Junior Groomer

at Petco Animal Supplies Stores, Inc in Shorewood, Illinois, United States

Job Description

Create a healthier, brighter future for pets, pet parents and people!

If you want to make a real difference, create an exciting career path, feel welcome to be your whole self and nurture your wellbeing, Petco is the place for you.

Our core values capture that spirit as we work to improve lives by doing what's right for pets, people and our planet.
We love all pets like our own
We're the future of the pet industry
We're here to improve lives
We drive outstanding results together
We're welcome as we are

Petco is a category-defining health and wellness company focused on improving the lives of pets, pet parents and Petco partners. We are 29,000 strong and operate 1,500+ pet care centers in the U.S., Mexico and Puerto Rico, including 250+ Vetco Total Care hospitals, hundreds of preventive care clinics and eight distribution centers. We're focused on purpose-driven work, and strongly believe what's good for pets, people and our planet is good for Petco.

Job Summary:
As a Junior Pet Stylist at Petco, you will play a vital role in providing professional bathing services to our furry companions. You will work under the guidance and supervision of experienced groomers, gaining hands-on experience and building essential skills in offering bathing and drying services. Your primary responsibility will be to perform bathing/drying services to dogs, assist in the grooming process, ensuring the comfort, safety, and well-being of the pets in our care. This is an excellent opportunity for individuals passionate about animals and grooming to start their career in the pet care industry.

Your Petco Grooming Career:

Competitive base pay

Medical, dental, vision and more

401k and more

Paid Time Off

Petco Discounts

All the supplies & equipment you need, including, clippers, blades, shears, shampoo, sprays, tools, etc.

State of the art equipment, including bathing system, kennels, tables, and dryers

Career development and growth opportunities, such as a Pet Stylist


Perform grooming services, including brushing, nail trimming, ear cleaning, anal gland cleaning, bathing and drying.

Assist Groomers in providing grooming services, including bathing, brushing, nail trimming, and ear cleaning.

Interact with pet parents in a friendly and professional manner, providing excellent customer service and addressing their grooming-related inquiries.

Schedule grooming appointments, manage paperwork, and maintain accurate grooming records

Learn and follow Petco's grooming policies, standards, and guidelines to ensure quality and consistency in all areas of the grooming business.

Maintain a clean and organized grooming area, including disinfecting & sanitizing grooming tools and equipment, along with daily cleaning of the salon.


Previous experience working with animals, such as volunteering at a shelter, pet sitting, or assisting in grooming salon is preferred.

Passion for animals and genuine interest in pursuing a career in pet grooming.

Basic knowledge of dog breeds, behavior, and common grooming practices

Ability to handle and restrain pets of various sizes and temperaments with care and compassion.

Strong communication skills both verbal and written, with the ability to interact effectively with pet parents and team members

Physical stamina to stand for extended periods, lift heavy pets and perform repetitive tasks.Position requires bending, kneeling, lifting (up to 30 pounds, as necessary) and standing for long periods of time.

Flexibility to work weekends, evenings and holidays as required by the store's grooming schedule

Note: The Junior Pet Stylist position at Petco is an entry-level position designed for individuals to develop their skills and knowledge in pet grooming. This position provides an excellent foundation for further career advancement within Petco's grooming department.

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Petco Animal Supplies, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, or any other protected classification.

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Job Posting: 11974395

Posted On: Jun 13, 2024

Updated On: Jul 13, 2024

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