StudentCo Pet Sitter Profile

Name of sitter: Gustav G

Area: Waterkloof (Pretoria East)

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

Course of study: Industrial Engineering

Approved StudentCo pet sitter since: February 2019


Experience with animals and own pets

I have two adorable Schnauzers – 7-year-old Lolla and 8-year-old Blitz. I also have the smartest African Grey, Daisy, that loves to talk non-stop when she hears that I’m at home. These three are the most important beings in my life, next to my girlfriend. She is busy studying Veterinary Science so that has given me many opportunities to do community and voluntary work at the SPCA and other shelters.

I recently decided to improve the life of a new born puppy by means of adopting the little fury friend at Wollies shelter. Growing up in a house that loves animals so deeply means that I have always had a soft place in my heart for any animal.


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 have known Gustav since his Grade 9 year. I was his youth pastor at that stage. I watched him grow up and we have kept in contact ever since.

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

Additional notes:

Gustav is an honest and extremely responsible person. I would trust him with keys to my house.

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 a teacher at Afrikaans Hoër Seunskool, where Gustav was a learner for 5 years. He was in my class for three of those years where I got to know him very well as a disciplined, well mannered, bright and eager learner. He was also the Deputy head-boy of our school where his leadership characteristics were shown. I also became involved as his spiritual mentor and can vouch for his integrity and strong character.

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

Additional notes:

He will be an amazing asset to your team!

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:

We were in the same high school and residence at university.

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


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 Levi, Zoe and Ben (Schnauzers) and Charlie (cat)

My name: Carl Anschutz

Name of pet sitter: Gustav G

My pets (breeds and names): Levi, Zoe and Ben (Schnauzers) and Charlie (cat)

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:

I have already requested Gustav for a stay-over for the next time we're going away.

Date of Review: 3/14/2019 3:23:02 PM

Visits with Ziva, Abby, Pax and Percy (Cats)

My name: Japie Nel

Name of pet sitter: Gustav G

My pets (breeds and names): Ziva, Abby, Pax and Percy (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

Date of Review: 4/26/2019 9:54:34 AM

Stay-overs with Bruce (Labradoodle), Fidget (Labradoodle), Chloe (Pitbull x Jack Russell) and Nuba (Cat)

My name: Elsje Geyser

Name of pet sitter: Gustav G

My pets (breeds and names): Bruce (Labradoodle), Fidget (Labradoodle), Chloe (Pitbull x Jack Russell) and Nuba (Cat)

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!

If 1 is terrible and 5 is excellent, please rate your overall experience with StudentCo and this sitter: 5

Additional Comments: Thank you very much for a reliable and excellent service from all.