North Shore Animal League America is currently seeking a full-time, experienced Groomer to assist in grooming all dogs and cats in our Adoption Center, as well as client’s pets that have been adopted from us.


  • Schedule grooming appointments as needed and answer the phones
  • Grooming consists of bathing, cutting hair, de-matting and clipping nails
  • Treat for skin diseases and bathe using medicated and grooming bath solutions
  • Administer special dips to animals as prescribed by a Veterinarian
  • Prepare the setup of all grooming equipment (blades, clippers and scissors)
  • Disinfect all cages, dryers and tubs
  • Keep the Grooming Department clean and disinfected
  • Secure all tools and equipment in appropriate cabinets at the close of the day


  • Knowledge of grooming practices for wide range of small animals, including hand-scissoring skills
  • Grooming certification a plus
  • Previous experience working hands-on with animals in a shelter environment or veterinary facility
  • Apply knowledge and skills in controlling and/or handling individual animal temperament
  • Possess ability to gain animal confidence when restraining them for grooming
  • Possess above average customer service skills
  • Willingness to maintain sanitation of animal areas
  • Desire to make a positive difference in the lives of animals.

We offer a competitive salary and an excellent benefits package including medical, dental, and much more. For consideration, interested candidates can forward their resume and cover letter, along with salary requirements to [email protected]