Photography by Lara Blair



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!





April 26th, 2017

Konnichiwa! Hello! My name is Kirby, but unlike the Nintendo character I was named after, I am not wide-I am long!! Ha! That is because I am a 2.5 year old Doxie/Terrier mix weighing in at 12lbs. Once you get to know me, you’re fast to see that I am a fun bombastic quirky guy who loves to play! I absolutely love going for my daily walks with volunteers and some times I even go for runs! I do prefer to be in a owned home with no kids or kitties in a quiet neighborhood. I have made some puppy pals here at Pixie and wouldn’t mind having another one in the home, though dog parks would be a little too much for me.  After a few treats, you can tell I am a silly little dog ready who is ready to bond with you. With my game superpowers, I can absorb all those treats and turn into quite the treat myself! Ready to see? Then fill out an application today, so we can meet. I come to you neutered, vaccinated, and micro-chipped with an adoption fee of $300.






April 26th, 2017

Hola! My name is Guapo. Do you know what that means in Spanish? Handsome and boy am I ever! I am a 9-month-old Dogo Argentino who weighs roughly 80lbs but still have a little more growing to do. That includes my mind too, as I am a quick learner and eager to gain more knowledge. PUPPY CLASSES ARE MANDATORY FOR MY ADOPTION. I am a cute, confident, and playful guy who loves to play with my toys! Because of my size and puppy bounces, I need to be in a home with no kids or cats, and with someone who has experience with my breed or guardian breeds in general. I have met a few puppy pals at Pixie and I would enjoy having another dog in the home. Since the city is a bit much for me, I need to be in an owned home in a rural area away from the hustle and bustle of downtown and the suburbs. I am really looking for someone who is experienced, and ready to dive into some training, who understands my needs and just wants to have fun! Te amo! Do you love me too? Then fill out an application today, so we can set up a meet! I come to you neutered, vaccinated, and micro-chipped with an adoption fee of $300.






April 25th, 2017

Hello! My name is Bonner 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 15 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 keep me company throughout the day, as long work days would be overwhelming for me. 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.






April 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.






April 21st, 2017

‘Ey! How you doin’? My name is Joey and I am the  most handsome 12 year old Doxie around. But don’t let my age fool you, as I am still a spunky guy! I may not like going for long walks, but I do love to play with my toys and run around the house. Though, there really is nothing I love more than attention, whether it is from my human, dog, or even those kitty friends too! I am hilarious and entertaining with my funny old man antics. After a little play time, I am ready to settle in with you on the couch to watch some tv, as you give me lots of love! I am looking for a quiet owned adult only home with not a lot of stairs and with someone is has the time to hang out with me during these retirement years. Ready to add a little comedy to your life? Then fill out an application, so we can meet! I come to you vaccinated, micro-chipped, and neutered with a recent dental and an adoption fee of $200.






April 21st, 2017

Why hello! My name is Sweetums and just as my name implies, I am the sweetest little Chihuahua you will ever meet. At 6 years young and just barely 9 lbs, my little size sure does disguise my BIG heart! My hobbies include my afternoon yoga, followed by a run around the yard in the grass, some play time with my 3 favorite stuffies ( I just can’t decide which one I love the most!), and an occasional cuddle on the couch. Though I am independent and am not a full on lap snuggler, I do like being near you, especially when there is a scratch behind the ears involved. I am sensitive gal who needs to be in a quieter adult only home owned by my adopters. But I don’t mind having another mellow pup or kitty in the home. With a few tasty treats-which I am really fond of by the way-you can see how lovely and rewarding my personality can be! I truly am sweeter than pie, tea, and candy all combined!!!  Fill out an application today, so we can meet. I come to you vaccinated, spayed, and micro-chipped with an adoption fee of $300.






April 20th, 2017

I am Skittles — the sweet 3-year-old kitty ready to show you all the colors of the rainbow! Even though I’m an all black girl, I have a lot of personality and spunk, so you could say I’m quite colorful in a way. I was adopted from Pixie as a young kitten and brought back after my adopters parted ways and neither were able to care for me any longer. It has taken me a little time to adjust to being back at the shelter — I’m not used to other cats being around and I’m not a fan of them. However, I am a big fan of people and will roll over for you if you give me chin scratches! It will probably take me a little time to adjust to a new home, but I’m not really a shy girl. I just need a little time to build my confidence in a new space, and then I’m all about love, play, and meeting new people! Do you have a kitty-free home that needs a girl like me to sweeten life up? Come meet me at Pixie today! I come to you spayed, vaccinated, and micro-chipped for an adoption fee of $100.






April 20th, 2017

Just say you believe in fairies, and I shall appear! Hello everyone. My name is Tinkerbell and I am 6 year old chihuahua mix weighing in at 13lbs. Not only am I sweet and utterly adorable, but I am such a fun gal too! I really enjoy my daily walks with volunteers, though I am not a huge fan of all this rain! Despite my independence, I do enjoy the company of my human friends and love to have a cuddle session or two with you on the couch. After that, it’s off for another walk or some play time in the yard. Speaking of play, I wouldn’t mind having another mellow doggy friend around! No kitties in my home please! Since I can be a bit sensitive, I would need to be in an adult only home owned by my adopters. Fill out an application today, so we can meet! It just takes me, you, faith, trust, and a little Pixie dust, and we can live happily ever after today! I come to you spayed, vaccinated, and micro-chipped with an adoption fee of $300.






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