StudentCo Pet Sitter Profile

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Name of sitter: Michelle P

Area: Garsfontein (Pretoria)

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

Course of study: BSc Physiology,Genetics and Psychology.

Approved StudentCo pet sitter since: August 2017

Experience with animals and own pets

At the moment we have 4 Miniature Schnauzers, one African Grey ( since 2006) and a tropical fish tank. Two of the four schnauzers share my bed with me at night and cuddles in the winter is our favourite thing to do, they are also my study companions and love being played with.

I grew up with a larger dogs (Doberman) around the house and we also had a cat, but as time went along my sister got her Miniature Schnauzer and well - we couldn't stop at only one!

I love animals and birds and even though I have never owned a reptile I like them as well. I thought of becoming a vet and shadowed a few surgeries at the local vet clinic. I am totally against animal cruelty and poaching of any kind. I have gained previous experience by looking after the neighbours’ dog and African grey.

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StudentCo Pet Sitting procedure and veterinary emergency test

Michelle 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:

Michelle is my cousin, but I am 23 years older than her. I have my own children and pets. Michelle is very good with my children and pets, not to mention her passion for their own dogs, fish and parrot. I will trust her with my kids and my pets and my house. She is hard working and very friendly.

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

Additional notes: She has her own car and she has great and involved parents.

Reference 2

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:

I have know her for many years, her sister and I are good friends.

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

Additional notes: As I am also a petsitter with StudentCo, I recommended Michelle to apply to be one as I believe she has all the qualities you are looking for.

Reference 3

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:

Michelle has been our neighbour for over 10 years. She has looked after our dogs and our African Grey. African Greys are very emotional birds and there is no one I trust more than her to look after him.

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.

Stay-overs with Watson (Mini schnauzer) and Scylla (Staffie)

My name: Michelle Meyer

Name of pet sitter: Michelle P

My pets (breeds and names): Watson (Mini schnauzer) and Scylla (Staffie)

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: 9/12/2018 2:09:11 PM