Photography by Lara Blair
November 23rd, 2016

Now through the end of the year, you can make a huge difference to the animals at Pixie by donating through the Give!Guide !

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!

December 3rd, 2016



Hi folks! Mikey here, a 1 year old, 14 lb rat terrier mix here to steal your heart! I am such a funny guy and always entertaining to hang around. I absolutely adore playing ball. There is even a mini ball here that I love to bat around the room when I am playing with my friends. Speaking of friends, I am such a fan of playing with my doggy pals here at Pixie! Because I am always wanting to play, I tend to bark and get excited on leash when I see other dogs on the street, so I will need some basic training. Speaking of training, I really enjoy learning and would really love an experienced, confident adopter to show me the ropes. I have even started doing some clicker training. I just love stimulating my mind! I would be best in a low key environment with no cats and kids 12 or older.  I am just a cute, spunky, and uber friendly guy looking for an outgoing and confident person like me! Are you skilled in the ways of the terrier? Then fill out an application today and we can meet! I come to you vaccinated, neutered, and micro-chipped with an adoption fee of $250. Interested in the possibility of fostering me and teaching me some skills? Then email us at!



December 2nd, 2016


Hut, hut, hike! Who is that handsome quarterback scoring the final touchdown? It’s me, Eli! Named after my favorite football player, I am a 1.5 year old, 41 lb Yellow Lab mix with charming and playful personality. When I am not playing fetch or wrestling around with my puppy pals, I am tackling you with kisses! I am very affectionate, fun, and goofy guy and love to meet everyone of all ages, all breeds, and all species (even those kitties too!). I would just love to have another doggy team member in the home to have lots of fun with! I am super smart and with some help from you, I could learn some more drills and practice some new plays in my new home that is owned by my adopters. As long as there is a yummy trophy awaiting me! Whether we are playing the sport or snuggling on the couch watching it on TV, I am a happy camper. Spring training is over and it’s time to put me in the game! Will you be on my team? Fill out an application today, so we can play! I come to you micro-chipped, neutered, and vaccinated with an adoption fee of $300.

December 2nd, 2016


Hello! How do you do? My name is Sir Riley and the noblest knight at the round table in the land of Pixie.  I am 14 year old miniature Schnauzer, but don’t let my age fool you, as I still have some spunk from my younger years and that is just part of my charm. It’s hard not to fall in love with me! My foster family says I enjoy going outside for walks, but I don’t get very far as I just love to stop and smell the roses. No really! There is a flower bush that I just love to smell. Ha! When they come home, I always greet them with an adorable little prance/hop. I’m not a much of player with other dogs, but I co-exist with them well and don’t mind having another companion around and even those kitties too. Since my hearing is fading, I can see you fine, but sneaking up behind me startles me and I would do best in a quieter low key home with no children to live out my retirement years. I don’t mind some love, but I am an independent guy too, so it’s the best of both worlds! Now that I am done with my younger glory days of being a loyal knight in the court, I ready to settle down into my new chambers with someone who can give me all the love I deserve! Fill out an application today, so we can meet! I come to you neutered, vaccinated, and micro-chipped for an adoption fee of $200.

December 2nd, 2016

jewels-pic-1Hi everyone! My name is Jewels. Maybe you heard of me, as I am a popular 2 year old Chihuahua pop star singing all of today’s pop hits!When I am not singing my way to the top of the carts, I love to snuggle with my humans friends over the age of 10. I enjoy playing with my other puppy pals and I am ok with those kitties as my background dancers too! The new city life is a little overwhelming for me and I would love to be in a quiet low-traffic neighborhood in a home owned by my adopters. Out of all the toys, I seem to love playing with those tiny squeaky balls the most. Though I haven’t quite figured out the game of fetch yet, but I am oh so willing to learn! Cute, cuddly, and did I mention cute?! Fill out an application today, so we can meet and I will give you a sneak peek to my new holiday hit, “All I want for the holidays is YOU!” I come to you spayed, vaccinated, and micro-chipped with an adoption fee of $300.

