August 23rd, 2021

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

With staff working from home, please utilize email as much as possible.

Urgent cases and request for aid are our first priority—we appreciate your patience with non-emergency emails.

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 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. If you have questions about what we can and cannot accept, learn more here:

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!

September 21st, 2021

Hey friends! My name is Puma and I am a dashing grey tabby gent who is about 9 years old. Just as my name implies, I am a sleek energetic and fun guy with a love of the outdoors. That being said my ideal home would have access to the outside where I can roam and sniff, and then come back in a little later for pets and brushing. Curious and friendly around new people, I always enjoy attention, kneading and purring to let you know I am content. During my playful times, I can be a little feisty and while my fosters don’t mind it, it would be best if I was in an adult only home who would be ok with my playful antics. I really love having all the attention to myself and so I would prefer to be the only pet. I am very food motivated, especially if someone making a sandwich and some deli turkey is out and about. That is my favorite tasty treat to swipe! Handsome and sweet, I am ready to peacefully retire with someone I can keep company and who wants their very own mini-Puma. Is that you? Fill out an application today to set up a meet. I am vaccinated, micro-chipped, and neutered with an adoption fee of $100. 

September 20th, 2021

Oh boy! Oh boy! I am so excited to meet you! Do you want to play? My name is Keyshka and I am ready to join you on your next big adventure! I am a mix of all sorts of breeds, but it was said I am a Pomsky (Pomeranian/husky) with the personality of a spitz. At 7 years old and 35 lbs , I am still quite spry and have a ton of energy! I tend to get overstimulated in busy environments, so I am looking for more of a rural home or a house in a quiet area without shared walls with neighbors since I am very talkative. Quirky and full of personality, I need a companion who really has experience with my breed type. I am a very social and happy gal who is eager to meet new people. Since it is easy for me to get over excited, I would do best living in an adult only home. Playful and spunky, I am great with my dog pals and have experience living in a multipup household. In fact, they can really help run some of this energy out more than a walk. Plus, I am not used to harnesses or leashes, so I will need some training in that department if you do want to take me for a run. I am sure I will catch on quickly though as I am a smart lady with a love of food, which makes for easy training! No kitties in my home please. After running around playing with my favorite squeaky toys, I do enjoy some downtime cuddles on the couch. Unique, sassy and downright hilarious, I am ready to entertain my new family today! Fill out an application to set up a meet. I come to you vaccinated, micro-chipped, and spayed with an up to date dental and an adoption fee of $350. 

September 20th, 2021

“Thank you for being a friend.” Cue the Golden Girls theme song for this lovely lady. My name is Helen and I am a sweet 10 year old Hound mix weighing around 60lbs. You might remember me being with my sister Ethel. Well it turns out she was a bit of a bully to me, so we had a trial separation apart. Turns out we blossom a lot better individually and are much happier, so we weren’t as bonded as they initially thought. Being very affectionate, I am all about the attention, pets and snuggles too. My ideal day would consist of a brisk walk in the morning, followed by a delicious breakfast, and then some couch time to watch our afternoon soaps. Followed by some sunbathing in the yard, and nice evening walk, and more comfy couch time while we watch some Turner Classic Movies. With my dog pals, I do best with mellow pups like myself. No kitties in our home please! Happy go lucky and always smiling, I am a resilient lady with a heart of gold. Because we are hounds, we sometimes like to talk, so apartment living isn’t for us, and a home without shared walls with neighbors is ideal. Silly and delightful, my heart is true. Will you be my pal and confidant? Fill out an application today to set up a meet. I come to you vaccinated. microchipped, and spayed with recent dental and bloodwork for a total adoption fee of $350. Interested in fostering me while we look for my forever home? Email for more details. 

September 20th, 2021

Ahhhyahhhayaaaa!! Xena Warrior Princess here and I am a gorgeous 3-4 year old tabby lady ready to save the day. Feeling sad? Let me kick those bad feelings away! Feeling tired? Let me cuddle on your lap and as we rest together. Need some energy? Get out the feather wand and let’s exercise together! Whatever you need, I am happy to be along for the ride. Active and talkative, I am a silly kitty who acts a bit like a kitten herself. Being an adventurous warrior ready to protect those dearest to me, I enjoy the indoor/outdoor life, so an apartment lifestyle is just not for me. I not a huge fan of other kitties and prefer to have all the attention to myself. I seem to do ok with dogs pass by me in the lobby at Pixie, so a chill cat savvy pup in the home would be ok. I am very friendly and chatty, and would enjoy living in a home with older kiddos over 12. When I am not meowing for some pets, you can find me snoozing in a sun beam or batting around a toy. Overall, I am a sweetie who is ready to find my forever home today! Fill out an application today, to set up a meet! I come to you vaccinated, microchipped and spayed with an adoption fee of $350. 

September 19th, 2021


Two “brothers” in search of a new home.

