For JG, Project POOCH was a life-changing influence. As he recalls, “I’ve always had a hard time committing to something, so I believed this program would help me overcome this destructive habit. I believed this program helped me learn things about myself that I never knew. I wanted to have a good work ethic and prove to myself and everyone else that I do have what it takes to succeed in life.”
What is Project POOCH? To start with, its full name is Positive Opportunities Obvious Change with Hounds, and it’s a unique, triple-win program that pairs behaviorally challenged shelter dogs with incarcerated young men ages 18 to 25 to create adoptable canine good citizens.