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Dog Grooming Services in Southwest Fort Wayne

Your pet is a happier and healthier companion when their needs are well taken care of. At Smoochie Pooch dog groomers in Southwest Fort Wayne, we take our role in your dog’s well-being seriously. We pull out all the stops to give them a grooming experience that leaves them feeling their best.

We are committed and dedicated to your pet’s health and comfort. This is what continues to make us the top choice for dog grooming in Southwest Fort Wayne.

Your Local Southwest Fort Wayne Dog Groomers

We care about our shared community in Southwest Fort Wayne and about your dog’s specific needs. Your pet’s health and happiness is our passion.

Our team always makes sure we consult with you on the services you are looking for. We actively listen to each pet owner’s individual requests about pet grooming in Southwest Fort Wayne. Our teamworks together to look after your furry family member when they come into the grooming parlor. This is important to make sure we meet and exceed your expectations.

Before choosing the right products, treatments, and pet grooming services for your pet, we consider the following:

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What if My Pet Has Skin Conditions?

At Smoochie Pooch of Southwest Fort Wayne, we know that your dog or cat’s skin health can play a huge role in their happiness. Their skin and coat are important for their immune system, proper hydration, and nutrient storage.

We have stylists that are Iv San Bernard Certified Pet Aestheticians. This means we have the knowledge and training to handle your pet’s skin or coat ailments. Our best dog groomers will assess and manage your pet’s issues, like:

The Iv San Bernard line of products that we use includes only natural ingredients. This is a commitment that aligns with our values to put your pet’s health first. If your cat or dog is dealing with skin issues or has specific needs, reach out to us. Our expert pet groomers are happy to help. 

Why Choose the Best Pet Grooming Services?

Your pet will have a consistent, calm, and happy grooming session with any one of Smoochie Pooch’s expertly trained Southwest Fort Wayne dog groomers.

The dog or cat grooming in Southwest Fort Wayne can include an ozone bath to relieve arthritis, trimmed nails, clean ears, and a breed-specific trim or a trim style of your preference.

We can customize our treatment to serve you best. This allows your pet to have the perfect experience designed just for them by the best groomers for cats and dogs in Southwest Fort Wayne.

Our entire team is dedicated to meeting your dog’s grooming and skin health needs. We always ensure an unparalleled experience, from start to finish. We are the best dog grooming services in Southwest Fort Wayne for a reason. Call us now to schedule your dog or cat’s appointment.

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Our Reviews

Daniel KirbyDaniel Kirby
15:46 25 Mar 22
Tasha is GREAT! She gets the cut correct every time. Never any issues nor concerns about the well-being of my pet while in her care, and always prompt on time for our scheduled appointments.We apperciate her and applaud her sedulous efforts !
E VincentE Vincent
16:21 21 Jan 22
Loved that they were efficient and detailed oriented when cutting my little pups hair. They are all about customer service from beginning to end. Highly recommend!
Joel RossiJoel Rossi
14:43 04 Dec 21
Tasha Sunday does an amazing job with my dogs! When I take my girls to Tasha, I know they are in great hands. I highly recommend Tasha! She's the best!
Layla KellyLayla Kelly
18:22 03 Dec 21
Tasha is always so accommodating and sweet to our pup. Each and every time we have gone there our puppy looks adorable and smells so good! I highly recommend!
John WhitcraftJohn Whitcraft
13:21 03 Dec 21
Tasha is an amazing groomer!! She has taken care of all of our dogs for years now. Attentive to the dogs needs and always lets us know of any concerns she notices while grooming. Her love for canines is obvious. She's the best!!!

Our Pet Stylists in Southwest Fort Wayne

Tasha Sunday

Pet Stylist

Tasha has been grooming since about 2014. Tasha’s love for her clients and their pets is what has propelled her to where she is today! She has found a home in Smoochie Pooch, where she can continue to learn and grow while taking the most amazing care of her human and furry clients. Tasha does not keep it a secret that she never really had an intention of becoming a groomer, but a seemingly natural aptitude for it and being able to combine her love of dogs and learning has kept her engaged and constantly striving to be better. When not at work, Tasha can be found with her family. They always seemed to be working on a project, traveling to new places, and although they are always on the move and it can be exhausting, she loves it! She also loves her two dogs, Stella and Maggie more than anything! Tasha has completed her Sporting Breed certification with NDGAA, is an award-winning groomer, and is also a Certified Canine Esthetician. She loves teaching new groomers and is continuing to work toward her Master Groomer Certification.

