roject POOCH, Inc,® is a non-profit, 501c(3) organization that 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.
| We are honored to have been chosen as one of the local nonprofit organizations included in Willamette Week's 2013 Give!Guide.
This annual effort to encourage people aged 18-35 to get involved in philanthropy has a significant impact not only on Project POOCH, but also on all the other nonprofit organizations selected each year – we encourage you to support our community during this campaign. CLICK HERE to take a look at the fun incentives provided by local businesses in support of this fundraising effort: