July 11th, 2022

With the dramatic reduction in services provided by the county shelter, we’re stretched thinner than ever at Pixie. We really appreciate your patience–it’s taking a little extra time to respond to every call and email. On top of our normal rescue, adoption, and clinic programs, we’re managing dozens of calls and emails every day from owners in crisis who are being turned away from other shelters and neighbors who are trying to help abandoned cats that are no longer accepted at the county facility.

We’re working to find long-term solutions to help expand our safety net, but right now, things are tough. Our staff is trying hard to reach everyone as quickly as we can, but we’re also dealing with the financial realities of fixing, vaccinating, and caring for cats who would normally be cared for at the county shelter.

If you’re able to help, consider making a donationPixie does not receive any government funding–we rely on donations to provide these essential services. 

Pixie is currently operating by appointment only with an approved application. (Learn about our adoption process and find our applications here.) Staff will be available by email (info@pixieproject.org), phone (503-542-3432), and will be checking voicemail during normal shelter hours. 

Urgent cases and request for aid are our first priority—we appreciate your patience with non-emergency emails. Due to a number of unprecedented crises and a reduction in county services for stray and abandoned, we’re seeing more emergencies every day than we ever have before. Please allow up to 5-7 business days to respond to adoption applications. This is not our norm but our current reality.

DOG fosters:  with some of our foster families headed back to work and school, we’re looking for a few more people to add to our Foster Roster! We may not have the right dog for you immediately, but we want to make sure we have some extra homes available when we have dogs who need them! Fill out the foster application or email with any questions!

If you are interested in fostering CATS (especially adult cats!) fill out an application or email us for more info. 

Adoptions and intake will continue to take place, but all appointments must be scheduled in advance after filling out an adoption applicationthe shelter will not be open to the general public.

If you have filled out an application for a cat, dog, or kitten, please do not call to check in unless you haven’t heard from us in 5-7 days! We’re processing applications as quickly as we can, but with the higher volume of applications and phone calls about those applications, it’s taking a little longer to get back to everyone! We have office staff at the shelter Tues-Sat and we’re dealing with an unprecedented number of urgent and emergency cases due to a reduction of services at the county shelter. We’ll get back to everyone, but we’re a small shelter and we’re stretched further than we’ve ever been before. 

If you have Donations to Drop-off: Donations are accepted Tuesday – Friday 11-6 and Saturday 11-4. Please ring the doorbell and we will meet you at the door to bring the donations inside. Before dropping off, please check out the list of items we’re able to accept:  https://www.pixieproject.org/category/wishlist/ You do not need an appointment to drop off donations during those hours!

If an adoptable animal has pending in the title of their listing, it means they have a meet with a potential adopter lined up. Understandably, these are taking longer to arrange. If you are interested in meeting an animal, please email us your completed application and we will update you if that animal becomes available.

Thank You!
-The Pixie Project Staff

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!

May 28th, 2024


Kira is a gorgeous blue-eyed 10-year-old female purebred Japanese Bobtail; in fact, she’s a rare tricolored Bobtail (known as a Mi-Ke). Bobtail cats are considered to be a lucky breed, and to own one promises prosperity and happiness. She is in the pink of health, spayed, microchipped, and fully

Despite her stunning appearance, Kira exudes humility and gentleness. Unperturbed by our Schnauzer, she would likely thrive in a household with dogs or other cats. While initially reserved, she gradually warms up to people, occasionally gracing laps on chilly evenings. She is fascinated by things on strings, and despite being no youngster she will be happy to play “fishing rod” with you.

Kira has always been 100% indoors, and would not do well outside. She has been wearing claw caps for most of her life and is completely comfortable with having them applied. However, her love for food knows no bounds, necessitating measured portions and exclusive access to her own meals to prevent overindulgence.

If you’re interested in welcoming Kira into your home and potentially inviting the luck and affection she brings, reach out to Bob at 503-781-1473 for more information.

May 28th, 2024


Get ready for a fun and gentle day with Bane! Being with Bane is like being with a gentle giant. He loves all animals and creatures of all ages. He gets along with cats, puppies and children. Because he is 70lbs, we ask that he live in a home with children over 15, as he loves to put his weight on you to show you he wants affection.  He knows a lot of words and even understands complete sentences! 

