Pet adoption saves lives. Adopt a pet and you'll have a friend for life! Contact us, or contact another local humane society, animal shelter or SPCA.
ARC is an approved participant in the United Way of the Bay Area Campaign, the California State Emplyee's Charitable Campaign, the Local Independent Charities of America (LICA), and the Combined Federal Campaign (CFC #64924). ARC has been granted the "Best In America Seal of Excellence".
Our adoption process is basically simple: you come in for an interview where we discuss your knowledge and experience with a bird, and then you get to meet the birds. Depending on the type of bird you are interested in, you may need to make several visits here to get into the bonding process with the bird. You then complete an adoption form, pay an adoption fee which varies by bird type (and is established by going on line and finding out the sales prices for that type of bird, then dividing it by 1/2). The adoption fee for a Macaw is typically around $700-750. The bird is then brought to your home for a bird safe checkup and to see the cage the bird will be housed in. If everything is OK, then the bird is left and the process is complete.
Why should you adopt?
birds can make wonderful pets, and rather than buying a bird for sale or finding a bird breeder, adopting a bird from an animal shelter or rescue organization is the perfect way to add a bird to your family. Keep in mind, there is a lot you will need to know when you provide a home for a bird. You will need to learn what to feed them, how much exercise or attention your bird needs, and many other important things about how to house and care for a bird. There are different types of birds including African Grey, Amazon, Brotogeris, Budgie, Button Quail, Caique, Canary, Chicken, Cockatiel, Cockatoo, Conure, Dove, Duck, Eclectus, Emu, Finch, Goose, Guinea Fowl, Kakariki, Lorikeet, Lovebird, Macaw, Mynah, Ostrich, Parakeet - Other, Parakeet - Quaker, Parrot - Other, Parrotlet, Peacock, Pheasant, Pigeon, Pionus, Poicephalus (including Senegal and Meyer's), Quail, Rhea, Ringneck, Rosella, Softbill - Other, Swan, Toucan, and Turkey.
Pet adoption saves lives. Adopt a pet and you'll have a friend for life! Please consider a rescue pet before you buy a pet from a breeder or pet store. Contact us, or contact another local humane society, animal shelter or SPCA.