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 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!





March 22nd, 2017

 

Howdy,  Cowgirl Cinnamon here, but you can call me CC. I rode in side saddle from Texas. I hear there are some mighty dawg-loving folks in these parts, and I am hoping to find me some! I am a true southern girl:  all how-de-do and charm, with just a touch of the sass. I’m staying with some downright hospitable folks, and they say I am just the sweetest thang they have ever seen. I could just swoon hearing such flattery, but I dare say it’s true! I tip the scale at 6 pounds and am really just a babe…less than a year old! Though I am bunked with a mellow pup right now, I do declare that I want all the attention and focus to be solely on me! Being a cowgirl in the city, I would prefer a quieter mellow owned home with no cats or kids.  I am partial to a good squeaky toy and I like a  little jaunt on foot! Though I can be a tad shy at first,  I’ve got a little of the mischief and playfulness in me, but heck, what kind of cowgirl my age don’t? So fill out an application today. I cannot wait to make your acquaintance so’s we can ride off into the sunset together! I come to you spayed, vaccinated, and micro-chipped with an adoption fee of $300.






March 22nd, 2017

–THIS CAT IS NOT BEING HOMED THROUGH PIXIE PROJECT. THIS IS A COURTESY POSTING; PLEASE CONTACT CAROLYN AT THE EMAIL BELOW FOR MORE DETAILS

Ruby is a very loving and affectionate senior male, 13 years old, half Maine coon and half tabby. He is good with small dogs and other kitties. He loves naps, cuddle time, and splashing in and drinking water from the sink. He is very vocal and affectionate, and will come when called. He does have a mild hyperthyroid condition which is being monitored. At this point he seems to do best on medication to balance his thyroid levels, so please keep that in mind. The cost of his monthly medication is minimal, and otherwise he has no health conditions at this point.

If you can offer Ruby a loving and safe forever home or would like more information about Ruby, please contact Carolyn at c.lenore.delorenzo@gmail.com or 503-453-0209.






March 22nd, 2017

I am Kona — the big Kahuna! I’m a chubby and handsome 7-year-old boy with lots of belly to rub and purrs to give! I’m super friendly and social and still a very playful cat with a knack for lap time. I could use as much play as you’ll give me, since I’m a little bit large! Although my chubbiness adds to my charm, I could definitely stand to lose a pound or two. Besides that, I have a clean bill of health and have a history of living peacefully around other cats. I’ve been non-reactive to dogs here at the shelter and would probably make a great friend for anyone — people and pets alike! I lost my lifelong home when my former owner had to make sudden life changes due to some hardships. I know I was really well-loved since I am extremely fond of people and can’t wait to find my new future home. Are you interested in meeting me? Come by Pixie today! I come to you fixed, vaccinated, and micro-chipped for an adoption fee of $100.






March 22nd, 2017

Hello! My name is Dexter and I am a handsome 8-month-old Dutch Shepherd mix weighing in around 35lbs. Why the name you ask? Well, it’s because I am really smart and like to observe & study things, just like a poindexter! Ha! Being a young guy, not only is my mind active, but my body as well and I would love to join you on your next hiking adventure away from all the hustle & bustle of the big city. All the traffic and noise is pretty overwhelming for me and I would need to be in a rural quiet low traffic area in an owned home.  But I am still young and learning and with some basics, I could eventually learn to love the city. PUPPY CLASSES ARE MANDATORY FOR MY ADOPTION! I enjoy my new doggy friends in playgroup, but are a little too interested in those kitties, so none in my home, please. Though I can be a little shy at first, I am happy to meet my human friends over 14 and you can instantly see how fun and playful I can be! And those good looks?! Well whoever said you can’t be smart AND handsome. I am the best of both worlds! So fill out an application today and we can meet! I come to you neutered, vaccinated, and micro-chipped with an adoption fee of $300.






March 20th, 2017

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Hi everyone! My name is Owen and I am a cute 6 month old Chesapeake/Pit mix weighing it at 38lbs. Not only do I have a handsome face like my actor counterpart (Owen Wilson), but I have a wonderful humor-filled personality ready to make you smile at any minute with my puppy charm! I’m very smart and already know a few of the basics like “sit”. PUPPY CLASSES ARE MANDATORY FOR MY ADOPTION! I am an active guy,  ready to jump and play and go on some hikes, exploring the Gorge! I absolutely love playing with my puppy pals, and also some toy and cuddle time with my human friends over the age of 10. Due to certain breed rental restrictions, my future adopters need to own their home. Ready to show me the world? Fill out an application, so we can meet! I come to you neutered, vaccinated, and micro-chipped with an adoption fee of $300.






March 18th, 2017

Meu Meu is my name — and love is my game! I’m a very talkative and affectionate 6-year-old gorgeous girl with medium-length luxurious fur and a big personality. I am still a very playful and energetic cat and I also love to watch the birds in the window and chirp at them. Did I mention I like conversation with people, too? I will happily meow at you for attention and will crawl into your lap when I’m in the mood. Though I’m a big fan of people, I’m not a big fan of other cats and will probably be happiest as an only kitty. I’m a lot of cat personality packed in a little fluffy package, so you won’t miss having other cats around with me in your life! Are you interested in meeting a princess like me? Come down to Petco Unleashed on NW 23rd & Burnside and say hello! I come to you spayed, vaccinated, and micro-chipped for an adoption fee of $100.






March 17th, 2017

Hello Hello! My name is Steven and I am a gorgeous 4 year old Pitbull mix weighing in at 63lbs. With my good looks and charm, I know how to work the room and everyone instantly falls in love with me. I am a socialite and enjoy meeting both new human friends over 10 and doggy friends alike! No kitties in my home please. I am a very active guy who loves to go on daily walks and better yet-play fetch in the yard!! Oh and I would just love to go on hiking adventures and explore all of Oregon. I would be the best adventure buddy!! Though I can be a bit bouncy, I am a very smart pup with a good off switch who responds really well to clicker training. I have even already learned “sit”! Due to certain rental breed restrictions, I do need to be in a home owned by my adopters. I am the true definition of a good boy and I am just looking for someone to share all my love and energy with. Plus, look at those ears! How can you resist?! Fill out an application today, so we can meet. I come to you neutered, vaccinated, and micro-chipped with an adoption fee of $300.






March 17th, 2017


Hello! My name is Randy and I am a 10 year old Lhasa mix with the cutest little underbite, weighing in at 35lbs. Just like that famous songwriter I am named after, I am mellow guy with a love for belly rubs. Besides attention, I enjoy my daily afternoon strolls around the block and would be a perfect companion to walk around the neighborhood with! But then it’s back inside to be couch potatoes as we watch some of my favorite Pixar classics. I am quite the socialite and love everyone I meet including other pups, kitties, and my human friends over 14.  Sometimes I like to sing and will belt out some of my favorite tunes, so I would need to be in an owned home. I am just a silly, fun  and friendly guy that believes we belong together. If you love cuddles and daily walks, then you definitely have a friend in me! So fill out an application today and we can set up a meet. I come to you micro-chipped, vaccinated, neutered, and up to date on dental with an adoption fee of $300.






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