StudentCo Pet Sitter Profile

Name of sitter: Jessica W

Area: Bryanston, Sandton

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

Course of study: BSc Honours Psychology

Approved StudentCo pet sitter since: May 2019


Experience with animals and own pets

I have spent my entire life surrounded animals. I grew up with a variety of ducks, chickens, geese, dogs, cats, various birds and fish, and a couple of hamsters.

I have a strong connection with cats especially, so much so that I have had a couple of stray cats decide to move in with me!

The last animals I had before I had to move to a new house were a Labrador named Bruno and a Schipperke named Rosie, as well as cats Minnie, Smokey and Sam who we adopted from a shelter. We also had Tommy, Luna, Leo and Felix who were all stray cats that moved in.

I now only have Luna, who is a deaf white cat, and Apollo, a stray kitten I found in my garden. I found Luna at my High School in 2014 and decided to adopt her. She turned out to be pregnant and she later gave birth to 4 beautiful kittens at our house. I was very privileged to have been involved in the birth and lives of the kittens, and when they were 8 weeks old we found homes for them and decided to keep Luna as our own pet. I love Luna and Apollo very much and cannot imagine my life without pets, especially cats!


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:

Jessica is an intern at the school where I teach. I am her grade facilitator.

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

Additional Notes? Jessica would be an asset to your team!

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:

Jessica is a family friend who has assisted us in looking after our 4 boerboels and my boyfriend's golden retriever.

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

Additional Notes? Jessica is a very responsible young lady who I found to be more than capable of looking after a home and pets. She is friendly and very good with animals. She is consistent, punctual and very reliable.

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:

She has been employed since November 2015 at our school. I have been working with Jess since April 2018.

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