Photography by Lara Blair
November 9th, 2017

From now through the end of the year, you can make a huge difference to the animals at Pixie (and earn awesome rewards) by making a donation 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!

November 17th, 2017

Good morrow, Ladies and Gents! My name is Lord Byron and I am dapper 6 year old Terrier/ Chihuahua gentleman weighing in at 13lbs. I may not look it, but could you guess that I was a great poet?! After I have time to meet your acquaintance, I love to sit by your side while you give me some nice scratches behind the ears and I will start reading you some of my favorite lines. I’m soft and sensitive gentleman who prefers a quieter mellow home with kids over 12. Other doggy chaps bring me great joy and I would love to have a sibling to play with. I don’t mind those kitties either! Since I am more of a homebody, a walk around the neighborhood is nice, but then it’s back to being by your side and giving you all my affections. And of course, serenading you with more of my favorite poems and lines: “Friendship is Love without his wings.” Will you be my friend today? Fill out an application, so we can meet. I come to you neutered, vaccinated, and micro-chipped with an adoption fee of $300.

November 17th, 2017

“Awoooo” Oh, hi. That’s just me, Nikki. I am a gorgeous 12 year old Malamute mix with the most beautiful singing voice you have ever heard! And when I am not belting out my favorite showtunes, I enjoy my outdoor time with walks around the block with my Pixie crew or better yet-lots of snuggles! This big ball of fur loves her cuddle time. Especially when those neck scratches are involved! I am a friendly mellow gal who loves everyone I meet: my human friends, other doggies and those dog savvy kitties too. I greet everyone with a “woo” as they fain over my beauty and give me those amazing  ear scratches. I am just a golden girl looking for a friend to settle down with and sing along together with our favorite musicals! Am I your Fair Lady? Fill out an application today, so we can meet! I come to you spayed, vaccinated, micro-chipped, and an up to date dental with an adoption fee of $350.

November 17th, 2017

Will real Slim Shady please stand up? Hey, that’s me! I am a super cute 3-year-old Chihuahua mix weighing in at 12lbs. If you are looking for a chill, quiet and cuddly guy, then I am your main man! I can be a little shy at first, but with a few treats you can tell I am a pup that is eager to bond and snuggle the night away. Since I can be a little sensitive, I would need to be in a low foot traffic owned home with no kids. I do have some doggy pals that I like to romp around with here at Pixie and I don’t mind a kitty in the home either! Though I am not much of a player with toys, I do enjoy my daily walks around the neighborhood. So if you are “cleaning out your closet” and realize that you feel a little empty “without me”, then fill out an application and “lose yourself” in my cuddles today! I come to you neutered, vaccinated, and micro-chipped with an  adoption fee of $300.

November 17th, 2017

Hi! My name is Emma and I am a 3 year old Chihuahua/Terrier mix weighing in at just 9lbs. And this girl is all about the wiggles! When I am happy and excited, my whole body seems to wag instead of just my tail. It is really cute. Just like me! Ok, enough with how adorable I am, I guess. I am an upbeat girl ready to take on the world! Even though I enjoy my walks, I am still getting used this whole leash thing. But don’t you worry as I am a quick learner who is very food motivated. So a little more practice and I will have it down in no time! Same with the rest of the basics too. I am a little bit of attention lover, so I do enjoy having all the focus on me. But I do like to romp around with my dog buddies sometimes too. I just love people so much that kids over 13 in the home would be just fine,  but no kitties in my home please. I am hilarious to watch as I romp around the play yard with my prances, dances, and wiggles. I could star in a one woman show for sure! I just know the audience would give me a standing ovation. But I realize I don’t want to go at show business alone, so would you want to join me in my Broadway adventures? Fill out an application today, so we can start practicing our moves together! I come to you vaccinated, spayed, and micro-chipped with an adoption fee of $350.

