DOG GROOMER - Full-time Employment

Villa Park, IL

If you have a passion for pets and are looking for a collaborative salon environment, then come join our team! We're a locally owned franchise, operated by area pet lovers. We have a full-service grooming salon that is open 7 days a week with some evening hours.

FULL-TIME Groomers (30-40 hrs/wk) will receive:

  • 55% commission with a guaranteed hourly rate
  • Possible annual commission increases up to 60% 
  • $15 guaranteed hourly rate for groomers who have at least 12 months of professional grooming experience and are able to complete a minimum of 5 grooms in an 8-hour shift
  • Health, Vision & Dental insurance
  • Paid Time Off (PTO)
  • Flexible Spending Program
  • 401(k) Retirement Savings Plan
  • Employee Discount
  • Opportunity for advancement
  • Continuing education opportunities


NEW Groomers (less than 1 year of professional grooming experience) will receive:

  • 50% commission with a guaranteed hourly rate based on skill level
  • Full-time has the opportunity to earn 55% commission after a year of employment and annual commission increases thereafter up to 60%
  • Above benefits based on employment status


What you need:

  • Be a graduate of a grooming school or have equivalent professional experience
  • Be proficient in all breed standard haircuts     
  • To comply to all salon safety policies and company handbook
  • Be able to move, lift up to 50 pounds, and stand for long periods of time
  • To work well in a diverse team environment


What you do:

  • Groom and style pets according to breed standards and/or owner’s instruction
  • Provide grooming services, like brushing, bathing, and conditioning 
  • Ensure the wellness and safety of our furry patrons at all times
  • Develop long-term relationships with pet parents by understanding their needs and recommending products or services that will keep their pet healthy and happy
  • Perform routine cleaning to keep the grooming environment fun and inviting


About us:

LH Mercantile, LLC is a locally owned franchise of Pet Supplies Plus with 13 locations throughout the Chicago suburbs and Northwest Indiana. Our stores are large enough to house an incredible variety of pet food and supplies for dogs, cats, small animals, birds, reptiles and fish, yet small enough to still feel neighborly. Many of our locations also offer self-service pet washes and full-service grooming. What sets us apart is that we offer pet parents a knowledgeable staff, who love pets and are well trained in pet nutrition while still providing outstanding value and incredible convenience.