My name is Sam w/ Slick!

Pigeon for adoption in San Francisco, California - Sam w/ Slick
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Palomacy Pigeon & Dove Adoptions

Facts about Sam w/ Slick

  • Breed: Pigeon
  • Color: Black
  • Age: Senior
  • Sex: Male
  • ID#: 7705635-A2013027
Update: Sam (on the left) has remarried and is now available for adoption with another unreleasable Rock Pigeon named Slick. They prefer birds to people and would do best in an aviary.

UPDATE: Heartbreakingly, Lana had to be separated from Sam because of a cystic oviduct that required surgery. Despite their being separated, both are doing well and moving on- pigeons are brilliant at adapting to what life throws at them. Sam is currently single but he is dating!

Lana & Sam were rescued separately (about 10 years ago) and cared for by the nice man who found each of them. Neither was releasable (wing injuries made them poor flyers) and so he cared for them. They were kept in separate side-by-side cages and become a bonded, married couple living side by side, unable to touch. The first thing we did when they were surrendered to MickaCoo was to unite them and they were very happy and to finally be together. Their foster volunteer was really touched by how sweet and gentle they were. They're familiar with people but not particularly hand tame. Lana sometimes tips over and, once on her back, isn't always able to right herself and so, for that reason, is not a good candidate for life with other birds (except for her mate Sam). These lovebirds aren't asking for much but they would really appreciate having a home.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!)