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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.


Kim Wilson

Pet Stylist & Owner

Kim Wilson is a 2007 graduate of the Academy of Dog Grooming Arts in Arlington, Illinois.  She is also certified in animal nutrition, pet CPR, and animal behavior.  Recently, Kim joined the National Dog Groomers Association of America (NDGAA), the International Pet Groomers Association (IPG), and the International Society of Canine Cosmetology (ISCC).  Along with the various dog grooming associations she also is a member of the National Cat Groomers Association of America (NCGAA).  Being a member of these organizations Kim will have the opportunity to work towards gaining her Master Groomer Status with each group.

Kim’s passion for animals started at a young age with family pets. It wasn’t until working at pet store she realized what her true calling was. Doubted by some, as they said grooming wasn’t a career, she set out to prove otherwise. Along the way she has met some very influential individuals that have taught her the fine art of styling and not just “grooming.” She has successfully completed some of her training to become a Master Stylist and should within the next year have that completed. Kim has become a name in the grooming ring as well, placing two years in a row at All American Grooming Show in Chicago.

Aside from grooming, Kim can often be found grooming for various rescue groups as well as having fun with her own dogs.  She shows, in confirmation, her English Cocker and Briard.  Kim has also begun learning agility with her Standard Poodle who is quickly learning, and will also certify as a therapy dog in 2014.

Kim and her family have a pet family of their own, Missy (lab mix), Reese (toy poodle), Connor (Standard Poodle), Caleb (English Cocker Spaniel), and Cognac (Briard) make up their dog family. She also takes care of stray cats that come around. Sometimes it is often thought the dogs and cats get treated almost as well as her own children. Kim looks forward to meeting your special four legged friend.

Tina Elkins

Pet Stylist

Tina has been Smoochie Pooch since March of 2013 but has been involved with grooming for nearly ten years. She has always had a pet of one kind or another growing up, but currently has a white standard Poodle (Asako), a red Goldendoodle (Shinko), and two Sugar Gliders (Salai & Ezio). As one of Smoochie Pooch’s longtime beloved mobile stylists, Tina has seen it all. “Being in a small group that cares for one another.” Tina continued, “We may not see each other every day, but it still feels like a close-knit group.”

Kimberlee Swender

Pet Stylist

Kimberlee has been gracing Smoochie Pooch’s family of clients with her always-smiling grooming skills since early 2016 but has been honing her craft for six years. She has always had dogs and horses in her life and it shows in the care of her happy furry clients. Kimberlee enjoys walking her Labrador retriever (Maizee), riding her horse (Minnie), and crafting in her free time.

Amanda Henry

Pet Stylist

Amanda has been grooming for six years and is a recent addition to the Smoochie Pooch family. She has always had pets in her life and currently has two Pitbulls (Drita & Kia) as well as a Siamese (Yon). When Amanda isn’t providing tail wags and smiles with her grooming skills and charm she hangs out with friends, dances, crafts, and is involved in property management.