March 18th, 2020

The COVID-19 virus is having a big impact on businesses and nonprofits in our community and Pixie is no different. Even though our shelter is closed to the public, our everyday duties and expenses haven’t slowed down. We’ve been getting questions from our amazing community on how people can help our animals—below are some ideas!

**We currently have enough foster homes for both dogs and cats! When that changes (kitten season will be here before we know it), we will post an update! ** Volunteer orientation, training, and on-boarding are also on hold for the time being.**

How to Help!
Make a Donation:
 Requests for help are not slowing down. As people’s work hours are reduced, we’re already seeing more need for pet food, veterinary care, transfers from other shelters, and owner surrenders. If you’re able, making a one-time gift or becoming a monthly donor is the quickest way to help us help our community. You can donate directly through HERE.

Grab a Wish List Item (or shop through Amazon Smile): You can check out our Wish List full of items we use every day HERE.   Items are shipped from Amazon directly to Pixie. If you’re shopping for your family through Amazon, consider using the Amazon Smile program: it’s the same website and products, but by visiting smile.amazon.com instead, .5% of your total purchase amount is donated to Pixie. THIS LINK will designate Pixie as your charity automatically.

Support Local Restaurants…And Pixie! For our fall Pixie Party fundraiser, restaurant gift certificates are always our best sellers, often going for over their value in our silent auction! Since our local restaurants need your support too, consider buying a gift certificate and donating it to Pixie for our fall auction! Your favorite restaurants get the cash they need and donations to Pixie are tax deductible. It’s a chance to make a big impact with one purchase.

Share Pixie Posts: With the shelter being closed to the public, our pets could use a little extra visibility. Consider sharing posts on your timeline to let people know that we still have amazing animals looking for homes!

Thank you everyone for all of your help—and we’ll update you as soon as we have any new information. We’ll get through this together!

-Everyone at Pixie 3/18/20






March 13th, 2020

With the COVID-19 situation continuing to advance and evolve, we wanted to give an update about measures that we’re taking to ensure the health and well-being of Pixie’s people and animals.

We are monitoring updates and recommendations from the CDC, WHO, and local authorities and are prepared to enact changes to our operations as necessary. For the time being, the shelter is operating normally. Should we decide to close the shelter to the public, rest assured that all animals in our care will continue to have their needs met by shelter staff and foster caregivers. In addition to our standard hygiene and daily sanitization measures, we are sanitizing doorknobs and other surfaces in our facility that are frequently touched.

Staff and volunteers have been instructed not to come in if they are feeling ill or know that they have been exposed to COVID-19. We do ask that visitors, volunteers, and potential adopters delay their visit to the shelter if they aren’t feeling well in order to reduce the risk of spreading illness to others.

While current evidence overwhelmingly suggests that companion animals are unlikely to become infected by COVID-19, this is a good opportunity to review your pets’ role in your general disaster preparedness plan. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommend that pet owners keep on hand the following:
*A two-week supply of food and water for each pet in your care.
*A two-week supply of each pet’s medications.
*A file that contains each pet’s care plan, vaccination and ownership records, microchip information, and a preferred contact in case of emergency.   

We hope that all humans and animals in the Pixie community stay safe and healthy during this time, and we will continue to provide updates as the situation develops.
-The Pixie Project Staff  3/14/20






February 17th, 2020

The cats at Pixie had a special visitor at the shelter–she even won over Mimi! Check out Natalie’s video to learn more.
Thanks to KOIN 6 and Oregon Adoption Resource Exchange.






February 6th, 2020

We had a blast when our new friend Ben visited the cats at Pixie. Check out his story! Thanks to KOIN 6 and Oregon Adoption Resource Exchange.






Pre-Order your license plate and help fund Spay/Neuter programs state-wide! 

The WAG Spay/Neuter clinic in Eugene needs to sell 3000 vouchers for the plates to to into production: learn more and buy your voucher HERE!






Blake has been a weekly Pixie Cattery volunteer for almost a year! In addition to being a very compassionate kitty caregiver, he’s always eager to help with whatever other tasks are needed—even hauling laundry on the bus to the laundromat when our machines break down! He’s always looking for ways to be more helpful, more involved, and he recently adopted the most beautiful kitty in the world! (Here’s he’s posing with another adoptable Pixie kitten.) Thank you, Blake!






December 3rd, 2019

🌟#GivingTuesday🌟 is an international day of giving where 2 million donors make an impact with the nonprofits that they believe in. Your gift to Pixie will help us find more families for amazing rescue cats and dogs, perform more surgeries in our clinic, and reach the pets and people who need us the most.

Here are some incredibly easy ways to help–and if you aren’t able to make a donation today, please consider SHARING this to help us reach more people:

👉Donate online:
www.pixieproject.org/donate

👉Drop in/mail your gift:
The Pixie Project
510 NE MLK Blvd
Portland, OR 97232

👉Treat our animals to something off their Amazon Wish List: http://a.co/0pk4gTF






November 17th, 2019

Looking for the most amazing gift that also gives back? Check out these INCREDIBLE calendars created by artist Stella Meier! Each calendar features Stella’s amazing watercolor portraits of rescue Pixie pups and 100% of the proceeds benefit the animals in our care. Available at Pixie now (and online soon). $30 each at Pixie.

Can’t make it to Pixie? Make a $36 payment through our website and we’ll ship one to you! Just be sure to reply to that email with the name and address you’d like your calendar sent to! Calendars will be mailed standard USPS. 







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