StudentCo Pet Sitter Profile

If you like this profile, remember the name "Melissa C" 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: Melissa C

Area: Fearie Glen (Pretoria)

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

Course of study: Architecture

Approved StudentCo pet sitter since: March 2018

Experience with animals and own pets

I have been blessed with amazing pets throughout my life. I'm always my friends’ go-to pet sitter when they go away because of my love for animals!

I’m the lucky pet parent of 3 cats (Zoe, Tiger and Molly) and a Siamese fighter fish (Winston).

My pets are my best friends and stress relievers.

I have a passion for animals of all shapes and forms!

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StudentCo Pet Sitting procedure and veterinary emergency test

Melissa passed our test about proper pet sitting procedure and the recognition of common veterinary emergencies. This means that she scored at least 80%. Please do feel free to ask for any team member’s individual test score.

Feedback from References

Reference 1

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:

She studies with my sister and loves cats. She looked after my Cat milkshakes over the Dec. holidays. She is very reliable and mature.

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 Poncho and Savanna (beagles) and Shifo (cat)

My name: Jean-Doré Plessis

Name of pet sitter: Melissa C

My pets (breeds and names): Poncho and Savanna (beagles) and Shifo (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:

Visits with Mickey and Cuppachino (cats)

My name: Anita Kolbe

Name of pet sitter: Melissa C

My pets (breeds and names): Mickey and Cuppachino (cats)

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!

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:

Melissa truly was a stunning pet sitter.

My cats usually take a few days to warm up to new people.

Melissa cuddled with them from the first day.

It was lovely to look forward to the feedback she gave twice a day.

She sent lovely photos of the two cats enjoying her attention.

They were very happy and well looked after.

I will definitely use Melissa again in the future.

She is very good with animals.

Date of Review: 6/12/2018 12:09:14 PM

Stay-overs with Birmingham (English Bulldog) and Daisy (Mixed breed)

My name: Amelia Barnard

Name of pet sitter: Melissa C

My pets (breeds and names): Birmingham (English Bulldog) and Daisy (Mixed breed)

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:

Melissa is absolutely great!

She took great care of our fur babies and our house.

Thanks StudentCo and Melissa, we'll definitely make use of your services again.

Date of Review: 7/31/2018 4:06:16 PM

Stay-overs with 2 cats

My name: Petra van Basten

Name of pet sitter: Melissa C

My pets (breeds and names): 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!

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:

Visits with Mickey and Cuppachino (cats)

My name: Anita Kolbe

Name of pet sitter: Melissa C

My pets (breeds and names): Mickey and Cuppachino (cats)

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:

Melissa has the best personality and gets along great with my cats, who are generally relatively shy around people!!

Date of Review: 11/14/2018 5:03:12 AM