Listing Of Parrot Rescues: We Need Your Input!

 

I hope that no one reading this blog might be thinking: “It’s about time! I can finally unload this horrible bird!” Sadly, even with all the information on this site that teaches you how to work on your bird problems, helping you to be in the right frame of mind to do so, there will still be those who need these services. It is an unfortunate truth that a list like this is necessary.

I know that many people got their birds without realizing just how dificult a human/bird relationship can be. Some have said they felt downright misled when they bought their bird. Just the same, you made the decision to bring a bird into your home and here you are. Its welfare is your responsibility. As a human being, you owe it to this bird, as to any pet, to try to make things right. I would like to think that we would all go to the ends of the earth to keep our birds.

There are those looking to relinquish their birds who won’t find what it takes to bother trying to make it work, and there are those who can’t keep their birds because of life changes, ill health, or for financial reasons. This list is intended for those in that last resort scenario:

RESCUES AND SANCTUARIES:

GABRIEL FOUNDATION, Denver. CO
1025 Acoma St.
Denver, CO 80204
Phone: (303) 629-5900
Fax: (303) 629-5901
Email: gabriel@thegabrielfoundation.org
Website: http://www.thegabrielfoundation.org/

OASIS, Scottsdale, AZ
The Oasis Sanctuary
5411 N. Teran Road
Benson, AZ 85602
Voice: (520) 212-4737
Fax: (520) 212-0123
Email: oasis@the-oasis.org
Website: http://www.the-oasis.org/

MACAW AND COCKATOO RESCUE OF NM, Albuquerque area, NM
Phone: 505-994-0505
Email: info@abqparrots.org
Website: http://www.abqparrots.org/

MIDWEST AVIAN ADOPTION AND RESCUE SERVICES (MAARS), Minneapolis/St. Paul, MN
1360 University Ave W #347
St. Paul, MN 55104
Phone:     (651) 275-0568
Fax:(651) 275-0457
E-mail:
Adoption/Sanctuary: adoption@maars.org
General Questions/Comments: birds@maars.org
Website: http://www.maars.org/index.php

PARROT EDUCATION AND ADOPTION CENTER (PEAC), San Diego, CA
P.O. Box 600423
San Diego, CA 92160
Phone: 619-287-8200
Fax: 909-563-8418
Email: parroted@peac.org
Website: http://peac.org/

WORLD PARROT REFUGE/FOR THE LOVE OF PARROTS, Coombs, BC (CANADA)
2116 Alberni Hwy
Coombs, British Columbia
V0R 1M0
Canada
Phone: (250) 248-5194
Email: wendy.huntbatch@floprs.org
Website: http://worldparrotrefuge.org/

SECOND CHANCE BIRDS, Rochester, NY
East Coast:
PO Box 64183
Rochester, NY 14624
Phone: 585-370-7157
Email:
secondchancerescue@frontiernet.net
secondchancebirdrescue@rochester.rr.com
West Coast:
Phone: 530-217-3882
Email: SCBRWestCoast@gmail.com
Website: http://www.secondchancebirdrescue.com/index.html

MICKABOO, San Jose, CA
P.O. Box 697
San Jose, CA 95106-0697
Voicemail: (650) 450-9104
Fax: 1-866-201-4199
Email: mail@mickaboo.org
Website: http://www.mickaboo.org/

GULF COAST EXOTIC BIRD SANCTUARY, Pearland, TX
P.O. Box 1737
Pearland, Texas  77588
Phone: (281) 485-1900
Email: kristen@gulfcoastexoticbirdsanctuary.org
Website:  http://www.gulfcoastexoticbirdsanctuary.com/

THE LILY SANCTUARY, Fountain Valley, CA
PO Box 9294, Fountain Valley, CA 92728-9294
Phone: (714) 442-9474
Fax: (714) 531-3189
Email: www.lilysanctuary.org
Website: http://www.lilysanctuary.org/

DEE’S HAVEN, Lexington, GA
P.O. Box 336
139 Terrace Circle
Lexington, GA  30648
Phone: 706-599-5631 / 706-599-5634
Email: deeshaven@gmail.com
Website: http://deeshaven.com/default.aspx

