StudentCo Pet Sitter Profile

Name of sitter: Kaye-Leigh D

Area: Parkrand, Boksburg and Hatfield, Pretoria

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

Course of study: MBChB (Medicine)

Approved StudentCo pet sitter since: December 2016


Experience with animals and own pets

"Pets are not our whole life, but they make our lives whole." - Unknown.

My life is made whole by 3 gorgeous dogs, 2 cheerful birds and a pond full of fish. The newest addition to my family is our Ridgeback/German Shepherd, Bailey, who we adopted as a puppy from the SPCA a year ago. Morgan, a Jack Russell/Daschund, is a rescue from Wetnose. We met him at the Homeless Animals Day in 2011 and he immediately crept into our hearts, so much so that we couldn't leave him behind. And Sammy, a true 'pavement special' who is now 10 years old, has been in my life since he was just 4 weeks old. I love to play with the 3 of them and Sammy and Bailey enjoy a swim every now and again.

I absolutely adore animals and would have so many more if I could. I've volunteered at the SPCA in the past and have experience looking after family and friends' pets when they have been away.


Feedback from References


C. Jones - tutoring

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:

Kaye-Leigh is a lovely person and reliable.

I have used her for 2 years to tutor my son daily for exams.

She is very patient and diligent.

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 Stretch, Toffee and Chomp (Dachshunds), Macy, Lilly and Jimmy (Maine Coons), Mousse, Liquorice and Shaggy (Giunea pigs)

My name: Colleen Swart

Name of pet sitter: Kaye-Leigh D

My pets (breeds and names): Stretch, Toffee and Chomp (Dachshunds), Macy, Lilly and Jimmy (Maine Coons), Mousse, Liquorice and Shaggy (Giunea pigs)

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: 11/15/2017 9:35:06 AM

Stay-overs with Buddha and Pumba (English Bulldogs)

My name: Craig Louw

Name of pet sitter: Kaye-Leigh D

My pets (breeds and names): Buddha and Pumba (English Bulldogs)

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:

Kaye-Leigh stayed over 1 night in leui of our overseas trip in June.

As per our answers to the questionnaire, we were more than happy with how happy our fur babies were upon our return.

Date of Review: 5/14/2018 3:21:03 PM

Stay-overs with Sammy (Yorkie) and Kahlua (Labrador Retriever)

My name: Reandré Harding

Name of pet sitter: Kaye-Leigh D

My pets (breeds and names): Sammy (Yorkie) and Kahlua (Labrador Retriever)

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: 4

Date of Review: 6/27/2018 2:08:55 PM

Stay-overs with Maui (Maine Coon Cross)

My name: Hermien De Lange

Name of pet sitter: Kaye-Leigh D

My pets (breeds and names): Maui (Maine Coon 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

Additional Comments:

I am extremely happy with Kaye-Leigh and how she cared and looked after Maui (and our home!).

I received daily detailed updates and photos while we were away.

I am so happy with the service that we received, and she did everything by the

Date of Review: 11/20/2018 12:58:50 PM

Visits with Milo (Jack Russell) and Mickey (mixed breed)

My name: Lisa Lourens

Name of pet sitter: Kaye-Leigh D

My pets (breeds and names): Milo (Jack Russell) and Mickey (mixed breed)

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:

Kaye-Leigh is loving, caring and very confident.

She takes her job very serious and only wants the best for you and your fur kids.

She made her own notes to make 100% sure of what was expected of her and what my babies needed.

From how many treats they can get to which lights should be left on at night.

My babies were so well taken care of and loved that they didn't seem to have missed us at all :).

Kaye-Leigh is wonderful.

I would recommend her and would use her again.

Date of Review: 12/10/2018 5:40:00 PM

Stay-overs with Maui (Maine Coon cross)

My name: Hermien De Lange

Name of pet sitter: Kaye-Leigh D

My pets (breeds and names): Maui (Maine Coon 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

Additional Comments:

Kaye-Leigh is amazing!

She looks so well after Maui and I feel relaxed knowing that she is at our home!

She also leaves everything neat and clean!

I am so happy with her!!

And would recommend her a million times over!

Thanks Kaye-Leigh!

Date of Review: 1/23/2019 6:26:04 PM

Stay-overs with Maui (Maine Coon cross)

My name: Hermien De Lange

Name of pet sitter: Kaye-Leigh D

My pets (breeds and names): Maui (Maine Coon 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

Additional Comments:

Kaye-Leigh is amazing!

She looks so well after Maui and I feel relaxed knowing that she is at our home!

She also leaves everything neat and clean!

I am so happy with her!!

And would recommend her a million times over!

Thanks Kaye-Leigh!

