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Dog Grooming Services in Portage, Indiana

We pride ourselves on exceeding expectations with thorough grooming for both cats and dogs. We make your pet feel at ease, and their health and comfort is our number one priority. We ensure your pet looks and feels extraordinary after their spa day, and we take extra care for our pets with anxiety or special needs. Schedule routine maintenance care for your furry friends and enjoy punctual, reliable service from our friendly staff and peace of mind.

3311 Willowcreek Rd
Portage, IN 46368

(219) 286-3608

Monday-Friday: 8am-4pm
Saturday-Sunday: closed

What is Our Grooming Philosophy?

Our goal is simple. We strive to make sure that each customer, and their cat or dog, has a positive experience. Every member of the Smoochie Pooch of Portage team is highly trained and understands that the safety and comfort of your pet is a top priority. We believe in choosing specific grooming products for each of our furry customers, which helps support any skin or health issues and complements breed-specific grooming strategies. If you are unsure what may work best for your pet in Portage, we welcome you to book a free new client consultation.

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Does Smoochie Pooch of Portage Offer Mobile Grooming?

If time is an issue or if you know that your dog or cat would benefit from one-on-one time with their groomer, we also offer mobile grooming. Our modern mobile grooming vans are fully equipped with everything a professional groomer needs to deliver five-star results. This option gives your pet special attention and is perfect if they are not comfortable travelling by car.

Can You Use a Specific Product for My Dog?

Local dog grooming services in Portage should be tailored to you and your dog’s needs. The right products should be used for each dog to meet their unique requirements.

Specific treatments and products can be used to treat:

Our expert dog groomers work with a range of Iv San Bernard products created to prioritize the health and comfort of every pet. Their shampoos and conditioners use only natural products and are designed to cater to specific breeds and coat types. Details matter. You can count on Smoochie Pooch of Portage to determine exactly what works best to support the health and happiness of your pet.

Each of our salons is equipped with an ozone bathing machine that aids in the healing process, assists arthritic pets, and also can provide a relaxing spa treatment using a warm bath environment with oxygen enriched water.

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Visit Smoochie Pooch of Portage, Indiana

Our Portage salon location offers superior grooming services in an environment that supports your pet’s contentment, comfort, and safety. When you choose Smoochie Pooch for your pet’s grooming needs, you can feel confident knowing you are getting an expert team that will deliver an experience specifically for your dog or cat. Smoochie Pooch also offers healthy and raw foods, treats, and other needs in our pet store at Portage.

Our Reviews

Rebecca KennedyRebecca Kennedy
12:53 05 Apr 22
They were amazing with my pit bull. Nail trims have always been traumatizing for us both. This was her first salon nail day and she was happy and seemed to be just fine with it. Thanks for being awesome! I highly recommend this place.
Melissa AMelissa A
19:36 28 Mar 22
Megan R. in the Portage shop was absolutely wonderful with our dogs today. The front desk lady was also very kind and friendly. We would highly recommend her and Smoochie Pooch!
Kelli MickKelli Mick
14:26 23 Mar 22
Fantastic staff, took my cat Jiji to get his winter coat taken care of for spring. He was not stressed and super comfortable with the groomer, cat is very happy to have his old fur off and have been pampered 🙂
Jean BittnerJean Bittner
16:01 16 Mar 22
Took my furbaby there and he was in out within 2 hours better than staying in a grooming place for 8 or 9 hours. The prices can be somewhat cheaper but I was just happy my furbaby turned out beautiful 😍
Melissa BethMelissa Beth
22:39 18 Jan 22
Amanda is awesome my husky comes back so pretty and fluffy. You can tell they really do love the animals and working with them.

