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Project POOCH, Inc.®
Community Outreach Office
15800 Boones Ferry Rd. Suite A2
Lake Oswego, OR 97035

Mailing Address:
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) 981-2570
Visits by appointment only

Global Giving Top-Ranked Organization 2016






July 1-31 July Calendar Photo Contest
July 20
9:00 - 3:00
Outreach: Salem Saturday Market
July 21
9:00 - 3:30
Stumptown Cluster
AKC Dog Show
(Portland Expo Center HALL E)
July 27 Outreach: Linn County Dog Fest
July 31
11:59 pm

July Calendar Photo Contest
Aug 6
6:30-7:30 pm
Yoga and Beer: A Benefit for Shelter Dogs
(NE Portland)
Aug 6
11am-10 pm
Pints with Purpose: Project POOCH at Oregon Public House
(NE Portland)
Aug 13
11am-10 pm
Pints with Purpose: Project POOCH at Oregon Public House
(NE Portland)
Aug 20
11am-10 pm
Pints with Purpose: Project POOCH at Oregon Public House
(NE Portland)
Aug 27
11am-10 pm
Pints with Purpose: Project POOCH at Oregon Public House
(NE Portland)
Aug 31
2-4 pm
Pups, Pints, and Pizza: Annual Dog Wash Fundraiser
(Stickmen Brewing, Tualatin)

Fun Ways to Support POOCH

Honoring Chapo's Memory


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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.

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

Project POOCH 2019 Contest Part 7: 4th of July!

Project POOCH Calendar contest for June 2019: Summer Adventures!

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 decked out in red, white, and blue, or just celebrating the 4th in some way!

CLICK HERE to go to the contest page


Gizmo, our May 2019 Contest Winner


Congratulations to RASKEL,
June 2019 Contest Winner!

Raskel's favorite summer-time activity is the same as his favorite winter-time activity — napping! In the summer he likes to take it outside and do it on his sun lounger.






Blanca Learns to Love Again

Blanca came to Project POOCH in October 2018 after she was found living alone at a lake as a stray. Blanca had been abandoned at a young age, and trusting people was hard when she initially came to the kennel. Scared of both people and other dogs, she tried her best not to interact with anyone.

Blanca was paired with an incarcerated youth at Project POOCH, and she was initially nervous. However, her handler continued to treat her with love and respect her boundaries. He took her for walks every day, gave her delicious treats, and sat by her side, doing everything in his power to show her that he wasn’t a threat.

Continue reading her 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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