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!





March 19th, 2019

Jose here! Ready to rock and roll and light up your life! I’m a spritely, playful, and personable 8-month-old boy and I’m very, very charming. As you could expect from a young man my age, I’m a super playful little guy and could spend an hour or two chasing a toy and practicing my “hunting” skills with toy mice. I definitely would love a home where I had some company — either two-legged or four-legged — to help keep me entertained all day long! My previous foster home had a doggy and I liked to hang out with him and rub up against him, so I think finding a forever home with a cat-friendly canine would be ideal. Unfortunately, I was not socialized well with other cats at a young age so I do play a little bit rough with people and do not play well at all with other cats. A home with a confident doggy and either older kids or just adults would be ideal for me, so I can still wrestle and play like a typical teenager kitty without bothering anyone. I’m used to being totally indoors and would be very happy as long as I was in a home with lots of stimulation and things to keep me busy and entertained. I’m a special man with lots of character, and I know my perfect home is out there! Do you think it could be with you? I’m currently living in a foster home, so fill out an application to meet me today! I come to you fixed, vaccinated, and micro-chipped for an adoption fee of $100.






March 19th, 2019

I’m Dundee — the cuddly, adorable, adventurous 1-year-old guy that can’t wait to find my forever family! I’m a very gentle kitty that loves to headbutt and make muffins when people give me attention. I don’t mind being picked up and held at all, and am fine being cuddled in your arms like a baby. I came to Pixie from eastern Oregon where I lived among many other cats, and had access to the outdoors. For this reason, it’s likely I’d prefer to have that access again and I’d also probably love a home with another pet that I can be friends with! Since I’m so playful and lively it would help keep me entertained as well, especially if my humans had to work. I absolutely love humans too, and am a big snuggler! I’m pretty confident and once I’m settled in would do well with kids as a family cat. Unfortunately, since I’m used to having lots of space to roam I would probably not be happy in an apartment, but other than that am an easy, fun, and super lovable guy that would make a great pet for just about anyone! Think I might be perfect for you? Come down to Pixie to meet me today! I come to you fixed, vaccinated, and micro-chipped for an adoption fee of $100.






March 18th, 2019

Hello! My name is Misty Day. You might have heard my name before. Well that is because I am named after one of my favorite show’s characters! I am a 3 year old Chihuahua/Terrier mix weighing in at 12 lbs. Just like my TV show counterpart, I am quite the free spirit and my eclectic personality has everyone wanting more! I am an enchanting and silly gal who loves to play play play!  Especially with my doggy friends. I can be a little overzealous with my puppy like play style and not every dog is a fan, but I have found some pups at Pixie who really love to wrestle around with me. I would even be happy to play with a dog savvy kitty as well! I always eager to meet new people and do excellent on my volunteer walks around the block. I can even see myself being an excellent hiking companion and would be super excited to join my human pals over 10 on their adventures. Born in the boondocks and now taking on the big city, I am a confident, cute, and bright lady ready to take on the world! Will you be join me? Fill out an application today, so we can meet! I come to you vaccinated, micro-chipped, and spayed with an adoption fee of $350. 






Linda is an absolutely amazing cattery volunteer who’s been with Pixie for more than FIVE years. She comes at least one (but usually two) mornings a week, every week, to clean up after and care for all the kitties in the building. She has also fostered and adopted cats from us, uses her years of service industry experience to help us at our huge annual fundraiser, and is a wonderful, sweet person that lights up the shelter and makes everyone smile whenever she’s here! She’s an absolute doll with all of the cats and definitely provides a ton of comfort to each and every one. Last year, she was the recipient of our Cattery Award and she deserves to be recognized for her amazing work. Thank you, Linda! 






