StudentCo Pet Sitter Profile

If you like this profile, remember the name "Morgen D" 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: Morgen D

Area: Mondeor (Johannesburg South)

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

Course of study: Diploma in Audio Technology

Approved StudentCo pet sitter since: October 2018

Experience with animals and own pets

Hi, I am Morgen. I love animals and always have, as I've grown up in a family of animal and nature lovers. When I was younger, we had two big German Shepherds named Titan and IO. Since I was still quite young when we had them, I didn't take care of them very much, but they did teach me to love animals and how to look after pets.

As I grew older, we adopted more and more dogs and now taking care of them has become more my responsibility. We have had about ten dogs over the years, but right now we have three named Venus, Noodle and Max. I have feeding and grooming duties and I always play with my dogs and give them lots of love. We also take our dogs for walks as a family. I love my dogs so much and would never want to live in a life without animals.

My Dachshund, Noodle, is about ten years old now. In 2015, he slipped a disc in his spine and needed surgery. After the surgery, the odds of him being able to fully recover and walk again were slim. My sister and I had to give him physiotherapy every morning before school and every night when we got home to try and get him to use his back legs again. After lots of physio, he eventually started walking again and we took him on lots of walks to help strengthen his back. He hasn't had any more back problems since, even though we have had puppies since then who have played roughly with him.

My household has never had any cats, as my mom is allergic, but I do love them as well and I have pet sat cats before. I have also had fish as pets since I was around eight years old. I started off with some goldfish and they were fully my responsibility, as their tank was in my room and they were my pets. I fed them, cleaned their cage and still do to this day. We have even had our fish healthy enough to reproduce and so we had little fish swimming around the tank for a while.

My family loves animals and we go to the Kruger Park every year to see them. We've also gone camping out in the open before where we had to have hourly shifts to watch out for animals, like lions, while everyone was sleeping. I love animals and love to look after them. I have had experience in pet sitting and I will take good care of any pet for you.

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StudentCo Pet Sitting procedure and veterinary emergency test

Morgen 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:

I know Morgen through her parents - we are fellow Rotarians. Morgen has looked after my house when I’ve gone overseas and part of her stay meant that she had to watch over my six dogs. She ensured that the dogs were fed, groomed and happy. Morgen is the most reliable young lady.

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:

I was her and her mom’s dance teacher for a few years.

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