StudentCo Pet Sitter Profile

If you like this profile, remember the name "Klara V" 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.

Name of sitter: Klara V.

Area: Pretoria (Lynnwood Glen and Gezina)

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

Course of study: Physiotherapy

Approved StudentCo pet sitter since: November 2014


Experience with animals and own pets

I have a great passion for horses and other animals. I have been blessed to have animals in my life for as long as I can remember, and have shared my home with small critters like hamsters and goldfish as well as dogs and cats. Milkshakes - my favourite kitty - was attacked by a dog when he was a young kitten and I rescued him and nurtured him to health. After that dramatic entrance into my life, he is still going strong! .

Klara dreams of working as a Physiotherapist to our national sports teams one day. To get to know her better, read 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. 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 Saatchi the miniature Schnauzer

My name: V. Scheepers

Name of pet sitter: Klara

My pets (breeds and names): Mini Schnauzer - Saatchi

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: Ons is baie tevrede met hoe ons oefenlopie met Klara verloop het. Saatchi gee ook haar goedkeuring en sien uit daarna dat Klara weer hier sal wees met ons langer vakansie.

Note from StudentCo: Klara has stayed with Saatchi on multiple occasions. More reviews from this family are available upon request.

Stay-overs with Pluto the Bassett

My name: Annelize

Name of pet sitter: Klara

My pets (breeds and names): Basset - Pluto

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

Note from StudentCo: Klara has stayed with Pluto on multiple occasions. More reviews from this family are available upon request.

Stay-overs with Amber (Spaniel), Emma & Emily (Bassetts), Minnie, George & Alex (Dachshunds) and Libby (tabby cat)

My name: N. Krog

Name of pet sitter: Klara

My pets (breeds and names): Amber (Spaniel), Emma & Emily (Bassetts), Minnie, George & Alex (Dachshunds) and Libby (tabby cat)

Service used: Stay-over Service

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

Stay-overs with Shadow (Chow Chow cross) and Juksie (Dachshund)

My name: J. Espach

Name of pet sitter: Klara

My pets (breeds and names): Shadow (Chow Chow cross) and Juksie (Dachshund)

Service used: Stay-over Service

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

Stay-overs with Maximus (Doberman) and Waffles (Jack Russell Terrier)

My name: R. vd Merwe

Name of pet sitter: Klara

My pets (breeds and names): Maximus (Doberman) and Waffles (Jack Russell Terrier)

Service used: Stay-over Service

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

Stay-overs with Raven (Great Dane x Neapolitan Mastiff), Chloe & Mojo (Boston Terriers), Hitler & Mussolini (cats)

My name: E. Nel

Name of pet sitter: Klara

My pets (breeds and names): Raven (Great Dane x Neapolitan Mastiff), Chloe & Mojo (Boston Terriers), Hitler & Mussolini (cats)

Service used: Stay-over Service

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: Klara is definitely our favourite sitter! My pets were happy, relaxed and well taken care of.

Stay-overs with Raven - Great dane, Mojo and Chloe - Boston terriers, Hitler and Mussolini - cats

My name: Elmi

Name of pet sitter: Klara

My pets (breeds and names): Raven - Great dane, Mojo and Chloe - Boston terriers, Hitler and Mussolini - 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

Stay-overs with 2 Labradors (Honey and Jasper) and 2 cats (Peanut and Fudge)

My name: Elizabeth Storbeck

Name of pet sitter: Klara V

My pets (breeds and names): 2 Labradors (Honey and Jasper) and 2 cats (Peanut and Fudge)

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: We are thoroughly delighted with this service. The rates are reasonable compared to other providers. Thank you!

Stay-overs with Waffles & Pablo (Jack Russell Terriers)

My name: R. van der Merwe

Name of pet sitter: Klara V

My pets (breeds and names): Waffles & Pablo (Jack Russells)

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: 23 August 2016

Stay-overs with 2 Labradors (Honey and Jasper)and 2 cats (Peanut and Fudge)

My name: E. Storbeck

Name of pet sitter: Klara V

My pets (breeds and names): 2 Labradors (Honey and Jasper)and 2 cats (Peanut and Fudge)

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: 4

Date of Review: 10/4/2016 7:21

Stay-overs with Waffles & Pablo (Jack Russell Terriers)

My name: R. van der Merwe

Name of pet sitter: Klara V

My pets (breeds and names): Waffles & Pablo (Jack Russell Terriers)

