August 23rd, 2021

Pixie is currently operating by appointment 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.

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 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 48 hours! 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 still dealing with an unprecedented number of urgent and emergency cases. 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. If you have questions about what we can and cannot accept, learn more here: 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!

This little Tumbleweed is ready tumble right into your heart! Blowing all the way up from Texas, I am a 2 year old poodle/terrier mix who weighs about 12lbs. In my short past, I have already been through a lot, but I am a very resilent gal. Sweet and sensitive, I am a bit clingy and just ready to be someone’s companion! Right now, I am looking for foster home to get some rest and relaxation in. I can sing sad songs at first when you aren’t around, but do eventually settle. A house set up without shared walls with neighbors is ideal and I would be more than happy to hang out with a mellow dog or cat friend too. Interested in fostering me while I search for my forever home? Fill out a foster application or email for more details!

May 19th, 2022

Sebastian is such a cuddle bug (although he looks more like a cow), he’s about 1 1/2 years old. He loves to observe what’s going on around him. He would make a wonderful addition to a home where he can watch what’s going on and keep tabs on his new family. Fill out an application to set up a meet with me today. I come to you vaccinated, microchipped, and neutered with an adoption fee of $100.

May 19th, 2022

Salem is a dashing young man ready to win over your heart with his gorgeous golden eyes. He enjoys human affection but also alone time to catch some zzz’s. He’s about 6 months old with a great personality. He can’t wait to meet youand find his new home. Fill out an application to set up a meet with me today. I come to you vaccinated, microchipped, and neutered with an adoption fee of $100.

Toaster and Strudel are about 12 weeks old and still coming into their own. They are each looking to find a place where they will learn what being a cat is all about! They are excited to have new places to explore and let their curiosties run wild. Fill out an application to set up a meet with one of us today. They come to you vaccinated, microchipped, and neutered with an adoption fee of $135.

Pandora is a spry lady and is looking for a home where she can spend her days lounging in the sun, enjoying a little cat nip, and getting ample amounts of pets. She is a darling cat, who deserves nothing but the best. She is 10 years old with nothing but love to give her new forever family. Fill out an application to set up a meet with me today. I come to you vaccinated, microchipped, and spayed with an adoption fee of $100.  

May 19th, 2022

Hello Hello! My name is Trixy and I am a silly 13 yo Chug looking for a companion I can make laugh with all my silly antics. At 14 lbs, I may be a smaller gal but I have a whole lot of love to give. Not to mention the perfect size for lap cuddles! Though I am bit older, I sure don’t act like it. In fact, I am quite spunky and love playing with my dog friends or squishing my plushy toys. I even don’t mind hanging out with a dog savvy cat or two. I do excellent with the human kiddo in my foster home, so a home with kids over 10 is fine by me! I do need a bit of a specific diet since I am prone to Urinary Tract Infections, but haven’t had any problems once I switched to the RX food. You can email if you have more questions about that. There is a chance I might get overly stimulated which might lead to some excitablity barking, and though I don’t really do it often, a less busy area of town is ideal for me. My current foster doesn’t really take me on walks since she has a big backyard I can romp in, but I did go for walks in my past, so I am sure I would do great going for a couple block walk in an area with less traffic. Happy and oh so sweet, I am ready to wiggle into your heart today. Fill out an application to set up a meet! I come to you vaccinated, microchipped and spayed with an adoption fee of $350.

May 19th, 2022

Jodee is one sweet lady, she is petite but has lots of love to give. She enjoys head and neck scratches and is very affectionate. She seems curious and spunky, who loves to explore her surroundings. She would love a home and lap to call her own. She is only a year old, so is very energetic and playful.  Fill out an application today to set up a meet. I come to you vaccinated, microchipped and spayed with an adoption fee of $100. 

May 19th, 2022

“They say Brandy, your a good girl, what a fun four legged friend you would be”. That’s how the song goes right? Because I am the best gal and would be so happy to be your friend! At 5 years old, I am a silly and playful chocolate lab with a lot of love to give. At 86 lbs, I am needing a little bit of an exercise plan just so I can be at the healthy weight the vet recommends. It just means there is more of me to love! I came from a situation where I wasn’t around to many people or other dogs, and I had never been on a harness before at all. I am still working on learning that leash means fun walks, so for now, I would just really love to run around in a fenced yard in a quiter area versus the busy city. Despite my past, I am actually a very social gal with new people often pushing the other dogs out of the way to snuggle up close to you. Not every dog loves when I invade there personal space, so a mellow confident doggy in the home who won’t mind my hops for attention is ideal. But I am happy to be the star of the show as well! No kitties in my home please. Because of my big bounces, a house with some space and kiddos over 13 who are experienced with bigger dogs is best. Though I have that dopey lab like personality, I am still a sensitive girl since I didn’t get a lot of socialization growing up, so some things in the world are still sometimes a bit new or scary to me. So if you don’t mind a bit of a clinger, than I am your gal! Fill out an application today to set up a meet. I come to you vaccinated, microchipped and spayed with an adoption fee of $350. Interested in fostering me while I search for my forever home? Email today for more details. 

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

    Retail: (503) 542-3432
    Adoption: (503) 542-3433
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