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 for 6 years. Bond is heavily invested in your pup's wellness, and is continually brainstroming innovative spa-options to provide your pup. Bond has 10 years of animal care experience. When you choose to board your dog, he or she will be boarded within Bond's personal home in a completely cage-free environment. 

  • Dennis Smith
    Owner, Taxi Driver

    Dennis Smith 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, temperaments, and sizes. He is also the Poochie's pet taxi driver and you can often find carting 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, German Shepherds, Toy Breeds, and Terriers. Interested in booking an appointment with her? Call (941) 312-4969.

  • Sydney P
    Manager of Operations

    Meet our Manager, Sydney! Sydney is originally from Pennsylvania and is actively pursuing degrees in both Biology and Psychology with a focus on animal behavior at Eckerd College. Previously, Sydney has cared for exotic animals at Elmira's Wildlife Sanctuary and Mote Marine Laboratory. She designs most of Poochie's advertising material as well as our social media and website content. 

  • 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 used to care for large exotic birds. Katie also owns a terrier mix, who she loves to pieces.

Contact Us

We look forward to hearing from you


Find us on the map! Our location is east of I-75 and West of Clark Rd.

Office Hours

Our Regular Schedule

Our Office Hours


7:00 am-6:00 pm


7:00 am-6:00 pm


7:00 am-6:00 pm


7:00 am-6:00 pm


7:00 am-6:00 pm


9:00 am-5:00 pm