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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!

September 20th, 2017

My name is Nermal, and I am a darling blue/gray kitty with sparkling green eyes. I am about 5 years old and am very, very sweet. I got my name from the Garfield comics, since I’m a lot like the cute little gray kitten who is just so friendly! Although I am still pretty new to the shelter and I may be a little bashful at first, I don’t have a mean bone in my body and once someone starts petting me, I quickly relax and start purring. I have very soft, thick fur like a typical Russian Blue kitty, and I get along great with other cats. I would be a wonderful companion for another young kitty like myself and would do well with a family or with a single person — and anything in between! I’m very playful and adventurous, but probably don’t have much interest in going outside. I’d be a great apartment kitty and am very low-maintenance, so I think I’d be a purr-fect match just about anywhere! Are you missing a cat like me in your life? Come down to Pixie to meet me today! I come to you fixed, vaccinated, and micro-chipped for an adoption fee of $100.

September 16th, 2017


You may need this cat in your home! Miss Kitty is a rescue Norwegian Forest Cat mix who bonds mightily with her person. I have found her to be warm, with lots of fur. She is very affectionate and likes to play in the early am. After the play comes the feeding (early am), at which time I clean her box. She has perfect litter box habits and is healthy and spayed. She is sensitive to loud and deep voices. Unfortunately, I have become unable to provide her care for much longer and need to find a new forever home for her.

Stats: Miss Kitty is between 10 & 11 years old; weighs 10 pounds. Contact Margaret, 503-288-6523.

September 16th, 2017

Why hello! My name is Bentley but most people just call me Benny. Might of heard of a little song made about me called Benny and the Jets. It talks all about this rock band I am in. I just happen to be lead vocals. I am a hound after all! At 3 months young and 28 lbs, I am in the learning phase of life, getting to know everything and everyone. I am a quick learner, but do require a lot of time and patience to train me to be the best grown up pup I can be! PUPPY CLASSES ARE MANDATORY FOR MY ADOPTION. I already even know sit, am getting the hang of this potty training thing already, and just starting to get “shake”. My dog trainer fosters say I am a lot of work, but clicker training is really fun for me and I am so food motivated that it really helps learn more skills. Being a pup, of course I am active and love to run around the yard, play fetch, and I could play all day with those Kong Wobblers! Because I am going through an important learning phase, I need all the focus to be on me for a little while, so I need to be with no kids or cats for a little bit.  Being a hound mix, I would really enjoy lots of space and would need to be in an owned home. But I do love to play with my puppy pals, so another confident pup who can tolerate my antics would be just fine. They could even join my band. Eyeliner is required! Ha! At the end of the day, I do really enjoy snuggling by your side.  Wonderful, quirky, hilarious, energetic, smart and super adorable, I am just looking for my new band mates who can rock out with me. Will it be you? Fill out an application today, so we can meet. I come to you vaccinated, micro-chipped, and neutered with an adoption fee of $350.

September 15th, 2017

Hello friends! My name is Charlie Brown and I am a 2-year-old terrier mix weighing in at 12lbs!  Why the name Charlie Brown you ask? Well, he and I share some things in common. You see, I may be small, but I have a big heart! In fact, I am a guy who is ready to bond with my human pals over 12. I crave human attention the most, but have some fun puppy pals that I play with here at Pixie! No kitties in my home please! I am very inquisitive and eager to sniff out an adventure out in the open world. With a little bit of training, I would be an excellent walker whether it was around the neighborhood or hiking in the forest!  When I am not sniffing out new places, I thoroughly enjoy playing with my squeaker toys. Still working on the fetch part, but I am learning fast! I really do LOVE being around my people. I am officially ready to finally kick that football and win the day-and you! So fill out an application for me today! I come to you neutered, vaccinated, and microchipped with an adoption fee of $300.