December 2nd, 2016

madelyn-pic-2 madelyn-minpin-pupWhy hello there! You caught me red handed…for being so gosh darn cute! I am a 3 month old kelpie mix weighing in at only 9lbs, but I still have a little bit more growing to do. I am very social gal and absolutely adore meeting new people or animals, even those kitties too! I am new to the world, but am confident and ready for someone to teach me all about it. PUPPY CLASSES ARE MANDATORY FOR MY ADOPTION!! I enjoy playing with my toys, especially those stuffed ones with the squeakers! They are my favorite ones. I was brought to Pixie with a semi-healed broken leg. The doc checked  me over and said I am good to go and already recovery quickly, not needing any surgery. Hard to keep this pup down! Sweet, smart, and fully of puppy kisses, I am ready to snuggle my way into your heart! Fill out an application today, so we can meet! I come to you spayed, vaccinated, and micro-chipped with an adoption fee of $350.

December 2nd, 2016


Hi everyone! My name is Lennon and I have been searching across the universe to find my forever home! I am an outgoing, energetic 1 year old black lab mix, weighing in at 43lbs. I enjoy meeting new people, though I can be a bit shy at times, but with some yummy treats I will warm up! I love being in the great outdoors and going for my daily walks with Pixie staff and volunteers. PUPPY CLASSES ARE MANDATORY FOR MY ADOPTION!  I really like being active whether its playtime in the great outdoors or some fetch in the backyard. As much as I would love to do this eight days a week, I would need some rest and would snuggle up next to you on the couch as we watch some of our favorite movies like Yellow Submarine. I am a very playful guy with all my friends-humans ages 10 and up and other pups too! We have such a blast that we just twist and shout the night away!  Because I can be a little shy at first and the busy city can be overwhelming, I would need to be in a quieter neighborhood in a home owned by my adopters. After a good night’s rest, here come’s the sun and we are ready to start a fun and exciting day all over again! I am just a lovable, fun, and active guy wanting to give someone all my loving. Will it be you? Don’t let me down. I want you–to fill out an application today, so we can meet! I come to you neutered, vaccinated, and micro-chipped with an adoption fee of $300.

December 1st, 2016



Dusty, a cute grey domestic shorthair neutered male who is approximately 11 years old, has one eye and no teeth but he does great. He was rescued when young and had to have his eye removed as a result of an infection. His teeth were removed about a year ago due to a condition that causes painful inflammation in the mouth.  Removal of his teeth solved the problem and he can eat and groom himself comfortably.  He has no medical issues. He eats good quality wet food mostly and also a dry food that has small pieces.  Dusty’s personality is very easy going.  He is very loving, likes to be petted and held, and snuggles on your chest and loves to sleep in your lap. He is curious and playful and makes instant friends with everyone he meets!  He will be fine in a home with non-aggressive cats.

Janie, a beautiful calico domestic shorthair spayed female is approximately 9 years old, requires a little extra patience and understanding. She was rescued when young and is slightly insecure. Her personality is very independent.  She likes to be petted and purrs when you scratch her head by her ears, but does not like to be held. If she wants more petting she will reach out with her paw and tap you on the arm. More recently she has been fine with getting onto a lap for pets. She loves to groom herself and she is very playful – especially if you play with her with wand toys etc. She also enjoys looking out of windows. Janie also eats good quality wet food mostly and dry food too. She likes her own clean litter box.  She needs a calm home with no young children, dogs or aggressive cats. If separated from Dusty she would be fine as an only cat or with a very mellow one.

Please contact Roz for more information or if you are interested in meeting Dusty and Janie at

November 27th, 2016

Momma Doll balances nap time with play time.  She enjoys snoozing on the couch or the bed and is a great cuddle companion when sleeping at night.  She happily plays with a variety of balls and stuffed mice. Momma Doll is very good natured and mellow. She eats dry/wet food throughout the day and has good litter box habits. If you scratch under her chin, she will reward you with lots and lots of loud purrs. Momma Doll would do well in a low-key home with a family that will give her the time to slowly get acquainted.  And she might even convince you that meditation is a great way to start the day!

She is about 7 years old and  comes to you spayed, vaccinated, and micro-chipped with an adoption fee of $100.

  • twitter facebook instagram

    510 N.E. MLK Blvd.
    Portland, OR 97232

    Retail: (503) 542-3432
    Adoption: (503) 542-3433
    Fax: (503) 542-3437

    Tuesday-Friday 11:00 - 6:00
    Saturday 11:00 to 4:00