COVID-19 Information

While we hoped to be able to resume programming on July 6th, the Washington Department of Corrections has recognized that the prison facilities are not ready to safely do that. 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.

Note: Staff offices are currently closed. Please follow this page and our social media for updates.

Boarding & Grooming

All boarding and grooming services are currently suspended until further notice. Please continue to check this page for updates. We will contact groom clients when we are ready to reschedule.


All volunteer programming is suspended. Current Red Badge volunteers are not allowed within the facility until further notice, per WA Department of Corrections.

New volunteer applications are on hold and will not be processed until September 1, 2020 at the earliest.


Staff offices are closed until further notice. To reach a Prison Pet Partnership staff member, please email us at and your message will be forwarded to the appropriate department. Our phone messages are checked periodically. Please be patient!

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