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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






May 4 Wicked Wine Run
(Dayton, OR)

Fun Ways to Support POOCH


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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.

Willamette Week's 2019 BEST OF PORTLAND Reader's POLL, Presented by New Seasons Market

Nominations are open for Willamette Week's 2019 Best of Portland issue! If Project POOCH is nominated for Best Animal Nonprofit, our 'underdogs' will get some more exposure in the area...and hopefully have a greater chance of finding their furever homes!

The Nomination Phase ends on April 20th. During this time readers nominate their favorite businesses, bars, restaurants, products, etc. Once nominations are closed, the submissions are tallied and narrowed down to the five finalists who received the most nominations under each sub-category. Then from May 15th to June 15th, is the Voting Phase, where readers vote on who truly deserves to be called the Best of Portland. After voting ends, votes are tallied and the winners are published in Willamette Week's Best of Portland issue (July 10).

Click on the pink circle above to go to the nomination page - if you don't see Project POOCH (either address) in the Best Animal Non-Profit category, there's a field where you can add it. Then ask your friends to do the same!

littlexlittle - celebrate the power of the crowd! Matching Campaign: April 8-12

We are so excited to announce that we raised $1,288 for shelter dogs and youth through GlobalGiving's littlexlittle matching campaign! Thank you so much to everyone who contributed.

CLICK HERE to give to Project POOCH via GlobalGiving today! 


We have some exciting news! We were selected as a charity partner for the Portland Wicked Wine Run on May 4th!

Project POOCH will have a booth (with fun raffles!) at the event, and we hope you'll stop by! We're also looking for volunteers to help with set-up, tear-down, registration, and handing out water bottles to the runners. For each volunteer we bring in, $20 will be donated to shelter dogs and youth! AND....each volunteer gets free entry to the festival, a free glass of wine, a free shirt, and free food!

If you are interested in learning more or helping out, please email!

Project POOCH 2019 Contest Part 4: April Fools!

Project POOCH Calendar contest for April 2019: April Fools!

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).

April Fools! Show us a picture of your dog acting naughty, silly, or goofy!

CLICK HERE to go to the contest page

Reggie, our March Calendar Winner!


Congratulations Reggie!

Congratulations to Reggie, our March photo contest winner!

Have you entered our April Contest yet? There's still time...


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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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