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!


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 Toulouse (Ginger Tabby Cat)

My name: Pooja Dela

Name of pet sitter: Jessica W

My pets (breeds and names): Toulouse (Ginger Tabby Cat)

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 were 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!

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: 5

Additional Comments:

Jess is a wonderful and thoughtful sitter.

My mind was at ease immediately after Jess sent updates the day after we left.

Pictures, videos and detailed updates were sent regularly.

Toulouse absolutely loved her.

We highly recommend Jess for all sitting jobs but especially if you have cats.

Date of review: 1/20/2020 13:27