Photography by Lara Blair
May 16th, 2017

Pixie is in the running for Portland’s Best Nonprofit!

Vote for Pixie to win for the second year in a row!

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!

May 25th, 2017

Mufasa (top) and Simba (bottom) are a gorgeous pair of brother cats who are just under 1 year old. They are your typical brothers that play fight, wrestle, chase each other and sometimes get themselves into harmless trouble. These brothers could not be more opposite though. Although they love to play with toy mice and each other, they have very different attitudes towards people. Mufasa is still learning to trust people and enjoys having his own secluded space away from foot traffic and quick movements. Simba really helps Mufasa to feel more confident and they love to snuggle and share their space! Simba also loves to lay on you and expects petting him to be a top priority! He will have conversations with you, play fetch with his favorite mouse when he’s in one of his playful moods, follow you around your home until you stop what you’re doing to pet him, and come to you when he’s called – or hears the treat bag of course. These kitties are a wonderful pair and would probably do best in a home without other pets or children so Mufasa can continue to gain his confidence. This bonded pair loves to lay on a fluffy blanket placed near the windowsill looking outside at all the activity, taking cat naps in the sun and grooming each other. These boys are currently living in a foster home, so fill out an application to meet them today! They come neutered, vaccinated, and microchipped for a combined adoption fee of $180.

May 25th, 2017

Hello! My name is Bon Bon and I am a handsome Black Lab mix weighing in at around 46lbs. At 8 years old, I am still young at heart with a spunkiness that would make any one smile. In fact, there is nothing I enjoy more than going for walks around the neighborhood. Well, that and cuddles of course! From the moment you meet me, you  can tell I am a dog that is ready to bond and be your lifelong partner. I am very affectionate and you can always find me by your side asking for more pets and for some more of those yummy treats too. Being very food motivated, it never too late to teach this old dog some new tricks! I enjoy meeting new human friends over 12 and I like to play with my doggy pals too. No kitties in my home please! I am full of love and am ready to settle in to a quiet owned home with someone who can give me lots of love. Are you wanting a belly to rub or an ear to scratch after a nice long walk in the park? Look no further because I have just what you need! Fill out an application today, so we can meet. I come to you neutered, vaccinated, and micro-chipped with an adoption fee of $300.

May 25th, 2017

I radiate. I shine. I Bedazzle! Hi everyone! I am an adorable 6 year old Min Pin mix here to brighten your day.  Always sweet and very friendly, I really love going on my afternoon walks to see the world and new people! I have never met anyone I didn’t like, including humans over 8, my puppy pals, and even those kitties too.  In fact you can always tell how happy I am, as my booty is always wiggling in excitement! Just call me Beyonce-Ha! At the end of the day, I am ready to settle in on your lap and as we cuddle on the couch, watching some of our favorite movies. I may only be 14lbs, but I have a big heart full of love. I bet I can bedazzle yours too! Fill out an application, so we can set up a meet. I come to you vaccinated, spayed, and micro-chipped with an adoption fee of $300.

May 24th, 2017

I am Ash — the beautiful 11-month-old kitty who was named after the little smudge mark on my forehead! Other than my beauty spot, I am an all-white girl who is as sweet as I am petite! I am young, social, and still very playful being that I’m just under a year old. Even though I absolutely love people, I haven’t been able to handle being in the cattery at Pixie around the other cats. I may eventually be able to acclimate to a feline friend, but for now it seems I’d be happiest as the only Queen kitty in my castle. Kids and dogs don’t seem to bother me, and I will roll over and flirt with anyone who comes to visit! Since I’m an all-white kitty, it will be safest for me to be indoors my whole life to avoid sunburn and outdoor predators. I’m fine with that though — all I need is love and lap-time from an adoring human to make my life complete! I’m currently living at the Petco Unleashed on NW 23rd & Burnside and can’t wait to meet you — won’t you come say hello? I come you spayed, vaccinated, and microchipped for an adoption fee of $100.

