Pet Bather


JOB TITLE:  Pet Bather

JOB FUNCTION: Pet Grooming

JOB LEVEL: Entry/Mid-level

INDUSTRY: Pet Care Facility

EMPLOYMENT TYPE:  Full-time/Part-time

REPORTS TO: Operations Manager

LOCATION:  Harlem, New York

DATE LISTED: June 1, 2022

Summary and Corporate Profile:

Our client, a diverse fast-growing pet grooming company based in Harlem (the heart of NYC) is looking for passionate and dedicated Pet Bather who fits their culture and can model their values to join a growing team.

The ideal candidate is responsible for properly preparing, bathing and finish pets by using humane practices while minimizing pet stress. 

Role Description and Responsibilities

  • Foster relationships with customers and their pets

  • Provide services to include: bathing, drying, trimming nails, ear/eye cleaning for dogs and cats of all breeds, sizes, and temperaments.

  • Prepare dogs for grooming by following standard bathing, drying, and brushing procedures.

  • Disinfecting and washing tubs, holding cages and all services and making sure they are ready for the next day’s use before shift’s end. 

  • Employ the use verbal and non-verbal techniques to keep the pets calm and ensure a great experience.

  • Provide a positive experience for pets and their owners

  • Working with the team to efficiently complete tasks when helping customers and maintaining a clean and safe work area.

  • Provide the groomers with support as needed and gain valuable experience at the same time!

  • Keeping the receptionist informed about pets that are ready for pick-up.

  • Support The Bark Shoppe team with other daily tasks if and when needed.

Experience and Education

  • At least one year of related experience in a fast-paced environment bathing pets

  • Ability to lift dogs that weigh up to 50 pounds

  • Calming presence to soothe dogs


Employability Skills


  • Loves dogs and cats!

  • Is reliable and punctual.

  • Holds a genuine and sincere interest in pets’ individual needs

  • Willing to learn

  • Ability to stand on your feet for long periods of time

  • Great communication skills

Interacts with


  • Supervisors

  • Other departmental staff


  • Clients/Pets owners

  • Consultants

  • Affiliates

  • Other third party



Working Days/Hours

  • The Shoppe is open Sunday-Saturday. There is some flexibility with scheduling. Full-time employees are required to work 32-40 hours. Part-time employees are expected to work 24-28. Weekend availability is a must.

Salary and Benefits

  • $17.00 - $19.00 per hour

  • Bonus pay

  • Flexible schedule


Please e-mail your CV & Cover Letter to us at with the subject 'Pet Bather'.

Please ensure that your CV demonstrates how your experience‚ skills and abilities meet the selection criteria set out above. We will ONLY contact candidates who meet our criteria for the above role description.