StudentCo Pet Sitter Profile

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Name of sitter: Jean B

Area: North Riding, Randburg

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

Course of study: Masters in Fine Art

Approved StudentCo pet sitter since: August 2017

Experience with animals and own pets

I have lived surrounded by animals my entire life. My family has adopted many dogs, and we have often assisted with re-homing a number of them.

In my family there are some dogs which I specifically love and care for: Gecko is a beautiful and very sweet German Shepherd - Husky cross who is absolutely devoted to me.. Celtic and Kyto are overexcited Labradors who failed guide dog school and became sled dogs instead. They would live in the pool if they could get fed there! Creature is a Jack Russel who followed our gardener to our house upon where he decided to live here. He literally wiggled his way into our arms and hearts.

Gabby and Chockit are husky rescue dogs who were supposed to be re-homed. Chockit is now our comically short alpha male, and Gabby loves to sleep under my desk while I work. Cody is my little dog who was picked up on the side of the highway as a tiny pup. He can only be described as a little autistic but is a sweetheart. Arya, named after the Game of Thrones character, is a possible wolf hybrid adopted through Husky Romi sanctuary. She has an incredible sense of humour and is an inventive food thief. She is a handful, but loves us to bits!

In the winter months we do dry land dog sledding to keep them fit and happy. They absolutely love it. Between 2013 and 2016 I spent Januaries in the USA where I trained real sled dogs and assisted as a kennel hand. In summer, I ride my Anglo Arab horse Astrid. She has an incredible character. Astrid stays on our plot with he donkeys, but I also do a lot of riding in Pretoria with a mounted archery group.

At home I have looked after wounded bird and hedgehogs, had to deal with some very serious domestic animal injuries and have a fist aid kit for dogs. I know my way around animal emergencies!

My house is an interesting place to be, with dogs, cats, donkeys, the geese, a horse and the occasional human. I don't think I could ever live without animals.

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StudentCo Pet Sitting procedure and veterinary emergency test

Jean scored 98% in our test about proper pet sitting procedure and the recognition of common veterinary emergencies.

Feedback from References


G. Froud - UJ

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:

He was a student with me for 4 years and is in a master's programme at UJ currently.

He worked as a studio assistant for me while on work place learning.

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

W. Torsey - dog sledding

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:

Jean lived with us for 6 weeks in order to work in my sled dog kennel.

I found him to be a very honest and hard worker, excellent with all my animals. He was able to handle all types of situations with ease and grace.

The dogs all adored him and worked incredibly well for him.

While living with us I saw him also interact a lot with my then 6 year old daughter. She loved him too! He was very kind, fun and appropriate with her.

We would love to have him back anytime.

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. Also have a look at pictures of some pets this sitter has looked after at the bottom of this profile page. Yay!

Stay-overs with Eva (Jack Russell) and 2 cats

My name: Joshua Hocepied

Name of pet sitter: Jean B

My pets (breeds and names): Eva (Jack Russell) and 2 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 seemed 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:

Jean went the extra mile to get to our home before we left on our holiday.

House and pets were well looked after and happy.

Date of Review: 1/6/2018 6:31:25 AM