August 23rd, 2021

Pixie is currently operating by appointment 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.

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 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 48 hours! 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 still dealing with an unprecedented number of urgent and emergency cases. 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. If you have questions about what we can and cannot accept, learn more here: 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!

June 25th, 2022

Aloha! My name is Ollie and I’ve spent all of my 10 years on the Big Island of Hawaii. They call me a “mini Lab” because I’m only 38lbs but most of that is my big heart. Island life was rough for me. I’ve seen a lot in my 10 years, although after tangling with some fire ants, I no longer see as clearly. In fact, I’m mostly blind, but you wouldn’t know it. I get along pretty well. I was lucky enough to be taken into a rescue that flew me to the mainland to The Pixie Project! It was a game changer for me! I finally got some much needed dental work and I’m feeling so much better with no much tooth aches! You can take the puppers out of the islands, but you can’t take the island out of the puppers! I’m still filled with the Aloha spirit and love lounging with my people and my idea of heaven is cuddling and getting tummy rubs. That said, I’m still very active and the  first thing I do when I get into the play yard is run a few victory laps. I am bouncy and joyful on my walks and enjoy moderate exercise paired with some top notch sniffing! Not all other dogs on the island were friendly to me so I am not a dog who would enjoy the dog park, but I do enjoy a few mellower lady dogs here at the shelter….what can I say. I still got it! Cats are fun to chase, so the right home for me will be cat less. Because of my limited sight, I prefer no children under 12 in my ideal home. I’m excited to find the right family that I can adopt as my own and have the happily ever after I’ve been dreaming of! Aloha! 

June 24th, 2022

Meet Peggy! She is a beautiful, sweet 2 year old cat. She is looking for a quiet life in a calm environment with no children and no other pets. She wants to be your one and only! Fill out an application today to set up a meet. I come to you vaccinated, microchipped and spayed with an adoption fee of $100.

June 24th, 2022

Hi there! I’m Ziggy. I’m a lovable, easy going kind of guy looking for the perfect couch to relax and watch the birds go by. I’m very affectionate and want to spend my golden years with great people who appreciate the finer things in life…cats. Fill out an application to set up a meet with me today. I come to you vaccinated, microchipped, and neutered with an adoption fee of $100.

June 24th, 2022

It is hard to capture just how glorious Large Marge is, but let us assure you that this lady is nothing short of spectacular. Her sweetness knows no bounds and the size of her heart nearly matches the size of her belly. She could stand to lose a little weight and benefit from a little extra exercise…she doesn’t love the idea but could maybe be swayed with a little TLC.  Fill out an application today to set up a meet. I come to you vaccinated, microchipped and spayed with an adoption fee of $100.

June 22nd, 2022

Get em while there hot! We got kittens of all kinds, please fill out an application if you would like to set up a time to meet them!

Please note that we want our kittens (4 months or under) to be adopted in pairs or with another adult cat, unless there is another social cat already in the home. This is to avoid what we call “single kitten syndrome” where kittens adopted without a friend tend to have behavioral issues because they are not getting the socialization they need from another kitty companion. 20% discount given for any two kittens/cats adopted. We come to you vaccinated, microchipped and spayed/neutered with an adoption fee of $135.

June 22nd, 2022

Whose bed have your mittens been under? Shania would like her mittens to be under your bed, and on your couch, and in your lap, and everywhere else you’ll allow. She a tortoiseshell female, at about 1 year old. She has a touch of torti-tude (like any torti ♥)  Fill out an application today to set up a meet. I come to you vaccinated, microchipped and spayed with an adoption fee of $100.

June 22nd, 2022

Were you looking to solve the mystery of finding a furry companion? Meet Daphne! She’s a 2 year old spayed female looking to find her forever home. She’s a shy cat who is very sweet. She would enjoy a quiet house with people to give her the attention she deserves. She has lived with another cat before and got along well. Fill out an application today to set up a meet. I come to you vaccinated, microchipped and spayed with an adoption fee of $100.

June 16th, 2022

Sol is a 1 year old vocal guy who likes to sing while listening to some sweet tunes. He also enjoys playing with laser toys and getting his coat brushed. A bit on the mischievious side, he likes to explore and stay curious. He’s got the cutest chipmunk cheeks sure to win you over. Fill out an application to set up a meet with me today. I come to you vaccinated, microchipped, and neutered with an adoption fee of $100.

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

    Retail: (503) 542-3432
    Adoption: (503) 542-3433
    Fax: (503) 542-3437

    Tuesday-Friday 11:00 - 6:00
    Saturday 11:00 to 4:00