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 we 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!

February 5th, 2016

Joey 1Well hello their folks! I may look like your typical GBD (generic black dog) but boy-oh-boy am I full of loving personality! I reside from Texas, and I am so excited to be in Portland because I hear you folks love GBD’s! I am 68 lbs of silly labrador love – dogs, cats and kids make me oh so happy! I am still a young boy at 2 years old and I am so excited to learn, so training classes would be super fun for me. What’s more, I am fixed, vaccinated, and chipped! Don’t I sound like your perfect GBD?? Go ahead and fill out an adoption application so I can set up a time to meet you! My adoption fee is $250.

February 5th, 2016

CocoHowdy friends! Are you a lover of low riders? Do you think short and squat is super adorable? Well then I am the girl for you! My name is Coco, and I am a 2.5 year old squishy, wiggly lab/corgi mix who wants to be friends with everyone! I do well with dogs, cats, and kids! In my journey from Texas, I can’t wait to play and snuggle with my new family. If that’s not enough, I am fixed, vaccinated, and microchipped! If I sound like the perfect girl for you, fill out the adoption application so we can set up a time to meet and play! My adoption fee is $250.

February 5th, 2016

Gypsy 2

Greetings and welcome to the New Year!  I’m Gypsy, a little lady so sweet that I could easily be mistaken for candy and find myself in a heart shaped box with a red bow on it. My New Year’s resolution is to quit this wandering gypsy life and settle down once and for all! Are you the one for me?!
I am an 8 year old, well-mannered 14 pound Chihuahua mix with a foxy face and a curly tail. As an older and also wiser girl, I have ladylike manners and am well house trained. I watch my figure, so I love a good walk.
I also appreciate the finer things in life: bone china, belly rubs, and a good nap.  I am happy to lie beside you while you post flattering photos of us on Facebook.
While my foster mom and dad say that I’m an Olympic level snuggle bug with everyone I meet,  I am most comfortable having a nice lady in my family.
So be a dear and fill out an application. Email it or bring it in to The Pixie Project quick as a wink! I look forward to planning our Valentine’s Day together. Whether it’s a romantic night on the town or quiet eve at home, it matters not so long as we are together.
I come spayed, chipped, and vaccinated, and my adoption fee is $200. I am currently in foster care.

February 4th, 2016

Harley 1Hi there. I am a sweet five year old lab/bulldog mix with a goofy face and an incredibly gentle girl. I’m a bit of an emotional eater (at 70 lbs, I could stand to cut the carbs) so maybe you could help me substitute carrots for cheese here and there. I love being surrounded by friends but I do value peace and quiet, so I would do best in a family without young children or cats. I’ve had great success in foster in my home state of Texas but the long trip to my new city has been hard on me so I need lots of cuddles and and a comforting home where I can decompress. If you’re patient and gentle and need a companion to match, let’s have tea and chat. I am fixed, vaccinated, and microchipped. My adoption fee is $250.

February 2nd, 2016

Pretty 1

This Pretty girl has a silly side!!  See how I can almost wrap my tongue all the way around my nose?!  I know, super impressive. That’s not the only thing you will be impressed by.  As a 1 year old, 35 lb Hound mix you will be astounded by my beautiful singing voice and lovely personality. I do great with people of all ages and other pets too!   I can be a goofball with my toys and will love a family that knows how to have fun!  Since I am a youngin’ puppy classes are mandatory with my adoption. Also, as I mentioned I am a lovely singer, but that means I won’t be welcome in most apartment complexes. A house will be ideal for me!  Do I sound like the energetic, happy girl you have been looking for?  Fill out the adoption application so we can schedule a meet and greet. I am fixed, vaccinated and microchipped. My adoption fee is $250.

January 30th, 2016

Rex 1

I hear a lot of complaints about the rainy season, but I kind of like it.  The streets are a little bit quieter during neighborhood walks, and it’s a good time to be reflective and think about the pretty, warm days to come.  My name is Rex, and I am a thoughtful and intelligent 40 lb Lab mix with a gentle soul.  New experiences make me a bit nervous at first – you could say I’m an introvert – and I will need a patient family who will give me plenty of treats and TLC. I’m a youngster at only 1 year old, so I need puppy classes to further my socialization and education – I’m hoping to be a philosopher one day! I’m a bit scared of other dogs and cats, so one on one meets are best for me (no dogs parks please)!  Since I do need so much training, I’ll be best in a family with older kids so I can get the focus that I need.  Are you willing to give a boy like me a try?  I promise to be your devoted, loving sweetheart!  Fill out the adoption application so we can schedule a meet and greet. I am fixed, vaccinated, and microchipped.  My adoption fee is $250.

January 30th, 2016

Shirley 1

Surely you are looking for a girl like me, Shirley! Hi friends!  This fancy, prancy 6 month old lady is all Chihuahua. That means I’m sweet, cuddly, and oh so adorable, but have a real diva streak too!   I have a pretty elite set of doggy friends – no dog parks for me, thanks!  I do much better with one on one play sessions so I can make sure we share the same interests and taste in fashion (I buy all of my sweaters customized through Etsy). I love cats though, they are so clean and proper – we get along very well! I’m also a bit of a bad sharer with my chew toys, so I’ll be best in a home without real small children.  I am 6 lbs soaking wet which means I’m the perfect size for traveling and snuggling with you under the covers!  Since I am so young puppy classes will go a long way helping me with my basic manners and socialization.   What do you say?  Surely I am right for you!  Fill out the adoption application so we can schedule a meet and greet. I am fixed, vaccinated, and microchipped.  My adoption fee is $250.

January 29th, 2016



Howdy, I’m Ginger! Pleased to meet you!  I’m a Texas girl with plenty of Southern charm.  I promise to entertain and delight you with stories from my cowgirl past (like that time I wrangled 100 heads of cattle just me and my bootstraps!).  Trust me, at a 2 1/2 years old I have a lot of great tales!  I’m a 14 lb terrier who is great at making human friends, but needs some special socialization with other pooches.  Since I can be a little rough around the edges at times I will do best in a home with kids 10 years and up.  I’m good with cats and will make a fun and active companion for just the right home! Want to share your fireside with me?  Fill out the adoption application so we can schedule a meet and greet.  I am fixed, vaccinated and microchipped.  My adoption fee is $250.

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