StudentCo Pet Sitter Profile

Name of sitter: Jason M

Area: Sandown, Johannesburg and Kyalami, Midrand

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

Course of study: Bachelor of Arts - English

Approved StudentCo pet sitter since: June 2019


Experience with animals and own pets

Growing up, my family had 5 dogs: Betsy and Fluffy, who were Labrador Retrievers, and three Beagle puppies named Scruffy, Josie, and Adam. I loved them dearly and spent a lot of my time running around the garden with them. Over the years, Betsy and Fluffy passed on, and my family decided to give the Beagle puppies away.

We then had a cat named Jimmy, who was a stray that we took in, and two Jack Russel puppies, Charlie and Odie. Jimmy eventually ran away, and a few years after that, Charlie was tragically run over by a car. My family decided to put Odie up for adoption, and since then, we have not owned any pets.

Despite this, I spend lots of time looking after the pets of friends, and while I attend university in Grahamstown, I also volunteer at the Grahamstown SPCA every other Sunday.


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 am Jason's Journalism and Media Studies tutor here at Rhodes University.

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

Additional notes:

Jason Maseko is one of my top achieving students, who tackles each task he is given with great enthusiasm and creativity. He is a friendly and delightful person who is always willing to help others.

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 taught Jason in my capacity as an Afrikaans FAL teacher. I knew him for three years and watched him grow into the humble young man that he currently is. We keep in touch even after he matriculated. He is a gifted and responsible young man who always stands up for what he believes in and fights for the underdog "no pun intended";-)

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:

Jason has been my student for the last three years.

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

Additional notes:

Jason is a good-natured, caring person. He will care for beloved pets very well.


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 Stella

My name: Tammy Scheun

Name of pet sitter: Jason M

My pets (breeds and names): Stella

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: Sort of - I got updates, but they were not as detailed as I would have liked.

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: Not quite...

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: 3

Date of review: 11/24/2019 6:15

Note from StudentCo: We thank Tammy for this feedback. The issue was immediately addressed, with both pet parent and pet sitter contacted. Thank you for helping us improve our service!