StudentCo Pet Sitter Profile

Name of sitter: Alex J

Area: Moreletapark and Hatfield, Pretoria

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

I am currently: a 1st year BSc student at The University of Pretoria

Approved StudentCo pet sitter since: September 2019


Experience with animals and own pets

I have always been surrounded by animals my whole life, from the massive Great Danes I grew up with to the Jack Russell Yorkie mix (Kim) and Pekingese (Leo) I have now.

I would classify myself as a dog person as I am completely obsessed with dogs and have to point out every dog I see, but my affection for animals is limitless. I have handled and sometimes cared for a wide verity of animals including dogs, cats, guinea pigs, hamsters, rabbits, parrots and other birds, farm animals and wildlife, reptiles, snakes and even a tarantula.

I am also fascinated with medicine and am thus an aspiring veterinarian. During my ongoing quest to get into vet school, I have shadowed many veterinarians and have volunteered at different animal well-fare organizations such as the Tswane SPCA where I mainly volunteered in their vet clinic where I assisted the veterinarians and helped to take care of the sick animals.

I am obsessed with animal care, and I cannot wait to meet YOUR fur babies and look forward to taking care of them.


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:

Alex hopes to become a veterinarian and has on multiple occasions spent his school holidays shadowing the vets at our clinic.

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

Additional notes:

Alex is friendly and compassionate and will be a great asset to your company.

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:

He has worked part time for me for the last two to two and a half years.

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

Additional notes:

He is a very hard-working individual and I would highly recommend him to any organisation


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 Pointer, Jack russell and Fox terrier

My name: Stephan du Toit

Name of pet sitter: Alex J

My pets (breeds and names): Pointer, Jack russell and Fox 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: 9/25/2019 10:59