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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 31 DEADLINE for May Calendar Contest entries and voting

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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 5: May Flowers!

Project POOCH Calendar contest for May 2019: May Flowers!

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).

May flowers are in bloom! Show us a picture of your dog with some beautiful spring flowers!

CLICK HERE to go to the contest page

Vote for Us in the 2019 Best of Portland Reader's Poll!



Woo hoo! You did it!

Thanks to your nominations, Project POOCH is in the running for Best Animal Nonprofit in Willamette Week's 2019 BEST OF PORTLAND Readers Poll!

Voting runs through June 15. CLICK HERE or on the graphic to go to the voting page now

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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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