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Project POOCH, Inc.®

To drop off donations
Community Outreach Office
15800 Boones Ferry Rd. Suite A2
Lake Oswego, OR 97035

To visit the dogs
MacLaren Youth Correctional Facility
2630 N. Pacific Highway
Woodburn, OR 97071
(503) 981-2570
Visits by appointment only

Mailing Address:
PO Box 305
Lake Oswego, OR 97034

Phone: (503) 697-0623
Fax: (503) 636-5908

Global Giving Top-Ranked Organization 2016






Oct 1 - 31October Calendar Contest!
Oct 21 - Nov 3Ice Cream for a Good Cause
(What's The Scoop? - N. Portland)
Oct 26
Outreach: South Salem Petco
Oct 26
5-9:00 pm
Killer Pumpkin Fest 2019
(Rogue Ales & Spirits - SE Portland)
Oct 26
1-6:00 pm
(Glance Optics & Eyewear - Lake Oswego)
Nov 13
Willamette Week's Charity Smashdown
(NW Portland)
Nov 15
7-9 pm
Paint Your Pet Night
(Hip Hound - NW Portland)
Nov 17
2:30-4 pm
Tea & Yoga
(Lake Oswego)

Fun Ways to Support POOCH

Honoring Chapo's Memory


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.

POOCH 2019 Calendar Contest Part 10: Howl-o-ween Canine!

Project POOCH Calendar contest for October 2019: Howl-o-ween Canine

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).

Happy Howl-o-ween! Send us photos of your pup all dressed up.

CLICK HERE to go to the contest page

Leia at the beach


Congratulations to Leia, the September 2019 ("Silly Faces") Calendar Contest Winner!

It’s a bird, it’s a! It’s FLYING DOG!

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Who Rescued Who?

Gizmo, now a world-traveler! Click to read his story.

When we asked Gizmo's parents for an update on their little Jack Russell Terrier, we were planning on crafting a story based on the information they gave us.

However, when we received their update, we were incredibly moved, and we felt that their direct words for so beautiful that we would just share exactly what they wrote. So here is a heartwarming update from Gizmo's forever-family that exemplifies everything we love about the human-animal bond.

CLICK HERE to read their story...

Show Your Support for POOCH

We’ve been looking over all of your amazing ideas for new merch, and although we wish we could have implemented every single one of them, we are starting with these unisex I ❤️ Project POOCH shirts. They will be available at the end of August. $20 per shirt if picked up in our outreach office, or $28 with shipping.

To order yours, just email!

Smooch a POOCH! Project POOCH shirt

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