StudentCo Pet Sitter Profile

Name of sitter: Danila S

Area: Newlands, Pretoria East (South)

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

I am currently: 2nd year Animal Science at Tuks

Approved StudentCo pet sitter since: February 2020


Experience with animals and own pets

I had two dogs. Thula (maltese mix) who was adopted from the SPCA, whilst I was working there as a volunteer during my gap year. She was very scared when we adopted her but after some time and with lots of patience her personality opened up and she became the bubbly and loving dog she was meant to be. Unfortunately she developed a problem with her liver and passed away within a year of being with us.

Then there was Dino (maltese poodle) whom I have had since age six, he thought that he was the man of the house. He was diagnosed with diabetes as he got older and later lost his sight too. I was responsible to give him his insulin injections twice a day. Sadly Dino passed away in 2018.

In the beginning of 2019 I ask my parents if we could adopt another dog and we contacted New Hope Rescue. We decided on Arthur who is now Rafa (poodle mix). Rafa was rather skittish at first but he adjusted well and now loves being cuddled and is such an attention seeker.

I have experience in giving injections and medication. I especially enjoy looking after energetic fur-kids as I enjoy playing, walking and giving them all the attention that they need; as well as old and frail fur-kids.

I am currently studying Animal Science at Tuks as I have a love for animals.

"It's not home without fur-kids"


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:

I heard about her through a colleague for house and pet sitting

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

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:

I know Danila through a colleague in my office as I was desperately looking for a petsitter whenever I travel and was not comfortable taking my pet to the kennels. Danila has been the one who convinced me and arranged for me to adopt a pet by the name of Joey. Joey has been our baby since birth and during our holiday season Danila takes care of Joey and has even trained me how to potty my Joey. Danila has so much knowledge of pets, its impressive.

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

Additional notes: Danila is a caring, conscious, attentive and dependable person who has been there for our pet, Joey (Maltese/Yorkie breed) during the holiday seasons. Her sense of love for pets is shown even by the way she relates, feed, walk and bath them. Danila has also at times conducted fund raising for pets.

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:

We have been neighbours for the last 11 years. Danila has been looking after our kids for i can't even remember how long!

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

Additional notes: We can trust her 100%. She has keys to our house and i can phone her any time and she will help. She helps with our old dog Tommy he had to get medication every morning. I can go away for a week and not worry about meds. Danila knows what to do. She even takes my sausage dog Peppie for walks with their dog Raffa. Danila looked after Peppie when she was a puppy. My dogs are always welcome at Danila’s house, and so is Raffa at my house. He comes and visits when her mother or Danila come over for a visit. If Danila can't look after my kids then we plan the trip around her if she is available. 


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