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 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 2nd, 2016

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Hi everyone! My name is Ryder and I am just a cute little Chihuahua mix who only wants lots of love and snuggles. This city is big and is full of lots of scary things and sounds. I’m still trying to process it all, so a quiet low-key environment would be ideal for me. I am sensitive, but with a little patience and some treats, I will curl into your lap in no time. Since I am such a shy guy, I need to be in a home without kids. I do enjoy playing with some doggy pals here at Pixie, but I would just LOVE to have you all to myself. My ideal day would include snuggles, cuddles, and more snuggles! Does this sound like your perfect day too? Then fill out an application today and we can schedule a meet! I come to you neutered, vaccinated, and micro-chipped with an adoption fee of $250.






May 2nd, 2016

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Hello world! My name is Froggy the doggy! I am sweet, sensitive young lad who is still getting the hang of this city slicker life. At just 6 months old, I am still learning about the world and I am looking for someone with lots of time and patience to really focus on my training to be the well mannered pup I am going to grow up to be! PUPPY CLASSES ARE MANDATORY FOR MY ADOPTION! Since I am a bit sensitive, I need to be in a home without kids or cats.  My play style comes off a bit confusing to other pups, so I would prefer to be in a home without other dogs and no dog parks, as they would be too overwhelming for me. But boy do I love to run! I have even been training with a Pixie team member to jog right by their side and I am doing great! When I get back in from a run, I immediately pick up my teddy bear and snuggle up with it. If you want a running partner with good snuggling abilities and are a confident experienced dog owner that has the time to focus on my training, then fill out an application today so we can set up a meet. I come to you vaccinated, neutered, and micro-chipped with an adoption fee of $250.






May 1st, 2016

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Hi everyone! Moby here. I am just a lovable 6 year old Italian Greyhound mix who loves attention, walks, and even car rides! My tail always seem to be wagging as I am a happy boy who especially enjoys playing with kids and other dogs.  I am too interested in the cats though, so I need to be in a home without them.  I do tend to get very excited when I see another doggy pal on the street and will bark at them to say hello, but once I get into play group, I just can’t seem to have enough fun. Are you looking for a couch potato who loves to snuggle and play? Then fill out an application today, so we can set up a meet! I come to you neutered, vaccinated, micro-chipped with an adoption fee of $250.






April 30th, 2016

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Hi friends! My name is Rae Rae and I am a cute 1 year old 10lb Shiba Inu mix.  Just like the great Shib Inu, I am a spirited, bold, and beautiful guy with a love for cuddling and treats. I would prefer a low key environment with no cats or young kids. I do play well with some of my new dog companions here at Pixie! I  tend to feel uncomfortable in big crowds though, so no dog parks for me. I get so excited to see the world and meet everyone in it that I just have to bark and say hello to all the other dogs. Overall, I am a sweet and excitable guy who is looking for a confident adopter who wants to both play and snuggle. If this sounds like you, then fill out an application today and we can meet! I come to you neutered, vaccinated, and micro-chipped with an adoption fee of $250.






April 30th, 2016

IMG_5268 IMG_5279Because I’m happy!!  My name is Brady, but I like to sing that song, because “I’m happy!”  I am a 5 month old 25lb lab mix. Even though it was a rough road getting up here to the Northwest from Texas, I have shaken off the dust and lonely days and am ready to start my new life with a new attitude and a new family.  I am a really likable guy and I like other dogs, kids and I even tolerate cats.   They fascinate me, so I like to bark at them, but that’s all.  I’m not a big barker, but I do chew on a few things, here and there – but hey, I am a puppy (happy puppy) so I am sure I will grow out of it.  I’ve learned to come when I am called and sit for treats.  My foster parents say I’m not just another pretty face, I am smart too!  Did I mention I am potty trained?  (I know how and when to use the doggy door.) PUPPY CLASSES ARE MANDATORY FOR MY ADOPTION. I like to play outside and I love to hang out outside, so ideally I would like a home with a yard.  I would love to meet you so come long if “I could be what happiness is to you.” Right now I am currently at a foster home, but I would just love to meet you. Fill out an application today, so we can set up a meet. I come to neutered, vaccinated, and micro-chipped for an adoption fee of $250.






