Prison Pet Partnership is continuing to work with the Department of Corrections to ensure the health and safety of our incarcerated population. Due to these restrictions, PPP’s boarding and grooming facility will be closed through the holidays (Thanksgiving and Christmas) up to and including the New Year. Please continue to watch our website for updated information on our expected reopening date! Thank you for your continued patience and support of our program! For tips on finding another kennel, please visit our Boarding and Grooming page.

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

PPP Program Update

While we hoped to be able to resume programming soon, the newly released DOC Safe Start plan takes a more cautious and slower approach than the general WA State plan and its policy requires that our boarding and grooming facilities remain closed until all DOC facilities can safely move into Step 3.

To minimize stress on our staff and our clients, we will not be scheduling any future appointments for boarding or grooming until we have clear reopening guidance from the DOC. For more info, please visit the DOC’s Safe Start site. If you have questions about already existing future reservations, contact our Board & Groom team at or leave a message at 253-858-4240.

For updates on our service dogs-in-training, Paroled Pets and other PPP happenings, visit our Blog! We sure do miss your pets, our volunteers, and our active training facility.

Thank you for sticking with us!

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 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.

Virtual Tour

Take a Virtual Tour of our Kennels

Kennel tours are currently suspended due to COVID-19. This virtual tour will give you an idea of what boarding, grooming, and a day in the life is like for your pet while visiting us. Take a peek!

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