How to Get a Job at Petsmart


As the largest pet retailer, there are more than 1,000 PetSmart stores throughout the United States and Canada. PetSmart prides itself on being a team-oriented business, and employees strive to work together to get goals accomplished. In each store, several full-time and part-time sales associate positions are available, as well as jobs in management and pet care. Obtaining a job at PetSmart can take time and is a multistage process.

  • Visit the PetSmart careers website at

  • Read the "Why PetSmart?" portion of the website. This will help you determine if PetSmart is a good fit for you. Be sure that PetSmart's policies and what the company has to offer are what you want. You should also be sure that you are the type of employee PetSmart is seeking. PetSmart looks for hard-working employees who love animals and don't mind working as part of a team.

  • Read the job descriptions for in-store careers. This will familiarize you with the different jobs you can apply for at PetSmart.

  • Pick a job or jobs that you qualify for and that you would find enjoyable. Because there are several full-time, part-time and management positions, it should be easy to find at least one for you.

  • Fill out the job application on the website for the jobs you've chosen at a PetSmart near you.

  • Contact the store and let the manager know you applied. This will make you stand out among other applicants.

  • Wait to be contacted for an interview.

  • Prepare for an interview. If you're contacted for an interview, you'll want to make a good impression. You can prepare for the interview by choosing an appropriate outfit and re-familiarizing yourself with PetSmart's policies. You can also have a friend ask you common interview questions as practice.

  • Attend the interview, being sure to make a good impression. Explain to the interviewer why you think you are a good fit for PetSmart. If you applied for a job that requires special skills such as a pet groomer or trainer, highlight your experience. If the interviewer is pleased and convinced you are the right person for the job, you will likely be hired.

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