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!





July 19th, 2024

The 7 dwarves are all grown up and have left the nest, so this mama cat is ready for her next adventure!

Snow White is a 2 year old, female, calico. She’s a super sweet lady, and is finding herself again after focusing on her babies for the past few months.

If you’d like to offer this gal a tasty treat (perhaps a churu or greenie; no poison apples please) then fill out our cat adoption application. She’ll join your home spayed, vaccinated, and microchipped for an adoption fee of $120.






July 19th, 2024

Kitten season hit us late this year and is still in full swing! Please fill out an application if you would like to set up a an appointment to come visit our adoption center, where you can meet all these little cuties!

Please note that we require our kittens (4 months or under) to be adopted in pairs or with another adult kitty, unless there is another social cat already in the home. This is to avoid what we call “single kitten syndrome” where kittens adopted without a friend tend to have behavioral issues because they are not getting the socialization they need from another feline companion. A 10% discount is given for any two kittens/cats adopted! They’ll come to you vaccinated, microchipped and spayed/neutered for an adoption fee of $150.






July 19th, 2024

Magpies are considered very intelligent creatures, and you could be lumped in with that group if you made the wise decision to come over and meet this kewl cat. Magpie is a 4 year old domestic short hair female. She loves to burrow into a warm cozy bed or soft plushy blankets, and she would likely make quite the cuddle bug. She tends to take a little to warm up to new friends and surroundings but has such a sweet demeanor, we know once she is settled she will make a great companion. We believe Magpie would do best as a solo cat in the home.

Don’t be a bird brain, go ahead and fill out our cat adoption application so you can swoop up this great kitty. She would join your home spayed, vaccinated, and microchipped for an adoption fee of $120.






July 19th, 2024

This 10 month old beauty is Seraphena. She’s a medium-haired female, with striking grey markings. She is a sweet and cuddly gal, who warms up quickly to a friendly hand.

Seraphena is a bit suspicious of other cats, so we think she would do best as a solo pet in your home. But given her disposition, respectful children would likely be okay with her. If you’d like to meet her, fill out our cat adoption application. She’ll join your home spayed, vaccinated, and microchipped for an adoption fee of $150.






July 17th, 2024

Mycella, generally a very acquired taste, but if you have a very refined palate this may be just the cat for you! Mycella is a young domestic short hair female, who we believe to be right about 2 years old. She has warmed up to the Pixie crew since joining our ranks and has only become more and more social and affectionate. She would like to be the only cat in the home, as other kitties tend to stress her out. 

So add Mycella to your grocery list and please fill out our cat adoption application today to meet her! She will join your family spayed, microchipped, and vaccinated for an adoption fee of $120. 






July 17th, 2024

She isn’t a tomcat, but she’s still a little Tommy!

Tommy is a 3 year old, female, domestic shorthaired beauty! She is friendly and cuddly with people, and has settled into her new environment quite well.

We think that Tommy could cohabitate successfully with other cats, gentle human children, and respectful doggos. If you’d like to meet Tommy, please fill out our cat adoption application, she would join your home spayed, vaccinated, and microchipped for an adoption fee of $120.






July 17th, 2024

Hi there, I’m pleased to meet your acquaintance. Halloumi is can be one tasty snack but in this case, she is one purrfect cat! She is an eye catching torbie, with a very striking coat. Halloumi is about 2 years old and has been around other cats before but seems to be just fine flying solo too. She came to us as a very young mama cat, who likely never got to be much of a kitten herself and still has lots of fun playful energy.

To meet this sweet treat Halloumi please fill out our cat adoption application today! She will join your family spayed, microchipped, and vaccinated for an adoption fee of $120. 






July 16th, 2024

She’s lovely, sweet, and affectionate but not needy. She’s just the right amount of all great things cat. Hannabelle is a domestic short hair female around 3 years old. She has resided in a home with other kitties and we believe she could again but she certainly seems fine to be a solo cat as well. She warms up to new friends and faces fast and is eagerly awaiting her new forever family. 

If Hannabelle sounds like a perfect friend for you this summer and furever, please fill out a cat adoption application today! She’ll come to you spayed, vaccinated, and microchipped for an adoption fee of $120.






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

    Phone: (503) 542-3432
    Fax: (503) 542-3437

    Hours:
    Tuesday-Friday 11:00 - 6:00
    Saturday 11:00 to 4:00