Change the Lives of Troubled Youth & Shelter Dogs

 
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    Going Home!
    By - DeVida Johnson - Event and Outreach Manager
    We wanted to share the awesome news about Jet, a handsome Black Lab, who was with us for 9 months. Jet finally found his forever home! During his time at Project POOCH, he and his youth trainer worked to master his basic commands like sit, stay, and come, and successfully pass his Canine Good Citizen test. Jet is a...
    • 2 weeks ago
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    • Miriam E
      Miriam E What a happy ending for Jet, and congratulations to his trainer for his patience and dedication that gave a new life to Jet! Loved this update!
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    • DeVida
      DeVida Miriam, Thank you so much for your kind words. We are thrilled you loved this update about a youth and a dog who have both found love, compassion, trust, and success through Project POOCH. Thank YOU for supporting our work and making these happy stories possible. :-)
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    POOCH Youth finds success working with dogs
    By - DeVida Johnson - Event and Outreach Manager
    Often we share stories of success about POOCH doggie alums who’ve found their forever homes. This time we’d like to share a story about a POOCH youth’s success. This is, after all, our raison d’être! So, it’s with swelled chest and lots of pride we share the story of M.  M....
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    • Meryl
      Meryl Thank you for a heart-warming report. Good luck to M and the other youths at Project Pooch. I'm proud to be supporting this group.
      • 1 month ago
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    • DeVida
      DeVida Hi Meryl. So glad you enjoyed our report! Thank you for your continued support. Youth like M. are so grateful there are caring people out there who believe in them and want to help them succeed.
      • 1 month ago
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  • Change the Lives of Troubled Youth & Shelter Dogs has received 5 donations
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    A POOCH dog gives back
    By - DeVida Johnson - Event and Outreach Manager
    As you know, at Project POOCH, Inc., we teach the youth in the program patience, kindness, respect, and compassion for all life. That lesson is not lost on the dogs whose lives they save. One such dog is also making a life-saving difference for pups whose lives hang in the balance….  Fenway is a beloved POOCH...
    • 4 months ago
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    • Miriam E
      Miriam E Thanks for this great update! And the photo make the story come alive!
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    • DeVida
      DeVida Hi Miriam. So sorry for the delay in responding. I just saw the very nice comment you posted. We're glad you enjoy our updates and photos!
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    Never Giving Up = Happy Endings!
    By - DeVida Johnson - Event and Office Manager
    A few months ago, we shared Rusty’s story of patience, hope, and perseverance. Well, we thought we'd share with you an update we received about his life today so you could see firsthand the life-saving impact of your donations. As you may remember, Rusty was with us for about three years before he found...
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    Third Time's a Charm for Lady: Homeless to Happy!
    By - DeVida Johnson - Event and Office Manager
    This beautiful girl was found wandering the streets as a stray: This beautiful, large (72 pound) Chocolate Lab had been found as a stray in 2007. The animal control driver scooped the Lab up and delivered her to a local Humane Society where she was assessed. She was determined to be one year of age, unspayed, no...
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    Our Fail Forward Story: Do your due diligence
    By - DeVida Johnson - Event and Office Manager
    Project POOCH, Inc.®, is a small non-profit with a lean outreach staff. We accomplish a lot with a small budget, and most of the funds donated to our organization go directly toward our mission and program rather than to fundraising or administration. Since every dollar counts, we believe it’s important to choose...
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    Robi finds true love
    By - DeVida Johnson - Office Manager
    Robi is a handsome Komondor who was with us for almost 8 months! He came to us in a need of a little grooming as his long cords, naturally formed by his fur, had become matted (see lower left of pic). As with every dog in our care, the young men working at Project POOCH, Inc., gave Robi the time and attention he...
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    The power of patience and love
    By - DeVida Johnson - Office Manager
    Meet Rusty—a handsome boy with the odds against him. He came to Project POOCH, Inc.®, from another shelter where not much was known about him because he was a stray. He had been there two months when Project POOCH found him. This sweet and friendly guy wasn’t attracting potential adopters—neither at...
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    Positive Changes with Project POOCH
