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: Connor M

Area: Sandton (Bryanston)

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

Course of study: MBChB (Medicine)

Approved StudentCo pet sitter since: June 2017

Experience with animals and own pets

I've been around pets for basically as long as I can remember! I grew up surrounded by an assortment of dogs, to the extent that it was difficult to get studying done because all I found myself doing was playing with them!

It would seem that my family and I simply cannot get enough when it comes to pets - we've owned dogs, 2 bearded dragons, 4 hamsters, 8 rats, copious fish as well as many temporary residents that got injured in our garden and needed some TLC.

I'm a firm believer that pet friends are no different to people friends because we spend so much time with them and depend on many for love and support through difficult times.

I love animals of all shapes and sizes and will jump at the opportunity to meet yours!

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StudentCo Pet Sitting procedure and veterinary emergency test

Connor scored 100% in our test about proper pet sitting procedure and the recognition of common veterinary emergencies.

Feedback from References

J. Buckley-Jones - IT assistance

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:

Connor is the son of one of neighbours. He is a delightful, highly intelligent, thoughtful and friendly young man.

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

Additional notes: Connor has assisted Ms Buckley-Jones with IT-related issues at home.

R. Ashdown - IT assistance

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 is a responsible and trustworthy person whom I would trust with my own family.

Connor is a kind and generous person whom is a young man with strong values. Someone whom would add value wherever he would work. I'm grateful to have met a young man like Connor and think he will be tremendous at whatever he does and with humility.

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

Additional notes: Connor has assisted Mr Ashdown with IT-related issues at home.

A. Dogde - Charter College

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 have known Connor since he was about 4 years of age as a student at both Primary and high school. I was his school Principal at high school.

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 Scrumpy (cat)

My name: Jocelyn Marlborough

Name of pet sitter: Connor M

My pets (breeds and names): Scrumpy (cat)

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

Date of Review: 8/14/2017 11:47:24 AM

Stay-overs with 8 dogs and 2 cats

My name: Michelle Luckin

Name of pet sitter: Connor M

My pets (breeds and names): 8 dogs and 2 cats

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:

I was very happy with Connor

He made me feel at ease during my time away with regular updates.

I will definitely make use of the service again.

Date of Review: 8/8/2017 1:53:21 PM

Stay-overs with Scout and Boo

My name: Megan Bowman

Name of pet sitter: Connor M

My pets (breeds and names): Scout and Boo

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

Date of Review: 10/4/2017 2:09:42 PM

Stay-overs with Maltese Poodle cross

My name: Gael Timms

Name of pet sitter: Connor M

My pets (breeds and names): Maltese Poodle cross

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:

Connor was wonderful.

He sent me very detailed updates with pics of Teddy on a regular basis and spent lots of time playing with Teddy.

I would have no hesitation in recommending Connor to any StudentCo clients as Teddy was so happy with him.

Date of Review: 11/15/2017 6:41:17 AM

Stay-overs with Piper (Pointer), Duma (Jack Russell)

My name: Kathleen Kopp

Name of pet sitter: Connor M

My pets (breeds and names): Piper (Pointer), Duma (Jack Russell)

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:

Connor went above and beyond looking after my 2 dogs (who are high maintenance).

He didn't just make sure thier basic needs were met, he actually got to know them and their unique personalities which shows how much time he actually spent with them.

The messages I got while I was away showed me this and gave me a huge level of comfort.

Date of Review: 12/28/2017 11:40:01 AM

Stay-overs with cats, rabbits, Sebright bantams and ducks

My name: Sonja Henning

Name of pet sitter: Connor M

My pets (breeds and names): cats, rabbits, Sebright bantams and ducks

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: 4

Additional Comments:

For a first sitting and stay over with some normal and some special need animals and quite a bit to do Connor did a great job and I would gladly book him again and again in the future.

Thanks Connor and StudentCo.

Date of Review: 1/15/2018 3:07:57 PM

Stay-overs with Dakota, Bundi and Rusty (Australian Cattle Dogs)

My name: Kathryn Visagie

Name of pet sitter: Connor M

My pets (breeds and names): Dakota, Bundi and Rusty (Australian Cattle Dogs)

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:

Connor became my pets best friend and they all wanted to sleep in his room when we returned.

He did well with Dakota who started going blind right before we left and is now completely blind.

Well done Connor!

You were an absolute blessing.

