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 & grooming facility will be closed through the holidays (Thanksgiving and Christmas) up to and including the New Year. Please continue to watch our COVID-19 page for updated information on our expected reopening date! Thank you for your continued patience and support of our program! Please see below for tips on selecting a new kennel.

Boarding and Grooming

Finding Another Kennel

While our facilities are closed, Rachel Keeler, Vocational Education Manager, has put together some helpful tips and questions for you to use as a guide when selecting a new kennel:

1. Please tour any location you are considering using for your fur babies! What does the facility smell like? Does it smell clean? Do the pets look happy? Do they have adequate blankets? Water? Do they have enough space to move around freely? Do the animals look like they are enjoying themselves or do they look anxious or frightened?

2. Who at the facility knows animal CPR and First Aid? Every staff member in a facility should know emergency medical response information such as this! No exceptions!

3. Ask them about their policies – what do they do in the event of a sick dog? What if that dog gets sick in the middle of the night? What is their policy if an animal escapes the facility?

4. What are the vaccine requirements for the facility? Animals need to be current on their vaccinations or have a letter from a veterinarian stating why they cannot be vaccinated.

5. Will the facility let you bring your own food and treats? Does this cost extra? Is the facility able to administer medications? Is there an extra cost for this service?

6. Does the facility have age restrictions for the animals In their facility? Do they work with geriatric dogs? Puppies?

I hope these tips will help you in your search to find a reputable boarding kennel during this holiday season. We so look forward to seeing all of our furry friends after the new year!

Take care!
Rachel Keeler

Boarding and Grooming Application

If you are interested in boarding or grooming please print out our Boarding and Grooming Application and mail it to us with your animal’s current shot records.

About Our Kennels

We have 28 indoor dog kennel runs, 20 that measure 15' x 4' and 8 that are 15' x 3'. Dogs are exercised several times a day and enjoy either a nice walk or a run in our field for no additional charge. Bedding and toys are provided due to the fact that personal items cannot be returned to you after your animals stay. Currently we have 7 cat kennels measuring 5' x 2.5' x 2'. These kennels are separated into two sections to keep food and litter boxes separated. During the day cats are given the opportunity to roam around the cat room. There are several cat posts to play on and places to lounge. Due to the level of care needed with geriatric pets, we do not accept new clients with dogs over 10 years old for boarding. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

Please do not bring your dogs personal bedding or feeding items as we cannot get them back to you! This also includes any extra food — please only bring enough for the stay!

Boarding Prices

  • Dog boarding — $25 per night
  • Each additional dog — $23 per night
  • Cat boarding — $17 per night
  • Unaltered pets — $2 extra per night

Required Vaccinations

Dog Vaccinations
  • Rabies
  • Bordatella
Cat Vaccinations
  • Leukemia
  • Rabies

If we do not have your shots on file or you fail to bring them at the time of boarding your animal will not be accepted for boarding. NO EXCEPTIONS!!!

Bringing Medications

Medications must be brought into the prison in their original containers. Please bring only enough for the animal’s stay. However, we can return ear or eye drops, creams, and special shampoos.

Drop Off and Pick Up Times

Monday–Friday (you will need to choose one window)

8:30 am–9:30 am
9:30 am–10:30 am
10:30 am–11:30 am
2:30 pm–3:30 pm
5:00–5:30 pm


8:30 am–9:30 am
2:30 pm–3:30 pm

For drop off and pick up on Saturdays we need to have an approximate time you will arrive. Please remember there is NO drop off or pick up on Sunday or Holidays!

Entering the Prison

  • Dogs must be on a collar and leash
  • Cats must be in a crate
  • Enter WCCW at the main entrance and check in with the officer at the front desk
  • The prison will ask you for picture ID
  • You will need to lock up your personal belongings in a locker. Keys, wallet, phone or any other personal items cannot enter the prison.
  • Any pet food must be in an original unopened bag or in clear plastic bags
  • Medications must be in their original containers

Please be a responsible dog owner and remember your bag for cleaning up messes!

Grooming Services

Grooming services can be provided to your pet before their departure for an additional charge. Please speak with our kennel workers at the time of drop off to arrange this. Animals can also be brought in for “day grooms” during the week. Please call our office to make an appointment.

Touring Our Kennels

If you are interested in a tour of our boarding and grooming facilities, please email us at You will be provided with the date and time of the upcoming tour. Because we are located within a prison, a background check must be completed on all persons entering the facility. This information will be gathered when you contact the program. We look forward to seeing you and your pets soon!

Board and Train

Prison Pet Partnership can provide obedience dog training as an optional add-on service while your dog is boarding with us. Dogs that are participating in our Board & Train program will be scheduled to spend at least an hour a day working one-on-one with one of our highly skilled trainers.

The supplemental Board & Train application and Expectations Contract can be found in the Boarding & Grooming Application. Please return these documents to our office, if you would like to add this service to your dog’s stay.

What Will We Teach Your Pet?

Our program will help your dog learn basic obedience skills, such as walking nicely on a leash, Sit, Down, Stay, Leave It and coming when called.

Unfortunately, at this time, we are not able to work with dogs who need help with challenging behaviors, such as fear, anxiety or reactivity towards people or other animals.

If you have any questions about whether your dog may benefit from our Board & Train service, please call our office at (253) 858-4240 and ask to speak with our Training Clerk.

What are the fees?

The Board & Train program is an optional additional service with a fee of $40 per day. This is in addition to your boarding costs. We request a minimum of a 14-day stay for your first boarding appointment. Not all 14 days have to be dedicated to training, however for every 7 days of training you will only be charged for 6.

Electric Cleaner Company

Prison Pet Partnership would like to extend a big THANK YOU to the Electric Cleaner Company for their generous donation of a k9 dryer to our grooming program!

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