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!

February 27th, 2021

Hello! My name is Cassidy and I am a sweet, sensitive 1 year old Spaniel Mix weighing in at around 22lbs. I am still a blossoming flower and can be a little shy when first meeting new people. But I absolutely love playing with smaller doggies my size and really would like a fur sibling in my home. They just help me really gain the confidence I need to shine! Because I take a second to warm up, I am looking for a quiet home in a low traffic area with kiddos over 12. Though I am not super hyper, I am still quite active and love to play with toys, run around my foster’s yard with the other doggy in the home, and go for mellow walks around the neighborhood. I am a little too interested in kitties, so none in my home please! My foster mom is a dog trainer and has been working on my confidence building, so a patient home dedicated to a little extra training is going to be ideal for me. It’s been a little too wet out, but she also thinks I could be a good hiking and adventure companion!! But places with big crowds like restaurant patios or crowded parks are always going to be a little too overwhelming for me. Silly and down right adorable, I am a fun lady who is excited to open up and bond with my forever family today! Fill out an application, so we can set up a meet. I come to you vaccinated, spayed, and microchipped with an adoption fee of $350. 

February 26th, 2021

They call me Rebel…Rebel without a Cause. But you know, I think my foster mom would agree with me that the only thing I would lead a rebellion against is nap time. Ha! At 4 years young and just over 8lbs, I am a tiny energetic Yorkie who likes to play play play. I just love fetch! My foster even says that when we first wake up, I quickly eat my breakfast because the faster I eat, the quicker we can get to toy time! Bouncy and spunky, I really enjoy being around my other doggy friends. Sometimes the “in your face playstyle” is overwhelming for me, so I like friends who can also give me some space when I ask for it. I seem to be very friendly around cats. Honestly, most are bigger than me, so I keep my distance! I seem to enjoy my walks around the block, though because of my tiny stature, I don’t think I would be up for 10 mile hikes. But maybe in a doggy backpack! I am very social with new human friends and would prefer to live in a home with kiddos 12 and up. I can sometimes be a little vocal so I am looking for a house without shared walls with neighbors. Silly, hilarious, and very much animated, I am looking for an active family that can keep up with my lively and spirited ways! Fill out an application, so we can set up a meet. I come to you vaccinated, micro-chipped and neutered with an adoption fee of $350. 

February 24th, 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. 

February 23rd, 2021

Kookie is an 11 year old, short haired female with bright yellow eyes to compliment her shiny black and white fur. Kookie is really shy, but once she opens up to you she a true sweetheart. She’s indoor/outdoor, but unless it’s freezing out, she’ll usually always be outside hanging in the area. Kookie loves to play with string toys and lasers and is a very high jumper.

Kookie enjoys being rubbed, especially having her belly rubbed, but she also likes her space. She’s weary of other cats, but quite gentile with them once she gets to know them, just as long as they aren’t too rough. 

Please email Porsche P.davis5175@gmail.com and/or Aaron Jamston90@gmail.com for more info if interested!

February 23rd, 2021


Fefe is a 13 year old, long haired female with green eyes and fluffly brown and white fur. She loves to be rubbed, brushed and all around grommed. She loves to play with strings and will call out and bring you her toys when she wants to play. FeFe is indoor/outdoor, but she prefers to be inside. On sunny days you can find her getting some fresh air and scoping out the neighborhood.

FeFe can be pretty dominating to other animals, especially other cats, so she does well being the only one getting attention. Fefe is older and mature in nature now, but in her younger days she was a fighter, so she’s missing her two top teeth. Call them sacrifices of war if you must, but it’s left her with a very cute “mug” face after she yawns and it’s pretty adorable. She’s an all around sweetheart and will simply stand by the food bowl when hungry, she’s such a princess:).

Please email Porsche P.davis5175@gmail.com and/or Aaron Jamston90@gmail.com for more info if interested!

February 20th, 2021

Here and gone in a flash! I am the fastest tiny terrier you have ever seen. And boy do I love to run around and get the zoomies! My name is Shyla and I am a 2 year old terrier weighing in about 10lbs. I have a lot of spunk and exuberance, and seem to always be ready and on the go. I enjoy my daily walks here around Pixie, but sometimes can get overwhelmed on the heavier traffic days and would rather be in a bit of quieter neighborhood. I bet I would be a great hiking companion or adventure partner as I am very happy and full of energy. Sometimes I can take a second to open up, but it usually happens fairly quick and I definitely wouldn’t mind be in a home with kiddos 12 and up. Like most terriers, I am a talker and so I am looking for a house where there aren’t any shared walls with neighbors. I really love playing with my dog friends I had made here at Pixie and would even be ok in a home with a confident dog savvy kitty. My silly little run when I get excited is just so cute and everyone just cracks up when I do it! I am just a silly and fun gal who instantly puts a smile on your face and I am ready to share all these adventures with my forever family today. Fill out an application, so we can set up a meet! I come to you vaccinated, microchipped and spayed with an adoption fee of $350. 

February 20th, 2021

Yoda, the Siamese-like cat and Frodo, the Tabby, are 11 year old neutered littermates that have lived with us since we adopted them as kittens.   Yoda loves everyone, including our Labrador.  Yoda isn’t shy and quickly makes friends with visitors.  He loves to talk.   He will politely tap your arm while you are eating to let you know that he would like a bite.  This guy loves bread!  He will go out on our deck, but will not step foot outside of the house otherwise; he is an indoor cat. 

Frodo is very sweet, is a great lap cat, and loves to be the center of attention with his favorite humans. He loves to be petted (even on his belly).  He can leap through the air to catch his flying toys. He is beginning to accept our dog, who is now five years old.  Frodo is fiercely loyal to his favorite human and will sometimes cry when we are separated.  He is more cat-like than Yoda and is a little more shy around visitors, but warms up with a little time.  

I would love to keep both Yoda and Frodo, but my allergies have gotten worse.  It breaks my heart that I cannot snuggle and give them the love and attention that they deserve.  Yoda and Frodo get along like brothers.  They are buddies sometimes and quarrel a bit other times.  They would do well if housed together.  If they are not housed together, Yoda would be fine in a home with a dog, cat, and/or with children.  Frodo would do well with kids and/or with Yoda, but would probably have a hard time with other cats or dogs.

Please contact Veronica at vhsautter@gmail.com or 503-860-7132 if you are interested or would like more information.


February 19th, 2021

“Bouncy, Bouncy, Fun, Fun, Fun! The most wonderful thing about Tanners is that I am the only one!” Hi everyone. My name is Tanner and I am an excitable and happy go lucky 2 year old Chihuahua mix. At 12 lbs, I am a small guy full of big personality! Playing is my number one gig. Whether it’s with my favorite squeaky toys, fetch, or hanging out with my dog friends, I am always down for some fun! In fact, I get so excited to meet new cat and dog friends, that I can be a little exuberant in my approach, but am always very friendly. I just might be too in your face and annoying for a shy or older fur sibling. I am always excited to meet new human pals and would be happy to join a family with kiddos over 12. I love being someone’s companion and do get attached fairly quickly. Thus, I am looking for a home with either another doggy friend or someone who isn’t gone for long work hours, and who doesn’t share walls with neighbors. I am a pretty confident guy on my walks and enjoy them quite a bit. It’s been a little too chilly to really go on long walks, but I bet I would really enjoy going for short hikes or exploring the beach! I am just a handsome pup who is full of life and am missing someone to share all these adventures with. Wanna join me?! 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. 

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