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!





February 14th, 2019

Oh hello! Can’t stop staring at my handsome mug, can you?! I get that all the time. What can I say? My face was just born for the big screen! But my young modeling days are coming to a close, and I am ready to retire with a nice family of my own. The name is Big Boss and I am an 8 year old Chocolate Lab weighing in at a whomping 90lbs . If you can believe it, my heart is bigger than my body and I just want to share all my love with everyone I meet, including other dogs, cats, and those kiddos too. I am a polite and proper gentleman who loves pats on the heads and those belly rubs too. Being a lab, I am very food motivated and already know some of the basics. I am still quite spunky and though wouldn’t be able to do super long hikes up Mount Hood, I would be happy to join you for a walk around the block or even a fun trip to the beach. My hips are not what they were when I was a pup, but it doesn’t stop me. Just slows me down a little. I am just so happy and eager to do, well, just about anything you are wanting to do! Lovable, snuggable, and downright charming, I am super excited to find my forever family. Will it be you? Fill out an application today, so we can meet. I come to you neutered, micro-chipped, vaccinated with up to date bloodwork for an adoption fee of $350. 






February 14th, 2019

Hello! It’s a pleasure to meet you! My name is Miss Rosie Red and I am a sweet 5 year old terrier mix weighing in at 26 lbs. As you can see, I always have a smile on my face and am quite the happy, social girl! I am very excitable to see my other doggy friends and my adult human pals too. I am kind of independent lady who enjoys outdoor activities and would be a great little hiking companion or even just walks around the block. I do love occasional snuggles on the couch, but am not super needy and would be happy to lay on my dog bed across the room too. I definitely come out of my shell more around my foster dog pals and would be so happy to have another four legged sibling in my owned home. And I also don’t mind those dog savvy kitties either! I am cute little dumpling who is very sweet and eager to find my own family, so we can start on our adventures! Fill out an application today, so we can meet. I come to you vaccinated, micro-chipped, and spayed with an adoption fee of $350. 






February 13th, 2019

Howdy, partners! My name is Waylon Jennings and I am a sweet as pecan pie 11 year old Cattledog weighing around 50lbs. I reckon you want to know more about me. Well I would be happy to sing you my tale. You see, I am a native Texan with a heart of gold and though I don’t recall a lot of my past, I must have had a family before because I am so darn social and happy to meet your acquaintance. Being 11, I am hardly what you would call an old man as I still have my spunky side and enjoy walks and chasing kitties (none in my home please). Though I don’t mind hanging out with other doggy cowboys and cowgirls, I would enjoy being the lone-star companion in the home. I am easy going good ole boy never meaning no harm, and enjoy kicking back and relaxing with my favorite human pals over 10. After a routine dental and some bloodwork, I am rarin’ to go and have no hitches in my giddyup! We’ve howdied, but we haven’t shook. So fill out an application today and we can meet! I come to you neutered, vaccinated, and micro-chipped with an adoption fee of $350. 






February 13th, 2019

Hi everyone! My name is Stella and I am sweet 9 year old Chihuahua mix weighing in at about 7 lbs. I am a friendly, sweet gal who is always eager to please. I can be a tad shy at first, but am quick to open up with a treat or two! While I do enjoy nice outings around the block, I am more of cuddle gal myself, and would happily join you for couch time cuddles. I can be a little particular about other doggies, but enjoy hanging out with other mellow pups like myself, and even have a bestie here named Joey. Even those kitties can happily join my crew! Being a mellow gal, I really love my hang out time versus being super active, but do have a wonderful playful side that is sure to make you laugh. I enjoy being around my human pals over 12, as long as they are down with some snuggle time! So grab your favorite blanket and pick out your favorite movie, and let’s get cozy. Fill out an application today! I come you vaccinated, spayed, and micro-chipped with an adoption fee of $350.