FOSTER PARROTS, LTD, Rockland. MA
P.O. Box 650
Rockland, MA 02370
Phone: (781) 878-3733
Email: Marc@fosterparrots.com
Website:  http://web.mac.com/fosterparrots/FOSTER_PARROTS/HOME.html

FEATHER FRIENDS PARROT ADOPTION SREVICES, Maspeth, NY
P.O. Box 780344
Maspeth, NY 11378
Fax: 718) 478-8460
Email: nycparrot@verizon.net
Website: http://mysite.verizon.net/vzermrgu/

WINGS OF LOVE BIRD HAVEN, Red Oak, TX
PO Box 182
Red Oak, TX 75154
Phone: (972) 617-3931
Fax: (972) 617-3936
Email: de@bird-haven.org
Website: http://www.bird-haven.org/about.htm

SOUTHEAST TEXAS AVIAN RESCUE, southeast TX coastal region
Email: gary@STARescue.org
Website: http://www.starescue.org/index.htm

BEST FRIENDS ANIMAL SOCIETY, Kanub, UT
5001 Angel Canyon Road
Kanab, Utah 84741-5000
Main phone: (435) 644-2001
Email: parrots@bestfriends.org
Website: http://www.bestfriends.org/

PHOENIX LANDING, Asheville, NC / Arlington, VA
P.O. Box 1233, Asheville, NC 28802 (primary)
P.O. Box 7661, Arlington, VA 22207
Email: phoenixlanding@earthlink.net
Website: http://www.phoenixlanding.org/

MOLLYWOOD, Bellingham, WA
PO Box 28296
Bellingham, WA 98228-0296
Phone: 360-966-7490
Email: mollywood@parrot-rescue.org
Website: http://www.mollywood.org/aboutus.htm

PAMPERED PARROTS AVIAN RESCUE, Airway Heights, WA
Phone: 509-218-3438
Email: pamperedparrots@msn.com.
Website: http://www.pamperedparrots.org/

RAVEN’S HAVEN EXOTIC BIRD RESCUE, Vienna, WV
Email: raven@ravenshaven.org <raven@ravenshaven.org>
Website: http://www.ravenshaven.org/

FLORIDA EXOTIC BIRD SANCTUARY, Wesley Chapel, FL
P.O. Box 7370
Wesley Chapel, Florida 33545
Phone: 813-545-5406
Email: birdmother@flabirdsanctuary.com
Website: http://www.flabirdsanctuary.com/

WILSON PARROT FOUNDATION, Damascas, MD
26613 Ridge Road
Damascus, MD 20872
Phone:(301)368-3200
Email: wilsonparrotfoun@aol.com
Website: http://www.wilsonparrotfoundation.com/ParrotCam.aspx

BIRD LOVERS ONLY RESCUE SERVICE, Dyer, IN
P.O. Box 552
Dyer, IN 46311
Email: birdloversonly@sbcglobal.net
Website: http://www.birdloversonly.org/

GREYHAVEN EXOTIC BIRD SANCTUARY, Surrey, BC (Canada)
Phone: (604) 878-7212
Email: info@greyhaven.bc.ca
Website: http://greyhaven.bc.ca/

FLORIDA PARROT RESCUE, Tampa, FL
Phone: 813-516-1759
Email: FLParrotRescue@aol.com
Website: http://floridaparrotrescue.com/

WINGS OF HOPE RESCUE AND SANCTUARY, Cleveland, GA
P.O. Box 22, Cleveland, GA  30528
Phone: (732) 833 – 7825
Fax: (706) 219-3573
Email:  WOH@wingsofhope-nj.com
Website: http://www.wingsofhope-nj.com/about_us.html

WINGS OVER THE RAINBOW, Moraine, OH
4950 Springboro Pike
Moraine, OH 45439
Phone: (937) 396-0950
Email: wingsotr@gmail.com
Website: http://sites.google.com/site/wingsotr/home

ZAZU’S HOUSE, Woodinville, WA
5130 Maitby Rd
Woodinville, WA 98072
Phone: (425) 478-9766
Email: zazushouse@AOL.com
Website: http://www.zazushouse.com/Welcome.html

Keep in mind that many of these rescues are packed to the rafters with unwanted birds, and most survive solely by volunteer support and donation. It is preferred that your donations do not have wings. Please feel free to contribute financially to any of these organizations, and if you live in the area, most are in need of volunteer workers. They are all responsible establishments run by wonderful people who work hard for birds. They need our help.

