Since 1993, Project POOCH has successfully paired shelter dogs with incarcerated youth who care for, groom, socialize, & train the dogs for adoption.
To provide opportunities for incarcerated youth at MacLaren Youth Correctional Facility to learn patience, responsibility and compassion for all life through working with shelter dogs.
Project POOCH has successfully paired hundreds of youth incarcerated at 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 – donations are tax-deductible.