StudentCo Pet Sitter Profile

If you like this profile, remember the name "Michael R" 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: Michael R

Area: Centurion (Eldoraigne)

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

Course of study: LLB (Law)

Approved StudentCo pet sitter since: November 2016

Experience with animals and own pets

My name is Michael and I love animals!

I have enjoyed the company of all types of dogs, from pugs to Dobermans. I have also cared for parrots, buggies and snakes.

My dogs at home are 2 Labradors named Spuddy and Roxy. Food-time and bathtime are excellent bonding opportunities!

I believe that the relationship that dog owners have with their pets is a reflection on the personality of the owner.

My experience with pets has always been positive and I am proud of the fact that animals like me. Prior to joining StudentCo, I have also done pet sitting in my private capacity.

I believe that together with my love for pets and my commitment to their happiness I will be an great pet sitter to any kind of pets in any conditions!

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StudentCo Pet Sitting procedure and veterinary emergency test

Michael scored 98% in our test about proper pet sitting procedure and the recognition of common veterinary emergencies.

Feedback from References

R. Deacon - 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:

He was house sitting from time to time, watching our pets when we were on holiday.

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

Additional notes: He is a very real and pure person.

M. vd Merwe - Au pair work

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:

He worked as an au pair for my 5 year old brother. It was for about 2 years.

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

M. van Schalkwyk - 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:

Michael was our petsitter over December holidays - he looked after our two dogs, Amber and Rocco.

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 Skalla (Labrador), Simson and Sarah (Dachshunds)

My name: Lizette Abbott

Name of pet sitter: Michael R

My pets (breeds and names): Skalla (Labrador), Simson and Sarah (Dachshunds)

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: Sort of - I got updates, but they were not as detailed as I would have liked.

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: Not quite...

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: 5/16/2017 6:41:17 AM

Stay-overs with Skalla, Simson and Sarah

My name: Lizette Abbott

Name of pet sitter: Michael R

My pets (breeds and names): Skalla, Simson and Sarah

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: Not at all.

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

Additional Comments:

Thanks Michael!

Date of Review: 6/6/2017 7:01:21 PM

Stay-overs with Pluto, Venus, Astro (Dogs) and Nixon, Luna, Orion, Eclipse (Cats)

My name: Natalie Pretorius

Name of pet sitter: Michael R

My pets (breeds and names): Pluto, Venus, Astro (Dogs) and Nixon, Luna, Orion, Eclipse (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!

If 1 is terrible and 5 is excellent, please rate your overall experience with StudentCo and this sitter: 5

Additional Comments:

We were truely happy with Micheal watching over our Furry kids.

We will glady make use of him again in the future.

We know our 7 brats are a handful, from giving attention and feeding them, having to watch them all eat so they don't "steal" each others food, more Pluto than any of the others, and then still having to give some of them medicine.

He did an exceptional job!

Date of Review: 6/21/2017 7:52:21 PM

Stay-overs with Soutie, Pepper and Bullet (cats)

My name: Liza Steyn

Name of pet sitter: Michael R

My pets (breeds and names): Soutie, Pepper and Bullet (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!

If 1 is terrible and 5 is excellent, please rate your overall experience with StudentCo and this sitter: 5

Additional Comments:

Will recommend and make use of your services again.

Date of Review: 10/5/2017 8:40:14 AM

Stay-overs with Skalla and co

My name: Lizette Abbott

Name of pet sitter: Michael R

My pets (breeds and names): Skalla and co

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: Not at all.

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

Additional Comments:

I have not expected updates!

Very happy!

Date of Review: 9/13/2017 12:16:50 PM

Stay-overs with Abbey (Golden Retriever) and Mojo (Labrador)

My name: Irene de Oliveira

Name of pet sitter: Michael D

My pets (breeds and names): Caine (Boerbol), JB (German Shepherd cross), Fudge (Swiss Shepherd), Luna (Weinermer) and Dog (Yorkie)

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: 11/30/2017 4:52:27 AM

Stay-overs with Levi (Golden Reteiever), Diesel(Labrador) and Rambo (Yorkie)

My name: Lorinda Swart

Name of pet sitter: Michael R

My pets (breeds and names): Levi (Golden Reteiever), Diesel(Labrador) and Rambo (Yorkie)

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: 4

Date of Review: 5/3/2018 4:06:18 AM


Some pictures of the pet children during pet sitting

Survivor

Survivor

Buksie

Buksie

Simson & Sarah

Simson & Sarah

 Silalla

Silalla

Pluto and Astro

Pluto and Astro

Sikalla

Sikalla

 Samson and Sarag

Samson and Sarag

Pluto and Venus

Pluto and Venus

Nixon

Nixon

Lunar

Lunar

 Sweet pup

Sweet pup

Simson and Sarah

Simson and Sarah

Sihalla

Sihalla

Duke

Duke

 Chiva

Chiva

 2Pac

2Pac

Mojo

Mojo

 Nikshe

Nikshe

Klonkie

Klonkie

Abbey

Abbey

Nikshe

Nikshe

Mojo and Abbey

Mojo and Abbey

Mojo and Abbey

Mojo and Abbey

Klonkie

Klonkie