StudentCo Pet Sitter Profile

Name of sitter: Russell W

Area: Linden, Randburg

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

Course of study: BA Iinterior Design

Approved StudentCo pet sitter since: November 2017


Experience with animals and own pets

I currently take care of my adorable two-year-old chinchilla, Myst. She joined the family when she was months old and I have loved her ever since! She lives in her cage in my room, and every night I relax letting her out of the cage and roam my room.

I also have a 7-year-old cat named Patch. She is the queen of the house and occasionally she uses me as a bed.

I also have 11 Koi fish - I enjoy watching their colours swishing around in the water.

As a child I had three dogs: a Chihuahua named Anaconda, a Bull Mastiff called Dandie and a Rhodesian Ridgeback named Major. I also took care of my grandfather's flock of Cockatoos.

I have quite the green thumb and enjoy being in the garden.


Feedback from References


L. Titlestad - lecturer

Being part of StudentCo means working with children and 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:

Russell is studying a BA Interior Design at the University of Johannesburg and I am one of his lecturers.

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

Additional notes: Russell is a very responsible student who manages his time extremely well.

He performs at a high level and demands excellence from himself.

He is very personable and works well with others.

M. Zwane - tutor

Being part of StudentCo means working with children and 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 am Russell's Interior Design Construction tutor.

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

Additional notes: Russell is a student that is both kind and helpful towards his peers.

He is hardworking and willing to go above and beyond what is required of him.

He is always willing to learn, not only from his lecturers and tutors but from his peers too. I believe he will be a good candidate.


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 Kyro and Zephyr (Siberian Huskies)

My name: Simone Lutchman

Name of pet sitter: Russell W

My pets (breeds and names): Kyro and Zephyr (Siberian Huskies)

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: 1/16/2019 7:59:34 AM

Visits with Ollie and Ellie

My name: Hester Viljoen

Name of pet sitter: Russell W

My pets (breeds and names): Ollie and Ellie

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:

Russell was absolutely incredible - we were extremely happy with the service we received.

Our one cat was scared and hid from Russell, in the end, Ellie was sitting on Russell's lap, he was so good with our cats.

We will definitely use the service again and will request Russell to be our sitter.

Date of Review: 1/16/2019 7:20:19 AM

Visits with Ollie and Ellie

My name: Hester Viljoen

Name of pet sitter: Russell W

My pets (breeds and names): Ollie and Ellie

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: 4/24/2019 7:20:12 PM

Visits with Ollie and Ellie

My name: Hester Viljoen

Name of pet sitter: Russell W

My pets (breeds and names): Ollie and Ellie

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!

If 1 is terrible and 5 is excellent, please rate your overall experience with StudentCo and this sitter: 5

Visits with Ollie and Ellie

My name: Hester Viljoen

Name of pet sitter: Russell W

My pets (breeds and names): Ollie and Ellie

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: 2019/08/05 13:27:21