StudentCo Pet Sitter Profile

If you like this profile, remember the name "Jade J" and simply click here to tell us more about your pets and when you will need a sitter. StudentCo will let you know if this pet sitter is available (if not, you will be introduced to another, equally awesome, team member).

The next step is the meet-and-greet. This is an informal meeting at your home so you (and your pets!) can get to know a potential sitter. You are invited to discuss your needs and expectations openly, and then decide whether you would like to proceed with a booking. The meet-and-greet is 100% cost and obligation-free and will be arranged for a time that suits you.

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Name of sitter: Jade J

Area: Alberton (Raceview)

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

Course of study: BSc Biological Science

Approved StudentCo pet sitter since: September 2016

Experience with animals and own pets

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Whoever said “Diamonds are a girls best friend”, never had a pet.

I have always loved animals. When I was just 4 years old, I received the most exceptional blessing that was Nikki. My parents were divorced a year and my dad was finally ‘guilt tripped’ into saying yes to a dog. We were really looking for a Yorkie when one of my dad's work colleagues (by the name of Nikki) found a little Chihuahua pup. Next thing I knew, the little bundle of joy was in my arms! Nikki lived with my dad, brother, grandparents and me for 12 years. She developed epilepsy during her 3rd year of being with us and had frequent seizures. She died in 2013 from poisoning, and I now encourage people to keep their dogs away from their front gates.

When Nikki passed, a huge void was left in the house. About a year later, a close friend of mine's dogs had babies and so Bella came into my life. She has a Dachshund father and a Terrier mother. She is rather unique with her little blonde beard and brown fur, keeping us busy and creeping her way into every person’s heart who comes to the house!

My mom has 4 dogs and 1 cat. Shadow the German Shepherd, Smudge the fluff ball, Lilo and Peanut the Dachshunds and Kiki the cat. Shadow has been suffering with arthritis for the past 3 years, and requires daily medication with her food. Kiki is a cat who loves biltong and lazing about. Lilo is the most recent addition. I was on my way to work on a cold, winter’s morning when Lilo jumped into my car.After all the ‘lost dog’notices wentunanswered, Lilo joined our family!

I tend to jump a bit between my 2 homes, but I chose Bella to be in my profile photo because I tend to spend the most time with her, giving her regular baths and playing catch. My bed is hers and she is my best friend!

I am the type of person who visits people and makes friends with their animals. I look after my mom's pets when she goes away and have taken care of a family’s pets and house before.

In my personal opinion, any organisation dedicated to taking care of animals has my greatest respect and it would be an honour for me to be part of such passionate work.

Thank you for looking at my profile!

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StudentCo Pet Sitting procedure and veterinary emergency test

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

Feedback from References

N. Oliver - Lady Marmalade Coffee shop

Being part of StudentCo means working with children and 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 was employed at my restaurant as a waitress.

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

Additional notes: Jade was lovely and we'll mannered. Customers really liked her. I was sad when she had to leave to focus on her education. A gem of a person.

K. Jacobs - babysitting

Being part of StudentCo means working with children and 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 a 9 year old daughter, which Jade babysits for me all the time. I trust her completely. She not only babysits but she entertains my daughter, with arts and crafts, movies, etc. She always goes beyond just babysitting. She has a big passion for animals and children.

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