StudentCo Pet Sitter Profile

Name of sitter: Mbalenhle D

Area: Protea Glen, Soweto and Ferndale, Randburg

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

Course of study: Events Management

Approved StudentCo pet sitter since: November 2017


Experience with animals and own pets

I grew up surrounded by pets and used to spend time with kittens at the near tuck shop around my neighbourhood every after school. I remember the first time I came back home with a kitten from the Animal hospital... My parents were really surprised and wanted the rescued kitten to be taken back to the hospital, but I refused! I couldn't take the kitten back because I fell in love with this Calico.

I love animals and I love working with them - I was even involved as a volunteer at PDSA in Soweto.

Ever since the day my cat came into my life. my love for animals grew and grew. She is now a healthy adult who loves playing with clothes (especially my socks!).


Feedback from References


N. Petersen - colleague

Being part of StudentCo means working with children and 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 met Mbalenhle through an au pair agency in 2015 . We were both applying for the au pair program.

She's a really friendly girl.

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

Additional notes: I was accepted to the au pair program because of her generosity. She's also a determined hard worker who persists to reach her goals.

I've noticed that she's a pet lover I can trust her with anyone's pet. She also took an initiative of volunteering at an animal's home just to learn more about animal care.


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 3 Labradors and 1 cat

My name: Jeffrey Johns

Name of pet sitter: Mbalenhle D

My pets (breeds and names): 3 Labradors and 1 cat

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: 1/7/2019 4:56:12 AM

Stay-overs with Timmy and Jiro

My name: Lizette Jacobs

Name of pet sitter: Mbalenhle D

My pets (breeds and names): Timmy and Jiro

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

Stay-overs with Willy and Zigy (Dogs); Mia (cat); Chickens and Fish

My name: Suzanne Jenner

Name of pet sitter: Mbalenhle D

My pets (breeds and names): Willy and Zigy (Dogs); Mia (cat); Chickens and Fish

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: 9/25/2019 8:48