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 22nd, 2019

Bond — James Bond — that’s the name of this handsome, always dressed-to-impress 2-year-old tuxedo kitty and his Bond girl, 2-year-old fiercely beautiful Honey Ryder is his number one! These strikingly gorgeous cats are ready for a new adventure filled with uncovering new mysteries, thwarting villains, and discovering the key to your heart. Both James and his Honey are very playful and outgoing kitties, making sure to check out all the new people who enter their domain. Each visitor offers a clue to who might be their next forever person, a mission that they are determined to complete! They use all kinds of secret weapons like our incredibly good looks, suave personalities, silky soft fur, and usurping charm. Even though they like adventure, they’ve always lived life indoors and are perfectly happy chasing toy mice and watching the world through the windows. These cats will make great family pets and can’t wait for their mission to be complete! Won’t you come down and let these kitties show you the world is not enough without us in it? They’ll show you that you only live twice — once when you’re born, and once when you adopt these two amazing kitty cats! They are both in great health and come to you fixed, vaccinated, and micro-chipped for a combined adoption fee of $180.

March 22nd, 2019

Aloha! My name is Bud and I am a 4 year old 40 lb Black Mouth Cur mix hailing all the way from the island of Kauai. I am a sweet boy with a big heart ready to share with a family to call my own. Not much is known about my history on the island, but you will notice I kind have a funny walk. And it’s not just me trying to do the hula! The vet says it is just a neurological thing I had ever since I was a pup, and that it doesn’t cause me any pain or stress. Just makes me extra lovable and special! That being said, I probably couldn’t do a home with a lot of stairs and am more of a couch potato than avid hiker. My current foster says I do great with her other dogs and that we mostly just ignore each other. But I do have a playful side and if another doggy wanted to play, I would be happy to join in. I am a sensitive boy and the city is fairly new to me, so I am looking for an adult only quiet area with a nice big yard I can mosey in. My foster says I love hanging out in the yard, sunbathing and getting all the smells in. But my favorite thing in the world is my people. I always want to be around them, getting lots of treats and pets. Sometimes I will even put my head in your lap to ask for some more head scratches! I am just a sweet soul who just wants to be loved. Like my favorite Disney movie says, “Ohana means family. Family means nobody gets left behind or forgotten.” Will you be my ohana? Fill out an application, so we can meet ! I come to you vaccinated, micro-chipped, and neutered with an adoption fee of $350. 

March 21st, 2019

Hi there! My name is Rudy Tootie and ain’t I a cutie? I am a 8 year old Kelpie mix weighing in at around 56 lbs. Being a native Texan, one meet with me and you can tell I used to be a working dog of sorts, as I always like to stay active, whether physically or mentally, and I am always quite alert. Though I can be quite strong, I am really a mushy guy when it comes to my adult human pals and do enjoy pets and cuddles ( after some activities of course!). I have met some dog pals here at Pixie that have really helped me learn how to play so another tolerant and confident doggy in the home would be perfect me to keep learning. Or I could be your shining star too! Either way I am ready to play! No kitties in my home please. Because of my working past, I really need an experienced, active household a bit outside the city, who can provide me with the proper mental and physical outlets to help me be the most comfortable and happy pupper!  I also need an owned home with some space to really stretch my legs and have fun with some fetch in the back yard. All in all, I am a happy guy eager to please and ready to start my adventures in the PNW. 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 21st, 2019

“It’s the Soames and Zelda show, starring: Zelda the hilarious older Jack Russell Terrier who loves to go on walks, play with other mellow dog friends, and whose sarcastic banter and silly but wise proverbs leave you laughing for days! And Soames, part muppet, part Tibetan Spaniel, this 5 year old rag a muffin pup’s silly antics, good looks, and charm make him the talk of the town! Together they learn to laugh, love, cherish, and make life a party!” What do you think? Sound like a TV show you would watch?! Zeldy is skeptical, but I just know we would become famous! After all, we are 2 happy go lucky pups who are eager to find our new family. We are both very social pups, who don’t mind hanging out with other mellow dogs, cats, and kids over 12! We both enjoy our daily walks together and Zelda even loves to play fetch with her favorite toys still! Me, I am not too much into toys, but do enjoy nice pets from my human pals. We are just a dynamic enjoying each other and all other aspects of life. Always positive and upbeat, we are looking for a family to share our love with today. So fill out an application and we can set up a meet! We come to you fixed, vaccinated, micro-chipped with recent dentals and an adoption fee of $350. 

