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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






Mar 31 DEADLINE: St. Patrick's Day Dogs Photo Contest
Apr 21 Outreach: Mud Bay
(Happy Valley)
July 14 25th Anniversayr Celebration!
(NW Portland)
Sept 29 Fall Fashion Frenzy
Woodburn Premium Outlets

Fun Ways to Support POOCH


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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.

Year of the Dog - January: Active Dog

Project POOCH Year of the Dog Contest: St. Patrick's Day Dogs!

Every month this year we are will hold a photo contest to celebrate "The Year of the Dog." The theme for this month's contest is St. Patrick's Day Dogs - In honor of St. Patrick's Day, show us a picture of your dog wearing green, rocking a cute St. Patrick's day outfit, or just getting in the St. Paddy's spirit! The dog whose photo receives the most votes will be featured in our 2019 calendar! CLICK HERE to learn more...

Roger and Kiera: A story of Friendship and Change

Roger immigrated to the United States with his family when he was seven years old. His parents were hoping to start a new life in the United States and provide Roger with more opportunities. Roger struggled to adjust to life in his new home and had a hard time learning English. At school, his peers taunted him with racial slurs, and Roger began to get into fights. When called to the school office, he did not know what the principal was saying to him, but he knew he was in trouble. His father would spank him to try to encourage better behavior in his son.

KieraRoger eventually decided he had enough and dropped out of high school his freshman year. He began living with friends and working in construction. He rebelled against his family, angry that his father never gave him the kind of love and attention he saw American kids receiving from their parents. Roger's next few years consisted of drug use and fighting. One particular fight landed him in county jail, and upon being released, the parents of the boy that Roger had assaulted decided to file charges against him. He was charged with assault level 2 & 3 and ended up in MacLaren Youth Correctional Facility for 36 months.

Then there was Kiera—the dog that helped change Roger's life. Kiera did not pass any of the tests to find her forever home and became a "lifer" at Project POOCH. Before coming to the shelter, Kiera had been chained outside for her whole life and used as a guard dog. She was very thin and malnourished when she first came to Project POOCH, but somehow she was still able to give Roger the love and attention that he felt he had been lacking for his whole life.

Continue reading Roger and Kiera's story...

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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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