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 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:

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!

November 27th, 2021

Hello Hello! My name is Beto and I am a handsome 7 year old snowshoe kitty looking for a nice lap to snuggle on. My fosters say I am a big cuddler and all about being around my people. I am the king of the “purrs” and if you listen closely you might even be able to hear me through this post. When I am not be a couch potato, I am a curious guy who still likes to play and explore. In fact, if you have a few toy mice laying around or wand to wave, I excited to bat them around. I am a perfect companion cat who loves to be by your side! I would prefer living with older kiddos over 12 and have been known to hang with a mellow cat savvy dog or two. I would be best as the only cat as I am positive for Feline Immunodeficiency Virus (FIV), which just means that I will need to be an indoor-only cat and that I will need to have regular vet exams to ensure that I stay healthy and happy. For more information on FIV, check out this article from the Cornell Feline Health Center: Loving and affectionate, I am always ready to jump on your lap for some attention and pets! 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.

November 26th, 2021

Snorfle Snorfle Snort Snort! That is Boston Terrier for “I love you!” My name is Toby and I am a lively 9 yo guy weighing around 20 lbs. I came to Pixie from a place in rural Oregon. I was picked up by some nice people, but I was in pretty rough shape from living outside. Pixie got me immediate care and am currently in healing mode and going great! My back legs are a little stiff, so I would do best in a home without hardwood floors or stairs. Rugs are best so I can get some traction! Direct access to a yard is helpful too since I am not much for walks and sometimes when I need to go, I need to go, so a quick exit to some grass is ideal. Though I am not the cuddly type, I do like hanging with you and being your companion. I don’t need to be on the couch with you, but happy to lay in a nice warm bed at your feet. When I get excited, my whole body wiggles and I can be a bit bouncy. But if you just ignore me, I quickly put all feet on the floor. I am a quick learner like that! Especially when there are yummy treats involved. Though I am happy to great everyone I come across, since I am a bit older, I would prefer a quiet household with older kiddos over 13. I get along great with my fosters kitties and chickens, and have met other pups my size that I seem to get along with just fine. My fosters say that I don’t really seem to be into walks but enjoy taking in the new smells. But more than 2 blocks is pushing it for me, so then it’s back inside snoring away in front of the fireplace. Sweet and silly, I am an endearing lad looking to be your adorable, snorting sidekick and friend! Fill out an application today to set up a meet. I come to you vaccinated, microchipped, and neutered with an adoption fee of $350. 

November 20th, 2021

Hi there! My name Izzy and I am very sweet and adorable 13 yo Chihuahua.  I am looking for a mellow home with lots of love and lap cuddles, oh and maybe some tasty treats too. I really really like food you see. A total foodie, if you will. If I could take selfies with my meals for the gram, I totally would. My dream is even to start a food blog. Better late than never I say! Though I grew up living with 8 other doggies, I am not a huge fan of sharing the spotlight. Another mellow male dog my age would be ok, but I would also love to be the only pup you share your dinners with! I would likely do best without kitties as well. I am a quiet gal and a bit more confident than the other pups I came in with. I enjoy hanging with my adult human friends and will eventually want to get into your lap for snuggle times. Though I could probably do an apartment, it would need to be one that had a little fenced yard attached to it with direct access to outside. The household I came from never really put harnesses or leashes on us, so we would much rather do our business by having you open a door and wandering in the secured yard versus walks down the street. What do you say…want to help me start my blog? I’m thinking of calling it Pupcakes and Woofles: A Dog’s Guide to the Portland Food Scene. Fill out an application today to set up a meet! I come to you vaccinated, spayed, microchipped with recent bloodwork and a dental and an adoption fee of $350.

November 18th, 2021

Kitten season may be winding down, but we still have plenty of adorable and playful kittens looking for their forever homes! Fill out an application today to find out what we have available, as it changes daily. 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! 

November 15th, 2021

Oh boy! Oh boy! I am so excited to meet you! Do you want to play? My name is Keyshka and I am ready to join you on your next big adventure! I am a mix of all sorts of breeds, but it was said I am a Pomsky (Pomeranian/husky) with the personality of a spitz. At 7 years old and 35 lbs , I am still quite spry and energetic! I tend to get overstimulated in busy environments, so I am looking for more of a rural or suburban house in a quiet area without shared walls with neighbors since I can be very talkative. Quirky and full of personality, I need a companion who really has experience with my breed type. I am a very social and happy gal who is eager to meet new people. Since it is easy for me to get over excited, I would do best living with kids over 13. Playful and spunky, I am good with my confident dog pals and have experience living in a multipup household. In fact, they can really help run some of this energy out more than a walk.  I am sure I will catch on quickly though as I am a smart lady with a love of food, which makes for easy training! No kitties in my home please. After running around playing with my favorite squeaky toys, I do enjoy some downtime cuddles on the couch. Unique, sassy and downright hilarious, I am ready to entertain my new family today! Fill out an application to set up a meet. I come to you vaccinated, micro-chipped, and spayed with an up to date dental and an adoption fee of $350. Interested in fostering me while I wait for my forever home? Email for more details. 