September 14th, 2017

Roe is an extremely petite sassy tortie girl that has just finished raising her six kittens. Roe is a shy kitty looking for a family willing to give her lots of patience and love as she learns to trust her human housemates. Working with her foster mom Roe has quickly decided that she loves ear scratches and lots of attention. Roe only likes to be pet and held on her own terms- usually when you are sitting quietly with her on the floor however she is learning to relax a little bit more every day. Although Roe is extremely skittish she does show strong potential of becoming an amazing cat companion in a quieter home- she is super motivated by food and human contact. She is friendly with other cats and has a fun quirky personality. Roe will seek you out when she wants attention, is curious, precocious and talkative. Roe needs a family that has a strong desire to adopt a special cat and will need patience to fully integrate her into their home. The rewards of winning the trust of a kitty like Roe are amazing. Please contact Pixie Project at or call 503-542-3433 if you are interested in meeting her!

September 13th, 2017

Hi! My name is Louis, but everyone just calls me Louie. I am a cute and quirky 2 year old chihuahua mix weighing in at just around 7lbs. You see, I am a little bit of shy guy with my human pals, but a pretty confident guy with my doggy friends.  But a few moments with me and you can see that I am playful guy with puppy like charm who is eager to bond! As you can tell in the video below,  I am ready to have fun and play with my favorite toys out in the yard!  Especially those tiny cat toys that are perfect for my size. I need someone who has patience and who can provide me with some confidence building training to help me be the happiest little guy I can be! Which I just happen to be a very food motivated and I just love learning. All that add up to me being a perfect candidate for some fun training tricks. Because I can be a little shy at first, I would need to be in a low traffic owned adult only home with another confident doggy pal (a dog savvy kitty would be just fine too).  I just know I will blossom into this spunky and confident guy in no time! Fill out an application today , so we can meet! I come to you vaccinated, micro-chipped, and neutered with an adoption fee of $300.


September 12th, 2017

It’s a bird. It’s a plane. It’s me, Mighty Moe! Also known as Captain Underbite, I am a sweet and adorable 3 year old Chihuahua/Pug superhero who is ready to save the day. Weighing in at just 6lbs, I may not have the strength of ten men, but my lovable face is enough to make the most evil villains stop in their tracks and say “Awww.” My typical day in the life starts out with some nice morning snuggles that will melt your heart. After my mighty breakfast, I grab my cape and it’s off to patrolling the streets. And of course greet all my adoring fans! I am loved by them all, including cats, other pups, and humans of all ages. Then it’s back home to hang in the backyard and strength train. With my mighty fetching power, I can save all those squeaky toys from an untimely death, as they dangle from the highest point of the couch. After a long day of lifesaving, I am super tired and realize that I may not be able to take care of this whole big city by myself. So I am looking for a new sidekick! Will it be you? Fill out an application today, so we can meet. I come to you neutered, micro-chipped and vaccinated with an adoption fee of $300.

September 12th, 2017

Oh hi there– were you looking at me? I am the beautiful Plum — and I am hard to miss! I am a voluptuous older woman looking for a family to love and nurture. I am 12 years old, and just about the friendliest cat you will ever meet! I am super squishy and don’t mind a lively home with lots of kids — in fact, the neighborhood kids around my foster home already love me, and they come over whenever their parents let them to play and pet me all day long! I also sleep in bed with my little human foster brother every night. I’ve been moved around a lot lately, but all the changes in my life don’t seem to phase me. I’ve been around other dogs, cats, and lots of different people and my cool demeanor always stays the same. All I want is love and affection and I’m a happy girl. You may have noticed I’m a bit overweight. I’m currently on a diet and am getting closer to my “dream body” every day. You’ll have to change my name from Plum to Pear! It seems like I do best in a home with lots of activity — my favorite exercise is following people around the house or the backyard — wherever the action is! That’s where you’ll find me! I’ve had a dental already and although I am on a special kidney food, that’s all I need to stay nice and healthy. I’m not on any medications and now that I’m on my way to a healthy weight, I have lots of love to give for years to come! I’m currently 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 $80.

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