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: 10/4/2016 5:33

Stay-overs with Mojo & Chloe (Boston Terriers); Hitler & Mussolini (cats) and Raven (Great Dane X)

My name: E. Nel

Name of pet sitter: Klara V

My pets (breeds and names): Mojo & Chloe (Boston Terriers); Hitler & Mussolini (cats) and Raven (Great Dane X)

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 a super special bond between Klara and Raven which makes it a lot easier to go on holiday :-)

Date of Review: 10/25/2016 4:13

Stay-overs with Frank the English Bulldog

My name: A. Fismer

Name of pet sitter: Klara V

My pets (breeds and names): Frank the English Bulldog

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: Klara was wonderlik en het vir ons baie gemoedsrus gegee terwyl ons nie by die huis was nie! Sy het baie moeite gedoen om foto's en boodskappe te stuur om ons te verseker dat dit goed gaan met ons honde-kind! Dankie vir puik diens!! Ons maak beslis weer gebruik van julle dienste!!

Stay-overs with Raven & Co

My name: Elmi

Name of pet sitter: Klara V

My pets (breeds and names): Raven & Co

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:

Klara was awesome as always.

I never worry about Raven & Co when Klara is taking care of them.

Date of Review: 5/3/2017 7:11:37 AM

Stay-overs with Yorkie and Labrador/Border Collie

My name: Sarathea

Name of pet sitter: Klara V

My pets (breeds and names): Yorkie and Labrador/Border Collie

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:

Excellent.

Pets were spoiled and so happy.

We could go on holiday knowing that our pets are in good hands.

Date of Review: 3/28/2017 6:03:00 PM

Stay-overs with Lilly (Yorkie) & Milah (Broder Collie Labrador Cross)

My name: Sarathea Jordaan

Name of pet sitter: Klara V

My pets (breeds and names): Lilly (Yorkie) & Milah (Broder Collie Labrador Cross)

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: 5/25/2017 5:23:41 PM

Stay-overs with Raven & Co

My name: Elmi Nel

Name of pet sitter: Klara V

My pets (breeds and names): Raven & Co

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:

Klara was awesome as always!

My dogs are always happy to see her.

Date of Review: 6/7/2017 5:12:14 AM

Stay-overs with Raven & Co

My name: Elmi Nel

Name of pet sitter: Klara V

My pets (breeds and names): Raven & Co

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:

Klara was awesome as always!

Raven and Co are always happy to see her.

Date of Review: 7/19/2017 5:19:21 AM

Stay-overs with Lilly (Yorkie) Milah (Broder Collie Labrador Cross)

My name: Sarathea Jordaan

Name of pet sitter: Klara V

My pets (breeds and names): Lilly (Yorkie) Milah (Broder Collie Labrador Cross)

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: 4

Date of Review: 7/12/2017 4:55:41 AM

Stay-overs with Raven and company

My name: Elmi Nel

Name of pet sitter: Klara V

My pets (breeds and names): Raven and company

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:

Klara is awesome and my pets love it when she visits.

Date of Review: 8/16/2017 4:55:07 AM

Stay-overs with Raven & co.

My name: Elmi Nel

Name of pet sitter: Klara V

My pets (breeds and names): Raven & co.

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:

Klara is an absolute super star!

My dogs love her just as much as they love me, and she loves them just as much as I do.

She is the best!!

Date of Review: 11/15/2017 9:36:48 PM

Stay-overs with Pluto (Basset) and Liefie (Mixed breed)

My name: Annelize van der Merwe

Name of pet sitter: Klara V

My pets (breeds and names): Pluto (Basset) and Liefie (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: 9/4/2018 6:12:58 PM


StudentCo Pet Sitting procedure and veterinary emergency test

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

Feedback from references

E. vd Klashorst - University of Pretoria

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. She's been working with an outreach program over the last year, and she has impressed me with her apprach to people.

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

H. van Gass - Catering Services

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:

Waitressing work.

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



Some pictures of the pet children during pet sitting

Klara and Raven

Maximus

Good morning, Waffles!

Snooze time for Saatchi

Cuddling with Tyson!

Beautiful Sasha

The handsome Frank

The handsome Frank

Smiley Frank

Smiley Frank

Frank says hello!

Frank says hello!

Comfy pup

Comfy pup