April 29th, 2016

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Hi All. I’m Scooter!!! A 9lb, 11 month old chihuahua. I’m a dapper fellow looking for a happy home.  I love to go on walks and do great with all my new friends at Pixie; human, canine and feline.  I’m a happy, sweet guy just looking someone to cuddle up to at night and hang with by day. You up for some snuggles?  Fill out an application today so I can show you some love. I come to you fixed, micro chipped and vaccinated  with an adoption fee of $250.






April 29th, 2016

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– THIS DOG IS NOT BEING HOMED THROUGH THE PIXIE PROJECT. THIS IS A COURTESY POSTING; PLEASE CONTACT EVA AT THE INFO BELOW FOR MORE INFORMATION –

Hello – my name is Nikko, and I’m a man on a mission. I lost my home and family, and have had some tough times … but I am a resilient little guy, and determined to build a new life for myself.
I’m able to adapt quickly to new situations, and will easily fit right into your schedule and life. I am smart and independent, and know how to keep myself busy with my own thoughts and explorations. I am not demanding or needy, but if you’d like to spend some time with me, I will happily make room for you. I don’t have any bad habits, and would never dream of causing you any trouble.
I am calm and gentle, and love everyone around me, including other dogs and cats. I’d like for everyone to be gentle with me, as well, because I’m not good at defending myself. But I’m so good-natured that even if someone insults me, I forgive them instantly, and never hold a grudge.
I have a thick, shiny coat, with a gloroius white mane draping my sturdy little shoulders and gracing my neck and chest. My front legs feature a sprinkling of soft little freckles, and my upper arms sport tan-colored little t-shirt sleeves (I like to keep one rolled up a little higher than the other).
I love getting little massages, especially on my chest and head – I will lean into your fingertips and kiss your forearm to show you how much I appreciate your kindness. I have a subtle little smile, and a wonderful sense of humor that I’ll reveal to you once you get to know me.
I’m about 12 years old, and despite my age, am in very good shape. I weigh about 17 pounds. I’m crazy about going for walks, and keep up a respectable trot the whole time – and all along the way, the tips of my ears bounce up and down, and say “hello” to everything in my path.
I’m sorry to say that I don’t hear as well as I used to, so I won’t always know when you’re approaching, and may get startled. My eyes are a little cloudy, but I can still see well enough to have a normal life. Chain link fences can fool me into thinking they’re not there, and I might stumble over something now and then, but have no trouble otherwise.
I am sweet beyond imagining. I am, in a word, perfect.
The sad truth is that I was recently adopted to a new home, and although the person really loved me a lot (still does!), the dog and cat who already lived there didn’t like me, so I wasn’t able to stay.
But while I was there, all my health care needs were taken care of: I had a very thorough exam with the vet, and got some help with my teeth and an eyelid that kept scratching my eye and making it water. Now I feel much better, and have received a gold star for a sparkling-clean bill of health!
I am currently in foster care, and adoptable through Multnomah County Animal Shelter. Please contact Eva at hello@bigcatdreams.com or at503-788-6988 to learn all about me.
I am ready to meet you, and when I do, I will instantly steal your heart. You will not be able to stop yourself from taking me home with you, and then wonder how you ever lived without me.





April 28th, 2016

Gloria 2It’s a bird. It’s a plane. It’s me, Gloria the Magnificent! Just spend a few moments with me and I will fly right into your heart. I am a 6 year old bulldog/pit bull mix who’s tough exterior masks my BIG heart and all I really want is someone to sit back, relax, and cuddle with! I am a rock star in my play groups with my dog pals and I love people of all ages! No cats in my home though please! And do you know what I would love more than anything? To be with someone in a low key rural environment, away from the hustle and bustle of the big city, and to romp around with some doggy pals! Due to rental property breed restrictions, I will require a home that is owned by my new adopters! So come one, come all and meet this cute pit-o-ppotamus! But first, fill out an adoption application so we can set a time to meet! I come to you fixed, vaccinated and micro-chipped. My adoption fee is $250.






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