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!

February 22nd, 2024

Waverly is a lovely 7 year old female. It can take her a bit of time to warm up, but she has a calm demeanor and would be more than content sitting next to you on the couch before upgrading to lap cat.

We think that Waverly would prefer to be the lone animal in your home. Though she is living with other cats successfully here at the shelter, she has let it be known that children, dogs, and certain cats are not her favorite roommates long-term. If you think Waverly is a good match for your home fill out our Cat Adoption Application today! She’ll come to you spayed, vaccinated, and microchipped for an adoption fee of $100.

February 22nd, 2024

This gentle and grizzled guy is Glen – a 12 year-old male, with a short grey coat. Glen is grateful for guys + gals to share their laps, and give lots of love. Glen finds glee is gossiping, gobbling up snacks, and giant beds. He seems gladly gregarious with anyone, we think Glen could get along with calm cats or cat-savvy children, but he says no pups please! 

If you have a lap to give, Glen would gratefully groove into your life. If you’d like to greet Glen, send a Cat Adoption Application our way! He’ll join your gaggle microchipped, vaccinated, and neutered for an adoption fee of $80

February 22nd, 2024

Not to be confused with the cat eating alien Alf, this Alf has shown zero signs of wanting to snack on kitties and only wants to befriend them. Alf is a domestic short hair male around 2 years old and has gotten along fine with other kitties while here in our care. He is very sweet and gentle but still enjoys playing with a wand toy or laser pointer. 

He will come to you neutered, microchipped, and vaccinated for an adoption fee of $100. If you would like to meet him please fill out an application to set up a meet and greet.

February 22nd, 2024

Look deep into my big beautiful eyes and tell me you don’t want to adopt me… I knew you couldn’t do it!

Meet Binns, an 8 month old, male tabby with personality to spare. He is always the first one to come up and say hello when you enter his room, and loves to cuddle, play, and talk about it with you.

We think that Binns could do well in a variety of homes. He gets on well with other cats, and we think he’d do well with kids and dogs too! If you think adopting Binns would be a win, fill out our Cat Adoption Application today! He’ll come to you neutered, vaccinated, and microchipped for an adoption fee of $135.

February 22nd, 2024

This little lady is a quality catch!

Mackerel is a striking, 1 year old female. She is a bit on the shyer side, but is quick to warm up to pets and supper time.

We think that she would do well in a home without too much commotion, where she can roam without fear. She could likely co-exist with other cats and maybe even dogs, but hasn’t indicated to us that she’s particularly interested in either. If this offer doesn’t seem too fishy, fill out our Cat Adoption Application today! She would come to you spayed, vaccinated, and microchipped for an adoption fee of $100.

February 22nd, 2024

Very good girl alert!

Loopy is a 4 year old female that loves roaming around the office, reviewing files, and plopping down for belly rubs. She is on the larger side, and could use a family that can help her to maintain a healthy weight.

Loopy is a super chill gal, and we think she could fit right in to a variety of family make-ups, dogs, kids, and cats included. If you’re groovy for Loopy, fill out our Cat Adoption Application today! She would come to you spayed, vaccinated, and microchipped for an adoption fee of $100.

February 22nd, 2024

Oh boy, what a gem this guy is! Jenky is a male domestic short hair under a year old and just such a doll. While he is a little slow to warm to new people, once you are in his good graces you will have a lovely new companion. Jenky has lived with other cats previously and would likely do well in a home with children 10 and up. 

If you would like to meet this sweet pea please fill out our Cat Adoption Application today! He’ll come to you neutered, vaccinated, and microchipped for an adoption fee of $100.

February 22nd, 2024

Just hum a merry tune and whistle while you work! This dashing gentleman may look like he’s from a Disney fairytale but he is all too real and ready to be adopted here at Pixie Project! Whistle is a male domestic shorthair just under a year old and he has lived with other kitties previously.

If you would like to meet this lil prince please fill out our Cat Adoption Application today! He’ll come to you neutered, vaccinated, and microchipped for an adoption fee of $100.

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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