Prison Pet Partnership Program

Prison Pet Partnership Program
Gig Harbor, WA (south of Seattle, next to Tacoma)

The Prison Pet Partnership Program rescues dogs from area shelter s and rescue groups, brings them into womenÕs prison, and pairs them with an offender who will train the dogs for service or therapy work. They are the first program to do prison partnership work. PPPP also operates a boarding and grooming facility to provide vocational education for female offenders. The dogs are all placed at no cost to the recipient. Dogs who do not succeed in service or therapy work are placed as family pets (Paroled Pets) in loving homes. The program benefits homeless dogs, incarcerated women and people with disabilities. The recidivism rate for program graduates is 2%; the institutional rate is 35%.