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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.


Katie Carroll

Location Lake Oswego, Oregon
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  1. Animal-assisted activities
  2. Animal roles
  3. Animal shelters
  4. Dogs
  5. Homeless pets
  6. Incarcerated
  7. Mammals
  8. pet adoption
  9. Prisons
  10. Shelter pets
  11. training of animals
  12. youth