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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






Jan 25 Paint Your Pet
(Hip Hound, NW Portland)
Jan 31 DEADLINE for Project POOCH Calendar Contest: New Year Celebrations

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CLICK to learn more about the Bark box

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 1: New Year Celebrations

Project POOCH Calendar contest for January 2019: New Year Celebrations

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). New years bring new opportunities. Show us a picture of your dog ringing in the New Year, either by celebrating or by trying something new!

CLICK HERE to go to the contest page

Paint Your Pet Night - Friday, Jan 25 from 7-10:00 pm - hosted by Hip Hound on NW 23rd in Portland - CLICK to learn more

Roberta Blau




Good-bye to a Good Friend

Roberta Blau, former Project POOCH, Inc. board member, recently passed away after several years living with ALS. She was smart, funny, and a supporter of POOCH for many years.

Aunt Sally is caring for Archie, the orange one-eyed cat. Aunt Joan is caring for Picabo (Boo), the 18-year old tabby, that was found as a kitten between two walls at IBM where Roberta once worked.


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Gizmo, November Fall Dog


December Project POOCH Year of the Dog Contest: Winter Cuddles

Congrats to Annie, our pawsome winner! Annie is definitely cozy wearing her scarf and hat

Our 2019 Calendar featuring ALL of our Year of the Dog Contest winners will be available soon!
CLICK HERE to pre-order now.





Spike, before and after

Spike's Second Chance

At Project POOCH, we have a soft spot for underdogs, and that's exactly what Spike was. From the moment POOCH founder Joan Dalton saw him at the county shelter, she knew that she needed to bring him to the kennel and give him a second chance at life. It was clear from his sad expression and matted coat that he hadn't been cared for in his 9 years of life.

The youth at Project POOCH often come from similar backgrounds of strife, so relating to dogs like Spike is easy for them.

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