March 8th, 2024

May 5th at Coopers Hall in Portland – Doors at 5:30

Delicious Food, Amazing Wine & Cocktails ALL INCLUDED!
One-of-a-kind auction items
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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 (, 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: 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!

April 12th, 2024

She’s sleek, she’s slender, and she’s looking for a supurrrrrr new place to call her own. Celeste is a lovely little creature of the night (or at least she looks it) She has quite the curiosity and has been exploring here at Pixie while in our care. She has lived with another kitty in the home before and seems pretty open to the idea still. Celeste is about 2 years old and is domestic medium hair female.  

If you would love to fill your home with love and Celeste please fill out our cat adoption application today! She’ll join your home spayed, vaccinated, and microchipped for an adoption fee of $120.

April 12th, 2024

“Sha-Dynasty!”….. “gesundheit”

Meet Sha-Dynasty, a 2 year old, black, domestic medium hair. He’s a bundle of energy, looking for a family that can encourage his playful disposition. He has lived with other cats before, but is currently thriving in his own studio apartment.

We think Sha-Dynasty would do well either as a solo cat, or in a home with a welcoming resident kitty. Gentle children are probably okay too, but we’re not sure about dogs! If you think Sha-Dynasty is a good fit for your home, fill out our cat adoption application today! He will join your family neutered, microchipped, and vaccinated for an adoption fee of $120.

April 12th, 2024

Meet Shelby – a 1 year old terrier mix. We think it is likely her father was actually a Muppet, just look at her! Weighing in at 14lbs, Shelby is a sweet little lady. Her favorite things include: chicken, toys that squeak, and romping in the sun. Thus far, Shelby has shown us she is polite with other pups and has nothing but wiggles around cats. 

For her forever family, we think Shelby would thrive in a home with lots of love and attention to give, with or without other pups of a similar size. Shelby would do well with cool children, and could likely get along with confident cats. If Shelby sounds like your gal, send a Dog Adoption Application our way to come meet this sweet girl. She will join your crew spayed, vaccinated, and microchipped for an adoption fee of $550

April 11th, 2024

We don’t know much about Glimmer but what we do know counts for a lot. She has so many great attributes it’s hard to know where to start, but just to name a few she is affectionate, curious, playful, and incredibly sweet. She is currently sharing her space with other kitties here and has been a perfect house guest. Glimmer is around a year old and a domestic short hair female. 

If you find yourself taking a shine to Glimmer please fill out our cat adoption application today! She’ll join your home spayed, vaccinated, and microchipped for an adoption fee of $120.

April 11th, 2024

A sweet cat named after a sweet fruit!

Lychee is a 3 year old, female, grey cat with Siamese-like markings. She is a bit on the shy side, but with a little bit of patience, and a lot of love, she will warm right up to you (especially if the love comes in the form of treats!)

We think that Lychee could do well in homes with other cats, gentle children, and maybe even a calm canine friend. If you’d like to get to know Lychee better, fill out our cat adoption application today! She will join your home spayed, vaccinated, and microchipped for an adoption fee of $120.

April 11th, 2024

Just look at this beaut! Wisp may be a petite lil nugget but she has lots of personality and a large lust for life! She is just about a year old and is a short hair diluted torti, and like all tortoiseshell kitties she has a touch of the tude too! She would love a home to be active and playful in as she adventures into her new journey with you. 

If Wisp speaks to you and you are curious to meet her and learn more please fill out our cat adoption application today! She’ll join your home spayed, vaccinated, and microchipped for an adoption fee of $120.

April 11th, 2024

You’ll be making a face just like this if you miss out on your chance to meet Unagi Moon! 🤦➡️

Unagi Moon is a cool, 1 year old, male, domestic shorthaired gentleman. He is sleek, confident, kind, and extremely handsome. He gets along well with his kitty roommates, and is eager to say hello to human visitors.

We think that Unagi Moon could thrive in a variety of homes, including those with cats, kids, and respectful dogs. If you are interested in meeting Unagi Moon, fill out our cat adoption application today! He will join your home neutered, microchipped, and vaccinated for an adoption fee of $120.

April 11th, 2024

If you are debating whether or not it is time to bring a cat into your life, we think it miter be the perfect time to do just such! Miter is a 1 year old domestic short hair male. He has lived with other kitties before and while in our care has been a very sweet and kind kitty. He has even been known to give out a hug or two if he deems you worthy. 

If you think Miter might be the perfect fit for you please fill out our cat adoption application today! He will join your home neutered, microchipped, and vaccinated for $120.

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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