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.

 

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.

Elaina Gerlach

Pet Stylist

Elaina has been with Smoochie Pooch since March of 2019 but has been grooming for about a year and spent four years working in dog daycare and boarding facilities. From Valparaiso, her love for animals has spanned several states as she currently owns two mutts (Mowgli and Prana) that she rescued while living in Arizona. When Elaina isn’t providing awesome grooms to your dogs she goes on adventures with her own dogs and watches Netflix. Her favorite part of working at Smoochie Pooch is helping dogs stay happy and healthy while overcoming challenges and always learning.