StudentCo Pet Sitter Profile

Name of sitter: Makhotso M

Area: Chamdor, Krugersdorp and Wits Campus and Waverley, Johannesburg

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

I am currently: A first year BSc student at WITS

Approved StudentCo pet sitter since: September 2019


Experience with animals and own pets

Automatically I should have had 10 cats and a dog, my home would have been a "Pet shelter" but because of I have been a boarder almost all my life, at my previous school and also here at the university I had to leave my furbabies at home! Sadly, I am the only pet-lover at home so my furbabies were not looked after to the standard I would have ensured had I been at home. As the years passed, so did many of my pets and my heart was torn into pieces when my best-friend, Polinna, died.

My involvement with the SPCA on weekends allows me to meet with other furbabies who need my help, and most of all my love and kindness. I'm currently a BSc student studying towards being a Veterinarian Doctor to help both SPCA animals and my community animals who needs me.

I look forward playing with your furkids and looking after them with love and passion.


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 am Makhotso Mashoeshoe’s Chemistry Tutor.

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

Additional notes: I met Makhotso this year during her first year tutorials with me and she was always fond of animals. I one day had to rush to a Family Funeral and that is when I needed someone to take care of Smokey, my dog and I remembered her love and interests for animals. I then asked her kindly look after Smokey for the entire day until I came back. She gave him walks and fed him and honestly Smokey isn’t a fan of people but I could tell he loved Makhotso since he didn’t even want to go home. But we had to. I loved her services, I also have no doubt that I’d let her watch over my dog again.

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:

She is my mentee. I mentor her.

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 hardworking and a lovely gentle soul.

Reference 3

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:

She is part of the Sandton SPCA volunteer programme that I run.

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.


Visits with Zephyr and Kyro (Huskies)

My name: Simone

Name of pet sitter: Makhotso M

My pets (breeds and names): Zephyr and Kyro (Huskies)

Service used: Visits

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

Date of review: 12/17/2019 8:51

Visits with Bruce (Siamese cat)

My name: Marilyn Gerber

Name of pet sitter: Makhotso M

My pets (breeds and names): Bruce (Siamese cat)

Service used: Visits

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:

Makhotso was absolutely lovely!

She showed so much love and care towards my cat.

He was so happy and calm when I got back from my trip, and I could see he was so well looked after.

I got such cute photos of him and daily updates.

Knowing my animals are happy and safe makes my holiday even more enjoyable.

Thank you for the excellent service - I will definitely be using them again, and Makhotso who was just and angel!

Date of review: 12/30/2019 8:42