Our mission is not just words on a page. It is not just a description of what we aim to do. Our mission lives in the soul of everyone at Prison Pet Partnership - because every day, we got up and envisioned a world of opportunity. Every day, we got up and experienced the potential of humanity. After being closed for over a year due to COVID, we will again get up and recommit ourselves to the work of re-entry programming.
PPP has worked to advance employment opportunities for incarcerated individuals housed at Washington Corrections Center for Women by utilizing the positive mental health impacts of the human-animal bond. The vocational education program provides in-class and hands-on learning in PPP’s boarding facility and grooming salon for program participants to earn certification as Pet Care Technicians, Groomers, and Dog Trainers.
Dogs are rescued from shelters and placed as Service Dogs – trained by program participants to assist persons with disabilities, including veterans. Some are placed as Therapy Dogs – trained to support children in a hospital setting, senior citizens in retirement homes, as well as domestic violence survivors during court. Both dogs and cats identified as Paroled Pets are provided basic training and handling – ultimately adopted out to loving families.
“I'm getting out of here someday. All of us are, and we’re moving into your neighborhoods. We can either move in having suffered the effects of having been warehoused for all of these years or we can move in equipped for life – primed for success.”
Each donation makes a difference. Please consider a gift by December 31st. With your support, we will get up and do this work to ensure opportunity is available for everyone to succeed – human and animal.