August 27th, 2020

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August 17th, 2020

Pixie is currently operating by appointment. Staff will be available by email (info@pixieproject.org), 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—the 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:  https://www.pixieproject.org/category/wishlist/

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!





November 25th, 2020

–THIS IS A COURTESY POSTING; THIS CAT IS NOT BEING HOMED THROUGH THE PIXIE PROJECT. FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT ELIZA, PLEASE CONTACT BILL AT THE PHONE/EMAIL BELOW FOR MORE INFO–

Purr! Purr!  I’m Eliza.  I am a sweet, fearless, frisky kitty that likes to run around, climb on things, play with my toys, and cuddle. Lots of cuddling! I am a tiny calico female that is about 3 years old. My current parents took me in because I couldn’t stay at my last home, so I’ve had a lot of transition in my life. I would love to find my fur-ever home! I have some tummy issues. I eat a special diet that keeps it almost perfectly in check. Because of my IBS I need to find a single kitty home, or if my new parents would be willing to feed their other animals my special diet I’m sure I would do just fine! I get along pretty well with my doggy sister and we have been known to cuddle together sometimes. I’d do just fine in a home with dogs.

I am a very loving cat! I love cuddling in your lap and letting you pet my head and sometimes even my belly! I love the feather on a string and I will run around like crazy when that gets brought out. I love talking when I walk around. I make a super cute purr purr sound when I walk. I’ll always let you know when I enter the room and my parents think it is so cute! They tell me it sort of sounds like a pigeon. I am a super happy kitty, and I love my current home, but my parents have their hands full and feel that I would be better suited in a new home. Please come meet me and I’m sure you will love me! I am excited to explore my new fur-ever home with my new favorite humans.   

If you are interested in meeting me, please contact my parents at mttaborturtle22@gmail.com or 971-267-3663.






November 20th, 2020

Due to the up-tick in adoption interest and high volume of intake requests, we are not always able to post our available cats. We are still taking cats in and reaching out to potential adopters who have submitted applications as they become available. Our application gives adopters the opportunity to let our adoption staff know what you’re looking for, and we’re happy to help you find your perfect match! If you are interested in adopting a cat (or kittens), we encourage you to fill out our general adoption application and email it to info@pixieproject.org. As soon as we receive it, our adoption staff will get back to you within 1-2 business days to make suggestions and set up a meet-and-greet appointment at that time. 






November 19th, 2020

Who is that adorable doggo with the cute permanent puppy face? Well that handsome gent is me, Blaze! And believe it or not, at 33lbs, I am actually closer to 2 years old though my looks and personality remind most of a young puppy. I am a pretty energetic lad who LOVES being around my other dogs friends. I could play with them for hours! I am still learning when to take breaks, so I might be too annoying for older dogs. So a confident dog friend who likes to play but can also teach me some manners would be ideal and needed in my home! When I first arrived at Pixie from Texas, the hustle and the bustle of inner city living was just so overwhelming and I wasn’t a fan of going outside. Thus, a house in a quieter low traffic neighborhood or suburb can help me gradually practice my leash skills and just be more comfortable for me overall. Having another dog as the leader, really helps me open up since I can be a sensitive guy at first, so being able to watch them confidently roll down the street may help me come out of my shell as well!  Being a Beagle mix, I do love those tasty treats, which will help with my basic training. TRAINING CLASSES/LESSONS ARE REQUIRED FOR MY ADOPTION! I am pretty quick to open up to my human friends over 12 and am instantly a bouncy ball of energy ready to play. Cute, sensitive, and silly, I am eager to find my family and starting playing with my new doggy sibling today! Fill out an application to set up a meet. I come to you neutered, vaccinated, and microchipped with an adoption fee of $350. 






November 16th, 2020

Hi! Hello! I am the lovely, lively and loony Lulu! An adorable house hippo weighing in at 67lbs. Ok, so I am not an actual hippo I suppose. Technically more of a 5 year old pit/Hound mix if you ask the experts. But I am a snuggly pitopotamus for sure! I am a silly gal who tends to match the energy of the room. So if it is really loud and energetic, I tend to get really overstimulated and kind of bounce off the walls, and am a bit mouthy and jumpy. But in a quiet and calm environment, I am very easy going, relaxed, and overall just feel much much better! So a quiet house in a low traffic area is definitely what I am looking for. I am very social and happy to meet new doggy and people friends. Since I sometimes tend to get over excited, I would do best in a home with older kiddos over 14. And if there is an another dog sibling around my size, that’s just fine. As long as they are chill and can help teach me how to take breaks during playtime. No kitties in my home please! My fosters say I really enjoy my daily walks and loving being with my people. I can be a little bit of a velcro dog in the beginning, but am very food motivated which helps with training and once I get all settled, I am a bit more independent. But who doesn’t love belly rubs?! Am I right? Quirky and cute, I am a sweet companion who would love to be with you! Fill out an application today, so we can set up a meet. I come to you vaccinated, micro-chipped, and spayed with an adoption fee of $350. 






