Who We Are
Cloud 9 Companion Care is a premium family pet service tailored toward discerning owners who desire only the best in-home care for their furry, feathered, or scaled companions. While you're away, we offer a variety of services to meet your pet's unique needs, including pet-sitting, dog walking, and a pet taxi service. We happily care for dogs, cats, birds, fish, reptiles, amphibians, pocket pets, and other exotic pets. We serve homes with dogs of all sizes and breeds.
Why Choose Us?
We are fully bonded and insured, affording an extra measure of protection. We can provide a multitude of references to ensure that you receive direct input from clients who have experienced our professional care. We have a background rich in experience that has influenced the exceptional service we provide. We abide by a strong set of ethics in order to serve in the best interest of our clients and their companions. Furthermore, we offer the opportunity for you to meet with your Cloud 9 sitter for a consultation within the comfort of your home before any services begin. This means that you and your companion(s) will receive a thorough introduction to the person who will be acting as your "second best"!
The safety and security of your pets and your home is of the utmost importance to us. Cloud 9 Companion Care maintains insurance and bonding through Pet Sitters Associates and we are registered with the State of Texas.
In addition, Cloud 9 Companion Care is a registered member of the National Association of Professional Pet Sitters as well as Professional United Pet Sitters. We strive to pursue continuing education in animal care and behavior to stay abreast of the latest information that best serves your beloved companions.
Cloud 9 Companion Care understands the importance of finding a pet sitter you can trust; a pet sitter who is reliable, personable, and concerned about the service he or she provides.
Communication with our clients is important to us. We provide daily visit updates through text messages, email, and our client portal. If we have any concerns about your pet, we will notify you immediately!
Empathy and compassion are driving forces behind the quality care provided by Cloud 9 Companion Care. We treat your pets as if they are our own!
Meet the Owner
Welcome! I am Stephanie Artz and I am the proud owner of Cloud 9 Companion Care! Like others in my trade, I have loved and LIVED animals my entire life. My experience with animals and family pets started at a very early age as I spent much of my childhood visiting my grandparent's "country place" right outside of San Antonio. With my grandfather as a patient, gentle mentor, I developed a deep admiration and respect for nature through his teachings of science and the natural world around us. He instilled a solid base of empathy that, to this day, fuels my compassion for humans and non-humans alike.
Since 1998, I have worked with all kinds of small and large animals in a hands-on and professional capacity, predominantly within veterinary hospitals. In summary, I have 20 years of experience within the veterinary field, along with 8 concurrent years as a pet-sitter. I also have thorough experience working with and alongside local animal rescues. I have a Bachelor's Degree in Psychology (heavy emphasis on Biological Sciences) from Texas A&M University - College Station, as well as a Master's Degree in Psychology from the University of Texas at San Antonio.
Though my employment background is dominated by experience with animals, I have also pursued career paths involving human care and advocacy. Though my reasons for following these lines of work were noble, I was not as satisfied personally and professionally as I am when working with animals.
Cloud 9 Companion Care was borne from a desire to integrate a lifetime wealth of skills, knowledge, and experiences so I may continue to pursue a labor of love with animals while still following my passion to help their human counterparts. I truly love what I do and I am very thankful to have the privilege to work with so many amazing clients and their wonderful animal companions!