March 17th, 2019
Zip

“Zip-a-dee-doo-dah, zip-a-dee-ay. My, oh, my, what a wonderful day!” Hi everyone. The name is Zip and I am a hilarious and super adorable 3 year old Chihuahua mix weighing around 9lbs. Though I can be a tad shy at first, I am a pretty happy go lucky guy and come out of my shell pretty quickly. Pixie does know a bit about my past, and I even used to live on the coast and would go to the beach with my other doggy pals all the time! In fact, I love having a chance to run around and stretch my legs, which can honestly be a little comical since my back legs are shorter than my front ones. I do well on walks, but MLK is bit much for me with all the traffic and would be happier in a lower traffic area. Even one that is up a few blocks would be just fine. I seem to really love my doggy and kitty pals and grew up around both. Bigger dogs and those who are pretty pushy are pretty scary, but the ones my size are so much fun to play with. I am a pretty flirty guy and will play bow and yawn and make funny noises, anything to get my mellow friends to play with me. In fact, having a friend around really helps build my confidence and gets me to be my spunky self. I even know a few tricks and basic commands, including “sit” and ” lay down”, and have the treat motivation to learn even more! Once I come out of my shell, I get extra cuddling and love attention from my human pals over 12. Overall, I am a sweet and mellow “go with the flow” guy who just needs a furry friend and a patient family to help this wallflower bloom. Fill out an application today, so we can meet. I come to you vaccinated, micro-chipped, and neutered with an adoption fee of $350. 






March 16th, 2019

Hello! My name is Phoebe and I am an adorable 6 year old Italian Greyhound/Chihuahua mix weighing in at 11 lbs. I am a small gal hailing from a tiny rural community in California. Though I am not used to the big city, I do pretty good on my afternoon strolls around the block and would be happy in a quieter part of town. I am a sensitive gal who can take a second to warm up, but once I do, I instantly bond and am happy to be your lap companion! Snuggling is my favorite past time and I enjoy burrowing under the blankies and getting really close to you to absorb all the warmth. Since I can be a bit sensitive, I would do best in an adult only owned home with not a lot of foot traffic. I have met some doggy friends here at Pixie and am not a fan of crazy puppy energy in my face, but have some other mellow pups that just kind of hang with me, and that is more my style. But would happy to be your shining star as well! No kitties in my home please. I am just a cute as can be eccentric lady ready to share couch cuddles with my special someone. Will it be you? Fill out an application today, so we can meet! I come to you vaccinated, micro-chipped, and spayed with an adoption fee of $350.






March 15th, 2019

That handsome stud on the left is me, Bobby! And that lovely lady on my right is my best friend Diva. We have been together for awhile now. Well since we were pups really. Needless to say we are pretty fond of each other and can’t imagine a life without the other. We are both Chihuahua mixes around 10 years old. We are both in excellent health and are quite spunky! In fact, as you can see from our pictures, we are down for a nature adventure at any time! And Diva will go on all day about how I non-stop want to play fetch! I even know how to drop it in your lap and if you aren’t paying attention to me, I will even throw it at you to get you to throw it again! I could do it for hours, whereas she is more of the cuddler who is always eager to find the next comfy lap to snuggle on. We are both very social and happy to meet all friends both two and four legged! We are both so happy with life and are eager to share it with a family of our own. Can we join you on your next hiking adventure? Fill out an application today, so we can meet. We come to you vaccinated, micro-chipped, and fixed with an adoption fee of $400. 






March 13th, 2019

I am Kira — the kindest, sweetest little 1-year-old grey/blue kitty you’ve ever met! I am very well-behaved and calm for my age, and just full of love. I love to follow my foster mom around her apartment and ask for lots of cuddles whenever possible. I have a big purr and a teeny tiny body, weighing in just under 7 pounds — making me even cuter! My foster mom calls me an angel and a gem and says I am just the easiest girl. My former owner rescued me but was unable to keep me herself, though she did say that I’m fine around other cats. I’m used to living entirely inside and have no problem with being in an apartment space. Right now, I eat a special prescription food to help prevent vomiting since I have a little bit of a sensitive tummy. Once I’m settled in my forever home, it’s probable that I’ll be able to switch to a regular food that I’m not sensitive to and could transition to without any issue. For now, I’m doing great on my prescription food and am an overall very healthy and hearty girl! I know I will make someone very lucky, and can’t wait to meet my future forever family! Don’t you think I’m darling? I’m currently living in a foster home, so fill out an application to meet me today! I come to you fixed, vaccinated, and micro-chipped for an adoption fee of $100.






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    Portland, OR 97232

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