November 16th, 2020

Oh hi! My name is Rufus though they call me Rufus the Goofus because I am just a silly and lovable gent! At 10 years young and 55lbs, I am still a very playful Lab/Cattledog mix with a love of pets and an extreme love of food and tasty treats!! I am a happy guy eager to meet my human pals and other doggies too. In the home, I would prefer to live with kiddos over 15 and because I am little too interested in kitties, no cats in my home please! Though I am still quite spunky, I do have some old man hips and with the help of some pain meds, I have been feeling great. But I would probably have a hard time in a home with a lot of stairs, so a place with easy access to outside would be better for me. And though I would still probably try and go on 5 mile hike, short walks would be more ideal. I do still enjoy playing with my toys, with my favorite being two ball fetch!  I am still working on the “drop it” part, but with me being pretty food motivated, I will be easy to train! And forget what they say about not being to teach an old dogs new tricks. It’s a total lie and with your help, I can show you all that an old dog can actually do! I am an easy going chap who is very friendly and always down for some hang time with my favorite peeps! So let’s get to chillaxing and relaxing together today. Fill out an application so we can set up a meet. I come to you vaccinated, microchipped, and neutered with an adoption fee of $350. 






November 15th, 2020

Smokin hot, this handsome pup is the best Brisket in town. Howdy! You heard right…the name is Brisket and as you can guess, I hail from the South-Texas to be exact. At 2 years old, I am a spunky energetic cattledog mix weighing in around 40 lbs. At first I was pretty mellow, but after settling in I became much more of a puppy than originally thought! So I am going to need some of the basics for sure and lots of commitment and stability, but I am very food motivated which helps with my training. Though I am quite boisterous, I am also a sensitive guy with some initial stranger danger, and it can take a little to warm up to new people, especially men. This just results in me being a bit barky, but with the help of some tasty treats, I will eventually warm up. This makes activities such as hikes, dog parks, going on trips, hanging out at the nature park very overwhelming for me since there are a lot of new people we may run into. In fact, I am in a foster home with a big fenced property that I run around all day with the other dogs and that really seems to be more my speed. Thus, I am looking for a dog experienced adult only owned home in a quieter low foot traffic neighborhood or even rural environment would be ok too. I really love to romp with my doggy pals and am currently in a foster home with a few. It is super fun and I really need to have another doggy friend in my home to help boost my confidence! No kitties in my home please. As you can see, I am a playful gent with a love of squeaker toys. Look how much they make me smile! Though I have lots of learning still, I am so worth the extra effort as we snuggle the night away on the couch. So grab the corn and the salads, but don’t forget the best part of every BBQ is the Brisket! Fill out an application today and we can set up a meet. I come you neutered, vaccinated, and micro-chipped with an adoption fee of $350. 






With my frosty face, I am a total treat. I’m the sweetest Dunkaroo you will ever meet! My name is Duncan and at 14 years old, I am ready to settle down, retire, and live out my days with lots of cuddles and treats. I am just the friendliest gent ready to greet all my new human and doggy pals with lots of kisses! At my fosters, I enjoy toiling around the yard and seem to be much happier with another dog friend around. Not necessarily to play, but just be my companion! What can I say, I just like to be surrounded by all my friends. I have met the office kitty at Pixie and I was pretty interested in saying hi. So I could maybe live with a super confident and dog savvy cat. I am still quite spunky and overall am just a happy camper down to do whatever together! I would do best in a house without a lot of stairs and easy access to outside. Since I am a mellow guy looking forward to spending our days together, I would do best with a family who wasn’t gone long work hours and can shower me with lots of attention! Fill out an application today to set up a meet. Pixie has provided a lot of medical work to get me feeling good and so I am neutered, microchipped, up to date on vaccines with recent bloodwork and an adoption fee of $150. 






November 13th, 2020

Oh hello! It is nice to meet you! My name is Zuri and I am a cutie 4 year old Rottweiler mix weighing in at 58lbs. As you can tell in my pictures, I am very soft doggy who enjoys the company of other dog friends. In fact, I am a little bit of a follower myself, so having another confident dog in the home to take the lead would help me come out of my shell a bit faster. You see, they think that someone back in my past wasn’t very nice to me and so I am a little bit reserved and sensitive with new people and new situations. But if you just let me come up to you first and snag some of those tasty hotdogs, I quickly open up. Then you can see what a happy and bouncy pup I really am! When I was at Pixie, the bustling traffic outside was very scary to me and I didn’t really enjoy my walks. But when I got into my foster home with lots of space, I instantly felt more comfortable! So a house in a quieter area would be ideal. I’m not a type of doggy who would like to do lots of new things or go to a bunch of new places, but might be able to do a lesser known not so crowded hiking trail. Especially with a doggy sibling who can lead the way! Running around in the backyard is ideal too. I don’t seem to have any prey drive and could do a home with a dog savvy cat. I do open up to my human friends over 12 and really enjoy playing fetch! I am just a sweet gal looking for a patient and mellow home with a family who can give me lots of love, which is something I don’t think I have really had much of in the past. Fill out an application today to set up a meet! I come to you vaccinated, spayed, and micro-chipped with an adoption fee of $350. 






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    Portland, OR 97232

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