Pet Parent Testimonials

Established in 2008, StudentCo has had the pleasure of caring for thousands of families’ beloved furkids.

Below, a small selection of Pet Parent feedback as received between 2015 and 2019. For detailed reviews, please have a browse through our Pet Sitter Profiles or have a look at our Facebook page.


“I was absolutely thrilled with the service we received from Morgan. Her primary function was to look after our 15-year-old Jack Russell who is partially blind and has dementia. Morgan performed her long list of daily instructions to perfection. I would happily recommend her services.”

Pet Parent Glynis about pet sitter Morgan K, May 2015

“Ancke has a lovely disposition and is very polite. Although young and small she handled my Rotti confidently and easily. I got updates and pictures every day and was able to feel at ease and enjoy my getaway. I would definitely use Ancke again when I go on holiday as I think Ziggy-zoo is now comfortable with her too. Thank you to StudentCo for their professionalism both from the office and the sitter.”

Pet Parent Petalyn about pet sitter Ancke P, June 2015

“I would like to make a special mention of our pet sitter Engela. Although our holiday plans and home situation changed more than a few times, Engela was more than willing to accommodate us and go with the changes. She remained friendly and helpful with every new phone call or message where we had to make alternative arrangements. Thanks a million!”

Pet Parent Erica about pet sitter Engela E, July 2015

“Thank you to Johan for taking such good care of our babies, they were very well looked after and spoiled, it's as if we were never gone! Thank you to StudentCo as well for always responding quickly and for always being willing to assist us, great service from you guys.”

Pet Parent Heidi about pet sitter Johan R, September 2015


“Klara het haar uitstekend gekwyt van haar taak oor die lang periode wat sy in beheer was van Saatchi, die huis, tuin en werkers. Ons is baie tevrede met die diens wat sy gelewer het. Sy het inisiatief, is innemend en betroubaar.”

Pet Parent Vera about pet sitter Klara V, October 2015

“Danielle exceeded all my expectations! I was more than happy with how she treated my kiddies, how she left the house, how she kept me up to date at all times and her overall demeanour and communication. I would recommend her to anyone and would love to make use of her services again since my kids enjoyed her so much and since no one else could give me the peace of mind that she did. Regards Erica.”

Pet Parent Erica about pet sitter Danielle V, December 2015

“It is the first time we've used the service. The booking process was quick and painless. It is the first time we've left our puppies for such a long period - they were calm and happy when we returned, we will definitely use the service again.”

Pet Parent Chenee about pet sitter Chantel, January 2016

“I left going on holiday with no reservations as to what was happening at home and completely at ease. It was nice getting updates of the kids at home and to see how happy they looked. Liam was an absolute pleasure to deal and communicate with. He was organized and from our conversations I knew if there was a problem that he would be capable of handling it. Thank you again and I definitely will be using your services again and recommending it to anyone who asks.”

Pet Parent Ruth about pet sitter Liam O, March 2016


“We were very reluctant in using a pet sitter services as you always worry when strangers are in your house and how your pets will react. We decided to take a chance and see how it works out as its very stressful for animals taking them out of their space to live in a kennel or with other people. Our Pet Sitter Jeanne was absolutely amazing, and our animals absolutely loved her. I will definitely recommend this service as its trustworthy and affordable and you have no worries at all when you are on a business trip or on holiday.”

Pet Parent Francois about pet sitter Jeanne L, May 2016

“This is the second time that Danielle stayed over to look after our kiddies and we are even happier than before! She keeps us so well informed of what's going on at home (and thus keeps my nerves at bay)! She's always on time, communicates politely and expresses so much care and affection for our kiddies. I never have anything to worry about if Camou, Lalae and Steffie are in Danielle's care!”

Pet Parent Erica about pet sitter Danielle V, June 2016

“Thanks, StudentCo - this provides such a great alternative for using a kennel and as my dog is always traumatised following a kennel stay, we kept holidays to an absolute minimum. StudentCo provides peace of mind and we will absolutely use the service again.”

Pet Parent Natasha about pet sitter Courtney M, October 2016

“My English Bulldog girl, Brooklyn, fell ill the night before I had to leave and I asked Simone to please keep an extra eye on her. She did a fantastic job, even feeding her chicken by hand and when I got back the next day she looked so much better. All three looked very relaxed upon my return and I feel so relieved that I've found an alternative to a family member coming to stay with my dogs. Thank you very much!”

