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 28th, 2016

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How do you do? My name is Norma and I am a sweet as pecan pie Southern girl hailing all the way from Texas. I am a 3 year old Chihuahua mix who is as cute as all get out! I love meeting new people and sniffing out the next big adventure on my big 2 mile daily hikes. My nose is always going and I am just so curious about the world, especially the great outdoors! I’m not a big player, as toys and balls don’t really excite me. But I just love being out and active! I don’t mind hanging out with other dogs, especially the mellow guys like me, as puppy energy is just way too overwhelming for me. I am ok with cats and kids over the age of 10 as well! Care to snuggle up with me? Fill out an application today, so we can set up a meet! I come to you spayed, vaccinated, and micro-chipped with an adoption fee of $250.

July 28th, 2016

Angel-pitbull-pic-2The answer is “Yes!”–it did hurt when I fell from heaven! Hi everyone. My name is Angel and I am a sweet and super adorable 11 year old American Pit Bull. I bring light and joy into everyone’s life that I meet! Even though I am an elderbull, I am still very active and absolutely love going into the great outdoors. I look forward to my afternoon walks and after our nice stroll, sit down in the grass and catch some rays! But my favorite activity has to be playing with my squeak toys! Chasing it, playing tug with it, smushing it until it is all slobbery. I even sometimes take my favorite lambchop toy on my walk with me! I am always wearing that wonderful pitbull smile and am so happy to be around people. I need to be in a home without kids or cats. I don’t mind other dogs hanging around, but higher energy dogs are overwhelming to me. I am still an old lady you know! Because of certain rental breed restrictions, I need my future adopters to own my home. Need a little light in your life? Then fill out an application today, so we can set up a meet. Halo, wings, and that gorgeous smile will be waiting for you!

July 28th, 2016



Hi! My name’s Nikki. I’m a big boy that absolutely LOVES attention from pretty much everyone. I’m also very playful and have a real thing for catnip. I do well with other animals too – I’ve always lived with a dog and my younger years were spent with other cats. I haven’t ever lived around small children, but I’d probably be OK with them too.

I need to find a new home as soon as possible because my current owner is elderly and not able to care for me any longer. I’m up to date on all my shots, neutered and in very good health overall. If you’re interested, you can contact my current caregiver, Cara, via email or phone at:

I’m excited to find a new home!


July 27th, 2016


Hello! My name is Gabriel and I am a 2 year old Dachshund/spaniel mix. I’m an energetic, affable, and funny guy who is very animated and wiggly when I am excited…which is pretty much all the time. I especially enjoy going for my afternoon walks and playing with my toys with the Pixie crew. My favorite game is fetch! I am very smart guy with a love of learning and really want someone who can engage my mind with fun games and training. I think I would love learning how to do some nose work and sniff out my yummy prizes hiding all over the house! Did I mention I need my potential adopters to own their home? I value space and feel much more comfortable in a large environment, maybe even with a nice big yard! Because of my excitability, I would need to be in a home without kids or cats. Other dog pals are just fine though! Care to sniff out our next adventure together? Then fill out an application today, so we can meet! I come to you neutered, vaccinated, and micro-chipped with an adoption fee of $250.

July 27th, 2016


Howdy! My name is Sassy and I am 8 year old beagle mix. I am sweet older gal just looking for a nice place to call home! Since I am a bit more mature, I would prefer to be in a low key environment with no kids or cats. But another dog is just fine by me. Did I mention that I just absolutely love going on my afternoon walks at Pixie? A nice long walk followed by a nap on a comfy couch while we are watching Netflix sounds like the perfect day for me! How about you?! Then fill out an application today, so we can meet. I come to vaccinated, micro-chipped, and spayed with an adoption fee of $250.

July 27th, 2016

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This beautiful young pup is Luna! Luna is about 2 years old and weighs about 50 lbs. She is full of kisses and wiggles and cuddles…unless you are a cat or other small animal…then, no!

We adopted Luna from a rescue in CA who, sadly, misinformed us on many of her traits. Most we were able to work with but when she and my other female dogs began to show some competition, we had a hard decision to make 😥. She seems to do ok with other male dogs, though.

She has been great around adults and my 11 year old daughter but I am not sure how she would be around younger kids. I do know that she can play a bit rough so probably best in a home without wee ones. Luna is kennel trained and does really well in her kennel. She is also up to date on all of her vaccinations, is house broken and microchipped.

Luna is very smart and an eager and quick learner.  She has had some training but could use a bit of work in walking with a loose leash.
This “love pup” deserves a home where she can be the center of your attention and she will reward you with her adoration. Adoption fee is $100 and includes her kennel. If you think you can offer her the loving home she deserves, please contact Amy at

July 27th, 2016


Hey! My name is Chuck and I am a 1 year old Staffordshire Terrier mix! I am just a happy go lucky energetic guy looking for the right people to find me!  I like being active and enjoy going for walks or playing with my doggy pals at Pixie! I even have girlfriend who I just absolutely adore playing with. I am a wiggly guy with extra bounce in my step who needs a bit of basic training to establish some manners. I love toys, especially ball! Even though I am a very fun guy who loves attention, I am very independent and value play much more than snuggles. Because of the pep in my step, I need to be in a home without kids or cats with adopters who own their house, due to certain breed restriction legislation for renters. I would be a great pal for the active runner or hiker who loves the outdoors as much as I do. Care to hop into a new adventure? Fill out an application today, so we can meet! I come to you neutered, vaccinated, and micro-chipped with an adoption fee of $250.

July 27th, 2016



Hi! I’m Mila and I am a sweet 9 month old 30 lb cattle dog mix with a big heart! My favorite activities include going for long walks and playing with my squeaker toys! I am a super smart girl and learn very quickly, with the help of some yummy treats of course. I am even already crate trained! PUPPY CLASSES ARE MANDATORY FOR MY ADOPTION!  I was a bit shy when I first arrived here at Pixie, but after being in a foster, I really blossomed and just love to meet everyone. I would need to be in a home without kids or cats, but I just can’t wait to get in playgroups with my new doggy pals here. Did I mention I love to hike? I am a very sweet, intelligent gal with the energy to go for a long walk, but come home and snuggle on the couch after. Sound good to you too? Then fill out an application today, so we can set up a meet! I come to you vaccinated, spayed, and micro-chipped with an adoption fee of $250.

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