May 27th, 2020

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.

We currently have enough foster homes. If that changes, we’ll post an update. 

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 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.

With so many people working from home (including Pixie adoption and office staff), we’re receiving about 5 times our normal volume of email. We’re thrilled to have such an amazing community, but it make take us a little longer than normal to get back to everyone.

Thank You!
-The Pixie Project Staff






May 27th, 2020

Think Pixie is the Best Animal Nonprofit in Portland? Help us prove it! Vote Here!






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!





Now’s your chance to show off your pet! For info on how to enter, visit https://portlandlegacylions.org/photo-contest-1 !






May 21st, 2020

Hello friends! My name is Professor Farley McSnaggletooth and I am here to teach you all about love and companionship while having silly adventures along the way! I am a mature 10 yo Chihuahua mix weighing around 12 lbs with a big heart. My thesis paper, “Using your Voice to Grab Human’s Attention” has been a big hit with fellow dog pals after being published in The Bark and Woof journal. But new evidence shows that the more I use my voice, the less attention I receive, and thus I get bored, and then decide to move onto my next paper. Something about the mental health benefits of sunbathing will do. After all, I do this on the daily anyways! Being a mellow guy, I do still have my playful side. Have to be with it and hip for all the youngsters! When I don’t have an audience, it can make me a little blue, so I am looking for someone who isn’t gone long work days and who has another mellow dog friend who will listen to my lectures which vary from “ways to reach that itch” and “what exactly is a rope toy and how is it fun?” I don’t mind if kitties join my class either as everyone has the right to learn! I can take a second to warm up as I still get a little stage fright from time to time, so I would do best in an adult only quiet home owned by my adopters. At the end of a long day of talking, I am always ready to snuggle up to you on the couch as we watch some movies and catch some zzz’s. Silly, sweet, and one of a kind, fill out an application today so we can meet! I come to you vaccinated, microchipped and neutered with an adoption fee of $350. 






May 20th, 2020

Due to the up-tick in adoption interest, we are currently very low on available cats. We are still taking cats in and reaching out to potential adopters who have submitted applications as they become available. 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, and should we have a kitty that is a good fit for what you’re looking for, we will be able to make suggestions and set up a meet-and-greet appointment at that time. 






May 20th, 2020

I am the handsome and noble Murtagh Fraser, a calm and stately gentleman around 7 years old and eager to win your heart! I’m a very gentle and loving man, ready and willing to dedicate my life to being your closest ally and very best friend. When new people give me some love, I am very quick to start purring and rubbing gently against them, asking for more. I have lived with many other cats in the past, but am totally fine being the only cat in the home and may actually prefer to have my own place where I can be the feline king of the castle from now on! I’m a mellow man that would make a really nice apartment kitty and am totally fine being entirely indoors, which is important because while I am a healthy and hearty cat, I have tested positive for FIV (feline AIDS). Cats with FIV can live long and healthy lives just like other cats, and do not need regular medication or special food. I will definitely need to have regular vet exams to ensure that I stay healthy and happy, and I’ll need to stay indoors to ensure I do not spread the disease to other cats. 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.

Don’t you think I’m just the most handsome? I know our love could be epic and can’t wait to continue my adventure with my forever people! Fill out an application to meet me today, and let’s get acquainted! I come to you fixed, vaccinated, and micro-chipped (with a recent dental already done!) for an adoption fee of $100.






May 19th, 2020

Did my sweet soulful eyes reel you in? They tend to do that. But don’t let my serious face fool you as I am quite the goofy and energetic lady! The name is Mavy and I am a 3 yo Shepherd/Hound mix weighing around 50 lbs. Hailing from the South, the city is all new to me and I am still figuring it all out. Since things with a lot of movement like skateboards, bicycles, and the streetcar can be a little nerve wrecking for me, I would prefer an owned home in a quieter suburban or rural setting. I am a very social gal full of bounces and wiggles. I am a sensitive lady though and would need an adult only home. Though I am an adult, I still have a lot of puppy like tendencies, and just need to learn some of the basics with the help of tasty treats. I absolutely adore playing with my toys and am still working on the fetch it part, but I am getting the hang of it! With my dog pals, I can get overwhelmed by really in your face pups, and would prefer a mellow but playful pal my size or bigger to hang with. No kitties in my home please! Sweet, silly, and spunky, I am ready to romp and play with you today! Fill out an application, so we can set up a meet! I come to you spayed, vaccinated, and micro-chipped with an adoption fee of $350. 






