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Pet Stylist Job Opening

Pet Stylist Job Brief

Join our dynamic team at Smoochie Pooch as a Pet Groomer and become an integral part of our commitment to providing top-notch grooming services for pets. As a Pet Groomer, you will be responsible for delivering high-quality grooming services, ensuring the well-being and satisfaction of our furry clients. We encourage you to apply if you have a passion for working with animals, possess excellent grooming skills, and thrive in a customer-centric environment. Please view the job responsibilities and qualifications below before applying.

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  • Perform bathing and grooming services for pets, including but not limited to brushing, haircuts, nail trimming, and ear cleaning.
  • Assess the condition of pets’ coats, skin, teeth, and overall health, and communicate any concerns to pet owners.
  • Stay informed about breed standards and specific grooming requirements for different pet breeds.
  • Provide value-added services, such as spa treatments, deshed treatments, and specialty styling, based on customer preferences.
  • Handle and restrain pets safely and compassionately during grooming procedures.
  • Build strong relationships with pet owners by understanding their preferences and addressing any specific grooming requests.
  • Keep accurate records of pet grooming services, appointments, and any health-related observations in our customer database software.
  • Schedule appointments for both rebooks and walk-ins.
  • Educate pet owners on proper at-home grooming techniques and recommend grooming products.
  • Groom to capacity levels (4+ pets per shift), managing workload efficiently and maintaining productivity in order to complete grooms and meet customer expectations.
  • Maintain cleanliness and organization of the grooming salon, ensuring a safe and comfortable environment for pets.
  • Sanitize equipment after each groom and maintain groomer equipment in optimal condition.


  • Proven experience as a Pet Groomer with a focus on delivering exceptional grooming services.
  • In-depth knowledge of various pet breeds, their coat types, and grooming requirements.
  • Excellent communication and customer service skills.
  • Ability to handle pets of varying levels of difficulty with professionalism, patience, compassion, and a gentle touch.
  • Strong attention to detail and a commitment to maintaining high grooming standards.
  • Physical stamina to handle the demands of grooming sessions and lifting pets when necessary.
  • Familiarity with grooming tools and equipment.
  • Passion for animals and a genuine interest in their well-being.
  • Willingness to grow, learn, and take constructive criticism.
  • Punctuality and ability to work scheduled hours.

Compensation Package:

  • Weekends off
  • Paid time off
  • Unpaid time off
  • Holiday Pay (Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year’s Day, 4th of July, Memorial Day)
  • Health insurance reimbursement
  • CPR certifications
  • Continuing education (hands-on training and seminars)
  • Free grooming smock
  • Fun grooming environment