August 17th, 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.

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!





January 25th, 2021

Oh hello! Are you my new friend? Yay! My name is Tyson and I am 4-5 year old Pitbull/Boxer mix weighing around 55lbs. Don’t let my serious face fool you. I’m quite the goofy and gushy guy! In fact, I’m a sensitive gentleman with a big heart. I enjoy my afternoon walks, especially when the sun is out! I am not crazy into toys just yet but I do get excited when you throw the ball. Sometimes I will even get the zoomies around the play yard! I have met other doggy friends and I enjoy a good romp session. I’m a teensy bit shy at first. More independent than anything, but I do open up quickly with some tasty treats. I am a sweet boy who can still get startled by a loud noise or two, so I am looking for a mellow house with kiddos over 12. I’m a little too excited around kitties, so none in my home please. I’m such a proper gent and really have that “sit” down perfectly! When I am in the play yard, I just politely sit and wait to meet my new friends. Handsome, silly, and uber sweet, I am so excited to find my forever pals today! Fill out an application, so we can set up a meet. I come to you neutered, vaccinated, and micro-chipped with an adoption fee of $350.






January 22nd, 2021

Hello! My name is Bleu and I am a handsome 9 year old pitbull weighing in around 55 lbs. Everywhere I go I instantly get all the attention! I will be walking down the street and suddenly all I hear is ” who is that blue-tiful pitopotamus?”, “who’s that snuggly velvet burrito?”, “who is that cutie with the silly ears”? They love me. They adore me. And what can I say…I love them too!  Whether it be those other pups, dog savvy kitties or kiddos over 12 too, I am always eager to greet you with some tail wags and silly puppy like bows. I enjoy my daily walks and am excellent on leash, and looking for a house set up with some space for my beefy full body happy wiggles. Though I have to say that I am not a fan of this cold weather! I came to Pixie with some pretty severe allergies that affected my skin, eyes, and ears. But my foster mom has been amazing and has helped me narrow down an ideal food that helps me be less itchy! Even though I look and feel much better, there will still need to be some regular allergy maintenance of baths and ear cleanings, as well as continuing on the special food that I do best on. Email the Pixie gals for more details! Always happy and eager for some pets, nothing seems to get me down, and I can’t help but have a smile on face. I have a history of being crate trained and seem to know some of the basics, but I am also a smart cookie and very food motivated which makes learning more that much easier! My foster says I love my daily massages and am definitely a couch potato with a love of snuggling up next to you in bed. I have an occasional burst of energy and like to play with my toys. But it only lasts a few minutes and then it’s back to the couch! Excitable and always happy go lucky, I am sweet boy looking for that perfect cuddle buddy! Will it be you?! Fill out an application today, so we can set up a meet! I come to you vaccinated, micro-chipped, and neutered with an adoption fee of $350. 






January 21st, 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. 






January 19th, 2021

–THIS IS A COURTESY POSTING; THIS CAT IS NOT BEING HOMED THROUGH THE PIXIE PROJECT. FOR MORE INFO ON POPTART, PLEASE CONTACT SAVANNAH AT THE PHONE/EMAIL BELOW–

Meet Poptart! She is a 13 year old Calico, loves to play, and HIGHLY food motivated. She is deaf so she doesn’t know the meaning of “inside voice.” She has spent most of her life with dogs and children, and has only been living in a single-cat household within the past year. She is spayed and declawed. She is easy-going and curious, and handles change very well – she has moved 2 times in 6 months with no signs of distress.
 
She would do best in any kind of household that can provide lots of playtime, tasty food and treats, and basic medical care for an older kitty.
 
Please contact Savannah for more info — Email: smpenland@gmail.com
Phone: 503-858-0947





January 19th, 2021

Hello Hello! My name is Chloe and I am a silly 2 year old Chihuahua mix weighing in around 8 lbs. I may be small but my personality is mighty! I am a spunky loud and proud gal who can be very silly. When I first came to my foster home, I wasn’t much of a snuggler or player, and was more of a just an independent lady doing my own thing. But after some time, I am finally starting to come out of my shell a bit, and will even play with the other doggies. I am even starting to break out the cuddles too! I am still am not crazy into play and can sometimes be a little selective with my friends, so calmer dogs my size are my best companions. Or I would be happy to be your shining star as well! I met the office kitty a few times and didn’t seem too phased her, though I may want to chase a little in the beginning, so slow intros are key! I do have a luxating patella that Pixie will be doing surgery on, so I may need to keep it calm and relaxed during post op care, but after that, I will be ready to go go go! Since I can sometimes be pretty chatty, I would do best in a home that don’t share walls with neighbors. I can get a little overwhelmed by all the traffic too, so a quieter more suburban area would be ideal. I am generally eager to meet new people, but can sometimes take a minute to come around. Thus, I am looking for a quiet adult only home. Hilarious, boisterous, and very cute, I am ready to blossom even more in my forever home today! Fill out an application to set up a meet! I come to you vaccinated, micro-chipped and spayed with an adoption fee of $350.






