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!

December 10th, 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.  After a slight mishap on the racetrack, 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. But there is only one requirement- it has to match our driving uniforms of course! 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 can be a 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.

December 10th, 2017

Who is that yummy chunky piece of chocolaty goodness? It’s me, Toblerone! I am a super cute and utterly adorable 7 year old Chihuahua mix. And boy do I have a special offer for you! I am offering you this once in a lifetime opportunity to add me to your family and in return I will show you lots of loves and cuddles! I bet you want to know a little bit more about me first. Well, I am from the big city of LA , but the big city was too noisy and busy for me and I am looking for a little bit of a quieter neighborhood to settle in. Although I can be a tad shy at first, with a few treats I am ready to show you, well…ME! I get along with both cats and other pups. In fact, I am quite the follower and wouldn’t mind to be in a home with another confident pup I can romp around with! But being the only pup is just fine too! I am definitely a snuggler and will even curl up right next to my doggy pals as we take a little nap together. And sometimes I will even burrow under the blankies to find that perfect warm spot. My foster mom thinks it’s really cute and it’s picture galore when it happens. And I aim to please. So if I sound like the perfect little addition to your family, then fill out an application today and we can meet! I come to you vaccinated, neutered, and micro-chipped with an adoption fee of $300.


December 8th, 2017

Tiny Tim here! I am a gorgeous and very friendly 14-year-old male kitty who has three basic needs: food, friends, and family. Most people know big orange tabbies to be some of the nicest cats in the world, and I definitely fit that description to a T — a tiny T, that is! I’m currently residing in the Pixie cattery and am very peaceful around the other friendly kitties, though I don’t seem to need other feline friends. I do really enjoy human attention, though, and am very tolerant of being picked up and held by people big and small. I actually seem to really enjoy children — anyone who wants to show me some attention is alright with me! I’m pretty unphased by changes and I adjusted very quickly here at the shelter after losing my previous home. Although I am older, my exams and bloodwork have shown that I am in fabulous health and I do not have any special needs at this time. The nice folks here at Pixie will provide me with a dental which is included in my adoption fee, and other than that, all I need is a warm home and a comfy couch for the holidays. Do you have a orange-tabby-shapped hole in your life? Looking for a bed warmer for winter? Come down to Pixie to meet me today! I come to you fixed, vaccinated, and micro-chipped for an adoption fee of $80.

December 8th, 2017

I am Lynx, the petite little 7-year-old lover kitty looking for my forever family! I’m a very kind and gentle lady cat, and love to greet everyone I meet! I was living outside for awhile, but I found some very nice people who fed me and cared for me for a long time before I finally came to Pixie. As soon as I got here, I showed everyone what a sweetheart I am. I am always seeking attention and I like to roll around and “flirt” with anyone who stops by to say hello. I’m very small for my age, so many people are surprised when they realize I’m not a kitten. I am also extra special because I have a couple of extra toes on my front feet, which makes it look like I have thumbs. I am currently living in the Pixie cattery around many other cats, and I don’t cause any trouble with anyone. I don’t seem to be particularly bonded to other cats at all, so I’d probably do fine with or without other pets in the home. I’m loving and affectionate, but not overly needy, so I would definitely be happy with a single person who just needs a companion, but could handle the busy family life as well. I’m just an all-around great kitty, and I am excited to meet you! Come say hello today! I come to you fixed, vaccinated, and micro-chipped for an adoption fee of $100.

December 6th, 2017

Hello! My name is Pookie and I am an adorable 1.5 year old Boston/Italian mix weighing in at just 9lbs. Hailing all the way from California, I am a prim and proper gal who is eager to bond, and having lots of cuddles and playtime! The big city is pretty new for me and it is a little bit overwhelming and would prefer a quieter low traffic neighborhood. I especially love hanging out with my mellower pups like myself and having a doggy friend around really helps me come out of my shell! I am ok with those kitties too! Though it takes me a second to warm up, you can tell I really want to be close to my people.  Because I can be on the shyer side, I need a quiet owned home with another pooch and no kids is what I am looking for. Once I settle in and after a few play sessions with my new friend, it is back to your lap for more snuggles. Sometimes, I will even roll on my back asking for more belly rubs please! I am a calm, quiet, and refined gal looking for someone I can share an afternoon tea with, followed by a nice nap. Will that be you? Fill out an application today, so we can meet! I come to you vaccinated, micro-chipped, and spayed with an adoption fee of $300.

December 5th, 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 really enjoy my daily outings, and when I know it’s time for my walk, I am all about the dancing and prancing. When you hear the pitter patter of my little feet, you know I am ready to roll! 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! In fact, I come out my shell so much more with another doggy friend in the home! Those cats and kids over 13 can join the party too.  I just need a home with fun playmates who can help me build up my gusto and just make me feel extra loved. Sound like you? 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.

December 5th, 2017


Meet Mufasa and Einstein! These two brothers are 5 years old and have been living together in NW Portland with their owner, who is moving and recently found out that he unfortunately won’t be able to bring them with him. Mufasa (black cat) is outgoing and enjoys meeting new people, he’s always quick to greet people at the door and enjoys a nice back scratch. Einstein (tabby cat) is a quiet thinker, he’s a little shy around new people, but once he gets to know you he’s incredibly loving and enjoys cuddling up next to you. They enjoy wrestling with each other and taking long naps on the couch with their owner. They haven’t had a chance to meet any dogs yet, and while they are known to enjoy watching the game with the guys, it’s important to note that they have little experience around kids.

Living in NW has its dangers, so these two boys have lived inside their whole lives. They’ve become excellent watch cats over the years, keeping watch at the windows ensuring no birds or squirrels make their way inside. It would be ideal for them to stay indoors as this is the life they’ve grown accustomed to, and because they’ve been together their whole lives it’s important that they stay together as they move into their new home. Mufasa and Einstein look forward to meeting you!

If you’re interested in meeting these two wonderful cats, please email Francois at


December 5th, 2017

Hola! Me llamo Pablo and I am a 3 year old Chihuahua/Terrier mix looking for my bandito of doggy friends to go on our next adventure together! Being from the South, this big city is all new to me, but I love being outside and with a little training, I would really enjoy daily walks. Especially with my doggy sidekicks by my side! Though I can be a bit shy at first with new people, with a few treats and a few minutes, I will be on your lap eagerly awaiting your pets and affection. But my favorite part of the day and what I enjoy the most is hanging around my dog pals! It really gives me the boost of confidence that I need. I tend to stay clear of the foster’s cat, so a kitty in the home would be just fine too. Since I can be a little shy, I would do best in low traffic adult only home owned by my adopters. I am blossom just ready to bloom with a new band of furry friends at my side and the comfort of your nice warm lap at the end of an active day. Fill out an application today, so we can meet! I come to you vaccinated, micro-chipped, and neutered with an adoption fee of $300.



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