DUE TO THE ONGOING COVID-19 PANDEMIC OUR PROCEDURES ON MEETING OUR DOGS AT THE KENNEL AND HOME VISITS HAVE CHANGED. PLEASE REVIEW THE FAQs PAGE FOR THE MOST UP TO DATE INFORMATION.

Learning patience, responsibility, and compassion for all life
Project POOCH

Saving youth one dog at a time, since 1993.

 

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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 help them get adopted. 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. Both youth and dogs experience unconditional love, often for the first time. 

Sarah Bradham

Project POOCH has some very exciting news to share, we have a new Executive Director! Please join the board and staff in welcoming Sarah Bradham to our team.

Sarah is a passionate and energetic leader, who feels compelled to spend her time working to make the world a better place for all. When she came across Project POOCH she knew it was going to be a perfect fit. Sarah brings 23 years of experience in the nonprofit world to her role at Project Pooch. She is thrilled to take the reins at an organization that is dedicated to serving youth, providing powerful growth opportunities, and training and finding forever homes for dogs.

Not only are we gaining Sarah, but we get a new pup in the POOCH family too. Sarah’s dog Quiggley has been by her side since she adopted him four years ago.

Quiggley and Sarah, welcome! We look forward to an exciting future under your leadership!

What Drives Us

Project POOCH provides opportunities for youth in corrections to learn responsibility, patience, and compassion for all life by working with shelter dogs.

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