Project Description

Job Description:
Dogwoods Lodge is seeking a groomer with excellent character, grooming skills, customer service abilities, and teamworking skills.  Our grooming room is beautiful, well-ventilated, and stocked with high-end tools to aid in the grooming process.  Groomers are visible to the public via a window, so professionalism must be maintained at all times.We pride ourselves in a team atmosphere; the groomers share the grooming area with our services and lodging staff. Our groomers also help train staff on basic bathing techniques, nail trims, etc.  We pay our groomers well, so we expect them to be team players and share their knowledge with the staff. We also expect groomers to keep the grooming area clean and organized as part of their daily duties.Pay: Groomers at Dogwoods Lodge typically make $45-$65k plus tips (so total with tips ends up being more like $50-70k). The pay is commission based.  Most groomers here do 5-8 dogs per day.  We do not require that you do X number of dogs/day, just that you hold up our high standards of quality and follow the duties in the job description below. Hours: Groomers are expected to work full-time (35-40 hours/week).  Groomers can work Mon-Fri, or Tues-Sat.Requirements: Must have at least 1 year experience, not including school/apprenticeships. Ability to groom all common dog breeds/sizes well.Benefitso       Dog-related benefits include free use of the grooming area (within reason), 2 shifts per week of daycamp (if applicable), and discounted serviceso       Health insurance availableo       Stipend for on-going educationo       PTO: 1st year of employment (starting immediately)      Five (5) days          2nd through 5th year of employment                   Ten (10) days                   6th through 15th year of employment                   Fifteen (15) daysWhy Dogwoods LodgeDogwoods Lodge is a high-end canine lodging, daycamp, grooming, and training facility that focuses on the highest-quality care possible.  It was created with the belief that the dogs and people of Des Moines deserve better. We set out to create a place for owners to leave their dogs where they could feel confident that they would be well cared for. And, that is just what we did!

(Submitted November 23, 2021)

Contact Information

Jessica LohryDogwoods Lodge5159867387jessica@dogwoodslodge.com2906 SE Grimes BlvdGrimes, IA 50111