StudentCo Pet Sitter Profile

If you like this profile, remember the name "Marliza D" and simply click here to tell us more about your pets and when you will need a sitter. StudentCo will let you know if this pet sitter is available (if not, you will be introduced to another, equally awesome, team member).

The next step is the meet-and-greet. This is an informal meeting at your home so you (and your pets!) can get to know a potential sitter. You are invited to discuss your needs and expectations openly, and then decide whether you would like to proceed with a booking. The meet-and-greet is 100% cost and obligation-free and will be arranged for a time that suits you.

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Name of sitter: Marliza D.

Area: Benoni (Airfield)

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

Course of study: Physiotherapy

Approved StudentCo pet sitter since: February 2015

Family pets

I love animals and am lucky to share my home and life with 4 dogs. Of the 4 of them, my own doggie daughter is called Pepper. She is a Springer Spaniel cross and quite the character! She loves baths - so much so that she will roll in the mud on purpose just to ask for one! She loves attention and I love her with all my heart. She has really been a great friend to me.

Other than dogs, I have experience with goats, rabbits, birds, horses...and a hand-reared cow!

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Feedback from References

A. Meiring - former teacher

Being part of StudentCo means working with children and animals. In your opinion, would the above person be suitable for this type of work? Yes, for sure.

The above person identified you as her former teacher. Is this correct? Yes

Please confirm that you are not an immediate family member, romantic partner or close friend of the above person. I was her teacher and am not related to her in any other way.

Would you describe him/her as an honest, reliable individual? She is highly honest and reliable.

Would you trust this person with your own children, home and pets? Yes, 100%

E. Korkie - lecturer

Being part of StudentCo means working with children and animals. In your opinion, would the above person be suitable for this type of work? Yes, she is suitable for working with children and animals.

The above person identified you as her lecturer at the University of Pretoria . Is this correct? Yes

Please confirm that you are not an immediate family member, romantic partner or close friend of the above person. I am the applicant's lecturer.

Would you describe him/her as an honest, reliable individual? She is very honest and reliable. She is punctual and hardworking.

Would you trust this person with your own children, home and pets? Yes.


StudentCo Pet Sitting procedure and veterinary emergency test

Marliza scored 98% in our test about proper pet sitting procedure and the recognition of common veterinary emergencies.


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. Also have a look at pictures of some pets this sitter has looked after at the bottom of this profile page. Yay!

Stay-overs with Sheila the Border Collie X and Shanti the Siamese cat

My name: D. Smit

Name of pet sitter: Marliza D

My pets (breeds and names): Sheila the Border Collie X and Shanti the Siamese 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 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: 9/26/2016 7:29

Stay-overs with June (crossbreed doggie)

My name: J. Barkuizen

Name of pet sitter: Marliza D

My pets (breeds and names): June (crossbreed doggie)

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: 1/25/2017 1:38:15 PM

Visits with Sheila (Border collie cross)

My name: Daulina Smit

Name of pet sitter: Marliza D

My pets (breeds and names): Sheila (Border collie cross)

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: 4

Date of Review: 5/25/2017 9:23:14 AM

Stay-overs with Miley (Spaniel) and Gizmo (Beagle)

My name: Chrizaan Kotze

Name of pet sitter: Marliza D

My pets (breeds and names): Miley (Spaniel) and Gizmo (Beagle)

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: 4

Date of Review: 5/31/2017 3:40:48 AM

Visits with Leopold (cat)

My name: Marlene Le Roux

Name of pet sitter: Marliza D

My pets (breeds and names): Leopold (cat)

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 very much for a professional service.

Date of Review: 8/18/2017 11:40:29 AM

Stay-overs with Labradors

My name: Ferdie Grobler

Name of pet sitter: Marliza B

My pets (breeds and names): Labradors

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: 4

Date of Review: 12/28/2017 3:06:53 PM

Stay-overs with Labradors

My name: Ferdie Grobler

Name of pet sitter: Marliza D

My pets (breeds and names): Labradors

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: 4

Date of Review: 12/28/2017 3:06:53 PM


Some pictures of the pet children during pet sitting

Marliza and Sheila go for regular walkies

Marliza and Sheila go for regular walkies