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Project POOCH, Inc.®
Community Outreach Office
15800 Boones Ferry Rd. Suite A2
PO Box 305
Lake Oswego, OR 97035
Phone: (503) 697-0623
Fax: (503) 636-5908

MacLaren Youth Correctional Facility
2630 N. Pacific Highway
Woodburn, OR 97071
(503) 981-2570
Visits by appointment only

Global Giving Top-Ranked Organization 2016






Oct 1-31 Year of the Dog Calendar Contest
Oct 27 Killer Pumpkin Festival 2018
Rogue Ales & Spirits
(SE Portland)

Fun Ways to Support POOCH


CLICK to learn more about the Bark box

Darla, a Project POOCH Graduate

Project POOCH, Inc.® has successfully paired youths incarcerated at the MacLaren Youth Correctional Facility in Woodburn, Oregon, with homeless shelter dogs since 1993.

Youths (guided by professionals) learn to train the dogs, groom them, and find them new adoptive "forever homes." The dogs leave the program ready to be great pets, while their trainers re-enter the community with new job and personal skills and increased compassion and respect for all life.

Project POOCH, Inc. is recognized by the IRS as a 501 (c) (3) charitable organization, Tax ID # 93-1252054 – your donation is tax-deductible.

Our Mission - Learning: Patience, Responsibility and Compassion for all Life.

Killer Pumpkin Festival 2018 Oct 27 from 11am-5pm at the Rogue Eastside Pub

We're VERY excited to announce that we will be at Killer Pumpkin Festival 2018 on Saturday, 10/27 with a pumpkin cookie decorating station! Proceeds from the cookie decorating with help shelter dogs and youth. Thank you to Rogue Ales & Spirits for having us - we can't wait!

CLICK to learn more about this month's competition!

Every month this year we are will hold a photo contest to celebrate "The Year of the Dog." For October our category is Halloween Dogs – show us a picture of your dog in its favorite costume!

All donations will be used to help care for our shelter dogs and support the youth who prepare them for adoption. The proceeds will help pay for spay/neuter, healthy food, vaccinations, new toys, blankets, and rain gear (for both the pups and youth).

CLICK HERE to go to the contest entry page.

Goose, October Fall Dog

September's Project POOCH Year of the Dog Contest: Fall/Autumn Dogs

Congratulations, Ghost! You're the winner of our September photo contest!



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The Power of Second Chances

At Project POOCH, we believe in second chances. It's incredible to see the things that people are capable of when given another chance at life. Sometimes all it takes is some patience, compassion, and individualized attention in order for people to achieve what they were always capable of. Two former Project POOCH youths in particular continue to inspire us with their actions and accomplishments.  Continue reading...

Show Your Support for POOCH

Smooch a POOCH! Project POOCH shirt
"Smooch a POOCH" shirt "Project POOCH" shirt

The $19.95 price includes shipping and handling. Please email with your address and the sizes you are requesting.  We will proceed with payment from there.

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