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.
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.
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.
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!