Photography by Lara Blair

Big News!

Pixie for The Next Ten

The Pixie Project was selected by The Huffington Post as one of the nonprofits that will help shape the next decade.

As part of their ten year anniversary, the Huffington Post chose the causes and organizations they think will make the biggest difference in the next ten years–and Pixie made the list!

Help Pixie change the face of animal rescue!

Make a donation to Pixie as part of the Next Ten campaign!


The Pixie Project is raising the bar on animal rescue! Located in Portland, Oregon, Pixie’s goal is to transform animal adoption and rescue into a fun, family-friendly and positive experience by taking a hands-on, personal approach to each and every adoption. Pixie is committed to the art of match-making between pet and person!

Pixie Pup Maggie with her New Family

Pixie Pup Maggie with her New Family


Miss Mayan on her Adoption Day!

Miss Mayan on her Adoption Day!

In addition to providing amazing adoption services, The Pixie Project runs a low-cost veterinary clinic. The Scott Wainner Pixie Care Clinic offers low income and homeless pet owners access to vital veterinary care.

Keeping Pets and People Together!

Keeping Pets and People Together!

Over the last year, the Pixie Project has increased the number of surgeries performed by more than 5 times. A skilled team of high-volume veterinarians and vet techs can now perform twenty surgeries during our once-a-week surgery day. These surgeries are a combination of spay/neuter and emergency services, including dental extractions, amputations, mass removals, and other life-saving surgeries.

Surgery Day at Pixie

Surgery Day at Pixie

Our goal is not only to prevent overpopulation through easy access to spay/neuter surgeries, but to keep beloved pets in their existing homes. When pet owners fall on hard times (including, in many cases, seniors living on social security) they may not be able to afford a necessary surgery at a traditional vet, forcing them to surrender their beloved companion to already over-full shelters or consider euthanasia. Many of these animals are seniors themselves who have very limited adoption opportunities. Pixie is able to help keep these owners and pets together by performing affordable surgeries and assisting with medications.

waiting for surgery

Waiting for Surgery


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 small but dedicated staff is committed to the art of match-making 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 provides low-cost spay/neuter services and veterinary care, 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!

May 29th, 2015

Pita 2

Pita is meant to be filled and enjoyed with all of your favorite things. I’m the kind of pita that is 3 years old 8 lbs and a Chihuahua. I pair nicely with couches, cuddles, dogs, cats and older kids. Fill me with treats, love and kindness. I’m a sweet, very social girl. I’d love to having late night to girl talk. I’m currently looking for a gal pal. I come spayed, vaccinated and microchipped. Fill out an application at to meet me. Adoption fee $250

May 28th, 2015

Croissant 1

Hey up there! Yeah I’m looking at you. It’s me Croissant and I’ve been so excited for you to arrive. I’m a 10 lb 1 1/2 year old Corgi/Terrier mix. No worries with being late. I’ve just been smelling flowers and making friends while I was waiting. However, I was starting to get lonely without you. I’m a bit shy so I’m glad you made it in time to take me to my puppy class. I can’t do them without you! I play nice with other dogs, older kids and I don’t mind cats either. Thanks for coming to see me. Fill out an application at to meet me again. I come spayed, vaccinated and microchipped. Adoption fee $250. Please come see me again soon!

May 27th, 2015

memphis mastiff 1

Hey it’s Memphis I’m a 14 month, 63 lb Mastiff mix. I’m really enjoying this weather and I’d love to hit the great outdoors with you!  I’m still in puppy classes, so when I get out of class we should do something fun! Like take a trip to the beach or go on a hike. I’m great with other dogs and older  kids. No cats please! Fill out an application at to meet me. I come neutered, vaccinated and microchipped. Adoption fee $250. Have a great day!

May 27th, 2015


What’s up guys I’m Sunbeam and no matter what it always feels like 77 degrees with a sweet breeze when I’m around. I am a 2 year old 66lb Husky mix who is good with dogs, dog savvy cats, and older kids. I am a true ball of sunshine just bursting with energy and affection so just beam me into your life already and we’ll give these Portland rain clouds a run for their money! I come spayed, microchipped, current on all vaccines and my adoption fee is $250. What are you waiting for?? Fill out an application at to set up a meet and greet!

  • 510 N.E. MLK Blvd.
    Portland, OR 97232

    Retail: (503) 542-3432
    Adoption: (503) 542-3433
    Fax: (503) 542-3437