StudentCo Pet Sitter Profile

If you like this profile, remember the name "Jason D" 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: Jason D

Area: Waterkloof Glen (Pretoria East)

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

Course of study: Bcom Financial Management

Approved StudentCo pet sitter since: December 2018

Experience with animals and own pets

I have always been a huge lover of both animals and nature. To date, I have had the pleasure of working, and sharing a living space, with quite the menagerie of animals. We currently live with five dogs and they are just the cutest little pups.

I have done community service at the Pretoria Zoo and I have also visited Wetnose animal shelter a few times, along with doing some private pet-sitting. I tried to join the South African Herpetological Association in 2015, and even signed up and attended a few meetings, but due to work complications at the time, I stopped attending the meetings.

I have been involved in the rescuing of a fair share of animals - two of which happen to be dogs that now live with me!

To conclude my experience with animals (and here is where it gets odd), I have kept over two hundred exotic pet species, including monitor lizards, bearded dragons, iguanas, terrapins, turtles, tarantulas, alligators and many, many snake species.

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StudentCo Pet Sitting procedure and veterinary emergency test

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

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 was his invigilator for his exams. During this time (before and after the exams), he interacted with my pets so well that we asked him to house sit and look after our pets during the holidays. He did this four times when he was available.

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

Additional notes:

Jason is very reliable and excellent with animals. I would recommend him strongly as a candidate for this position.