The Groom Room

Treats and Benefits

At Pets at Home it’s our belief that people should be rewarded for hard work, so we offer a competitive salary and benefits package to all of our Colleagues. Our benefits package is under constant review to make sure that we can reward our people for all their hard work in the best ways possible - it’s this dedication to keeping our Collegues happy that earned us our title of the Sunday Times’ Best Big Company to Work For in 2013, voted for by our very own Colleagues. Here are the main things that you’ll be able to enjoy with us!

Competitive Rates of Pay

We offer competitive rates of pay for all of our Colleagues, and we constantly review this to make sure that we keep up with any changes in the market.

Incentive schemes

Working in one of our Groom Rooms, you will be given the challenge of hitting a number of targets throughout the year. If the salon achieves these targets then it receives a cash lump sum, which is distributed amongst the whole team for everyone to enjoy!


Whether you’re heading for a break in the sun or just a week with your feet up at home, we know holidays are good for body and soul. As a full-time colleague you will be entitled to 28 days’ paid annual leave (this includes bank holidays), rising to 33 days once you have two years‘ service with us.

Happy Birthday!

Don’t like working on your birthday? Neither do we! That’s why you’ll always get an extra day off to celebrate, in addition to your standard holiday entitlement.

Pets Pension

By becoming a Pets at Home Colleague you will also become a part of our Pets Pension scheme. Here at Pets at Home we recently completed the automatic enrolment process for workplace pensions, a scheme which all eligible Colleagues are required to be a part of. Pets at Home will also contribute towards your pension fund alongside your own payments, helping you build up your savings for retirement.

Colleague discount

A massive 94% of Pets at Home Colleagues own pets, so we know that a store discount is a great benefit! You’ll receive a 20% discount in all Pets at Home stores, as well as Groom Rooms, Companion Care Veterinary Services, Vets4Pets, Ride-Away and Pets at Home pet insurance! We’ll even offer a discount to your partner or a member of your family as well, so you can spoil all the animals in your life!

Free uniform

We provide free uniform to all of our Colleagues, so you don’t need to worry about what to wear for work!

Life assurance

We offer a comprehensive life assurance policy to all Pets at Home Colleagues which ensures that if you were to unfortunately pass away during your time working us, any named dependants would receive four times your annual salary (tax free). This applies to everyone within our business, regardless of age, working hours or length of service.


In addition to our own store discount, we offer plenty of exclusive offers and deals to Pets at Home Colleagues. You can take advantage of special discounts on a wide range of holidays, leisure attractions, products and services.

Charity Day Leave

This exciting benefit entitles you to take one paid day’s leave each year to work for your favourite animal-related charity!

Getting hitched?

We like to celebrate in style and a wedding or civil partnership is a great reason to celebrate, so we allow all of our Colleagues extra wedding leave! It’s simple: If you’re tying the knot, we’ll give you an extra week’s holiday that year towards your honeymoon. To top it off, you’ll also receive a wedding gift from us!

Hello, baby

Expecting or adopting a baby? We’ll help you mark this happy event with a gift, just to say congratulations!