February 5th, 2021

Pixie is currently operating by appointment. Staff will be available by email (info@pixieproject.org), 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—the 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:  https://www.pixieproject.org/category/wishlist/

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!





April 16th, 2021

Due to the up-tick in adoption interest and high volume of intake requests, we are not always able to post our available cats. We are still taking cats in and reaching out to potential adopters who have submitted applications as they become available. Our application gives adopters the opportunity to let our adoption staff know what you’re looking for, and we’re happy to help you find your perfect match! If you are interested in adopting a cat (or kittens), we encourage you to fill out our general adoption application and email it to info@pixieproject.org. As soon as we receive it, our adoption staff will get back to you within 1-2 business days to make suggestions and set up a meet-and-greet appointment at that time. 






April 16th, 2021
I am the beautiful Stella, soon to be the light of your life! I’m a stunning, super floofy, bold and confident lady that is around 11 years old. When I’m in the mood and feeling trusting, I LOVE my belly rubs, and will often allow you the pleasure of rubbing all my tummy fluff. Fortunately, I also enjoy being brushed a lot, which very much helps to maintain my beautiful fluffy coat. My personality, like my body size, is pretty big, and I always want to be the center of attention. I will often follow my fosters around, chatting and herding them around the house according to my schedule. Even though I’m an older lady, you wouldn’t know it — I’m very spry and adventurous and would love a home with some room to roam. My current fosters have a small apartment, and it’s a little confining for me. That being said, I’m totally used to being indoors and don’t have any need to go outside at all. I do like to climb and jump and chase dangly toys, and will gladly cuddle up in bed with you at night when it’s time for sleep. Even though I’m a bed snuggler, my large size makes it a little awkward for me to be a lap kitty. That being said, I’m all about being nearby wherever you are, and am wonderful company! I am used to being the Queen of the Castle and am not a fan of sharing my space with other animals. I’m also just tolerant of being picked up and carried a short while and generally like respect of my space when I ask for it, so an adult-only home is probably ideal for me, especially since that’s what I’m most used to. I don’t necessarily need a quiet home, however, since I’m happy to welcome new people into my space and am quite the socialite! Pixie has run blood work on me to ensure that I’m in good health and I even had a recent dental, so I’m ready for my new home! Don’t you think I’m just delightful? I hope you’ll fill out an application to meet me today! I come to you fixed, vaccinated, and micro-chipped for an adoption fee of $80.





April 16th, 2021

Sweet, affectionate, and full of snuggles, my name is Lilly and I am 12 year old Rat Terrier mix. Weighing in at 13 lbs, I am a petite lady with a giant heart bursting with love that I am ready to share with that special family. As you can see, I am pretty much fully blind, but my foster mom says I navigate really well and even have mastered the two steps that go into the yard. Even though I am pretty adaptable, having to move around a lot or into different rentals would be too much for me  since I would need to keep learning new layouts, so a stable living situation in a house would be my ideal retirement home. I am a pretty laid back gal who is fairly independent but still am always happy to snuggle by your side. I especially love to “burrito” into the blankets, which is where you can find me most of the day. Unless it is a sunny day, and then you can find me sunbathing out in the backyard. Even though I am always down for pets, because I can’t see, I can get startled sometimes and so an adult only home would be best. My foster says that I do enjoy my walks, especially in a quieter neighborhood where there isn’t much traffic. But I only really do a jaunt up the block and then it’s back into the burrito cave. I have met other dogs and am currently residing with one in my foster, so a mellow dog who will respect my space would be ok. But I perfectly happy being your only pet companion too! My foster says that I am her favorite foster yet, but shhh. Don’t tell her I told you that! If you are looking for an easy going and calm pup who is eager to be your companion, well I am your gal! Fill out an application so we can set up a meet. I come to you vaccinated, microchipped, spayed with an up to date dental cleaning and bloodwork and an adoption fee of $350.






April 16th, 2021

I am handsome Jack! I’m a big brown tabby boy that is around 5 years old and easy to love! It took me just a little while to gain my confidence after losing the only owner I’ve known, but now that I’m settled into my foster home I am a very affectionate kitty that loves laps and will roll around on the floor, flirting with my admirers! I’m a quiet, polite guy that is very mellow and happy to entertain myself if you have work all day, and also happy to see you when you get home. I may be a little shy at first while I adjust to a new space, but I am great with new people now that I’m settled — a quieter adult-only space may be ideal for me, though I’m incredibly gentle and wouldn’t be an issue around children. I just might take awhile to adjust to big kid energy or dogs. I’m used to the indoor lifestyle and am perfectly content to lounge around in an apartment. The fact that I’m happy indoors is ideal, since I am positive for Feline Immunodeficiency Virus, 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. Cats with FIV can live long and healthy lives just like other cats, and do not need regular medication or special food. 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.
Despite my FIV status, I’m currently a healthy kitty that even had a recent dental cleaning done, and I am ready for my forever home! I may be a little shy at first while I adjust, but I am great with new people now that I’m settled If you’re looking for a low-maintenance lover like me, I hope you’ll fill out an application to meet me soon! 






