Cause Area

  • Animals
  • Education & Literacy
  • Employment
  • Women


5805 Troost Ave.Kansas City, MO 64110 United States

Organization Information

Mission Statement

Pawsperity is a non-profit whose mission is to help struggling parents and young adults break the cycle of generational poverty through job skill development in the field of pet grooming and wrap-around services that help eliminate barriers to success.


Pawsperity, formerly known as The Grooming Project, is a unique nonprofit that trains struggling parents and young adults in the high-demand field of pet grooming. Our extensive program teaches students pet grooming, as well as essential life skills, so they have the confidence, courage and financial stability to transform their lives.

For many, this means moving on from abusive relationships, addiction, or trauma to regain custody of their kids, establish a home and feel the joy of being able to buy school clothes, or play in a band, or cuddle with a beloved pet at the end of the day.

Founded just 7 short years ago, Pawsperity has already had immense success transforming the lives of impoverished families. With our recent rebrand and move into a beautiful new facility, we’re rapidly expanding to serve even more students.

In addition to the nonprofit Grooming School, Pawsperity now operates a Doggie Daycare and two professional grooming salons staffed by program graduates, The Salon in Kansas City and The Salon in Lee’s Summit. Revenue generated from these businesses supports the organization's mission, so we can be less reliant on grants.

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