StudentCo Pet Sitter Profile

Name of sitter: Dylan P

Area: Pretoriuspark, Pretoria

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

Course of study: BSc (Zoology)

Approved StudentCo pet sitter since: August 2017


Experience with animals and own pets

I have 2 dogs, Baloo and Lulu Bell. They are both mixed breed rescues. Lulu is an Alsatian cross and Baloo is a Dachshund cross.

Lulu is a bit timid but she is a sweet thing and very much a lapdog despite being a medium sized dog. Baloo is a little ball of energy and is always moving, shifting, licking and shoving his nose under my arm. Both dogs like lying on top of me and I enjoy having them sleep on me!

Then there are the cats. There are 3 of them and their names are Mistopheleus (we just call her Misty), Tigress and Smudge.They are all mixed breeds as well and they all enjoy rubbing up against my legs... and Smudge likes to ride on my shoulders when he can! Misty was found in a box in a parking lot so we gave her a home. Tigress is a rescue and Smudge was a gift for my sister.

We have 2 birds. Sol is a Sun Cornea and Leela is a Plumhead. Both of them were gifts from my Grandfather who breeds birds.

I also had a Dwarf hamster called Dwalin before he sadly died of old age.

I am an animal lover and it is the reason I chose to study what i do. I have also helped my grandfather with his bird breeding, and I completed a FAGASA course in my gap year earning my nature guide level one.


Feedback from References


M. Southwood - PBHS

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 was Dylan's teacher at school and I was his squash coach during that time.

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.


Stay-overs with Leja

My name: Alecia Terblanche

Name of pet sitter: Dylan P

My pets (breeds and names): Leja

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: 10/4/2017 2:31:43 PM

Stay-overs with Leja

My name: Alecia Terblanche

Name of pet sitter: Dylan P

My pets (breeds and names): Leja

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: 11/30/2017 9:43:41 AM

Stay-overs with Leja

My name: Alecia Terblanche

Name of pet sitter: Dalyn P

My pets (breeds and names): Leja

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: 10/25/2017 1:23:32 PM

Visits with Snowy and Twirly (Dachshund)

My name: Natasha Govender

Name of pet sitter: Dylan P

My pets (breeds and names): Snowy and Twirly (Dachshund)

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:

Thank you Dylan, you were great.

We look forward to seeing you in December.

Date of Review: 5/1/2018 3:36:37 PM

Stay-overs with Jack Russell and love birds

My name: Gill Dutton

Name of pet sitter: Dylan P

My pets (breeds and names): Jack Russell and love birds

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:

I felt very relaxed while on holiday knowing my pets and house were in good hands.

StudentCo offers a wonderful service and I will definitely use them again.

Date of Review:

Stay-overs with Leja (Pug cross)

My name: Alecia Terblanche

Name of pet sitter: Dylan P

My pets (breeds and names): Leja (Pug 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 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: 10/4/2018 9:01:25 AM

Stay-overs with Luke and Leia (Boerboel/Scottie cross)

My name: Carey Milne

Name of pet sitter: Dylan P

My pets (breeds and names): Luke and Leia (Boerboel/Scottie 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 were happy and well cared for: Absolutely!

Upon my return, my home was presented to me in a clean and respectable state: Not quite...

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: 10/10/2018 7:07:12 AM

Stay-overs with Leja (mixed breed), rats and a bird

My name: Alecia Terblanche

Name of pet sitter: Dylan P

My pets (breeds and names): Leja (mixed breed), rats and a bird

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: 11/22/2018 6:42:33 AM

Visits with Snowy (Pekingese) and Twitly (Dachshund)

My name: Natasha Govender

Name of pet sitter: Dylan P

My pets (breeds and names): Snowy (Pekingese) and Twitly (Dachshund)

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:

Thank you Dylan for always making our holidays easy as we know our fur children are in great hands.

Date of Review: 1/2/2019 4:54:55 PM

Stay-overs with Giant (Giant Schnauzer), Isabelle (Weimaraner) and Spot (Foxy)

My name: Ingrid Erasmus

Name of pet sitter: Dylan P

My pets (breeds and names): Giant (Giant Schnauzer), Isabelle (Weimaraner) and Spot (Foxy)

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:

Dylan was professional, respectful and caring. He was extremely punctual and diligent. Dylan is in a league of his own and excellent. He is excellent and will be my only choice next time!

Date of Review: 1/6/2019 6:38:28 PM

Stay-overs with Leja (mixed breed), rats and bird

My name: Alecia Terblanche

Name of pet sitter: Dylan P

My pets (breeds and names): Leja (mixed breed), rats and bird

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: 1/23/2019 4:54:21 PM

Stay-overs with Leja (mixed breed), rats and bird

My name: Alecia Terblanche

Name of pet sitter: Dylan P

My pets (breeds and names): Leja (mixed breed), rats and bird

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: 1/23/2019 4:54:21 PM

Stay-overs with Sherri (Jack Russell), Nemo and Dory (Love birds)

My name: Gillian Dutton

Name of pet sitter: Dylan P

My pets (breeds and names): Sherri (Jack Russell), Nemo and Dory (Love birds)

Service used: Stay-overs

My pet sitter was well-presented and well-spoken during the meet-and-greet - I immediately felt comfortable: This is not the 1st time we have booked with this sitter - we did not have a meet-and-greet as we know each other :)

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: 4

Additional Comments: We have used Dylan previously and Sherri was comfortable that she knew him. However his varsity schedule had changed and the 2 days he was there were very long for her.

Note from StudentCo: We thank Gillian for this feedback. The issue was promptly addressed. Thank you for helping us improve!