Change the Lives of Troubled Youth & Shelter Dogs

 
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Jan 4, 2011

What Project POOCH means to me

Pickles~most recent Project POOCH dog
Pickles~most recent Project POOCH dog

Project POOCH is not just a job working with and rescuing dogs. It has been a place for me to break down barriers of character flaws that I wouldn’t have been able to do on my own.  

Working with shelter dogs has helped me with compassion and caring for others and my surroundings.  The dogs helped me be more aware of my emotions as well. I now know that I have more feelings than just anger or being fine. Now it’s even okay for me to shed tears from time to time. 

I’ve also been able to learn various skills while working at POOCH. I first and foremost have learned quite a bit about handling dogs such and grooming, training and general knowledge and care of dogs.  We also do all of the maintenance needs at the kennels and have even remodeled the kennels.  I have also had the opportunity to learn computer skills and various software programs such as Photoshop and Microsoft Excel. 

Project POOCH has also been able to help me with my social skills in dealing with people from the public as well as holding conversations with our volunteers that come in periodically to help out with dogs and the guys in the program.  All in all, Project POOCH has helped make me the person I am today.  Without POOCH I don’t think I could have even become the respectable, mature individual that I now am now.  I am forever grateful to be a part of POOCH and how it has helped me as a human being.

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Organization

Project Pooch, Inc.

Woodburn, OR, United States
http://www.pooch.org

Project Leader

Joan Dalton

Lake Oswego, OR United States

Where is this project located?

Map of Change the Lives of Troubled Youth & Shelter Dogs