February 13th, 2019

80’s dancing right into your heart is me, Baby! I am a 1 year old Terrier/Chi mix weighing in at just 7lbs. Though I am small, I have a big heart that is full of love to give to you. I can be a shy girl at first, but after about 10 minutes with some treats, time, and some salsa music, I am ready to burst into my confident, energetic self! You know what they say : “Nobody puts Baby in a corner!” Once we get acquainted, I am ready to start practicing our moves for the next dancing competition. I am a smart learner and very agile, so I am sure I will get the sequence down quickly! Speaking of activity, I always start off my days with a nice walk around the block or two to stretch my legs. Right now, my foster home is a bit outside the city, so an owned home in a quieter neighborhood would be ideal! I am always down anytime for a little fetch and tug. I am a young gal with a lot of energy after all! I do great with the other pups, though I can have a bit of a pushy playstyle and do best with smaller pups. A confident dog savvy kitty in the home would be ok too! I would much enjoy an active yet low foot traffic adult only home.  Adorable, sassy, funny, and oh so sweet, I am ready to have the time of my life with you! Fill out an application today, so we can meet. I come to you spayed, vaccinated, and micro-chipped with an adoption fee of $350.






February 13th, 2019

Vroom Vroom!! Get your engines started and get ready to go-with me as your co-driver of course. My name is Hemi and I am an adorable 5 year old Chihuahua weighing in at 9lbs. You see, I am from Texas where we just love our NASCAR.   After a slight mishap on the racetrack, Pixie took me in and got me all fixed up, and now I am feeling good! I still have just the same amount of horsepower as before, but I do now have some incontinence issues that require me to wear a little doggy diaper. But there is only one requirement- it has to match our driving uniforms of course! And I still love to wrestle with my smaller doggy friends like never before! I even don’t mind being around those kitties. I am even quite the climber and make my up to my favorite spot on the cat tree. I am even getting acupuncture done which makes me feel great! And I am such a champ for it too! Since I can be a little shy with new people, I would need to be in an owned home with no kids. Though I can be a bit slow to warm up, with a few yummy hotdogs and some patience, I quickly become your new lap snuggling partner! And then it’s back to winning the race and your heart! So strap in and fill out an application today and we can get the wheels turning, and set us off on another adventure. I come to you vaccinated, micro-chipped, and neutered with an adoption fee of $250.






February 13th, 2019

Hi everyone!  My names is Sarah and you might recognize me as I am usually with my brother Kibbles. We thought we loved each other, but it took us being separated to help me see that I was much better off without him. In fact, I have gotten so much more confidence and am way less shy without my brother around (And he is doing much better without me too!). I am a sweet 11 year old Chihuahua mix weighing in at around 15lbs. I can still be a tiny bit shy at first, but open up super quickly now. I am doing better about going outside on walks. But my ideal home would have a fenced yard I can mosey around in. I would love to be your shining star in the home, but would be ok with a chill mellow dog who isn’t super in my face. Since I am a bit older, I would love to retire into a home with lots of snuggles, cuddles and pets in a quirt adult only home. I am just a sweet gal blossoming into a much more confident lady who would love to have a home of her own. Will it be yours? Fill out an application today, so we can meet!  I come to you spayed, vaccinated, micro-chipped with an up to date dental and bloodwork with an adoption fee of $250. Interested in fostering me while I find my forever home? Email info@pixieproject.org






February 13th, 2019

Hi everyone! My name is Kibbles and I am a super sweet 12 year old Chihuahua weighing in at around 13lbs. You might remember me, as I came in with my sister Sarah. But we found out that we are actually happier apart from each other, so we are branching out and finding our separate homes. I am a bit more confident than her and love to go for daily walks. I am happy to hang out with my human pals over 12 and can be quite the snuggler, my foster says. I must have been a companion animal for someone because I love my people and enjoy being your shadow. I have been around other animals most my life, but since I was with my sister for so many years, I would really love to have someone’s attention all to myself. I am an excellent companion and am just looking for a nice lap to cuddle on after some nice outings around the block. Will that be you? Fill out an application today, so we can meet! I come to you vaccinated, micro-chipped, neutered with an up to date dental and an adoption fee of $250.






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