Photography by Lara Blair


Howdy y’all! I’m Cowboy Biscuit and I’m the rootinest tootinest … oh, wait – I’m a super adorable 16 pound Chihuahua/Terrier mix! I love going on walks or playing with squeaky toys, but I really love snuggling on your lap. I am blind – so I do need a little extra help finding my way sometimes. I am great with dogs and cats after we’ve had a chance to meet. I would do best in a home with older children because of my vision. I can’t wait to meet you! I am neutered, microchipped, crate trained, potty trained and current on all vaccines. My adoption fee is $250

– Grant Will Enhance Pixie’s Veterinary Assistance Program –

Portland, OR (June 16, 2014) – The Pixie Project (@ThePixieProject) announced today that they have received a $7500.00 grant from the Banfield Charitable Trust. The funds will be used to enhance The Pixie Project’s Veterinary Assistance Program.

In addition to their work as an animal adoption center, The Pixie Project provides veterinary services to Portland’s low income and homeless communities at The Scott Wainner Pixie Care Clinic.  This grant will help ensure that The Pixie Project can provide these services on a regular basis for the rest of 2014.  It will help cover the costs of surgical supplies, veterinarian technicians and the occasional veterinarian when volunteer veterinarians are not available. Services will range from emergency care, such as stitches and amputations, as well as basic veterinary care, including teeth extractions and tumor removal.  They will also provide preventative care.

“We are incredibly grateful to Banfield Charitable Trust to partner with us on this project.  Veterinary care is expensive, and very often people are asked to surrender their animal if they want it to receive care” says Amy Sacks, The Pixie Project’s Executive Director  “We believe that helping animals and keeping them in their current homes helps the already overloaded shelter system from becoming even more burdened.”

The Pixie Project offers support for local over-crowded under-funded county shelters by bringing animals into Pixie’s family friendly adoption center and matching them with forever families. Pixie also offers free and low cost veterinary services including spay and neuter surgeries for the pets of Portland homeless and low-income communities. 


About The Pixie Project:

The Pixie Project (@ThePixieProject) in Portland, Oregon is a non-profit animal adoption center and rescue. We love pets and people through personalized pet adoption and low cost veterinary assistance. For more information on the Pixie Project, visit

Media Contact: For Pixie Project: Brian Berger | | 503.701.2215

Marlo 1 Marlo 2

Good afternoon!  Marlo here and at your service! Shall I tell you a little bit about myself? I am 3 years of age and my breed is Poodle. The scales tell me I weigh 20 lbs. Hmm let’s see… What else about me? Well I’ve been having a great time here at The Pixie Project. I get to go on lots of walks, eat lots of yummy snacks, play with my friends. I make friends pretty easily. I think dogs and cats are really fun to be around. Like I said, I’m having a great time here at the Pixie Project but I’m ready to find my forever home. I’m patient but I just can’t wait to meet you! I come neutered, vaccinated and microchipped. If you’d like to meet me, fill out an application at See you soon! Adoption fee $250.

Edith 2

Just another beautiful day in the neighborhood. My name’s Edith. I’m a 3 year old, 10 lb Chihuahua mix. Right now I’m spending some time at a big dog park. It’s kinda like summer camp for pooches! I’m having a great time. I’m pretty easy going so I’ve just been relaxing and enjoying this beautiful weather. However if there are some toys around I know how to have a good time!  I love other dogs and prefer dog savvy cats. Can’t wait to come home from camp and meet you. Fill out an application at and hand it in before we meet! I come spayed, vaccinated and microchipped. Adoption fee $250. See you soon!

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