Apply to foster or adopt!

Click here to fill out our online application to foster or adopt. (See our available birds here.)

If you already have a bird(s), please E-mail current pictures that show their cage or aviary to to expedite the process.

Long-distance Adoptions (Please read if you live outside Northern California. See map of pigeon-friendly rescues.)

Read to learn more…

How to Care for a Rescued Pet Pigeon

How to Choose a Cage (or Aviary) for Pet Pigeons or Doves

Pigeons as Pets: Outside or Indoors 

How to Create an Aviary for Rescued Pigeons or Doves

Doves as Pets

Before You Adopt a Pet, Make Sure You Can Say Yes to These 9 Questions

The adoption fee is only $10 per bird. Providing a proper cage or aviary will be your major expense in adopting pigeons or doves.

Adoption Contract (Only to be completed by approved adopters)

Palomacy Expectations for Dove & Pigeon Adopters

-Appropriately sized, safe and uncrowded cage or aviary approved by Palomacy
-Daily fresh food, clean water, poop clean up and check for eggs
-Supervised, safe out-of-cage time (if not living in an aviary) daily
-No free flight/uncaged outside time
-Companionship- lots of your time or another bird’s (not home alone all day)
-Avian vet care if sick or injured
-Compassionate, healthy care that provides for the bird’s nutritional, physical and emotional well-being
-No breeding, birth control if bird has a mate (real eggs replaced with fake)
-A forever home (through sickness & health, moving, etc.) with a pet-care plan in case something happens to you
-No rehoming, selling, sporting or business use of Palomacy birds
-Offer to return to Palomacy if unable to keep the bird(s) (This is not desired and we can’t promise we’ll take the bird- we expect you to provide a forever home!)

Questions? Contact Palomacy


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