Job Opening — Grooming Instructor

Prison Pet Partnership in Gig Harbor is looking for a talented individual to fill a .75FTE position as Grooming Instructor. This position oversees the PPP grooming program with a major focus on instruction and on-the-job training for offenders. The goal of the Grooming Program is to provide a foundation for offenders to obtain employment in pet grooming upon their release from prison.

The work environment is inside the Washington Corrections Center for Women. Our comprehensive benefits package includes medical and dental insurance. Please send salary history or requirement, cover letter and resume to rmkeeler@doc1.wa.gov or mail to Prison Pet Partnership, 9601 Bujacich Rd NW, Gig Harbor, WA 98332. Position is OPEN UNTIL FILLED. Qualified candidates will complete a working interview which requires a successful background check through the Washington State Patrol. Download the Grooming Instructor job description for more information.


Prison Pet Partnership is a non-profit organization located on the grounds of the Washington Corrections Center for Women in Gig Harbor. We rescue and train homeless animals to provide service dogs for persons with disabilities and operate a boarding and grooming facility to provide vocational education for women inmates. Our program benefits all involved — the animals who are given the chance to lead lives of service, the inmates 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.

If you would like to help, please consider becoming a volunteer, making a donation, or adopting one of our Paroled Pets.


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