Changing the Face of Animal Rescue
The Pixie Project is a non-profit animal adoption center and rescue. We offer a variety of services to the public including but not limited to: pet adoption services, pet owner education and support and low cost and free spay and neuter and veterinary services for homeless and low-income pet owners. We are located directly across the street from the convention center at 510 NE MLK BLVD.
Where our animals come from
The Pixie Project ‘s adoptable animals come from a variety of places but the majority are from surrounding over-crowded county shelters and rescues located in more rural areas of Oregon. As many of these areas are not served by a local shelter we provide an urban outlet where the animals can have maximum visibility and exposure to potential adopters. Animals that come to our rescue also have access to veterinary and training support to meet any and all needs.
Our adoption philosophy
The Pixie Project focuses on finding life-long matches between pet and adopter and for that reason our adoption process is a bit more in depth than some other shelters. We appreciate the opportunity to sit down and talk with any person or family looking to adopt a new pet so we can best help them find an animal that suits their home and lifestyle. We have a variety of animals of all ages, sizes and breeds, so if you are considering adding a pet to your home please start the
process by filling out an application! Once that’s complete, we’ll make an appointment with you to make sure that you get the personalized attention and service you and your new pet deserve. Read more about our adoption philosophy.
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!
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.
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.
Our goal is not only to prevent overpopulation though 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. Pixies is able to help keep these owners and pets together by performing affordable surgeries and assisting with medications.