StudentCo Pet Sitter Profile

Name of sitter: Duncan P

Area: Morehill, Benoni

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

Course of study: BEd (Intermediate/Senior phase)

Approved StudentCo pet sitter since: November 2017


Experience with animals and own pets

I live with four adorable Jack Russells - Dobby, MoMo, Mizzy Doo and Patches. Living with them, I have found they have formed a pack and I am very fortunate to feel I have become part of this pack! They have been there for me at my highest and lowest times in my life and I am so blessed to have them in my life.

I have a passion for all animals. I have no preference of which animal I love more as they all have special traits and personalities. I feel everyone should have a pet because a home is not a home without a fur baby or feathered friend!


Feedback from References


L. Mead - St Dunstan's Cathedral

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:

We have known Duncan for over 10 years now and he has never given us any problems or reason to doubt his integrity.

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

L. Waskis - colleague

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:

We met at work.

He is an amazing young man. He is very reliable. His love for people, children and animals is amazing.

He has a wonderful sense of humour as well a very strong sense of responsibility.

I wish him well in doing this - he will be totally amazing.

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

M. Smit - pet sitting

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 met Duncan a few months ago through friends who he had house sitted for before. My boyfriend and I were looking for someone to look after our puppies while we went away.

Duncan was professional and very reliable.

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

T. Bothma - colleague

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:

We are colleagues and work at a school together, teaching grade 4.

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

Additional notes: Mr Pretorius is very reliable, capable and honest.

He is extremely professional in all of his dealings and would be an asset to any company.


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 Lilo (Brown Labrador cross) and Cheese (Black and white Labrador & Dachshund cross)

My name: Martelie Pretorius

Name of pet sitter: Duncan P

My pets (breeds and names): Lilo (Brown Labrador cross) and Cheese (Black and white Labrador & Dachshund cross)

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:

So happy with amazing service!

Date of Review: 12/6/2017 5:40:08 AM

Stay-overs with Maddie and Leia

My name: Simone Kotze

Name of pet sitter: Duncan P

My pets (breeds and names): Maddie and Leia

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

Date of Review: 12/19/2017 5:10:36 PM

Stay-overs with Cheyenne, Marula, Tengu and 4 Cats

My name: Chris Holdstock

Name of pet sitter: Duncan P

My pets (breeds and names): Cheyenne, Marula, Tengu and 4 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 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: 8/15/2018 5:14:39 AM

Stay-overs with Albert, Heidi, Olaf and Astro (Standard Poodle, Pikingese, Chinchilla)

My name: Coenika Engelbrecht

Name of pet sitter: Duncan P

My pets (breeds and names): Albert, Heidi, Olaf and Astro (Standard Poodle, Pikingese, Chinchilla)

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 7:04:31 PM

Stay-overs with Charlie, Cooper and Shelby (Pekingese); Bella and Lizzy (Maltese); and Zoey (Dachshund)

My name: Nicola Michie

Name of pet sitter: Duncan P

My pets (breeds and names): Charlie, Cooper and Shelby (Pekingese); Bella and Lizzy (Maltese); and Zoey (Dachshund)

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:

Thank you so much! We will definitely be using StudentCo for any future holidays!

Date of Review:2019/08/30 10:50:56