Job Description:

Stay and Play Pet Resort is a small business in Pequot Lakes, MN. We are professional and our goal is to Provide Safe, Professional Services to our Clients. Do you think of your pet as a member of the family? If so, then we have a lot in common! Like you, we are extremely devoted to our pets and only want the best for them. We are a community of true pet lovers with shared interests and values. We are professionally committed to being your resource for all aspects of pet ownership including health and nutrition, Boarding and grooming. As a Groomer, you help make a difference in the lives of pets by providing customers with an upscale pet styling experience to improve the look and feel of a pet’s physical appearance. Depending on the incumbent’s professional grooming experience, level of role and scheduling, the following grooming services may be performed: bathing, brushing, blow drying, de-matting, cutting or trimming hair/fur, gland expression, brushing teeth, nail clipping and grinding, and other specialty services..We are seeking caring, compassionate individuals who love pets and have a strong interest in grooming them. The ideal candidate has experience grooming many different breeds of dogs and has a passion for making animals look their best. Prior experience operating various equipment is required, and we’re looking for individuals who can work flexible hours and contribute to our team’s upbeat and fun work culture.

Responsibilities:Groom pets at the owner’s request.Be able to handle pets of all sizes and temperaments.Be able to move quickly during a grooming session.Be able to handle pets with a variety of coats and skin types.Inform pet owners of ear, eye, and dental problems that their animals may have.Inform pet owners of potential hazards to their animals (e.g. fleas or ticks).Inform pet owners of how to take care of their animals’ coats and skin.Inform pet owners about the importance of regular veterinary care.Record owner preferences.Know about the basic grooming techniques for different types of animals.Operate basic grooming equipment.The incumbent must be able to perform all the following duties and responsibilities with or without a reasonable accommodation.Complete superior grooms (e.g., bathing, brushing, blow drying, de-matting, cutting or trimming hair/ fur, gland expression, teeth brushing, nail clipping and grinding, and other specialty services)Provide a thorough hands-on pet check-in and check-out process for each pet and pet parentUse good judgment and alert pet parent of any anomalies that a dog may haveActively engage pet parents and pets, share product knowledge, and educate pet parentsAuthentically offer enhancements to meet our pet’s and pet parent’s specific needs to support the growth of the businessAlways treat all pets and pet parents with kindness, respect, and proper handlingPositively interact with pet parents in-person, via email, text, and phone providing them with proactive communication and exceptional serviceActively engage pet parents to continue to grow the businessMaintain a clean, safe work environmentRebook with pet parents to ensure timely, holistic care to promote pet wellnessOther duties as assignedQualificationsMust be 18 years or olderMinimum 2 Years of professional experience in pet groomingGrooming tools and equipment in good working conditionPassion for dog grooming and the well-being of petsKnowledgeable in breed standard groomsSkills in scissoring, general cleaning, nail trimming, styling, and all other pet grooming functionsWillingness to be educated about the products and services offeredAbility to work a flexible schedule to meet the needs of the business, which will require evening and weekend shiftsExceptional active-listening and customer service skillsGood time management skillsGrooming certification preferredPhysical DemandsPosition requires person to be both indoors and outdoors (to assist with customer carry out)Must be able to stand 8 hours per day with or without a reasonable accommodationMust be able to lift 50 pounds on a regular basis with or without a reasonable accommodationMust be comfortable working with a wide variety of animals including small and large dogsMust be able to work around pet hair and dander

(Submitted August 22, 2023)


Contact Information
LaRee GarlandStay and play pet resort218.330.2880stayandplaymn@gmail.com5604 County Road 11Pequot Lakes, Minnesota 56472