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!





October 29th, 2020

The kittens are here!!! We 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 closed except by appointment, so fill out an application today to meet them! If you have any questions, please email info@pixieproject.org for more information.






October 19th, 2020

When you are feeling a little down in life, all you need is a little bit of Hope! After all, hope has gotten me through lots of ups and downs and landed me in a safe place while I look for my forever family. At 3 years old, I am a very sweet and sensitive Pointer/Lab mix that weighs about 60lbs. I am a Southern gal at heart coming from Texas where I was very much a rural doggy through and through. Coming to the city has been a little hard of a transition for me as I still get a bit jumpy at sounds and am pretty timid in new environments and situations. But I am currently in foster out of town a ways on some property, so I am looking for a house in a similar quiet low traffic area. I also gain a lot more confidence when I have another doggy to follow around, so I would really like another pup in my home! Not those rowdy pups but a nice mellow adult friend who is chill like me. No kitties in my home please! I do have a little hitch in my giddy up from an old injury that was not attended to properly in my past, but it isn’t really painful as much as it just makes me have a little bit of a funny walk. Speaking of walks, with my being a bit of shrinking violet, I am not really too much into hikes or going on trips or parks. Eventually with a confident fur sibling, I might get more interested in quiet neighborhood walks. But right now in foster, I am perfectly happy just roaming the yard! It takes me a second to warm up to new human pals, but once I do, you can instantly see how loving I am. I just want to be your companion! Thus, I would do best in a home with patient kiddos 13 and up, who won’t mind if I may not run up to them right away. Overall I am just an adorable gal who is ready to blossom in her forever home today! Fill out an application, so we can set up a meet. I come to you vaccinated, micro-chipped, and spayed with an adoption fee of $350. 






October 16th, 2020

Big ears, big heart and an even bigger personality! Hi everyone. My name is Rico and I am a hilarious 7 year old Dachshund mix weighing in at 15 lbs. Having classic doxie traits, I am a goofy, boisterous, excitable and vocal guy who is always down for a good time! Always happy with my tail a wagging, I am definitely into toys or romping around with my doggy friends. No kitties in my home please! Being from rural Texas, I am not used to all this traffic and so I tend to get a little barky at passing cars in busy areas. Thus, I am looking for a house in a quiet suburb or area where I won’t have to deal with heavy traffic and neighbors won’t mind me being a bit talkative at times. I am a very social guy with my people friends overall, but prefer to be in an adult only home.  I enjoy scritches and cuddles, and will happily join you in the blankets to get nice and cozy. I would be ok with walks in quiet areas with someone who can help me practice my leash skills, and I bet I would enjoy hikes since I am a social guy. Plus, there aren’t any big scary trucks on hiking paths! Silly, hilarious, and so stinkin cute, I am just Mr. Congeniality looking to play in my forever home today! Fill out an application to set up a meet. I come to you vaccinated, micro-chipped, and neutered with an adoption fee of $350.  Interested in fostering me? Email info@pixieproject.org






October 15th, 2020

Hello! My name is Judy and I am a silly and gorgeous 1 year old yorkie/terrier gal weighing in around 15 lbs. When I first came to Pixie, I was pretty shy and it has taken me some time to come out of my shell. Though I still take a second to warm up to new people, I have already blossomed quite a bit and the staff have seen me become more playful with time! In fact, I have even made some dog friends that have helped me see that playing is a lot of fun. I can still get overwhelmed by puppy like “in your face” pups and am not one for the dog parks, but I do really enjoy some romp time with the mellow friends I have made at Pixie. Another confident doggy in the home might even help me gain even more confidence too! I really enjoy my daily walks, but the downtown traffic can be kind of intense. Thus, I am looking for a home in a bit of a quieter neighborhood that is lower traffic. I am not particularly vocal but I can be a little sensitive to things like loud noises or high activity areas, and though an apartment complex would not be ideal, a nice quiet duplex or townhouse would be great. Since I am a still a bit timid, older kiddos over 12 would be best in my future home. I met the office kitty at Pixie and to be honest, I was pretty terrified of her. I would most likely enjoy a cat free home, but I would be ok if it is a dog savvy cat who won’t bully me or try and play with me. I absolutely adore my human friends who I have warmed up to, and there is definitely a snuggly side of me! TRAINING CLASSES ARE MANDATORY FOR MY ADOPTION. All I need is a little time, patience, and lots of treats and in return, I will give you lots of love and we can have lots of fun times! Fill out an application today so we can meet. I come to you vaccinated, spayed, and micro-chipped with an adoption fee of $350. 






