StudentCo Pet Sitter Profile

Name of sitter:Electra R

Area: Meadowbrook, Bedfordview, Germiston, Boksburg and Kensington, Johannesburg, Greenstone, Edenvale

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

I am currently: Studying a BA degree specialising in International Politics at UNISA.

Approved StudentCo pet sitter since: February 2020


Experience with animals and own pets

For as long as I can remember, my home has been filled with the joy and love of my pets.

I grew up with 4 dogs and a tank of exotic fish. I had Sassie & Zoy (Weimaraners), Zeus (German Shepard), Christo (Mixed Terrier) and later a litter of Weimaraner puppies. This is where my love for pets in general and my fondness for large dog breeds started.

As a teenager, I had Sarah (Jack Russell) and Samson (Boerboel) who kept my family and me active and busy. My friends have had a variety of different pets from cats & bunnies to birds & lizards. All of which I loved and eagerly played with.

Today, my passion for animals has only grown during my 2 years of professionally caring for them. It has become more than a job because my love for animals and people makes it truly rewarding for me. I am enthusiastic, hard-working and up for any task. I have yet to find a species of animal that I don’t adore.

In my spare time, I donate to the Edenvale SPCA and volunteer with the Shine Literacy programme in Reiger Park. It is dedicated to teaching young children to read.


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 took care of my dog in September 2019

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

Additional notes: Very trustworthy and reliable. Absolutely fabulous and loving with pets.

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:

Electra has looked after our 2 dogs, 2 cats and house on a number of occasions whilst we have been away on holiday. She has always done an amazing job and I would highly recommend her.

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

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:

She worked as a staff member, for a team of house/pet sitters that I have used in the past.

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

Additional notes: Electra is fantastic. She really loves animals and my dog just adores her. She has walked my husky on numerous occasions and has also done two-week house-sitting stints for me. I have no hesitation in recommending her. She is completely trustworthy, and pets are very safe in her hands.


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 Noah and Callie (Large breed dogs); Jerry and Amy (Cats)

My name: Mandy Watson

Name of pet sitter: Electra R

My pets (breeds and names): Noah and Callie (Large breed dogs); Jerry and Amy (Cats)

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:

It was an absolute delight to have Electra in my home while I was away for a few days.

My furkids loved her and it was the first time they had met her.

Callie and Amy are both always nervous of strangers and by the first evening Callie was already in love with Electra. Amy (being a cat) takes much longer to warm up to people but by the end of the second day wasn't running out of the room when Electra walked in - that's major for this kitty of mine.

Electra followed my detailed instructions and when she came to stay over after the meet-and-greet it was very obvious she had carefully read through the instructions I had given as there were some questions we hadn't addressed that she queried at that point.

What an absolute pleasure.

I have previously used independent petsitters who were a nightmare. My furkids were stressed when I got home and my house was a shocking mess. There was none of that with Electra.

Thank you Electra and StudentCo for the very professional service - I will be using you both again! :)

Date of review: 3/17/2020 7:50