We're Hiring!

Seeking Pet Care Associate: Full-Time Position
Love dogs? Want a rewarding career with benefits and plenty of furry cuddles? Join our team at Dogwood Lodge Pet Retreat!


We are looking for an experienced groomer to join our Dogwood Team and has a passion for grooming and creativity.

About The Job

Dogwood Lodge Pet Retreat is currently seeking 1 full time groomer with a minimum of 1 year experience to join our team. The successful applicant must be punctual, hard working with a calming attitude to deal with any size and breed of dog and cats.

Proof of past grooming experience required (a portfolio would be an asset)

JUNE 2023

Key responsibilities include:

  • Create a warm and welcoming environment for our pets and clients
  • Create a positive, low-stress atmosphere for our dogs
  • General housekeeping duties; cleanliness and disinfecting the grooming room
  • Willingness to keep up to date in the grooming industry
  • Ability to work either on your own or in a team environment
  • Be able to work under pressure in a fast paced and demanding environment
  • Be courteous to clients at all times

What Dogwood Lodge Offers

  • 50%-60% Commission
  • BRAND NEW spa room with high end grooming equipment such as 50" stainless steel grooming tub, Nova 2200 watt brushless dryers, electric grooming tables etc.
  • Budget provided for you to choose grooming equipment (clippers, scissors etc) that stand out in the grooming industry
  • Uniforms provided
  • Generous personal pet care discounts
  • And extra perks like shopping discounts

Part Time Position

24 hours guaranteed per week. Some 12 hour shifts will apply. Must be available to work weekends and Holidays.

Full Time Position

36-40 Hours per week. 12 Hour shifts. 6am to 6pm. At least 3 days off per week! Must be available to work weekends and Holidays.

Full-Time Pet Care Associate

About The Job

About the Job:

  • Flexible Schedule: 12-hour shifts, 3-4 days a week, with at least 3 days off! Weekends and holidays required when needed.
  • Animal Enthusiast's Dream: Play with, care for, and learn about dogs in our boarding and daycare facility.
  • Team Player: Work with other dog lovers to create a safe, fun, and clean environment.
  • Career Growth: We provide training and courses to help you develop your pet care skills.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Supervise dogs during play, ensuring their happiness and safety.
  • Assist with feeding, cleaning, walking, and general dog care.
  • Provide excellent customer service and build relationships with pet parents.
  • Maintain a sparkling clean facility for our furry guests.

What We Offer:

  • Competitive Pay: Starting at $17/hour
  • Health & Dental Benefits*: We care about your wellbeing!
  • Employee Perks: Discounts on in-house shopping
  • Supportive Team: T-shirts & hoodies provided, plus a fun, collaborative work environment

Skills and Qualities:

  • Reliable and Dedicated: We count on you, and our dogs do too!
  • Passion for Animals: A genuine love of dogs is essential.
  • Physically and Mentally Strong: Able to handle dogs of all sizes with energy and confidence.
  • Quick Thinker: Able to make smart decisions for the safety of our pets.
  • Positive Attitude: Ready to handle the rewarding (and sometimes messy!) parts of animal care.
  • Transportation: Must have own transportation.

Think you're the perfect fit? Apply today!

Note: Experience with dogs is preferred, but we'll train the right candidate.

* Health and dental benefits active as of May 1st 2024

Please include a cover letter and references