StudentCo Pet Sitter Profile

Name of sitter: Milena B

Area: Glenvista (Johannesburg)

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

Course of study: Graphic Design

Approved StudentCo pet sitter since: December 2017


Experience with animals and own pets

Pets have always been a big part of my life.

I got given a Boerboel when I was three years old and I grew up with him and my sister’s Alsatian. Later on, we got given a Dalmatian.

In addition to this we started out with just three comet fish which soon produced around thirty individuals!

As if three dogs and thirty comet fish weren’t enough we also looked after two dwarf hamsters, which were safe since we did not have cats yet.

After the hamsters died two cats across the street adopted us and decided to bring pets of their own. Having cats meant I learned how to rescue birds and on one occasion an elephant shrew! Having cats taught me quite vividly how animals can have different personalities and how to deal with them.

Most recently, we got a beautiful female German Shepherd, Bella, which I learned to train with a canine training specialist. She’s quite a character so it has been an interesting experience!

Having this upbringing means I am a huge animal lover and would like to own many other different pets in the future.


Feedback from References


Reference 1

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:

We have been neighbours of the Betencourts for the past 24 years and have been friends of the family since before Milena was born. We have seen Milena growing up and are more than happy to provide this reference for her.

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


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 Noenie and Cinnamon (cats)

My name: Samatha Fourie

Name of pet sitter: Milena B

My pets (breeds and names): Noenie and Cinnamon (cats)

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 seemed 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!

If 1 is terrible and 5 is excellent, please rate your overall experience with StudentCo and this sitter: 5

Stay-overs with Ray (Staffy)

My name: Monique Piderit

Name of pet sitter: Milena B

My pets (breeds and names): Ray (Staffy)

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 seemed 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: 2019/07/26 04:54:31