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!

October 3rd, 2015

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Bonjour! Je m’appelle Marcel!  That’s “Hi, my name is Marcel” in French! 8 weeks old and already so cultured.  And that’s just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to my smarts; I’ve been reading the encyclopedia and have a lot of knowledge to share. Like, did you know butterflies taste with their feet? So weird!  Or that a group of kangaroos is called a mob?  I sure wouldn’t borrow money from them. Ha! I can’t wait to find a family that will nourish my curiosity and help me learn new things.  I’m also hoping there will be plenty of cuddle time, because along with being smart, I am also affectionate and playful.  Have I mentioned handsome? I’m that too! When you hear how well I do with other animals and people (which is real well) you will see that I’m the whole package of kitten perfection.   The only teeny little thing is that I tested FIV+.  Since I’m so young we will do a re-test in a month, but in the meantime I’m hoping to find a home with other FIV+ kitties, or with someone who knows how to keep me safe so I can live a long, healthy life!  Is your home the place for me?  Fill out an adoption application so we can schedule a meet and greet. I am fixed, vaccinated and microchipped.  My adoption fee is $135.

October 2nd, 2015


Hello Portland!  The Pemster has arrived! I’m a 4 1/2 months old terrier girl who is ready to rock your world!  At 10 lbs I may be little, but like a ray of sunshine on a cloudy day I’ll light you up with my spunky personality!  My rainbow of love knows no bounds, I’m great with kids, adults, other dogs, and would probably do well with kitties too (there will just need to be a bit of management at the beginning as we work out our relationship).  I’m a smart girl who has my own opinions about things (you can ask me anything – I’m always honest, but never mean), and I like verbalize what I’m thinking so my ideal home is not an apartment.  Those smarts will come in handy when we go to puppy classes together, which I will need as part of my adoption since I’m a youngin’.  Whether you’re looking for a partner in crime or a bridge partner I will have your back!  To come meet me please fill out an adoption application first.   I am fixed, vaccinated, microchipped and potty trained. My adoption fee is $300.  I am currently in foster care.

October 1st, 2015

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Greetings friends! Jolly Jasper here, a one of a kind Chihuahua mix who is all sorts of happy! I’m a 1 year old boy with medium, golden hair that even Fabio would admire. I promise you it’s silky soft, you can see for yourself as you give me pets and snuggles!  I’m a lover who makes friends with everyone I meet including cats and other dogs.  I’m easy to please and love jaunts through the park, trivia games nights, and peanut butter kongs.  Since I am young it will be best that I receive formal obedience training as part of my adoption. Do I sound like the perfect boy for you?  Fill out the adoption application so we can schedule a meet and greet. I am fixed, vaccinated and microchipped.  My adoption fee is $250.

September 30th, 2015



Hello, my name is Pete! Are you looking for one of those sweet mature dogs that need a place to retire? Well look no further! I am a handsome gentleman that is ready for the life of luxury! I have been social with people, know some tricks, and really like my food! My family will need to be financially ready to have my teeth cleaned, provide me with pain medication for some stiff joints when necessary, and possibly any ear infections that flare up. My slobbery kisses and sweet personality will more than make up for it. Please consider me! I am around 10 years old and weigh 69 pounds.  Please contact my friends at  Multnomah County Animal Services for more information on my adoption!

September 30th, 2015

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Greetin’s everybody! How are you? I’m doing really well, thank ya for askin’! I am one content Basset/Beagle mix who is just darn happy to be making friends with all sorts of people and dogs lately  (cats, too, if I might add).  At the tender age of 8 I have learned a lot about life, like how to enjoy the simple things – sniffing all the flowers in the garden, singing along with the humans during a card ride, and the joy that comes from having a full belly and a warm bed!  I’m gentle and loving and will make someone the perfect pet! Especially if you are into hound dogs because I am true to my breed mix. Do I sound like the sweet boy you have been looking for?  Fill out the adoption application so we can schedule a meet and greet. I am fixed, vaccinated and microchipped.  My adoption fee is $250, and I am currently living in foster care.

September 26th, 2015

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Do you have a Good Old Dog?
During the month of October, the amazing photographer Pauline Zonneveld is holding Good Old Dog mini shoots! For only $29, your dog will sit for a portrait session with Pauline and may be included in her next Good Old Dog exhibition. Plus 100% of your sitting fee goes to benefit Pixie!
Learn more and sign up here!

September 25th, 2015


Hello, I’m Silence you’re old friend. 😉 I’m not really old, only 6 and I am one affectionate girl!  I haven’t stopped purring and head-bumping since I arrived at the shelter.  I’m definitely a softy (physically and figuratively!) and I enjoy belly rubs, chin scratches and love having my hair brushed (when I don’t have this lovely lion cut).  There isn’t much I wouldn’t do for a catnip fix, and if you offer me a catnip banana we will be besties forever!   I’m pretty much an all around perfect cat, my one and only condition is that I be the apple of your eye.  I don’t share my toys well and am best in home without other critters. Trust me, I offer all the love you’ll ever need!  You’ll never be sad when I’m around, just watch hilarity ensue when I start snorting as I chase around my toys!  Do I sound like the friend for you?  I am fixed, vaccinated and microchipped.  My adoption fee is $100 and I’m currently living at The Pixie Project.


September 23rd, 2015

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Hi! I’m Rookie and I’m ready to slam-dunk right into your heart!  I’m a 4 year old Chihuahua mix who is a bit under-confident; I need a couple more summers of training practice before I’m ready for the NBA!  I promise the talent scout got it right with me, though, once I hit my stride I will be an All-Star dog! I will do well with other confident, but low-key animals and best in a home without children. I can’t wait to be drafted onto a winning team – I won’t let you down!  If you are interested in taking me off the bench, or even fostering me until I find my forever family, please contact the Pixie Project at  I am fixed, vaccinated and microchipped. My adoption fee is $250.

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    Portland, OR 97232

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