My name is Reed w/Turtle!

Dove for adoption in San Francisco, California - Reed w/Turtle
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Palomacy Pigeon & Dove Adoptions

Facts about Reed w/Turtle

  • Breed: Dove
  • Color: White
  • Age: Adult
  • Sex: Male
  • ID#: 8271981-A2014110
January 2016 UPDATE: We now know, thanks to an alert & insightful volunteer, that Bell (who we thought was Reed's mate) is male! Reed & Bell are brothers, not mates, and each was more frustrated than happy with the other so they were split up to find female doves to court and marry. Bell fell in love with Fava and they are now a mated pair and adopted too! Reed is currently dating in the flock of doves fostered at Andy's in San Jose.

Reed is a lovely Ringneck dove (pied coloration) that was originally surrendered to SFACC in August 2012 (along with 12 other doves) when his person was terminally ill (and we were too full to take them though we promised to look out for them as best we could). Reed and his mate bell were adopted from the shelter but then, 2 years later, brought back and re-surrendered. Reed was in OK condition but his mate Bell was in bad shape and they needed to be rescued and helped. We were still too full (we always are) but somehow we made room to fit them in. Reed is doing very well despite all the challenges he's faced. Because of Bell's vulnerability, he has to stay next door to her (rather than share a cage) but he has adjusted and is a real gentleman about the whole situation. He's become more trusting of people and he LOVES to sunbathe. Our hope is that Bell will recover enough that they can resume their relationship and live together once again. You can see more about their story here- 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!)