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 (info@pixieproject.org), 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:  https://www.pixieproject.org/category/wishlist/ 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!

January 24th, 2023

No nursery rhymes needed for this fancy gal, Coco Melon is grown and ready for the throne! In true Persian fashion, this 2 year old girl can play a little hard to get, and she’s a fairly independent kitty. Coco would do best in a home with adults and teenagers only; she is not a great fit for a family with young children. That sassy streak doesn’t let up for other kitties, though, so she needs to be the only cat in the home. She will require a little TLC to keep that long mane so luxurious, but Ms. Coco Melon is always looking for an excuse to be pampered. If you’ve got a patient, loving home looking for a large lady with a big personality to match, fill out an application today to set up a meet and greet. Coco Melon comes to you vaccinated, microchipped and neutered for an adoption free of $100.

January 24th, 2023

Is it a bird? Is it a plane? Almost: it’s Cheep Cheep! Though he’s got a bit of a grumpy mug, this gentle 2 year old guy’s got nothing but headbutts and kibble on the brain. Cheep Cheep’s favorite pastime is quietly snuggling up in his covered bed, but he’s ready to fire up that motor and let you hear his loud rumbles at a moment’s notice. He has enjoyed life with a dog in the past, so having a canine friend in the home isn’t anything new for this cool cat. If this little birdie sounds like the perfect addition to your family, please fill out an application today to set up a meet and greet! Cheep Cheep comes to you vaccinated, neutered and microchipped for an adoption fee of $100. 

January 24th, 2023

Oh! Whoopsies. Pardon me, I bumped into you there. You probably didn’t even notice because I’m only 6.5lbs! In my past life, I was an emotional support pup for my human and unfortunately when they went away, my whole world was turned upside down and I ended up in an overcrowded animal control facility. Not a place for an 8 year old lady like me at all! Luckily, my out of state humans were looking out for me and contacted Pixie Project for my rescue! Because of my history, I would prefer if my human works from home or spends a ton of time at home watching re-runs of Wheel of Fortune and knitting nice cozy dog sweaters. Of course, I’m a people’s chihuahua but other dogs and cats don’t bother me much. Being so little, I would prefer if the kiddos in the house were 14 and up so they know how to treat a dainty lady like moi. Do I sound like the one for you? Fill out an application today to set up a meet. I come to you spayed, vaccinated, and microchipped with an adoption fee of $450. 


January 24th, 2023

He’s handsome, he’s sweet as pie, he’s Mr. AppleBerry, and he’s ready to greet you in his snazzy tuxedo! Mr. AppleBerry is a big guy with a big heart, and at only about 1 year old he’s got a long life of companionship to look forward to with his forever family. Right now he has a healing wound on his nose, but that isn’t stopping him! His favorite things are lounging in a comfy bed, giving headbutts and enjoying some company while he eats. When he sees you coming around for pets, he’s ready to give his kibbles another go! So, if you’re ready to let a self-assured, friendly guy *nom, nom* his way into your heart, look no further! I will require a home with either no other cats or a social FIV+ kitty. Because I have FIV I must remain an indoor only cat. I’m perfectly healthy otherwise. For more information on FIV, check out this article from the Cornell Feline Health Center: http://www.vet.cornell.edu/fhc/Health_Information/brochure_fiv.cfm. Fill out an application today to set up a meet. I come to you vaccinated, microchipped and neutered with an adoption fee of $100. Please fill out an application today to set up a meet and greet. 

January 21st, 2023

Who is ready to go for a leisurely sniff walk? I am! My name is Chewy and I would love to be your new walking pal and cuddle companion. I am a 10 year-old Chihuahua mix and 13 pounds of snuggle-bug! For my new fur-ever home I need a quiet, low-traffic situation, no apartments please! I want my people to be home with me most of the time and for them to provide a consistent routine day-to-day so that I can thrive. I get along with most other dogs and cats, so I’m open to having a fur-sibling, so long as there are no human children – they’re not my jam. If you think I could be the right buddy for your household, please fill out an application today to set up a meet and greet! I come to you vaccinated, microchipped and neutered for an adoption fee of $450. 

January 20th, 2023

Hip, hop, Hip Hop Honey! This cutie-patootie is ready to win you over with his charm and cuddle for the whole day. Hip Hop loves scent-marking all his things, which can include his bed, toys and even his favorite people! With his cute little heart nose and tuxedo he’s ready to make all his followers swoon (he’s definitely a photogenic lad). Hip Hop Honey is a young man at only about 4 years old, domestic short hair, and ready to settle-in for the long haul with his forever family! He’s been fairly calm, cool and collected here with us at Pixie, but don’t be surprised if that zoom-zoom side comes out once he finds his groove at his new home. If you’re ready for some Hip Hop Honey in your life, fill out an application today to start hearing these sweet beats. He comes to you vaccinated, neutered and microchipped for an adoption fee of $100. 

January 20th, 2023

Charming is his Name-O! And he’ll sing it to you all day long because this 10-year-old dude lives up to the Siamese reputation. Name-O is quite the chatterbox (see photo below)! Whether it’s asking for snacks, pets or telling you his life story at 2 AM, he’s going to meow proudly (and there’s more where that comes from).  Name-O lived with other cats before but he did NOT enjoy it. This majestic floof must be the only cat in the home. He’s got nothing but love and affection for people, though, and he’s ready to be your one and only snuggle pal. Like a classic Siamese-mix he’s outgoing and sociable, and always looking to make new human friends. So, if you’re looking for a handsome man of many words, look no further, and fill out an application today to meet Name-O. He comes to you vaccinated, microchipped and neutered for an adoption free of $100.      

January 20th, 2023

Woof, my name is Mason, a Terrier mix! I’m 7 years old and deaf but that doesn’t slow me down. At only 13 pounds, I might be small but my bark sure is mighty (I can’t hear my own voice so the volume is cranked up!). Don’t worry though, I bark out of excitement and joy, and most of the time I am quiet! I’m a certified VGB (Very Good Boy) after all! I know how to shake, play fetch, and put toys back in the toy-bin. My ideal home would be predictable and mellow, and one where I can get plenty of cuddles and attention. Homebodies are my favorite people! New situations can make me a bit nervous, but once I’m comfy, I love to run around and get my energy out. If you think I might be the right dog for your family, please fill out an application today to set up a meet and greet. I come to you neutered, vaccinated and microchipped for an adoption fee of $450. 

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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