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PetSmart is an American retail chain and the largest line dealer of services and inquiries for the lifetime needs of pets. PetSmart is engaged in selling pet specialty products such as food and furniture and services like dog grooming and daycare. Currently, there are more than 1,600 PetSmart stores in the US, Canada, and Puerto Rico with some locations including pet hotels. They have more than 55,000 employees. If you are interested in becoming a part of the PetSmart team, apply for an open position and start your PetSmart career.


PetSmart offers excellent benefits to its employees including:

  • Health, Dental and Vision Insurance
  • Life Insurance
  • AD&D Insurance
  • Disability Insurance
  • 401(k) Plan
  • Maternity & Paternity Leave
  • Family Medical Leave
  • Military Leave
  • Vacation & Paid Time Off
  • Sick Days
  • Employee Discount
  • Pet-Friendly Workplace
  • Job Training

We currently have 49 open positions across 32 locations spread over 50 states.


Phoenix, Arizona, U.S.




$5B to $10B 




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Frequently asked questions about PetSmart

How much does PetSmart pay per hour?

Salaries at PetSmart vary depending on the job. For example, the average hourly pay for a Pet Care Associate is $10, $10 for a Cashier, a Dog Bather also earns $10, while a Support Manager makes $12 an hour.

What does a PetSmart bather do?

Generally, a Dog Bather at PetSmart is in charge of bathing and cleaning the dogs, grooming their hair, ear cleaning and nails trimming.

How long does it take for PetSmart to hire?

According to employee reviews, the hiring process varies from a week to several weeks.

Does PetSmart pay weekly or biweekly?

PetSmart employees are paid on a weekly basis.

How long does a background check take for PetSmart?

After getting a job offer at Petsmart, If a job is offered, an applicant has to give consent to a background check which usually takes up to one week.

Does PetSmart drug test?

PetSmart does not drug test pre-employment. After you are hired, if there is a suspicion of drug use, PetSmart retains the right to test you for drugs.

How to apply at PetSmart?

To apply for a job at PetSmart, check out a job of interest. Once you’ve found one, press the “Apply Now” button next to open positions or click the “See more jobs” button to see similar positions near you. You can search by location, market type, work type or keyword. After that, just follow further instructions.

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PetSmart awards and recognitions

Some of the company awards and recognitions include: 



  • Best Company Work-Life Balance, Comparably


  • Best Places to Work for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Queer (LGBTQ) Equality, Human Rights Campaign

PetSmart cares

PetSmart Charities – an independent nonprofit organization – has granted more money directly to helping pets in need than any other animal welfare group in North America. From saving the lives of homeless pets and raising awareness of companion animal welfare issues through to adoption and spay/neuter initiatives, we’re incredibly proud of the work we do.


PetSmart Ratings and Trends

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PetSmart reviews



Rating - Job Title



Dog Groomer

Orchard Park, NY - March 5, 2020


Great teamwork, corporate aspect expects alot from a pet store and sales from a salon with slow times but good first time job for beginner and to learn new careers.


Professional Dog Stylist

Stroudsburg, PA - March 5, 2020

I've been with the company for over 10 years.

I've been with petsmart, for over 10 years. I worked from a position as a cashier to a career as a dog groomer. I absolutely love my job. Petsmart has been a big part of my life.



Harrisonburg, VA - March 5, 2020

Bather in grooming department

Loved my salon leader and most of the women I worked with. Managers in merchandising were very disrespectful to the employees when the salon leader was not present. The job itself was very fast paced but a pleasure to have all the different breeds coming through the door. Built a clientele very fast!



Fort Myers, FL - March 5, 2020


I love it I know every manger in the three stores that are close to me. They are all friendly and care. I would never regret getting that job lived every minute.


Cashier/Pet Care Associate

Rochester, NY - March 5, 2020

Quick turnover

I like working for the company. We do get discounts. Company also owns and is associated with The Banfield Pet Hospital. Wellness Plans are offered for our pets. I recommend it.


Pet Stylist/Groomer

Torrance, CA - March 5, 2020

Overall okay

I love working with animals and making them look good, but it can become hectic especially if it’s a high volume store. I enjoy my coworkers but the salon is sadly really small and sometimes uncomfortable to work in.


Pet Care Associate

Fort Myers, FL - March 4, 2020

Love it here!

