Photography by Lara Blair

April 4th, 2016


Hi All!!  I’m Jasper, a shy sweet, long haired chihuahua mix. At two years young, I’m quite excitable.  A little too excitable to be in a house with kids or a lot of commotion. I need a quiet and patient home to relax in. And time and space to get comfortable. But I love snuggles, other dogs, cats and…did I mention snuggles?  I’m lap dog extraordinaire. I can be a bit nervous at first but with a little patience I’ll cuddle right up into your heart and lap. Please come on down and let me love you.  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.

April 1st, 2016


Hello World! I’m Jelly, a 4 month old, 20lb Lab mix puppy. I sure hope that you don’t mind hanging out with a wiggly, little love bug.  I came to pixie project a little bit afraid of the big city, but I’m getting more comfortable with my surroundings and gaining confidence everyday. Sensitive and shy; I would do best in a home without children under 10 years old. I would do fine in a home with other dogs or cats although I would LOVE to be the center of your world. I’m  looking for someone with the patience to help me come out of my shell and be the loving snuggle bug I long to be.  PUPPY CLASSES ARE MANDATORY FOR MY ADOPTION!!!  Fill out an application today so I can wiggle my way into your heart! I come to you spayed, vaccinated, and micro-chipped with an adoption fee of $250.

April 1st, 2016

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Hi everyone, my name is Poppy and I am a 1 year old pugeenie (pug/dachshund mix). After losing my home, I wandered from porch to porch in my neighborhood just hoping that someone would take me in. After several weeks, I was spotted by a good Samaritan who took me in, got me fixed up and brought me to the Pixie Project. Here, I have blossomed into a sweet and cuddly pooch and am ready to go into a loving home. I would do well in a home with other dogs, cats and children 10 years old and older. Since I am still getting used to being left alone, I would do best living in a house rather than an apartment. I come spayed, vaccinated and have an adoption fee of $250. If you are interested in meeting me, please submit an application and contact my friends here at Pixie to set up an appointment.

March 29th, 2016



Hey there! My name is Twyla and I’m the sweetest little Chiweenie (Dachshund Chihuahua mix) baby who can’t wait to climb right into your lap and gaze at you with these big brown doe eyes of mine! I’m a young lady who’s probably around 1 or 2 years old and 7lbs with a bit of a rough and mysterious past, which means I can be a little uncertain and timid of my surroundings and would like to only live with adults please. I’m your typical adorable chihuahua princess who bonds deeply with “my people (or person)” and will be your happy and adoring shadow. I can be a little shy of strangers at first, but warm up after I feel safe. I also just so happen to have super cute big floppy dachshund ears and a long body that can really give a noodle a run for it’s money with my ecstatic wiggle. My foster mom found me in the woods scared and alone, where I had been abandoned after being used for making puppies (I’m spayed now, thanks!). Sometimes I miss my puppies and one of my endearing habits is to collect toys or small objects I find comforting and bring them to bed to sleep with me when I am feeling lonely. Even though I didn’t know very many basic commands when my foster mom found me, I learned really fast and am so eager to please that now I am fantastic at my “sit” and always come when called. I am also great on a leash – I love to go on walks! – and completely house trained. Although I am initially scared of other dogs, I absolutely LOVE my big foster dog sister, she really gives me the boost I need to feel comfortable in my new city life, and would love to go to a home with a confident and mellow dog friend who I can emulate and also *hopefully* curl up and fall asleep with under the covers while giving them lots of kisses (my favorite!). I am so fun with all of that cute puppy energy everybody loves! As a spectacular jumper, I promise to give you a show each time you come home as I wiggle and jump with glee to see you again! Then we can curl up on the couch together for some R&R or sit in the sun together to work on our tans, but really I’ll be happy anywhere as long as I get to be with you! Contact:

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Good afternoon, everyone.  I’m Chloe, a sophisticated lady of 12 years.  I’m looking for a blanket in the grass to lie on while I indulge in tea and crumpets, or water and dog biscuits as it were. I love to be held and attended to.  I’ll happy to share my space with other dogs and cats but am a bit delicate and would prefer a home without small children. Do you have a spot in the sunshine for me?    Fill out the adoption application so we can schedule a meet and greet.  I am fixed, vaccinated and microchipped.  My adoption fee is $250.

March 26th, 2016

Bobbie-1Hi y’all! My name is Bobby and I am a 1 year old cattle dog mix coming to you all the way from Texas.  I love to boot, skoot and boogie with my doggie pals down on the farm at my foster home. My new friends have really helped me get used to the move to the big city. I love playing with them so much that I require another established doggy friend in the home with me. I am a quiet, sensitive guy who enjoys the great outdoors, including hiking and line dancing around the town. I am even quite the gentleman with cats! If you are ready to meet my handsome face and have another doggy pal I can romp and play with, go ahead and fill out an adoption application and send it to my friends at Pixie. I come to ya’ll fixed, vaccinated, microchipped and my adoption fee is $250.

March 26th, 2016

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Are you looking for a dog that is really in need of comfort and some TLC?  I’m Rhonda a very sweet 1 1/2 year old Pit mix who is sensitive. There isn’t a mean bone in my body, and I do great with other animals.  In fact, having a canine friend will really help me out of my shell and having a doggy companion is mandatory for my successful adoption.  Once I blossom in my new home I’m a fun loving, zoom around the yard, affectionate kind of girl! I love to play with my doggie friends, so a home with a backyard would be ideal. After a few rounds of fetch I know we will become great friends! Because of my breed it’s best that I go into an owned home, and since I do need extra help and patience gaining my confidence I prefer a home with older kids.  I am fixed, vaccinated and microchipped.  My adoption fee is $250 and I’m currently living in foster care.

March 25th, 2016

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Duke is a 10 year old 105lb Gordon Setter mix. He was a handsome guy, full of energy, playful, — and a lousy guard dog. He loves people, including children. Duke knows a few tricks and commands; he is quite intelligent. He is an easy walk on the leash. We farmed him out to a professional dog trainer for three months after we brought him home to corral some of his energy. Duke gets along quite well with other dogs. He thinks cats are playthings. Duke has a companion, Jett, a beautiful black female dog of unknown (to me) origin. She is about a year younger than Duke, and still has lots of energy. Jett likes people, including kids. She also is very intelligent, and responds to commands much as Duke does. One major difference with Duke: she is not cat-friendly! She has a very sweet disposition. She is a bit more free-ranging than is Duke, but she always comes back, especially when she knows I have a bit of dog bone for her. If she is off foraging somewhere when I am ready to take the dogs back home, she usually will come when called. Neither Duke nor Jett have much in the way of street sense. They just like to run. Both dogs are in good health. Duke had one major problem in 2015 in which a tumor was removed from his spleen. He has fully recovered, and has regained much of his old energy. Jett was hit by a car in that same year, but with no broken bones, she had a fast recovery and is in excellent health. Otherwise, both dogs always have been in excellent health. I want to find a caring, loving home for Duke and Jett. My first preference is a home in a rural setting where they have the opportunity to run free and without the fear of a nearby street or highway. A second choice would be to find a home for each of them, alone (and with the same need for space to run and be safe from cars). Jett is in more need, still, of being able to run off some energy, more so than is Duke. Both Duke and Jett have the capacity to touch your heart, as they have mine and my late wife. I hope you might see yourself open to take them in and give them and yourself that opportunity. If interested in these loving dogs, please contact Thomas Layne at or Cara Layne at

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