Our Pet Stylists In Portage, IN

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Megan Ross

Pet Stylist

Megan has been grooming at Smoochie Pooch since 2017. The thing that inspired her to groom was a special moment that took place at the Portage salon. She came in and saw two of our groomers coloring a dog. She asked questions and they were more than happy to let her come back and even help! She was hooked from then on! Her hobbies consist of going to the gym, and she loves spending quality time with her friends and family! She has a black Lab, Ricochet, who is her best friend! Just being able to put an amazing finish on dogs and watch them transform during the grooming process, is one thing that Megan loves! She loves to be able to continue to grow in her career every day! 

One of Megan’s favorite aspects of working at Smoochie Pooch is the opportunity to teach newcomers the art of dog grooming. Her clients mean the world to her, and she cherishes the relationships she builds with each one. Grateful for her long tenure, Megan appreciates working with many wonderful people over the years. Smoochie Pooch will always be home to her.

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Morgan Lasley

Pet Stylist

Morgan is a graduate of our groomer training program and has been grooming since 2020. Her desire to always be around animals led her to her career as a dog groomer. When she’s not at work, she can be found spending time outside fishing, and kayaking. Morgan has a Standard Poodle named Grim. Her favorite part of working at Smoochie Pooch is getting to meet all of the dogs and getting to know their personalities.

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Amanda Henry

Certified Feline Master Groomer & Certified Canine Esthetician 

Amanda has been with Smoochie Pooch since 2018. She is a nationally certified master feline groomer and is CPR and first aid certified. Amanda started grooming because she was offered a position at PetSmart, which started to open doors for her to learn about many different things like canine nutrition and skin and coat care. She has two Pit Bulls, Drita and Kia, and a poodle named Bader (but everyone calls him Poodle). In her free time, she’s playing Auntie Amanda to her pet friends and can be found in various places from cat shows, grooming expos, to catching frogs or riding jet skis. She couldn’t pick a favorite part of her job, but if she had to pick just one, it would have to be developing a relationship with her pet clients. She has been known to get into several long conversations with her pet friends!

Ashley Conrad - Smoochie Pooch Portage Pet Stylist Apprentice

Ashley Conrad

Pet Stylist

Ashley started with Smoochie Pooch in December 2021 and started our grooming training program in May 2022. She started working at Smoochie Pooch because she had worked at a daycare/ boarding/ grooming facility in Lafayette and loved working with the dogs. When not at work, Ashley enjoys the outdoors as much as possible. She has her best friend, Malone the Corgi, a cat named Bill, and a Pitbull named Ruby. Her favorite part of her job is being able to spend time with her awesome coworkers and being able to learn something completely new. She can’t wait to flourish in this industry! 

Amanda Fodrey - Smoochie Pooch Plymouth Pet Stylist Apprentice

Amanda Fodrey

Pet Stylist

Amanda started Smoochie Pooch’s grooming training program in March 2022. She was drawn to Smoochie Pooch because of the focus we place on continuing education for groomers and prioritizing the wellbeing of the pets in our care. She wanted to be a groomer because she wants to do everything she can to help pets and their owners have their best life and also have a creative outlet. When not working, Amanda enjoys going for bike rides and spending time in nature. She has a Siberian Husky named Stella and is so excited to continue to learn something new every day! 

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Aubrey Krieger

Pet Stylist

Aubrey was in training with Smoochie Pooch during the first half of 2023, but has been grooming since 2021. During Covid, she was at home a lot with her dog and started doing a bit of grooming on him. She found herself really enjoying it! Aubrey has always wanted to work with dogs and at one point wanted to be a hair stylist. Now she is combining those two passions in being a hair stylist for dogs! 

Her hobbies include experimenting with makeup, hanging out with friends and family and going out to do fun activities. Aubrey has a dog named Louie who is an Australian Shepherd Golden Retriever mix. She also has two cats named Mylo and Copper. 

A recent achievement for Aubrey was goin to the All-American Grooming Show with her fellow Smoochie Pooch groomers. She learned a lot of new techniques and about improving her day to day grooming. Her favorite part of grooming is transforming a dog. She loves to see how happy the dog and owners are when she is finished. 

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