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Assistant Pet Stylist

Professional Assistant Pet Stylist

We have a full-time opportunity for a Assistant Pet Stylist in professional dog and cat grooming to join our growing company at our Belvidere location. At Meyer’s Tails Up Farm we have a two phase hiring process. Only those who complete both phases will be considered for employment.

Phase 1: Read our Strategic Vision, and Phase 2: Complete Our Online Application

Only online applications will be accepted.

Job Description

Pet Styling is one of the core of our services and this position requires caring for all aspects of a pet’s styling experience during its appointment. Strong attention to detail and a team player attitude are required, as is your love for pets! This assistant pet stylist position is responsible for bathing, drying, brushing, specialized spa treatments, nail trimming/filing, some final grooming elements of the pets, cleaning and some opening and closing duties. We work together as a team…to have happy, beautifully styled pets! Applicants must be responsible, punctual and dependable. No prior grooming experience needed. We will train you for this position but understanding of animal behavior and a genuine love for animals is a must. You must be able to handle dogs of all sizes without being afraid of them and without allowing them to control you. Must be willing to maintain the highest standards in cleanliness and equipment maintenance. There will be opportunities for advancement, if you excel.


NEED TO (the must have’s):

  • Be able to lift 50 lbs.
  • Previous dog experience meaning more than that you have owned a dog
  • Good dog handling

    Required Skills

    • Detail oriented
    • Note and notify staff of any abnormal signs or behaviors animals may display, ( know signs of distress and common diseases) ask questions there are never too many questions when animals well-beings are at state.
    • Demonstrate positive attitude towards pets, co-workers, and customers. Passion for animals. Humanely and gently handle animals at all times.
    • Having the ability to read an animal and it’s behavior, know when animal is stressed, agitated, aggressive, friendly, submissive etc. Never put oneself or others at risk.
    • Computer literate with ability to use in-house software
    • Genuine liking for people with a desire to make the customer experience and the employee work experience pleasant, welcoming, and memorable.
    • Communicating and connecting company mission and values to daily operations

    Desired Experience and Education

    • High school diploma or equivalent
    • Previous experience in a pet salon, veterinary setting or pet care environment a plus
    • Excellent work history and references


    • Pay and benefits negotiable, depending on experience. Performance based bonus upon approval.

    Phase 1: Read Our Strategic Vision
    Step 2: Fill out ourAssistant Pet Stylist Job Application Form

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