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.
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:
Squall (January, 2016)
Yesterday was Squall's (maybe) second birthday. He got to go for a run on the beach (like every day since we moved to the coast!), and for a hike with the family. Unfortunately I didn't bring my phone for either of these events, but here are some other photos of him during his 2nd year of life. Looking forward to another lively year! Thanks for letting us adopt him :-)