StudentCo Pet Sitter Profile

Name of sitter: Sean M

Area: Bryanston (Sandton)

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

Course of study: BCAD - Bachelor of Computer and Information Technology in Application Development

Approved StudentCo pet sitter since: October 2018


Experience with animals and own pets

I am blessed to have two beautiful dogs and two stunning cats. Chloe, an 8-year-old unknown mixed breed, suspected to be a mixture between a Chihuahua and a Jack Russell. Jesse, a 15-year-old Miniature Doberman. Kirby a 4-year-old Tortoise Shell Calico. Lastly, Emi, a 3 year old mixture of white and black.

Chloe is a rescue dog who used to be very scared of people and ran away whenever she saw a person. She is now one of the friendliest dogs I have ever met. Chloe and I are best friends. When I’m at home, we do everything together!

All of our pets are free to roam the house as they please and socialize with everyone in the house. Sometimes I play with them and other times I cuddle up watch a movie with them and the rest of the family.

Growing up was quite an experience for me, as I am a crazy animal lover, no matter what the species! I have had three rats named Scurry, Sniffles and Po, a bunny named Bun Bun, a tortoise named Burger, that my parent saved from a street merchant, a small corn snake, a Chaco Gold Knee Tarantula and many different types of fresh water and marine fish. I have experience in house sitting for family friends and other families that my friends have recommended me to. I get along with animals very well, no matter the size or species!


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 have been fortunate enough to treat Sean since he was 12, and in turn have also gotten to know his family, as they are also patients of mine. For the past 3 and a half years, I have also employed Sean to sit at our front desk on weekends and late evenings.

This role was significant in that he had to interact with patients and run the practice whilst we were busy. Sean was a valuable member of the team and we could always rely on him to help out where he could, if our usual staff were not able to fulfil their duties.

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:

My friend suggested him as a possible pet sitter when we were away for a week. My dog has epilepsy and I preferred to have someone staying with him at home where he is familiar and comfortable, especially if he did have a seizure. He also took care of my fish for me whilst I was away that week.

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.


Visits with Lulu (Basset)  and Roxy (mixed breed)

My name: Taryn Wilson

Name of pet sitter: Sean M

My pets (breeds and names): Lulu (Basset) and Roxy (mixed breed)

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 were 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: 1/7/2019 7:21:18 AM

Visits with Kiki (Birman cat) and Kingsley (cat)

My name: Kim Searle

Name of pet sitter: Sean M

My pets (breeds and names): Kiki (Birman cat) and Kingsley (cat)

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 were 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: 1/4/2019 3:51:13 AM

Visits with Midge and Thula

My name: Lateefah Joseph

Name of pet sitter: Sean M

My pets (breeds and names): Midge and Thula

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 were 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: 4

Date of Review: 2/12/2019 5:29:52 PM

Visits with Midge and Thula

My name: Lateefah Joseph

Name of pet sitter: Sean M

My pets (breeds and names): Midge and Thula

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 were 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

Visits with Aria (Lilac Tortie Point) and Aurora (German Shepherd)

My name: Liezl van Rensburg

Name of pet sitter: Sean M

My pets (breeds and names): Aria (Lilac Tortie Point) and Aurora (German Shepherd)

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 were 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