StudentCo Pet Sitter Profile

Name of sitter: Julia G

Area: Farrarmere, Benoni

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

Course of study: BA Psychology and Sociology

Approved StudentCo pet sitter since: November 2018


Experience with animals and own pets

My love for animals runs in my blood and I would not change this for anything. From a very young age, practically since I left the hospital after my birth, I have been surrounded by pets and animals of all kinds. Below I will detail my lifelong journey in relation to my pets and various other encounters that I have had with other animals along the way. It is hereby that you will come to see my passion for working with animals of all kinds, thus showing my suitability to the position of a pet sitter.

My family has always had many pets in our household, from dogs to cats, to rats and even fish. Thus, I was afforded the experience of growing up in a pet friendly household and having pets as some of my very first friends. My extended family has also been pet friendly for the most part - with my grandmother always having an abundance of cats and dogs while my grandpa also had many cats, dogs and a wide variety of birds.

For me, it was really my dad and my grandmother who encouraged my love for animals as both happen to be particularly passionate about animals. I have very fond memories of going for walks with dad and grandmother with their dogs, as well as helping to the best of my ability with the care of these dogs. It was from the age of four that I began to ask my parents for a dog of my own and I was promised that on my tenth birthday that I would have my own dog.

The next six years were long for me, as you can well imagine, but it was within this time that my love for animals continued to grow. Our cat who, Purdy, and I began to become increasingly close over the years in spite of her apparent dislike for young children. I would spend my days exploring our garden with her, as well as doing my reading homework while she sat on my lap. She was originally my mom’s cat but as you can well imagine with the bond we formed, she came to be my cat.

It was also around this period of my life that I began to get more involved in the world of dog training, with encouragement from my grandmother of course. I was able to assist with the training of her dog, Paddy. I was always one of the youngest trainers at the dog training school, but this did not faze me, as I was able to do obedience and dog carting - both of which allowed me to have the skills to effectively look after my own dog by the time I was ten years old.

By the time I finally turned ten, I was more than prepared to look after my own dog. We travelled all the way to Bathurst to fetch my puppy and it was certainly love at first sight. Her name was Lily and to this day I have not received a better birthday present. We have built a very strong bond over the years and I consider her to be one of my best friends. She became a part of every part of my life, she has been with me through it all and I do not know what I would do without her. We spent lots of time together, particularly in my younger teen years when we would do dog training together. We were very successful in this field and achieved many awards over the years - I still have many rosettes, trophies and certificates to attest to these achievements.

Other members of the dog school that I was a part of could see this and thus entrusted me with the training of their dogs, as well as basic care routines too. Now that I am older, I have been asked by family members to look after their pets while they go on holiday. On a daily basis, I see to the care of my three dogs at home, which includes grooming, feeding them their meals, giving them the necessary medication, playing with them, a weekly walk and cleaning up after their messes. Thus, one can see my passion for animals is a fundamental part of who I am and is something I greatly cherish, furthermore proving my suitability to the position of a pet sitter.


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:

Julia is a Children's Church teaching assistant. She is very committed in teaching every second week as per her duty roster. She informs me in advance if she is unable to be there. She is always on time for preparing and presenting her lesson.

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

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:

Julia is a warm and caring person. She is hard working and conscientious. Julia did a job shadow program at my firm and demonstrated the maturity of a person her age and the requisite maturity to be trusted as a house and pet sitter.

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.


Visits with Jethro (mixed breed), Scartlett (Jack Russel), Jack (Dachshund), Fudge, Ziva, Caesar and Oscar (cats)

My name: Michael Schaefer

Name of pet sitter: Julia G

My pets (breeds and names): Jethro (mixed breed), Scartlett (Jack Russel), Jack (Dachshund), Fudge, Ziva, Caesar and Oscar (cats)

Service used: Visits

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

Date of Review: 1/9/2019 6:11:56 AM

Visits with Sorbet Jones (mixed breed)

My name: Taryn Jones

Name of pet sitter: Julia G

My pets (breeds and names): Sorbet Jones (mixed breed)

Service used: Visits

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: Truly happy with the service. Very friendly and professional and most of all my fur baby was happy! We look forward to making use of your services again. Thank you

Date of Review: 4/25/2019 5:50:44 PM

Visits with Karl (Newfoundland), Ruby (Newfoundland), Rusty (Poodle) and Rokki (Poodle)

My name: Lisa Stockwell

Name of pet sitter: Julia G

My pets (breeds and names): Karl (Newfoundland), Ruby (Newfoundland), Rusty (Poodle) and Rokki (Poodle)

Service used: Visits

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: Julia is brilliant. She went above and beyond what was required in all aspects and really exceeded my (very high) expectations. She put up with 2 geriatric dogs and an incredibly rambunctious large breed puppy brilliantly. She is a pleasure to deal with, has excellent communication skills and delivers beyond fantastic service. Thank you.

Date of Review: 5/2/2019 6:45:53 PM

Stay-overs with Magnus, Roxy, Vi Anne and Tara Bella

My name: Chrisma Lotter

Name of pet sitter: Julia G

My pets (breeds and names): Magnus, Roxy, Vi Anne and Tara Bella

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: Julia was absolutely amazing and looked after my fur babies so so well. Really a sweet girl and would definitely use her again and recommend her to my friends.

Date of Review: 2019/08/21 11:18:56

Stay-overs with Karl (Newfoundland) and Rusti (Toy Poodle)

My name: Lisa Stockwell

Name of pet sitter: Julia G

My pets (breeds and names): Karl (Newfoundland) and Rusti (Toy Poodle)

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: Julia is a gem. Polite, pleasant, helpful and meticulous. Put up with my huge, hairy, droopy wet Newfoundland and old man Poodle and a gate that broke unexpectedly.

Date of Review: 2019/09/09 13:56:04