Emma Scott

Founder & Executive Director


Northwest Dog Project (NWDP) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit in Eugene, OR, established in August 2014.  Northwest Dog Project rescues, re-homes and enhances the lives of neglected, abused and homeless dogs, while advocating responsible pet ownership. We welcome medically-challenged dogs and provide a nurturing forever sanctuary to seniors who have been abandoned in their golden years. 

Northwest Dog Project carefully rescues dogs facing euthanasia, to no fault of their own, and welcomes 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. 

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 500+ dogs since our doors opened in 2014. 

Northwest Dog Project is also known for taking on dogs with specialized medical cases which don't stand a chance of making it out of shelters, and we have a special fund dedicated to saving these dogs.

We have a great diverse team within our staff, volunteers, board members and partnerships.  We embrace the diversity of our group and realize the benefits to our organization.  We have different perspectives, leading to better decision making for the dogs.  We also have a diverse group of rescue dogs waiting to be adopted.  NWDP is not a breed specific rescue, but we do have a special spot for the bully type breeds.

Northwest Dog Project is committed to the connectivity and longevity of our forever home placements. We provide a lifetime of support to our adopters and the dogs that grace our program. We would encourage you to visit our social media sites to see some of the incredible transformation journeys these NWDP pups have endured on the way to their forever homes.

Thank you for your support.