November 16th, 2023

This holiday season, you can make a difference to the cats and dogs at Pixie!

Make your Year-End Gift:
Donate through our Website,
through the Willamette Week Give!Guide,
or mail your gift:
The Pixie Project
510 NE MLK Blvd
Portland, OR 97232

Purchase an item from our Amazon Wish List
or our Wish List

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!

November 29th, 2023


Hi there, my name is Jilly-Boo, what a silly name, amiright? It’s from the kid books “Skippy-Jon Jones”, and my humans were little when they named me, sooo…

I am a 5 year old kitty lady who needs to move. My humans have had me since I was a baby, and love me very much, but their lives have changed a lot in the last 2 years, and they never asked my permission about any of it, and I don’t like it one little bit. 

I have a tough time getting along with my family’s service dog & foster kittens, but I got along ok with the old lady kitty. Sometimes we even snuggled and would wash each other’s faces. I could probably get used to another kitty friend,  if they were older. 

Besides my Mom I also get along famously with the 16yr old human girl. I let her snuggle me sometimes. The 16yr old boy human scares me, though. Too loud and noisy. I’m a big fan of peace and quiet! A quiet-not-busy-no-surprises kind of home with just grown ups or calm older kids would be just my style. 

I have super soft fur which I keep immaculate, and impeccable litter box habits. I was ‘fixed’ when I was little, although I was never broken, lol! I have had all my shots and am microchipped. 

If you think we could be a good match, please talk to my Mom, Linda- Thanks for reading about me! 

J-Boo 🐾

November 29th, 2023

All dressed up and looking to establish herself as the newest member of your family!

Meet Maisie, a striking 2 year old tuxedo gal with big eyes, smooth fur, and a gentle spirit. Maisie has been slowly coming out of her shell since she arrived in our care. We think she would do best in a quieter home with older kids, and other animals that can respect her boundaries. If this gal is your style send us an adoption application today! She would come home to you neutered, microchipped, and vaccinated for $100

November 29th, 2023


Iris is a sweet, 25 week old kitten who loves to play and eat! She may be shy at first, but will come to follow you around and seek you out for loving pets. Quite spunky, she loves to chase and play with her toys, and gets along with dogs and likely a friendly cat (preferably male). 

This lady will join their family having been vaccinated, microchipped, and spayed for an adoption fee of $125. If this gal catches your eye, please contact Patricia at

November 29th, 2023

“Hello, I am Richard. Join me in my cautious exploration of the world. I will lead the way, you will provide me with treats and belly rubs. I look forward to screening all qualified applicants.”

Richard is a big, fluffy, male tabby around 2 years of age! He is a bit cautious, but very friendly. We think he would do well in most homes, provided he has a safe space to retreat to when things get scarry! If you would like Richard as your tour guide through life, fill out our adoption application today! He would come home to you neutered, microchipped, and vaccinated for $100.

November 29th, 2023

Heatbutts incoming!

Meet Walt, a 2 year old tabby with personality to spare. Walt loves to wander around the adoption center getting acquainted with all of the human and cat residents. He is big into playing with toys, and is hard to photograph because he’d rather nuzzle up with the camera. We think that Walt could fit in with a wide variety of families, especially if his introductions to other furry friends is done in a way that makes everyone feel comfortable. If you like the way Walt struts his stuff, fill out our  adoption application ASAP! Walt would come home with you neutered, microchipped, and vaccinated for $100.

November 28th, 2023


Millie was rescued from a farm 7 years ago when she was about 8 months old.  The farmer was going to shoot her so I ran over to get her – and she has been an indoor cat ever since.  This sweet short haired tortoise girl has been spayed and is kinda shy when someone rings the doorbell…. she actually opens a sliding closet door, goes in and assesses the situation. So cute!  But once she warms up, she is a lap cat and answers to “sweetie girl” when she is called.  She’s not been around dogs (not sure about what went on at the farm as a kitten) and gets along great with our other three rescues. 

November 28th, 2023


Mr. Rose is a long haired chocolate point.  He was named by our granddaughter as a newborn but we discovered, upon getting fixed, that she was actually a he. 

We rescued his mom and she came to us pregnant.  So, Rose was born under our bed on 6-30-2014 while we were at church, and has never been outside or around dogs.  

He is very good with other cats as we still have 3 others that we have rescued.  And he loves our grandchildren when they come to visit.  Rose loves to snuggle while we watch tv, sits by the bedroom door waiting for his morning breakfast, and is playful with catnip chew toys.  It breaks my heart to re-home him, but we are only allowed to take two on our move back east… and are going to take our 16 and 17 year old cats with us.   

November 28th, 2023

Give your home the boost of energy it needs, adopt Americano today!

Americano is a cuddly 3 year old male. He enjoys sitting in laps, giving headbutts, playing with toys, and even playing fetch with his fluff balls! He is very gentle, but can be a bit spooked by loud noises. We think that he could do well in a house with older children, but would prefer a dog-free zone. If you think that this fella is right for you, fill out our adoption application! Americano would join your home neutered, microchipped, and vaccinated for $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