Also, the rescues listed above are in no particular order. It is an incomplete list. I would greatly appreciate your recommendations for rescues that your know of personally so that we are able to list as many choices as possible. For those of you outside the US, I would especially appreciate your input.  Please read the list of criteria we are using to judge the reputability of each facility:

  • The facility is clean and operated by knowledgeable caretakers. Birds are fed a healthy diet, enriched and rehabbed to increase the likelihood that placement will be permanent.
  • They have a stringent screening process for potential new homes.
  • They have an education program in place for new owners.
  • They do not “sell” birds for profit (or promote the pet industry).
  • They are not breeders and do not encourage breeding.
  • They are not hoarders and actively look for placement unless a bird is determined to be unsuitable for re-homing.
  • They do not exceed their spacial or financial limitations when accepting new birds and will close their doors when limits have been reached.

If you know of a place that maintains these standards, please comment below so that we can look into it and add it to this list. Thanks for your help.

Author Patty Jourgensen specializes in avian health, behavior and nutrition and has been working with and caring for rescue birds since 1987.

71 comments

Marty Heinze

I think that any pet owner should do their research before aquiring an animal of any species. I have rescued animals that have turned out to be inconvient for their owners. I find it is up there on my shameful acts with people having children and neglecting them because they are too much work! Shame on them!!!!

Marty Heinze
Colleen

Feathered Friends Sanctuary and Rescue in Edgerton, WI

Colleen
Rev, George M Creel

I have the room and meet most of the requirments and would be interested in starting a Bird rescue in the city I live in ( Independence, Mo, ) I have a room in my home that is not being used. Since I am at home all the time do to a disability they will have 24/7 care. Can you direct me to the right place to get the certification to start a birb rescue sevice?

Rev, George M Creel
Sally O`Connor

This is a great idea, Patty & Chet!! Perhaps all the parrot adoption centres can connect, network, support and help each other out. It is so sad to see first-hand some of the abuse these beautiful creatures endure, at the hands of humans. People really should do their homework and learn about birds before purchasing – and choose a reputable breeder over a pet store. One does not realize the level of social interaction these critters need – some even more than dogs – as well as the noise factor, play time and the mess/moulting. As for me, I love screaming time.. at about 2pm every afternoon, both Rico (conure) and Rudy (quacker) have a squacking fest, and I join right in, singing and chirping and dancing in the room. I have actually had company cover their ears saying “how can you stand that noise” but it doesn’t last long and I love it.. to me, it’s music to my ears!! {:>

Sally O`Connor
Lynn Woodard

Country Acres Rescue 6875 Plyler Road Kannapolis North Carolina, 28081 704-932-2061 countryacresbirds@yahoo.com Ilovemysonray@gmail.com I rescue and rehabilitate birds from Parrots to Parakeets. Any donations are welcome.

Lynn Woodard
Dianna Larson

If you’d like, you can add: Snuttles’ Hut Parrot Rescue/Refuge 601 15th Ave. Norway, MI 49870 (906) 396-2407 or (815) 388-9518 I am also on Face Book.

Dianna Larson
Ericka

I recommend you add: Feathered Friends Forever 612 Byrd Drive, Harlem GA 30814 Phone (706) 556-2424 www.featheredfriendsforever.org Thanks! Ericka

Ericka
Barbara DelGiudice

Northwest Bird Rescue with Christoper Birdman Driggins. Phone 1 360.247.3626 Mobile Address 13215 S.E. Mill Plain Blvd. C-8 # 101 Vancouver, WA 98684

Barbara DelGiudice
Debbie n Keith Taber

Thanks for sharing the links ..I have taken in 4 rescue’s One the guy just didnt want any more Two that the owners couldnt do anything with and they were pluckers .. and one that the owner died ..I still have all of them and I can say the pluckers are doing great ..One doesnt pluck at all any more we have had him almost a yr .. the other is plucking a bit still but we have only had him a few months .. The other two are just simply good birds and needed some attention .. We can handle all 4 two are a bit cage aggressive but once out they are fine to hold ..We are working on that ..

