The Pixie Project is a non-profit animal adoption center and rescue located in the heart of Portland, Oregon.

At Pixie, we make animal adoption and rescue a fun, family friendly, and positive experience. Our dedicated staff focuses on finding life-long matches between pet and adopter and takes a hands-on, personal approach to each and every adoption.

Pixie is committed to keeping pets healthy, happy, and in their homes for life. Our on-site clinic offers low-income and homeless pet owners access to vital veterinary care and low-cost spay/neuter surgeries, keeping pets out of shelters and saving lives.

Our philosophy at Pixie is simple and unique: find the perfect pet for each person or family. At Pixie we’re not about getting animals out the door, we’re about getting pets into lifetime homes. Sometimes the “right” pet is waiting for you, and other times you may have to search for a while before your canine or feline soul-mate arrives. We promise, it will be worth the wait!

Ready to meet your match?Visit our adoptions page to view cats and dogs ready for a new home!

February 21st, 2019

Why hello there — wanna hang? My name is Manny and I’m a big, friendly, 13-year-old giant who loves everyone I meet! I first weighed in at Pixie around 19 pounds, though we are working on reducing that number a bit. Just more of me to love, I say! And boy, am I lovable. I’m typically the first one to greet people who walk into the Pixie cattery, and I’m very, very cool around other cats and dogs. In fact, the people here even introduce doggies to me to see how they are around kitties, that’s how chill I am! I really just like any attention I can get, and that includes people big and small. I’m real good at just hanging out and watching TV, and am very tolerant of being picked up, snuggled, or having people rub my huge, freshly-shaved belly. I came to Pixie when a good Samaritan found me and worried I was stuck outside and pregnant — fortunately, it turns out I’m just a chubby guy (and neutered, at that!). I just had a few mats on my belly, so the folks here kindly shaved me down to give me a fresh start. Though I’m an older guy, Pixie has checked my blood work and it shows that I’m in really good shape — well, aside from my weight, of course! My teeth are also very healthy and I have no health concerns, medications, or special diets at this time, other than a little portion control. I’d be a great fit for almost anyone, just as long as I got lots of love! Don’t you think I’m incredibly charming? I know you need me in your life! Stop by Pixie to say hey today! I come to you fixed, vaccinated, and micro-chipped for an adoption fee of $80.

February 21st, 2019

I’m Bennie — Bennie the Bengal! I’m an absolutely stunning 10-year-old man looking for a new home and kingdom to explore. As you could expect from a man of my breed, I am very chatty and love to let you know when I’d like some attention! I’m a really social guy and very inquisitive, even at my mature age. Like a true Bengal, I’d love a larger space where I have lots of space to climb and investigate as I’m still very active and don’t show my age at all. I came to Pixie after my owner passed away and left behind myself and two other kitties. I’m very well socialized and would probably do great in a home with other cats and/or dogs, especially in a larger home and if I was given time to adjust. Though I am an active and curious guy, I also am a sweetheart and really crave human attention, often giving meows for pets when people visit Pixie. The nice folks at the shelter here have done bloodwork on me and found that I have no current health issues — they will also be providing a dental for me as part of my adoption fee, so all I need now is regular vet care like any senior would and a fabulous new home! Do you think I could be the right fit for you? I’d love to meet you! I come to you fixed, vaccinated, and micro-chipped for an adoption fee of $80.

February 19th, 2019

Hi everyone!  My names is Sarah and you might recognize me as I am usually with my brother Kibbles. We thought we loved each other, but it took us being separated to help me see that I was much better off without him. In fact, I have gotten so much more confidence and am way less shy without my brother around (And he is doing much better without me too!). I am a sweet 11 year old Chihuahua mix weighing in at around 15lbs. I can still be a tiny bit shy at first, but open up super quickly now. I am doing better about going outside on walks. But my ideal home would have a fenced yard I can mosey around in. I would love to be your shining star in the home, but would be ok with a chill mellow dog who isn’t super in my face. Since I am a bit older, I would love to retire into a home with lots of snuggles, cuddles and pets in a quirt adult only home. I am just a sweet gal blossoming into a much more confident lady who would love to have a home of her own. Will it be yours? Fill out an application today, so we can meet!  I come to you spayed, vaccinated, micro-chipped with an up to date dental and bloodwork with an adoption fee of $250. 

