StudentCo Pet Sitter Profile

If you like this profile, remember the name "Matthew S" and simply click here to tell us more about your pets and when you will need a sitter. StudentCo will let you know if this pet sitter is available (if not, you will be introduced to another, equally awesome, team member).

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: Matthew S

Area: Roodepoort (Little Falls)

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

Course of study: BCom (Accounting)

Approved StudentCo pet sitter since: November 2016

Experience with animals and own pets

I have had plenty of experience looking after animals and have always had animals in my life. Growing up, my family had a super friendly St Bernard called Sebastian and a sweet cat called Chelsea. I feel that they have all played a very important part in my life and have helped me become who I am today.

At home now, my family and I are lucky enough to share our lives with 2 amazing cats, a lovely female cat called Willow (9 years old) and my very loving male cat, Mackenzie (6 years old).. We don't just consider them as pets, but as family members as well. We got both cats from rescue shelters as I would rather adopt animals rather than buying them from a pet store, and I have volunteered at these rescue shelters as I just love spending time with animals.

I have also had experience in house sitting as I have looked after many friends and family houses as well as a few neighbors houses as well.

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StudentCo Pet Sitting procedure and veterinary emergency test

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

Feedback from References

S. Chapple - pet sitting

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:

Matthew has house sat for us on numerous occasions for a week or a weekend.

I have six cats, two dogs and a rabbit. Matthew has taken care of the animals exactly as I've requested and has been on the property for most of the time asked to house sit. The house is always left neat and tidy.

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

Additional notes: Matthew goes out of his way to complete tasks and requests while house sitting. I have found Matthew to be responsible and trustworthy!


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!

Visits with Jack and JJ (Jack Russell Terriers)

My name: S. Govender

Name of pet sitter: Matthew S

My pets (breeds and names): Jack and JJ (Jack Russell Terriers)

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 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: 1/2/2017 21:32

Stay-overs with Baby and Faith (cats). Buffy (cross)

My name: Angela Haworth

Name of pet sitter: Matthew S

My pets (breeds and names): Baby and Faith (cats). Buffy (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

Date of Review: 5/3/2017 6:29:46 AM

Stay-overs with Baby and Faith (cats), Georgia (Afrikanis)

My name: Angela Haworth

Name of pet sitter: Matthew S

My pets (breeds and names): Baby and Faith (cats), Georgia (Afrikanis)

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: 5/21/2018 8:28:20 PM


Some pictures of the pet children during pet sitting

Jack - with a snack!

Jack - with a snack!

Happy Jay-Jay

Happy Jay-Jay

 Feeding time

Feeding time