Project POOCH teaches responsibility, patience, and compassion for all life by pairing homeless shelter dogs with youth incarcerated at MacLaren Youth Correctional Facility in Woodburn, OR.
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Since the launch of our program in 1993, Project POOCH has saved over 1,000 dogs that were considered "un-adoptable" due to age, breed, behavior, or medical needs. Additionally, Project POOCH has provided opportunities for youth incarcerated at MacLaren Youth Correctional Facility to become certified Canine Specialists, learn pet first-aid, and develop the skills necessary to succeed following release.
Every donor will get a custom Mike Bennett x Project POOCH sticker, designed specifically for this Give!Guide partnership.
Three donors will be randomly be selected to receive a custom Mike Bennett pet portrait (digital).
Three donors will be randomly selected to receive a custom Mike Bennett pet portrait (wooden cut-out).
"In the past, I used to not be concerned with much besides my own needs, but I realize this wasn’t very healthy for me. But now, when I walk up to the entrance to POOCH and I hear all the barking coming from the kennels, I get excited. By working and being with these dogs, I find myself caring more and more about how they are and how they’re progressing in their training. I also think about how they’re doing every day that I’m away from them." -POOCH Youth, B.N.