StudentCo Pet Sitter Profile

If you like this profile, remember the name "Izelke M" and simply click here to tell us more about your pets and when you will need a sitter. StudentCo will let you know if this pet sitter is available (if not, you will be introduced to another, equally awesome, team member).

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: Izelke M.

Area: Pretoria (Hatfield)

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

Course of study: BA (General)

Approved StudentCo pet sitter since: May 2016


Experience with animals and own pets

If I could've had my way, I would've had 10 cats and maybe about a dozen dogs of assorted sizes and breeds! So far, I am the proud pet parent of 3 adorable dogs and 1 purrrrrfect cat.

Jessie, my 6 year-old Daschund, is a real people lover and her big passion is definitely food! She may be a tiny bit overweight... but you've never seen a fatty run after a lizard like she can! Zinzi, my 4 year-old Schnauzer, is a perky little lady with a huge love for her plastic squeaky toy. She is a huge cuddler. Gemma is my little 2 year-old Morkie (Yorkie x Maltese Poodle) baby. She lives for being treated like a princess and is a 24-hour companion because she never leaves my side! I bought her with my very first "holiday job earning" and I can't be a prouder Mommy.

Stoffies the cat is the old man of the house. He grew up with me and is turning 17 this year. He is a happy, healthy and very loved kitty cat.

I was fortunate to grow up with a lot of pets in a animal-loving home. Some of my childhood pets included chickens, hamsters, a lot of bunnies and budgies. I have a huge love for animals (all kinds!) and I believe that God blessed us with these beings so it is our responsibility to love, cherish and care for them.

I loved volunteering at my hometown's animal shelter and I often look after my friends' and family's houses and pets when they go on holiday, and regularly walk the neigbour's dog.

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StudentCo Pet Sitting procedure and veterinary emergency test

Izelke scored 93% in our test about proper pet sitting procedure and the recognition of common veterinary emergencies.

Feedback from References

P. Trollip - Daycare centre

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:

Loving and caring. You can always trust her. She works at my day care centre during holidays. I've known her since 2012.

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!

Stay-overs with Jock and Lielie (Staffie and Yorkie)

My name: M. Jooste

Name of pet sitter: Izelke

My pets (breeds and names): Jock and Lielie. Staffie and Yorkie

Service used: Stay-over Service

This pet parent did not complete our feedback questionnaire but instead sent the following message:

"Thank you for arranging Izelke for the weekend. It was a pleasure having her there."

Visits with Didi (Jack Russell Terrier) and Gaby (Jack Russell Terrier X)

My name: Y. van der Merwe

Name of pet sitter: Izelke M

My pets (breeds and names): Didi (Jack Russell Terrier) and Gaby (Jack Russell Terrier X)

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: 10/4/2016 7:38

Stay-overs with Optimus, Jesabel and Sir Fudge - 2 Staffies and a Persian cat

My name: A. Jooste

Name of pet sitter: Izelke M

My pets (breeds and names): Optimus, Jesabel and Sir Fudge - 2 Staffies and a Persian 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!

If 1 is terrible and 5 is excellent, please rate your overall experience with StudentCo and this sitter: 5

Date of Review: 10/3/2016 13:13

Visits with Dante (Shar Pei) and Simba (Labrador)

My name: Jeanine Joubert (Marx)

Name of pet sitter: Izelke M

My pets (breeds and names): Dante (Shar Pei) and Simba (Labrador)

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:

Izelke is an absolute pleasure!

Date of Review: 4/4/2018 5:14:57 PM

Stay-overs with Olive (Australian Cattle Dog)

My name: Martine de Kock

Name of pet sitter: Izelke M

My pets (breeds and names): Olive (Australian Cattle Dog)

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:

Izelke is such an sweet, down-to-earth, friendly and well-mannered person.

She absolutely adored my Olive, and Olive absolutely adored her.

I will definitely be asking for Izelke by name when I book a pet-sitter again.

Date of Review: 3/28/2018 5:38:42 PM

Stay-overs with Dante (Sharpei) and Simba (Labrador)

My name: Jeanine Joubert (Marx)

Name of pet sitter: Izelke M

My pets (breeds and names): Dante (Sharpei) and Simba (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 Izelke.

Date of Review: 4/23/2018 4:42:19 PM

Stay-overs with Dante (Sharpei) and Simba (Labrador)

My name: Jeanine Joubert (Marx)

Name of pet sitter: Izelke M

My pets (breeds and names): Dante (Sharpei) and Simba (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

Date of Review: 4/15/2018 6:07:06 PM

Stay-overs with Bennie (Boston Terrier), Tyson (mixed breed) and Mia (mixed breed)

My name: Zonica Shott

Name of pet sitter: Izelke M

My pets (breeds and names): Bennie (Boston Terrier), Tyson (mixed breed) and Mia (mixed breed)

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: 9/17/2018 4:08:29 AM



Some pictures of the pet children during pet sitting

Walkie time for Jock and Lielie!

The adorable Mr Fudge

The adorable Mr Fudge

Izelke and Didi

Izelke and Didi

Izelke and Gaby

Izelke and Gaby

Jezebel and Optimus say hello!

Jezebel and Optimus say hello!

Jezebel and Optimus

Jezebel and Optimus

Sir Fudge, enjoying a relaxing nap

Sir Fudge, enjoying a relaxing nap

Snuggle time

Snuggle time

Fudge

Fudge