Pet Parent Maryke about pet sitter Simone G, November 2016


“This company has completely changed my life! And my darling fur-babies lives! I took them to a kennel once in their life and never again. All the sitters are fantastic but I have to give a special mention to Kayleigh. She is one of the most kind, caring and loving people I have met and I couldn't think of someone more perfect to look after my two most precious souls when I travel! I was overseas for a month and under the care of Kayleigh, I didn't have a worry in the world! Even when the baby and her mom got into a cat fight with another cat in the complex, Kayleigh managed the situation calmly, maturely and with such heart! Taking them to the vet, I was calm even though I was thousands of miles away, all because I knew they were in the best hands. Kayleigh has the biggest heart and it shows in her attention to detail and incredible caring updates about the babies which make me smile and my heart burst. Kayleigh, can Sweets, Khaleesi and I adopt you?? Thank you!!!”

Pet Parent Donna-Lee about pet sitter Kayleigh M, February 2017

“Janeska was such a star with her first stay-over at our house. We were quite nervous because this was the first time we had to leave our four-legged kids at home with a pet sitter. But from the very first meeting with Janeska we immediately felt at ease and knew we were leaving our babies in the best of care. She handled everything so well and she even managed to befriend our nervous cat Jack. Our pets were well looked after; we got our daily reports and we came home to a happy bunch and a very neat & tidy house. Janeska, you really are a star and we are so thankful towards you and StudentCo for this amazing service. THANK YOU SO MUCH!”

Pet Parent Marie about pet sitter Janeska, March 2017

“Initially I was a bit apprehensive to use a “stranger” to look after my kiddies. I am probably the most full of nonsense person when it comes to my little fur balls. Upon our first meeting with Nicci, both my husband and I felt very comfortable with her. Usually when we go away I always worry about my little fur balls, but with Nicci there, I felt very comfortable. The fur balls seemed to love Nicci. When we go away both Astro and Nixon would not eat for the first two or three days, and when Nicci was looking after them, they had no issues licking their plates clean. Nixon our oldest cat is also very “stand offish” with people in general, we even get his attitude from time to time. I was so surprised when Nicci told me that she was playing with Nixon. This has never happened before. It was very clear to me that our fur kids didn’t even notice we were away on holiday as they were having the time of their lives with Nicci in the house. I would recommend Nicci and StudentCo to anyone else without hesitation.”

Pet Parent Natalie about pet sitter Nicci L, May 2017

“Johann was an amazing pet sitter! On the first day of his visit, he found our Italian Greyhound had injured herself during the day. Johann took her to the vet immediately. We were on the airplane and unfortunately, he could not reach us during that time, and actually paid for the vet himself, which we reimbursed later that evening. Johann looked after her so well even after her accident, which meant that we could continue our holiday without worrying about Poppy. I don't know what we would have done if we did not have someone as amazing as Johann looking after our pets over the weekend. It is such a comfort to know that they are well looked after and to get regular updates. I always recommend StudentCo to all our friends and family as this was our second great experience with your petsitters. I hope this short review is able to highlight how impressed we were with Johann.”

Pet Parent Esje about pet sitter Johann D, August 2017


“I can’t thank you enough for the wonderful care of Bob and Pepper while we were away. Knowing that our dogs were so well cared for each and every day allowed us to really relax and not worry about them while we were away. Thanks a million. Jessica is an amazing sitter, and from the way they lovingly plopped themselves onto her lap to cuddle and show their affection, I can tell that they were pampered and spoiled too! I will be recommending your services and in particular Jessica to all of our friends and family who have animals.”

Pet Parent Kirsty about pet sitter Jessica A, October 2017

“Connor went above and beyond looking after my 2 dogs (who are high maintenance). He didn’t just make sure their basic needs were met, he actually got to know them and their unique personalities which shows how much time he actually spent with them. The messages I got while I was away showed me this and gave me a huge level of comfort.”

Pet Parent Kathleen about pet sitter Connor M, December 2017

“FIVE STAR SERVICE from the time I contacted the company to the day Tanith my pet sitter left. My boisterous young Pitty, Ben, was walked daily and my pets were so happy. Tanith was the best pet sitter I have ever had, and I came home to a beautiful clean home.”

