Program Updates

We‘re Hiring — Executive Director

Transformational vision, collaboration, and follow-through are the heart of this position! Put your talents and skills towards efforts that will significantly impact the lives of others and bring about community change. Read the full job description here.

Beth Rivard, Executive Director Retires

On behalf of the board of directors of Prison Pet Partnership, we are writing to inform you that we have accepted the resignation of Beth Rivard as Executive Director. Read the full announcement here.

Boarding & Grooming Services Update

Our public boarding and grooming facility will remain closed until further notice. We do not expect to reopen until late 2021 at the earliest. We are not taking any reservations or processing new pets.

Service Dog Application Update

While our Service Dog Program is still running, we are no longer accepting new applicants, so that we can best serve our current waiting list. Our applications will not reopen until 2022 at the earliest.

Contacting Staff

To reach staff, please email See our COVID-19 page for the most up-to-date info.

Prison Pet Partnership is a non-profit organization located on the grounds of the Washington Corrections Center for Women in Gig Harbor. PPP trains rescue and purpose-bred dogs as service, therapy and companion animals and operates a boarding and grooming facility to provide vocational education for individuals experiencing incarceration in Washington State. Our program benefits all involved — the animals who are given the chance to lead lives of service, the incarcerated and system impacted people who learn valuable skills so they may find gainful employment upon release, and the individuals with disabilities who receive well-trained dogs to help increase their level of independence.

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