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Founded by animal Lover, Roxy Zunckel, What a Treat Pet Sitting provides comprehensive solutions to pet care designed to suit your furry family members needs. Whether your fur-baby just needs someone to keep them company while you are away, or you need help getting all their zoomies for the day out, What a Treat has you covered.

Roxy's Story

Growing up, I was surrounded by a variety of animals in my home, including dogs, a bird, and even a snake. Unfortunately, I was allergic to both dogs and cats, but my family still treated our furry friends like royalty. Didi and Bart, our beloved dogs, had their own spots on the couch and were pampered beyond belief.


My love for animals led me to start pet sitting in 2012 during my final year of school. I enjoyed caring for pets of all shapes and sizes while staying in new spaces. Even when I moved to Sodwana Bay to pursue a career as a PADI Scuba Instructor, I continued pet sitting and developed connections with locals who needed help with their furry friends.


After returning home to live with my parents, I founded Roxys Scuba School and Durban House and Pet Sitting Services. Despite my busy schedule, I remained committed to pursuing my passion for Marine Biology by enrolling in my BSc Marine Biology undergrad and Hons Degrees at UKZN.


Eventually, I moved to Cape Town to further my studies and pursue a Masters in Conservation Sciences, which included working on deep sea trawlers and traveling to remote locations alone to collect samples. While in Cape Town, I launched What a Treat Professional Pet Care in 2019, providing top-quality pet sitting services to furry family members.


Now, I am enrolled in my COAPE International Diploma in Canine Behaviour, which was inspired by my dog Blue. This new journey will allow me to provide not only excellent pet sitting services but also valuable behavioral advice to ensure that your furry friends receive the best care possible.

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