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Cause Area

  • Animals
  • Community
  • Crisis Support
  • Homeless & Housing


1037 NE 65TH ST 113SEATTLE, WA 98115 United States

Organization Information

Mission Statement

Mission: The Goochy Project is a newly forming nonprofit organization with a mission to support under-resourced pet owners in Seattle by providing free, time-limited, pet care and boarding when owners need to attend to important issues that require temporary separation from their furry family members. Vision: We believe that everyone should be able to define their family, whether it be made up of humans or furry companions. People, regardless of income and social supports should be able to have non-human family members in their lives for companionship, support and unconditional love. The Goochy Project will strive to step in when there is no access to financial or community resources to assist in the boarding and care of the furry family member. Having this resource available will remove a barrier to improving the quality of life for those who are most vulnerable in our community.


Who is Goochy?

Once upon a time there was a pitbull named Goochy who lived with his loving owner in Seattle, Washington. When Goochy’s owner faced an urgent situation requiring him to be away from his beloved dog, he faced an impossible choice. There was no one he trusted to care for Goochy and he couldn’t afford to hire someone for the job. No community resources were available, and it seemed like a lose-lose situation.

Fortunately, a pet sitter was willing to take Goochy for a short time at no cost. His owner was back on his feet quickly and Goochy got a mini-vacation out of the deal.

Goochy’s story has a happy ending, but that’s not always the case for some pet owners in Seattle. The ability to temporarily board our pets is one that many of us take for granted, but for our under-resourced neighbors, finding care for a beloved animal can be a matter of life or death. The Goochy Project (TGP) was born to address this rising need

Goochy’s owner passed away before seeing TGP come to fruition; we are dedicated to making this idea a reality in his honor.


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