Photography by Lara Blair
August 21st, 2017

10 Year Anniversary Pixie Party!

Join us for an evening to remember, featuring amazing food and drinks, live music, unique auction items, and great opportunities to help Pixie!

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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!

October 20th, 2017

I am Yama, hear me roar! I’m a very handsome and rolly-poly 3-year-old boy kitty with tons of character! I like to snuggle and will quickly roll over for belly rubs once someone stops by to pet me. If I’m not getting enough attention, I will meow and say, “Hey! Cute cuddly kitty over here!” I’m a pretty boy and just love to garner as much admiration as possible. I’m very, very nice and tolerant of everyone, including other kitties and children. Sometimes I can be a little bashful but once I know you are my friend, I will roll over, ask for snuggles, and want to play! A loud and rambunctious family may take me awhile to get used to, but other than that, I’d be a great cat either for a family or for a single person just looking for a loving companion. Do you like having conversations with fluffballs like me? Need a handsome gentlecat in your life? I know I’m the one for you! Just come meet me at Pixie and see for yourself! I come to you fixed, vaccinated, and micro-chipped for an adoption fee of $100.

October 19th, 2017


Hello there, I’m Alice! I’m a long haired grey tabby who’s full of energy and love! My current humans have had me for 8 years and I was full grown when they met me but it’s time for me to move on.  I’ve gotten a little overweight in the last year because I’ve been hiding in the basement from their fast and scary new dog..the old little dog and I got along really well, but I don’t trust the new guy..He chased me up a tree!!

I’m a little shy when I first meet new people, but once I get to know you, I’ll sit and snuggle for days!

It’s important that I stay on flea prevention because they give me dermatitis, otherwise I just went to the vet and everything was great…well they did keep calling me chubby but they’re not wrong:)  Call or text my friend Kevin at 5oh3-894-oh716 and we can schedule a meeting!

October 19th, 2017

Hi there, I’m Handsome! I know, I know, you can see that I’m handsome — but I’m SO handsome, that that’s my name! I’m a charming 4-year-old male tabby kitty with gorgeous green eyes and a very attractive personality. I’m very social and confident and will often give a little “meow” for attention when visitors come into the shelter. I’m still  playful at my young age but I am also pretty easy-going and don’t need a ton of stimulation. I’m definitely all about my people — I am fabulous with children and am very, very tolerant of being held, petted, and doted upon. I’m a little bit into myself… and I don’t really want any other cats around taking up attention that should be directed to the most Handsome man in the house! However, any love you show me will be reflected right back at you, because I just adore anyone who take the time to spend with me. I’ve been very mellow around dogs as well, and could probably live with them if I was given the time to adjust. I’m a great family cat and I just know my perfect person or people are out there — could it be you? Stop by Pixie to meet me today! I come to you fixed, vaccinated, and micro-chipped for an adoption fee of $100.

October 16th, 2017

Hello! My name is Elfie and you guessed it- I am one of Santa’s little helpers! But this year, I am hoping I can be the one who is surprised with a present-my new home! I am a super adorable and tiny 1 year old Chihuahua weighing in around 7lbs.  I am very playful and fun gal! Though I do like to chase those awesome squeaky toys, I am not one for fetch. I think I just love chase games in general because that is my favorite thing to do with my puppy pals too! Run around the play yard, stop, play bow, and then off again. I could go on for days! Just kidding. I would miss out on my other favorite thing: affection! In fact, I will even solicit pets by pushing my face into your hand. Kind of like those kitties! Did I mention they could join our party too? Since I am a little elf in a big world, I can sometimes be a little timid and would need to be in a home with kids 12 and up. Sweet, sensitive, fun, and playful, I am a definite bringer of joy and cheer! So fill out an application today and we can set up a meet. I come to you vaccinated, micro-chipped, and spayed with an adoption fee of $350.

October 16th, 2017

Hello Hello! Lousie here, but everyone around here calls me Wheezie for short. I am an adorable salt and peppered Beagle lady weighing in at about 25lbs. At 12 years young, I still enjoy walking around the back yard with my beagle nose to the ground, investigating all the sites and sniffs. I even sometimes enjoy a slow short walk down the block and back. But mostly I am just looking for lots of attention, pets, and my favorite-belly rubs from my favorite humans!  I just love being near my people when I am not snoozing away on my favorite bed during one of my many afternoon naps. Even if you stop petting, I will roll on my back and ask for more and more belly rubs please! I was quite the active and spunky gal in my past, but now I am just looking for a nice quiet owned home to retire too and bond with that special someone. I get along with everyone I meet and don’t mind snuggling up with a fellow mellow pup or kitty too. Looking for that special cuddlebug who will love you to the moon and back? Well look now further because I am your gal! 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 $250.

October 15th, 2017

Hi everyone! My name is Darcy and I am sweet little 4 month old Terrier/chihuahua mix weighing in at 9lbs. I am your typically playful puppy ready to explore and learn more about the world! I am a social gal ready to greet everyone from other puppies and my human pals too. Because I am still in the learning phase and need the focus to be on me for awhile, I would need to be in a home with older kids 12 and up who would be interested in helping me learn! PUPPY CLASSES ARE MANDATORY FOR MY ADOPTION! I really enjoy my puppy pals and having another doggy pal who would play with me would be oh so much fun! I am still working on my leash training, but am very food motivated and already starting to learn what this silly harness is all about.  After a long day of puppy play and mental stimulation, it is time to settle into your lap and take a snooze while we watch some late night TV. Cuddly, fun, and full of spunk, I am looking for someone to share all my adventures with. Will it be you? Fill out an application today, so we can meet.  I come to you vaccinated, spayed, and micro-chipped with an adoption fee of $300.

October 15th, 2017

Hi everyone! The guy in the snazzy pantsuit is me-Cameron! I am cutie patootie 3 year old Terrier/Chihuahua mix. I am coming out of my shell a little bit more each day and am such a blast. Walks with volunteers and playgroup with my favorite dog buddies are really helping me experience the world and gain confidence! I enjoy my daily outings, but it is a little too busy downtown for me and prefer a quieter neighborhood in town. The Pixie staff say that I am starting to really enjoy playing fetch with toys, and I just love hanging out with my other puppy pals! So another dog in the home would be so much fun! Those cats and kids over 13 can join the party too.  I just need a low traffic home with fun playmates who can help me build up my gusto and just make me feel extra loved. Sound like your home? Then fill out an application today, so we can meet! I come to you vaccinated, micro-chipped and neutered with an adoption fee of $300.

October 15th, 2017

Vroom Vroom!! Get your engines started and get ready to go-with me as your co-driver of course. My name is Hemi and I am an adorable 5 year old Chihuahua weighing in at 9lbs. You see, I am from Texas where we just love our NASCAR. One day, I just happened to be trotting along on a little joy ride myself, when I unfortunately got hit by a car. Pixie took me in and got me all fixed up, and now I am feeling good! I still have just the same amount of horsepower as before, but I do now have some incontinence issues that require me to wear a little doggy diaper-matching our driving uniforms of course. But like I said, it doesn’t slow me down as I still love to wrestle with my smaller doggy friends like never before! I even don’t mind being around those kitties. Since I can be a little shy with new people, I would need to be in an owned home with no kids. Though I am bit slow to warm up, with a few yummy hotdogs and some patience, I quickly become your new lap snuggling partner! And then it’s back to winning the race and your heart! So strap in and fill out an application today and we can get the wheels turning, and set us off on another adventure. I come to you vaccinated, micro-chipped, and neutered with an adoption fee of $250.

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