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Project POOCH, Inc.®

To drop off donations
Community Outreach Office
15800 Boones Ferry Rd. Suite A2
Lake Oswego, OR 97035

To visit the dogs
MacLaren Youth Correctional Facility
2630 N. Pacific Highway
Woodburn, OR 97071
(503) 981-2570
Visits by appointment only

Mailing Address:
PO Box 305
Lake Oswego, OR 97034

Phone: (503) 697-0623
Fax: (503) 636-5908

Global Giving Top-Ranked Organization 2016






Sept 21
Outreach: Salem Saturday Market
Sept 28
Outreach: Salem Pet Supply
Oct 15
Rogue & Project POOCH Partnership Kickoff Party
(SE Portland)

Fun Ways to Support POOCH

Honoring Chapo's Memory


CLICK to learn more about the Bark box

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.

Our Mission - Learning: Patience, Responsibility and Compassion for all Life.

POOCH 2019 Calendar Contest Part 9: Silly September Faces!

Project POOCH Calendar contest for September 2019: Silly September Faces

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).

Show us a picture of your dog making a silly face.

CLICK HERE to go to the contest page

Congratulations to Mikey, August ("Yoga Dogs") Calendar Contest Winner!

Mikey, our August 2019 Contest WinnerWe call this the "sphinx pose". Mikey was adopted in May, 2008 (and lived in Portland until recently) and is a true plott hound (they thought he was three when he came to Project POOCH) and is and always has been the most gentle "pooch"! His "human sisters" grew up with him, playing and climbing all over him.

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CLICK to learn more about our October 15 Partnership Kickoff party with Rogue!

Who Rescued Who?

Gizmo, now a world-traveler! Click to read his story.

When we asked Gizmo's parents for an update on their little Jack Russell Terrier, we were planning on crafting a story based on the information they gave us.

However, when we received their update, we were incredibly moved, and we felt that their direct words for so beautiful that we would just share exactly what they wrote. So here is a heartwarming update from Gizmo's forever-family that exemplifies everything we love about the human-animal bond.

CLICK HERE to read their story...

Show Your Support for POOCH

We’ve been looking over all of your amazing ideas for new merch, and although we wish we could have implemented every single one of them, we are starting with these unisex I ❤️ Project POOCH shirts. They will be available at the end of August. $20 per shirt if picked up in our outreach office, or $28 with shipping.

To order yours, just email!

Smooch a POOCH! Project POOCH shirt

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