StudentCo Pet Sitter Profile

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Name of sitter: Raymond V

Area: Dalview (Boksburg)

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

Course of study: Software Programming

Approved StudentCo pet sitter since: October 2018

Experience with animals and own pets

I grew up with a wide range of animal species, such as dogs, cats, birds, bunnies and fish. I am comfortable with any animal. For me, a dog truly is a man's best friend - a bond sometimes stronger than that of a relative.

I used to have a Staffie and a Miniature Doberman. They were the best of friends. I am currently in the process of adopting a Staffie from a shelter. I believe all abandoned animals deserve a second chance at having a happy, loving home.

I have looked after friends, family and employers’ pets. I often volunteer at animal shelters and share their advertisements to my network to assist in finding good homes for abandoned animals.

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StudentCo Pet Sitting procedure and veterinary emergency test

Raymond passed our test about proper pet sitting procedure and the recognition of common veterinary emergencies. This means that he scored at least 80%. Please do feel free to ask for any team member’s individual test score.

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’ve known Raymond now for years and years now. We are not close, but I see him now and then. He is a very nice and trustworthy person with much love for his friends and family. He has looked after our house and pets when we’ve gone on holiday and did a really great job.

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:

He watches our house and pets every time we go away on holiday.

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 Bella and Benj (Weimaraners)

My name: Charles Schoonraad

Name of pet sitter: Raymond V

My pets (breeds and names): Bella and Benj (Weimaraners)

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

Date of Review: 1/2/2019 6:49:36 PM

Stay-overs with Diesel (Labrador) and Roxi (Bull Terrier)

My name: Christiaan Moolman

Name of pet sitter: Raymond V

My pets (breeds and names): Diesel (Labrador) and Roxi (Bull Terrier)

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:

Raymond was a great sitter.

Upon return you could really see that the dogs were happy.

He sent incredible photos everyday of the dogs playing and lying in their beds.

I would recommend Raymond to anyone.

Date of Review: 1/7/2019 5:46:18 PM