StudentCo Pet Sitter Profile

Name of sitter: Tessa C

Area: Orange Grove, Johannesburg

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

Course of study: Bsc - Astrophysics

Approved StudentCo pet sitter since: May 2019


Experience with animals and own pets

I’m an Astrophysics student at the University of the Witwatersrand. Being a scientist, I am often quite introverted and as a result would often much rather be around animals than humans! There is nothing better than to curl up with my pets after a tiring day or have a good game or walk.

I have always had a love for animals, in particular dogs, and have grown up around many. I can’t remember a time where we didn’t have at least two crazy pets in the household.

As a child our parents let us have many pets from dogs, to hamsters, to fish and currently we even have a rescued rabbit! Unfortunately, I have never had a cat due to my terrible allergies to them, but I am happy to care for any animal, although I am a little afraid of reptiles.

I’ve never been able to bring myself to do work at an animal shelter because I just cry and want to bring all of the animals home. This is something I want to work on, as I believe every animal deserves love. They are so unconditionally loving towards us and I think they truly can be man’s best friend in the toughest of times.


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:

Tessa is a family friend. Her mother and I are friends.

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

Additional notes:

Tessa is an absolute gem. I would trust her with my life. She has never let me down and continues to be a shining example. If you don't have Tessa on your books, you are missing out.

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 was referred to Tessa through mutual friends. She tutors my children and has house sat for me and did an awesome job.

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

Additional notes:

She is very responsible, and I am more than happy to recommend her. My very difficult dogs love her and she took very good care of them.