StudentCo Pet Sitter Profile

Name of sitter: Claire T

Area: Melrose, Johannesburg, Norwood, Johannesburg

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

I am currently: A 3rd year Psychology and International Relations student at Wits

Approved StudentCo pet sitter since: February 2020


Experience with animals and own pets

I can’t imagine a time in my life when I haven’t had a furry addition to my family. I have grown up with the mindset that a family is not complete without the love, and ability to love an animal. My brother is 10 years old and I am the eldest but it feels like I’ve had siblings from the day I was born because I was constantly surrounded by kittens and puppies.

Growing up I had a St. Bernard called Tyson and a Chihuahua named Coco. I have fond memories of myself as a five year old learning that ‘doggies are not the same as horsies’ as my mother would say because I would attempt to ride Tyson like a pony whilst playing cowgirls and robbers (needless to say I was thrown off of him repeatedly). As well as having to share my bed and seat of the couch with Coco as she was the biggest cuddler. It is safe to say that they taught me the act of boundaries and sharing.

In high school an additional two members were added to our family. Gucci and Storm were the most amazing Persian Cats and they comforted me through countless breakdowns over exam stress.

Moving into university, for the first time in my life I am pet-less but still have a great desire to care and love them. Because of this, I am ready and excited to give the love and affection I grew up giving to my furry family members to other people’s.


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:

I know Claire because we have served at the same church for 2 years now. I reached out to her for assistance with housesitting while I was in Europe. she watered my plants and cared for my house whilst I was away.

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

Additional notes: Claire is extremely consistent and reliable and that is why I have continued to entrust her with looking after my house while I am away. She is a bubbly and fun-spirited young lady and I would definitely recommend her.

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:

Claire has petsit for me for 2 years now. Her duties were managing and caring for my adorable Great Dane.

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

Additional notes: Claire is extremely professional. She has truly bonded with my puppy. It is clear that Claire has a heart for animals.


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