Debbie n Keith Taber
Rev. George M Creel

I have the rome and me most of the requirments and be interested in starting a Bird rescue in the city I live in I have a room in my home that is not being used. Since I am at home all the time do to a disability they will have 24/7 care. Can you direct me to the right place to get the certification to start a birb rescue sevice.

Rev. George M Creel
Donna Borden

I’m in charge of the Western Branch of Second Chance Bird Rescue here in Fairfield Calif. Thanks for doing this. And yes please help with donations. We are all feeling the pinch of these times.

Donna Borden
Patricia Koile

Pattys Parrot Palace in Orlando Florida! 501 c 3 permanent sanctuary. Birds are Not rehomed! 407-542-4005 731 Vassar St Orlando Fl 32804 Birds are on 2 acres with outside And inside facilities!

Patricia Koile
Betty Wilkins

Frenzy Animal Rescue in New Palestine, In rescues birds, rehabilitates them and finds them forever homes

Betty Wilkins
Jeanne Gilligan

A Helping Wing, PO Bix 259, Blairstown. NJ 07825, phone: 845-475-8249 website: www.ahelpingwing.org AHW has a very thorough adoption procedure with a great success rate. We work hard on meting the adopter with the bird as well as educating adopters on proper care, diet and be I’ve it or not how to play with a bird.

Jeanne Gilligan
Jo Anne Miller

Thank you for finally addressing this issue – I am the executive director of a horse rescue, which deals with very similar issues – both horses and birds live long lives, and many owners are not in it for the long haul. I am the owner of 5 wonderful rescue birds, adopted from various rescues, including our local ASPCA – , and using your techniques to reptrain them has made them wonderful pets – there are so many terrific birds available through adoption – please consider adopting rather than buying from a breeder to help these unwanted birds find a home!

Jo Anne Miller
Ted May

Please note in the Cincinnati, Ohio area Parrot A.L.E.R.T. is dedicated to serving the Avian community. www.ParrotAlert.org I am a member and my second African grey, Alex joined our flock a year ago and is a devoted member. The group is about 30 members and received notices from all over Ohio and northern Kentucky.

Ted May
Rosemary Southard

Hello: I read all of what you posted here, and it is indeed a shame that people what they have done. I love birds, and love them dearly. Birds need love all the time, and need attention all the time, and they need youre attention, and kindness, and patience. People take them for granted. They can give you such pleasure. I live an hour away from Memphis tn. I have been looking for another parrot. People half to really love the feathered friends, and be very dedicated to have them. If half to be very patient, and really love them to get one. No bird is the same.If you know anyone close to Memphis tn. that wants to discard one, and want to re home a feathered friend let me know, and i will go get this feathered friend. I have a place to put our friend. Most of all:: they need our love, and patience.

Rosemary Southard
Taddy Kalas

Iowa Parrot Rescue in Letts, IA. Wonderful operation. Mike and Abi Hutchison. \

Taddy Kalas
Mary Essary

Casey’s Safety Nest located in Southern Indiana. 812-589-9870 www.caseysnest.org Casey’s Nest is a 501©3 companion bird rescue.

Mary Essary
Paula Sloniegora

I am the owner and founder of Marley’s Menagerie, a parrot rescue and adoption center in Montreal, Quebec Canada. i can safely say I live up to all the clauses you have stated up above, and people have said I am too careful about some. LOL When rehoming a bird I will ask that if for any reason things do not work out or the person can no longer take care of the bird, for whatever reason, that they contact me immiediately, to avoid the stress of this bird going from home to home to home. So far I have been lucky. In need of volunteers – one can never turn them down. They are lifesavers! Last year when I had cataract surgery, my helper came in every 2 days – my partner helped me on the inbetween days. It all worked out perfectly.

Paula Sloniegora
Briana

My husband’s in jail and he left his pet dove for me to care for. Sh was a rescued dove and she was well cared for and loved. She passed away this morning. I don’t know how to tell my husband. He never went anywhere without his little sidekick. Do u have any suggestions?

Briana

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