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!

May 26th, 2016


Hi everyone! My name is Tiffany and I am loving 8 year Lilac Point Siamese! Don’t let my serious face fool you. I am a quite the love and enjoy scratches behind the ears, as well as climbing to the top shelf in cattery to get closet to those sunbeams! I’m a sweet lady who would love to nap in your lap as we watch some old time movies together. Of course my favorite one has to be Breakfast at Tiffany’s! But any Audrey Hepburn classic will do. After all, we do have matching personalities: beautiful, poised, and sophisticated!  So fill out an application today and stop in at Pixie to meet me! I’ll be the one in the cattery tanning my beautiful fur. I come to you spayed. vaccinated, and micro-chipped with an adoption fee of $80.

May 25th, 2016



Hi! My name is Tyson, but you might as well call me Tigger because I am “bouncy,bouncy,bouncy,fun,fun,fun,fun”! I am an energetic and cute 3 year old 12lb terrier mix who loves to go go go! I am a sensitive guy, but with some patience-and a few treats, I will warm right up to you! I am very active and love to walk in the great outdoors. I always have my nose to ground, sniffing out the next adventure! Since I am a bit of a shy guy, I need to be with a confident adopter in low-key home without kids or cats. But I enjoy having other dogs in my company! In fact, I love seeing my pals so much that I have to bark and say hello! I am a very quick learner when it comes to my training too! I’m just an unique, quirky and spirited guy with a fun loving personality! You know what they say: “the most wonderful, lovable thing about tiggers is I am the only one!” So fill out an application today and we cant meet! I come to neutered, vaccinated, and micro-chipped for an adoption fee of $250.


May 24th, 2016

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Want to add a little sunshine in your life? Then look no further! I’m Belly, an adorable 7 year old Miniature Pinscher mix whose personality will bring light to the gloomiest of days! I’m a very chill lady who, after a few tasty treats, will jump into your lap and snuggle the night away! My favorite activities include sunbathing, hanging with my doggy pals, and picking out my favorite crop top from the newest fashion line (I just love modeling my clothes for you!). But most of all, I just loved being cuddled and given lots of love! I need to be in a home with kids ages 10+ and without cats.   I am just a fun loving gal whose radiance is exuberating wherever I go! Will you let my light in your heart? Then fill out an application today, so we can shine together! I come to you spayed, vaccinated, and micro- chipped with an adoption fee of $250.

May 24th, 2016

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Bonjour! My name is Coco Chanel and I am 3 year old Shepherd mix turned fashion designer! I am sophisticated lady with a gorgeous smile that will knock em’ dead! When I am not focusing on the latest fashion trends, I enjoy kicking off my Louboutin’s and going for a nice long walk! I am bit of a sensitive madame and would need to be in a quiet low-key environment with no kids or cats so I can focus on my drawings. But I just adore playing with these nice gentleman dogs here at Pixie!  So another male dog in the home would be just fine by me. Overall, I am just a foxy, lovable lady who loves to make heads turn with my beauty and smile. Je t’aime! Do you love me too? Fill out an application today, so we can find out! I come to you spayed, vaccinated, and micro-chipped with an adoption fee $250.

May 24th, 2016

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Hi! We are Sid and Nancy! We are brother and sister who have really good genes and are very healthy according to our vet. We are pretty independent and usually like to play with each other. But we’d definitely take being loved and pet by you over each other any day J We know where our litter box is and don’t need special care besides love and attention. We like to climb on our cat tree and only scratch on our post. We like dry food with water over the top to make sure we drink enough H2O. We both love our bellies and butts scratched! We don’t shed too much either J Nancy is a manx and Sid is an American medium hair. We are pretty lazy when you aren’t around but will come out to play with laser pointers or toys when you are there J We have both been fixed and microchipped and vaccinated and want to have a loving forever home. If interested, please contact Claire at

May 24th, 2016


Are you seeing stars?! Nope, it’s just me, Edwin! Just like two other famous astronomers that share my name, I am a space explorer who enjoys sniffing around and discovering new things! I’m just a little 2 year old Chihuahua mix who loves a good lap to snuggle on, as we peek through the telescope together admiring the stars! I am a very social guy and really enjoy playing with my doggy pals here at Pixie after a long day’s work at the observatory. I am even ok with those things from another planet. What do you call them….oh yeah, cats! I prefer older sophisticated beings like myself, so I need to be in a home with kids ages 10 or up. Will you love me to moon and back?! Fill out an application today, so we can meet. I come to you neutered, vaccinated, and micro-chipped with an adoption fee of $250. 3..2..1…BLAST OFF!




May 22nd, 2016

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My name is Pixie (what a coincidence!).I am a stumpy Manx cat with a beautiful coat of fur.  I am affectionate, people friendly and playful.  According to my VET, I am in excellent physical condition for seven years of age except for a mild tear duct issue.  This is due in part to my dedicated YOGA practice. I even have a pose named after me….while rubbing against a leg of furniture, I pause and extend my hind leg out behind me for a moment.  As I have always been an inside cat, please keep me inside.  I would prefer to live in an one cat ONLY home because, honestly, why would anyone want another cat while I am around to entertain you? I am up to date on all MEDS and even have a CHIP.  So please come visit me but telephone my owner Betty first (503 255 2545).

May 22nd, 2016

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Did you know that Tina in Latin means “little one”?  It also represents someone who is independent, bold, and intellectual. Welp, that name just fits me perfectly! Hi everyone! My name is Tina and I am a small 3 year old Chihuahua mix.  I am very confident, outgoing girl with a big heart! I am always happy to go on walks and meet new people. But I would LOVE to have all your attention all to myself and would need to be the only dog in the home. I enjoy the company of older kids past the age of 10 and don’t mind hanging with those felines as well! Even though I am just a petite girl, I am ready to take on this BIG world.  Would you want to take me on your next adventure? Then fill out an application today, so we can meet! I come to you spayed. vaccinated, and micro-chipped with an adoption fee of $250.

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    Portland, OR 97232

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