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Project POOCH, Inc.®
Community Outreach Office
15800 Boones Ferry Rd. Suite A2
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

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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.

Alum of the Week

2013 POOCH Alum OscarOscar is our Wednesday Alum of the Week! Oscar was adopted from Project POOCH in August of 2013. Oscar's owner, Tashia, says

"I refer everyone in search for a dog about this organization, and plan to support you guys wholeheartedly as a token of my appreciation for bringing this little bundle of joy into my life. He's helped me through an eating disorder, depression, anxiety, and cuddles me religiously every night, regardless."

Stories like this are so rewarding for us – the companionship of a dog is truly life-changing. Thank you, Tashia, for sharing this with us. POOCH community, we love to stay in touch and know that the dogs in our program are well-loved. Feel free to shoot us an email!

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Thank You!

Thank you to Shirley Thiel and Philadelphia Insurance!  Their generous donation has provided our shelter with blankets, leashes, treats and more - all of which is being put to good use!  We are so grateful for your continued support.


New! Show Your Support for POOCH

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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