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Dog & Cat Grooming
in Chesterton, IN

Now open in the old Gilly’s Doghouse location!

Family-owned business in Chesterton, Indiana providing a wide variety of professional dog grooming and cat grooming services along with boutique pet food and supplies. We serve dogs of all ages and breeds with the utmost care and attention by experienced, certified groomers. We specialize in personalized skin and coat treatments, teeth brushing, nail trimming, ear cleaning, anal gland expression, shed-relief services, spa treatments and more! Check out our full list of services and schedule a consultation today!

Now open in the old Gilly’s Dog House location!

102 Brown Ave.
Chesterton, IN 46304

Monday-Friday: 8a-4p
Saturday-Sunday: closed


(219) 286-3608

What sets us apart


For over 14 years, customers have raved about our grooming services for their pups ranging from puppies to elderly dogs. You can rest assured knowing all of our groomers have undergone extensive training as certified Pet Aestheticians to care for and treat your four-legged friend.


At Smoochie Pooch, we treat each pet as if they were our own. Our groomers are specially trained in soothing and calming anxious pets, and they go the extra mile to ensure they are safe and comfortable during their visit. We’re also proud to customize each pup’s visit based on our personalized care plans tailored to meet their specific needs. Your pet isn’t a number; they’re a part of your family. We’re here to ensure they’re treated as such.

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Our large offering of services, from grooming packages to add-ons and specialized services, makes Smoochie Pooch a valued salon for our customers. From bathing and nail trimming to specialized hairloss regimens and dry skin treatments, you’re likely to find a solution to your dog or cat’s needs. If there’s ever a service you wish we offered, let us know and we’ll see if we can make it happen!


We use premium, specialized salon products specially designed to nourish and protect your pet’s skin and coat. Our wide range of Italian Iv San Bernard products are veterinarian approved, cruelty-free and Safe Pet Certified, so you can rest assured your dog or cat is in excellent care.

Competitive Pricing

You won’t find many prices listed on our website, and that’s because we support dogs and cats of all ages, sizes and breeds, each with different needs and time requirements. Call us and provide information about your pet for a free quote today.

We also offer monthly deals and specials on products and services, so make sure to sign up for our mailing list and follow us on social so you’re always in the loop!


Between our frequently written educational blogs and consultations with pet owners, we’re always looking to help our customers make healthy and hygienic choices for their beloved pets to keep them feeling their best and avoid discomfort due to lack of care. Our responsive and knowledgeable customer service team is here to help! We love answering your questions and providing guidance whenever possible to ensure your pet stays on track with their grooming needs.

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Mobile Pet Grooming in Chesterton

Do your pets get anxious when traveling to dog grooming salons? Do you find it difficult to visit grooming salons during the week? Try our mobile pet grooming service!

Our pet grooming van is complete with all the products, tools and machines that we use in-house. Here, your pets receive one-on-one attention, making it ideal for those that get nervous when surrounded by other dogs or cats. Once they are done, our dog groomers return them to your doorstep, happy and clean!

Our Professional Pet Stylists in Chesterton, IN

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Audri Dvorscak

Pet Stylist

Audri started out as a bather and completed groomer training in 2021, constantly excelling in her education and in industry trade shows. She joined Smoochie Pooch in April 2023 to grow her skills; she was drawn to the company because she loves how organized the operations are and feels the position will set her up for success. She proudly volunteers with Giant Paw Prints Rescue and Begin Again Rescue, organizations which originally sparked her interest in learning to groom. Working with dogs has given her a sense of purpose. Audri is certified in Pet First Aid and CPR, and has taken K-9 behavior courses and vaccination courses. She has two dogs: a Lab/Rottweiler mix named Pepper and a Beagle/Chihuahua mix named Grogu.

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Stephanie Rodriguez

Pet Stylist

Stephanie started grooming in December 2019 and joined Smoochie Pooch in April 2023. She wanted to work for Smoochie Pooch because it was a good opportunity to expand her knowledge and meet more groomers. Stephanie has always loved animals and knew she was bound to work with them someday. She has a Pomeranian/Lhasa mix named Jynx Elizabeth. When she was given a brush and comb for the first time, she found it fascinating. She studied abroad in the Netherlands and was proud to place third in her bathing certification course. Her favorite part of grooming is creating a special bond with the dogs and making them look and feel great! When not at work, you can find Stephanie hanging out with family, watching movies and playing games.