Photography by Lara Blair

Best of Portland for FBThank You! Thank You! Thank You!
We’re beyond thrilled to have been voted Willamette Week’s Best Non-Profit! Thank you for your support, Portland!

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 you 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!

August 26th, 2016


Hi folks! My name is Trevor and I am a handsome 2 year old boxer mix with a goofy and extremely lovable personality! Since moving into the big city, I am new to all this hustle and bustle. But I am quickly getting used to it and figuring out how all this works! I love going outside for my afternoon walks and enjoy meeting new people! I am just a silly boy who loves to have fun whether its with my other doggy friends or my human friends as well! Because I am a big silly kid myself and because of my excitable wiggles, I would need to be in a home without kids or cats . But I am great active dog who would entertain you everyday of the week! Making funny faces as I run for the ball? Check! Getting the zoomies after playing with a squeaker toy? Check! Lovable to the max? Check, Check, and CHECK!!! Don’t you want to play with me?! Then fill out an application, so we can meet! I come to you neutered, vaccinated, and micro-chipped with an adoption fee of $250.

August 25th, 2016


Hi! My name is Zeus or as some people around Pixie call me “Derp”! I tend to get my lips caught on my teeth a lot, so my funny faces are what got me the nickname. Did I mention I was funny? Because I think I am hilarious! I am just here to entertain the world and get lots of belly rubs along the way! I am a sweet and very affectionate pit bull who would just love to play with you! I mostly enjoy a good squeaker toy and lots of ball, but a nice long walk outside would be just great too!  I get along great with other dogs, but I sometimes don’t know my own size when I am wrestling about and would do best with another dog my size. But boy do I love to play with them! Cats seem ok too. I need to be in a home with kids 12 or older and due to certain breed rental restrictions, I would need my future adopters to own their home. Which is just fine by me, because I would love a nice yard to run around in. Do you have room in your heart for this Derpy face? Then fill out an application today, so we can meet! I come to you neutered, vaccinated, and micro-chipped with an adoption fee of $250.

August 25th, 2016


Hello everyone! My name is Ollie and I am just the most handsome 3.5 year old Border Collie/Lab you have ever seen! I am quite the gentleman too. I love everyone I meet including kids, dogs, and even those furry felines! I am a very active guy looking for someone who can keep up with my energetic lifestyle. I even go on 4 mile runs everyday with my foster mom! I would be the perfect camping companion and would just love to jump in the car for a nice weekend hiking trip to the lake. But after a good day of exercise I enjoy snuggles, cuddles, and LOTS of belly rubs. Will you run the extra mile to get to me??  Fill out an application today, so we can meet and run marathons together! I come to you neutered, vaccinated, and micro-chipped with an adoption fee of $300.

August 25th, 2016

Angel-pitbull-pic-2The answer is “Yes!”–it did hurt when I fell from heaven! Hi everyone. My name is Angel and I am a sweet and super adorable 11 year old American Pit Bull. I bring light and joy into everyone’s life that I meet! Even though I am an elderbull, I am still very active and absolutely love going into the great outdoors. I look forward to my afternoon walks and after our nice stroll, sit down in the grass and catch some rays! But my favorite activity has to be playing with my squeak toys! Chasing it, playing tug with it, smushing it until it is all slobbery. I even sometimes take my favorite lambchop toy on my walk with me! I am always wearing that wonderful pitbull smile and am so happy to be around people. I need to be in a home without cats and kids 12+. I don’t mind other dogs hanging around, but higher energy dogs are overwhelming to me. I am still an old lady you know! Because of certain rental breed restrictions, I need my future adopters to own my home. Need a little light in your life? Then fill out an application today, so we can set up a meet. Halo, wings, and that gorgeous smile will be waiting for you! Own your home and interested in fostering me? Email for more details!

August 24th, 2016



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We have two female cats that we don’t want to separate them as they are mother (Kitty (12ish) – white) and daughter (Woobie (10ish)) and have been together since Woobie was born. They are both very sweet girls who love to cuddle. They are very loving and timid — Woobie more than Kitty. They have never been around dogs or kids longer than a few hours but are super loving to and would adjust. They are inside cats only.
We are looking for the right home for them. Please email us at We are asking a re-homing fee $50 for both.

August 24th, 2016

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Meet Raven,
 She is a beautiful pointer mix, with cattle dog and the smartest dog I have ever owned. I rescued her from a Salem shelter at age 2, she is now 12 and super healthy. We hike and walk when ever we can. She is very social with other dogs and great around other animals. She loves the dog park and to walk, hike and just be part of life. However, she needs to be with someone who can be with her more than I can and would be a great second dog or addition to a family. She never barks with out a reason and has been kept indoors all of her life.
 The only reason I am looking for a better home for her is that I am widowed living alone and selling my home getting ready to travel abroad.
If you would like to consider meeting her or have questions please contact me.

August 24th, 2016


Hey! My name is Chuck and I am a 1 year old Staffordshire Terrier mix! I am just a happy go lucky energetic guy looking for the right people to find me!  I like being active and enjoy going for walks or playing with my doggy pals at Pixie! I even have girlfriend who I just absolutely adore playing with. I am a wiggly guy with extra bounce in my step who needs a bit of basic training to establish some manners. I love toys, especially ball! Even though I am a very fun guy who loves attention, I am very independent and value play much more than snuggles. Because of the pep in my step, I need to be in a home without kids or cats with adopters who own their house, due to certain breed restriction legislation for renters. I would be a great pal for the active runner or hiker who loves the outdoors as much as I do. Care to hop into a new adventure? Fill out an application today, so we can meet! I come to you neutered, vaccinated, and micro-chipped with an adoption fee of $250.

August 20th, 2016


Hola! My name is Darcelle and I am a one-year-old sweet little black kitty looking for a home of my own! I was found with a litter of kittens, and since I was a teen mom, I will probably remain a petite kitty for the rest of my life. Now that I’m done being a mother and have gotten plenty of R&R at the shelter, I’m ready to give my love to a new human family. I’m a very mellow and quiet kitty who absolutely adores to be held. I’m pretty easy-going, so I’d probably be okay with kids and other cats as long as we were properly introduced. I come to you vaccinated, spayed, and micro-chipped with an adoption fee of $100.  Fill out an application or stop by the shelter and meet me — I promise you’ll fall in love!

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