Winston is a 9 year old Grey Tabby. He’s friendly to all. It doesn’t matter if you are a cat, dog, or human he does not discriminate. Winston will play aloof and then magically appear on your lap. He’s a purr-factory. If purrs were a commodity we’d be in business. Winston loves to sleep at the foot of the bed. Chill on the couch. But, his favorite thing is snuggling Doug.

Doug is an 8 year old Bengal Tabby mix. Doug plays hard to get. But, after a proper amount of observation he will snuggle you with head butts and nuzzles. Doug likes to use his voice. Not in an annoying all the time sort of way. He’ll just let you know when he’s hungry. Doug has a past medical issue which needs to be addressed. He has not had any problems since age 2. But, he has to be fed wet food for the rest of his life to keep his kidneys and urethra in order. It doesn’t have to be fancy wet food either! Just wet. He needs proper hydration because he has had crystals in his urethra. 

We need to say goodbye to our beloved cats because of the classic tale of a new baby. I didn’t know I would suffer from PPA (Postpartum Anxiety). I worry about them smothering the baby by accident. I worry about occasional tracked litter being picked up and eaten by the baby. Our cats have been exiled to only a portion of our family home for the last six months. They deserve better. They deserve free reign. They deserve cuddles and strokes. And, we can not provide that for them anymore on a regular basis.

Both cats are microchipped, neutered, and vaccinated. 

Both cats will be professionally groomed and furminated before re-homed. 


They come as a pair. 

They have to stay indoor cats. 

They have to be fed wet food.

Please call or email if you are interested in adding Winston and Doug to your family.

Talena VanSword


September 19th, 2021


Meet Ginny! Ginny is a 5-year-old little lady who likes to spend her days eating, sleeping, cuddling and talking. She is clearly very loving and affectionate and would be perfectly content spending an entire day on a vacant lap. She is indoor only and has no health conditions and is spayed. She does not scratch or bite. Ginny is a great cat and her only fault is that she has too much love to give. She likely has separation anxiety, and would flourish in a home with another cat or dog to keep her company. Ginny would also do well in a home with a young child or older adult who can give her the attention she demands. She would not do well in a home with an owner who is gone all the time or who works long hours. Ginny is a hefty lady and only likes to eat Friskies Seafood Delights, so buying her food will be very easy and you will be filling up her food bowl often. She has an orange heart on her head… perfect because she is so loving. Please note that she is very vocal! Please consider this before reaching out to Bianca at

September 19th, 2021


Hi there! Our owner passed away and so we’re looking for a new home.

This is Monty, people say I’m probably about 7 but nobody knows for sure – I came through the humane society’s second chance program and my story is a mystery. I’m not really very mysterious though, I’m a friendly guy and my owner said I’m not afraid of much at all! My mom liked to call me Montezuma or Monty go zoom zoom, because I love to run around. I do have a sensitive stomach (IBD) but have done well on the right diet and if I don’t sneak any human food. I also had to have a lot of dental work a few years ago and am missing some teeth but eat wet or dry food with no issues. My vet says it’s looking okay in there right now.

When I came to live here, I met my best friend Bacon. He isn’t so bright, so I try to at least keep him looking good with regular grooming. Even though he’s older (13), Bacon is a great playmate and down for a good wrestling match. Like I mentioned, he’s not very bright. He sometimes chases his own tail, but maybe that will save you money on cat toys! He can be a bit of a scaredy cat, and doesn’t like meeting new people like I do. Just give him some time and soon you’ll never have an empty lap! We both like snuggles. Bacon is quite affectionate and I’m more of a typical cat who will let you know when I’m done. We love to curl up together in the sunbeams or next to the fireplace. Check out how cute we are!

We would do best in a home without small children or dogs.

Indoor-only, neutered, and microchipped.

Vet records available.

Bacon is due for a vet exam. Monty last seen March 2021.

Beautiful driftwood cat tree, litterbox, and other supplies available.

Email to meet these sweet boys!

September 15th, 2021

Maria, Maria! That’s my name, and playing is my game! I am a 1-2 year old Chihuahua Mix weighing just 10lbs. With long legs and stealth, I am fast and energetic gal who is always ready for an adventure. My favorite thing is hanging out with my small dog pals here at Pixie! Even though I am extremely puppy like in my play, I am very respectful if my dog friend needs a break. Kitties though, that is another story. They scare me and I want nothing to do with them, so no cats in my home please. I would do best in a house setup without shared walls with neighbors since I can sometime be a bit of a talker, especially when I am really excited! I do great on my daily walks, though I would prefer a lower traffic area versus downtown. As far as my training, I am a pretty fast learner and very food motivated. I am still learning all the basics and A TRAINING CLASS OR LESSON IS MANDATORY FOR MY ADOPTION.  Full of pep and personality, I am always excited to meet my human pals over 12. After a long day of activity and playing fetch, I am always ready to curl in your lap for cuddle time. Silly and sweet, I am ready to play with my new family today! Fill out an application to set up a meet! I come to you spayed, vaccinated, and microchipped with an adoption fee of $350.

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