StudentCo Pet Sitter Profile

Name of sitter: Dale M

Area: Bryanston, Sandton

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

Course of study: BSC Physiotherapy

Approved StudentCo pet sitter since: April 2019


Experience with animals and own pets

Goodness! I wouldn’t know where to start!

I always tend to connect with animals on a deeper level, than I do with humans. Possibly because my nervous rambling can be eliminated from the equation… either way, the love I develop with any animal I meet, is immediate. I am usually the girl at the party, sitting in the corner playing and cuddling the cute and furry bundles of joy!

Besides having the honour of growing up with many dogs, and of course, let’s not forget the fishes! I have cared for a many variety of pets throughout my life, my brother excluded ;) From being a Science Monitor in School, saving plenty of Rats and Bats that fell ill and needed our help, to looking after and walking neighbour's pups, when needed.

At the moment, I am lucky enough to have four furry friends at home. All pavement specials!

The oldest is Scamp, he has quite a fiery personality, in comparison to his size. But was so patient when I used to put him in my pram, and walk with him around the garden when I was younger!

Next, we have the two bothers. Duff and Snoop. We heard about these handsome young fellows on one of the rescue pages we follow. Left abandoned and alone at a house, with their mommy. They are known for starting the tradition of the Grand National (racing in circles around the garden) promptly starting at 5 PM every Sunday. I hope to see you tuning in.

Lastly, we have our newcomer, Princess Leia. Only a few months old, she was found on the side of a highway, with no microchip or collar. No one seemed to be able to take her in so we gladly welcomed her to the family! Her nickname is 2-Stroke, as she is a very vocal puppy. And tends to groan with everything she does. It is by far one of the sweetest things I have ever seen!

I would absolutely adore getting to know and caring for your furry, feathery, scaly and or prickly children ;)


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:

They were neighbours who became family to us and our children and pets too. Dale’s ability to connect with animals and children is incredible. She has an incredible heart and personality. I’d trust my children with her.

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

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 have known Dale since she was a young girl. In recent years I was the principal at Charter College. The high school she went to. She was very studious, polite and friendly. Dale was a prefect in her Matric year in 2016. Dale is very responsible and loves pets. I highly recommend her to house sitting.

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.


Stay-overs with Seneca (Burmese Cat)

My name: Elizma Briers

Name of pet sitter: Dale M

My pets (breeds and names): Seneca (Burmese 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 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