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For nearly a decade, we have helped hundreds of individuals transform their lives through training in professional dog grooming.


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Apply below or apply in person at 5805 Troost Avenue, Kansas City, MO 64110.

2024 classes begin January 16, March 5, April 16, June 4, July 16, August 27, October 15, and November 26.

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Pawsperity Grooming School
Pawsperity Grooming School

Job Training that Empowers Parents and Changes Lives

Pawsperity is a six- to eight-month training program in the art of dog grooming. We focus on providing education to struggling parents to empower them to lift themselves and their families out of poverty. In addition to hands-on grooming training, students complete life skills courses. Our program is completely free to students, with tuition funded through scholarships, donations, and grants. Programs are offered throughout the year, so students can apply anytime!

Ready to get started? The first step is completing the application below! Please contact Alli Rhone at arhone@pawsperity.org or 816.214.5376 ext. 131 for more information or if you have any questions.

Pawsperity Student Application

Pawsperity is open to all genders. Preference is given to parents with at least one child (in or out of your custody) under the age of 18. Applicants must be on at least one form of government assistance and/or have an income below the Area Median Income (AMI). However, you do not have to be receiving SNAP at the time of application.

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