June 5th, 2020

Hello! My name is Christie and well, we could talk all day about how gorgeous I am, but you probably want to know a little more about me. At 2 years old and around 8 lbs, my breed mix is a mystery but the best guess is a Doxie/Papillion mix. I am a sensitive lady, but once I get to know my human pals, I am very much a cuddler and will nap on your lap, enjoying a shoulder massage. Since I can take a second to warm up to new people, I would need a quiet adult only home with no kiddos or potential for future kiddos. My foster mom says I am a very smart girl and have already learned so much! She is also a trainer and has been teaching me this fun “find the treat game”. It’s so enriching and I would be delighted if someone continued teaching me nose work. I also like to play fetch with squeaky toys or a ball. Though I do enjoy walks, I can be barky at new things such as people or bicycles or doggies, so I need an owned home with either a yard to play in or located a quiet suburban area with not a lot of foot traffic to practice my leash manners. Don’t forget-I am a quick learner and already know things like sit, down, crawl, love my crate, and will even give you a little dance for my meals! Cats are not really my style, but I need another mellow male doggy in my home to help me build my confidence. The trainer even introduced me to a big chill lab and I wanted to follow him around the entire time! Speaking of following, I am using my nose to sniff out the clues, will they lead me to you?! Fill out an application today, so we can set up a meet. I come to you vaccinated, micro-chipped and spayed with an adoption fee of $350.






Order Mr. Wizard by Jeff Wallach for Father’s Day and the publishers will donate 50 cents to the Pixie Project for every copy sold!

Reviewer Peter Donnelly called the novel, “A lovely upbeat story that hugely entertains.” Mr. Wizard is a rollicking genetic treasure hunt in which fathers and sons and daughters come together with the help of some Irish golf.






May 27th, 2020

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.

We currently have enough foster homes. If that changes, we’ll post an update. 

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 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.

With so many people working from home (including Pixie adoption and office staff), we’re receiving about 5 times our normal volume of email. We’re thrilled to have such an amazing community, but it make take us a little longer than normal to get back to everyone.

Thank You!
-The Pixie Project Staff






May 27th, 2020

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May 21st, 2020

Hello friends! My name is Professor Farley McSnaggletooth and I am here to teach you all about love and companionship while having silly adventures along the way! I am a mature 10 yo Chihuahua mix weighing around 12 lbs with a big heart. My thesis paper, “Using your Voice to Grab Human’s Attention” has been a big hit with fellow dog pals after being published in The Bark and Woof journal. But new evidence shows that the more I use my voice, the less attention I receive, and thus I get bored, and then decide to move onto my next paper. Something about the mental health benefits of sunbathing will do. After all, I do this on the daily anyways! Being a mellow guy, I do still have my playful side. Have to be with it and hip for all the youngsters! When I don’t have an audience, it can make me a little blue, so I am looking for someone who isn’t gone long work days and who has another mellow dog friend who will listen to my lectures which vary from “ways to reach that itch” and “what exactly is a rope toy and how is it fun?” I don’t mind if kitties join my class either as everyone has the right to learn! I can take a second to warm up as I still get a little stage fright from time to time, so I would do best in an adult only quiet home owned by my adopters. At the end of a long day of talking, I am always ready to snuggle up to you on the couch as we watch some movies and catch some zzz’s. Silly, sweet, and one of a kind, fill out an application today so we can meet! I come to you vaccinated, microchipped and neutered with an adoption fee of $350. 






May 5th, 2020

Today is #GivingTuesdayNow, a global day of giving that is providing emergency response to the unprecedented need caused by COVID-19.

Pixie is trying to help any way we can–we’re providing food and supplies to pet owners who are out of work and helping with medications and veterinary care to keep people from having to surrender their pets during the crisis. For people who are sick, losing housing, or who aren’t able to keep their pets even with Pixie providing resources and support, we’re helping to find new homes for the affected pets through our rescue program. With other shelters reducing services for the public, the need for surrender and critical care will only grow.

Please give, if you’re able. You can donate through our website or check out our Amazon Wish List. Thank you. #GivingTuesday






April 30th, 2020

Sweet, cuddly and so darn cute, my name is Lola and I am a 10 yo Husky mix weighing in about 60 lbs. Being a little bit older, I am a fairly easy going and mellow gal with a heart of gold! My foster mom says I adore my daily walks and love taking in all the smells of the world. But by far my favorite activity is naps! Snoozing and naps. Naps and snoozing. I really enjoy being around my human pals as they give me yummy treats and lots of pets! And if you hit the right spot, well I will even melt into a puddle begging for a full on belly rub! My foster says I am a quiet and proper lady, often times giving you a “curtsy” while stretching my legs. You might notice my eye is missing or maybe just really tiny, and the vet said it was just something I was born with. But it doesn’t bother me at all and definitely doesn’t shine down my confidence, as I am one happy lady! Nothing can bring me down! I have met other dog friends and seem to really like the mellow pups like myself. I would do best in an owned home with no kitties! I am just a simple gal who loves treats, snoozing and bellyrubs, and would really love to find my forever family 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. 






April 29th, 2020

Hi! Hello! Are you ready to play? I sure am! My name is Chloe and I am a beautiful 1 year old Cattle dog mix weighing just 30lbs. With a spring in my step and a mind as sharp as a tack, I am a special gal looking for an experienced owner to teach me some new tricks! It can take a little for me to warm up to my new adult friends, especially men, but once I do, I am full of hugs and kisses. I can be a lot when it comes to meeting new dogs friends and not every pup loves my play style, but I have made a few friends in my foster that I really get along with. And they have thought me some nice manners! When I am not running around the play yard with my doggy pals, I enjoy playing fetch with some toys or playing other interactive food toys that help stimulate my active mind. I bet I would even love to do some fun nose work exercises if you could teach me! I am a rural gal through and through, so downtown city life isn’t for me and I would much rather run around some property than do walks in the city. I would need an experienced owned home in a low traffic neighborhood and outside the city would be ideal. I also would need an adult only home with no kids ( including future kiddos) or cats, but do need a confident adult male dog in the home who could keep up with me! Even after a day of activity,  I still love to curl up on the couch with you while we eat some popcorn and watch some movies. Smart, bubbly, very energetic, and oh so gorgeous, I am ready to play with you today! Fill out an application, so we can meet. I come to you vaccinated, spayed, and micro-chipped with an adoption fee of $350.







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