My name is Guru w/ Pat!

Pigeon for adoption in San Francisco, California - Guru w/ Pat
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Palomacy Pigeon & Dove Adoptions

Facts about Guru w/ Pat

  • Breed: Pigeon
  • Color: White
  • Age: Adult
  • Sex: Female
  • ID#: 7705603-A2014086
Guru (shown here on the left) & her (? gender TBD) young BFF Ash were bred to be someone's dinner (squab) but instead wound up stray and helpless on the streets of San Francisco. They were very lucky to be taken to the animal shelter and then lucky again when being sick got them pulled into MickaCoo's emergency foster care. They were lovingly nursed back to health and are now ready to be adopted. Despite having nothing but gentle, patient care for the past three months, these two are both still very, VERY shy- both of people and other birds. I can't remember ever having pigeons this shy. They need a lot of patience and a very safe, low-pressure home (foster or forever) to continue to develop their confidence. I've seem small indications of progress over the past two weeks but they have a long ways to go. They are very bonded to each other and super easy to care for. Guru is all white and was named for her exceptionally wise & deep brown eyes. She is a little extra shy. Ash is white with a few brown splotches and one golden eye- very handsome! He's the first to try something new and Guru is sure to follow.Please apply to adopt

About Palomacy Pigeon & Dove Adoptions

About Our Rescue Group...

Palomacy Pigeon & Dove Adoption saves homeless domestic (unreleasable) pigeons and doves in the SF/Bay Area from euthanasia by providing veterinary care, foster and forever homes.

Palomacy fills a deadly gap in the animal welfare community by saving the lives of domestic/unreleasable doves and pigeons that would otherwise be killed. We're volunteer-powered, donation supported and culture changing! By providing avian vet care, foster and forever homes, we've saved more than 700 birds' lives since 2007. Join us!

Come Meet Our Pets...

We are a volunteer-powered rescue and our birds are lovingly cared for in the private homes and backyard aviaries of our foster volunteers. Potential adopters can make appointments to meet our birds and we are at adoption & outreach events almost every weekend. See our Events page at and visit our Facebook page at for details.

Our Adoption Process...

We require an online adoption application, phone screen & home visit and offer lots of support and coaching all along the way. Our adoption fee is $10/bird and our expectations for adopters are:
-Appropriately sized, safe and uncrowded cage or aviary approved by Palomacy
-Supervised, safe out-of-cage time (if not living in an aviary) daily
-No free flight/uncaged outside time
-Protection from hazards including but not limited to escape, pets, predators, fumes and toxins
-Companionship- lots of your time or another bird's (not home alone)
-Avian vet care if sick or injured
-Compassionate, healthy care that provides for the bird's nutritional (including lighting), physical and emotional well-being
-No breeding, birth control if bird has a mate (real eggs replaced with fakes which we provide)
-A forever home (through sickness and health, for better or worse) with a pet-care plan in place should something happen to you
-No selling, sporting or business use of birds
-Return to Palomacy if unable to keep the bird (This is not desired- we expect that you are providing a forever home!)