November 15th, 2021

Oh hi there! My name is Annie and I am as sweet as pecan pie 3 year old pup hailing from the South. Between my foster, and the trainer and vets at Pixie, we know for sure that I am Anatolian Shepherd mixed with most likely husky and some sighthound like saluki. But we don’t know for sure of course. All we know is that whatever I am, I am a very beautiful lady! Weighing around 56lbs, I am tall but slender with gorgeous soulful eyes. Being from Texas, it was likely that I was an outside doggy for some of my life. Plus, it is a classic husky trait, and I just really enjoy just curling up under the shade tree in the backyard for hours while my foster does some gardening. My foster mom is awesome and has taught me how to walk on a gentle leader and we go for 2 miles walks almost everyday! She lives out in the country a bit, and though I sometimes get really excited when I see deer or squirrels, I always just ignore the dogs I walk by. Even if they are barking at me! I am much more of a people dog and would prefer to be the only pet in the household. I like having the attention all to myself! I am not much of a player with toys, but do love a good belly rub. I am not a velcro dog or demand your attention, but will happily accept it when you want to give it. It can take me a little while for me to transition into a new environment, but after warming up, I am much more confident and relaxed. My ideal situation would be an adult only house with a fenced yard that is a bit of out of town more. Not rural necessarily, but just less traffic. I am a very vocal lady who loves to express myself with my voice and my foster has even heard me say ” I love you” a few times. It is pretty cute and makes everyone smile! Sensitive, sweet and affectionate, I am a unique doggo ready to find my forever companion. Will it be you? Fill out an application to set up a meet. I come to you vaccinated, microchipped and spayed with an adoption fee of $350. 

November 15th, 2021

Hello hello!! My name is Buoy and I am the beacon in the water that will help guide my forever family to me. At about 1.5 years old, I am silly boy with puppy like energy. I am a bit clumsy, but that is because I am a tripod (or tri-pawd as we say in the rescue world). I am originally from the south and  had a rough time starting out in this life, so I unfortunately had to have a back leg amputated. Even though I still am a bit wobbly, I have exuberance and confidence to keep going and so it doesn’t really really seem to bother me much. I am also a super resilient pup, so though I may be just a tad bit shy when meeting new people, I open up quickly with a treat or toss of a toy, and would do great in a home with kiddos over 12. I am quick learner and love my treats, which is super helpful when it comes to my training. Right now, I know some of the basics and are familiar with crate training, but could still use some of the basics. I enjoy playing with my dog pals my size who can handle my bouncy playstyle, and do tend to get overwhelmed in big groups of pups, so dog parks are not my thing. I would be happy to have a confident lady friend though who can still keep up with my play, but also help me learn when to take breaks. I have lived with 2 kitties before in the past, so a cat who is dog savvy would be find in my home. To get my energy out,  I enjoy playing fetch and might be up for a short walk walk around the block, but I am definitely not what you would consider an avid hiker or anything like that since it can be a bit challenging for me to keep up. It would also be helpful for my future family to have a house like set up just because stairs can be difficult and it would nice to have direct access to the outside. I have lived in the city before and can still get a little overwhelmed by super busy areas such as downtown, so a quieter neighborhood would be best. Silly and sweet, I am a special pup ready to play with my new family today. Fill out an application to set up a meet. I come to you vaccinated, microchipped, and neutered with an adoption fee of $350. 

November 11th, 2021

Hello! My name is Glide and I am an endearing and very sweet 13 year old Jack Russell Terrier looking for a place to retire. Though I don’t really see or hear to well, my little nub tail wags so fast when I can sniff you out! Once I get your location, I glide on over to you for some extra pets and attention. Though I may be older, I still have some life left in me and enjoy a very short potty walk, and then it is back inside for cuddles. Napping is my specialty, but it’s so much better next to a warm fireplace with you by my side. Because I am a little stiff in the backend, I would do best in a home without a lot of stairs and direct access to outside. I am a very quiet guy and just really easy going. I am ok with other mellow dogs like myself and just because I am an older gent, I would do best in an adult only home. When I could smell the office kitty, I got a little excited, so I would likely do best in a cat free home. I am just an adorable and  resilient pup who is ready to find a loving companion who can give me lots of pets and love during the rest of my days. Fill out an application today to set up a meet with me! As a forever foster/hospice doggy, I come to you neutered, vaccinated, micro-chipped and a recent dental and bloodwork with continued medical support from Pixie.

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

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