My name is Dusky!

Pigeon for adoption in San Francisco, California - Dusky
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Palomacy Pigeon & Dove Adoptions

Facts about Dusky

  • Breed: Pigeon
  • Color: Unknown
  • Age: Young
  • Sex: Male
  • ID#: 9851680-A2016027
Dusky is very lucky to be alive. He is a racing pigeon that was grounded with several puncture wounds from a predator attack (allegedly an 'eagle') and was very lucky to be taken to the San Jose Animal Care Shelter, from which, because his person no longer wanted him and they don't adopt out birds, he needed rescue ASAP. One of our volunteers picked him up, took her to the avian vet for care and is now fostering him in safety and comfort. Dusky is a petite and timid bird, no doubt traumatized by being taken many miles from home, 'tossed' for a 'race' for his owner's amusement and then attacked and now trying to adjust to another alien enviroment. It is sad that he was exploited this way but now Dusky is safe. He will get a mate, a happy and safe home and have a good life as a pigeon racing survivor. He is one of the lucky ones.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!)