Pet Parent Debbie about pet sitter Tanith H, January 2018

“Zoe stayed over to look after my cat, Kiki. She is hands down the best pet sitter I have used to date - she has excellent communication skills and kept me up to date with pictures and feedback regarding my kitty. I could also tell how happy and content Kiki was, which made me extremely at ease when I was away for 2 weeks. I highly recommend Zoe and would like to use her again in the future. Thank you!”

Pet Parent Kim about pet sitter Zoe K, April 2018


“Once again, I cannot sing enough praises for the overall service I received, but Nik is phenomenal!!!!! Not only do my girls get super excited when they see him, they are instantly comfortable which makes this crazy human mom calm down too and able to enjoy a holiday knowing that it's just one big sleep over with uncle Nik back home. My girls are always happy on my return, they are well looked after, and Nik is great at keeping up the daily routine and discipline.”

Pet Parent Stacey, about pet sitter Nikolas S, July 2018

“Lize was once again outstanding! Our dogs received their daily walks and, on the weekend, they got to do their favourite 'veld' stap every day! Lize did so much effort for them. We are so grateful to have the peace of mind knowing our dogs are well cared for and certainly loved. Thanks again Lize - we will you see you again soon!”

Pet Parent Jeani about pet sitter Lize G, September 2018

“From start to finish this was the best service I have ever used. Your value for money is through the roof! Angelique was amazing at explaining everything and didn’t need a million phone calls to arrange it all. Trevor was brilliant - he kept me updated and the puppies loved him. He was flexible and accommodating and my house was in an immaculate state when we returned.”

Pet Parent Mary Ann, about pet sitter Trevor M, October 2018

“Josephine was great! She was on time and sent me photos of my pets and gave me updates to reassure me that they were doing okay while we were out for the afternoon. Josephine also followed our instructions to the T. Would definitely recommend Josephine and would use her again in future!”

Pet Parent Daniella, about pet sitter Josephine O, December 2018


“I cannot say enough good things! What a wonderful experience with the whole team! Robyn took such fantastic care of my fur-babies! I am always very nervous to leave my kitties at home as they are previously feral kitties and are very nervous of new people. They just adored Robyn and I got daily updates and adorable photos. I came home to happy and healthy kitties! I am no longer nervous to plan holidays as I know my fur-babies will be well cared for! I will definitely make use of your services again and would highly recommend Robyn to anyone! A very big thank you!”

Pet Parent Melanie about pet sitter Robyn A, January 2019

“Nicholas was exceptional. As soon as we met, my anxiety eased. He was so sweet. I got daily updates with the most beautiful pictures of Brody and Bella. Nicholas was polite and so patient with the dogs (they can test you sometimes) ;). He administered Brody's insulin via syringe twice a day. He also slept with the two of them in the bed every night. The house was spotless when we arrived home. I cannot recommend Nicholas enough.”

Pet Parent Fiona about pet sitter Nicholas H, February 2019

“All I can say (and I'm sure I've said this before) Jolanda is amazing. Our animals absolutely adore her. Her photos and stories make our day and you can see by her descriptions that she really does love and know the animals. Don't want to recommend her too much in case she gets taken by other people and we LOVE the way she cares for our huge fur and feathered family!!”

Pet Parent Rose about pet sitter Jolanda P, March 2019

“David is a reliable and trustworthy student and stayed in our house for almost one month while we were overseas. Our three rescue dogs adored him, and he communicated in a transparent manner. His attitude contributed to a more relaxing holiday as we knew that our pawchildren are in good hands. He is not the party type, discreet, respectful and a hard-working student. We will highly recommend David.”

Pet Parent Marina about pet sitter David H, April 2019


“The only reason I would not recommend Janeska is that once she has looked after your pets, you will never want another sitter and I need her desperately to keep looking after my fur kids! She is the best... Thanks once again Janeska.”

Pet Parent Nikki about pet sitter Janeska, April 2019

“Ildea was the perfect choice for me. Zorro in particular needs a lot of work in bad weather and she was fantastic at checking weather reports before leaving the house and ensuring that he was not alone in the several thunderstorms that took place. All 3 dogs are fit and healthy and clearly didn't miss us as much as usual :)! Our home was left spotless for our return. Ildea is so pleasant. I look forward to my next trip away. Thank you so much!”

Pet Parent Janet about pet sitter Ildea V, May 2019