    By - Joan Dalton - Founder
    Project POOCH - partnering unwanted dogs with troubled adolescent males was founded 20 years ago. Pairing with unwanted shelter dogs teaches troubled adolescents trust, responsibility, and respect for all living things. These qualities are obvious in all the adolescents who have worked in the program. The adolescents take...
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    • Miriam E
      Miriam E Thanks for the update! Enjoyed reading it!
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    • DeVida
      DeVida You're very welcome, Miriam. We're so glad you enjoyed it! Stay tuned for upcoming reports.
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    Poor Little Oscar
    By - Kelsey Waymire - Executive Assistant
    Poor litte Oscar. When animal control picked him up, he looked more like a miniature sheep dog than a poodle mix. His hair had grown over his eyes clear down to his nose. He was so matted he looked more like a Brillo pad than a dog. When he arrived at POOCH, every single item on his evaluation form was marked...
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    • Miriam E
      Miriam E Thanks for the great update and photo! This is a wonderful project!
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    • DeVida
      DeVida Glad you enjoyed our update Miriam. Thank you for supporting our work.
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    • Meryl
      Meryl This is so heartwarming. Great work Danny!
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    • DeVida
      DeVida Thank you for the positive feedback Meryl. Isn't Oscar handsome and didn't Danny do a great job!
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    Project POOCH's 20th Anniversary!
    By - Kelsey Waymire - Executive Assistant
    This year marked the 20th anniversary of Project POOCH! We celebrated this landmark event last month with our annual fundraiser, POOCH in the Pub 2013. Two former youth from the program spoke at the event about how Project POOCH changed their lives and what they are doing now. One is currently pursuing his master's degree...
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  • Change the Lives of Troubled Youth & Shelter Dogs has received 113 donations
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    Life Lessons learned from Former POOCH Youth
    By - Joan Dalton - Executive Director
    Seventeen years ago, Gabriel was barely a teenager when he became incarcerated. He took to working with dogs that had issues because he also had issues. Like many teenagers who get locked up in a correctional facility, they find the consistency and learning that every behavior has a consequence is a good thing. How to...
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    • Miriam E
      Miriam E Thanks for an inspiring update, and please keep up the very valuable work that you do for troubled youth!
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    • Susan
      Susan Thank you so much for support. This is our 20th Anniversary this year we are celebrating in pairing troubled youth with unwanted shelter dogs.
      • 2 years ago
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    Saying goodbye to dear friends & making new ones!
    By - Joan Dalton - Executive Director
     Male juveniles who have been incarcerated in the Oregon Youth Facility train unwanted shelter dogs to become loving family pets.  We were founded 20 years ago and have positive outcomes to report regarding the trained dogs that have been adopted by families:   Lynette adopted Odin, a Husky.  Odin...
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    • Miriam E
      Miriam E Thanks so much for this lovely update! A great project that helps troubled youth and stray animals--who could ask for more?
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    POOCH Former Youth Transition into Everyday Life
    By - Joan Dalton - Executive Director
    We have great news to share about the number of our youth getting out of corrections and working, going to school, or both!  One is working full time with a veterinary clinic while studying to become a Vet Technician.  Another has a job with a graphics company while others are working with dogs part-time while...
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    POOCH Youth Graduates from College
    By - Joan Dalton - Executive Director
    Project POOCH (Positive Opportunities, Obvious Change with Hounds) is very proud of a former youth who went on to college after leaving our program and recently received his Bachelor of Arts degree in communications. Andrew's first dog in the program was an abandoned chocolate lab, Rocky.  The dog was depressed,...
    • 3 years ago
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    • Miriam E
      Miriam E Thanks for the update; it makes the project more up-close-and-personal!
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    Youth carry on teachings from POOCH
    By - Joan Dalton - Executive Director
    How do we know that what we teach our children has been learned?  We have recently learned that three former Project POOCH youths are applying what they learned about dogs while incarcerated to help save dogs at a local animal shelter.  The youth are no longer incarcerated; go to the local shelter and work with...
