StudentCo Pet Sitter Profile

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Name of sitter: David H

Area: Orange Grove (Johannesburg)

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

Course of study: BCompt Accounting Sciences (CA)

Approved StudentCo pet sitter since: February 2019

Experience with animals and own pets

I’ve only ever known my home as the place where I’ll find my bundles of joy. Growing up, we’ve always had dogs and cats and I’ve been fortunate enough to have made some amazing memories with mine!

I have a particularly soft spot for big dogs who like to play, and energetic cats. There’s nothing better than the unconditional love you receive from them.

I’ve been blessed to have raised a white Siamese cat who’s now turning 20 this year! I decided to help him find his youth by introducing the fire basket of a Turkish Van into the family and since then my heart couldn’t be happier.

I love all kinds of animals and always look to bond with them if possible, although fish are tricky ones! I don’t have any particular involvement with animal charities or the SPCA, although I do pour a lot of my heart into being a learn to swim coach part time.

I ideally believe in giving every animal a good home and a loving owner and it’s hard for me not to be that person who has 40 cats and dogs living with them, although maybe one day it could be possible.

So I promise you, you can rest assured that your animals will feel loved and at home when looked after by me and I look forward to being the person you entrust your fur babies to. Ps. I’m not biased – fur, feathers, scales, it’s all the same to me.

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StudentCo Pet Sitting procedure and veterinary emergency test

David passed our test about proper pet sitting procedure and the recognition of common veterinary emergencies. This means that he scored at least 80%. Please do feel free to ask for any team member’s individual test score.

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 David as the son of a colleague at FNB.

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:

David takes care of my cats for me when I am away. He has been helping me for the past 3 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 reliable young man.


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 Angus, Dougal and Max

My name: Marina Wilbraham

Name of pet sitter: David H

My pets (breeds and names): Angus, Dougal and Max

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

Additional Comments: David is a reliable and trustworthy student and stayed in our house for almost one month while we were overseas. Our three rescue dogs adored him and he communicated in a transparent manner. His attitude contributed to a more relaxing holiday as we knew that our pawchildren are in good hands. He is not the party type, discreet, respectful and a hard-working student. We will highly recommend David.

Date of Review: 4/5/2019 5:53:41 AM