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!

April 20th, 2018

Hi there! My name is Uncle Sam – but my foster parents call me Sammy. I am a 9 year old, 65lb Cattle dog/Aussie Shepherd mix. I receive compliments all the time but these are my top favorites:
1. I am such a polite gentleman! I am very good with all walks of life (people, dogs, cats, and even the random squirrel or duck)
2.  I am very well-behaved on the leash! I will never tug, pull, or get sassy with other dogs when I am on the leash (or ever !). Sometimes my foster parents have to double check to see if the leash is even attached to my collar because I don’t pull at all! You pick the journey, I am along for the ride!
3. I know where the potty is! No need to train me on this one, I’ve got it down!
4. I know how to have fun ! Fetch and tug-of-war are my favorite games, this is when you’ll see me at my most energetic.
5. I am super soft, people are always surprised at how soft my coat is, which is great because then I get a lot of cuddles and attention.
6. I have the best puppy eyes in the world.
7. I never bark.
A couple more things about me: While fetch is one of my favorite games, I much prefer cuddles and snuggles. I love quality time with people more than anything in the world (hot dogs are a close second). Companionship is really important to me. I am also a bit achy – I love walks, but I don’t need more than a mile and some potty breaks throughout the day. Stairs can be a little tough for me at times as well. So fill out an application and let’s start our friendship together today! I come to you vaccinated, micro-chipped, and neutered with an adoption fee of $350.

April 19th, 2018

Hi! Hello! Hi! My name is Prince and I am a bouncy energetic 2 year old Jack Russell mix. At around 12 lbs, I may be small, but I LOVE being active and would be a great hiking companion. Being a youngster, I still need to learn some of the basics. But I am a quick learner with a love of food and working, so I am bound to pick up on things quickly. OBEDIENCE CLASSES ARE MANDATORY FOR MY ADOPTION! I do enjoying playing with my puppy pals. I can be quite exuberant though and would prefer to have a younger pal with the same energy level. Toys are kind of still new to me. I really enjoy them, but don’t understand them just yet. Maybe you can teach all about fetch! I do wonderful on walks and would be excited to accompany you on camping trips or any other adventures we may have. Because of my hyperness, I would prefer an owned home with a nice yard to run around in with my human pals over 15, who are interested in helping me train! I am a sweet, active boy ready to explore the world. Want to join me? Then fill out an application today, so we can meet! I come to you neutered, vaccinated, and micro-chipped with an adoption fee of $350.

April 19th, 2018


Our loving and loyal 2 year-old cat “Scratchy” needs a new home. He was rescued as an abandoned feral kitten and has never quite grown out of his wild ways. We used to live in the country and he enjoyed roaming and hunting mice. Now that we live in the suburbs he is stressed and aggressive with our neighbor’s cat, and us!
Scratchy is completely devoted to us as his family. He will follow us on walks and even takes showers with us! But this gorgeous cat is also unpredictable and will bite. His bad behavior has increased and he has bitten children and adults. Sadly, Scratchy would not be adoptable in a regular shelter and we do not want him put down.
Scratchy is a great mouser and would be well suited to life on a farm. He is probably best as an outdoor-only cat though he is currently accustomed to eating and sleeping indoors. He loves sleeping on the foot of our bed, by the fire, or in his cat bed.
Scratchy is neutered, chipped and vaccinated. He needs a cat whisperer to adopt him or a farm/country house with space to roam. Yes, you can rename him!
Please contact us if you are interested and can help. Thank you!! We can be reached at or 808-209-3284 (texting is best).


April 19th, 2018

All hail the King! Just kidding. I am still more of “king in training” if you know what I mean. After all, I am only about 9-10 months old! You might notice I have a cast. Well the Pixie staff don’t know much about my history or why it happened, but I do have a broken leg. It’s been all re-set and re-cast, but I will still need to be in it for a few more weeks. Which as you can imagine, as a young pup at 7 lbs, it’s hard for me not to be so energetic! But my foster mom says I am doing so well at relaxing on the couch and casually hanging with the other pups in the house. Since I have to stay low key for a little while longer, I would need to be in adult only owned home for a bit. Just until I can get all recovered and get some basic classes under my belt. PUPPY CLASSES ARE MANDATORY FOR MY ADOPTION! I would do well with other younger dogs who like to play (eventually) and I am little too interested in those kitties, so none in my home please! Cute, funny, and so very sweet, I am ready for someone to help me graduate from prince to King of the Portland kingdom. Will it be you?! Fill out an application today, so we can meet. I come to you  vaccinated, neutered, and micro-chipped with an adoption fee of $350.

April 19th, 2018

Hi there, I am Timmy! And the one beside me there is my bro Tommy. We are super handsome 13 year old Poodles looking for a quiet foster home to settle into, so we can have some rest and relaxation and really have time to come out of our shells. We are very sweet and social and just need some rest from the shelter environment preferably in an owned home. Are you ready for a spa day with us? If interested in fostering us, please fill out a foster application and email today!

April 18th, 2018

We’re so thrilled to partner with the Oregon Zoo! Starting in May, be sure to say hi to Pixie cat Buddy and his adoptable roommates in their new Catio at the zoo.

April 18th, 2018

You don’t need to a call 1-800 to know your future is full and love and happiness-from me of course! Hi everyone, Miss Cleo here. From the cards, I can gather that we are meant to be! You see, I am 9 year old hound mix weighing in around 20lbs. I am quite the spunky senior lady and I love going for my daily walks. And I just ADORE my humans pals over 8 and all other animals that I meet along the way! Being the mellow gal that I am, snuggling is my go to activity of course, but I do get super perky and excited for moments of activity: whether it’s a brief hike or car ride too! I’m such a sweetheart and have a huge heart of love to give to you. I was having some trouble holding my urine for very extended periods of time at Pixie, but ever since I got on some meds and moved into a foster, I have made a ton of progress! But I still would need to be with a family that is home fairly often, so I can have my potty breaks. It is written in the stars that we are meant to be! Fill out an application today, so we can set up a meet! I come to you spayed, vaccinated, up to date dental, and micro-chipped with an adoption fee of $350.

April 18th, 2018

“Zip-a-Dee Doo Dah, Zip-a-Dee-Day, my, oh, my what a glorious day!” That’s my theme song, you know. After all, my name is Doo Dah and I am such a happy fellow! I am a 4 year old Chihuahua mix with a big heart. No, really! I have a very managed congenital heart defect, but it doesn’t bother me at all. Just allows me to give you more love! I am just little less zippy and more into cuddling. In fact, my foster says sometimes you can even find me curled up in the laundry basket or burrow under the blankies. I can be a little shy at first, but open up quickly with some patience and a few treats. Since I enjoy a laid back lifestyle, I am looking for a quiet home with older kids over 13. I enjoy being around my dog and cat friends, and wouldn’t mind have some furry companions in the home with me. I am definitely a Netflix and chill kind of guy. Anyone up for some musicals? Fill out an application today, so we can meet! I come to you vaccinated, micro-chipped, and neutered with an adoption fee of $350.

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