Date of Review: 1/23/2019 6:26:04 PM

Stay-overs with Maui (Maine Coon cross)

My name: Hermien De Lange

Name of pet sitter: Kaye-Leigh D

My pets (breeds and names): Maui (Maine Coon 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

Additional Comments:

As usual, we are so happy with Kaye-Leigh looking after Maui!!

Date of Review: 1/30/2019 10:44:25 AM

Stay-overs with Albert, Olaf and Heidi (dogs)

My name: Coenika Engelbrecht

Name of pet sitter: Kaye-Leigh D

My pets (breeds and names): Albert, Olaf and Heidi (dogs)

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

Additional Comments:

I would have liked a bit more updates, BUT my one dog was in pain with her back and I think that she was well cared for during the time and was even feeling much better when we got home.

I was very happy with the sitter and will definitely use her again!

Date of Review: 2/20/2019 5:37:29 AM

Stay-overs with Maui (Maine Coon cross)

My name: Hermien De Lange

Name of pet sitter: Kaye-Leigh D

My pets (breeds and names): Maui (Maine Coon 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

Additional Comments:

As usual, we are extremely happy when Kaye-Leigh looks after Maui!

It is such a pleasure dealing with her!

Thank you Kaye-Leigh - we always feel at ease going away and knowing that Maui is looked after - especially by you!

Date of Review: 3/13/2019 11:36:25 AM

Stay-overs with Luna (Spaniel) and Ludo (cat)

My name: Liezel Botha

Name of pet sitter: Kaye-Leigh D

My pets (breeds and names): Luna (Spaniel) and Ludo (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: 3/26/2019 6:35:17 PM

Stay-overs with Tiger (Yorkie)

My name: Sylvia Matthee

Name of pet sitter: Kaye-Leigh D

My pets (breeds and names): Tiger (Yorkie)

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: 3/28/2019 5:10:21 PM

Stay-overs with Tiger (Yorkie)

My name: Sylvia Matthee

Name of pet sitter: Kaye-Leigh D

My pets (breeds and names): Peter (English Bulldog)

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

Stay-overs with Maui (Maine Coon X Cat)

My name: Hermien de Lange

Name of pet sitter: Kaye-Leigh D

My pets (breeds and names): Maui (Maine Coon X 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!

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

Additional Comments: As usual, Kaye-Leigh was amazing with Maui, cared for him and followed every house instruction to the letter! I honestly do not know what we would have done without her keeping an eye on and looking after our fur baby!

Stay-overs with Maui (Maine Coon X Cat)

My name: Hermien de Lange

Name of pet sitter: Kaye-Leigh D

My pets (breeds and names): Maui (Maine Coon X 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!

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

Additional Comments: As usual, Kaye-Leigh did an excellent job looking after Maui, and making sure everything at home is fine! I received daily detailed updates and photos, and Maui looked happy in each one! It is always such a relief knowing that we can go away and that Kaye-Leigh is looking after our boy! Thank you Kaye-Leigh and StudentCo! Your services never disappoint!

Stay-overs with Lexi and Layla (Toypoms)

My name: Kristi Venter

Name of pet sitter: Kaye-Leigh D

My pets (breeds and names): Lexi and Layla (Toypoms)

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 Sammy and Riley (Yorkies); Kahlua and Luna (Labrador)

My name: Reandré Harding

Name of pet sitter: Kaye-Leigh D

My pets (breeds and names): Sammy and Riley (Yorkies); Kahlua and Luna (Labrador)

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: As always we were super satisfied with the service we received. We would never ask for anyone else to look after our fur-babies. StudentCo is the best!!!

Stay-overs with Maui and Kittie

My name: Hermien de Lange

Name of pet sitter: Kaye-Leigh D

My pets (breeds and names): Maui and Kittie

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 Notes: As usual, 10/10 for Kaye-Leigh looking after Maui and Kittie! We are so happy and grateful that we can go away and know our fur-children are so well looked after!!

Date of review: 2019/08/12 06:33:09

Stay-overs with Watson (Mini Schauzer), Scylla (Staffie) and Reshi (Boerboel)

My name: Michelle Meyer

Name of pet sitter: Kaye-Leigh D

My pets (breeds and names): Watson (Mini Schauzer), Scylla (Staffie) and Reshi (Boerboel)

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: 2019/08/26 21:13:32

Stay-overs with Tiger (Yorkie)

My name: Sylvia

Name of pet sitter: Kaye-leigh D

My pets (breeds and names): Tiger (Yorkie)

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: 9/30/2019 7:49

Stay-overs with Roxi and Poncho

My name: Amanda

Name of pet sitter: Kaye-Leigh D

My pets (breeds and names): Roxi and Poncho

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:

I was very happy with Kaye-Leigh.

I could see my dogs were very well taken care of and my house was left spotless.

Very happy customer.

Date of review: 10/28/2019 15:31