StudentCo Pet Sitter Profile

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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: 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.

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StudentCo Pet Sitting procedure and veterinary emergency test

Russell scored 98% in our test about proper pet sitting procedure and the recognition of common veterinary emergencies.

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.