February 5th, 2021

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!

May 8th, 2021

I am the beautiful, darling little Gertrude, an 10-year-old lady looking for love! My friends call me Queenie Gertie, since I’m such a regal beast. Though I am just entering my golden years, I still have a lot of playfulness in me, and love chasing the dangling feather. I’m also a bit of a catnip junky, I must admit. Other favorite pass-times include sitting next to my foster mom on the couch for cuddles and being gently brushed, which not only is a nice bonding experience, but also helps keep my luxurious coat nice and maintained. I’m very much a people kitty and enjoy being wherever you are, either playing or lounging surrounded by a melody of toys. I’m not a super needy kitty, and would do fine with a single person who had to work out of the house, though I’d always be nearby when they were home! I will also gladly climb into your lap when I’m in the mood for a lovely little lap cuddle. I’m a very gentle kitty that is also used to a quiet and mellow home, and I’m not a huge fan of being picked up so my ideal place would probably be little-kid-free. My preference would be to only the furry pet in the home, and while I do enjoy sniffing the air when the windows are open and catching the interesting outside smells, I’m perfectly content with my cushy indoor digs. I’m a hearty kitty that doesn’t have any major medical issues, however like most senior cats I do have kidney disease and eat a special food to help maintain my health. I will need regular check-ups to monitor my kidneys and ensure I can live the longest, happiest life possible. Do you think I’m just the kitty you were looking for? I would be delighted to meet you! I hope you’ll fill out an application to meet me today! I come to you fixed, vaccinated, and micro-chipped for an adoption fee of $80.

May 5th, 2021

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. 

May 5th, 2021

I am handsome Jack! I’m a big brown tabby boy that is around 5 years old and easy to love! It took me just a little while to gain my confidence after losing the only owner I’ve known, but now that I’m settled into my foster home I am a very affectionate kitty that loves laps and will roll around on the floor, flirting with my admirers! I’m a quiet, polite guy that is very mellow and happy to entertain myself if you have work all day, and also happy to see you when you get home. I do like to conversate occasionally, and though I look a little bit like a tough-guy, I have the funniest, cutest little squeaky meow that will make you think there’s a kitten hidden in the house! It’s sure to put a smile on your face. I may be a little shy at first while I adjust to a new space, but I am great with new people now that I’m settled. A quieter adult-only space may be ideal for me, though I’m incredibly gentle and wouldn’t be an issue around children. When I’m comfortably, I actually thoroughly enjoy belly rubs! I just might take awhile to adjust to big kid energy or dogs. I’m used to the indoor lifestyle and am perfectly content to lounge around in an apartment. The fact that I’m happy indoors is ideal, since I am positive for Feline Immunodeficiency Virus, which just means that I will need to be an indoor-only cat and that I will need to have regular vet exams to ensure that I stay healthy and happy. Cats with FIV can live long and healthy lives just like other cats, and do not need regular medication or special food. For more information on FIV, check out this article from the Cornell Feline Health Center:  http://www.vet.cornell.edu/fhc/Health_Information/brochure_fiv.cfm.
Despite my FIV status, I’m currently a healthy kitty that even had a recent dental cleaning done, and I am ready for my forever home! I may be a little shy at first while I adjust, but I am great with new people now that I’m settled If you’re looking for a low-maintenance lover like me, I hope you’ll fill out an application to meet me soon! 

May 4th, 2021


Sophie (Tabby) and BB (White) are sweet sisters who have spent the first 8 years of their life with a loving family who has to move cross country and cannot bring them along. This bonded pair play, chase and groom each other daily and need to stay together through this transition into the next phase of life. They share one top loaded litter box (no mess!) and are very well behaved cats who never urinate or scratch furniture. They are spayed and are a healthy weight. They have spent most of their time indoors although love to go out on our patio supervised. They would love a yard to explore as they get more comfortable but are fine continuing being indoor kitties. They have never quite warmed up to our 4 yr old daughter so would prefer a home without small children or other pets.
Sophie is a super special cat who loves to cuddle and lay on you the moment you sit down. Instantly she purrs and curls up a ball and will stare up at you lovingly with the most beautiful bright green eyes. She tends to be more shy with new people and loud noises but warms up quickly. She has a chicken allergy so we feed both cats food/treats without that ingredient. She never scratches or has any bad behaviors and you can pick her up and hold her like a baby. Literally the sweetest cat you will ever meet!
BB is a cat with PERSONALITY! She is more like a dog and will hear your car pull up, greet you at the door with a twitching tail, follow you around the house and talk to you with all sorts of sweet vocal sounds. Very playful and still like a young kitten, she loves to chase her toys and jump and do impressive tricks. Also, very cuddly but on her own terms. BB has gorgeous blue eyes and is part Siamese. She is very curious with new people and will sometimes swat/scratch if not being pet they way she likes. Someone who has experience or patience in learning cat cues and behaviors would be good as she really will bond to her people but may take some time to do that.

