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!





June 15th, 2021

“That’ll do pig. That’ll do.” Babe here, and I am a 5 yo Beagle mix here to save the day with lots of snuggles and cuddles! At 20lbs, I love being a lap dog, and I promise to curl up extra small so I fit just perfectly. It’s the optimal position for lots of pets! I am a sensitive and shy gal at first, but with some time and lots of those yummy treats, I am ready to be best friends my adult human friends and will greet you with lots of wiggles. I am a little weary of new doggies, but just try and actively avoid them if I don’t feel comfortable. Thus, I tend to get along best with confident adult male dogs around my size. No kitties in my home please. My fosters take me for walks in the neighborhood and I really enjoy it! Especially in the lower traffic areas. Same goes for hikes! They say I am an excellent rider in the car and prefer the lesser frequented trails. I bet I would even enjoy a trip to the beach! When I am not out and about, I really enjoy hanging out in the backyard, soaking up the sun and thus would prefer a house set up versus apartment living.  Sweet, cuddly and oh so cute, it is so rewarding to watch me blossom! I am ready to sprout into my forever home today. Fill out an application to set up a meet! I come to you vaccinated, spayed, and micro-chipped with an adoption fee of $350. 






June 15th, 2021

Hello! My name is Horton and I am a 10 year old Lhasa Apso. Can you guess what my favorite book is? It’s Horton Hears a Who, of course! Though I am not as big as my elephant counterpart, I do have a giant heart full of love to share with new friends. Not to mention my superb hearing which really comes in handy since I am slightly vision impaired. My foster thinks I might be able to see big movements or shadows, and can anticipate when a curb is coming but other than that, I rely on my other senses to really get the lay of the land. It can take me a second to get used to new environments, so having to move around a lot and get familiar with new places would be a bit difficult for me. Instead, I would be much happier staying in house setting without a ton of stairs (I can manage a few stops at a time), that I can live out the rest of my retirement years in. My lack of vision doesn’t really seem to slow me down when it comes to play. In fact, I absolutely love playing with my toys and bringing them around with me. Tennis balls seem to be my favorite, but the soft squeaky toys are fun too! I am a pretty great walker as well. When I was at Pixie, the staff said the first time they took me on a walk to the park up the street, as soon as I hit the grass, it was instant zoomies! I have always been in an environment with lots of other dogs and even a few kitties, so I am pretty easy going when it comes to having mellow fur siblings in my home. Because of my limited vision, a busy household with a lot of people in and out would not be ideal, and just be a bit overwhelming for me. But in a quiet setting, especially when there are some toys to play with, I easily open up to my human pals over 12. Watching me blossom puts so much joy in the people’s hearts around me, especially after being deprived of a lot of things first growing up. Thus, it’s the little things like the grass between my paws or a tiny who in whoville that I appreciate and enjoy the most.  And I would so love to share these experiences with my forever companion today! Fill out an application, so we can set up a meet. I come to you vaccinated, neutered, and micro-chipped with recent bloodwork and a dental, with an adoption fee of $350. 






June 15th, 2021

The kittens are here! We have oodles of cute little kittens waiting for their new homes! They are all sweet, cuddly, playful and looking for love! Please fill out an application to find out what we have available, as it changes daily. All kittens are spayed and neutered, vaccinated and micro-chipped before adoption. Kittens 16 weeks and under must go in pairs if there is not another social, friendly cat already in the home for socialization purposes. They are vaccinated, micro-chipped, and spayed/neutered with an adoption fee of $135 each ($243 for a pair). We are currently closed except by appointment, so fill out an application today to meet them! If you have any questions, please email info@pixieproject.org for more information.






June 15th, 2021

Ciao Bella! Buongiorno! Pleased to meet you you. My name is Bella and I am a 6 year old cattledog mix who is as sweet as a cannoli! At 47 lbs, I am an adorable meatball with a big heart who is very affectionate. When I see new people, I get so excited to say hi and as soon as they start the pets, I plop down in side saddle mode and enjoy the attention. In the home, I would enjoy being with kiddos 12 and up. Though I really enjoy being outside on my walks, I am a bit environmentally sensitive which just means that busy areas with either lots of foot or car traffic can be a bit overwhelming. So I am not a big fan of downtown, but wouldn’t mind a nice quiet neighborhood or suburb where there is less going on. I am a very chill and go with the flow kind of gal. I will take pets over playing with toys, and curling up on the couch or sunbathing in the yard are my favorite activities! No kitties in my home please. I have met a few dogs here at Pixie and can be a bit selective with my friends, but I wouldn’t mind hanging with a confident mellow pal. I am more of a people dog anyways. I mean why play with other dogs when you can get belly rubs and tasty treats?!  I am just a happy and silly gal full of cuddles and snuggles to share with my new best friend today! Fill out an application, so we can set up a meet. I come to you vaccinated, micro-chipped. and spayed with an adoption fee of $350. 