February 19th, 2019

Hi everyone! My name is Kibbles and I am a super sweet 12 year old Chihuahua weighing in at around 13lbs. You might remember me, as I came in with my sister Sarah. But we found out that we are actually happier apart from each other, so we are branching out and finding our separate homes. I am a bit more confident than her and love to go for daily walks. I am happy to hang out with my human pals over 12 and can be quite the snuggler, my foster says. I must have been a companion animal for someone because I love my people and enjoy being your shadow. I have been around other animals most my life, but since I was with my sister for so many years, I would really love to have someone’s attention all to myself. I am an excellent companion and am just looking for a nice lap to cuddle on after some nice outings around the block. Will that be you? Fill out an application today, so we can meet! I come to you vaccinated, micro-chipped, neutered with an up to date dental and an adoption fee of $250.

February 19th, 2019
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Greetings! My name is Salvador Dogi and can’t we all agree that my underbite is the cutest in all the land?! The name of course is taken after my favorite artist with that funny mustache (who I model my own whiskers after of course)! Going by the name Sal for short, I am a 5 year old Chihuahua mix weighing in at around 12lbs. Just like my artist counterpart, I am an eccentric fellow who is always so happy go lucky and excited to meet new people! I am an energetic lad and I would love an active household, preferably with a yard so I can run around to my heart’s desire, but I am in foster in an apartment and do just fine with my daily walks too! I do well in playgroups with my doggy friends and am quite the silly guy. I am happy to meet my human pals over 12, but no kitties in my home please! After a long day of activity, I would love to curl up on the couch with you and catch some zzz’s. Overall, I am an excitable, hilarious, and silly guy who loves to play! There is nothing surreal about it, we are just simply meant to be! So fill out an application today to set up a meet. I come to you neutered, vaccinated and micro-chipped with an adoption fee of $350.

February 17th, 2019

Always rarin’ to go, my name is Giddy Up and welcome to my rodeo! At 6 years old and 15 pounds, I am full of spunk and silly sounds. I am a mini schnauzer mix with really great hair, but that is only just a small part of my flare! I am a happy go lucky guy, who can be quite energetic and spry. Like a classic schnauzer, it comes as no shock, that not only do I like to walk, but I also like to talk! It’s mostly out of excitement and play, but an owned home is the best place for me to stay.  I can be a little forward when meeting new doggy mates, but with a confident female, the fun awaits! Since I can sometimes be a little in your face, kitties would not be best in my place. With my adult human pals, I am always down for cuddles, after we get some energy out by splashing in some puddles! After some time running around, I am finally ready to hop on the couch and settle down. I would do best in a home with a nice fenced yard, and maybe a quieter area versus a busy boulevard. Happy go lucky and funny too, I am all ready to go home with you! Fill out an application today, so we can meet and start our play. I come to you vaccinated, micro-chipped, and neutered with an adoption fee of $350. 

February 17th, 2019

How do you do? My name is Ivy and I am a 5 year old Chihuahua weighing in at just 7lbs. I am a tiny gal with a big heart that I am ready to share with my new family. I came into Pixie with a few of my siblings and we were not incredibly bonded. In fact, I seem to bond the most with my human pals over 10! They just know how to give the best cuddles. Which is my absolute favorite thing to do! Out of all of us, I am definitely the most mellow and almost have an older dog personality. Overall, I really just want to be someone’s companion! Even though I tolerate other pups, I would really want to be your shining star in the home. I do seem to be pretty polite with the office kitty, so a dog savvy cat sibling would be ok. I do enjoy my walks with the Pixie volunteers, though I would prefer maybe a quieter neighborhood versus downtown. But after all that activity, it’s back home again for a nice nap and couch snuggles. Sweet, cute, and downright delightful, I am eager to be your best friend today! So fill out an application and we can set up a meet. I come to you spayed, vaccinated, and micro-chipped with an adoption fee of $350. 

Adrian is an amazing long-time volunteer! Starting as a summer intern and continuing after his program ended, Adrian works with the Pixie dogs, cats, helps with events and is always happy to chip in with any other task that pops up around the shelter. He’ll even stop in unscheduled just to check and see if we need any help. He’s one of our most valuable volunteers and we’re lucky to have him on our team!

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    510 N.E. MLK Blvd.
    Portland, OR 97232

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