The Goochy Project Announcement

The Goochy Project remains dedicated to our mission of supporting under-resourced pet owners who need temporary boarding for their animals when they need to take care of urgent issues. However, we are no longer able to provide direct fostering of animals and therefore are no longer accepting requests for services at this time.

We are thankful to have another community resource, The Seattle Humane Society, dedicated to the same mission. They are committed to providing temporary foster care to pets when their owners are in crisis.

We hope that you will reach out to Seattle Humane Society’s Pet Resource Center at

(425) 649-7561 or at

Our own service model is undergoing a transition and we encourage you to check back for more information and updates.

COVID-19 Update

The Goochy Project is committed to following CDC guidelines and is taking all available precautions to ensure the safety of our volunteers and animals. For more information, please contact us at


We're looking for volunteers. Our most immediate needs include foster families, drivers to transport pets to fosters, drivers to pick up and deliver supplies, and specialized board members! If interested in any of these volunteer opportunities, please fill out our volunteer application form or click here to donate.

our Mission

The Goochy Project is a 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.

our Vision

We believe that everyone should be able to define their family, whether it be made up of humans or animal 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.

We don’t believe that the care of loved ones should be a barrier to following through on necessary obligations. The Goochy Project will step in when there is no access to financial or community resources to assist in the boarding and care of a beloved pet. Having this resource available will remove a barrier to improving the quality of life for those who are most vulnerable in our community.