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Project POOCH, Inc.®
Community Outreach Office
PO Box 305
Lake Oswego, OR 97034
Phone: (503) 697-0623
Fax: (503) 636-5908

MacLaren Youth Correctional Facility
2630 N. Pacific Highway
Woodburn, OR 97071
(503) 981-9531, x243
Visits by appointment only

Darla, a Project POOCH Graduate








Sept 1-Oct 1 GoGo Photo Contest:
POOCH Dogs in Nature!
Sept 17 Dog Wash
(Stickmen Brewery, Lake Oswego)

Fun Ways to Support POOCH

CLICK to learn more about ResQWalk

CLICK to learn more about the Bark box

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.

TCC/Verizon Day – August 11th

TCC came to MacLaren this past Thursday, August 11th, and we couldn't be more grateful! Employees assisted the youth in a variety of activities, from resumé-writing workshops to speech preparation to t-shirt design and kennel cleaning.

Verizon/TCC volunteers working at POOCH on August 11

TCC employees also constructed a permanent rain shelter that the youth can use for training dogs in Oregon's inclement winter weather. Words cannot express how happy we are that Verizon TCC chose Project POOCH as a beneficiary these past few months. We would like to give a special shout out to Kevin Schrouder, who adopted a POOCH dog in 2013, and without whom this wouldn't have been possible. TCC has enormously impacted Project POOCH for years to come.

Verizon TCC | Premium Wireless Provider

A New Dog Trainer at POOCH

Paulina is a Certified Professional Dog Trainer working with youth handlers and basic obedience along with dog behavioral issues. Of her first few weeks at Project POOCH, Paulina says:

"My first few weeks at Project Pooch have been very exciting. Even though I have just started working with the youth, I was impressed with the level of care and enthusiasm they put into working with their dogs. I was very pleasantly surprised to see how much some of the youth already know about dog training and behavior. I hope I can continue to guide the youth in their dog training endeavors and we can achieve great results of happy and well behaved pups!"

Mickey and his young trainer


GoGo Photo Contest: POOCH Dogs in Nature
Sept 1 - Oct 1 
Details soon!
Dog Wash to benefit Project POOCH on September 17 from 11-3 at Stickmen in Lake Oswego - CLICK to learn more
International Boarding and Pet Services Association

Congratulations to Victor, who recently passed the Basic Canine Specialist Test from the International Boarding and Pet Services Association!

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