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Emily Janiszewski

Pet Stylist

After interning at a boarding facility in high school as a bather, Emily’s interest in the grooming world was peaked. Emily became a groomer in 2019 and has loved every minute of it! A hobby of Emily’s is listening to music and outside of work, you can find her hanging out with her friends and going to yoga class. Emily has a family dog named Nilla. Emily’s favorite part of grooming is seeing all of the dogs and knowing she can help them!

Sydney Timm

Pet Stylist

Sydney came to Smoochie Pooch in April 2022 to go through our grooming training program. She is so excited to make all the dogs look fabulous! Sydney’s hobbies include collecting crystal specimens, hunting, rock hounding, nature trails and spending quality time with her family. Sydney has a Labradoodle named Kona and a cat named Pumpkin. She is looking forward to hitting the ground running and attaining all the certificates she can to make sure she is the best groomer she can be. Her favorite thing is getting all the sweet, slobbery kisses a girl could ask for! 

Sydney Timm - Smoochie Pooch Fort Wayne Southwest Pet Stylist Apprentice

Amber Pumley

Jr Pet Stylist

Amber started grooming in 2022. She has always had a passion for animals and wanted to continue her growth in the pet industry. After starting her pet training business and growing that, she wanted to learn more and that’s where grooming came in! Outside of work, you can find Amber spending time with her family and friends. hanging out with her dogs or enjoying her training business. She has a Great Dane named Stark, an American Bully named Lola and a Pit Bull named Ace. She is super excited for her future at Smoochie Pooch and looks forward to learning as much as she can!

5964 W Jefferson Blvd, Fort Wayne, IN 46804, United States
+1 (260) 366 4585

Monday – Friday
8:00am – 4:00pm

Saturday and Sunday Closed.

Frequently asked questions

At Smoochie Pooch, you can choose from two grooming options. Our Complete Groom includes a bath, nail trim, ear cleaning, brush out, and a full-body haircut. If you’re looking for something simpler, our Basic Groom includes bath, nail trim, ear clean, brush out, and trimming only of the face, feet, and potty areas. You also have the option of adding on additional services. 

The answer to this question really depends on the breed of your dog, their lifestyle, and sometimes their age. Ideally, all dogs should be groomed every six to eight weeks to support their overall health and avoid matting. Regular grooming is a proactive step towards ensuring healthy skin, nails, ears, and coat. 

Your dog should be booked in for a haircut if you notice their coat is looking dull and feeling overly oily or dry. Additionally, should you notice any tangles, mats, or hot spots or can smell an undesirable odor coming from their coat or fur, it’s time to make an appointment. 

A double-coated dog has an outer layer of thicker hair and a different undercoat of thin, lighter hair. While this is often breed-specific, our highly trained breeders can recognize coats of all types and then groom accordingly. Double coated dogs can require extra time and attention so that their undercoat is fully brushed and doesn’t develop mats. 

Prices are based on various factors such as breed, size, behavior, and condition of the coat. Clients also have the option of adding on additional services such as anal gland expression, shed relief, or deep conditioning. We can provide a quote over the phone and then provide a more accurate price at the time of your appointment. 

Dog grooming refers to the hygienic care and cleaning of a dog. While some dog grooming can be completed at home, professional dog grooming is done by trained professionals that know how to properly care for a dog’s coat, nails, ears, and skin. Dogs of all breeds benefit from regular professional grooming. 

Groomers have many tools that help keep dogs still during their appointment. As trained professionals, they know how to keep pets calm and comfortable, which helps dogs relax and move around less. In addition, our grooming tables have a non-slip surface, and a loop restraint (similar to a leash) may be used around a dog’s neck, if necessary. 

What happens during a dog grooming appointment will largely depend on the service you have booked. A basic groom will include a bath, nail trim, ear cleaning, brush out, and a hair trim around the face, feet, and potty areas. You can book a more complete groom as well as additional services such as toothbrushing or skin therapy. 

It’s important to keep your pet groomed for their own sanitation and hygiene. Not only will their physical appearance be improved, but they’ll avoid painful matting, overgrown nails, and other health complications. In addition, there are several studies that show that regular grooming can improve your dog’s mood and health. 

The average cost for a standard groom is approximately $65, but please note that there are so many variables that affect the price of grooming your dog. A dog’s size, its coat type, how long it’s been since its last groom, and many other factors go into the final price you may expect to pay for dog grooming.