November 16th, 2017

I am Raja — the exotic, adorable, and super fun playmate you’ve been searching for! I am a 5-year-old lady cat that is full of energy and excitement, and I just LOVE to hang out with anyone who stops by to say hello! I love to have my chin scratched, I play with lots of toys, and I am a champion snuggler. My loud purr makes the bed vibrate! I am a gorgeous cat with a lot of traits similar to the Japanese Bobtail, including my short little 1/2 length tail that I sport. Like the Bobtail, I have a very family-friendly personality and very little undercoat which means that even though I have longer hair, I hardly shed at all and don’t require a ton of brushing, though I do appreciate a good brushing if you have the time! I am very confident and would probably do great in a household with kids as well as a dog or two. I’m very smart and curious, so my ideal home would probably be with a family or a couple people who have a lot of time to hang out with me — either dragging a string across the floor for me to chase or chilling and watching TV on the couch, I just like to kick it! I’m a very hearty cat, however I do have chronic congestion which will likely last the rest of my life. It definitely doesn’t slow me down! I take a pill twice a week called Cerenia that seems to help a lot and my foster mom says I’m extremely easy to pill, and a humidifier also seems to help quite a bit when my congestion acts up. I will just need annual vet visits like other cats and may be more prone to full-blown colds than other kitties, but my looks and fabulous personality MORE than make up for my semi-special needs. I can’t wait to find my forever family — are you looking for a cat like me? I’m currently living in a foster home, so fill out an application to meet me today! I come to you fixed, vaccinated, and micro-chipped for an adoption fee of $100.

November 15th, 2017

Pinky here! I’m an adorable 2-year-old dilute tortie girl who is a big ball of fun and personality in a tiny little package! I’m very sweet and chatty and love to ask for attention whenever people are nearby. When I’m comfortable, I will roll around on my back and let you rub my belly! I am very young and curious, so playtime is always a plus. I came in with my littermate, who I’d been with my whole life, but after the transition of losing our previous home and my spay surgery (which Pixie provided for me), I’ve decided that I’d rather be an only kitty — I’m a bit of a princess, after all! I’m wonderful with people and children, and have also been very curious about dogs, so I would definitely fit in well with a family. I’m young and full of energy so would probably prefer a home where I wasn’t left home alone all day. Other than that, I’m just a beautiful, petite little lovely girl awaiting forever with my new family! Won’t you come say hello? I come to you fixed, vaccinated, and micro-chipped for an adoption fee of $100.

November 15th, 2017

Kitten season may be winding down, but we have plenty of kitties still searching for their furever homes!  Playful and sweet, they are all awaiting your love! We have tons of kittens of all different shapes, sizes, colors, and personalities waiting for new homes! We have 8-10 week old kittens and kittens up to 6 months of age — girls, boys, tortie, tabby, tuxedo — you name it! Kittens 16 weeks and under must go in pairs if there is not another social, friendly cat already in the home. They are vaccinated, micro-chipped, and spayed/neutered with an adoption fee of $135 each ($243 for a pair). Come on over and fill out an application today!

November 14th, 2017


Hi, my name is Snoopy. I am a charming, chunky 9-year-old boy looking to settle down in my forever-home after the recent passing of my person. I can be shy at first, but once I have time to adjust my outgoing personality shines through. I’m very smart and affectionate once I get to know you! I would do best in a dog-free home without small children, and I prefer to be the only cat so that I can steal all of your attention. I love to hang out with my person/people inside but I also like to go have adventures outside as well. Hunting and chasing squirrels is my favorite pass time! I have a very stable heart condition that requires daily medications, but I am super healthy otherwise! I’m very good at taking my pills as long as there is a treat involved! I will need to go see my cardiologist again in two years and they have offered me free check-ups for life! I can’t wait to meet my new human family; I know we will be just purrr-fect together.

If you’re interested in meeting me or learning more about me, please call/email Cathy Peoples at 503-975-2405 or

  • 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