– $10,000 Grant Will Enhance Pixie’s Veterinary Assistance Program –
BCT Logo Vertical for webPortland, OR (June 26, 2015) The Pixie Project announced today that they received a $10,000 grant from the Banfield Charitable Trust. The funds from this grant will be used to enhance the Pixie Project’s Veterinary Assistance Program.

In addition to their work as an animal rescue and adoption center, the Pixie Project provides affordable veterinary services to Portland’s low-income and homeless residents at the Scott Wainner Pixie Care Clinic. This grant will help to ensure that the Pixie Project can continue to provide these services to those who need them most. Grant funding will help to cover to cost of veterinarians and veterinary technicians, the cost of surgical supplies, and medications.

This is the second year that Pixie has been awarded a grant from the Banfield Charitable Trust. In 2014, the Pixie Project was awarded a $7,500 grant from the Trust for veterinary services, allowing Pixie to treat a wide variety of pets for low-income clients, including mass removals, amputations, dental cleanings and extractions, and other surgeries. This year’s grant will allow Pixie to continue to expand the number of pets that we can assist in our clinic.

‘œWe are incredibly grateful for the continued support of the Banfield Charitable Trust. Last year we were able to do amazing work with the Trust’s help, and we know this year’s grant will make an even bigger impact in the lives of Portland pets,’ says Amy Sacks, the Pixie Project’s Executive Director. ‘œAt Pixie, we want to do everything we can to keep animals in their homes with their dedicated owners. By performing these surgeries, we’re helping people keep their pets with them rather than surrendering them to an over-crowded shelter.’

The Pixie Project offers support for local over-crowded under-funded county shelters by bringing animals into Pixie’s family friendly adoption center and matching them with forever families. Pixie also offers low-cost veterinary services including spay and neuter surgeries for the pets of Portland homeless and low-income residents.

Big News!

Pixie for The Next Ten

The  Pixie Project was selected by The Huffington Post as one of the nonprofits that will help shape the next decade.

As part of their ten year anniversary, the Huffington Post chose the causes and organizations they think will make the biggest difference in the next ten years–and Pixie made the list!

Help Pixie change the face of animal rescue!

Make a donation to Pixie as part of the Next Ten campaign!


The Pixie Project is raising the bar on animal rescue! Located in Portland, Oregon, Pixie’s goal is to transform animal adoption and rescue into a fun, family-friendly and positive experience by taking a hands-on, personal approach to each and every adoption. Pixie is committed to the art of match-making between pet and person!

Pixie Pup Maggie with her New Family

Pixie Pup Maggie with her New Family


Miss Mayan on her Adoption Day!

Miss Mayan on her Adoption Day!

In addition to providing amazing adoption services, The Pixie Project runs a low-cost veterinary clinic. The Scott Wainner Pixie Care Clinic offers low income and homeless pet owners access to vital veterinary care.

Keeping Pets and People Together!

Keeping Pets and People Together!

Over  the last year, the Pixie Project has increased the number of surgeries performed by more than 5 times. A skilled team of high-volume veterinarians and vet techs can now perform twenty surgeries during our once-a-week surgery day. These surgeries are a combination of spay/neuter and emergency services, including dental extractions, amputations, mass removals, and other life-saving surgeries.

Surgery Day at Pixie

Surgery Day at Pixie

Our goal is not only to prevent overpopulation through easy access to spay/neuter surgeries, but to keep beloved pets in their existing homes. When pet owners fall on hard times (including, in many cases, seniors living on social security) they may not be able to afford a necessary surgery at a traditional vet, forcing them to surrender their beloved companion to already over-full shelters or consider euthanasia. Many of these animals are seniors themselves who have very limited adoption opportunities. Pixie is able to help keep these owners and pets together by performing affordable surgeries and assisting with medications.

waiting for surgery

Waiting for Surgery


April 17th, 2015



Meet Binky. Her “mom” has moved to assisted living situation and cannot bring Binky with her. Binky has lived in the same apartment with since she was adopted as a kitten 13 years ago. She has never been outside. She has no known health problems. She is shy and takes a little while to warm up to people, but once she does, she is very loving. She is a good cat, always using the litter box and scratching post. Even though she is 13 years old, she still loves to play with her toys.



April 3rd, 2015


We need YOU to be a Team Captain for  The  2015 Pixie Project Fur Bowl! This is an easy, fun way to support all of our furry Pixie friends.  Join us for some awesome bowling, fun music, back-by-PUPular-demand Sizzle Pie Pizza, $2 Pixie Punch shots and a rockin’ party to remember!

  • Date:  Saturday, May 16th, 6-9 PM
  • Learn more and register  HERE!
  • Awesome prizes including several beach house stays, restaurant gift certificates, hip Fetch Eyewear and more

Can’t bowl, but still want to raise some cash for Pixie?  Sign up on  TEAM PIXIE  or donate to support  Team Cat  or  Team Dog.

March 13th, 2015



Leroy is 10 years old about 45 pounds. He loves people and prefers a home where someone is around most of the day as he can get a bit vocal when left home alone. He is good with kids but hasn’t spent much time around them. Leroy loves food. He has never lived with another dog but gets along with them very well. He also loves kitty friends once he gets used to them. Leroy is a total lover and snuggler and is looking for someone to be his forever home. Contact libbi1111@gmail.com to meet Leroy


February 9th, 2015


When I think of “Wyatt” I think of a charming outdoorsy type that writes poems and gets along with everyone.   That actually sums me up perfectly! And while my sonnets could use some work I could definitely join any family for all your winter outings.  As long as I have my very dignified sweater on I am not afraid to get a little wet!  I am a 6 month old Doberman mix so not much slows me down.  I do well with other dogs, and since I’m big and bouncy I’ll be best with older kids.  Puppy classes are mandatory with my adoption, but I promise to work hard and be an A+ student.  Can you start your new year with me? Fill out the adoption application so we can schedule a meet and greet!  I am fixed, vaccinated and micro-chipped.  My adoption fee is $250.

January 20th, 2015

Chu Chu 2

Yoo hoo!  It’s Chu Chu! I’m a 2 year  old Pekingese/Diva extraordinaire! I may be a pretty little lady, weighing in at just 12 lbs, but don’t let that fool you! I’ve got plenty of sass!  In fact, I’m looking for an extra special, adult-only home that will be patient with my spicy streak.  I am in need of further socialization and training, particularly when it comes to my toys since I am a  bad sharer! I can also be a bit nippy, and while Pixie Project doesn’t condone the behavior they feel confident that I have good inhibition and won’t hurt anybody.  I do well with other animals and have doggy friends, but since I do have so many training needs I may be best living as an only dog! Are you a Pekingese person with a big heart? Come check me out! Fill out the adoption application so we can schedule a meet and greet. I am fixed, vaccinated, microchipped, and have had a dental recently.  My adoption fee is $250.

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