StudentCo Pet Sitter Profile

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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: Michaela E.

Area: Edenvale and Sandton (Benmore Gardens)

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

Course of study: Interior Design

Approved StudentCo pet sitter since: September 2016

Experience with animals and own pets

My home consists of 5 female felines, 1 short legged Foxy, an endless amount of freshwater fish and a very enthusiastic Bearded Dragon, known as Nirvana.

Siron, the youngest of our friendly felines, was rescued off the highway at 3 weeks old. Sabre, the second youngest, was taken in after a head injury at 2 weeks old and nursed back to health. She's now 6 years old and as fit as a fiddle! And our remaining 3 older ladies all made themselves at home by walking in one day.

Our one and only dog has been part of our family since he was a very young puppy.

I love all my little creatures like they were my own kids and would do anything to ensure their wellbeing and safety. My parents grew up rescuing litters off the streets and took them in as their own.

I have also been involved as a volunteer for International Primate Rescue.

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StudentCo Pet Sitting procedure and veterinary emergency test

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

Feedback from References

C. Faux - Paragon Architect Company

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:

Michaela aided me in the preparation and delivery of our company's year end function, as well as helping me with the company's corporate gifts for our clients. I found her to be very willing and able. She was focused on the task at hand and was a great help.

The year end functions are quite spectacular events and everything is created by hand from invites to the decor. Her organizational skills were also very welcome.

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 Charlston (Boston Terrier) Cody (Cross Shar Pei)

My name: R. Phillips

Name of pet sitter: Michaela E

My pets (breeds and names): Charlston (Boston Terrier) Cody (Cross Shar Pei)

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: 1/10/2017 7:58:13 PM

Visits with Bella and Playa (Dachshunds)

My name: S. Juchau

Name of pet sitter: Michaela E

My pets (breeds and names): Bella and Playa (Dachshunds)

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: 1/9/2017 8:43:27 AM

Stay-overs with Duke (Hungarian Vizsla) and Cassius (Burmese)

My name: Alex Kirkpatrick

Name of pet sitter: Michaela E

My pets (breeds and names): Duke (Hungarian Vizsla) and Cassius (Burmese)

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: 4/18/2017 6:11:08 PM

Stay-overs with Sheena, Shay, Nola & KT

My name: Chris-Zelda Gouws

Name of pet sitter: Michaela E

My pets (breeds and names): Sheena, Shay, Nola & KT

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:

Thank you!

Date of Review: 5/2/2017 3:43:03 PM

Visits with Toffee and Chewy

My name: Larise

Name of pet sitter: Michaela E

My pets (breeds and names): Toffee and Chewy

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: 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: 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

Additional Comments:

Our dogs were happy when we returned home.

Thank you Michaela.

Date of Review: 5/2/2017 12:15:50 PM

Stay-overs with Pegs the Poodle cross and Blazer the Peke

My name: Melinda

Name of pet sitter: Michaela E

My pets (breeds and names): Pegs the Poodle cross and Blazer the Peke

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: 5/5/2017 7:20:45 AM

Visits with Mia & Lucy (Beagles)

My name: Sunel Odendaal

Name of pet sitter: Michaela E

My pets (breeds and names): Mia & Lucy (Beagles)

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: 6/8/2017 5:16:33 PM

Stay-overs with Dusty (Jack Russell) and Peter Pan (Cross Miniature Pinscher)

My name: Nicole Mac Callum

Name of pet sitter: Michaela E

My pets (breeds and names): Dusty (Jack Russell) and Peter Pan (Cross Miniature Pinscher)

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:

Michaela sent regular updates and photos of the dogs.

The most important issue for me was as Peter Pan is diabetic and needs insulin injections twice per day, was that Michaela could stick to the time schedule and inject Peter Pan.

Michaela was fantastic and managed the injections with ease.

I could see from the photos, videos and when we got home that the dogs were very comfortable with Michaela and they were very happy and settled.

I would definitely request Michaela to sit for us.

Thank you.

