StudentCo Pet Sitter Profile

If you like this profile, remember the name "Shane R" 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: Shane R

Area: Brentwood Park, Benoni

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

Course of study: BSc IT

Approved StudentCo pet sitter since: October 2017

Experience with animals and own pets

Hi! My name is Shane. I am a student studying IT at Cti Bedfordview... and unlike most IT people, I like to spend my free time outside, playing ball games or walking my Siberian husky, Shelley, who I love to bits.

I also enjoy bathing and brushing her long fur - not an easy task as she just wants to play! Shelley is a fussy eater so I am used to dogs who don't eat "just anything".

When it is hot, we often take swims together.

Animals and I usually just get along right away. I had a beautiful cat who passed away a year ago after 19 happy years living with my family and I - we used to play string and I loved having her on my lap.

In the past I have also had fish.

I am a true animal lover who is always excited to meet new pets!

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StudentCo Pet Sitting procedure and veterinary emergency test

Shane scored 82% in our test about proper pet sitting procedure and the recognition of common veterinary emergencies.

Feedback from References


J. Wonfor - colleague

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:

We have worked together for 6 months and he is a great co worker because of his dedication and good work ethic.

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

N. Hattingh - pet sitting

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:

He came to house sit while I was on vacation with family and looked after my two pets very well.

He did a very good job.

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. Also have a look at pictures of some pets this sitter has looked after at the bottom of this profile page. Yay!

Stay-overs with Bella and Benjamin (Weimaraners)

My name: Charles Schoonraad

Name of pet sitter: Shane V

My pets (breeds and names): Bella and Benjamin (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 seemed 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

Additional Comments:

We are always so happy when Shane looks after our pets!

Date of Review: