Meet the Team

  • Bond Smith

    Bond Smith is the owner and operator of Poochie's alongside her husband, Dennis. The pair have owned Poochie's since 2014. Bond is heavily invested in your pup's wellness and is continually brainstorming innovative spa-options to provide your pup, new and cool features for doggy daycare and how to provide the best at-home boarding experience for your pup. Bond has over 10 years of animal care experience prior to Poochie's at the Jacksonville Humane Society and managing a private dog park in Jacksonville.  

  • Dennis Smith
    Owner, Taxi Driver

    Dennis is the co-owner and operator of Poochie's alongside his wife, Bond. Dennis is a Sarasota native, with vast experience with a wide range of dog breeds and temperaments. He is also the lead Poochie's Pet Taxi driver, so you can often find him shuttling pups back and forth to daycare.

  • Allison K

    Meet our groomer Allison! She is an Illinois native, with an impressive grooming background. She is versed in grooming all breeds, including but not limited to: Doodles, Standard Poodles, Bichons, Havanese, Shih Tzu, Pomeranians, Maltese, Cocker Spaniels, Corgis, Schnauzers, Wheaton Terriers, Golden Retrievers, Porties, Australian Shepherds, Toy Breeds, and More. Interested in booking an appointment with her? Call (941) 312-4969.

  • Mykayla K
    Assistant Manager

    Meet our daycare attendant Mykayla! When Mykayla is not at Poochie's, she can often be found at the race track in Lakeland, FL. She is a lover of great danes and pit bull mixes, but will happily snuggle with any pup that comes her way. 

  • Miranda M
    Daycare Attendant

    Meet Miranda, a Sarasota native with an extensive love for all pups. Miranda recently graduated from Riverview high school and is actively pursuing a college degree. You may see her and her Shih-tzu Isabella when at Poochie's.

  • Jessica T
    Daycare Attendant

    Meet Jess! Jess has extensive doggy daycare experience, and would love the opportunity to meet your pup. She is incredibly friendly, and will talk to absolutely anyone. If you see Jess out and about, please say hi.

  • Katie J
    Daycare Attendant

    Katie comes to us from a well-known pet shop in Sarasota, where she cared for all breeds of puppies. Katie also owns a terrier mix, who she loves to pieces.

Contact Us

We look forward to hearing from you


We're located east of 75 on Proctor Rd. Almost to Clark Rd.

Office Hours

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9:00 am-5:00 pm