Meet The Team

Craig Mitchell unknowingly started Poochy Coo by taking dogs of friends and family on exciting trail runs and hikes with him. He quickly became known as “the Ultimate Dog Walker” when seen on these trails. Craig has always been good with tuckering out high energy dogs, lots of play and plenty of running on walks. He was approached by friends of friends and soon had 60 different dog friends that accompanied him on his runs and hikes weekly. He realized that he needed help in order to continue providing this dedicated service to more and more dog owners who realize the importance of exercising their pups.
And so incredible Dog Walkers started joining his team.

Each member of the Poochy Coo team is background checked and in possession of a Police Clearance Certificate. They all have extensive years of experience in owning, working with and caring for dogs and more importantly they all have an enduring love for dogs. Poochy Coo Walkers are trained to provide the same caring service to each and every dog in the Poochy Coo family and will shadow a veteran Ultimate Dog Walker on assessment walks before taking over their own Pack.

You can rest assured that our team of professional Dog Walkers and Pet Sitters have your pet’s health and happiness in mind.

Craig Mitchell

Cape Town City Bowl, CBD and Atlantic Seaboard

When I finished school and wanted to enroll at the Film School, I was sent off by my mom to go and “get hungry”.

I crossed the seas on yachts a few times, worked in America for a while as a Lifeguard, even found myself behind a cash register and a bar counter at times. I think that I developed strong arms because I knead griddle breads to bake on an open fire and sell fresh on markets for a good while. And I found some of my passion while doing film casting. Many experiences and nearly four years later, whilst waiting for the study year to start, I started running with dogs of friends and family to stay fit.

And that is when I found clarity about my mom’s “get hungry” quote. She meant for me to find purpose…. To embrace and live a passion-filled life, doing what I love.

From taking public transport to walk and run with my first clients to having nearly 60 different dogs to take on exercise adventures every week … I am happy when I fall asleep at night.
I am fully involved in living with purpose and passion daily; with my love for photography and film, I keep fit and I spend awesome days with my dog friends!

Craig Mitchell

Cape Town City Bowl, CBD and Atlantic Seaboard

When I finished school and wanted to enroll at the Film School, I was sent off by my mom to go and “get hungry”.

I crossed the seas on yachts a few times, worked in America for a while as a Lifeguard, even found myself behind a cash register and a bar counter at times. I think that I developed strong arms because I knead griddle breads to bake on an open fire and sell fresh on markets for a good while. And I found some of my passion while doing film casting. Many experiences and nearly four years later, whilst waiting for the study year to start, I started running with dogs of friends and family to stay fit.

And that is when I found clarity about my mom’s “get hungry” quote. She meant for me to find purpose…. To embrace and live a passion-filled life, doing what I love.

From taking public transport to walk and run with my first clients to having nearly 60 different dogs to take on exercise adventures every week … I am happy when I fall asleep at night.
I am fully involved in living with purpose and passion daily; with my love for photography and film, I keep fit and I spend awesome days with my dog friends!

Gerhard Venter

Atlantic Seaboard

My name is Gerhard Venter (Gerry for short) and I am a 6 ft. 4, caring with a tender heart towards animals. I have more photos of dogs, cats, and Llamas than anything else on my phone!

I started my journey as a Dog Walker/Pet Sitter in Costa Rica, where I worked full time for 6 months. Little did I know that it will significantly change my life.

As a Sea Point resident, I am not allowed to have my own furry friend(s), and my life feels empty without them. Walking dogs for Poochy Coo means I get to have them around me on a daily basis. I am happy and fit while I keep the dogs happy and fit...

I will treat and care for your furry loved ones as my own. From prom strolls to mountain missions, I’ll make sure to add to their quality of life and attend to any need they may have.

This is my promise to you.

Gerhard Venter

Atlantic Seaboard

My name is Gerhard Venter (Gerry for short) and I am a 6 ft. 4, caring with a tender heart towards animals. I have more photos of dogs, cats, and Llamas than anything else on my phone!

I started my journey as a Dog Walker/Pet Sitter in Costa Rica, where I worked full time for 6 months. Little did I know that it will significantly change my life.

