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  • Fri, September 29, 2023 9:08 PM | Valerie Diamond (Administrator)

    Independent Contractor Groomer

    petvalu Oak Ridges, Richmond Hill, Ontario

    Full job description

    Location: Richmond Hill, Ontario

    Job Description:

    Essential Details and Responsibilities

    • Safety – Operate in a way that builds trust with our Devoted Pet Lovers, pets, and ACEs.
      • Prioritize the safety of ACEs, Devoted Pet Lovers and their pets by maintaining a safe and clean store environment, especially salons.
      • Maintain sanitary salon conditions and assist in all general maintenance of grooming room; clean cages, tubs, grooming tables; vacuum floor; mop floor daily; empty trash; clean clipper blades, scissors and clean/disinfect brushes after use.
      • Complete any cleaning and maintenance required to ensure we have a clean and sanitary working area for our Devoted Pet Lovers, pets and ACEs.
    • Compassion – Communicate and act from the heart with genuine care and courtesy.
      • Interact professionally and effectively through verbal and written communication with all professional contacts.
      • Provide superior customer service using compassion to adapt and respond to different types of situations.
      • Greet and acknowledge every person and pet with respect.
      • Approach each interaction with appreciation and genuine care.
      • Provide positive, consistent and solution-oriented service.
      • Approach all interactions with ACEs, Devoted Pet Lovers, and pets with respect, appreciation and responsiveness.
      • Plan and execute meaningful community events both inside and outside the store.
      • Develop partnerships with rescue agencies and other local animal care providers.
    • Expertise – Provide knowledge in an understanding and informative way.
      • Perform grooming services, including clipping, hand scissoring, and general cleansing, parasite control baths, pedicures, and ear cleansing as requested for each pet.
      • Utilize professional grooming techniques for a variety of dog breeds and cats. Incorporate grooming methods based on type of hair, coat, breed and owner instructions; bathe and dry animals; perform pedicures and clean ears.
      • Ask questions and listen to Devoted Pet Lover’s needs to help recommend the best products and services for their pet.
      • Drive sales, customer service, and Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) to achieve overall Store Performance goals.
      • Stay current with pet industry standards through the company’s virtual Learning platform and on the job training.
      • Maintain the stability and reputation of the store.
    • Efficiency – Use time and resources responsibly.
      • Answer phone calls, book appointments, conduct reminder calls and participate in store events to help drive business.
      • Support the Self-Wash/Dog Wash and ACE and Store Manager needs in the core of the store.
      • Effectively share workspace with others but also be efficient working alone.
      • Execute all strategic corporate initiatives.
      • Follow all company policies and procedures.
      • Implement Marketing initiatives at a company and local level, following communication and branding guidelines.
      • Use the Point of Sale (POS) system according to company guidelines.
      • Other duties as assigned.

    Experience, Education, Certifications

    • Minimum 1 year of experience in bathing/grooming animals in a professional environment
    • Working knowledge of computerized booking systems


    • Listening: Practices attentive and active listening; has the patience to hear people out; can accurately restate the opinions of others even when he/she disagrees.
    • Drive For Results: Can be counted on to exceed goals successfully; is constantly and consistently one of the top performers; very bottom-line oriented; steadfastly pushes self and others for results.
    • Self-Development: Is personally committed to and actively works to continuously improve him/herself; understands that different situations and levels may call for different skills and approaches; works to deploy strengths; works on compensating for weakness and limits.
    • Technical Learning: Picks up on technical things quickly; can learn new skills and knowledge; is good at learning new industry, company, product, or technical knowledge; does well in technical courses and seminars.
    • Time Management: Uses his/her time effectively and efficiently; values time; concentrates his/her efforts on the more important priorities; gets more done in less time than others; can attend to a broader range of activities.


  • Fri, August 25, 2023 6:44 PM | Valerie Diamond (Administrator)

    Wanted – pet groomer assistant for : bathing, drying, nail trimming, prepping dogs for finish grooming; also assisting with cat grooming.