June 15th, 2021

Hi! Hello! My name is Paloma, and I am an adorable and silly 4 year old gal weighing in at 70lbs. As a lab mix, I have those classic characteristics of being energetic, goofy, and as sweet as can be. Which is the perfect combination if you ask me! I mean, who wouldn’t want to play all day everyday? Always smiling and ready to have fun, I am a girl that is on the go. Whether it’s playing with my dog friends or fetching ball in the backyard, I am down to do just about anything! I bet I would even be a great running and hiking buddy too. I am very food motivated which makes training that much easier-and fun for me too! I am always so happy to meet new human friends and wouldn’t mind living in a home with kiddos over 8. No kitties in my home please! Being so big and boisterous, I really need an active family in a house set up where I can have space to romp around and be my silly self. Even though I am overall higher energy, I run out of steam and am eager for some couch time snuggles while giving you lots slobbery kisses! Overall, this Paloma is made of only the finest top shelf ingredients: a splash of zany, a shot of entertaining with a sprinkle of cuteness on top. Fill out an application today to set up a meet! I come to you spayed, vaccinated, and micro-chipped with an adoption fee of $350.






June 11th, 2021

It may be cloudy, but at least there is a chance of Meatball!! At 10 years old, I am an adorable and beefy Pitbull mix with a lovable, squishy face and a big brisket. Always a happy girl full of smiles, I absolutely adore people and am always eager to meet new friends over 8! No matter what life has thrown at me in the past, I have always remained resilient and really just loved to be loved. In fact, if you are giving me pets and you hit a favorite spot, I will roll onto my back and kick my legs in the air in order to make an optimal petting zone. At 50lbs, I still think I am a lap dog and will curl up with you on the couch for a snooze, snoring the night away. My foster says I am very food motivated and will even do a little tippy tap dance when it’s time for dinner. I am enjoy short walks around the neighborhood, really stopping to smell the roses…and the squirrels…and the dogs…and whatever else may have trotted that way. Speaking of dogs, I am always happy to meet new doggy friends and try to play right away! I tend to chase kitties though, so none in my home please. When I am not on my many outdoor adventures, I like to take longs nap in the sun in the backyard. I am not very heat tolerant and need help staying cool on those hot days. Maybe a nice dip in a pool or run through a sprinkler? I am not crazy into playing with tennis balls, but I do enjoy a good hard chewie or chew toy. I don’t mind the city environment, but am looking for a house set up. All in all, I am just a sweet, silly, and adorable beefsquatch who is ready to live life to it’s fullest with my forever family! Fill out an application to set up a meet. I come to you spayed, microchipped, and vaccinated with an adoption fee of $350. 






June 9th, 2021

Who is dashing, charming, has a great smile, and totally rocks a leather jacket? It’s Stamos of course! That’s my name and being handsome is the game. At 3 years old and 22lbs, not much is known about my exact breed mix, but based on my personality, the best guess would be a Min Pin/Beagle mix. I am a seriously playful dude with love of squeaky toys and tennis balls. I lived with another dog most my life and having a play buddy around not only helps me get out some extra energy, but helps me increase my confidence out in the world. Being from a more rural area in the South, high traffic areas are a bit overwhelming. But in a quieter area with a dog buddy to tag along with, I feel a lot more comfortable and happy to follow along. I can be very playful, so an older dog may not want me up in their grill, but a confident adult sibling will really help me open up and keep me entertained. I am pretty outgoing with new people I meet, though I still have a bit of sensitive side. Thus, I am looking for a home with kiddos over 12. Sometimes I jam a little too hard when practicing with my rock band, so I would also do best in a house without shared walls with neighbors. With kitties, I tend to be a little exuberant in my play and like to chase, so no cats in my home please! After some activity, I am quite the snugglebug and would love to curl up with you on the couch while getting some pets. Silly, sweet, and downright lovable, this cool cat-I mean dog- is ready to find my forever home today! Will it be with you? Fill out an application to set up a meet. I come to you vaccinated, neutered, and micro-chipped with an adoption fee of $350. 






“We’re tiny, we’re tooney, we’re all a little looney!” We are Rocky and Foofa, and we are doing our best silly impressions so we can become the next Looney Toons! We would be the perfect fit after all. Our antics are so entertaining that the Pixie gals can’t help but laugh and giggle at us. We are both 8 year old Chihuahuas weighing at about 7lbs each. We have come out of our shell a lot, but we are still a little shy when we meet new people. We have to keep working on our confidence building if we want to be comedians though, and we are quick to come around with a little patience and some treats. We are very much a dynamic duo who has been with each other since we were pups, so we are pretty attached at the hip. Our act just wouldn’t work as a solo anyways, so we will stick together! We are quite the talkative pair with a lot to say. Loud and proud, and very silly, we definitely should be in a house without shared walls with neighbors in a quieter area. Not everyone loves what we have to say after all. You know those critics can be so harsh! We have met other mellow small dogs at Pixie as well as some kitties too and we don’t really mind. We may talk their ear off for a bit, but then it’s back to exploring the smells in the yard and practicing our acts. We like sitting on laps and getting lots of attention from our adult human pals. And of course we adore each other and will cuddle, snuggle, and groom each other in preparation for our big auditions. After all, it’s not everyday that you get to tryout for your forever family, so we must do everything to prepare! Anvils falling from the sky, silly voices, and roadrunners with dynamite, we will have it all in our Tiny Toons Adventure show! So fill out an application today to set up a meet with these two clowns. We come to you vaccinated, fixed, and micro-chipped with a total adoption fee of $350. Interested in fostering us while we search for our forever home? Email info@pixieproject.org

 






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    510 N.E. MLK Blvd.
    Portland, OR 97232

    Retail: (503) 542-3432
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    Tuesday-Friday 11:00 - 6:00
    Saturday 11:00 to 4:00