K9 Bios

K9 BIOgraphieS

Click an image below to see our K9 Bed Bug Hunters in action!

Darby  K9 Darby is our 3 year old black lab. She has been working since July 2017. When not working Darby loves to run and play in the yard with the other dogs. Her favorite toys are squeaky balls. Darby is our comedian of the team. She keeps us on our toes and loves to challenge us as handlers.

Darby

K9 Darby is our 3 year old black lab. She has been working since July 2017. When not working Darby loves to run and play in the yard with the other dogs. Her favorite toys are squeaky balls. Darby is our comedian of the team. She keeps us on our toes and loves to challenge us as handlers.

 
Bodie  K9 Bodie is our two year old Border Collie. He joined our team in 2018. When not working Bodie is collecting all the toys and keeping track of where the other dogs are. He is true to his breed and wants to control everything.

Bodie

K9 Bodie is our two year old Border Collie. He joined our team in 2018. When not working Bodie is collecting all the toys and keeping track of where the other dogs are. He is true to his breed and wants to control everything.

Poet

Poet is our most recent addition to our team. She is new to us but not new to the business. Poet is a three year old black lab. Small in stature yet big in personality and driven to work.

When not working she loves to play ball and is crazy about swimming.

Poet is very social and loves to let everyone know when she has arrived at a location to work. The first thing she does is jump straight up with all four feet off the ground. When she lands she is all business and ready to go.

 
Benny  Our big goofy Chocolate Lab who is always happy and wagging his powerful tail. He is always ready to work and voices his dismay if he doesn't get to be the first one to work on the job.  When he isn't working his favorite pastime is playing Frisbee and wrestling with the other dogs on our team.

Benny

Our big goofy Chocolate Lab who is always happy and wagging his powerful tail. He is always ready to work and voices his dismay if he doesn't get to be the first one to work on the job.

When he isn't working his favorite pastime is playing Frisbee and wrestling with the other dogs on our team.

 

Sarah Rodeheaver - Sarah has always had a passion for working with dogs and horses.  She started training when she rescued her first dog, a Doberman Pinscher named Pockets.

 

Sarah began by working at a kennel in order to learn from the owner, a very strict German woman who trusted her to train and show her dogs.  Hungry to learn, she took as many classes and seminars about dogs as she could. She began competing with her personal dog in 1988. She has experience and titled dogs in obedience, agility, rally, tracking, Schutzhund, French ring sport, and trick dog.  She’s also been a mentor-trainer for the Animal Behavior College.

 

In 1995 Sarah opened Dog Zone LLC - a dog training, day care and grooming facility in Battle Creek, Michigan. In 2011, Sarah started handling bed bug dogs for Bed Bug Investigations.  Since 2015, she became owner/handler/trainer for K9 Bed Bug Hunter, a scent-detection service used in hospitals, public buildings, apartments, and private residences.  She has also completed a Diabetic Alert/Medical Alert training course with Debby Kay and have trained several PTSD service dogs.

 

Sarah shares her home with her Dobermans “Bravo,” and “Fire”, along with her bed bug dogs.

 

 

Matt Passino - Matt is a NESDCA certified K9 handler for K9 Bed Bug Hunter, LLC.  Matt has complete countless hours on training, handling and K9 inspections in the tri state area. Matt is a retired combat veteran with several awards and honors, most notable the Legion of Merit Medal and Army Commendation Medal with “V” device for heroism in combat. Matt is heavily involved with the veteran community volunteering countless hours helping to work with veterans advocating benefits of service dogs and doing speaking engagements.  Matt earned a Master of Science in Criminal Justice from Kaplan University. Matt currently resides in Battle Creek where he can be found enjoying friends, family and his Service Dog Valor, a German Shepherd.