Owners Michael & Dionne Roeder

Michael is a native Hoosier, growing up in Indianapolis and graduated from Mt. Vernon High School in Fortville. His first job at 16 years old was at a dog rescue shelter in Indianapolis. He is a 25 year professional firefighter with IFD, and a 3-time Ironman. He enjoys his morning runs with his running partners, Indy, their border collie, and Tank, their husky. Mike served 4 years in the US Coast Guard as a deep sea and rescue diver.

After the Coast Guard, he had his own pool service/maintenance business in California. Back home in Indiana, he owned several small businesses that he operated on his days off from the fire department, including coaching and training their 2 sons in their various sports and running careers.

Mike holds several certifications; including Advanced Dog Socialization, Dog Behavioral Certification, Daycare Management Certification, Pet CPR and First Aid.

Dionne is a born and bred southern Californian, worked 10 years for the Social Security Administration and was a bookkeeper for multiple small businesses. She was self-employed as a franchised Jazzercise instructor for 20 years before opening her private personal training business which she ran out of their Fishers home for 18 years.

Dionne enjoys hiking the state parks trails with the dogs and gardening any time she can! In August of 2014, Mike and Dionne purchased the business of Happy Dogs (formerly Happy, Clean and Smart). They came to experience the business after their own dogs had played and stayed there, in addition to utilizing the grooming and self-bathing.

A message from the owners: We value the trust that you have given us in allowing us to care for your pets. We take that very seriously and our utmost goal is the health and happiness of each and every dog that walks through these doors. We look forward to many happy years with you and your dogs.

The Team


Store Manager

My name is Alison Lutz. I graduated from Ball State University in 2008 and worked in the Madison County Prosecutor’s Office and County Court System for about seven years. However, I decided to follow my love and passion for dogs. I truly enjoy every day that I am at work. Interacting, training, and playing with the dogs is a great joy! I treat and care for each dog as if they were my own. I currently have five dogs of my own but I can’t have enough!


Director of Training

My name is Taylor Herr and I was thrilled to join the Happy Dogs team earlier this year. I grew up on a farm outside of New Castle before moving to West Lafayette to go to Purdue University. During my time there, I studied animal behavior and graduated with a bachelor's degree in Animal Sciences in 2016. Now that I have moved back near my hometown and family, I am focusing on growing my career as a dog trainer! My own dogs and I have been working in everything from obedience and tricks to herding and scent work, and we have so many more things to practice and explore. It's great to be surrounded by people who are excited about their pets as I am, and I love that I have the opportunity to pursue my passion while helping others to love their dogs even more.


Lead Groomer

My name is Jenn Morgan and I am a professional pet groomer. I have lived in Muncie most of my life and attended high school and college here as well. I started grooming in 2002 but have always loved dogs. I began working at Happy Clean and Smart in 2006 and have enjoyed getting to know the clients, both human and canine alike, over the years.



Hello, my name is Jackie. I have been with Happy Dogs as a groomer since December 2004. I graduated from Midwest School of Dog Grooming in Chicago and have worked in Tempe, Arizona and Anderson, Indiana. I am certified in Pet CPR, first aid, and two different methods of obedience training. I have owned and showed multiple dogs and now own a Whippet, Jolene! I am married with one son, daughter-in-law and many grand-animals! We enjoy spending time with your precious pets, and get very attached to them. They always bring joy to our day and we appreciate them very much.



Hi everyone! My name is Stephanie Hiatt! I was born and raised right here in Muncie, IN. I attended Muncie Southside High School, then later continued on to study Elementary Education at Ball State University before pursuing my true passion with animals in the Spring of 2012. I began my journey grooming four years ago with PetSmart and just recently made a move to Happy Dogs! Needless to say I could not be happier with my with my decision to move! Aside from all of our friendly staff, we have an amazing daycare program and multiple opportunities for your dogs to feel right at home! In my spare time I love being outside and thoroughly enjoy kayaking the river in the summer time. Most of all I love to spoil all three of my fur babies, Daisy the Beagle, Roxie the Terrier and Anna the Husky! Animals have always held a special place in my heart, therefore I consider myself extremely blessed to be able to do what I love!


Front Desk/Customer Service/Daycare Attendant

Hi, my name is Katie and I started working at Happy Dogs in September of 2017. I have always had a passion for animals, but after starting to work for the Muncie animal shelter in 2016, I knew that working with animals was something I wanted to continue to do. I have two dogs, my 4 year old Yorkie, Charlie, and my 2 year old spaniel mix I rescued from the shelter. Without dogs, life would be so boring.


Groomer / Daycare Attendant

My name is Kenzie. I grew up in Anderson and I have two dogs; a chorkie named Diamond and a border collie German shepherd mix named Piper. I like to spend my free time walking at the park and taking pictures of my dogs. I have always loved dogs and I am lucky enough to have done different things with them such as grooming, rescue, helping in a vet clinic, and I am now exploring daycare.


Front Desk/Customer Service

Hi my name is Chasity, and I work the front desk here at Happy Dogs. I started working at Happy Dogs in October of 2017, and I have loved it so far! I live in Muncie with my soon to be husband, our three kids, and our two sweet dogs. I have spent the last five and a half years working as technical support for various types of electronics, and recently decided that it was time for a change.

In addition to working full time at Happy Dogs, I am also a mother of two young boys, and a student. In my spare time I enjoy spending time outside with my family and our dogs, coaching my son's various sports interests, and volunteer work. I have always loved animals, especially dogs, and am so happy to have the opportunity to be around them everyday while working at Happy Dogs.


Groom Assistant/Daycare Attendant

My name is Shelly Hall and I assist the groomers with bathing the dogs. I love them all. They are so different and funny in their own way. I used to work for a vet when I lived in Illinois. I have always had a pet and I wouldn’t be without one. The dogs are the reason I come to work each day, They make me laugh every day. I wouldn’t trade it for anything.


Front Desk/Customer Service

Hi! My name is Lilly and I started working at Happy Dogs in June of 2017. I am originally from Berne, IN and moved to Muncie to attend college. I am now a senior at Ball State University where I am double majoring in Interpersonal Communication and Theatre Design/Technology with a focus in hair and makeup! I hope to be a Special Effects Makeup Artist for film and television in the future. I usually spend my time working on photo shoots, listening to music, or enjoying a good cup of coffee! I have always been an animal lover and now have two dogs of my own, Jax and Mynx. Working at Happy Dogs is one of the best experiences I’ve ever had! Nothing beats spending my time caring for so many wonderful dogs!


Front Desk/Customer Service


Daycare Attendant

My name is Casey Redwine, I was born and raised in Delaware County. Dogs have always been a part of my life and something I am passionate about. I work as a brick mason during the week and enjoy my weekends here with the dogs! I have three dogs at home and I spend my days off taking them on road trips.


Daycare Attendant / Front Desk Customer Service

My name is Ashlie McCormack. I'm a Wisconsin native but I've been a Hoosier since 2010. Now I call Muncie home and I love it here. I am currently working toward a Bachelor's in Accounting from Ball State University. In my spare time I play roller derby with the Cornfed Derby Dames and enjoy time with my own two dogs.