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!

July 21st, 2021

The kittens are here! We still have oodles of cute little kittens waiting for their new homes! They are all sweet, cuddly, playful and looking for love! Please fill out an application to find out what we have available, as it changes daily. All kittens are spayed and neutered, vaccinated and micro-chipped before adoption. Kittens 16 weeks and under must go in pairs if there is not another social, friendly cat already in the home for socialization purposes. They are vaccinated, micro-chipped, and spayed/neutered with an adoption fee of $135 each ($243 for a pair). We are currently operating by appointment only, so fill out an application today to meet them! If you have any questions, please email info@pixieproject.org for more information.

July 20th, 2021

Katie Kat here and I am a loving, adorable 10 year old black and white tuxedo gal looking for my forever home! Being very affectionate, you can usually find me sitting across my foster’s lap or chest with my head in her hand. My favorite spot for skritches is right under the chin and I will instantly purr to let you know it’s the perfect place. Being strictly indoors all my life, I am not one for outdoor exploring. But I still have spunk with my favorite past time being what my foster calls “feline hall racing”. This is where I wiggle to get your attention and then race down the hallway in hopes that you will chase me. Then I will run to the bedroom and poke my head around the corner to see if I was successful in luring you into the chase. You see, I would much rather play with my human pals than other kitties, and prefer to be the queen cat of the house. I did grow up around doggies though, so I bet I could live with a mellow cat savvy pooch. When I am not playing chase games, you can find me flopping on the rug on back with all for paws up, wiggling from side to side.  Overall, I am quite the endearing gal and eager to have a companion to hang with! I don’t really have an issue being left for normal work hours and can easily entertain myself while you are away. Silly and sweet, let’s up a meet! Fill out an application today. I come to you healthy, up to date, vaccinated, and micro-chipped with an adoption fee of $80. 

July 20th, 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. 

July 19th, 2021

*Snort Snort* Is it a piglet? No, it’s a puglet! Hi everyone. My name is Gunther and I am a 1 yo Pug/Boston Terrier mix weighing around 14lbs. Being a total goofball, I enjoy being entertaining and making people smile. Very social and upbeat, I am a happy guy who gets along with everyone I meet! I do still have a lot of basics to learn, though I am very food motivated which makes for easy training. A BASIC TRAINING CLASS IS REQUIRED FOR MY ADOPTION! As for my favorite activities, well I am a super playful guy, so you can find me playing with my dog friends or chasing after toys, or sniffing along my favorite walking route. With kitties, I do like to try and play and thus a young dog savvy cat would be best in my home. I am always down for whatever adventure may lie ahead, and although I may not be able to do super long hikes with my short snoot, but I would enjoy a trip to the beach or a nice camping trip to Mount Hood. Even though I am an energetic pup, I still love my cuddles and snuggles! Friendly, charming, and downright hilarious, I am eager for a family to call my own (bonus points if you are up for laughing at my silly antics!). Fill out an application today to set up a meet. I come to you neutered, vaccinated, and micro-chipped with an adoption fee of $350. 

July 19th, 2021

Hi! My name is Reese and I am a sweet, adorable and curvaceous Torbie gal looking for my ideal retirement home. At 11 years old, I am mostly a mellow lady who generally can be found burrowed under the blankets for a cozy nap. In fact, if you have trouble finding me, just look for a lump somewhere under some towels or clothes and listen for a purr. My foster says I have a very robust purr and you will always know when I am happy! I am happiest perching on your lap and I will usually sit facing away from you so you can brush my gorgeous coat, which results in more delighted purrs. I prefer a quiet lifestyle and someone I can join in book reading and couch cuddles. I still have my spunky moments and will have some fun with dangling toys, but then it’s back to snoozing by your side. Eager to be someone’s companion, though it takes me some time to settle into my new home, the reward is definitely worth it as I will be your best friend for life! Being the only pet is ideal for me, as I just really want to have that one on one connection with my people.  Are you ready to start bonding with me? Fill out an application today to set up a meet. I come to you vaccinate, micro-chipped, and spayed with an adoption fee of $80. 

July 18th, 2021

Nadia is a very sweet and affectionate older lady looking for a forever home. She loves to be fashionable with her bowties and greatly enjoys treats in her comfy bed! She is very mellow but still has a lot of energy when she sees her favorite feather toy. She is spayed and all up to date on all her vaccines. She would prefer to be the only pet in the house!
For more information please contact
Emily Morales 
(201) 916-4853

July 18th, 2021


Meet Gus. He’s a neutered male. His exact age is unknown but my vet estimated him at right around a year old when I took him in for an exam last month. My vet says he’s in good health, no FIV, no parasites, and he’s now at a healthy weight thanks to a better diet and lots of treats.
He came to me via a neighborhood cat person, who in turn got him from someone living in one of the nearby camps who said they “found” him on the street. He had no chip or collar. She took him to the Feral Cat Coalition to be neutered and cleaned up but it was pretty obvious that he hadn’t been a street cat his whole life and he seemed to like people. So she decided to try and find him a home rather than just sending him back to the street life, and since I had just lost my elderly cat I happened to be in a position to take him in as a “foster and we’ll see how it goes.”
He’s a lovely floofy boy with a magnificent tail and a wonderful purr. He’s got lots of energy and he loves toys – his favorite is a rainbow streamer on a stick. He enjoys watching squirrels out my front window and getting ear scratches. He needs work on manners (I’m working on redirecting him when his play gets too bitey) but I think some of that will just come too with age and more people contact. He’s not a lap cat really but he loves to be near me and give him head butts while I work. He’s very curious about whatever I’m doing and will frequently make appearances on my work Zoom calls.
Unfortunately, he and my other cat just don’t get along. I introduced them gradually but it just hasn’t gone well – they’re fine as long as one of them is in a carrier, but if one of them is not contained it immediately turns into a  fight. Beaker spent some time as a street cat as well, and it’s almost as though they activate each other’s need to fight over turf. They’re both friendly, personable cats on their own, but I think it’s time to find Gus a more compatible home.
It’s possible he might do best in a single cat household – but I think it’s not impossible that he’d be okay in a house with other cats that have the right temperament. I don’t think he’d be a good fit for a household with small children but an older child that respects his boundaries would probably be okay. 
If you’re interested in meeting him, please get in touch at genericholly@gmail.com.

July 15th, 2021

Ricky Ricardo here and you’ve got some splaining to do! Am I not the cutest thing you have ever seen?! At 6 years old and 8 lbs, I am an adorable chihuahua who, after a warming up period, is your best friend for life. I am a bit of a nervous guy at first with new people. So I may give you a a few good barks before I approach, but with some patience and lots of tasty treats, I quickly see that you are my friend. Because of this I am looking for an adult only low traffic house set up in a quiet area, preferably with a yard since I am not so much into walks. Someone who can take the time to build trust with me and be rewarded with snuggles and a glimpse at my quirky silly side. I get along great with other mellow dogs like myself and it might even be great to have a confidant pal I could follow around-which might make me blossom a bit faster! I seem pretty scared of kitties, so I would do best in a cat free home. My favorite place is on my person’s lap, and I love belly and butt scratches. I am always excited about my toys, and especially enjoy playing soccer with balls around the house. I am full of personality, but mostly just want to be loved by my special person. Speaking of, are you a morning person too?! We could both get up and tend to the garden together followed by lap cuddles and coffee on the back porch as we watch the sun rise. Sound like the perfect way to start your day? Then fill out an application, so we can set up a meet! I come to you neutered, micro-chipped, and vaccinated with an adoption fee of $350.

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

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