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Welcome to PetSmart’s salons – where opportunity is always in vogue. While you work to keep pets looking great, we’ll help you to grow your career, build a book of business, and achieve your ambitions. This means that your future will look every bit as good as the pets you pamper.

Working in our Salons

Discover how you can work in an exciting environment with people who share your passion for pets and keep our furry friends clean, happy and looking fabulous.

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Fun Facts

  • More Than

    2,500

    Pet Stylists Graduate

    From our grooming academy annually

  • We will groom over

    13 million

    Pets in 2017

  • Our pet stylists get over

    800 hours

    of Training

  • Our groom team competes in

    8 National events

    each year

Career Progression

  • Creative & Inspired Individual
  • Training

    If you’re entrepreneurial, fashion-forward, and have a passion for pets, PetSmart has built the perfect foundation for your new career path. We’re currently in search of novice Pet Stylists to receive formal training and start careers with our PetSmart Grooming Academy. No prior experience is required! Here's how you can begin your career with us:

    Groomer Trainee – Over several months, you’ll gain experience shampooing and caring for our furry clients.

    PetSmart Grooming Academy – We offer free, paid training in our Grooming Academy which includes a paid apprenticeship with instruction valued at $6,000.

    Salon Field Practice – Bring your Academy training to our salons. Under the mentorship of an experienced pet stylist, you’ll get hands on experience grooming all breeds of dogs.

  • Pet Stylist

    There are a lot of great reasons to choose a career grooming pets, but it can be difficult to strike out on your own. The constant hunt for leads, self-employment taxes and health insurance worries are enough to drive you barking mad. That’s why joining PetSmart as a Pet Stylist is a great decision for so many. We understand your need for independence, but we support you with stability and a great brand that helps drive new clients straight to you. The rewards of a PetSmart career are pretty good looking too.

    • Guaranteed & stabilized earnings
    • Competitive hourly rate + commission
    • Vacation days, benefits, and 401k
    • All tools and products provided for you
    • 35% off on additional products
  • Growth Opportunities

    Just like there are multiple breeds of pets to pamper, there are multiple ways to grow in our salons. Our career opportunities don’t stop at experienced stylist. It all comes down to your ambition and the path you want to take. Advanced roles include:

    • Salon Leader
    • District Academy Trainer
    • Quality Education Manager
    • Salon & Services Operations at Home Office

I was trained for success and I took it and ran with it. I started as a Bather and I am now a District Academy Trainer. The ability to grow and develop yourself in this company is unreal.

Jennifer Nall

District Academy Trainer

Introducing
the Groomery

Pampering pets really is our forte – as The Groomery attests. A stand-alone salon with a spa-inspired design, The Groomery is the place where all pets are treated like top dogs. It’s also the ideal place for experienced and aspiring Pet Stylists to build a great career delivering upscale, unique, and innovative grooming services.

Our Award-Winning Stylists

We take pride in picture-perfect pups and our competitive Groomer Team. They turn grooming into an art at competitions across the nation. Every year they win trophies and awards while representing the top quality work PetSmart stylists are capable of. With this kind of talent on display, it’s no wonder that the average tenure for the PetSmart grooming team is 12 years!

Flip through to see some of our most awarded stylists and check out what the whole team is up to on Twitter.

Our Award-Winning Stylists

Kristie

Experienced Pet Stylist, 9 Years at PetSmart in Mount Laurel, New Jersey

Won:

  • First Place in All Other Purebreds, Intermediate Division, Groom Expo West
  • First Place in Other Purebreds, Intermediate Division, Atlanta Pet Fair & Conference
  • First Place in Sporting & Spaniels, Rising Star Division, Intergroom
  • Rising Star of the Year, Intergroom

Our Award-Winning Stylists

Desirae

Experienced Pet Stylist, 12 Years at PetSmart in Austin, Texas

Won:

  • Third Place in All Other Purebreds, Groom Expo West

Our Award-Winning Stylists

Ashley

Experienced Pet Stylist, 14 Years at PetSmart in Denver, Colorado

Won:

  • Second Place in Sporting Breeds, Entry Division, Groom Expo West

Our Award-Winning Stylists

Jaime

Experienced Pet Stylist, 15 Years at PetSmart in Charlotte, North Carolina

Won:

  • First Place in Large Poodles, Entry Division, Atlanta Pet Fair & Conference

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