    PetAgree Professional Grooming is located in downtown west Toronto. Will start at $18.00 per hour.

    Email resumes to:

  • Sat, July 08, 2023 11:03 AM | Pauline Broadhurst

    Job Title: Dog Groomer, contract

    Company: Fetch Pet Boutique

    Location: Central Etobicoke (Toronto), Ontario

    Are you passionate about dogs and have a flair for grooming? Join our family-owned pet boutique as a Dog Groomer and provide top-notch grooming services to our furry canine clients!

    We are seeking a skilled and dedicated individual to join our team and help us create a pampering experience for dogs and their owners.


    • Handle dogs with care and compassion, ensuring their comfort throughout the grooming process.
    • Perform professional grooming services independently such as bathing, brushing, haircuts, nail trimming, and ear cleaning for various breeds of dogs.
    • Maintain a clean and safe grooming area, including regularly sanitizing equipment and tools.
    • Assess the condition of pets' coats, skin, and overall health, and provide appropriate grooming treatments.
    • Monitor and report any health issues or concerns observed during grooming sessions.
    • Interact professionally with pet owners to understand their specific grooming preferences and ensure their satisfaction.
    • Type notes to client files using our online-based grooming software.


    • Must have experience as a professional dog groomer.
    • Knowledge of different dog breeds, their grooming needs, and breed-specific cuts.
    • Proficiency in various grooming techniques, including bathing, brushing, de-matting, and styling.
    • Ability to handle dogs of all sizes and temperaments, ensuring their safety and well-being.
    • Excellent customer service and communication skills to interact effectively with pet owners.
    • Strong attention to detail and ability to maintain a high standard of grooming.
    • Available at least 3 days per week for grooming.
    • Must have own tools, including but not limited to scissors, clippers, brushes, and combs. Tools are to be in good working order for every shift.


    • Commission-based compensation, with a split comparable to surrounding grooming salons, plus tips.
    • 1-on-1 grooming, without overlapping dogs.
    • Schedule flexibility.
    • On-site, free parking.
    • Opportunity to work in a friendly, family-oriented environment.
    • Ability to showcase your creativity and grooming skills.
    • Employee discounts on pet products.

    How to Apply:

    If you are enthusiastic about working with dogs and creating a positive grooming experience, we would love to hear from you! Please email your resume to No cover letter required. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for an in-person interview.

  • Mon, June 19, 2023 7:53 AM | Pauline Broadhurst

    Pet Groomer Needed 

    Groomer needed ASAP to cover maternity leave.  

    Our current Pet Stylist works 2 days/week so, this position will continue, as a part time position, on a permanent basis.  May grow to a full-time position.

    We have a well-established client base that seems to be growing every week.  

    Our clients love the convenience of combining their grooming appointment with any

    necessary vet visits.

    You choose your hours and we book the appointments based on your specifications.

    Please reach out with any questions or to submit your resume to:  Attn: Sheila

  • Fri, January 06, 2023 10:12 PM | Pauline Broadhurst

    Meg’s Paw Spa in Elora is looking for Bathers & Professional Groomers. 

    Candidates must be reliable, responsible, motivated, have some social media knowledge, great attention to detail, take pride in their own work & able to maintain a clean work environment at all times. 

    Individuals interested in gaining hands on experience with animals would be considered for the bathing position — must be willing to learn. 

    New graduate or apprentice groomers are welcome to apply. 

    Compensation to be determined based on experience & skill.

    Part-Time hours to start with possibility of leading to Full Time for the right candidate. 

    If interested please contact Meg at

  • Fri, January 06, 2023 8:48 AM | Pauline Broadhurst

    Home Buddies Doggie Daycare is currently looking for a full or part-time experienced dog groomer to work at our busy dog daycare and boarding facility in Etobicoke. We have an excellent reputation and have been in business for over 30 years.

    So if you are interested in working in a stable and easy going environment please send us your resume and some before and after photos to

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

    Salary: $50,000.00-$65,000.00 per year plus tips!