You definitely Need an inside recommendation to get in this job most the time but if you can actually get in you’ll absolutely love it. This job is definitely for people who love all animals and can deal with rude customers who think they’re so special they deserve to have the rules bent for them. Management is 10/10 and nip any type of drama or problems in the butt. Absolutely love the environment here.



Miami, FL - March 4, 2020

Overall, Petsmart has a really good work space

I was very happy to work there, there's a time in the week when an organization goes with cats and dogs so they can get adopted and I found that is the most precious thing petsmart can do for animals. Just let them be there, yes!


Sales Associate

Manteca, CA - March 4, 2020

Fun place to work if you love animals

I loved certain parts of the job when i was working for petsmart. Having constant interaction with dogs and cats on a daily basis was bliss. I was trained on many things including; grooming techniques, coat differences, dog breeds, first aid for animals, trim nails, and proper bathing etiquette. These skills I still use at home with my own animals and I am grateful for that experience. On the other side of the coin though, management can be flaky. The grooming department is different then working in the general store. All in all not a bad place to work.


Customer Engagement Leader

Houston, TX - March 4, 2020

Great company

A great company to work for, has decent benefits and great work atmosphere. The employees are nice and helpful in assisting you to grow and succeed. A great place to grow into management.



Frisco, TX - March 3, 2020

Productive, easy, and fun work place

I feel like it's really a relaxing place to work. Especially if you enjoy working with animals. I definitely learn something everyday. If you prefer to stay in one spot for a while and make quick transactions with customers, I recommend cashiering here!



Phoenix, AZ - March 3, 2020


Safety Committee, receiving product, fulfilling store orders, ensuring that orders are filled (accurately, timely and efficiently) and packaging and preparing the product for shipping; heavy lifting, up to and including 70 lbs. standing and walking, up to and including 12 hours shift.


Merchandising and Inventory Manager

Kearny, NJ - March 2, 2020

The best retail job I had.

I’ve held several retail management positions, Petsmart happens to be the best one. Many opportunities and if you have a need to help others, this is the company for you!


Pet Groomer

College Station, TX - March 2, 2020

Very good company

I enjoyed my time working in grooming at Petsmart and loved working at the front as cashier some days. I mainly was a groomer and i absolutely loved working with dogs and making them perfect for their parents! Seeing the pups come in and leaving as new beautiful fur babies was always the best part. The only bad part was they didn't give me enough hours and then my boyfriend passed away and i just could not stay there anymore.



Smyrna, GA - March 2, 2020

Sometimes fun

Great place to work, you can learn a lot here if you pit your mind to it but it is just a job. Management was okay most of the time. Put your schedule in early.


Pet Care Associate

Springfield, VA - March 1, 2020


The place is cool if you love dogs When I First Started Everybody Was Warming after awhile everything went south work hard and get small pay management needs work


Dog Groomer

Orchard Park, NY - March 5, 2020


Great teamwork, corporate aspect expects alot from a pet store and sales from a salon with slow times but good first time job for beginner and to learn new careers.


Dog Bather

Arlington, TX - February 28, 2020


I would constantly be overbooked. As a bather I did not make commission and was overbooked without being consulted. This would put me behind and cause customer complaints. I was bullied by my other employees and was never thanked for anything I did although making the most money for the salon.


Cashier/Sales Associate

Woodhaven, MI - February 28, 2020

It’s ok

Some of the managers are young, and on a power trip. The managers buddy buddy up with certain employees and let them do whatever they want. The hours are not good if you’re looking to put in a decent amount of hours.



Indianapolis, IN - February 28, 2020

Great work place if you love pets and people

Petsmarrt is still a retail job so you are going to have to do physical labor and guest service. At Petsmart the customer is always right even if they are not right. Petsmart is like other retailers and their are a lot of numbers to hit. However, the leaders that I encountered were some of the leaders that I have ever worked for. The leaders did in fact care about pets, people and my team and I. PetSmart did leave the stock market and they were bought out by a private company. There have been a lot of changes as a result of this buy out. I still know some of the leaders in upper management and they do greatly care for the teams. One of the most awesome aspects of working at Petsmart is the PetSmart Charities and the adoptions that they do. They have saved so many lives of pets in the community. Also, PetSmart has an amazing human resource team that is fair.


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