January 16th, 2021
  1. Did you say play? Oh boy! What are we playing? When can we start? Oh I am so excited!! My name is Stella and I am a gorgeous, energetic and crazy smart 1 year old German Shepherd weighing about 55 lbs. Everyday I am full of spunk and wiggles, and love getting out that extra energy by running around with my dog pals. I would also jump at the opportunity for neighborhood walks, runs, or just playing fetch in the back yard! Still working on the drop it part of course, but I am very food motivated and as sharp as a tack, so I am sure I will get the hang of it fairly quickly. In fact, I am still learning a lot of the basics and so A TRAINING CLASS/LESSON IS REQUIRED FOR MY ADOPTION! Because I am still learning a lot and have a lot of young dog energy, I really need the focus to be on me for a little bit while I get the hang of things. I am looking for an adult only house with German Shepherd experience that can provide me with an outlet both mentally, with some training and interactive food toys, and physically as well. Heck, I bet I would even love to do some backyard agility or nose work too! Like I said before, I am always down for some romp time with my doggy friends, but I am a little too boisterous for cats, so none in my home please. I am a happy girl who is eager and  ready to go on many adventures with my forever companion. With lots of treats, belly rubs and toys along the way! Fill out an application today, so we can set up a meet! I come to you vaccinated, microchipped and spayed with an adoption fee of $350. 





January 16th, 2021

*THIS DOG IS NOT BEING RE-HOMED THROUGH THE PIXIE PROJECT. THIS IS A COURTESY POST ONLY; PLEASE CONTACT JAYATI AT JAYATI.RAMAKRISHAN@GMAIL.COM FOR MORE DETAILS*

Meet Louie! He is a handsome 9-month old bloodhound, pit bull and lab mix who would make a great addition to a loving family with lots of space and a little extra patience. Louie is a joyful and friendly pup, and wants to be with his people all the time. He is super affectionate and loves to sleep on the bed or sit on the couch with you if you let him. He is learning how to walk well on a leash, and loves playing fetch with a ball or a rope toy. We have not taken him to a dog park yet because he is not yet neutered but he has played really nicely with neighbor dogs, and wants to be friends with everyone who walks by. He also loves to dig!

Louie would do best in a quieter neighborhood without a lot of foot traffic. He is extremely interested in other dogs and people, and if he sees them walking by constantly, he will sit and bark or cry because he can’t play with them. He will also bark every time he hears a doorbell or senses someone at the door. He would thrive in a rural setting with lots of space and another
adult dog, preferably a female who can lead him. He should go to a home without cats or kids younger than 13.

He is extremely food-driven and will do anything for a meaty bone or string cheese. He also loves carrots, apples and sweet potatoes. Food is a huge motivator for him, and it’s important to have lots of treats of different kinds when you take him on a walk, or anywhere new or unfamiliar. Louie is a highly social dog and craves constant interaction. When he gets frustrated or overstimulated, he can be bouncy and mouthy. These episodes have gotten less frequent with training, but it’s important to be aware of it and to continue with the positive reinforcement training while always having ample treats on hand to practice. We also use a crate for him, which has been important both for giving him a quiet space and for preventing him from getting into things when left unattended. Louie is highly trainable and picks up new lessons quickly. We have been working with him on basic concepts as well as impulse control. He would benefit hugely from going to a more structured training class.

Louie is up-to-date on all his shots and will be neutered this month.
We adore Louie and are sad to rehome him. Due to an illness in the family, we are not able to give him the level of attention he needs and deserves. It’s important to us that he go to a home where someone is willing to put in the effort to work with him. If you are interested, please send an email to Jayati at Jayati.ramakrishnan@gmail.com.






Did someone order a grande Cappuccino and a tall Latte? Well here we are! The perfect little espresso beans here to make sure you have a brew-tiful day! We are both chihuahua terrier mixes with Latte being 7 years old and 8lbs, whereas I, Cap, am 12 years old and 16lbs. We are like two coffee beans in a pod and are looking for a home together. Being quiet and sensitive, we are looking for a mellow adult only household with someone who loves cuddling as much as we do! I am always eager to run up and greet you, though Latte can take a second to warm up to the optimal temperature. We are both into snuggles and would probably enjoy walks in  a low traffic area or running around in a fenced yard. Because of all the espresso, sometimes we can get a little chatty, so a home without shared walls with neighbors would be ideal. We have met some doggy friends here at Pixie and in my foster home, and we both warm up to them just fine. No kitties in our home please! Other than me needing a little weight loss, we are both in good shape and have been fixed, vaccinated, micro-chipped, and even had routine dentals! Coffee and friends are the perfect blend, so fill out an application for us today. Our total adoption fee if $350. Want to foster us while we wait for our forever home? Email info@pixieproject.org!






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    Portland, OR 97232

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