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!

February 12th, 2016

Jalu 1Hiking, biking, climbing oh my! My name is Jalu and I am an active 11 month old, 45 lb, American Indian dog. I am looking for a home that shares my love of the outdoors. Maybe we can go for an exciting weekend trip in the gorge, or a meandering run through forest park? I am a smart boy with basic obedience and can’t wait to find my perfect running companion! Look into my piercing blue eyes and you can see that I have a very loving, energetic soul :) I love other dogs, however I love cats a little too much so I would be best in a cat free home. Do you have any kids 6 years or older? Great, maybe we can play, but because of my active personality I might be a bit much for the youngsters. I’m potty trained and crate trained. If I sound like the sporty, blue eyed beaut you have been searching for, please fill out an adoption application so we can set up a time to meet! I come to you fixed, vaccinated, and chipped. My adoption fee is $250.

February 11th, 2016

Maka 2

Aloha! My name is Maka and I am a 4 year old Airedale terrier mix that has traveled far and wide in search of a new home! Originally from Hawaii, the Pacific Northwest has turned out to be everything I could hope for!  Sure it’s a bit colder than what I’m used to, but the people are soooo nice! And all the activities!  Easy access to everything from snow shoeing to beach running with hiking and mountain climbing in between – it’s paradise for a high energy dog like me!   I’m fun loving, exuberant boy and will make a family a great companion!  I do great with other dogs, good with older kids (I’m a bit bouncy for the youngsters), and need a home without kitties. Will you welcome me to the mainland?  Fill out the adoption application so we can schedule a meet and greet. I am fixed, vaccinated and microchipped.  My adoption fee is $250.

February 11th, 2016

Markle 1

Who is smart with a personality that sparkles? Me!  Markle! I’m a 1 1/2 year old Terrier mix that could be a track star and a mathlete! I need an active family that really wants to focus on the fun of dog training.  I could learn sooo much!  I can’t wait to jump through hoops, but first I need to be educated in the basics!  Puppy classes will be mandatory with my adoption, and I promise to make you proud. I’ll even do extra credit!  As for extra curriculars, I’m 20 lbs and the perfect size to join you on runs around the neighborhood or be packed up in the car and head for even bigger adventures!  I do well with other dogs and dog-savvy cats, but need a home with kids 10 and up (until I get more training my play style is a bit rough for the little ones).  Am I the happy 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.

February 10th, 2016

SaulHello there friends! I am a 4.5 year old male chihuahua mix and I am the biggest snuggle bug you might ever meet :) I am sweet, affectionate, quiet, calm and a total lap dog. I love other dogs and I am super duper with cats and kids. I don’t have a mean bone in my entire 8 pound body! If I sound like the perfect little snuggle bug for you, please fill out an adoption application so we can set up a time to meet. I am fixed, vaccinated and chipped. My adoption fee is $250.

February 10th, 2016

Harley 1Hi there. I am a sweet five year old lab/bulldog mix with a goofy face and an incredibly gentle girl. I’m a bit of an emotional eater (at 70 lbs, I could stand to cut the carbs) so maybe you could help me substitute carrots for cheese here and there. I love being surrounded by friends but I do value peace and quiet, so I would do best in a family without young children or cats. I’ve had great success in foster in my home state of Texas but the long trip to my new city has been hard on me so I need lots of cuddles and and a comforting home where I can decompress. If you’re patient and gentle and need a companion to match, let’s have tea and chat. I am fixed, vaccinated, and microchipped. My adoption fee is $250.

February 10th, 2016

Paisley 3Paisley the peanut here! I am a one year old female Chihuahua, and I’m not gonna lie, the world is a little scary for me! Weighing in at about 5 pounds, I am a perfect pocket-sized sweetheart. The ladies tend to be more my jam, but with a bit of time and lots of yummy treats I can warm up to the gentlemen. I am a bit of a diva but I do fine with other dogs, but because of my teenie size, dog parks won’t be the best for me. I am potty trained and I LOVE my crate, so crate training won’t be an issue for me at all. If I sound like the perfect pup for you, please fill out the adoption application so we can set up a time to meet with my foster family! I fixed, vaccinated and chipped. My adoption fee is $250 :)

February 10th, 2016


Aloha! Hokulani is Hawaiian for “Heavenly Star” and one look at our sweet gal will tell you she was sent here from heaven just for you! Hokulani (or ‘Lani as her foster family calls her) is a lithe, spirited girl who is very quickly overcoming a few trust issues. She weighs about 35 pounds, is around a year old and while she can startle easily, she can just as easily fall into bed with you and snuggle all day long. But, when you’re ready to get off your couch and go for a run – she’ll happily and obediently oblige.

Hokulani has done well having a “mentor” dog in the house; a confident, well trained older dog who she can look up to and learn from would be ideal in her forever home. She has some learning to do, but she will pick up on things very quickly and be oh so willing if you’ve got a pocketful of treats! She would love a family who is willing to take a little bit of time each day to help guide her. She does well with her foster family’s toddler, but she is just a pup herself so it is best if it is supervised! She is very curious about kitties and will not chase them, but she does want to play very badly with them. The cats in her foster home do not play with dogs (ew!); Hokulani would love a cat in her home that would be a little more accepting of her different species status.

A sweet, spirited dog, Hokulani, cannot wait for that perfect home to call her own. She would be the perfect companion for a single dog looking for a friend in a patient, active family. If Hokulani sounds like the heavenly star you were looking for, please fill out an adoption application so we can set up a meet-and-greet with you and her foster family! She is fixed, chipped, and vaccinated and her adoption fee is $250.

February 9th, 2016

FullSizeRender (1)Yo Bros! I am big bro Bronson here, just waiting for my perfect family to come home to! Being a 1 year old, 50ish pound,  Shepherd mix, I have plenty of energy to hike, camp, and go on all sorts of adventures! Then after our adventure we can sit back, drink a microbrew, and watch our favorite show together! I am big fan of sports, the Superbowl gets me super pumped up – the friends, the food, the energy! I love it! With my energetic side comes a soft side though, and if my lady friends are down to watch a good romantic comedy, I am all for it. I get along well with other dogs and cats, but my play style is a bit mouthy so I might be best in a home with kids 10 and up.

If I sound like your perfect pup, fill out an adoption application so we can set up a time to meet and greet! I come fixed, vaccinated and chipped. My adoption fee is $250.

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