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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






Mar 31 DEADLINE for Project POOCH Calendar Contest: Smile! It's Almost Spring!

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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.

Our Mission - Learning: Patience, Responsibility and Compassion for all Life.


We have some exciting news! We were selected as a charity partner for the Portland Wicked Wine Run on May 4th!

Project POOCH will have a booth (with fun raffles!) at the event, and we hope you'll stop by! We're also looking for volunteers to help with set-up, tear-down, registration, and handing out water bottles to the runners. For each volunteer we bring in, $20 will be donated to shelter dogs and youth! AND....each volunteer gets free entry to the festival, a free glass of wine, a free shirt, and free food!

If you are interested in learning more or helping out, please email!

Project POOCH 2019 Contest Part 3: Smile! It's Almost Spring!

Project POOCH Calendar contest for March 2019: Smile! It's Almost Spring

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).

It's almost Spring, and that's a good reason to smile! Show us a picture of your dog smiling. Bonus points if they are smiling in or around a spring-themed background!

CLICK HERE to go to the contest page


Prince and Friend





Congratulations Prince!

Congratulations to Prince, our February photo contest winner!





Buckley: A Story of Perseverance

Buckley, CGC Grad!

Buckley arrived at a county animal shelter, malnourished and suffering from an upper respiratory tract infection, at only six-weeks-old. This sweet puppy weighed just over 6 pounds, and it was clear that he needed some immediate medical attention.


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"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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