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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

 

 

 

 


UPCOMING EVENTS


Feb 28 DEADLINE: Loving Dogs of Feb 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

WoofTrax

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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: Loving Dogs of February!

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 Loving Dogs - you can submit a photo showing how your dog expresses love. The dog whose photo receives the most votes will be featured in our 2019 calendar! CLICK HERE to learn more...

The Power of the Human-Animal Bond

FrankJack, a former Project POOCH youth, grew up in the foster system and went from home to home, never learning to fully trust people. While serving his 70 month sentence at MacLaren, he discovered Project POOCH and a new found hope: "I loved dogs. They were the only ones I had ever trusted. They didn't care who I was or what I did. They loved me no matter what. So working with dogs sounded good to me. I thought it would be a great outlet. The dogs wouldn't be deceptive. My interactions with them would be genuine. I wouldn't have to wonder if they liked me or not."

Thinking back on his first day at Project POOCH, Jack remembers being warned about an aggressive cattle dog named Frank. Frank was a biter, and there was a chance that he would have to go back to the Humane Society where he came from. This struck a chord with Jack who had also gone from home to home growing up. Jack recalls, "I asked Joan if we could give him a chance. She agreed that I could work with him and he became my dog." Jack made it his mission to understand Frank's behavior so that he could correct it. He initially went to Frank's kennel and just sat beside him, not touching or interacting with him, as Frank did not trust people. It took a lot of patience and dedication, but eventually the two formed a bond and began to interact more.

Continue reading Jack's story...


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 info@pooch.org with your address and the sizes you are requesting.  We will proceed with payment from there.


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