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 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!

January 21st, 2017

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Paprika and Nutmeg are waiting to spice up your life! They are a gorgeous mom & daughter duo who came to Pixie after their owner could no longer care for them. Nutmeg is a short-haired, 3-year-old, one-eyed girl who is incredibly sweet and loves lap time! We aren’t sure how or why she lost her eye, but after a look-over from our vet, it looks like she doesn’t need any future medical attention for it — it just makes her that much more special! Paprika is a medium-haired, 2-year-old tortie who has been with her mother Nutmeg since she was born. She is extremely playful and will quickly get into any toy you want to throw her way! Both kitties are very fond of human attention and of each other — they are often found grooming each other and cuddled up together for nap time. We would love to see them go home together and feel they’d do great in almost any type of home. Are you looking for a darling bonded pair of beautiful girls? Then head to PetCo Unleashed on NW 23rd and Burnside to meet these two gems! They are spayed, vaccinated, and micro-chipped with a combined adoption fee of $180.

January 21st, 2017

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Well hello there — it’s nice to meet you! My name is Jezzik and I am a young 1 & 1/2 year old boy with a very sweet and gentle demeanor who is looking for a quiet home I can blossom in. During my first year of life, I lived in a home with lots of other cats but not too many other people, so the shelter life has been a little overwhelming for me. Still, with lots of love and attention from Pixie staff, I’ve already started showing just what an affectionate cat I can be! Whenever people stop by to say hi to me and give me pets, I start purring and making biscuits non-stop! I know I enjoy the company of other kitties, and I think another confident cat could really help me learn to be comfortable in a new home. Young kids and rowdy dogs might be too much for me, but other than that, I’m just an easy and mellow young guy waiting to find my forever family. Do you think I might be the man you’re looking for? Come on down to Pixie and say hello! I hope you enjoy fresh-made biscuits! I come to you neutered, vaccinated, and micro-chipped for an adoption fee of $100.

January 20th, 2017


Greylene (grey dilute tortie) – Hi! I’m Greylene, I’m about 6 months old and am very curious and love exploring. Taking naps bundled up on the couch is how I like to spend my afternoons. I also love to play with other cats and don’t mind dogs, I would also be good with kids. Currently I am in foster with my sister, Jean Renault I would love to go to a home with her if possible.

Jean Renault (black with white patch)- Hi there! If you’re looking for someone who loves to cuddle look no further! Cuddling with you or another cat is my favorite pass time. Also, I love to play with toys and feathers or watch the birds outside from my cat tree. Currently I am in foster with my sister Greylene and would love to go to a home with her if possible, I am good with other cats, dogs and kids.

We come to you spayed/neutered, vaccinated, and micro-chipped for an adoption fee of $100 each. You get a 10% discount if you adopt two!

Please contact to learn more about us! An application can be found on this website.

January 18th, 2017

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Who’s the good looking smuggler in the empire? It’s me, Lando Calrissian! Weighing in at 50lbs, I am big old goofball 2 year old shepherd mix.  But don’t let my age fool you! I am still very puppy like, bouncy, and full of energy. I am always ready to be on the go, whether its a play session with my puppy pals, fetch in the yard, or piloting the Millennium Falcon to our next galactic hiking spot! When I am not jumping around and having a good time, I am actually a pretty smart guy-with the help of a few tasty treats of course. PUPPY CLASSES ARE MANDATORY FOR MY ADOPTION! Because of my puppy wiggles, I would need to be in an home without cats and with kids over 14. Hopefully a nice big yard to run around in too! I really loved playing with my puppy space pals and thus would enjoy romping around with another confident pup who likes to play like me.  They know me throughout the galaxy as a gambler, but don’t worry, I wouldn’t gamble my love away to anybody else but you! Fill out an application today, so we can meet! I come to you vaccinated, micro-chipped, and neutered with an adoption fee of $300.


January 18th, 2017


The force is strong with this one! Hello everyone! My name Kenobi and I am a playful, energetic 1 year old shepherd mix weighing in around 50lbs.  I am still a young, active guy that is just bouncy and fun! With all this energy, I would be a great hiking adventure dog, as we see all the wonders of the galaxy. Though I have the force, I am still learning how to use and will need someone willing to show me the basics, as PUPPY CLASSES ARE MANDATORY FOR MY ADOPTION! Because of my puppy bounces and jumps, I would need to be in home without kids or cats, and with a lot of space or a yard to run around in! I do enjoy playing jedi games with my puppy pals and would be ok with another confident pup that wants to play all the time like I do! I am just eagerly awaiting to start my next adventure. Will there be light sabers? Ewoks? Droids? I don’t know, but let’s find out! I have been searching across all the planets & moons just to find you! Fill out an application today, so we can meet! I come to you neutered, vaccinated, and micro-chipped with an adoption fee of $300.

January 17th, 2017


Look at those adorable bat ears! Hi everyone! My name is Colby Jack and I am an adorable 1.5 year old,  11lb terrier mix here to steal your heart. This city life is all so new to me, so I can be a little shy at first. But don’t let that fool you! Because once we have some time to hang out, I am a super energetic guy eager to bond. I just love to play fetch with my favorite squeaker toys, as I zoom around the play yard from left to right until I finally catch that toy! Because I am little sensitive to city life, I would prefer to be in a quiet low key neighborhood, as the bustle of apartment city life is overwhelming to me. I am quite the ladies man and love playing with my female puppy pals. So a lady in the house would be alright by me! I need to be in a cat free home with kids over 10. With a little patience and a few treats, I am a lovable goofball ready to play! Care to join me? Fill out an application today, so we can meet! I come to you neutered, vaccinated, and micro-chipped with an adoption fee of  $300.

January 17th, 2017

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Why how do you?! My name is Miss Mabel and I am a sweet 11 year old Bichon mix with an extra lovable face.  Though I fell in to some hard times lately and have just recovered  from some bladder stones, I am a strong and resilient soul whose personality is coming out a little more each day! Now that I feel all better, I love to go for walks outside and I even do really well on leash. After my afternoon stroll, it is back to the couch with you as we take a nice long nap. I am currently in a foster home with other dogs and kitties, so other mellow pets in the home would be just fine! Since I am a bit older, I would really love to retire in a nice and quiet home with older kids over the age of 12.  I am happy girl eagerly awaiting to find my new family. Will it be you? Fill out an application today, so we can meet! I come to you spayed, vaccinated,  micro-chipped, and up to date on dental exams with an adoption fee of $300.

January 13th, 2017



Too cool for school! Hi everyone. My name is Luna and I am an adorable little 7 year old Maltese/ Shih Tzu mix weighing at 12lbs. Not only am I wearing these Fetch glasses because they totally match my new outfit and hairstyle, but because I am also blind. In fact, both of my eyes had to recently get removed. But I have recovered well and ready to settle into a nice quiet home full of snuggles and cuddles! It still takes me a little while to feel out my surroundings and navigate the environment, but once I am acclimated, I just love to use my nose and sniff around the house. I don’t mind hanging out with mellow kitties and pups, as I am currently in a foster home with both! I would prefer to be in a low key quiet home with kids over the age of 12 where I can investigate new smells, add some new styles to my already rockin’ wardrobe, and curl up in your lap for some bonding time.  Shall we make our debut on the runway? Fill out an application today, so we can meet! I come to you vaccinated, spayed, and micro-chipped with an adoption fee of $300.

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