March 21st, 2019

Hello, friend! My name is Luanne and I am a sweetheart 6-7 year old Chiweenie weighing in at only 7lbs. Though I may be small, my heart is big, and I am so ready to share my love with you! I am a great companion pup who would be happy snuggling with you all day. I still like sniffing around outside and going for short potty walks, but in a bit of quieter area versus downtown. Apartment life is not for me and would much prefer a quieter owned on rented home with a little yard to sunbathe in. I am a pup that is eager to bond with my adult pals and whose cuddles can make anyone smile and feel good! I have been in play groups with some mellow dogs who I just kind of chill with, but would prefer to be the star of the show in the home. Though a dog savvy kitty would be ok too. Overall, I am adorable and loving pup who just wants a lap to call my own. Will it be yours? Fill out an application, so we can meet! I come to you vaccinated, micro-chipped, and spayed with a recent dental and an adoption fee of $350. 

March 21st, 2019

I’m beautiful, I’m “fierce” (in the softest, love-muffin kind of way), and I am Le Tigre! I’m a chubby, rolly-poly 3-year-old kitty that loves to give kisses and headbutts for pets! I’m still pretty new to the shelter and can be just a tad bit bashful when people first come to see me, but will quickly become very outgoing with my requests for attention once I realize nice visitors are just trying to give me some love. I like to get wrapped up in my blankets and burrow, so often you’ll see my adorable little face popping up from under the covers when I hear people approach. I have a cute, quiet little meow and will politely ask for pets and breakfast or dinner when it’s time to eat! Aside from being a little overweight, I’m a very, very healthy kitty and am used to living entirely indoors. I’d make a great apartment cat and am very gentle, so as long as I was given a little time to adapt I’d do well in a family with respectful kids. I haven’t lived around other animals before, so I’m not sure how I’d do. I’m young and pretty relaxed overall, so I might be able to co-exist happily with another mellow pet like me, but would definitely be totally happy as your one-and-only fuzzy companion. I’m just so cute and cuddly and can’t wait to meet you! Won’t you stop by soon? I come to you fixed, vaccinated, and micro-chipped for an adoption fee of $100.

March 21st, 2019

U sayin I am a cute pupper? Aw heck. U r so sweet and thotful. My name is Carter and I am a 2 year old Corgi/Chi mix weighing in at 14lbs. I am an active guy with a big happy go lucky personality! Since I am a young doggo, I am still learning some manners, but I super willing to gain some more knowledge. Especially since I am so food motivated! My hobbies include: playing, a little bit more playing, playing with my doggo pals, and oh…more playing! In fact, I love playing so much that I need a confident dog friend who can keep up with me. U kno, I got so much gusto that I could even keep up with a pal way bigger than me! Any lab frens out there that need a partner? But none of those kitty cats in my home plz! Aw heck, I am so happy to meet everyone and with my exuberant enthusiasm, I would be best in a owned home with kids over 15. I luv to play fetch and I bet I would be an excellent jogging companion. Have I heckin bamboozled you with my charm yet? Dis is no trick! I am a wonderful pupper. Will u be my fren? Fill out an application, so we can meet. I come to you vaccinated, micro-chipped, and neutered with an adoption fee of $350. 

March 21st, 2019

Hola, mis amigas! My name is Chiquita and I am a muy bonita 9 month old chiweenie gal weighing in at around 10lbs. Being a young pup, I am just learning all about the world and am so eager to head out on adventures and do some exploring. When I first came to Pixie, I was a tad shy, but I really just needed a doggy friend to show me the ropes. So my foster bro is helping me learn some of the basics, while gaining confidence and overall just having a good time! He’s even teaching me how to fetch! I am a quick learner and very food motivated which helps with my training. PUPPY CLASSES ARE MANDATORY FOR MY ADOPTION! Having another doggy pal in the home would help with my learning, but frequent doggy play dates with neighborhood friends would be just fine too. I would do best with kids over 12 who would love to  teach me some tricks. Once I learn some big kid things, I will be ready to take on the world! I can even see myself being a good little hiking companion! Cute, sweet, cuddly, and playful, I am ready to join you on life’s big adventure today. So fill out an application and we can meet! I come to you spayed, vaccinated, and micro-chipped with an adoption fee of $350. 

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    Portland, OR 97232

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