StudentCo Pet Sitter Profile

Name of sitter: Desme D

Area: Nieuw Muckleneuk, Pretoria East and Zwartkop, Centurion

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

Course of study: Bachelor of Education

Approved StudentCo pet sitter since: February 2019


Experience with animals and own pets

My whole life I have grown up around animals. Animals have a very special place in my heart and I love to spend time with them and see them happy. Unfortunately, at the moment, I cannot have a pet at the flat I rent, because it is not pet-friendly, but that gives me even more reason to get excited when I am around someone else's pets. I volunteer on a weekly basis at Pretoria Dog Rescue, where I have responsibilities like walking with the dogs, feeding them and playing with them, and I love every moment of it!


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:

She has rented accommodation from my husband and I for 2 years and 2 months now. She is a quiet and dependable person and she takes her studies seriously.

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 Max, Duluca, Mila, Bailey and Patches (Bassets) and April (Labrador)

My name: Jenneke De swardt

Name of pet sitter: Desmé D

My pets (breeds and names): Max, Duluca, Mila, Bailey and Patches (Bassets) and April (Labrador)

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: 3/4/2019 1:29:48 PM

Stay-overs with Diego (Labrador), Beethoven AKA Porky (Jack Russel Terrier), Tutti (Domestic short hair cat)

My name: Victoria Starita

Name of pet sitter: Desmé D

My pets (breeds and names): Diego (Labrador), Beethoven AKA Porky (Jack Russel Terrier), Tutti (Domestic short hair 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

Additional Comments: Desmé is fantastic. She looked after my boys like they were her own. She kept me updated with my boys daily activities. I highly recommend Desmé and in future I would like to pre-book Desmé to look after my boys again.

Date of Review: 4/11/2019 6:55:41 PM

Stay-overs with Sasha (Pomeranian)

My name: Daleen Kruger

Name of pet sitter: Desmé D

My pets (breeds and names): Sasha (Pomeranian)

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!

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

Visits with Abbey and Diego

My name: Ryno Oosthuizen

Name of pet sitter: Desmé D

My pets (breeds and names): Abbey and Diego

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

Stay-overs with Kody

My name: Jan Combrink

Name of pet sitter: Desmé D

My pets (breeds and names): Kody

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!

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

Additional Comments: We were very happy with the overall experience and will definitely make use of it in future and we will recommend Desme at any time.

Visits with Toto, Alice, Beezuz and Max (Cairn Terriers)

My name: Francien van Rensburg

Name of pet sitter: Desmé D

My pets (breeds and names): Toto, Alice, Beezuz and Max (Cairn Terriers)

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

Additional Comments: Dealing with your company was an absolute pleasure and excellent service, from the admin to the amazing petsitter Desme. I will really recommend you to any person who asks, and Desme is amazing!!! I could relax and enjoy my holiday knowing my pets are in really good hands!!

Stay-overs with Sasha (Pomeranian)

My name: Daleen Kruger

Name of pet sitter: Desmé D

My pets (breeds and names): Sasha (Pomeranian)

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: 2019/08/12 09:43:19

Stay-overs with Nikita (Boerboel) and Ziva (Alsation)

My name: Betsie Meyer

Name of pet sitter: Desmé D

My pets (breeds and names): Nikita (Boerboel) and Ziva (Alsation)

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

Additional Comments: Desme handled my furkids very well - would recommend her any time!

Date of review: 2019/09/11 12:33:57