Our Story

Northwest Dog Project (NWDP) is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit in Eugene, OR, established in August 2014. We are dedicated to rescuing, re-homing and enhancing the lives of neglected, abused, and homeless dogs, while promoting responsible pet ownership in the Northwest and beyond. By carefully rescuing dogs facing euthanasia, to no fault of their own, we welcome them into the program until they’re healthy, well evaluated, trained, socialized and ready for their forever homes. We are also happy to help local owner-surrendered dogs provided that the dog meets our intake criteria and if space is available, and dogs with specialized medical cases that don’t stand a chance of making it out of shelters. Our charming, barn-boutique-like facility sits on 20+ acres of forest land on the outskirts of Eugene. We have a large, fenced-in outdoor training yard complete with a pool and tons of enrichment toys/tools where staff and volunteers host daily training and socialization sessions. On top of that, our dogs get at least a 40-minute daily hike, and of course, so much love. The pups live in one of six large, cabin-like kennels with individual fenced yards. We’ve rescued and re-homed over 400 dogs since our doors opened in 2014.

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