Growing up, Herdman took care of the marketing and bookkeeping for her mother’s business. She knew that the pet grooming industry was lucrative, rapidly growing, and had the flexibility parents needed to take care of their children. It didn’t require a GED and was a felon-friendly career. It provided the healing effects of the human-animal bond. That’s when it clicked. Pet grooming was the perfect trade for these families she worked with.
We believe that every individual deserves the opportunity to break free from the cycle of poverty and become self-reliant. We provide hands-on job training and soft skills courses to prepare our students not just for their careers, but for their lives going forward. Students receive courses in mindfulness, parenting, professionalism, financial literacy and more to prepare them for life beyond Pawsperity. Students also receive wraparound services like case management, housing assistance, food assistance, and medical care to help remove any barriers to completing the program.