Come meet Bane for yourself and he will win your heart in less than 5 minutes. He loves to be around people and go on any adventures you would like to take him on.

Finances have been tight in his foster home, so we haven’t been able to get neutered yet. His foster mom will charge a deposit of $250, and once you get him neutered it will be returned to you.
Email Shanice anytime to meet your forever friend! Shanice G. Shaniceagay7@yahoo.com

May 23rd, 2024

Lady is a 3 year old, female, gray tabby. She’s a total sweetheart, and challenging to photograph because she’d rather nuzzle up to you and your camera than pose for the purrfect shot!

Lady does well living communally with other cats, and could likely live in a home with respectful kiddos and doggos as well. If you think this is the Lady to your Tramp, fill out our cat adoption application today! She’ll come home with you spayed, microchipped, and vaccinated for an adoption fee of $120.

May 23rd, 2024

We think any day would instantly get better with a Doris in it. Doris is a real doll and we can’t wait for you to be starstruck by this dazzling cat. She had a bit of a rough start before making her way to Pixie Project but now that things are looking good, she’s confident that everything is coming up roses now. She is domestic short hair tabby and under a year old. She would love to start her new life with someone who can care for her and in return she will be there for you, rain or shine. 

If Doris sounds like someone you would cast in your biopic please fill out our Online Cat Application today! She would come home with you spayed, vaccinated, and microchipped for an adoption fee of $120.

May 23rd, 2024

Even if you never learned to play an instrument, this is something anyone can pick up right away! Oboe is full of energy and curiosity and loves to play and romp! She’s also fond of snuggling in close and perching on an open shoulder. She is domestic short hair tortie and is just about 6 months old. She is currently residing in our communal cat room and seems to enjoy the company of her feline companions. 

If you are ready to excel at the Oboe please fill out our Online Cat Application today! She would come home with you spayed, vaccinated, and microchipped for an adoption fee of $120.

May 22nd, 2024

Skedaddle is a 1 year old, male, domestic shorthair. His mostly white coat with brown, tabby-like markings is undeniably stunning. He is a friendly guy, he’ll hop up to greet new visitors and share a rub against your legs, but he’ll also explore his surroundings on his own.

We think that Skedaddle could live with other felines, as well as respectful dogs and human children. If you’d like to meet Skedaddle, fill out our cat adoption application today! He will join your family neutered, microchipped, and vaccinated for an adoption fee of $120.

May 22nd, 2024

Wherever you go, Margeaux would like to go too! She is a precious little lady looking to make fast friends with a new fam! She is a domestic short hair female around 4 years old. She leans a little oh the shyer side but loves visits from staff and getting her pets in. We are unsure about other feline or canine companions but we think she would prefer a home on the slightly quieter side, she’s no party girl. 

If Margeaux sounds like a go for you, then fill out our cat adoption application today! She will join your family spayed, microchipped, and vaccinated for an adoption fee of $100.

May 21st, 2024

Meet Mando – a playful and energetic 1.5 year-old male Siberian Husky , who weights in at a sleek 51 pounds. If you are looking for an active play buddy, look no further! Mando really loves to play, and will even drop his tennis ball back directly in your hands to ensure that playtime is fully maximized. And at the end of the day you’ll find that he’s as skilled a cuddler as they come. His shelter friends describe him as perfect, angelic, and hyper, but you really ought to meet Mando yourself to decide!

Because Mando gets excited and is no small guy, kiddos should be out of the toddler phase. As for felines, they make him a little excited too, but we think he could cohabitate with dog-savvy cats. Mando will also need to go to a house that has a fenced yard, and because he is under 2 years old, positive reinforcement puppy classes are required.

If Mando sounds like your guy, send a Dog Adoption Application our way to come meet this spirited guy. He will join your crew neutered, vaccinated, and microchipped for an adoption fee of $550

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

    Phone: (503) 542-3432
    Fax: (503) 542-3437

    Tuesday-Friday 11:00 - 6:00
    Saturday 11:00 to 4:00