Dog Days of Summer
Checking in with the Pixie Project 9 months after their expansion.

Dog Days of Summer

Checking in with the Pixie Project 9 months after their expansion.

Tell us about the Pixie Project.

We can house up to 15 kitties and 18 dogs. We also provide low cost veterinary care and spay neuter services to the pets of Portland's homeless and very low income communities.

Since opening, you have facilitated over 1,500 adoptions nearly all of which have been successful. How do you know when you've made a good match?

We always know when we have made a good match because the transition is easy and the new adopters feel totally prepared and ready for their new pet. Between discussing schedules, expectations, training and activities in which an adopter would like to include his or her new pet, we know enough about both adopter and dog to feel confident that the match will be successful!

How has the Pixie Project changed/evolved since the launch of your new location?

Since our new location we are now able to help ten times more dogs and we also have the ability to do our own vetting of both our animals and those needing it most in our community.

Big summer plans for Pixie Project?

Many events - beer fests etc also getting lots of animals adopted!  We are also working on further developing partnerships with other animal groups to better serve the low income and homeless pet communities.

Advice for pet owners as summer heats up?

Make a frozen kong popsickle! Take a kong stuff with all your doggies favorites treats (peanut butter, biscuits, even left overs from your dinner the night before!) stuff in kong and freeze! Voila a yummy and refreshing meal to be eaten on a nice sunny patio!

Do you have any recent success stories that you can share with us?

Here are some photos of a recent adoption! This is Goose, he was surrendered to the Pixie Project by a family that was no longer able to care for him. His new mom sent over these photos of him settling in.

Ready for a bike ride!
Ready for a bike ride!
Goose entertaining himself while mom ran to the bathroom...
Goose entertaining himself while mom ran to the bathroom...
Part of the family.
Part of the family.
 

Comments

  • Wendy King
    June 27, 2013

    What sweet contented faces.  Thank you Pixie Project for creating these happy endings.

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