Looking for a career?


SincE 2016 we have trained over 100 women and men to become professional dog groomers.


Apply below or apply in person at 5805 Troost Avenue

QUESTIONS? Call Alli at 816.214.5376 Ext. 131

Job training that empowers parents and changes lives

Pawsperity is a six-month training program in the art of dog grooming designed to help struggling parents lift themselves out of poverty. Small groups of students begin our program at various points throughout the year and progress through all the levels of grooming, starting with bathing and ending with hand scissoring.

In addition to hands-on grooming training, students also complete life skills courses in the areas of personal budgeting, positive parenting, conflict resolution, and more.

Ready to get started? Tuition for our program is funded through scholarships, donations, and grants. The first step is filling out the application below! If you have any questions, please contact Alli Rhone at [email protected] or 816-214-5376 Ext. 131 for more information.

Pawsperity is open to both women and men. Preference is given to parents with at least one child under the age of 18.

Applicants must meet the income guidelines for SNAP benefits to be eligible, though you do not have to be receiving SNAP at the time of application. 

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Contact Information

Pawsperity, formerly known as The Grooming Project, is a 501c3 organization dedicated to reducing generational poverty in Kansas City.

Through our state-certified grooming school and our Lee's Summit grooming salon, we train struggling parents to be pet groomers and salon managers, both in-demand, high pay professions.

Pawsperity Grooming School

5805 Troost Avenue

Kansas City, MO 64110


Open Tuesday - Friday

8 am to 4 pm

Walk-In Nail Trims

9 am to 2 pm


Pawsperity Salon

1650 SE Blue Parkway

Lee's Summit, MO 64063


Open Monday - Saturday

8 am to 5 pm