Meet our team of dedicated pet care professionals.
All of our team members have completed an extensive pet handling program, background check, and are Pet First Aid & CPR certified.
Dog walkers & pet sitters must go through a very through vetting, screening, and trial process to earn a spot on our team. Cloud 9 Canine is dedicated to finding the best, most caring and qualified pet lovers around.
Meet the Owner
Owner Nicole B.
Hi! I’m Nicole, the proud owner of Cloud 9 Canine Dog Walking & Pet Sitting! My love for animals was fostered from a young age. I remember moving with my family to in a local rural community when I was four years old to a 30-acre property. Soon, the land was populated with an assortment of pets of all kinds. Throughout my childhood, I raised and cared for pets of all shapes and sizes from geckos and rabbits to goats and sheep, and spent many evenings inside watching Animal Planet.
Caring for my first dog, Morgan, greatly deepened my love for dogs and pet care. Shortly after, I began volunteering as a dog walker at local shelters. I later worked as a kennel attendant and in 2018, began providing pet care services for fun and was quickly enamored by dog walking and pet sitting. Not long after, I realized there is a strong need for reliable, customized pet care in Southwest Michigan, and, well, the rest is history!
Meet the Managers
Field Manager Jordan B.
Hi there! My name is Jordan and I’m the Field Manager with Cloud 9 Canine. I grew up on a hobby farm locally where my lifelong passion for working with pets and livestock developed. I am a Michigan State University alum (Go Green!) and returned to the area to attend occupational therapy school. I have long-term goals of working with service dogs and their handlers as a healthcare professional and dog trainer, and short-term goals of providing services and educational resources to local pet owners inspired by the need for increased information and resources I encountered when raising my Australian Cattle Dog puppy.
Currently, I serve part-time with Cloud 9 Canine completing program and policy development for services centered on evidence-based pet care handling techniques that support the holistic well-being of dogs, cats, and others. I am currently completing a dog training program part time as well . A lot of my work occurs “behind the scenes” at this point, but I am in the field when training new hires and you may see me around as I fill in to help out the team as needed!
Meet the Dog Trainers
Head Trainer Stephanie J.
Hello! My name is Stephanie and I’m the Head Trainer at Cloud 9 Canine! As a child my love of animals, specifically dogs, was apparent. My mom caught me lining up beanie babies along our family dog’s belly because she was “nursing.” Going from a child watching hours of Animal Planet, to a woman that’s dedicated her time to helping dogs and their people understand each other—there’s truly nothing better. I’m so very excited to help build this branch of Cloud 9 Canine and continue to expand my education. I’m an accredited trainer predominantly aligned with positive reinforcement training and am working toward my CPDT-KA thanks to Cloud 9 Canine!
I love working with dogs of all ages and backgrounds; however, I have a special spot in my heart for rescue dogs and helping them build confidence. When I see a dog disengage from a trigger, an owner learn how to trust themselves, and/or a puppy get excited when they connect an action to a cue, my heart fills with the joy that I’m doing what I’m called to. I’m most excited to work with dogs, and/or their owner(s), in real world situations (i.e. yards, stores, parks, walks, etc). We can’t wait to work with your pups!
Meet the Dog Walkers & Pet Sitters
“Nicole was recommended to me by my sister Luci, and I am so glad she did. I liked her as soon as I met her prior to my trip, and she was super helpful in getting my booking done right, as I didn’t know how to schedule properly. :)) She looked in on my two cats every other day and sent me videos of her interactions. One of my cats is pretty shy, but she sent a video of her on the floor playing with both of them using the laser pointer. I’ll definitely book again with her. I felt that Cheezit & Quill were in great hands!”
– Amy C.