StudentCo Pet Sitter Profile

Name of sitter: Tamsyn D

Area: Heatherdale and Hatfield, Pretoria

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

Course of study: Bcom Accounting Sciences

Approved StudentCo pet sitter since: October 2018


Experience with animals and own pets

I've always been a huge animal lover and have had the privilege of growing up around many animals, including birds, fish, lizards, cats and dogs. Whenever I tell people I have five dogs, they always think I'm the crazy, but I wouldn’t have my family any other way!

My family consists of four sausage dogs (yes, I'm a little obsessed with Dachshunds), Rosie, Whiskey, Mause and Dory, and one Labrador, Rocky. I can’t go a day without telling people about the crazy things my dogs did the night before. They are honestly a huge part of my life and I will most likely include them in every conversation throughout the day, and show you all the hundreds of pictures I have of them.


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:

Tamsyn is a friend of my niece and is also dating my cousin’s son, Michael.

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

Additional notes:

Even though Tamsyn had come down to Durban for a holiday, she was happy to pet sit my dogs, Maia and Storm, for me while on her trip. She was mindful of their needs, followed feeding instructions carefully and took time to play with them as well.

Tamsyn respected the fact that our dogs are a big part of the family (and basically rule the household) and did not try and impose new rules while pet sitting, and respected their wants and needs. I found Tamsyn to be reliable and trustworthy.

Reference 2

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:

Tamsyn attended the same primary school and high school as my daughter.

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

Reference 3

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:

As a manager at Cappuccinos Restaurant, I had Tamsyn work for us as a hostess. She greeted and welcomed all of our customers.

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 Spaniels, Toy Pom and cat

My name: Karin Barnard

Name of pet sitter: Leslie I and Tamsyn D

My pets (breeds and names): Spaniels, Toy Pom and 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 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: 12/7/2018 5:14:00 AM

Stay-overs with Kitty (cat) and Snoopy (small mixed breed)

My name: Lorna Knox

Name of pet sitter: Tamsyn D

My pets (breeds and names): Kitty (cat) and Snoopy (small mixed breed)

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:

We found Tamsyn and her boyfriend to be very friendly and trustworthy.

We went on holiday feeling at ease.

We will definitely request her in future.

Date of Review: 1/2/2019 10:43:00 AM

Stay-overs with Snowy (Jack Russell) and Tate (mixed breed resue)

My name: Ronel Prozesky

Name of pet sitter: Tamsyn D

My pets (breeds and names): Snowy (Jack Russell) and Tate (mixed breed resue)

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:4/3/2019 10:18:57 AM

Stay-overs with Pookey (Cat)

My name: Julie Reid

Name of pet sitter: Tamsyn D

My pets (breeds and names): Pookey (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

Stay-overs with Brakkie (Chihuahua), Bella (Bull Terrier), Zoe and Lexi (Min Pin mix)

My name: Diane Hendrikse

Name of pet sitter: Tamsyn D

My pets (breeds and names): Brakkie (Chihuahua), Bella (Bull Terrier), Zoe and Lexi (Min Pin mix)

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: Tamsyn was GREAT!! We felt very comfortable with her staying in our home and looking after our babies while we were away. She sent daily updates with loads of pics. We will definitely use her again :)!

Stay-overs with Whiskas and Spookie (Cats)

My name: Sanet Booysen

Name of pet sitter: Tamsyn D

My pets (breeds and names): Whiskas and Spookie (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 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 really can say Tamsyn was an angel to us and the 2 fury cats.She was always up to date with fury kids and they love her.We will use here again in the future.Thank you

Stay-overs with Pookey (Cat)

My name: Julie Reid

Name of pet sitter: Tamsyn D

My pets (breeds and names): Pookey (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: 2019/07/26 08:34:19

Stay-overs with Ridgeback Cross, Nina

My name: Gavin Hart

Name of pet sitter: Tamsyn D

My pets (breeds and names): Ridgeback Cross, Nina

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: 2019/08/13 16:11:26

Stay-overs with Pookey (Cat)

My name: Julie Reid

Name of pet sitter: Tamsyn D

My pets (breeds and names): Pookey (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: 9/23/2019 13:07

Stay-overs with Abby, Jasper and Zennie

My name: Anet Darch

Name of pet sitter: Tamsyn D

My pets (breeds and names): Abby, Jasper and Zennie

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:

Tamsyn is such a sweet person.

We fell in love with her and so did our fur kids!

Thank you very very much Tamsyn for everything. XXX

Date of review: 9/25/2019 9:24

Stay-overs with Zoe, Lexi, Brakkie and Bella

My name: Diané

Name of pet sitter: Tamsyn D

My pets (breeds and names): Zoe, Lexi, Brakkie and Bella

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: 12/11/2019 16:43

Stay-overs with Abby and Jasper (Labradors) & Zennie (cat)

Pet sitter: Tamsyn D

Pet parent: Anet Darch

Service type: Stay-overs

Furkids: Abby and Jasper (Labradors) & Zennie (cat)

Review: We would like to say thank you very much to Tamsyn D for all the love and attention our 4-legged children received from her and her visitors over the period we were away. Tamsyn you are the best.

Our house was spotless, and our fur kids were happy and very relaxed when we arrived back.

Every day we received an update and photos of how things were going at home, which made our holiday a very relaxing time, because we knew the rest of our family was well taken care of.

I just have to add as well that Tamsyn also showed some great pool keeper skills which was very helpful and also very cute.

Thank you thank you sooooooo much again.

Date of review: 6 January 2020

Notes from StudentCo: Thanks so much for your review, Anet! We can’t wait to hear from your family again soon!  

Stay-overs with Rufus and Anna (Bulldogs); Tess, Lincoln, Botter and Brixton (Yorkies)

My name: Marianne Visser

Name of pet sitter: Tamsyn D

My pets (breeds and names): Rufus and Anna (Bulldogs); Tess, Lincoln, Botter and Brixton (Yorkies)

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, Tamsyn, my dogs were happy and healthy, and I loved the fact that they were all over you when we saw you again the next day!

Thanks for all the extras: receiving the domestic worker and gardener, looking after the pool, getting dog food and my Fedex parcel.

We all hope to see you again!

Thanks StudentCo for finding Tamsyn at short notice when our holiday plans changed.

It is such a relief to go on holiday knowing our beloved pets are safe and looked after and loved!

Date of review: 1/13/2020 8:11