Patrick's Pet Care

Scholarship Program

At Patrick’s Pet Care, we believe in hiring from the communities where we serve and in investing in our people. In addition to paying everyone a DC living wage, one way we do this is by providing professional development opportunities for staff to develop knowledge and skills that can advance their careers and allow us to provide the latest science-based, fear-free, force-free service to the animals in our care.

You have to pay rent and feed yourself, so you don’t always have the opportunity to pursue your dream. And with Patrick’s, I was able to do it and have the opportunity to go to some of the best dog training programs around. It’s honestly been amazing. I don’t think I would have had the chance to do this myself.

Nikita Poe

In Their Own Words

Patrick's Pet Care offers financial support for starting a career in dog training or grooming. When you join Patrick's Pet Care as an Apprentice, we'll pay for your training to become a certified force-free dog trainer or certified fear-free groomer.

Take a moment to hear what this opportunity has meant to our Apprentices, and how it has helped accelerate their careers. 

Meet Our Past Scholarship Recipients

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Employee Centered & Dog Centered

For the employees to be dog centered, we believe the management needs to be employee centered. If we take good care of the employees, they'll be able to provide the best care for the dogs.