May 19th, 2020

Hello Hello! My name is Ruth and I am a sweet and adorable 2 yo husky mix. Weighing only around 37 lbs, I am a petite gal with a big heart ready to share my love with you today. Being a young gun, I am a very energetic lady who would love to join you on neighborhood walks or hikes out in Mount Hood! But what I enjoy most of all is romping around with my doggy pals and thus I do need another doggy sibling in my home. I can get a little overexcited at first, so I need a male doggy my size or bigger who is still playful but is mature and can teach me some play manners. Speaking of manners, I could use some of the basics, but I am a fast learner who is eager to please and am already getting the hang of “sit”! When it comes to my human pals over 12, once I have a chance to know you, I am a very wiggly and appeasing gal. I can be a tad shy, especially with men, and am overall a sensitive lady. With some tasty treats and patience, I eventually come around and am ready to be your best friend. Though I have lived in the city, places right downtown or on busy streets are still a tad overwhelming and I would need an owned home in a quieter neighborhood. Being the playful pup that I am, I really enjoy fetch with my favorite squeaky toys and tennis balls! I seem to do ok with kitties and have met Pixie’s office cat, so a dog savvy cat in the home would be ok. Funny, cute, and full of wiggles, I am ready to get adventuring today! Fill out an application, so we can set up a meet. I come to you vaccinated, micro-chipped, and spayed with an adoption fee of $350.






May 18th, 2020

*THIS DOG IS NOT BEING RE-HOMED THROUGH THE PIXIE PROJECT. THIS IS A COURTESY POST ONLY; PLEASE CONTACT THE OWNER DIRECTLY AT THE NUMBER LISTED BELOW*

  Here’s….. Dixie! I hope you are ready for speed, cause a nice behaviorist described me as a Porsche (not a Volkswagon) I would definitely need my new person to be skilled with my make and model. Actually I am a smart strong  two year old shepherd mix. I was recently adopted by a nice lady who has helped me get over some of my jitters and learn some obedience skills but is unable to handle my challenges of leash reactivity. Sadly, she realizes that I would thrive with someone who has the time, strength, and experience for training me through this issue. So ,she has made it her mission to find just the right person.        

 My owner would like me to tell you she has definitely seen just how smart I am. I am a quick learner. I am house and crate trained. In fact, I go into my crate easily as I find it quite comforting. I love kids too. I have been very good around her grandkids when they come over but ,I can get a bit too rowdy when I play ball so we all  have to be careful when it comes to that. In fact, I really like people of any age,it is dogs on leashes that really get me rattled! I have met a few dogs up close and unexpected, but  things went fine as I let them “say hello”.They told my owner I was raised with other dogs but I don’t find that the same as the social scene my owner has tried to introduce me to while walking in the busy neighborhood. I have had a couple of playdates with the grandkids happy go lucky golden retriever but she does make me nervous and anxious with her “lets rumble” party style. But when they had her on leash in the backyard and I could relax awhile, I was very tolerant. I just have some arousal issues to conquer with the help of an experienced owner.      

 That nice behaviorist I told you about says I would do better in a home with a calm older brother doggy to show me the right track to take and calm my nerves, but not a home with cats or small kids. Also, a rural owned home with space to race around would be best.     

 I also want you to know that it may have taken me a while but I have gotten very attached to my owner and I am sure with your love and patience we will be close too. As you have seen in my pictures I am a pretty girl, strong, smart, and sweet just  looking for someone to love me and help me control my speed but win in my race. So if you would like to know more about me you can call Sheri Johnson at 707-889-2092 or email her at Heimomj@yahoo.com






May 15th, 2020

Hola! Soy Dora. Are you ready to go on an adventure? I know I am! At 1.5 years old, I am a young Shepherd mix with lots of energy who is ready to go go go. I would be the perfect companion to join you on all your Pacific Northwest explorations. Whether it’s a trip to the beach, a hike, camping in the woods, or just a run or stroll around the neighborhood, I am excited to be with my people over 12! Being a young pup, I could still learn some of the basics. But it should be pretty easy because I am a fast learner who is also very treat motivated! I absolutely adore my doggy friends my size and wouldn’t mind a playful companion in the home. I can be a little forward and pushy, so a doggy who can handle my “in your face” romps is important. I am a little too into chasing kitties, so no cats in my home please. Being from the South, though apartment life isn’t for me, I seem to have adapted well to city life and am looking for a home owned by my adopters. Bouncy, silly and full of spunk, I am ready to get to exploring today. Vamonos! Fill out an application to set up a meet. I come to you vaccinated, spayed, and micro-chipped with an adoption fee of $350.






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