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In the News

After hours of stake outs and posting fliers, Indy, our service-dog-in-training was captured at last! Many thousands of thanks to our PPP Volunteers and Gig Harbor residents for all of their hard work and efforts!
Life on the lam is over for Indy, the service dog in training who escaped Wednesday from the state women's prison at Purdy. Officials said the elusive canine was captured Saturday evening and returned to the prison on Sunday morning, much to the relief of Prison Pet Partnership staffers who run the training program. Beth Rivard, who directs the program, said Indy's movement patterns were tracked Friday and Saturday as he wandered at large near the Gig Harbor area.
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Parker, the dog, gets juror identification badge during recent criminal trial.
Chad Norris of Vancouver was selected to serve as a juror for a recent criminal trial in Superior Court. Chad, who is confined to a wheelchair, has a service animal. Parker is a five-year old Golden Retriever. Recognizing that Parker would be sitting with Chad on the jury, the Court issued Parker a juror identification badge though he was a non-voting member of the jury panel. Judge Wulle (left, with Chad and Parker) set a good example of providing accommodations not only for Chad but for Parker too, allowing Parker to have water, food and “restroom” breaks as needed, according to Tim McVicker, the county’s Americans with Disability Act compliance program coordinator. “Clark County continues to provide reasonable accommodations to individuals with disabilities so they can more fully participate in county services, programs and activities,” Tim says. “Although issuing a juror button to Parker was not required, the Court believed it helped Chad feel more welcomed and accepted as a valued member of the community and legal system.” Parker was trained as a service animal at the Women’s Correctional Facility in Purdy, WA, as part of Prison Pets Partnership. Chad has been actively involved in that program since 1996 and Parker is his second service animal. If you have any questions regarding the Americans with Disability Act, service animals or the county’s responsibilities under the ADA, please contact Risk Management at ext. 4924.

Community contest winner provides new logo to local non-profit.
Lynn Stevenson won the Prison Pet Partnership logo contest and is replacing the program logo with a new more sophisticated look.

To become more connected with their community and to change the look of their logo, Prison Pet Partnership (PPP) ran a logo contest the end of 2008 through the beginning of 2009. Lynn Stevenson was declared the winner of the contest with her modern logo using imagery of diversity and partnerships.

PPP started promoting its logo contest to the community in the fall of 2008. The contest was open to people of all ages as a way to not only develop a new logo, but to give the community an opportunity to become a part of the organization and to get to know the organization better. There were over a dozen entries that came from students at several schools in the Puget Sound area, from professional graphic designers and from graphic designers at heart.

In early April 2009, Lynn Stevenson’s design was selected as the winner of the logo contest. Her use of different P’s in the design projects diversity and the program’s three parts of its mission—rescue and trains homeless dogs, provide service dogs for persons with disabilities, operates a boarding and grooming facility to provide vocational education for women inmates. The new logo subtly displays prison bars to emphasize the importance of PPP’s partnership and with the Washington Correctional Center for Women. It also displays a dog paw within the bars to emphasize the organization’s focus on using shelter dogs. The sophisticated font gives the new logo professional look.

PPP thanks Lynn Stevenson for her hard work and design and for helping her community. As the contest winner, Lynn will receive public recognition, an invitation to PPP’s Bark and Bid Auction, a shirt with the new design and a gift certificate for PPP boarding and grooming services.

Prison Pet Partnership (PPP) rescues and trains homeless dogs to provide service dogs for persons with disabilities and operates a boarding and grooming facility to provide vocational education for women inmates. PPP is a non-profit 501-c-3 charitable organization operation within the Washington Corrections Center for Women.

We are considered one of the top 3 kennels in the Puget Sound area!
Dirty facilities, cramped spaces, and mediocre attention to pets are just some of the findings in a recent customer survey of local kennels. Based on the survey results, you'd be wise to start shopping around long before you need board your pet. Local Consumers CHECKBOOK magazine subscribers rated 36 kennels for cleanliness, spaciousness, affection toward the animals, pick-up and drop-off arrangements and overall quality. On the plus side, most local kennels make a concerted effort to provide quality care.
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We were featured on!
Residents at the Washington Corrections Center for Women are learning job skills and filling a need for service animals to help people with disabilities or brain injury. Prison Pet Partnership got a big boost Tuesday from the Gig Harbor Midday Rotary Club who sees the program as a win for the women, the animals and the disabled. KING 5's Lori Matsukawa reports.
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