Pet Groomer

PetSmart - Tysons Corner, VA3.6

Full-time | Part-time | CommissionEstimated: $37,000 - $46,000 a year

Provides Unleashed Customer Service. Performs the proper grooming of dogs and cats in accordance with the company’s grooming policies and procedures.

May include, but are not limited to, the following:

Delights Pet Parents and helps achieve PetSmart’s DOG strategy that stands for “Delighting our Customers,” “Operating Excellence” and “Growing Services”.

Bathes and grooms all breeds of dogs to breed specific standards and must be able to meet the grooming requests and personal preferences of the Pet Parent.

Performs grooming tasks safely.

Independently performs all essential bath/brush skills, such as selecting appropriate shampoo and conditioner treatments, bathing, drying, cleaning ears, trimming nails, brushing teeth, brushing and demattting all coat types (flat, curly, drop, wire and double coats), shaving pads of feet, shaving belly and sanitary area, etc.

Helps meet or exceed department sales goals.

Knowledgeable on all salon services.

Knowledgeable on all current salon promotions and incentives.

Maintains detailed customer history by recording services performed on pets in the TouchPoint computer.

Able to check in/check out pets including proper filling out of client records/receipts, filing of salon records, call back programs, booking and entry of appointments in appointment book and Touchpoint.

Maintains a high level of cleanliness, sanitation, and humane conditions for all pets in the grooming area. Maintenance will be performed throughout the day, including end of day cleaning in accordance with the maintenance checklist.

Answers phone and makes appointments. Performs reminder calls.

Completes required training as required.

Assists and works in other departments as required. Other duties may be assigned.

Follows all Company Policies and Procedures.


High school diploma or GED are preferred. Prefer a minimum of 1 year of professional grooming experience or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Success factors include, but are not limited to, the following:
Understands Vision and Strategy
Promotes Operational Excellence
Accepts Accountability and Delivers Results
Fosters Collaboration
Develops Talent
Leads the Culture
Manages Personal Insight and Growth
Thinks Critically
Exercises Good Judgment

Must be able to read, write, speak and understand English


The physical demands and work environment described here are representative of those that must be met by an associate to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the associate is regularly required to stand, walk, and use hands to handle, or feel. The associate frequently is required to reach with hands and arms, stoop, kneel, crouch, crawl, talk and/or hear. The associate is occasionally required to sit, climb or balance. The associate must frequently lift and/or move up to 50 pounds and occasionally team lift and/or move in excess of 100 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include depth perception.

While performing the duties of this job, the associate is occasionally exposed to moving mechanical parts and high, precarious places. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate. Exposure to live animals and their handling is common.


Job Types: Full-time, Part-time, Commission

Additional Compensation:

  • Commission
  • Store Discounts
  • Tips
  • Other forms

Work Location:

  • One location


  • Health insurance
  • Dental insurance
  • Vision insurance
  • Retirement plan
  • Signing bonus
  • Paid time off
  • Flexible schedule
  • Parental leave
  • Professional development assistance
  • Tuition reimbursement

This Company Describes Its Culture as:

  • Team-oriented -- cooperative and collaborative
  • People-oriented -- supportive and fairness-focused
  • Stable -- traditional, stable, strong processes
  • Detail-oriented -- quality and precision-focused