StudentCo Pet Sitter Profile

Name of sitter: Zerilda D

Area: Linden, Johannesburg

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

I am currently: A 3rd year BSC Therapy student at WITS

Approved StudentCo pet sitter since: November 2019


Experience with animals and own pets

I grew up in a house where it was always full of pets. We had many residents including a fish, hamsters, guinea pigs, bunnies, several cats (and their kittens!), a Jack Russel and a Cocker Spaniel. All these pets formed a big part of my childhood and the memories are still with me today.

Currently we have a Yorkie (Skyla) who needs her tummy constantly rubbed, a Labrador (Smurfette) that is addicted to playing fetch and our most recent addition, a sassy Chinese crested (Mr Miyagi) who is a rescue. I have so much love for my dogs. After a long day there is nothing better than taking them for a walk, playing with them or lots of cuddles.

I have pet-and-house-sat privately before for family and friends and I have loved every dog and cat as if they are my own. I love being around animals and spending time with them. At this point being an animal lover is part of my personality!


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 have known the family since before Zerilda was born.

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

Additional notes: Zerilda is a reliable, dog loving and honest person. She has looked after my home and pets many times and I can go away knowing that all will be fine.

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:

Zerilda studies with my niece at Wits University. I am not related to her in any way. She has tutored for a Grade 6/7 learner that I sponsor for the past two years. She always displays patience, and kindness towards the learner who has difficulties with a number of subjects and also struggles to concentrate. She has developed innovative ways of helping him to focus on his studies and there have been improvements in his academic marks as a result of her efforts.

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

Additional notes: I really recommend Zerilda to assist particularly learners who need extra encouragement and attention. She is very good at what she does.


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