Though our public programs are not currently operating, we are so grateful that we are able to continue to support our community inside and outside the prison walls.This year PPP was able to support two recently released women from the program with full scholarships for grooming kits. They are now both gainfully employed, housed and loving life on the outside! Additionally, we were able to award a previously incarcerated woman from the program with a full scholarship to attend UW’s Animal Behavior program to enhance her impactful street outreach work with the City of Olympia. PPP has also placed two service dogs this year, Team Leah & Angelou and Team Tobin & Austen to our 2021 Service Dog Team Graduate roster. PPP is on track to support two more releasing women and place up to three more service dog teams by the end of the year.

Your continued support means so much to us!


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. We will be sure to update you here as soon as anything changes with the Department of Corrections.

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 info@prisonpetpartnership.org. 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.


International Boarding and Pet Services Association