July 10th, 2015

photo 1 (1) (1)Carmen wasn’t looking for a special needs pet. Her first thought was that she wanted a fun-loving pup who could go swimming at the lake with her family in the summer. But when she held Myrtle for the first time, she started tearing up immediately.

Myrtle is a Pekingese, also known as the “lion dog” for their resemblance to Chinese guardian lions. Pekingese were  favored by royalty of the Chinese Imperial court as both a lap dog and a  companion. True to her breed, Myrtle is the perfect companion.

When Myrtle came to the Pixie Project her eyes were injured and the only solution was to remove them, leaving her blind. Despite the trauma and pain Myrtle had obviously endured, she remained sweet and trusting, which melted Carmen’s heart.

“She has the sweetest disposition and I swear her snuggles are magical,” says Carmen. “She is a little warrior that has been through so much but is still so trusting and loving. When I first held her, I didn’t want to let her go!”

photo 4Carmen took Myrtle home to foster her, but after one day she knew that Myrtle was the dog for her.

Initially, Myrtle was depressed. Her blindness can be challenging, both to her and her caretakers. When the texture of the ground changes she can get very nervous. But with time and patience, Myrtle has become more confident and relaxed.

“She is learning how to get around, and more of her spunk and personality comes out every day,” reports Carmen. “She is the perfect snuggle bug, loves to prance around at the beach, and can make anyone smile.”

Carmen experiments with different kinds of toys to stimulate Myrtle’s natural curiosity. Blind dogs have to rely on senses other than sight, so they are more apt to engage with toys that have bells inside, toys that squeak, and scented toys.

And Myrtle loves to explore!  In new places it takes her a while to get used to the layout so she bumps into things a lot, but she is spunky about it. She seems to enjoy  finding her way around and sniffing at new smells.

Everyone loves Myrtle! “She is a complete game changer,” exclaims Carmen. “Even people who do not particularly like dogs love her!”

Myrtle loves to roam and prance on the beach, but Carmen was  nervous about letting  her  swim because she’s  not completely sure what Myrtle  is capable of and comfortable with. On a trip to Kelly Point, however, Carmen let Myrtle down near the water,  and to her surprise Myrtle went right in! Still feeling a bit protective, Carmen held Myrtle while she got her “water legs,” and in no time at all Myrtle was off and swimming in circles!

“I had no idea she was so fast!” says Carmen. “I was so excited I could hardly stand it. My cheeks hurt from smiling that day, and Myrtle was exhausted from the rare workout. As soon as we got  home she was out for the night!”

When asked about her adoption experience, Carmen couldn’t say enough about the Pixie team. “It was smooth and seamless.  They provided all the help and information I needed. I even had questions and issues come up post adoption and they were available to email/call for help!”

Thank you, Carmen, for giving Myrtle the blind Pekingese the loving home she deserves!

January 15th, 2015

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Hiiiiii everyone!  I’m Laney! A 3 1/2 month old Husky mix who is full of fun and games! When I say games, I mean real games like fetch or tag or Red Rover. No Monopoly for me, uh uh, I can’t sit still long enough!  I’m a friendly gal who has no trouble making friends, little kids, big kids, dogs or cats – as long as they can handle an energetic babe like me we will be best buddies! Since I am just a little one puppy classes will be mandatory with my adoption. I just can’t WAIT to meet you!  Do you want to meet me too?!  Fill out the adoption application and we will get it scheduled! I am fixed, vaccinated and microchipped.  My adoption fee is $350.

January 15th, 2015

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Are you looking for a 25 lb gentleman to keep you company? Here I am!  My name is Samson and I’m a 1 year old Beagle mix who loves candle light dinners and long walks on the beach! I’m looking for that patient, loving home that can help me build my confidence!  I’m a little awkward on first dates and the “getting to know you” stage, so I will do best in an adult-only home.  I do well with other animals and will make a loyal, active, and fun-loving companion once I settle in! Do I sound like the boy you have been searching for?  Fill out the adoption application so we can schedule a meet and greet. I am fixed, vaccinated and microchipped.  My adoption fee is $250.

January 15th, 2015

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Looking for a dog to love, but haven’t found the right one? That’s quite a pickle! Maybe you should come meet me! I’m  a 1 year old, 33 lb Lab mix who is goofy, energetic and lovable!  When I’m not busy doing ollies on my scooter or telling jokes to the other dogs, I like to explore the world – with my mouth! Ha! I have quite the habit of picking stuff up so I definitely need a patient home that will take me through puppy classes – I’m just a youngster after all!  I do great with other animals and will be best in a home with older kids (that way you can focus your energy on training me!).  Am I your boy?  I am fixed, vaccinated and microchipped.  My adoption fee is $250.

January 13th, 2015

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Howdy y’all!!  I’m Melly!  A 1 year old Lab mix from Texas whose personality is as big as the state I came from! Darn tootin’ I’ll keep you on your toes, but I’ll also keep a smile on your face. I’m sassy and silly and you ain’t gonna find a better combination than that! I’m about 35 lbs, and high energy but I’ll be a perfect  dog to take on adventures whether they be surfing or mountain climbing.  I do great with other dogs, good with kitties (with proper introductions so I don’t overwhelm them with my Southern charm), and best with kids 10 and up.    Since I’m a youngin’ puppy classes are mandatory with my adoption.  Do I sound like the gal for you?  Fill out the adoption application so we can schedule a meet and greet. I am fixed, vaccinated, and microchipped. My adoption fee is $250.

January 8th, 2015


Fernando? More like FRIEND-ando!  🙂  As a 19 lb, 2 year old Border Collie/Corgi mix I shine with a light that makes the whole world brighter! My charming personality is bound to keep the winter blues away from your family. As you may have guessed, I do very well with dogs, cats and kiddos.  Once I find my way into your home you will wonder what you ever did without me! Am I the delightful boy your family has been looking for? Fill out the adoption application so we can schedule a meet and greet! I am fixed, vaccinated and microchipped.  My adoption fee is $250.

January 6th, 2015

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Are you ready for adventure? Me too! I’m Scout a 1 year old Cattle Dog mix who is as smart as I am handsome.  You won’t need a wilderness survival guide when I’m around, I know all the tricks to starting a campfire, knot tying, and cooking the perfect hot dog (I’m a terrific taste tester too)!  Pretty skilled, huh?  Well to be honest, there are still some things I don’t know and will need to go through puppy classes.  I’m also a great match for anyone who has an agility course in their back yard (or want one!).  When I first came into the shelter I needed help making friends with other canines, I’ve come a long way but still need work on socialization and I’m not a dog park dog. My ideal home is a cat-free, active adult only home that really wants to focus on making me the best dog ever! I won’t let you down, Scout’s honor! Am I the boy for you? Fill out the adoption application so we can schedule a meet and greet. I am fixed, vaccinated and microchipped.  My adoption fee is $250.


December 30th, 2014

Our dogs and cats will be taking January 1, 2015 off as a day of reflection and to write their New Year’s Resolutions. We have already heard a couple of the dogs want to follow their dream to be Broadway stars, and 2 of our cats want to see the Egyptian pyramids.  Consider supporting their cause by donating to Pixie Project or volunteering your time (as a dog walker, or you know, voice coach).  Happy New Year! Love, Pixie Staff

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