As a Sea Point resident, I am not allowed to have my own furry friend(s), and my life feels empty without them. Walking dogs for Poochy Coo means I get to have them around me on a daily basis. I am happy and fit while I keep the dogs happy and fit...

I will treat and care for your furry loved ones as my own. From prom strolls to mountain missions, I’ll make sure to add to their quality of life and attend to any need they may have.

This is my promise to you.

Alex

Southern Suburbs

Alex started her dog-walking career as a volunteer, inviting neighborhood pooches for strolls around the block. Wanting a steadier stream of furry friends, she joined the team and quickly became part of the pack. Alex loves big dogs and small dogs, loving dogs, and grumpy dogs, clean dogs and dirty dogs and any other kind of pooch you can think of. Contact Alex to take care of your pooch in the southern suburbs.

Alex

Southern Suburbs

Alex started her dog-walking career as a volunteer, inviting neighborhood pooches for strolls around the block. Wanting a steadier stream of furry friends, she joined the team and quickly became part of the pack. Alex loves big dogs and small dogs, loving dogs, and grumpy dogs, clean dogs and dirty dogs and any other kind of pooch you can think of. Contact Alex to take care of your pooch in the southern suburbs.

Joe

Noordhoek & Southern Peninsula

What a pleasure it is for me to be blessed with an occupation which allows me to work and play in the outdoors with my canine friends. As long as I can remember I've harbored a love for dogs and I am passionate about caring for them. Your dogs are my dogs whilst in my care, I will attend and nurture them so they will look forward to their next walking adventure trip with me. Dogs are my passion so that giving them love, attention plus good healthy exercise makes my world go round. See the difference my service to you and your loved pet makes to their lives. They will dream of our adventures and keep their ears perked waiting patiently for the Poochy Coo guy to arrive.

Joe

Noordhoek & Southern Peninsula

What a pleasure it is for me to be blessed with an occupation which allows me to work and play in the outdoors with my canine friends. As long as I can remember I've harbored a love for dogs and I am passionate about caring for them. Your dogs are my dogs whilst in my care, I will attend and nurture them so they will look forward to their next walking adventure trip with me. Dogs are my passion so that giving them love, attention plus good healthy exercise makes my world go round. See the difference my service to you and your loved pet makes to their lives. They will dream of our adventures and keep their ears perked waiting patiently for the Poochy Coo guy to arrive.

Adele

Llandudno & Hout Bay

I’m Adele, grew up in a small town on the garden route with my best friend Kilo, a pavement special that we rescued. We did everything together and the beach was our playground. I love all my four-legged friends and would love to bond with yours too.

Adele

Llandudno & Hout Bay

I’m Adele, grew up in a small town on the garden route with my best friend Kilo, a pavement special that we rescued. We did everything together and the beach was our playground. I love all my four-legged friends and would love to bond with yours too.

Kiri

Hout Bay

Having grown up in Hout Bay all her life, Kiri has become fully in tune with all the different hiking trails in and around the area. Dogs are her best friends and since she can remember they have been a part of her life. This isn’t hard to believe as her favorite wild animal is the African Wild Dog. She has always found inspiration from nature and continuously brings it back into her Art Studio. Having just finished off her intensive Fine Arts Degree, she wishes to slow down and explore mother nature with four-legged pooches.
She has just become a mother to her own little rescue pooch, and can’t wait to get out, explore and make new friends.

Kiri

Hout Bay

Having grown up in Hout Bay all her life, Kiri has become fully in tune with all the different hiking trails in and around the area. Dogs are her best friends and since she can remember they have been a part of her life. This isn’t hard to believe as her favorite wild animal is the African Wild Dog. She has always found inspiration from nature and continuously brings it back into her Art Studio. Having just finished off her intensive Fine Arts Degree, she wishes to slow down and explore mother nature with four-legged pooches.
She has just become a mother to her own little rescue pooch, and can’t wait to get out, explore and make new friends.

Join The Team

Are you an adventurous person that likes keeping fit and has an enduring love for animals? Join the team and become an Ultimate Dog Walker!