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    Teaching responsibility, patience, and compassion!
    By - Joan Dalton - Executive Director
    Project POOCH is often asked how we teach responsibility, patience, and compassion for all life to the youth in our program? Responsibility begins with youths walking their dogs two times a day, supervising outdoor play time, training their dogs, and taking care of each dog's basic needs like food, fresh water, clean...
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    Former POOCH youth now serving in Kuwait
    By - Joan Dalton - Executive Director
    For 18 years, Project POOCH (Positive Opportunities--Obvious Change with Hounds) has paired incarcerated young males with dogs from shelters. The mission of Project POOCH is to teach: responsibility, patience, and compassion for all life. The youth work with their dogs daily teaching positive reinforcement so that the dogs...
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    Pointer travels interstate to find his new home.
    By - Shar Erickson - Project POOCH
    Bowe aka. Splatt – English Pointer Bowe was found wandering as a stray on the streets of Riverton, Utah.  In May 2011, he was picked up by the Riverton City Animal Control.  The facility is a small animal shelter that caters to a town of about 38,000 people.  Bowe came to be with Amara Christenson and...
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    Parent of Incarcerated Youth writes about Project POOCH
    By - C.L. - Parent of Youth
    My son is currently in your Project POOCH program.  I just wanted to tell you that you and your program are such a blessing.  I know in my heart that because of you and Project POOCH, my son is very happy and I know how much he loves dogs.  When he left home to do his time we had 3 dogs, and I know being able...
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  • Change the Lives of Troubled Youth & Shelter Dogs has received 181 donations
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    Project POOCH Update - Deaf Dog being trained by youth in program
    By - Joan Dalton - Executive Director
    Project POOCH recently brought in a deaf Brittany Spaniel -- the fourth deaf dog we have had in the program.  The first deaf dog was placed with the Oregon School for the Deaf, the second dog detected cancer when he jumped on his guardian, the third dog became therapy dog!  A couple of our youth are experts at...
    • 4 years ago
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    A thankful youth writes
    By - M.L. - Project POOCH Youth
    I have been in the Project POOCH program for over three years. I have helped more than 24 dogs find homes and each day I am learning more about myself and how I can improve. My favorite dog, if I had to pick one, would be the one I am currently working with.  Her name is Callie and she is 1 ½ years old. ...
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    What Project POOCH means to me
    By - I.H. - Project POOCH Youth
    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...
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    Project POOCH Continues Touch Lives 10 Years Later
    By - B.W. - Former Project POOCH Youth
    At Project POOCH we are often amazed at the long term impact the program has had on the youth that we've served. Here is a letter recently sent to us from a former Project POOCH youth. "I just wanted to say hi. I also wanted you to know that I am very happy to see that you have been able to keep Project POOCH up and...
    • 5 years ago
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    Project POOCH Youth - In Their Own Words
    By - Project POOCH Youth - Youth Participant
    I was born in Oaxaca, Mexico. I’ve always been around animals because my parents always had lots of dogs, but I never thought that one day I would be working on training dogs and helping them to be good dogs. I know that I’m not only helping the dogs. I’m helping myself. It used to be that dogs were, to me, just like any...
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  • Change the Lives of Troubled Youth & Shelter Dogs has received 145 donations
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    Learning Patience & Compassion
    By - I.V. - Project POOCH Youth
    When I started working at Project POOCH, I noticed how difficult it was for me to train dogs. I really thought that this job wasn't for me. I learned more stuff from experienced guys and once I got the hang of it my dogs seemed to come and go very quickly. Being able to understand a dog's behavior and how they react to...
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    Dog Power
    By - Susie Waki - Program Assistant
    Thanks to the support of community volunteers, the youth are sometimes offered a chance to learn new and exciting ways to bond with their dogs. These special events are not only fun for the youth and dogs, but give the youth an opportunity to develop their problem solving skills, increase their listening skills and...
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Organization

Project Pooch, Inc.

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

Project Leader

Kathy Cooney

Lake Oswego, OR United States

Where is this project located?

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