StudentCo Pet Sitter Profile

Name of sitter: Deirdre V

Area: Doornpoort and Hatfield, Pretoria

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

Course of study: BEng Industrial Engineering

Approved StudentCo pet sitter since: October 2017


Experience with animals and own pets

My family is completed with 3 golden Cocker Spaniels and 4 cats. Marilyn is my baby cat of only 2 years.

Every day is started with happy faces and wagging tails and when it comes to study times or simply relaxing on the couch, one of our cats always seem to find their way on your lap or all over your books, capturing all your attention for themselves together with your love...

Animals make my days joyful, without having to say a word.


Feedback from References


L. van Heerden - church band

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:

Deirdre is in church and church band with me.

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

Additional notes: Deirdre is one of the most faithful and committed band members I know. At band people know her as respectable and soft hearted.

W. Bouwer - babysitting

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 known her since she was in grade 3 in primary school.

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

Additional notes: The way she is, I will even let her watch my children for a whole year! Very smart and truly n person of good morals and standards. If I can recommend anyone for this job then she is the one I will choose.


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 Castiel and Izzie (Pomeranians)

My name: Sven Strydom

Name of pet sitter: Deirdre V

My pets (breeds and names): Castiel and Izzie (Pomeranians)

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!

If 1 is terrible and 5 is excellent, please rate your overall experience with StudentCo and this sitter: 5

Additional Comments:

My doggos loved her!

Date of Review: 12/8/2017 1:19:51 PM

Stay-overs with Harry, Maddy, Isla and Mia

My name: Caroline Aston-Abbott

Name of pet sitter: Deirdre V

My pets (breeds and names): Harry, Maddy, Isla and Mia

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!

If 1 is terrible and 5 is excellent, please rate your overall experience with StudentCo and this sitter: 5

Additional Comments:

Deirdre is a very polite and friendly girl.

She was confident with our four dogs - including one very large Ridgeback with an attitude!!!!!

All the animals were happy and well cared for on our return and I would not hesitate to recommend Deirdre to other families!

Date of Review: 1/11/2018 8:45:32 AM

Visits with Zoey and Diesel (Bulldogs)

My name: Karin Griffiths

Name of pet sitter: Deirdre V

My pets (breeds and names): Zoey and Diesel (Bulldogs)

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 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!

If 1 is terrible and 5 is excellent, please rate your overall experience with StudentCo and this sitter: 5

Additional Comments:

Dear StudentCo Team, thank you so much for offering this fantastic service, that allows us to enjoy stress free family holidays, while our fur babies are well looked after!!

Deirdre was awesome!!

I think my babies miss her terribly...;-)

Date of Review: 1/11/2018 6:34:39 AM

Stay-overs with Castiel and Izzie (Pomeranians)

My name: Sven Strydom

Name of pet sitter: Deirdre V

My pets (breeds and names): Castiel and Izzie (Pomeranians)

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: 7/24/2018 12:47:01 PM

Stay-overs with June (dog) and Cody (cat)

My name: Jaqueline Barkhuizen

Name of pet sitter: Deirdre V

My pets (breeds and names): June (dog) and Cody (cat)

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 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: 12/4/2018 7:05:00 AM

Stay-overs with Fritz and Koos

My name: Anca Wessels

Name of pet sitter: DeiRdre V

My pets (breeds and names): Fritz and Koos

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: Sort of - I got updates, but they were not as detailed as I would have liked.

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: 1/16/2019 7:17:27 AM

Stay-overs with June (dog) and Cody (cat)

My name: Jaqueline Barkhuizen

Name of pet sitter: Deirdre V

My pets (breeds and names): June (dog) and Cody (cat)

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 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: 2/14/2019 3:44:02 AM

Stay-overs with Castiel and Izzie (Pomeranians), Azazel and Abadon (cats)

My name: Sven Strydom

Name of pet sitter: Deirdre V

My pets (breeds and names): Castiel and Izzie (Pomeranians), Azazel and Abadon (cats)

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 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: 2/12/2019 1:51:27 PM

Stay-overs with June and Cody

My name: Jaqueline Barkhuizen

Name of pet sitter: Deirdre V

My pets (breeds and names): June and Cody

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 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: 4/25/2019 7:20:14 AM

Stay-overs with Castiel and Izzie (Pomeranians), Azazel and Abadon (cats)

My name: Elre Pretorius-Strydom

Name of pet sitter: Deirdre V

My pets (breeds and names): Castiel and Izzie (Pomeranians), Azazel and Abadon (cats)

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 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

Stay-overs with June and Cody

My name: Jaqueline Barkhuizen

Name of pet sitter: Deirdre V

My pets (breeds and names): June and Cody

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 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: 2019/08/01 05:53:29