We’re partnering with our friends at Fetch Eyewear and Phido Photography! 🐶🐱 When you book a photo session for you and your pet with Phido, you’ll save $50 off your session and receive a FREE pair of Fetch sunglasses! 😎 We’re looking for adopters who would be willing to share their adoption stories and allow us to use a couple of the photos from your shoot on our social media! 📸 Spaces are limited–please email jessica@pixieproject.org if you’re interested! ❤️






April 16th, 2021

–THIS IS A COURTESY POSTING; THIS CAT IS NOT BEING HOMED THROUGH THE PIXIE PROJECT. FOR MORE INFORMATION ON BOBBY, PLEASE CONTACT EAMON AT THE EMAIL BELOW–

Bobby is a year and eleven month old seal point siamese cat. She has a gorgeous darker coat that shines in the light. She is looking for a home with no dogs, cats or young children. She needs someone who can give her lots of attention without other animals confusing her or over-stimulating her. Bobby is full of personality, she is a queen of her kingdom! She is always curious and interested in all new things, people and toys. She is also one of the most playful cats you will ever meet! She loves playing with her toys and also loves hunting for treats we have placed for her around the house. Because of her age though, she is still learning how to play properly, and if she feels you aren’t paying enough attention or playing right, she can turn her energy towards you. But she is learning to take breaks when this happens by my partner and I redirecting her and walking away. Bobby loves to let her personality shine through her songs and phrases too. She will always let you know when she wants to hang out, and she will let you know when she is done. Bobby tends to let you know how she is feeling through her body language immediately, and also with her mouth. She tends to let people know when she is overstimulated with bites on the arm or hand when she wants to be left alone, or if she didn’t like something. We have been working with her to understand she doesn’t need to bite and can let us know in other ways, and we have definitely seen her understanding better, though she still uses it quite often to communicate. If you are not okay being bitten or scratched while working with her to improve her manners, this isn’t the cat for you. She has never been an outdoor cat but in the right situation that could allow her to get some energy out and that would be greatly beneficial. Bobby is a super smart lady with a grand personality, and while she still needs some help learning and understanding some things, she is an incredibly affectionate and loving little lady.

If you’re interested in Bobby, please contact Eamon at adopt.bobbythecat@gmail.com






April 15th, 2021

Looking for a pup who is a big marshmallow? Well this Canelo is your fellow! At 6 months old, I am already weighing in at 47lbs and will likely continue to fill out a bit more as I reach the 1 yo mark. It’s likely I am a Husky maybe Malamute mix, but regardless I am a sweet and sensitive giant ball of fluff. I do have a ton of puppy energy and am very very bouncy, so I am looking for a home with kiddos over 12. Just like my friend Nube, I am also in a very critical learning and socialization period and BASIC TRAINING CLASSES ARE MANDATORY FOR MY ADOPTION. I am very happy and social guy who has so much fun playing with my doggy friends. With some finesse on my leash skills and other basics, I bet I would be a great hiking and adventure companion! Playful, happy go lucky, and kinda dopey, nothing really seems to bother me. I am just an excited pup ready to explore the world! Though I am not a huge fan of those kitties, so none in my home please. Because I am quite the large guy who needs some space and since I can sometimes be talkative, I am looking for a house set up without shared walls with neighbors. Spazzy, energetic and oh so fluffy, I am eager to play with my new family today! Fill out an application to set up a meet. I come to you vaccinated, micro-chipped, and neutered with an adoption fee $400. 






April 15th, 2021

What does Nube mean you ask? Well believe or not, it means cloud! And that’s exactly what I am. A floofy, silly, energetic, puppy of a cloud. At just 9 months old, I am a beautiful Husky weighing in at about 38lb. I will still have a little more growing and filling out to do, but shouldn’t be too much more. Being a young gal, I am just full of energy and am ready to get started on life’s adventures right away. I have quite a bit of learning to do still as far as the basics, so BASIC TRAINING CLASSES ARE MANDATORY FOR MY ADOPTION. I greet my humans friends with bounces, jumps, and lots of kisses too! Thus, I would do best in a home with older kiddos over 12 who can handle my puppy antics. I am a very busy girl who likes to keep active whether its running around the yard with a dog friend or stimulating my mind with some interactive food toys. I would be a great candidate for some training games like nose work, sniffing out my favorite treats. With my dog friends, I am a forward in your face greeter, which not every dog loves. Thus, if there was another dog friend in my home, it would be ideal if they would still want to play with me but who are also confident and can tell me when I need to take breaks. Being in a very critical socialization period, I am going to be pretty much a full time job as I learn all about the world and am looking for a home experienced with large energetic breeds. But it’s all worth it because after some training, I would be a great PNW adventure pal who would love hikes and camping too. Every cloud has a silver lining after all! I can be your classic talkative sled dog, so I am looking for a house without shared walls with neighbors. No kitties in my home please! Funny, upbeat, and so full of life, I am ready to start exploring today! Fill out an application to set up a meet. I come to you spayed, vaccinated, and micro-chipped with an adoption fee of $400.






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

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