Photography by Lara Blair
June 20th, 2017

The kittens are here!!! We have oodles of cute little kittens in all patterns and colors, waiting for their new homes! Please come in and see what we have available, as it changes daily. All kittens are spayed and neutered, vaccinated and microchipped before adoption. Adoption fee is $135. Please email for more information! Shelter hours are 11-6 Tuesday-Friday, 11-4 Saturday.

June 7th, 2017

Heads up! Pixie will be CLOSED Saturday, June 10th! It’s the Rose Festival Parade, which means it’s going to be impossible to get to Pixie. Our staff will take care of everything that day while the cats enjoy the parade, and we’ll be back to normal on Tuesday!

May 16th, 2017

Pixie is in the running for Portland’s Best Nonprofit!

Vote for Pixie to win for the second year in a row!

April 15th, 2017

Chloe is quiet, cute, and oh-so soft.  Her world was turned inside out when her owner died and she lost her home.  After lots of rest and relaxation in a foster home (and time under the covers of the bed), she is doing great. She enjoys snuggling in bed in the morning and evening; one little peep “hello” is followed by purrs and kneading.  She also likes lap sitting when her foster mom is in her recliner.  Her favorite “toy” is a throat lozenge wrapped in crinkly paper–it skitters everywhere.

Chloe must have a few canine genes because she does a lot of sniffing when exploring and she comes when you call her name (sort of). She eats/drinks well and has good litter box habits.

Chloe will likely bond strongly with one special person.  She would love a home where her person is kind and gentle and patient as she adjusts to the big changes in her life.

Chloe is currently in foster so fill out an application to meet her today! She is 6 years old and comes to you spayed, micro-chipped, vaccinated (and with a recent dental already done) for an adoption fee of $100.

March 30th, 2017

presley-pic-1Life got you singing the blues? Then why don’t you add a little spunk in your life by adopting me! Hi everyone, my name is Presley and I am a 1 year old Bull Terrier/pointer mix weighing it at 36lbs. Just like the King, I am an energetic, enthusiastic gal who loves to entertain with my silly and spirited personality. I guess you could say that I am a little less conversation and a lot more action as I just love to romp around and play, with my puppy like antics. Because of my puppy bounciness, I would need to be in a owned home with no cats or kids and with an experienced owner who is familiar with the terrier way! PUPPY CLASSES ARE MANDATORY FOR MY ADOPTION! We can dive right into the basic obedience and change from hound dog to the Queen of Rock N’ Roll! I enjoy hanging out with my doggy pals as well and would do best in a home with another confident male pup that likes to romp around like I do! So what do you say? Are you lonesome tonight? Because you can’t help falling in love with me! I come to you spayed, vaccinated, and micro-chipped with an adoption fee of $300.

March 30th, 2017


Hi everyone! My name is Owen and I am a cute 6 month old Chesapeake/Pit mix weighing it at 38lbs. Not only do I have a handsome face like my actor counterpart (Owen Wilson), but I have a wonderful humor-filled personality ready to make you smile at any minute with my puppy charm! I’m very smart and already know a few of the basics like “sit”. PUPPY CLASSES ARE MANDATORY FOR MY ADOPTION! I am an active guy,  ready to jump and play and go on some hikes, exploring the Gorge! I absolutely love playing with my puppy pals, and also some toy and cuddle time with my human friends over the age of 10. Due to certain breed rental restrictions, my future adopters need to own their home. Ready to show me the world? Fill out an application, so we can meet! I come to you neutered, vaccinated, and micro-chipped with an adoption fee of $300.

March 29th, 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 into some hard times lately, but 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 especially enjoy car rides as well and my foster says I get so excited and bouncy when we are getting ready to head out! In my foster home, I am 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 and someone who can really spend lots of time with me, sharing stories of the past.  I am happy lady 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.

March 17th, 2017

Meet Cricket! Cricket is a 5 year old, snugly Yorkshire Terrier that we got from a rescue a year and a half ago. She defines lap dog! In fact, if she sees you headed in the general direction of a chair, she is one step ahead of you and already planning on jumping on your lap for the remainder of the evening. Cricket doesn’t like toys and is not very playful. She loves to be held and just wants to be in the same room as you. Rain is stressful to her so a covered patio for going potty outside would be helpful in preventing accidents. If the weather is nice, she likes short walks. Cricket knows basic commands such as “sit” lay down” “outside?” and “go potty.” She definitely knows the word “treat!” 🙂 If she goes in a room she isn’t allowed in, we say “out” and she obeys. She knows “on your bed” when we are putting her to bed at night or leaving the house during the day. She is not crate trained (makes her anxious) but she does well with dog boarding when we vacation. We trained her to sleep in the dog bed and at night and keep her closed off in our kitchen with our other dog. They sleep on a dog bed which has a pet heating pad underneath that they LOVE! Our vet actually recommended letting her sleep in our bed to help relieve her stress at night. She would not object to sleeping in your bed with you….if you allow that in your home. 😉

Why we are re-homing her:

Cricket has been misplaced one too many times. She has chronic stress and anxiety. Cricket is currently living with our family of four (we have two teenagers and another small dog). We feel she would be happier and healthier in a home where someone is home most of the day. (Work at home? Retired?) When we got her, she was living with a foster family that had small children and lots of other dogs. They told us she was “generally happy and sweet natured, she just needed to put on a few pounds.” They had placed her before we got her and it didn’t work out so she went back to the foster home. When we got home with her we quickly learned that Cricket has text book anxiety and needed lots of extra love and nutrition. She growls when scared, starts sneezing and licking her lips excessively, or scratching at herself excessively when she is scared, intimidated or nervous. After trying everything natural for anxiety in pets, we tried medication. She responded very well to the medicine but we unfortunately can’t afford to medicate her monthly. Our biggest concern with keeping her is that our family lifestyle is causing her more anxiety than she can handle. If interested in her adoption, please contact Ali at 503-853-4473 or! We are asking a $200 adoption fee.

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