StudentCo Pet Sitter Profile

Name of sitter: Michael C

Area: Darrenwood, Randburg, Cresta, Randburg

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

I am currently: Studying Hospitality Management at TGG

Approved StudentCo pet sitter since: October 2019


Experience with animals and own pets

Pets help to comfort us and provide us with a sense of purpose.

They have been there for me from day one and will be there to the very end. As a child I helped to take care of 5 Dogs, 2 Cats, an aviary stocked with Doves, Budgies,Finches, and Quails, while the ground floor housed about half a dozen bunnies. It was tons of fun growing up amid such a colourful zoo!

Currently, I care for three of the most amazing doggies. Sammy, the Border Collie cross who loves barking at birds and bees and is the Alpha. Buttons, the miniature Doberman pinscher/Jack-Russel cross is either sitting on my lap or zooming around the garden with her best friend Daisy. Daisy, the pitbull terrier cross, is the newest member of our pack. We adopted her as a puppy after someone decided they don't have the space for her. Shortly afterwards we rushed her to the Vet. After spending a little over a month nursing her back to health she had fully recovered from the Parvo Virus. Today she is the happiest and most loving dog.

I love taking care of furkids, featherkids and scaly kids. I hope to meet yours soon!


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:

Michael has worked in the coffee shop at Rosebank Union Church since August 2016. He is reliable, trustworthy, capable, efficient, friendly and always willing to do whatever is asked of him. He has often run the coffee shop on his own when I (the manager) was not available. Michael handles large amounts of cash with complete honesty, he takes initiative, is very popular with our customers and staff alike, is always courteous, friendly and respectful. I would well recommend this patient, friendly, hardworking young man for a position.

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

Additional notes: He is really the ideal candidate. If we didn't have a domestic lady who looked after our house and pets when we are away, Michael would be the first one I would ask.


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 Sasha, Zara, Gemma and lots of fish

My name: Julia

Name of pet sitter: Michael C

My pets (breeds and names): Sasha, Zara, Gemma and lots of fish

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: 4

Date of review: 11/19/2019 9:46

Stay-overs with Coco (Great Dane); Higgins (Doberman); Ruby (Scottie); Floki (Mixed breed); Yoda, Tazem and Chloe (Cats)

My name: Thea van der Merwe

Name of pet sitter: Michael C

My pets (breeds and names): Coco (Great Dane); Higgins (Doberman); Ruby (Scottie); Floki (Mixed breed); Yoda, Tazem and Chloe (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 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: 4

Additional Comments: Thank you for sorting out my sitter at such short notice - your assistance and understanding are greatly appreciated.

Date of review: 12/30/2019 9:06

Visits with Many

My name: Christina

Name of pet sitter: Michael C

My pets (breeds and names): Many

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: 4

Date of review: 12/20/2019 12:17