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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






Sept 29 Fall Fashion Frenzy
Woodburn Premium Outlets
Oct 3 Quiz for a Cause:
Trivia with Project POOCH and Widmer!
(Widmer Bros. Brewing, N. Portland)
Oct 16 Eat Burritos and Help Shelter Dogs!
(Chipotle, downtown Portland)

Fun Ways to Support POOCH


CLICK to learn more about the Bark box

Darla, a Project POOCH Graduate

POOCH in the Pub - July 14 - TICKETS ON SALE NOW!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.

25 Years of Helping the Underdog

One of our favorite accomplishments during our 25th year of service to incarcerated youth and adoptable dogs came in a four-legged, tail wagging form. On May 15th, a volunteer from a shelter in Modesto, California reached out to us asking if we could take in King, a 5-year-old Pit Bull Mix. The community that King lived in was overcrowded with pit bulls, and people simply did not want to adopt them—with King living in a busy shelter with hundreds of other dogs, the volunteer knew that King would have a better chance with us at Project POOCH.

Along with her inquiry, the volunteer sent videos of King playing and interacting beautifully with kids and other dogs. That was when we knew we had to consider taking him. This sweet boy deserved a chance. CONTINUE READING ...

Adoptable Buckley,
Petcurian Contest Finalist!

POOCH Dogs with happy stories to tell!

Click on their pictures to learn more...


CLICK to learn more about this month's competition!

Every month this year we are will hold a photo contest to celebrate "The Year of the Dog." For August our category is Fall/Autumn Dogs! Show us a picture of your dog enjoying the Fall. Whether they're playing in the leaves, wearing a cute sweater, hanging out in a pumpkin patch, or something else completely different we'd love to see it!

All donations will be used to help care for our shelter dogs and support the youth who prepare them for adoption. The proceeds will help pay for spay/neuter, healthy food, vaccinations, new toys, blankets, and rain gear (for both the pups and youth).

CLICK HERE to go to the contest entry page.

Jeremiah, ring bearer!

August's Project POOCH Year of the Dog Contest: Traveling Dogs

Congratulations, Max! You're the winner of our August photo contest! What an adorable picture!


Project POOCH logoThe Power of Second Chances

At Project POOCH, we believe in second chances. It's incredible to see the things that people are capable of when given another chance at life. Sometimes all it takes is some patience, compassion, and individualized attention in order for people to achieve what they were always capable of. Two former Project POOCH youths in particular continue to inspire us with their actions and accomplishments.  Continue reading...

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"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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