Professional PetStylist - The Groomery

Location: Manhattan, NY (670 Columbus - Upper West Side The Groomery)

Job Description


Join our team as a Pet Stylist / Groomer


As a Pet Stylist / Groomer, you will:

  • Perform Hands on Pet (HOP) assessment on all pets to recommend services and build trust with the pet parents
  • Perform dog grooming services to breed standards and to client’s personal preferences
  • 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
  • Conduct leadership activities in the absence of a store leader, including opening and closing the store, pet safety inspections, and management of associates
  • 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.




The following knowledge, skills, abilities are necessary to be successful in this job:

  • Knowledge of customer service principles.
  • Knowledge of salon services, promotions, and incentives.
  • Knowledge of basic business math.
  • Knowledge of safety policies, laws and regulations.
  • Knowledge of cash handling.
  • Knowledge of proper bathing, brushing and grooming techniques, as well as breed standards for advanced and complex grooming.
  • Ability to properly and safely bath, brush and groom dogs to breed standards.
  • Ability to build and maintain professional relationships with superiors and coworkers.
  • Ability to use registers, phones, computers, and scheduling software to assist Pet Parents.
  • Ability to read, write, speak and understand English.


Education and Experience

Demonstrated competencies required for this job are most often acquired through the following practical experience and level of academic education and/or training as suggested below.

Education/Training: Minimum of High school diploma or GED.


  • prior grooming experience; or
  • 6 months of experience in the Stylist-in-Training job.


Certifications and Licenses

Must possess or be able to acquire the following certification(s) and/or licenses:

  • SPLASH Training
  • PetSmart Groom Academy (or passing technical review by District Academy trainer).