Date of Review: 2/27/2018 4:25:14 AM

Stay-overs with Chang and Bella

My name: Leanne Crighton

Name of pet sitter: Connor M

My pets (breeds and names): Chang and Bella

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:

Connor was a pleasure to deal with and our doggies were very happy, this meant we could enjoy our holiday!

We will definitely use Connor and StudentCo again in the future.

Date of Review: 4/4/2018 6:54:16 PM

Stay-overs with Chilli and Pepper (Maltese Poodles)

My name: Lynn Swanepoel

Name of pet sitter: Connor M

My pets (breeds and names): Chilli and Pepper (Maltese Poodles)

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:

Connor was extremely well-mannered and calm and we instantly felt comfortable with him.

He left out home in perfect condition and even cleaned up after the dogs!

I will definitely ask for him again!

Date of Review: 4/11/2018 2:51:24 PM

Stay-overs with Nestore (Labrador)

My name: Stefano Ligrone

Name of pet sitter: Connor M

My pets (breeds and names): Nestore (Labrador)

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:

Connor has been very kind and professional and immediately established a connection with Nestore. When I came back, after one week, Nestore appeared happy and energetic as always, and perhaps even improved his 4-months old puppy manners. Well done Connor!

Date of Review: 4/24/2018 9:21:01 PM

Stay-overs with Chilli and Pepper (Maltese)

My name: Lynn Swanepoel

Name of pet sitter: Connor M

My pets (breeds and names): Chilli and Pepper (Maltese)

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:

Thank you for the great service again!

Date of Review: 5/15/2018 2:27:06 PM

Stay-overs with Teddy (Maltese cross)

My name: Gael Timms

Name of pet sitter: Connor M

My pets (breeds and names): Teddy (Maltese cross)

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!

I was satisfied with my dealings with the admin team: Yes, absolutely

If 1 is terrible and 5 is excellent, please rate your overall experience with StudentCo and this sitter: 5

Additional Comments:

This is the second time Connor has stayed over with Teddy and I am very comfortable with him.

Teddy is very spoilt and does not always take to people, he loves Connor.

Thanks very much for providing such a wonderful service.

Date of Review: 7/6/2018 9:48:59 AM

Stay-overs with Pythagoras (English Bull Terrier)

My name: Alex Swanepoel

Name of pet sitter: Connor M

My pets (breeds and names): Pythagoras (English Bull Terrier)

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!

I was satisfied with my dealings with the admin team: No, I was not

If 1 is terrible and 5 is excellent, please rate your overall experience with StudentCo and this sitter: 5

Additional Comments: My sitter was not told about the updated dates I had booked with the admin team.

Note from StudentCo: Speedy, effective communication is very important to us. Alex's complaint was investigated to prevent similar problems in future :).<

Date of Review: 7/30/2018 8:01:17 PM

Stay-overs with Oscar and Kiki

My name: Petro du Pisani

Name of pet sitter: Connor M

My pets (breeds and names): Oscar and Kiki

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!

I was satisfied with my dealings with the admin team: Yes, absolutely

If 1 is terrible and 5 is excellent, please rate your overall experience with StudentCo and this sitter: 5

Additional Comments:

I am immediately booking my sitter again. :-)

Date of Review: 8/21/2018 10:21:27 AM

Stay-overs with Teddy (Maltese cross)

My name: Gael Timms

Name of pet sitter: Connor M

My pets (breeds and names): Teddy (Maltese cross)

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!

I was satisfied with my dealings with the admin team: Yes, absolutely

If 1 is terrible and 5 is excellent, please rate your overall experience with StudentCo and this sitter: 5

Additional Comments:

It is always a pleasure to work with StudentCo, responses to emails are quick and all queries always answered.

Connor is a great pet sitter, Teddy loves him, he also always leaves my home neat and tidy.

I am happy to recommend StudentCo and Connor and look forward to having Connor take care of Teddy again.

Date of Review: 9/12/2018 7:51:26 AM

Stay-overs with Teddy (Maltese cross)

My name: Gael Timms

Name of pet sitter: Connor M

My pets (breeds and names): Teddy (Maltese cross)

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 were 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!

I was satisfied with my dealings with the admin team: Yes, absolutely

If 1 is terrible and 5 is excellent, please rate your overall experience with StudentCo and this sitter: 5

Additional Comments:

As always was a pleasure to work with StudentCo.

Connor once again took excellent care of Teddy and left my house neat and tidy.

I look forward to working with StudentCo and Connor in 2019.

Best wishes to you all for a happy and safe festive season.

Date of Review: 11/14/2018 7:27:31 AM


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