Photography by Lara Blair

Best of Portland for FBThank You! Thank You! Thank You!
We’re beyond thrilled to have been voted Willamette Week’s Best Non-Profit! Thank you for your support, Portland!

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!

July 24th, 2016



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We have two female cats that we don’t want to separate them as they are mother (Kitty (12ish) – white) and daughter (Woobie (10ish)) and have been together since Woobie was born. They are both very sweet girls who love to cuddle. They are very loving and timid — Woobie more than Kitty. They have never been around dogs or kids longer than a few hours but are super loving to and would adjust. They are inside cats only.
We are looking for the right home for them. Please email us at We are asking a re-homing fee $100 for both.

July 24th, 2016


Hi everyone! My name is Buster and I am just handsome 7.5 month old 30 lb terrier mix looking for some love! My hobbies include playing ball, playing with squeaker toys, and most of all-playing on your heartstrings when I snuggle up next to you for some cuddle time. Since I am still a young lad, I will need someone who is confident and  has the time and patience to work on the training basics, as PUPPY CLASSES ARE MANDATORY FOR MY ADOPTION.  Because of my young wiggles, I need to be in a home with kids ages 10 and up and no cats. But I enjoy playing with my new dog pals here at Pixie, but my play style can be a bit confusing to other dogs, so another confident dog in the household that likes to play the same way I do would be just fine! I do have some social sensitivities that require me to be in a quiet low-key home that is owned by my adopters. A big backyard would be even better!! If you love to play as much as I do, but also love some snuggle time on the side, then fill out an application today so we can meet! I come to you vaccinated, neutered, and micro-chipped with an adoption fee of $250.


July 21st, 2016





I just can’t seem to catch a break! I was on here a few weeks ago and lots of nice people called and I thought I had found my forever home with a really nice lady, but then she found out she couldn’t keep me, so here I am again! Sheesh! All I want is someone to love! So here it goes…
My name’s Toby and I’m looking for my best friend forever. For the last 8 years, since I was a puppy, I have lived with my elderly mom. But she had some “life things” happen and I am now looking for my next adventure with you! I’m called a “Rat Terrier” which is weird because I like all little animals; I even had a squirrel as a best friend one time. I like cats and other dogs too, but I’d probably do best if it’s just me. I love to cuddle and sleep under the covers. All I really want is a place and person to call my own again. I’m really fun to have around, I don’t bark a lot and I love to be by your side! I like to do stuff with you outside too, and go on car rides! I listen and mind really, really well and I’m about 25 lbs and the Doc says I’m healthy… So I guess I am pretty much the perfect dog… If I do say so myself! I have a really nice foster family that you can call to find out about me. So the sooner you call the sooner you could fall in love with me…just sayin’. Call 503-866-6661.

July 20th, 2016



Looking for a fur ever home for my 9 year old neutered all white cat named Gus. Divorce forces me to rehome him as I already have two small dogs and my future rental will only allow for that. He is declawed in front, recently had rabies vaccine and no current health problems. I do keep him on a urinary tract food made by pro plan because several years ago he had a U.T.I  that showed crystals in his urine. I guess it can be common in male cats. He is mellow/easy going when in a relaxed environment but at the vet is mean and will bite. He may take a little bit to warm up to someone. He’s used to dogs, other cats and even farm animals but I’m not sure how he would do with small children. He’s a come to you when he wants kind of cat. will include food, crate, unlimited food feeder and anything else I have left over. Need to find new home by August 15th as that is when I’m moving. My contact info is Jessica Chisman 971-227-8596.

July 20th, 2016



Hi folks! Mikey here, a 1 year old rat terrier mix here to steal your heart! I am such a funny guy and always entertaining to hang around. I absolutely adore playing ball. There is even a mini ball here that I love to bat around the room when I am playing with my friends. Speaking of friends, I am such a fan of playing with my doggy pals here at Pixie! Because I am always wanting to play, I tend to bark and get excited on leash when I see other dogs on the street, so I will need some basic training. Speaking of training, I really enjoy learning and would really love an experienced, confident adopter to show me the ropes. I have even started doing some clicker training. I just love stimulating my mind! I would be best in an environment with kids 10+  and no cats.  I am just a cute, spunky, and uber friendly guy looking for an outgoing and confident person like me! Are you skilled in the ways of the terrier? Then fill out an application today and we can meet! I come to you vaccinated, neutered, and micro-chipped with an adoption fee of $250.



July 17th, 2016


Hi everyone! My name is Zoe and I am super sweet and adorable 5 year old rat terrier mix.  Can’t you tell I am such happy girl?! Always smiling for the camera! I am the perfect combination of active and cuddly, and will always join you on the couch after a nice play session or nice walk around the block! I enjoy hanging out with other puppy pals and kids over the age of 6, but my foster mom says I am a little too interested in the cats, but we coexist just fine. Don’t they know I just want to play? I am a very intelligent lady and am already potty + crate trained. I am the whole package! Ready to make me the star of your life? Then lights, camera, action and fill out that application, so we can set up a meet. I come to you vaccinated, spayed, and micro-chipped with an adoption fee of $250.

July 15th, 2016


Hello! How do you do? My name is Roxanne and I am a sweet 11 year old calico DLH. As my song goes, “Roxanne, you don’t have to put on the red light”, and boy I don’t! As soon as you come over to my cat condo, I am begging for some love and attention. I am quite the vocal lady and will even sing along to some tunes. Especially those great hits from that amazing band who wrote that song about me: The Police! So come on over to Pixie today and we can have a karaoke contest. The winner receives a fantastic affectionate and gorgeous cat–ME! Interested? Fill out an application today! I come to you spayed, vaccinated, and micro-chipped with an adoption fee of $80.

July 15th, 2016



Hi folks! My name is Margery and I am a 1 year old DSH. I just go down raising kittens of my own and watched them get adopted out one by one. Now it’s my turn to find a nice warm lap to snuggle on! I am a very curious girl and am always exploring the cattery while watching people pass by the cattery window. Which is where you can usually find me by the way. Soaking up the sun! I am very friendly and affectionate and would love for you to come over to meet me! Fill out an application today. I come to you spayed, micro-chipped, and vaccinated with an adoption fee of $100.

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