705 Calumet Ave
Valparaiso, IN 46383
(219) 286-3608


Our Story

For high quality, professional dog grooming in Northern Indiana, look no further than Smoochie Pooch. We are a full service grooming company. Smoochie Pooch offers both mobile and salon options for your pets grooming needs, as well as a boutique for your pet food and supplies.

Since 2009, Smoochie Pooch has employed some of the industry’s top dog groomers. The Smoochie Pooch team brings the expertise of competitive groomers to your front door for your convenience.

In addition to providing exceptional grooming services, we also pay special attention to the health of your pet’s skin and coat. Our team is trained in animal behavior and grooming techniques specific to a wide variety of breeds.

With salons located in Valparaiso, Portage, Crown Point, and most recently Fort Wayne, we take pride in servicing the entire region, including Chesterton, Portage, Hobart, Crown Point, and the greater Fort Wayne region. Schedule an appointment with one of our groomers, or learn more about our mobile pet grooming services by clicking below. The Smoochie Pooch team hopes to see you and your pooch very soon!

All Grooming services are by appointment only, and our salons close when we are done grooming for the day. Thank you in advance.


Natalie Taylor

Pet Stylist

Natalie has been with Smoochie Pooch since 2013 but has been working with and loving animals her entire life. Growing up, Natalie started off in 4-H, showing horses and dogs before showing dogs in AKC when she was fourteen years old. She has an English Cocker (Raisin) and an Irish Water Spaniel (Bumper) of her own. When Natalie is not grooming, her heart and free time remains with animals as she spends time going to dog shows, grooming shows, and hitting the beach with Bumper.

Heather Bogash

Pet Stylist

Heather has grown up with all kinds of animals during her life and even started volunteering at a riding stable from eight years old all the way into her mid-twenties. She has a Mastiff/Pitt mix (Odin), a Chi-weenie (Elvira), an 18-year-old cat (Cleo), and a Uromastyx lizard (Zelda). With eleven years of grooming experience, Heather brings a sense of care and expertise that is hard to come by and it shows in her work. When enjoying life away from the grooming table, Heather likes going to opening mics, live music, and meditation.

Mary Briney

Pet Stylist

Mary brings international flare to the Smoochie Pooch team. From Ireland, Mary has been in love with being around animals since she was a child. Due to grooming not being as big in Ireland, she is a newer stylist but not due to lack of passion or desire, “Wish I started grooming sooner as I (expletive) love it!” Mary and her family currently have a black mouth cur (Sora) that they rescued. Outside of work, Mary likes to spend time going to the park, beach, and tries to be crafty.

Bonnie Speed

Pet Stylist Assistant

Bonnie has been rescuing animals since she was little, worked on farms, and has been involved with grooming for almost three years. She brings her experience and love for animals to Smoochie Pooch where she is a Pet Stylist Assistant. When she’s not assisting stylists, she likes to read and clean the house. Bonnie has a family of pets: Husky/Pitt (Oso), Husky/Shepard (Xena), a litter of puppies on the way, as well as five cats, three ferrets, a snake, and a bearded dragon.