StudentCo Pet Sitter Profile

Name of sitter: Dean V

Area: Erasmusrand, Pretoria

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

I am currently:A first year BCom student at UNISA

Approved StudentCo pet sitter since: September 2019


Experience with animals and own pets

My name is Dean and I am an animal LOVER! Having grown up in a home with dogs and having married another dog-lover, I believe that pets are part of the family.

I have a Bully named Duke and a Jackie named Pax, and I love taking them for walks, swimming, and playing with them. Duke is enormous and super loving (and he sleeps like a human!) and Pax loves chasing shadows.

My wife and I also take in foster puppies from a local animal shelter to help care for them until they are adopted. We have taken in 10 pups this year already, and they were all super well-trained and loving when they have found their fur-ever homes. Pets are life! And I would love to help care for your fur-babies while you are on holiday!


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 got in contact with Dean through a friend of mine that recommended him as my friend has used him often to take care of their dogs.

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

Additional notes:

Dean took care of my bunnies for a total of 2 weeks, when i got back home everything was in order and my bunnies were all fine. My neighbors also had no issues with him at all.

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:

Dean was a house/petsitter for my husband and myself a few times in the past when we went on holiday. He used to stay in our home and care for our 4 dogs

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

Additional notes:

Dean is a very responsible young man and always made sure our house and pets were safe

Reference 3

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:

Dean is the Son of a colleague of mine. I needed someone to look after my Boxer dogs while I was out of town and he was so kind as to help out. Wow, was he awesome with the dogs. They seemed to love him more than me after I returned. They totally ignored me and were all around him as if he was their owner.

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

Additional notes:

I would recommend Dean to all the people I know with pets.


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