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.


New year, new job? We are currently looking for a part-time (25 hours a week) Dog Training Program Assistant

The Program Assistant works as a member of the Dog Training Program team, helping implement the program in alignment with the organization’s mission, vision and strategic plan. He/she will continue to develop, oversee and grow our train-to-adopt rescue dogs (‘Paroled Pets’) program and will provide support to the Dog Training Program Manager. This is a part-time non-exempt position. Occasional weekend/evening work is required. This position seeks an individual with the willingness and desire to learn/apply dog training skills relevant to rehabilitating and adopting rescue dogs and evaluating their potential for a career as assistance dogs. View job description.

If you are interested, please send cover letter and resume to info@prisonpetpartnership.org with “Training Program Assistant” in the subject line.


Virtual Tour

Take a Virtual Tour of our Kennels

Kennel tours are conducted on the third Wednesday of each month from 10:00 am to noon. If you cannot make a tour date, this 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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