roject 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.
Support Us Through Give!Guide
We're excited to be participating in Willamette Week's 2015 Give!Guide!
Last year, thanks to your generous support, we raised over $21,700 to help the youth and dogs in our program receive the time, attention, guidance, and care they need to become the best human and canine citizens they can be. This year, we'd like to beat last year's record amount and raise $25,000 through Give!Guide so together we can help even more dogs and youth find a better path in life.
Among other things, your gift during this upcoming season of giving will provide the young men with the winter clothes they need so they can make sure each dog gets out for daily walks, playtime, training, and fun—activities critical to our dogs' well-being and mental health. It will also ensure each dog has a cozy bed to snuggle in during the cold and rainy months. Thank YOU!!
- Amazing "thank you" incentives donated by area businesses.
- The next BIG GIVE day is Dec. 1: If you donate a minimum of $10 to any organization on Dec 1, you have a chance to win a Trek Allant 7.2 bike courtesy of Bike Gallery.
At Project POOCH, one of our favorite things (other than seeing a pooch find their forever home or a youth turn their life around) is receiving updates from adopters on how our POOCH alums are doing.
Huckleberry (October, 2015)
Huckleberry (formerly Hercules) has been a part of our family since 2010.
We've added two children since then, and he has dealt with the transition with patience and enthusiasm.
He is amazing with children and enjoys belly rubs, going for walks, and being around people.
We are so thankful for Project POOCH and for all the work you did to help him become the loving, patient, happy dog that he is.