StudentCo Pet Sitter Profile

Name of sitter: Danielle D

Area: Wierdapark, Centurion

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

I am currently: completing my Honours in Psychological Counselling

Approved StudentCo pet sitter since: October 2019


Experience with animals and own pets

I am one of those people who are passionate about all furry creatures, I would even usually greet the pets first before greeting their owners when I visit family and friends!

Growing up on a plot, we had all kinds of dogs running around (Dachshund, Jack Russell, Poodle, Great Dane, Rhodesian Ridgeback, as well as mixed breeds).

Me and my sister’s very first dog was a Great Dane mixed with a Rhodesian Ridgeback, we called her Milo and her mom was named Tessa. Whenever I would feel sad or was mad at my parents I would go sit next to/lay on Milo and tell her how mean my parents were to me by scolding me. Once when I sat on Milo, our Saturday guests arrived, and she jumped up with me on her back and began running! I just stayed low praying for my life.

Years later Milo and Tessa both disappeared or were stolen during the festive season, and we never found them. I miss them so much that whenever I see a similar ridgeback I would look to see if it might be one of them.

At the age of 14 my mother told me that if I was responsible enough, I could have my very own dachshund. I named her Zoey and she is still alive today, although she may be small, she has a very big personality and an even bigger heart.

I have done house and pet sitting before. Here I have experience looking after a variety of pets and I value each one of them as if they are my own. I have looked after birds (lovebird), cats and dogs (whippet, labrador, jack russell, dachshund), feeding them, playing with them, taking them for walks and ensuring that they know they are loved until there owner returns.


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 looked after my house and pets many times and I am very happy with her service and she is trustworthy.

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:

I am the children’s pastor at a church where Danielle is a volunteer that serves every Sunday at the children’s ministry.

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

Additional notes: Danielle is a friendly, trustworthy and reliable person. She is always willing to go beyond of what is expected of her.


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