Come join Downtown Dog Lounge!  We are looking for both Full Time and Part Time Dog Groomers (or Doggie Stylist).  If you love dogs this is the job for you.   

Downtown Dog Lounge is not your average doggie daycare! We are a local woman-owned business that grew from very humble beginnings in 2002. We have a proven track record of over 19+ years of dedicated experience in this field.  Our commitment to hiring the best employees to care for our pups and clients is well recognized in the community, as Downtown Dog Lounge was recently awarded as the winner of King 5 Evening Magazine's Best Doggie Daycare in 2021’s Best of Western Washington viewer’s poll.  We have many happy pups, many happy clients, and many devoted employees.   

At Downtown Dog Lounge (DDL) we provide doggie daycare, boarding, grooming, bathing, training and enrichment for dogs at three (3) locations in the Seattle area:  South Lake Union, Elliott, and Ballard. We also have a Dog Bakery in Fremont and a dog-friendly bar with indoor and outdoor dog parks in Ballard called the Dog Yard Bar!  
We are serious about our business and take pride in a rapid pace work environment where diversity and teamwork are celebrated. Our purpose? We are leaders, delivering peace of mind in a safe environment by caring for every dog as our own.

Our purpose and values:

  • We are industry leaders, delivering PEACE OF MIND in a safe environment by caring for every dog as our own.
  • Cultivating the bond between pooches and their people by serving generations of pups for life.
  • Respectfully supporting one another with integrity in all that we do.
  • Expanding the HEART of our house into the community with love and passion.
Job Purpose:  
To provide exceptional customer service to clients through dog grooming services.  

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Perform dog grooming services including but not limited to brushing, bathing, conditioning, ear cleaning, anal gland expression, sanitary trims, nail trims, feet trims, face trims, de-matting services, hair cutting, hair coloring, drying, etc.  
  • Safely handle all dogs in your care
  • Provide exceptional customer service, building strong client relationships 
  • Perform cleaning, sanitation and disinfection to the King County and Washington State Health Department standards for groomers
  • A desire to continue building grooming business and clientele
  • Provide and maintain personal equipment, including clippers, blades, and other hand tools required for grooming services (We provide a quarterly stipend for shear sharpening services, and arrange for mobile on site shear sharpening.) 

Education & Experience:

  • High School Diploma or equivalent
  • Grooming license or certification. (Please be able to provide proof if asked.)
  • Experience professionally grooming dogs, 1+ years full-time preferred  
  • Proficiency in Gingr preferred

Skills and Abilities of the Successful DDL Crew Member:

  • Ability to work with minimal supervision and as part of a team 
  • The ability to lift 45 lbs
  • Strong time management skills
  • Quick reaction time to unpredictable situations
  • Comfortable working in a loud environment
  • Strong customer service skills including strong written and verbal communication skills 
  • Intelligent self-starter who can work independently and make common sense decisions

For Full Time employees we offer a great benefits package that includes Medical, Dental, Vision, Life Insurance.  The company also provides a very generous contribution each month towards employee premiums.  

All employees are offered Paid Time Off and there are several perks and discounts such as grooming services, treats, training, and the best part…bring your dog to work!

If you have a good work ethic, great attitude and the desire to grow... we want to meet you. Come grow with us!


Department: Grooming
This is a non-management position
This is a full time or part time position

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