October 15th, 2020

Hi! Hello! I am so excited to meet you! I just love people so much-full of lots of treats and pets. It’s the best of both worlds! My name is Tzatzi (Zatzi) and I am an energetic and lovable 7 year old Chocolate Lab gal weighing in at 58lbs. I am a bit different than your normal couch potato dopey lab and instead am a very high energy sporty lady who is ready to go hiking or running or maybe even some agility! Just call me Sporty Spice! Sure, I am eventually a snuggly gal-at the end of a long day of activity of course! I really enjoy attention and affection from my human pals over 10, and will happily ask for extra scratches behind the ear or play fetch in the backyard. I can take a minute to warm up to new dog friends and though I am not a dog park dog, I would be ok with a confident mellow pup in the home. No kitties in my home please! Because I am so energetic and active, I am really looking for a house in the suburbs or somewhere I can have some space to stretch my legs. Bouncy and full of slobbery kisses, I am all gas no brakes and ready to roll on our next big adventure! Fill out an application today to set up a meet. I come to you spayed, vaccinated and microchipped with an adoption fee of $350. Interested in fostering me while I find my forever home? Email info@pixieproject.org






October 15th, 2020

Due to the up-tick in adoption interest, we are currently very low on available cats. We are still taking cats in and reaching out to potential adopters who have submitted applications as they become available. For this reason, we will often have cats available that are not listed on the website. 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, and should we have a kitty that is a good fit for what you’re looking for, we will be able to make suggestions and set up a meet-and-greet appointment at that time. 






October 13th, 2020

My name is Frieda, and I’m a 5-year-old fluffy girl with a confident, quirky personality that’s sure to make you smile! Even when I’m in a new environment, I love to explore my space and sit on the window sill and watch the world outside. I’m a social girl that very much enjoys company and meeting new people, and I’ll happily sit and nap beside you or curl up next you at bedtime. I also love to play! My favorites are feathers, string and hunting little mouse toys. I’m used to being an indoor kitty, though I’m such a curious and playful girl that the more space I can have, the better! A small apartment might make me feel a little cooped up, but I’m absolutely fine being entirely indoors. When I’m excited or looking for attention I will politely chirp — it’s quite cute! I enjoy lots of chin scratches, head bumps, and brushing, which helps keep my coat looking gorgeous. I do tend to like most touching and handling on my own terms, however, and will give a gentle chirp or claw-less swat when I’m feeling “done”. As I get more comfortable, these warnings become less often — however, I would do best in a home without little kids and with someone who appreciates a teeny bit of sass in their cat! I’m impeccable with the litter box and love my cat scratcher, and am an overall easy kitty. I do eat a special Urinary food to prevent the build up of crystals, and am currently healthy with no meds or anything else needed at this time. I love my special food, so am very easy to please! I’m not a big fan of other animals, so a home where I could be the only pet is preferred. Do you think I could be your new best friend? I hope so! Fill out an application to meet me soon! I come to you fixed, vaccinated, and micro-chipped for an adoption fee of $100.






October 10th, 2020

–THIS IS A COURTESY POSTING; THIS CAT IS NOT BEING HOMED THROUGH THE PIXIE PROJECT. FOR MORE INFO ON KITTY, PLEASE CONTACT DIANE AT THE PHONE/EMAIL BELOW–

Kitty is 12 years old and needs to find a new home.  She is in good
health and has been spayed.  She’s a bit shy, but responds well to an
adult who is kind and gentle.  She’s a pretty girl with her green eyes
and Calico fur.  She really doesn’t act like a senior cat.  She has
plenty of energy, so likes to go outside and look around several times a day and she stays close by.  She will want to sit on your lap sometimes or if
you like to garden, she’ll enjoy following along.  She also likes to be
brushed and to chase a ball in the house, especially if you throw it
for her. She would be happiest in a quiet home, with no small children, not
other pets, indoor/outdoor access, and moderate attention.

If you are interested in Kitty, please reach Diane at 503-236-3685 or dianestone39@gmail.com.






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