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 (info@pixieproject.org), 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:  https://www.pixieproject.org/category/wishlist/ 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!

June 21st, 2024

Blarney is a 10 year old, female, brown tabby, with a heart of gold! She loves to mosey about, loaf on the couch, and headbutt her friends.

We think that Blarney would be most comfortable as a solo cat, but she does tolerate the presence of other chill cats who just want to do their own thing. If you’d like to meet Blarney fill out our cat adoption application! She will join your family spayed, vaccinated, and microchipped for an adoption fee of $100.

June 21st, 2024

Well, it’s officially summer and we know that means lots of adventures of fun filled plans are ahead. But what if after a lovely day at the river you got to come home to the perfect buddy who wants to snooze and recharge after catching all those rays. Petrea is a great catch and a sensational addition to your summertime fun! She loves to burrow under a cozy bed or blanket, so while see oftentimes may be hard to find, she is certainly not hard to love.

Petrea is a 3 year old domestic short hair female, and her disposition is so kind we think she would be happy in a home with other animals that are a bit more on the calm side or content to live her days out as the only kitty in the house. If you would like to meet her, please fill out a cat adoption application today! She’ll come to you spayed, vaccinated, and microchipped for an adoption fee of $120.

June 21st, 2024

These two brother and sister couldn’t be a more sweet if they tried! Dorian and Manon are 7-month old domestic medium hair siblings weighing 7 pounds and 5 pounds, respectively. They are incredibly sweet, affectionate, playful, and love being held “baby style”!

Dorian and Manon have very luscious, silky, hydrated fur. Manon says there is no secret to her beauty routine other than regular brushing and kisses! They get along beautifully with other cats, and we think they might tolerate cat-friendly dogs and children.

They can’t wait to find their forever in your kingdom, so please fill out a cat application today! They will join your kingdom spayed and neutered, vaccinated, and microchipped for an adoption fee of $270.

June 21st, 2024

Do, a deer, a female deer. Except she’s a cat but with that little bobtail she can be easily mistaken for a little doe or maybe even a bunny! Bambi is a perfect woodland creature who could easily be a silly little Disney character. She has a silly personality and is curious about everyone and everything. Bambi is a domestic short hair female who is a youngster about 1 year old. She is giving main character energy and asks to be the only star of the show and her new home. 

If you are ready for new friend to frolic with please fill out a cat adoption application today!  She’ll come to you spayed, vaccinated, and microchipped for an adoption fee of $120.

June 20th, 2024

You can’t have favorites at the adoption center, but if you did, and we certainly don’t, Jean would be near the tippy top of the list that doesn’t exist. Jean is a domestic shorthair grey female tabby, right around 5 years old. She is an excellent biscuit maker and superb at cat napping in her favorite cozy beds. She has lived with other cats in the home but could also be happy living the life of a single lady. 

And really, can anyone have too many great jean fits..? If you would like to meet Jean and see if she is the perfect addition to your already amazing wardrobe, please fill out a cat adoption application today! She’ll come to you spayed, vaccinated, and microchipped for an adoption fee of $120.



June 20th, 2024

Jane says: “adopt me right away!”

Jane is a 5 year old, domestic shorthair, female. She is very soft and very cuddly. Jane is the kind of gal that could spend hours with you in a cozy spot, a cup of tea for you, and a churu for her, just lounging the day away.

We think that Jane could live in a home with other gentle feline friends. If you’d like to meet Jane, fill out our cat adoption application today! She will join your family spayed, vaccinated, and microchipped for an adoption fee of $120.

June 20th, 2024

Hydrangeas love a sunny morning and a shady afternoon and thrive with care and love. And this pretty lil flower is no different, she is low maintenance and only requires your affection and attention. Hydrangea is a domestic hair female tabby, she is about 2 years old and with continued tending to will keep blooming year after year. She has lived with other kitties before and has a very gentle demeanor. 

If you are ready to watch this little lady blossom in your home, please fill out a cat adoption application today! She’ll come to you spayed, vaccinated, and microchipped for an adoption fee of $120.

June 20th, 2024

If you can believe it, this beauty was found and brought to us so she could begin her bright and shiny life with her new family. Sapphire is a domestic short hair female around 1 year old. She desires to be the only cat in your life and we are unsure how she feels about dogs. But we know how she feels about people, and she looooooves them and all their pets!

If Sapphire takes your breath away, please fill out a cat adoption application today! She’ll come to you spayed, vaccinated, and microchipped for an adoption fee of $120.

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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