StudentCo Pet Sitter Profile

Name of sitter: Dylan W

Area: Vorna Valley, Johannesburg

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

Course of study: BSc - Information Technology

Approved StudentCo pet sitter since: March 2019


Experience with animals and own pets

I don’t ever remember a time when I didn’t have pets growing up. I only ever had dogs, but we had tons of fun playing together in the different houses I grew up in. I have had many dogs of all different breeds and natures over my lifetime and I have cherished each one.

My current pets are four Boerboels named Jess, Max, Teddy and Willow. Jess and Max are both from previous homes with horrible living conditions, and we were lucky enough to be able to give them a new start and a happy home to live in. Jess was very aggressive to begin with, and would growl at and try to attack most people, but for some reason she did not have a problem with me.

Teddy and Willow are one of four puppies that Jess gave birth to, with Max as the father. It was an amazing experience watching them grow and finding the other two puppies their forever homes. Despite their size, these wonderful creatures love to play and are lap dogs and maybe even cats at heart, wanting to cuddle on your lap. Max even “purrs” when he gets chest rubs! All four dogs love cardboard boxes and any treats they can convince my mom to give them. They love lying by your feet and will sometimes try sneak onto the couch to cuddle with you, despite their enormous size!

I have been lucky enough to house-sit and pet-sit for a few amazing families with amazing pets, with dog breeds ranging from Jack Russels to Great Danes, and Labradors to Border Collies. I also got to look after a couple of cats, a few of them named Ben 10, Strawberry and Barbie, and I really treasured the amazing cuddles I got from Strawberry, and the love bites from Barbie and Ben 10. Although I do not have a lot of experience with cats, I have found a great love for them, especially after meeting my girlfriend’s cats Luna and Apollo, and helping look after them over the last 2 years. I particularly enjoy playing with them and giving them lots of cuddles.

I thoroughly enjoy looking after other people’s pets and homes, as I love spending time with animals, especially if it makes them feel more comfortable when their owners are away.


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:

Dylan is a family friend, and has looked after my apartment and my 2 cats.

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:

He looked after my house and dog for me, feeding and walking him. And staying at the house.

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


StudentCo Client Reviews

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Visits with Daffy and Tigger (Cats)

My name: Carien Coetzee

Name of pet sitter: Dylan W

My pets (breeds and names): Daffy and Tigger (Cats)

Service used: Visits

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