Ask Poodle Boutique & grooming’s VIP Pet Services owner, Mary Hermes what a driving force feels like and she will simply and honestly reply, “It’s a genuine love of animals.” That was Mary’s unbelievably strong driving force to be surrounded by, and provide care to, dogs of all shapes and sizes and from all walks of life.
In early years Mary was involved in 4-H, while her Mom bred Maltese dogs, after their first litter, her mom gave Mary a male puppy named Sir Frederick. She trained him in obedience and got his CD Title. Then she started Juinor Dog Judging, working with Mary Berg a reknowned Rough Collie Breeder, she also worked summers at a Top Afghan Kennel in Crete, Il.,learning the art of grooming. Mary won 20th place at the International Kennel Club of Chicago, out of 300 other Juinors from around the country, The Show bug had bitten.
Mary moved to Fort Myers at the age of 20, after a few years of college in Business Law.( I decided it was just not for me.) Mary got hired at Phyllis Poodle Boutique a few months later and Phyllis took me under her wing and taught me everything about dog grooming. Mary bought the Poodle Boutique in 1990 and perfected her grooming and customer skills. She also started Showing Salukis, Italian Greyhounds, Maltese and Papillons. I hope someday to be an AKC Judge, my passion for dogs has never faded. Mary Currently Breeds Teacup Poodles and Papillons and recently bought a doberman puppy to start showing. She spends her off time with her wonderful husband Joe, I have to give him credit, when we met I had 2 dogs and now we have 7 dogs, 2 cats and 4 horses.
Our goal at Poodle Boutique’s VIP Pet Services it to treat your pet like a star and provide a loving and safe environment. We want every pet owner to have peace of mind when you leave your pet in our care.
We have a state-of-the-art luxury dog resort and spa that offers Doggy Day Care and Dog Grooming Salon with luxurious overnight accommodations.both in house and at our Private Home. We took special care in making sure that both facilities boasts state-of-the-art everything…and we did it all for them! We offer it ALL; boarding, grooming and day-care, a retail store and Dog Birthday Cakes/Parties.
Poodle Boutique Vip Pets, has a 24 hour video surveillance so that you never have to worry ! We offer different resort accommodations. We offer day-care play areas to allow our guests to get essential socialization and play time for the little ones and for the elderly or handicapped.
We welcome a tour of our facility anytime. Please Contact us at 239-936-5533.