StudentCo Pet Sitter Profile

If you like this profile, remember the name "Ruben V" and simply click here to tell us more about your pets and when you will need a sitter. StudentCo will let you know if this pet sitter is available (if not, you will be introduced to another, equally awesome, team member).

The next step is the meet-and-greet. This is an informal meeting at your home so you (and your pets!) can get to know a potential sitter. You are invited to discuss your needs and expectations openly, and then decide whether you would like to proceed with a booking. The meet-and-greet is 100% cost and obligation-free and will be arranged for a time that suits you.

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Name of sitter: Ruben V

Area: Garsfontein (Pretoria East)

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

Course of study: BA in Film Arts

Approved StudentCo pet sitter since: October 2018

Experience with animals and own pets

I have spent my whole life with my pets, ranging from dogs and fish, to birds, tortoises and hamsters. I have also interacted with many types of wildlife in the past, such as elephants, giraffes, lions and various different types of buck, to name but a few. I have had four Jack Russells throughout my life and all of them have lived to over 10 years old. Currently, we only have two Jack Russells left - Spotty and Sammy.

My favourite experiences with Spotty and Sammy have been going for walks with them in wild, green fields and playing fetch with them. Whenever one of my dogs is sick or injured, I immediately take them to the vet to be cared for. I love to spoil my tortoises, Jack and Jill, with all kinds of healthy fruits and veggies.

I have also had experience in taking care of a Parrot named Pikkels. I really enjoy teaching birds productive and intriguing words.

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StudentCo Pet Sitting procedure and veterinary emergency test

Ruben 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 got to know Ruben as his leader at our local church. I’ve gotten to know him well as I see him on a weekly basis. He has a great heart, loves people and stands true to the high standards that he sets for himself.

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:

I met Ruben through church. He came to my bible study group.

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

Additional notes:

Ruben is very reliable and he won't disappoint you.

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:

I have known Ruben through church for the entire duration of 2018.

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

Additional notes:

I have come to know Ruben as an honest, intelligent and trustworthy individual, who is capable of handling any situation that comes his way. I would personally be happy to entrust him with any responsibility.