StudentCo Pet Sitter Profile

Name of sitter: Micaela G

Area: Atlasville, Boksburg, Hatfield, Pretoria Central and Old East

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

I am currently: a 2nd year BSc Physics student at University of Pretoria

Approved StudentCo pet sitter since: December 2019


Experience with animals and own pets

“An animal’s eyes have the power to speak a great language.” - Martin Buber.

I have such a massive love for every kind of animal that this planet has been blessed with! I have looked after many pets at home - including dogs, bunnies, cats, fish and birds. I currently have a Jack Russel named Nunu, who is the apple of my eye!

I have also been asked to look after dogs of family and friends, which I absolutely love doing! In the past, I have volunteered at the local SPCA, and still enjoy doing this when I can. Any opportunity I get to love a furkid, I take with open arms :)

I can't wait to meet your furkids and get to love them wholeheartedly!


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 have known Micaela since she was a small girl through family. She took care of my step-son during school holidays for us initially as she was building hours to au pair overseas and also was part of the managing team at his youth at the church when he was in primary school. She would also help us out when we went away to look after our 3 dogs, Sandy, Milo and Daisy.

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

Additional notes: Micaela has a gentle nature with animals. She is a big animal lover and treats your pets with love and care. Any body would be lucky to have her care for their pets while they are away. You can be sure they are in good hands.

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 Micaela for many years. She attended a kids program and in later years became a regular member of the youth program at my church. 

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

Additional notes: Micaela loves her dog and I'm sure she would look after any other dog as her own. She is mature and responsible.


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 Abby and Katie (Scottish Terriers)

My name: Judy

Name of pet sitter: Micaela G

My pets (breeds and names): Abby and Katie (Scottish Terriers)

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: Not quite...

My particular instructions were followed to a T: Not quite...

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: 2

Additional Comments:

Sorry for taking so long to write this review. I really had to think hard on this one... especially since we had some issues with the previous petsitter.

Micaela seems like a wonderful and trustworthy person, but we had a misunderstanding about having guests over. We did take the matter up with her but felt it was necessary to mention in the reveiw. I won't go into the details unless it is requred.

I only received an update from Micaela Saturday after I enquired whether everything was still ok at 18:45, though she had been home all day.

I don't think this is the type of service she normally gives - and this is a strange time.

We wouldn't be against having her over again if our regular sitter is not available in future.

Date of review: 3/26/2020 5:49

Note from StudentCo:

We thank Judy for this feedback. The issue was immediately addressed, with both pet parent and pet sitter contacted. Thank you for helping us improve our service!