December 7th, 2022

This is your chance to own a one-of-a kind bookmark handcrafted by our friend Chuck Palahniuk! Get yours HERE!

Each bookmark is different and there are only 13 available!

Made with a variety of stones and beads, including amber, moss agates, peridot, onyx, obsidian, coral, pearls, jasper, and citrine, each bookmark is unique and takes several days to make and wrap. Strung on a steel cable, knotted, crimped, and secured with jewelry-grade Hypo Cement, hook one from a book on your highest shelf and add some bling to your library!

Each bookmark comes wrapped (packaging pictured) by Chuck and every dollar raised goes to help the cats and dogs at Pixie!

One per customer! When they’re gone, they’re gone!
(Photo of packaged bookmarks by Chuck Palahniuk. Portrait by Allan Amato.)

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 (, 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: 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!

December 7th, 2022

The name is Gnocchi and boy do I love to eat. You’ll notice in my pictures that I just couldn’t stop licking my chops. Wet food is good, kibble is good, treats are ahhh-mazing. Well what are you waiting for. Let’s make use of your opposable thumbs and crack open a couple cans of cat food for me. Fill out an application to set up a meet with me todayI come to you vaccinated, microchipped, and spayed with an adoption fee of $100.

December 7th, 2022

A gentle quiet lady looking for a soft comfy bed to snuggle into. Is that too much to ask for? Nova Prime has been a wonderful mom to all her kittens and they have all gone to their forever homes. Now she’s on the hunt for a human family of her own. Nova is 2 years young and as sweet as they come. Fill out an application to set up a meet with me todayI come to you vaccinated, microchipped, and spayed with an adoption fee of $100.


December 2nd, 2022

Well hey there. I know my gorgeous face caught your eye. I’ll greet you when you come home with leg rubs and purrs. Other cats are cool with me so I wouldn’t mind a feline friend to share the home with. I leave my kitty friends who are not a fan of me alone and play with the ones who do want to wrestle. My foster mom says I am so snuggly, sweet, and polite.  I would be able to be my best self with a home with older kids or other cool confident kitties. I come to you vaccinated, microchipped and spayed with an adoption fee of $100. 

December 1st, 2022

Pro social, pro talker. Tygy is an 8 month old female Torbie looking for her fur-ever home, where she can tell you all about her day (she will insist upon it)! She loves pets, chin scratches, and singing the song of her people. Tygy is a sweetheart who would love to cuddle up and keep you company, so fill out an application today to meet this young lady. I come to you vaccinated, microchipped and spayed with an adoption fee of $100. 

November 30th, 2022
Howdy!  They call me  Sausage and I’m a 10 year old male doxie mix. I’ve had a rough year. My owner passed away and then I was passed from home to home, one where I was attacked by the other dog in the home. Thankfully I found my way to the Pixie Project, where I can light up the room with my charm and good looks. Now I’m looking for a retirement home! I have some crooked legs, the vets here think I was born this way. On the bright side it doesn’t seem to slow me down much! I LOVE to run and play and take walks! I’m a pretty good cuddler as well so I would make a great Netflix pal. I’m a bit nervous with dogs and cats so I need to go to a home where I can be the only four legged resident. Do I sound like the perfect addition to your family? If I do, fill out an application here:
I come vaccinated, microchipped and neutered for an adoption fee of $350. 

November 30th, 2022


Dusty is 7 months old 34 pound hound mix. Baby Dusty is a sweetheart of a puppy who loves people, cuddling and playing. He would do okay with kids 8 and older and would love to have a confident older dog sister to help show him the ropes and play with him. He would also live perfectly content with a confident cat. We would like him to have a house with a yard to continue his potty training and a positive reinforcement basic manners class is a requirement. If Dusty seems like the perfect addition to your family, fill out an application today! He comes to you neutered, microchipped, and vaccinated for an adoption fee of $500.

November 25th, 2022

Doris is a wonderful 1 year old female who is mellow yet cuddly. Spends most of her day sleeping, cuddling and looking out the window. She does sometimes get the zoomies and bolt through her tunnel and around the house. She loves to bat her toys all around. She would be great in a family with kiddos. She’s just so sweet.  Fill out an application today to set up a meet. I come to you vaccinated, microchipped and spayed with an adoption fee of $100.

November 18th, 2022

Nafisa is approximately 2 years old. She lived with a foreign exchange student who had to return home and wasn’t able to take her. She has been super sweet and affectionate….absolutely loves human attention! She’s been good with both dogs and cats while at her foster home and we think she would like having another fur friend in the home…unless the human was around full time.  Fill out an application today to set up a meet. I come to you vaccinated, microchipped and spayed with an adoption fee of $100.

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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