Why Do We Need Your Support?

Project POOCH is very grateful to the MacLaren Youth Correctional Facility and the Oregon Youth Authority for their invaluable partnership support. MacLaren provides all the kennel and training space for Project POOCH free of charge. This allows us to focus our resources on spay and neutering costs, veterinary care for the dogs, dog food and supplies, training curricula and materials, and support of the youth as they develop their skills.

Project POOCH is funded entirely by individual donations and private foundations and receives no direct government funding. Every gift large or small makes a difference, and we thank you for your support.

Project POOCH, Inc. is recognized by the IRS as a 501 (c) (3) charitable organization, Tax ID # 93-1252054.

Love Dogs? Care about Youth? Want to help homeless dogs and youth in corrections get a new leash on life? There are several ways you can help the dogs and the youth at Project POOCH, Inc.®

Monetary Donations

  • You can mail a check to Project POOCH, Outreach Office, PO Box 305, Lake Oswego, OR 97034. You can make a gift in honor or memory of someone and if you’d like, we’ll send notification of your gift to them or their family.
  • Make a secure online through PayPal! You can give one time or set up a sustaining monthly gift.

In-Kind Donations

Do you have old dog supplies that could go to a puppy in need? You can drop dog food, bowls, leashes, toys, etc off at our Outreach Office in Lake Oswego. Please call ahead of time to let us know you’re coming.

We also accept other quirky donations! If you have a service or valuable item that we could use in a raffle or auction, talk to us about it! Donating unwanted valuables is a great way to help us fundraise.

More Ways To Help…

  • Do you shop at Fred Meyer?
    Sign up for the Community Rewards program by linking your Fred Meyer Rewards Card to Project POOCH at You can search for us by our name: Project POOCH or by our non-profit number: FF497. Then, every time you shop and use your Rewards Card, you are helping Project POOCH earn a donation! And yes, you still earn your Rewards Points, Fuel Points, and Rebates, just as you do today

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  • Leave a Legacy of Compassion
    One of the lasting ways you can support us is to include Project POOCH, Inc. in your will. It is very easy and only requires you to include some specific language in your will to designate Project POOCH, a 501(c)(3) non-profit, as a beneficiary. You can make an outright bequest by leaving a specific dollar amount or a percentage of your estate. Here is example bequest language to get you started:

I give, devise, and bequeath to Project POOCH, Inc., EIN: 93-1252054, 543 3rd Street, Suite C-3, Lake Oswego, Oregon 97034, ______% of my estate or the sum of $____________ (or describe stocks, bonds, life insurance, or other assets) to be used for the general purpose of helping incarcerated youth learn patience, responsibility and compassion by socializing, training and helping rehome shelter dogs.