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.

 

Holly Gargas

Pet Stylist

Holly has been grooming for four years and has been with Smoochie Pooch since 2017. If she’s not grooming and styling your pet, she keeps very busy with her husband (Jason) and two boys (Colton and Zane) as well as her pet family of a standard Poodle (Moonshine) and paint horse (Oakley). Holly’s favorite part about Smoochie Pooch is being excited and happy to go to work. Holly explained, “I love the relationship that I am able to become close with my customers.”

Caitlin Randolph

Pet Stylist

Caitlin has been working with dogs for around seven years, grooming for the past three years, and is a lifelong pet lover. She brings passion and kindness to her clients that leave a smile on the parent’s face and tails wagging on their pets. She has four dogs of her own: a 7-year-old shih tzu (Charles), a 6-year-old American Bully (Juno), a 3-year-old miniature Golden Doodle (Indy), and a 5-month-old Husky mix puppy (Luna). When she’s not exercising her pack of dogs, she reads, journals, and practices calligraphy.

Ashley Young

Pet Stylist

Ashley is a recent addition to the Smoochie Pooch family but has been grooming for five years. Even before that, she volunteered and took in animals. Currently Ashley has a grey cat (“Rosie”), a Dutch Shepard (“Bane”), and a standard American Eskimo (“Louise”). Her dog and family time is very important to her, but she also enjoys painting, being a film/horror/musical buff, and traveling. When asked about the favorite part of her job she responded, “My favorite is to meet new old dogs. I can’t resist a white face on an old dog.”

Amanda Lynn Herman

Pet Stylist Assistant

Amanda has been a grooming assistant for quite some time and has always had a passion for animals with experience in working at doggie daycares, bathing, and providing awesome support to groomers. Her kindness and care for animals doesn’t end at the salon as she currently parents an 8-year-old orange Tabby cat named “Calvin”. To unwind after a long fur-filled day, Amanda relaxes by binging on Netflix.