Photography by Lara Blair

The Pixie Project is a non-profit animal adoption center and rescue located in the heart of Portland, Oregon.

At Pixie, we make animal adoption and rescue a fun, family friendly, and positive experience. Our dedicated staff focuses on finding life-long matches between pet and adopter and takes a hands-on, personal approach to each and every adoption.

Pixie is committed to keeping pets healthy, happy, and in their homes for life. Our on-site clinic offers low-income and homeless pet owners access to vital veterinary care and low-cost spay/neuter surgeries, keeping pets out of shelters and saving lives.

Our philosophy at Pixie is simple and unique: find the perfect pet for each person or family. At Pixie we’re not about getting animals out the door, we’re about getting pets into lifetime homes. Sometimes the “right” pet is waiting for you, and other times we may have to search for a while before your canine or feline soul-mate arrives. We promise, it will be worth the wait!

Ready to meet your match? Visit our adoptions page to view cats and dogs ready for a new home!

October 7th, 2015



Hello! I’m Clara, I’m less than 2 y/o and I’d love to be a part of your family! The only one I knew passed away and I was left behind with my mom and my brother. My mom went to her forever home and my brother was rescued, but why was I left behind? I know my foster mom really cares about me but she has a baby and works full time and is sad that she can’t give me as much time as she’d like to. I’m really great with other dogs of all sizes as long as I have some time to adjust to your home and I’m already crate trained! I’m not too energetic and I’ll lay down with you when you’re around. At just 40 lbs I’m a pocket sized Pittie and can be right there with you when you are ready to snuggle!  I’m ready to go home with you at no cost for transportation from any state. For more information please contact Salome at

October 7th, 2015

Rose 1

HI!!  I’m so excited to meet you!! My name is Rose and I am a very spunky 1 year old terrier mix.   Hey? Guess what? Want to know my favorite thing about fall? We get to play in the leaves!  Want to know my favorite thing about winter? We get to play in the snow!  Want to know my favorite thing about spring? We get to play in the flowers! Want to know my favorite thing about summer? We get to play in the sand! Want to know my favorite thing about you? You play with me!!  Hooray! I love to play. Some say this energy can be focused into other things like puppy classes! I think that sounds like a fun idea! My ideal home would be a place maybe in the ‘burbs with the backyard and a little less traffic than there is in this big city. I do great with dogs, cats, and older kids. At the end of the day, after we are all done playing, I can’t wait to curl up with you and snuggle the night away. I am a sweetheart and will make a loving companion.  Do I sound like the friend you have been looking for?  Fill out the adoption application so we can schedule a meet and greet!  I am fixed, vaccinated, and microchipped.  My adoption fee is $250.

October 7th, 2015

King 1

Welcome to the Land of Port! I am the just and mighty King, Ruler of All.  I have been on the throne my entire life, a very impressive 2 years and I have learned much.  I have learned that loyalty and compassion are a leader’s greatest strengths and that being likable is very helpful when ruling kingdoms.  Not only do my subjects like me, but I like them as well and get along with all who cross this fine country whether it be on two legs or four. However, it is time that I seek new lands to conquer. I am proud to be of Terrier nobility and am true to my heritage, so I would do best in a new realm that is in the suburbs with kids over 6 (us terriers can be a lot of energy and bit jumpy for the young ones).  I enjoy proclaiming to my court with gusto, so no apartments please.  By royal decree I demand at least one fun-filled play session a day and plenty of treats and cuddles by night.  I plan to leave a legacy in your home and be the best King I can be!  Is my new palace with you?  Fill out the adoption application so we can schedule a meet and greet.  I am fixed, vaccinated and microchipped. My adoption fee is $250.

