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!

February 24th, 2017

Hello! I’m Little Miss Crumpet and I am a sweet 1 year old Black Mouth Cur mix weighing in at 38lbs. I am such a super nice and lovely lady. Being a rural girl, this city is all new to me and I would prefer to stick to my Southern roots in an owned home out of the city with kids over 12. But I absolutely LOVE playing with other doggy friends. So much so that I need to have another confident puppy companion in the home to romp around with and go show me the ropes! Kitties are ok too. I am such a cuddly girl and after a long day of play and activity, I would really enjoy to get comfy on the couch and settle in for the night–under those warm blankets of course! Though I can be a little shy at first, with patience and a few treats, you will see my wonderful personality and my readiness to bond to my people! What do you say?! Want a little Crumpet to go with your daily tea? Then fill out an application and we can set up a meet! I come to you spayed, vaccinated, and micro-chipped with an adoption fee of $300.

February 23rd, 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! I love hanging with my puppy pals, kitties, and humans over 10. I am also partial to a good squeaky toy. I don’t mind being carried about, and I like a  little jaunt on foot. I don’t much abide by all these rain squalls y’all are having,  but I am a lady and I will do my business outside. I’ve got a little of the mischief 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.

February 21st, 2017

I’m Maxine! When I first went into foster care, I didn’t trust people at all and hid away at the very sight of them. It took awhile for me to understand that humans are actually pretty awesome! Now that I’m more confident and living in the Pixie cattery, I can still be a little shy around new people, but just give me a little time and lots of pets and I will warm up. I need a quiet home where folks are patient and understand how to help me adjust. Once I’m settled in, though, I will reward you with snuggles and purrs, and even help your diet by stealing your pizza (I’m pretty food-motivated and have the belly to prove it)!  I’ve been around a small dog and lots of other cats, and we get along just fine. I actually really love to groom and snuggle with other cats, so would prefer a home with at least one such critter. I’m also a champ at using the litter box and scratching post, and love chasing dangly toys. I have no interest in being outside but do like to watch birds and other entertainment from the windows. I’m really a sweet girl that just needs a gentle touch (and a fluffy blanket or stuffed toy on which to “make biscuits” — I am sooooo cute when I do that)! Are you looking for a loving kitty like me to add to your family? Come down to Pixie to meet me today! I am about 2 years old and come to you spayed, vaccinated, and microshipped with an adoption fee of $100.

February 20th, 2017

Why hello! My name is Chigua. Can you guess what that means? If you said Chihuahua, then you are right! I am a 3 month old, 9 lb Chihuahua/Terrier mix with a heart of gold.  I am a little bit of a sensitive girl as the world is all new to me, but I really LOVE to play with other puppy pals, so a confident dog buddy to show me the ropes would be great! Kitties are still new to me, but I wouldn’t mind having one around.  After a few treats and some love, I am ready to bond with my human friends over the age of 8. Full of wiggles and cuddles, I am ready to start the day of fun and adventures, ending the night with a nice snuggle session on the couch as we watch some T.V.! I am a very quick learner and am ready to dive into the basics, as PUPPY CLASSES ARE MANDATORY FOR MY ADOPTION.  Sweet, adorable, playful and sensitive, I am just a little chica looking for my familia. Will it be yours? Fill out an application today, so we can meet. I come to you spayed, vaccinated, micro-chipped with an adoption fee of $350..

February 20th, 2017

Can you believe I can talk?!  No really! We may not speak the same language, but I definitely like to chat up a storm! Just like that famous talking horse of the same name. The name is Mister Ed and I am a 10 year old doxie looking for a quiet owned home to retire to. I have led a very active life and am now in full blown snuggle mode-which is my absolutely favorite thing to do mind you. I enjoy my afternoon potty walk around the block and then it’s back on your lap for some TV time! I enjoy meeting new people and don’t mind hanging around other  mellow dogs, cats, or kids over the age of 10. I am also quite the fashionable old man with my new Fetch reading glasses and getting all warm in my new car-DOG-an! Cardigan–get it? Ha! My dad jokes are always here to entertain. And that’s me! A hilarious, cuddly, trend setting doxie with a big heart. No seriously, there is literally a big heart on my new sweater. Ha! Did it again! Fill out an application today, so we can meet! I come to you spayed, neutered, vaccinated, micro-chipped, and a recent dental with an adoption fee of $250.

February 20th, 2017


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.

February 17th, 2017


Look at those adorable bat ears! Hi everyone! My name is Colby Jack and I am an adorable 1.5 year old,  11lb terrier mix here to steal your heart. This city life is all so new to me, so I can be a little shy at first. But don’t let that fool you! Because once we have some time to hang out, I am a super energetic guy eager to bond. I just love to play fetch with my favorite squeaker toys, as I zoom around the play yard from left to right until I finally catch that toy! Because I am little sensitive to city life, I would prefer to be in a quiet low key neighborhood, as the bustle of apartment city life is overwhelming to me. I am quite the ladies man and love playing with my female puppy pals. So a lady in the house would be alright by me! I need to be in a cat free home with kids over 10. With a little patience and a few treats, I am a lovable goofball ready to play! Care to join me? Fill out an application today, so we can meet! I come to you neutered, vaccinated, and micro-chipped with an adoption fee of  $300.

February 17th, 2017


Hola! My name is Dink and I am an itsy bitsy 3-month-old chihuahua mix weighing in at about 5 pounds. Why am I wearing this sombrero you ask? Well, it’s because I am ready to find my new family and have the fiesta begin with lots of fun, games, food, and snuggles! Being new to the city and the world in general,  I am a bit of a sensitive guy who really needs another confident doggy pal to show me the way. I am also a very quick learner and am eager to learn more, as PUPPY CLASSES ARE MANDATORY FOR MY ADOPTION! With a few treats and some patience, you can tell I am just a loveable pup ready to bond with my human friends over 10 or any other doggies or kitties I meet along the way. Right away you can tell I am the best cuddler, but also have a very playful side too! I’m the whole package! Do you have room in your corazon for another furry friend like me? Fill out an application today, so we can meet! I come to you neutered, vaccinated, and micro-chipped with an adoption fee of $350.

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