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!

March 29th, 2023

Hi! My name is Ted! People who know me also like to call me Spicy Ted because I’m a lady who knows what she wants. I’m a 10 year old Mini-Aussie Collie weighing at around 25 pounds who’s looking for her forever home! I’m a social and confident gal who would do well in a home with kids over the age of 14 and dog-savvy cats. I love to be around my people and do whatever they’re doing – I’m the life of the party! If I sound like the perfect girl, you can fill out an application to set up a meet and greet with me. I’ll come to you spayed, vaccinated, and micro-chipped for an adoption fee of $350

March 28th, 2023

Meow! This bonded pair of 6-month-old cuties go by Groot (the pint-sized tabico lass) and Starlord (the lanky tabby boy). These two have been through life’s ups and downs together, and we want to make sure they can find a furever home where they can be best friends forever. These darling babes are playful, curious, and so very sweet: they enjoy climbing into laps and getting gentle pets and scritchies. If you’ve got room in your home and your heart for two sweet kitties to cavort and cuddle, you can fill out an application here to set up a meet and greet. They’ll come to you altered, vaccinated, and microchipped for an adoption fee of $243. 

March 28th, 2023

This 6-year old guy is called Bael, and he’s a shy sweetie who needs a friend. He’s in the process of growing his pantaloons back, and he’s looking for the patient person who doesn’t mind waiting for his glamorous tuxedo to be complete again. In his time so far at Pixie, he’s come a long way socially and we’re dedicated to keeping him happy and comfortable throughout his hair growth journey. Bael is an affectionate guy who has lived with other cats before, and he loves curling up warm and cozy in secret hidey-holds. If he is the special kitty for you, you can fill out an application here to set up a meet and greet. He’ll come to you neutered, vaccinated, and microchipped for an adoption fee of $100.

March 28th, 2023

Hi there! We are a bonded pair of terriers named Emma and Frasier! Emma is 7 years old and Frasier is 15 but thinks he’s 8. We are fun loving, and we look forward to our walks. Frasier has arthritis in his right front shoulder so he likes a bit shorter walk. We will let you know when we see peeps walking around outside who we don’t recognize. For that reason we do best in a quiet home with little foot traffic outside. We would also like to be in a home with no cats or kids. We are looking for an experienced adult only home with some space – best would be a farm or rural area, we recently lived on a 5 acre ranch! Our hobbies include playing, eating treats, and cuddling up with our human or each other. We also love toys! We would love a household with a predictable schedule so we can live out our golden years happily. We are healthy, smart, curious, playful and loving! If we sound like the best pups for you, you can fill out an application to set up a meet and greet with us. We’ll come to you spayed and neutered, vaccinated, and micro-chipped for an adoption fee of $350



March 22nd, 2023

Hello! You can call me Tiffany. I’m a 9 year old Yorkie, and I’m a petite little lady weighing in at only six pounds. I am a sweetie who is friendly with dogs, cats, and kids 14 and older. I’m a total cuddlebug whose idea of a perfect home involves peace and quiet, and a warm lap or two I can call my own. I’m rather quiet myself, and I do such a good job on car rides and short walks. If you’re feelin’ smitten, you can fill out an application to set up a meet and greet with me. I’ll come to you spayed, vaccinated, and microchipped for an adoption fee of $350.


March 22nd, 2023

Bork! I’m Honey, and I’ve got the floppiest ears this side of the Mississippi! I’m a 7-month-old female Beagle babe who’s looking for someone to love. I’m a sweet girl who can hang with other doggos and human children, and I’m interested in kitties too: I’d probably do okay with a really calm, dog-savvy cat. I’d love to find a pad with a confident adult male dog who can show me how to be the best pup in the world, since I’m so new to it! I’d do best with people who work from home or who have a rotating schedule, and I need a quiet house with a yard to frolic in– no apartments, please! If my winsome ways have melted your heart, you can fill out an application to set up a meet and greet with me. I’ll come to you spayed, vaccinated, and microchipped for an adoption fee of $500. 

March 18th, 2023

Hello! My name is Sammy and I’m a 9 year old Rat Terrier Mix looking to meet my forever people! Something to know about me is that I am mostly blind so for my next chapter, I want a mellow and predictable home. Since I am such a small girl, I would love to keep my walks short – if you can carry me, even better! Also, I would prefer to be in an adult only home. Sometimes being handled isn’t my favorite, so no children please, just to be safe. As far as other companions go, I would do well with a calm and patient dog sibling! Cats are fine with me as well! Some of my hobbies include burrowing in lots of blankets, sunbathing and watching TV. If you think I’d be a great match, please fill out an application to set up a meet and greet. I come to you, spayed, vaccinated and microchipped for an adoption fee of $350.


March 18th, 2023

Howdy! Our names are Sky Guy and Princess Ezme, and we are looking for a lovely home to spend our canine retirement in. We’re ages 9 and 11. We are 1000% a bonded pair of chihuahuas who need to stick together, but we promise we’re super sweet and quiet and won’t be too crazy. We are hardcore snugglers whose most favorite things are cozy blankets and yummy food. We count on each other and so we’re not super clingy with our people, but we do still like when the humans show us love. We’re good with other pups and with kitty cats! Kids over 12 are also okay with us. If we sound like the bestest babes to you, you can fill out an application here to set up a meet and greet with us. We’ll come to you altered, vaccinated, and microchipped for an adoption fee of $350.


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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