Date of Review: 6/8/2017 11:08:26 AM

Stay-overs with Pegs (Maltese cross) Blazer (Peek)

My name: Melinda Sincock

Name of pet sitter: Michaela E

My pets (breeds and names): Pegs (Maltese cross) Blazer (Peek)

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: 7/26/2017 4:30:09 PM

Stay-overs with Kilo (Jack Russell Terrier), Max (Mix Breed)

My name: Charne Jacobs

Name of pet sitter: Michaela E

My pets (breeds and names): Kilo (Jack Russell Terrier), Max (Mix 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!

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

Additional Comments:

Thank you once again for taking such good care of our furrkids.

It is always a pleasure dealing with your team.

Date of Review: 7/19/2017 5:46:12 AM

Stay-overs with

My name: Anastasia Borsei

Name of pet sitter: Michaela E

My pets (breeds and names):

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: 7/5/2017 6:58:54 AM

Stay-overs with Captain (mixed-breed Terrier), Sprocket (Basset), Breezer and Foxy

My name: Kirsten Zellmer

Name of pet sitter: Michaela E

My pets (breeds and names): Captain (mixed-breed Terrier), Sprocket (Basset), Breezer and Foxy

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:

Michaela's attentiveness to every last detail ensured absolute peace-of-mind whilst I was away.

Date of Review: 8/16/2017 7:18:53 AM

Stay-overs with Snoop, Scamp and Duff (mixed breed dogs), and Squid (rat)

My name: Laurel McBirnie

Name of pet sitter: Michaela E

My pets (breeds and names): Snoop, Scamp and Duff (mixed breed dogs), and Squid (rat)

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:

This is the second time we've used StudentCo and were not disappointed.

The service is amazing, Michaela (our sitter) was lovely and friendly, and she loved our animals in our absence.

What a pleasure and thank you!

I acknowledge that this review is true and accurate and hereby consent to its unlimited use and publication for marketing and other means.

Date of Review: 9/8/2017 6:01:35 AM

Visits with Mia and Lucy

My name: Sunel Roux

Name of pet sitter: Michaela E

My pets (breeds and names): Mia and Lucy

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: 9/14/2017 12:01:05 PM

Stay-overs with Peanut (Labrador mix) and Gizmo (Staffie mix)

My name: Taryn de Beer

Name of pet sitter: Michaela E

My pets (breeds and names): Peanut (Labrador mix) and Gizmo (Staffie mix)

Service used: Stay-overs

My pet sitter was well-presented and well-spoken during the meet-and-greet - I immediately felt comfortable: Not quite.

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: 11/14/2017 7:00:54 PM

Stay-overs with Scooby and Bella (Yorkies)

My name: Noelene Hovelmeier

Name of pet sitter: Michaela E

My pets (breeds and names): Scooby and Bella (Yorkies)

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:

Michaela is an excellent and trusted petsitter and we could enjoy our holiday knowing our fur babies are well looked after.

Date of Review: 1/10/2018 4:27:10 PM

Visits with Snoop, Duff, Scamp and assorted fish

My name: Laurel McBirnie

Name of pet sitter: Michaela E

My pets (breeds and names): Snoop, Duff, Scamp and assorted fish

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

Additional Comments:

As always, Michaela was wonderful!

She was on time, took charge of the duties we requested of her, and updated us when she left the house.

Thanks Michaela!

Date of Review: 1/8/2018 12:49:22 PM

Stay-overs with Peanut (Labrador cross) and Gizmo (Staffie cross)

My name: Taryn Walton

Name of pet sitter: Michaela E

My pets (breeds and names): Peanut (Labrador cross) and Gizmo (Staffie 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!

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: 8/21/2018 3:00:12 PM


Some pictures of the pet children during pet sitting

 Charlie, blissfully asleep

Charlie, blissfully asleep

Charlie and Cody

Charlie and Cody

Tricks and treats

Tricks and treats

Kisses!

Kisses!

 Duke

Duke

Cassius

Cassius

 Chewy & Toffee

Chewy & Toffee

Zara

Zara

Playing with Dusty

Playing with Dusty

Phoebe

Phoebe

 Peter Pan

Peter Pan

 Kitty snuggles

Kitty snuggles

Dusty

Dusty

Coco

Coco

Sweet pup

Sweet pup

Squidy

Squidy

Snoopy and Duff

Snoopy and Duff

Shaggy pup

Shaggy pup

Scampy

Scampy

Grumpy cat

Grumpy cat