Photography by Lara Blair

– $10,000 Grant Will Enhance Pixie’s Veterinary Assistance Program –
BCT Logo Vertical for webPortland, OR (June 26, 2015) – The Pixie Project announced today that they received a $10,000 grant from the Banfield Charitable Trust. The funds from this grant will be used to enhance the Pixie Project’s Veterinary Assistance Program.

In addition to their work as an animal rescue and adoption center, the Pixie Project provides affordable veterinary services to Portland’s low-income and homeless residents at the Scott Wainner Pixie Care Clinic. This grant will help to ensure that the Pixie Project can continue to provide these services to those who need them most. Grant funding will help to cover to cost of veterinarians and veterinary technicians, the cost of surgical supplies, and medications.

This is the second year that Pixie has been awarded a grant from the Banfield Charitable Trust. In 2014, the Pixie Project was awarded a $7,500 grant from the Trust for veterinary services, allowing Pixie to treat a wide variety of pets for low-income clients, including mass removals, amputations, dental cleanings and extractions, and other surgeries. This year’s grant will allow Pixie to continue to expand the number of pets that we can assist in our clinic.

“We are incredibly grateful for the continued support of the Banfield Charitable Trust. Last year we were able to do amazing work with the Trust’s help, and we know this year’s grant will make an even bigger impact in the lives of Portland pets,” says Amy Sacks, the Pixie Project’s Executive Director. “At Pixie, we want to do everything we can to keep animals in their homes with their dedicated owners. By performing these surgeries, we’re helping people keep their pets with them rather than surrendering them to an over-crowded shelter.”

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 low-cost veterinary services including spay and neuter surgeries for the pets of Portland homeless and low-income residents.

June 25th, 2015

Bessie 1

That brindle beaut above is me, Bessie!  I’m one delightful darlin’ of a girl who is not only perfectly well mannered but a Certified Cuddling Companion (CCC) to boot!  As a CCC I not only cuddle superbly with people over 10 (the real little ones are a bit too wiggly for me to cuddle with) but with dog buddies too.   I’d probably cuddles cats too, but I haven’t found one to oblige.

Now I know that already sounds too good to be true, but get this, I also love car rides, canoeing,  and camp outs.  That’s right!  You can have a perfect cuddle buddy for all of your summer adventures!  At about 8 lbs I fit perfectly beside you in a sleeping bag, and at the just-right age of 5 I have plenty of energy for hikes while also being fully potty trained (unlike some of those pesky puppies I’ve been seeing around!).    So do I sound like just the match for you?  Fill out the adoption application and we can schedule a meet and greet.  I am fixed, vaccinated and microchipped.  My adoption fee is $250 and I am currently living in foster care.

June 25th, 2015

Lilly lab 2 Lilly lab 3


Hi my name is Lily and I’m a sweet, well-mannered, low maintenance lab looking for a  loving home. I’m 10 years old, so I’m over that whole needing hours of exercise a day stuff, and happily enjoy daily 15 minute strolls :) It makes me most happy keeping people company while I lay around the house. The best part is, there is no need to dog proof you house because I’m a very well-mannered lady: I don’t jump, get on any furniture (including the bed), or chew on anything! I mean come on, I’m barely a dog! More like a big stuffed animal with precious little eyes.

I only have two small requests:
1. Given that I live to love,  I’d really like to have my owners around the house for at least a couple hours a day just to keep them company.
2. I’ve never lived with other dogs or cats, so I don’t really know how to do that, and I’d probably prefer not to :) My owners would get my undivided attention!
If I sound like the right furry companion for you, please contact my oh-so loving, caring, and exhausted (she she splits her time between all her dogs) foster mommy, Kat at

June 24th, 2015

Sonata 4

Sing me a song won’t you? I am always humming a tune. My name’s Sonata and I am a 4 year old Chihuahua mix with a heart of gold.  I am soft spoken and sensitive, but once we have shared some treats together we will be best friends!  I am a loyal lover who enjoys lap time, nap time, and run-around-with-a-squeaky-toy time!  I did come to Pixie Project with two tiny puppies who are all grown up and in their new homes now.  I was a great mommy, but now I’m ready for someone to take care of me!  As long as I am introduced positively I will get along with anyone, and while I may never be a dog park dog I’m sure to love another sweet dog in your home.  Do I sound like the gentle soul you have been searching for?  Fill out an adoption application so we can schedule a meet and greet.  I am fixed, vaccinated and microchipped.  My adoption fee is $250.

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