StudentCo Pet Sitter Profile

Name of sitter: Tommy S

Area: Florida Park, Roodepoort

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

I am currently: A Teacher at The King's School Discovery and part time student

Approved StudentCo pet sitter since: October 2019

Experience with animals and own pets

I remember my first dog called Vrystaat and he was a boxer dog. My parents got him the day I was born and we had the best friendship. I clearly remember a thunder storm raging above us when I was about 3 years old, Vrystaat and I lay in my bed all cuddled up in a bundle, because we both were scared, and as we grew older that became our tradition. My love for animals came from that specific memory. That memory is one of the purest forms of love, I know now why people say that their pets are like children or even family. Sadley, Vrystaat was diagnosed with cancer and passed away when I was 10 years old.

I have 2 chows’ one called Olof and the other called Chimp. These dogs are my best friends and are always happy to see me. If I had a tough day at work my dogs cheer me up in an instant. I regularly take them on walks and if I could I would take them with me everywhere I go. It has become such an outing that every day at 5 pm the tell me that they want to go walk.

Chimp was born with one of his hind legs broken, I took him to the vet, and they put in a titanium leg. Chimp is now my 3-legged dog and that doesn’t matter because he will protect me against everything. The blood of the wolf surges through his veins!

Olof on the other hand is my happy go lucky dog and he always gets into trouble. He will great my friend when they pitch up at my home. He loves water and dragging me when we go park running on Saturday mornings. Both of my dogs are rescue dogs that I helped rescue with the SPCA program. I was part of this program when I was younger and wanted to pursue a career in veterinary sciences.

You can tell a lot from a person by looking at their pets. I assure all my clients that I will do my best to make your pets feel at home, and to take care of them as if they were my own.

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 know him from work, he is an excellent teacher!

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

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