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Working with us in our pet salons gives you the chance to let your creativity and love for pets loose. You'll keep pets looking runway-ready and give our pet parents tons of smiles. But our most timeless and stylish looks are the opportunity-filled careers we offer our associates. Learn more about working in our salons here.

Stylist Apprentice - The Groomery

Location Oak Park, Illinois | Westgate St. & Maple Ave. - The Groomery ID 78500297161-77766201921 Apply Now

The Groomery by PetSmart is a new approach to make our clients’ pets look ready for the runway. A

stand-alone salon with a spa-inspired design, the Groomery will provide upscale and innovative grooming services to the city’s most stylish pets. We are looking for a dedicated and passionate team of associates to create a personalized salon experience that is as unique as the pet itself. Join us for this new and exciting opportunity!

Join our team as a Bather/ Stylist Apprentice

When pets inspire us to live happy and healthier lives, it only makes sense to ensure the same for them—and our Bathers & Groomer Trainees do just that. As an integral part of our grooming salons, our Bathers/Stylist Apprentices will prepare pets for bathing, trim their nails, brush their teeth and make sure they are as comfortable as possible!

As a Bather / Stylist Apprentice, you will:

  • Perform Hands on Pet (HOP) assessment on all pets to recommend services and build trust with the Pet Parents.
  • Independently and safely perform the full menu of bath and brush services and share additional solutions with clients based on pets’ needs
  • Maintain a high level of cleanliness, sanitation, and humane conditions for all pets in the grooming area.
  • Ensure the safety and well-being of every pet and associate in the store, taking immediate action whenever necessary.
  • Collaborate with leadership on other duties as needed

We look forward to seeing your application to join our Groomery Team!

This job summary is intended to describe the general nature and level of work associates assigned to this job perform. It is not intended to include all duties and responsibilities. You will be provided a copy of a job description for the actual position you are hired in to.

PetSmart is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability, genetics, and protected veteran status, as well as any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law.

The employer will consider for employment qualified Applicants with Criminal Histories in a manner consistent with the Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring.

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  • What we do

    This is where we keep pets — and your career — looking their very best. Every day you come to the salon you’ll be working up close and personal with our furry friends, gaining new experience, and building connections with pet parents. So, whether you join us at the beginning of your journey as a groomer trainee or as an experienced stylist, you’ll find the opportunity to keep growing in your career.

  • Grooming Academy

    Training at our Grooming Academy lets you start making a living from your passion on day one. This free, paid four week long apprenticeship gives you hands on instruction from some of the finest talent in the business. When you graduate, you’ll not only receive a full set of grooming tools, you’ll be ready to jumpstart a long-term career grooming pets.

  • Experienced Stylists

    There are a lot of challenges to running your own pet salon or working as a freelance groomer. But when you join us as an experienced stylist, you’ll discover the many rewards of helping take care of our fluffy fan-base. You can stabilize your earnings, increase your clientele and expand your expertise all by transitioning to a career with PetSmart as an experienced groomer.

I didn’t know I wanted to be a groomer. I just knew I loved and wanted to work with animals. I applied and worked my way through the training academy program and now it’s a career I love!

Deb

Pet Stylist

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