May 23rd, 2017


Miss Kitty is a full sized, okay, a little chubby, cat.  She’s about 5 years old.  She is brown tabby with white markings.  She’s a real lap lover and can be quite determined that her human lie down and make lap!  She gets along with everybody — cats, dogs, kids, adults.  She used to live with a Lhasa Apso dog.  Very affectionate and likes to be on the bed.  OK, she’s a little spoiled.  But why not?  She’s very soft.   If she’s on the bed and you try to move her suddenly she becomes VERRY heavy! She eats Meow Mix dry cat food from Winco.  But she loves wet food as a treat.  She’s trained to a kitty litter box, we use Arm & Hammer clumping type litter.  Also, about Miss Kitty, she loves to play “String”  (a piece of string or yarn with a wadded up paper or something crinkly tied to it, we drag it down the hallway and they run after it trying to catch it…BIG FUN!!). She is spayed.  She’ll go outside briefly but prefers to be an indoor kitty.  She’s pretty calm, takes it all in stride, and has a few bossy moments.  We love Miss Kitty and think you will too!

If you are interested in Miss Kitty, please contact Andrea at / 503-935-1899 / 503-935-2567.

May 22nd, 2017

Sliding in singing my favorite tunes, is me-the Duckman! You can call me Duckie or Duck for short. I am a handsome, fun, and quirky 4 year old Boxer mix weighing in at 70 lbs. Just like my movie counterpart,  I am hip, too cool for school, and quite the lady’s man. Being new to the city, I am still building my confidence as the hustle and bustle takes a little to get used to. But I am smart kid and am ready to learn all about Portland along with some basic training. I can even see myself being a great hiking companion as we explore the forest. Even though I am a tad shy at first, I quickly open up and you get to see how playful I am! Plus my comedic timing with my funny faces are sure to make you laugh. I enjoy meeting new human friends over 10, but no cats in my home, please! I have made some excellent doggy pals here at Pixie, though dog parks would be too overwhelming for me. So grab your favorite tunes and let’s hit the dance floor. Fill out an application today, so we can meet. I come to you neutered, vaccinated, and micro-chipped with an adoption fee of $300.

May 22nd, 2017

Back from the future and straight into your heart, my name is Marty McFly and  I am the 10 year old Schnauzer you have been looking for! Not only am I very handsome, but I am still just as spunky as ever and get super excited to explore the great outdoors. I enjoy my afternoon stroll around the block. I don’t tend to smother you in cuddles, I do like being around my friends either human, dog, and cat alike! Being very food motivated, you can still teach this old dog new tricks with the help of a few tasty treats of course. Though my days of skateboarding and playing guitar in my band may be over, I am still spry, funny, and overall just a hunk of love who still has a few adventures left in me. So fill out an application today and let’s jump in the DeLorean to save the future once again! I come to you vaccinated, neutered, micro-chipped with an up to date dental exam for an adoption fee of $300.

May 19th, 2017

Hi everyone! My name is Nora and I am just a sweet 2 year old yellow lab. I am a Southern Belle from Texas and was a little bit of a mess when I arrived at Pixie. But they got me all fixed up and ready to start my search for my new forever home! I am very chill and cuddly gal that will always roll on my back to show you my belly, awaiting some nice pets! I will even keep nudging you for more if you stop. I just love being snugly! My foster says I very bright and eager to learn, and would even be a great scent work dog. Though I am a very chill pup, I really do enjoy going for walks around the neighborhood. I am not a marathon hiker by any means, but I just adore being in the great outdoors, so a big yard would be ideal! I have met some doggy pals that I don’t mind hanging around, but I really just want your attention all to myself. It means more available hands for my belly rubs!! I am very people social and would need a quieter owned home with kids over 14 and no cats. Being from the South, the city is still pretty busy for me, so a quieter suburb or neighborhood would be best. I am just a big mellow sweetheart with a lot of love to give. So fill out an application today and we can set up a meet. I come to you spayed, vaccinated, and micro-chipped with an adoption fee of $300.

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