StudentCo Pet Sitter Profile

If you like this profile, remember the name "Michelle S" 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: Michelle S

Area: Valhalla (Centurion)

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

Course of study: Hairdressing

Approved StudentCo pet sitter since: October 2018

Experience with animals and own pets

I am the lucky and happy mom of two beautiful dogs! Zena, a 5-year-old female German Shepard crossed Rottweiler and Zues, a 3-year-old male Boxador. They are a handful, but I wouldn’t have it any other way! Zena is such an old lady and loves having her coat brushed. Zues is a crazy, clumsy pup whose best friend is his tyre. He doesn’t like balls - only HIS tyre!

Before them, I had many cats, hamsters and a bird as pets. Zena and Zues are my first dogs and I couldn’t imagine life without them. I don’t know how we survived before we got them. They are truly my furkids! Since I was small, all I wanted to do was volunteer at shelters and SPCA’s but I was always turned away because I was too young. About a year ago, I found a shelter that caught my eye and soon caught my heart, and kept it. Pretoria Dog Rescue is a no kill shelter situated close to my house.

They gave me the opportunity to foster seven 4-week-old puppies that were found in bushes and rescued by the shelter manager. Fostering and volunteering has equipped me with all the experience I could need to look after and care for animals. It has taught me so much about myself and made me realize that I don’t just love animals, but that I have a passion for them. I’m so excited to be a part of the StudentCo family and share all the love I have to offer!

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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 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 babysitting our son, who’s turning 3 in a few weeks. She’s absolutely amazing with our son and is very trustworthy. I feel at ease when she takes care of my son and I trust her with my life. She is very good with my three dogs as well, and I can see she absolutely loves animals. She will be the first person I ask to pet sit and look after my house when I go away!

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

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:

Michelle has been working for me for the past two years. From salon work, to babysitting my 5-year-old twins and 7-year-old boy, to looking after my four doggies. She is a sweetheart with a beautiful soul.

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

Additional notes:

She would be the perfect candidate for anyone. She always does more than what is expected of her.

Reference 3

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:

She is dedicated towards the well-being of animals and is a great care giver!

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