October 7th, 2015

Gambit 1

Howdy friends! My name is Gambit and I’m a 1 year old terrier mix that is a country boy deep down. It’s not just the tell-it-like-it-is music or the fashionable footwear that has my heart, no sir, it’s the calmness that comes with fresh air and wide open spaces.  This city livin’ has got me a little on edge. A guy wants to set aside his leash and run after a ball, you know? No place to do that here, not with the cars and the bikes and skateboards – it’s all a bit too much.  My perfect home is a nice little ranch with a loving family who will give me ear scratches all day long.  Yeehaw! Now that would be the life! The more the merrier too, I do great with other dogs, cats and older kids!  Take me home and we can share come canned beans over the fire. That’d sure be nice. What do you say, want to relax by the rocker with me?  Fill out an adoption application so we can schedule a meet and greet.  I am fixed, vaccinated and microchipped. My adoption fee is $250.

October 3rd, 2015

Marcel 1

Bonjour! Je m’appelle Marcel!  That’s “Hi, my name is Marcel” in French! 8 weeks old and already so cultured.  And that’s just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to my smarts; I’ve been reading the encyclopedia and have a lot of knowledge to share. Like, did you know butterflies taste with their feet? So weird!  Or that a group of kangaroos is called a mob?  I sure wouldn’t borrow money from them. Ha! I can’t wait to find a family that will nourish my curiosity and help me learn new things.  I’m also hoping there will be plenty of cuddle time, because along with being smart, I am also affectionate and playful.  Have I mentioned handsome? I’m that too! When you hear how well I do with other animals and people (which is real well) you will see that I’m the whole package of kitten perfection.   The only teeny little thing is that I tested FIV+.  Since I’m so young we will do a re-test in a month, but in the meantime I’m hoping to find a home with other FIV+ kitties, or with someone who knows how to keep me safe so I can live a long, healthy life!  Is your home the place for me?  Fill out an adoption application so we can schedule a meet and greet. I am fixed, vaccinated and microchipped.  My adoption fee is $135.

October 2nd, 2015


Hello Portland!  The Pemster has arrived! I’m a 4 1/2 months old terrier girl who is ready to rock your world!  At 10 lbs I may be little, but like a ray of sunshine on a cloudy day I’ll light you up with my spunky personality!  My rainbow of love knows no bounds, I’m great with kids, adults, other dogs, and would probably do well with kitties too (there will just need to be a bit of management at the beginning as we work out our relationship).  I’m a smart girl who has my own opinions about things (you can ask me anything – I’m always honest, but never mean), and I like verbalize what I’m thinking so my ideal home is not an apartment.  Those smarts will come in handy when we go to puppy classes together, which I will need as part of my adoption since I’m a youngin’.  Whether you’re looking for a partner in crime or a bridge partner I will have your back!  To come meet me please fill out an adoption application first.   I am fixed, vaccinated, microchipped and potty trained. My adoption fee is $300.  I am currently in foster care.

September 30th, 2015



Hello, my name is Pete! Are you looking for one of those sweet mature dogs that need a place to retire? Well look no further! I am a handsome gentleman that is ready for the life of luxury! I have been social with people, know some tricks, and really like my food! My family will need to be financially ready to have my teeth cleaned, provide me with pain medication for some stiff joints when necessary, and possibly any ear infections that flare up. My slobbery kisses and sweet personality will more than make up for it. Please consider me! I am around 10 years old and weigh 69 pounds.  Please contact my friends at  Multnomah County Animal Services for more information on my adoption!

September 30th, 2015

Herbert 1

Greetin’s everybody! How are you? I’m doing really well, thank ya for askin’! I am one content Basset/Beagle mix who is just darn happy to be making friends with all sorts of people and dogs lately  (cats, too, if I might add).  At the tender age of 8 I have learned a lot about life, like how to enjoy the simple things – sniffing all the flowers in the garden, singing along with the humans during a card ride, and the joy that comes from having a full belly and a warm bed!  I’m gentle and loving and will make someone the perfect pet! Especially if you are into hound dogs because I am true to my breed mix. Do I sound like the sweet boy you have been looking for?  Fill out the adoption application so we can schedule a meet and greet. I am fixed, vaccinated and microchipped.  My adoption fee is $250, and I am currently living in foster care.

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    Portland, OR 97232

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