    COVID-19 considerations:

    We have a separate grooming room and drop off area. We also supply masks and cleaning products.

    Job Types: Full-time, Part-time

    Part-time hours: 25-40 per week


    Casual dress

    On-site parking


    8 hour shift

    Monday to Friday

    Weekend availability

    Supplemental pay types:

    Bonus pay

    Commission pay (negotiable)



    dog grooming: 2 years (required)

    Thanks and best of luck with your search!



    Home Buddies Doggie Dayacre Inc.



  • Tue, September 06, 2022 7:56 PM | Pauline Broadhurst

    Goldenvale Veterinary Hospital, serving the greater Newmarket area since 1980, is looking for a certified pet groomer to join our passionate team. A minimum of one year experience is preferred.  We are offering a great opportunity for you to build your own business, supported by an existing base of clientele. Be your own boss!

    Did we mention that Goldenvale is nestled in a beautiful 7-acre forest-lined property complete with its own pond? Say goodbye to the ordinary and get in touch with us today!

    For more information, please contact Dr. Stephanie Horgan Smith at 905-895-2278 or email

  • Wed, August 31, 2022 7:51 PM | Pauline Broadhurst

    Well Groomed Mobile – Groomers Needed

    Well Groomed Mobile is a small family-oriented business looking to provide its clients with the best mobile grooming options.

    Well Groomed Mobile believes in providing the very best for its clients and this means doing things a little differently then some regular mobile dog groomers. Most mobile groomers use vans but Well Groomed Mobile promotes a In Home Holistic Grooming approach. We arrive at the clients house with all the equipment necessary to groom their pet.

    Well Groomed Mobile was Readers Choice Awards Platinum winner for 2021 in the Simcoe area. We have a loyal and expanding customer base, where you will be able to build relationships and grow on a team that supports you.

    Well Groomed Mobile is seeking 2 Pet Groomers to provide exceptional grooming for our client's pets. Relaxed work environment, no grooming quotas and very flexible job scheduling. All tools and supplies are provided for you.

    Locations range from Thornbury to Midland and everywhere in-between.

    - Must be highly motivated and able to work independently.
    - Need to have at least 1+ years of experience grooming animals (dogs).
    - Must be comfortable grooming dogs of various breeds and sizes.
    - We provide in-home mobile grooming for our clients so Groomers must have a reliable vehicle and be comfortable driving all year round.
    - Must be comfortable lifting equipment in and out of house, bending, kneeling, sitting, and maneuvering with pet.
    - Required to provide a police background check

    Compensation is negotiable based on experience; this is NOT an independent contractor position. Position pays hourly + tips.

    Well Groomed Mobile provides and promotes holistic grooming therefore successful applicants will be given coaching and training support.

    If you have a passion for animals, a love for people and an excellent work ethic, we would like to speak with you about joining our team!


    Well Groomed Mobile

    Certified Professional Groomer


  • Wed, August 31, 2022 8:40 AM | Pauline Broadhurst

    Paws Oasis is looking for groomer with at least 3-4 years experience to join our team of 4 fellow groomers.

    There will be a signing bonus of up to $1000 for the right candidate with the skills required and right energy to integrate with the team.

    This position is full-time, 5 days a week and some Sundays. Everything you need to groom is already provided – just bring your grooming tools and you are good to go!

    Paws Oasis has been operating for almost 20 years, situated outside of the town of Perth Ontario. We believe in continuing education and support our employees by paying up-to half the course fees for skill upgrading.

    Paws Oasis is on a mission to redefine the pet-care industry, with an expanding business and service offering this is a unique opportunity to be part of something really special! We look forward to hearing from you.

    Contact us at:

  • Fri, July 22, 2022 7:34 AM | Pauline Broadhurst

    Bark & Fitz Brantford is currently looking for an experienced pet groomer. We have a loyal and growing customer base, where you will be able to build personal relationships with your customers. Join our team today!

    We value your experience and are offering a signing bonus to qualified candidates.

    Groomers receive store discount on all merchandise.

    Please email resume and link to portfolio to

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