Cindy is a graduate of the Animal Arts Academy, a state accredited professional pet grooming school. Both of her parents were lifetime members of the White River Golden Retriever Club. They raised Cindy around these dogs and taught her to train and treat the animals with respect. She also learned to show them in both the ring and in the field. She has spent her entire life loving and caring for all types of animals and would love the opportunity to care for yours.
She grew up next door to the kennel and graduated from Westfield Washington High School in 1985. She pursued a career in marketing and printing for 20+ years, including a freelance desktop publishing company she operated while working full time. Cindy bought this property and started a farm in 1997 where she raised goats, horses, cows, a pig, and, of course, dogs and cats. She left corporate America in 1999 to be a proprietor of a small restaurant in Eagletown. It was a blessing that allowed her to personally get to know the people in her community. Cindy was very happy with her life and loved serving people on a daily basis but this was not GODS plan for her. A spiritual awakening showed her that her true gifts were with our furry friends and if she was to follow her utmost passion and utilize GODS gifts she would need to focus her world towards them. She enrolled in grooming school in 2007 to hone her previous skills and after graduating she established Heavenly Care Kennels. Her family and friends supported her as she created a loving, fun, and safe haven for our furry friends to come to. She continues to put her heart and soul into the business and by word of mouth it has become what it is today.
MATT is Cindy’s husband and her biggest supporter. He is a Jack of all trades; fixing what we break and building what we need. He is a real blessing and his hard work can be seen throughout our kennel. He served in the U.S. army for 13 years before an injury led to him being honorably discharged. He worked as a sales representative for Frito Lay for 21 years refining his interpersonal and communication skills. After retiring from Frito lay . Now he is a full time owner and operator and his strong commitment to our guests is admirable. He has a deep love for the fur babies, his lovely wife Cindy, and their 3 dogs Gordo (Multipoo), Denver (Corgi), and Topper (Corgi). They complement each other and look forward to taking the utmost care of your fur babies.
SARAH is another bright light that shines here at Heavenly Care Kennels. She is a positive, upbeat role model for us all and has an amazing work ethic. She is wonderful with all dog breeds and knows how to read their body language; an invaluable skill when determining individual dog's needs. You can see her devotion to each guest through her attention to detail and ability to follow through. She is proficient in all aspects of caring for our guests, including grooming and customer service. This makes her an excellent shift leader and trainer for all of our new employees. Prior to staring with us in 2014 Sarah spent 15+ years in the residential and commercial cleaning industry. She brings a wealth of knowledge that ensures we are the cleanest we can be. Sarah continues to be a major contributor to our success. We are very proud she is part of our team and hope she stays with us a very long time.
EMMA joined us in 2019 while still in school. She enjoys all aspects of caring for the dogs; however her gifts really blossomed in our grooming department. She learned grooming techniques from Cindy and continued her grooming education. We were so impressed by her growth and skill in 2021 we promoted her to be our Lead Groomer. As our lead groomer and manager she cares for all of our guests with kindness. Her hardworking and driven personality ensures the quality of every groom.
Emma has 2 pets of her own Nala (Pekingese) and Arthur (Basset Hound). She loves grooming and spending time with her family and friends.
PARIS is "our Sarah's" daughter. She worked for Sarah's cleaning business and learned many things about the cleaning industry. When Sarah switched to being full time for us here, Paris went into hospitality. In 2019 she joined our team. She loves caring for our guests, and has become proficient in all aspects including grooming. Her attention to detail and compassion for the fur babies are next level. She takes fabulous pictures of the pups and LOVES sharing them with their parents and on social media. We are proud she's our social media Director.
She is a mother of three wonderful boys and one Schnauzer mix Ivan. Her favorite things to do with her family are walking the state parks and dancing to music.
SHANA graduated from Penn Foster University with a degree in veterinary assistance. She has 10+ years of experience working at the Cicero Vet Clinic and boarding facilities. Growing up on a farm, she learned the importance of caring for her animals and forming bonds with them, and has dedicated her whole life working with them. She has an amazing heart, a calm personality, and enjoys giving every guest the personalized care they deserve.
Shana and her husband are local residents of Sheridan where they live with their son and their chihuahua, Chainy. She loves camping with her family and watching her son compete in dirt bike races.
Sharon has worked as a veterinary assistant aiding in exams, surgeries, and vaccinations; and as a receptionist at a small veterinary clinic in Westfield for 15 years. Prior to that, she worked at a local veterinary specialty/emergency hospital as a customer service representative for 3 years. The specialty side of that practice piqued her interest in animal dermatology prompting her to learn more about how things in our daily life affect allergies, skin, ears, etc. She has also been a hairstylist/barber since 1984. She brings with her extensive veterinary and customer service experience. Her family has fostered and adopted many dogs through a local golden retriever rescue. She has a deep love of all dogs, but retrievers hold a special place in her heart. Sharon and her husband live just north of Zionsville on 20+ acres, where they enjoy being outside with family, friends, and their 2 dogs, Waffles (golden retriever) and Cora Sue (black lab). She is most proud of her son, who is an Ohio State University alumni and played golf while he studied there. Yes, she is a huge Buckeye fan! She is a crazy-couponer, who also loves gardening, aqua fit, and watching OSU football.
ERIN is a third generation professional dog handler for all breeds and modalities. In honor of her familiy's legacy she opened Frontier K9 Training and continues to help and support her community. She has trained several champions, specializes in obedience and sport training, and enjoys continuing her education by working with some of the best police K9 trainers in the country. She raised and trained her own police canine partner and they served side by side for 14 years. She has worked several years as a veterinary technician and in local hospital emergency rooms. We are so excited she is joining our team, her knowledge of both people and dogs' physical and mental health will be invaluable in helping us with our Canine Enrichment Program.
Erin shares her passion for animals with her husband and son; they have 3 dogs Creed (Belgian Malinois), Goose (Coonhound), and Ruck (German Shepherd), 3 donkeys, and 2 cats. Erin loves spending time with her wonderful family, training pups, and working out. She is a cheerful and outgoing person and is dedicated to the work she does.
MONICA is a 1991 graduate of Indiana University where she earned her bachelor’s degree in social work. She went on to work 10+years in management for group homes and a sheltered workshop; which serviced people with developmental delays and physical impairments. In 2004 after battling and surviving stage 4 cancer and losing her 17 ½ year old beloved dog, Maggie May, she took on a whole new career. She was approached with the opportunity to work at a groom shop as an apprentice. There, working under a grooming instructor, she started as a bather and worked her way up to becoming a groomer. She genuinely loves all fur babies. She believes and adheres to our mission to treat every guest as one of our family members. Her top priorities are safety, cleanliness and showering them all with unconditional love. She strives to make them look and feel their best.
RANDY has been working in boarding facilities for 20+ years. He started with us in 2016 and is a natural with our guests. We value him as an important part of our team and appreciate his dedication to us and our guests. He keeps up with repairs and maintains our outside areas and play yards making sure the grass is always greener on our side. He loves being outside with each guest; interacting and playing as he bonds with them one-on-one.
The above people mentioned are our core people you will see and talk to. You will see other care givers working as well. We schedule more help when we are busier, like holidays and summer time. I can assure you anyone helping here will do a great job caring for your baby.