January 18, 2007

OR: Project POOCH

Project POOCH - "Positive Opportunities = Obvious Change with Hounds” -

successfully pairs youths incarcerated at the MacLaren Youth Correctional Facility in Woodburn, Oregon, with homeless shelter dogs.

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.

Here are some canine alumni and some dogs ready for adoption.

If you're in Portland this weekend, you can visit Project POOCH at the Rose City Classic Dog Show.