StudentCo Pet Sitter Profile

Name of sitter: Benita J

Area: Brooklyn, Pretoria East

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

Course of study: BA Speech Language Pathology

Approved StudentCo pet sitter since: January 2019


Experience with animals and own pets

I had the privilege of growing up and staying on a farm. During my childhood, I was always surrounded by animals of all shapes and sizes, and my love for them just grew stronger over the years.

I have a dog named Lolla and she is a cross between a Pug and a Poodle. Her personality lights up the room and despite what everyone else says, she really is the most beautiful dog! The rest of our dog family consists of a Pug named Luke, a rescue dog that competes with my grandpa when it comes to snoring! We also have a Dachshund named Jessica and she is my mom’s shadow. My grandma’s shadow is a little Doberman, who I take care of when she goes away from time to time.

I also take care of my best friend’s dog when she visits home. I absolutely love taking care of Kokkerot, who is a real spoilt brat! I also hand raised a lot of lambs, who immediately stole my heart, as well as a little calf, Bruno, who was rescued when he’s mom died after giving birth to him.

I enjoy horse riding and going on long trips with my two horses, Tibby and Tiger. We also enjoy show jumping together. I love the outdoors and helping abandoned fur babies find homes and making sure they get all of the love they deserve. Helping rescue dogs is what makes me happy!

I love all my pets. Without them, my life would feel incomplete. “Money can buy you a fine dog, but only love can make him wag his tail.” I’m looking forward to meeting your fur kids and giving them a special place in my heart!


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:

She is a former employee of mine who worked on my farm and assisted the workers.

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

Additional notes:

She was very helpful with the animals on the farm, especially with raising lambs. Will definitely recommend her!


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 Maggie and Fred (Jack russel terriers)

My name: Laura Klapwijk

Name of pet sitter: Benita J

My pets (breeds and names): Maggie and Fred (Jack russel terriers)

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: 4/24/2019 7:03:32 PM

Stay-overs with Maggie and Fred

My name: Laura Klapwijk

Name of pet sitter: Benita J

My pets (breeds and names): Maggie and Fred

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: 2019/08/22 07:25:33