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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, Fort Wayne, and most recently Schererville, 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 here. 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.

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About Our Grooming Services

We offer a wide array of services, because we believe you should have a choice when caring for your four-legged companions. We specialize in mixing and matching our treatment services to give your pet the perfect grooming experience. If you’re not sure what your pet needs, we offer no-obligation consultations. We use the finest shampoo and conditioner made in Italy; Iv San Bernard.  The products we use are all focused on skin and coat and resolving issues you may be having.

Salon grooming appointments are available in Valparaiso, Portage, Crown Point, and Fort Wayne.  Please visit the salon of your choosing for more information about that salon and their groomers. Our groomers start on your pet right away and we call you as soon as they are completed. Salon grooming is not a 1 on 1 experience as we work on multiple dogs at one time.  If you prefer to have the 1 on 1 please schedule with our mobile.

Mobile Grooming appointments are scheduled Monday through Friday and by appointment only.  We provide an arrival time so you can plan your day and know when to expect our groomer.  Our groomers are committed to arriving within the allotted time, and will call if they have been delayed. Due to how we schedule mobile appointments please allow for a wait time of 1-2 weeks to schedule an appointment.  Mobile Grooming is available in most of Lake & Porter county.

Please call us to schedule an appointment for your pet. If you just need your pet’s nails trimmed, we are happy to do that without an appointment during business hours at any of our salons. 

Free Client Consultations

Proper pet hygiene is important for your family pet.

New client consultations are always free at Smoochie Pooch!

Upon check-in, we thoroughly review what we can or cannot do for your pet on that day.

We’ll discuss trim options that will fit your pet’s lifestyle and in-between professional appointment care, and we will discuss frequency of professional grooming needs. 

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A Clean Pet is a Happy Pet!

Routine grooming every 2 to 6 weeks for most pets keeps their skin and coat in peak condition.

We have a variety of services at very competitive prices to help you keep your pet looking and smelling wonderful. 

Management Team

Elli Bultemeier

Regional Manager, Operations Assistant 

Elli found her passion for grooming over a decade ago when she started as a bather at PetSmart. Not long after training to be a groomer there, she moved to the private sector. She is an award-winning competition groomer, certified Pet Aesthetician, and a Nationally Certified Master Groomer. In 2017, Elli started at Smoochie Pooch and currently wears many hats as she is currently managing all marketing and acting Regional Manager. Smoochie Pooch has helped her find her passion for teaching! She has developed our training program, which has successfully graduated several Pet Stylists. When not at work, she enjoys spending time on her small hobby farm with her amazing family! They love to travel together and spend time outdoors. 

Elli Bultemeier - Smoochie Pooch Regional Manager & Operations Assistan

Edith Robinson

Regional Manager 

Edith has been grooming since about 2004 when she got trained by the owner of a boarding facility that she was working at that wanted to add grooming to their business. She came to work for Smoochie Pooch in April of 2022 because she craved the family friendly environment we had to offer. She was also enticed by the amazing team we had built. Outside of work, you can find Edith going to farmers markets, taking crafting classes, working in her yard, or spending valuable time with her fur babies. She has five dogs, Charlotte, Cleopatra, Cookie, Pekoe, and Lilly and 4 cats that she absolutely adores! Her true passion has been loving all the difficult dogs that other salons have turned away and being able to work with them. While Edi does not groom full time anymore, she loves going to all the salons and spending quality time with the team as well as seeing all of the fur babies! She is loving assisting with growing the business! 

Haylee Gaines

Customer Experience Lead

Haylee started at Smoochie Pooch in our customer service team in August 2020. Haylee’s passion for animals drove her to want to work within our company. She has enjoyed many different jobs working alongside animals but has found her home at Smoochie Pooch. Outside of work, you can usually find her spending time with family, traveling, or spending time at music festivals! Haylee has two dogs, named Meeka and Riley. She loves getting to know all the pets and customers that come in everyday to the salon and more than anything loves that work feels more like family than work. She loves everyone she works with!

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