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 22nd, 2015


Tinkerbell & Sheila 1

In coming! Tinkerbell and Sheila at your service! We are pleased to meet you. We are 10 year old Lhasa Apu and Old English Sheep dog mix. We make the best team and we decided to take it to the road with a bit of traveling. We lived at a great home all of our life but our parents had to move. Unfortunately we couldn’t come with them so we’ve been on the move. We feel safe when we are together so we’re looking for a new forever home that has double the space and love for us. Have room for 2? Fill out an application at to meet us. We are both spayed, vaccinated and microchipped.

May 22nd, 2015

Kara 1

Kara here!  I’m your classic Husky through and through. I’m a 43 lbs and 1 1/2 years young.  I like to think of myself as sweet, friendly and with a lot of fun energy. With my playfulness I would make a great family dog. I love to play and have fun with other dogs but probably should avoid cats. Consider it an allergy if you will… I’d love to meet you if you have time. I come spayed, vaccinated and microchipped. Fill out an application at and bring in before we meet. Adoption fee $250.

May 21st, 2015
Pancho & Maya 1
Hey there! We are Pancho and Maya. We are life long best friends. We’ve been together our whole lives. 10 sweet years. Maya over here is an incredibly sweet Border Collie mix and Pancho (myself) is a terrier mix.  We love all other animals and people of all ages. We are mellow and easy going friends. We had to move and are looking for a new home. Are you looking for double the pleasure and double the fun? Fill out an application at to meet us. We are fixed, vaccinated and microchipped. Combined adoption fee $250.

May 21st, 2015

Lola white chihuahua 1

Hello, hello my name is Lola. I’m a 3 year old Chihuahua, 12 lbs. I’ve been know to do well with children of all ages and great with other dogs. In fact! I would LOVE a home with another buddy. If everyone is up for outdoor activities I would love to join! I don’t mind cats either. I’m looking for someone to be sweet to. I come spayed, vaccinated and microchipped. Fill out an application at to meet me. Adoption fee $250. Can’t wait to meet you!

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    Portland, OR 97232

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    Adoption: (503) 542-3433
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