For more information about adopting Sophie and BB please contact Fanina at faninapadykula@gmail.com or give me a call at 503-953-0084

May 4th, 2021

How do you do?! My name is Princess and I am a darling little 6 year old chihuahua mix weighing around 7lbs. I am very sweet, but can take some time to warm up to new people and new situations. Right now, I am looking for a foster home where I can get some rest out of the shelter while continuing to come out of my shell! I am looking for a chihuahua experienced foster in quiet adult only house set up. A yard would be preferred since I am not a huge fan of walks but would still love the opportunity to be outside on those sunny days. I don’t mind other animals, whether it be dog or cat, though prefer mellow dogs my around my size. Once I open up, I am very silly and snuggly! If you are interested in fostering me while I search for my forever home, email info@pixieproject.org

Now open to anyone who has adopted their pet–not just Pixie adopters! We’re partnering with our friends at Fetch Eyewear and Phido Photography! 🐶🐱 When you book a photo session for you and your pet with Phido, you’ll save $50 off your session and receive a FREE pair of Fetch sunglasses! 😎 We’re looking for adopters who would be willing to share their adoption stories and allow us to use a couple of the photos from your shoot on our social media! 📸 Spaces are limited–please email jessica@pixieproject.org if you’re interested! ❤️

April 30th, 2021


Roger is a super sweet 11 year old cat who wants to snuggle and sit on your lap just about all day, every day, forever. He loves to chase a feather toy, track the sunny spots across the room throughout the day, meow to tell you how much he loves you, and did I mention snuggling? He’s been with me for four years, but sadly I am moving somewhere I am unable to take him and have to find him a new home. He has food allergies, and is currently on a special food which is easy to order online. He is very talented at being a cat magician who sneaks other pets’ food when you’re not looking. He loves other dogs and cats, but exhibits territorial behavior about his litter box, and sometimes poops outside the box. In the times when he has been the only pet he has not exhibited this behavior. That, combined with his food allergies, means he will do best as an only pet. He has only ever been an indoor cat, and I am unsure if he would know how to protect himself outside. He has never shown much of an interest in going outside. I have not had him around children, but I think he would warm up in not too much time. He is just a sweet boy who never gets tired of being near you. He sleeps with me or my dog every night, sits with me on the couch whenever I sit down, and watches birds out the window. If you are looking for an affectionate companion, Roger is waiting to warm your lap! 

If you are interested in Roger, please contact Danielle at danielleholtmail@gmail.com.

April 16th, 2021
I am the beautiful Stella, soon to be the light of your life! I’m a stunning, super floofy, bold and confident lady that is around 11 years old. When I’m in the mood and feeling trusting, I LOVE my belly rubs, and will often allow you the pleasure of rubbing all my tummy fluff. Fortunately, I also enjoy being brushed a lot, which very much helps to maintain my beautiful fluffy coat. My personality, like my body size, is pretty big, and I always want to be the center of attention. I will often follow my fosters around, chatting and herding them around the house according to my schedule. Even though I’m an older lady, you wouldn’t know it — I’m very spry and adventurous and would love a home with some room to roam. My current fosters have a small apartment, and it’s a little confining for me. That being said, I’m totally used to being indoors and don’t have any need to go outside at all. I do like to climb and jump and chase dangly toys, and will gladly cuddle up in bed with you at night when it’s time for sleep. Even though I’m a bed snuggler, my large size makes it a little awkward for me to be a lap kitty. That being said, I’m all about being nearby wherever you are, and am wonderful company! I am used to being the Queen of the Castle and am not a fan of sharing my space with other animals. I’m also just tolerant of being picked up and carried a short while and generally like respect of my space when I ask for it, so an adult-only home is probably ideal for me, especially since that’s what I’m most used to. I don’t necessarily need a quiet home, however, since I’m happy to welcome new people into my space and am quite the socialite! Pixie has run blood work on me to ensure that I’m in good health and I even had a recent dental, so I’m ready for my new home! Don’t you think I’m just delightful? I hope you’ll fill out an application to meet me today! I come to you fixed, vaccinated, and micro-chipped for an adoption fee of $80.

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