (Terrier)

My name: Katrien Fouche

Name of pet sitter: Ivanka P

My pets (breeds and names): Bagel (Beagle) and Tilly (Terrier)

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 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: 12/18/2018 6:17:02 PM

Stay-overs with Bagel (Beagle) and Tilly (Terrier)

My name: Katrien Fouché

Name of pet sitter: Ivanka P

My pets (breeds and names): Bagel (Beagle) and Tilly (Terrier)

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 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: 12/16/2018 5:54:36 PM

Stay-overs with Bagel (Beagle) and Tilly (Terrier)

My name: Katrien Sadie

Name of pet sitter: Ivanka P

My pets (breeds and names): Bagel (Beagle) and Tilly (Terrier)

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 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: 2/11/2019 6:18:03 AM