StudentCo Pet Sitter Profile

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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!

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StudentCo Pet Sitting procedure and veterinary emergency test

Benita passed our test about proper pet sitting procedure and the recognition of common veterinary emergencies. This means that she scored at least 80%. Please do feel free to ask for any team member’s individual test score.

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!