My name is Wally!

Cockatoo for adoption in Oceanside, California - Wally
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Last Chance at Life All Breed Rescue

Facts about Wally

  • Breed: Cockatoo
  • Color: Unknown
  • Age: Unknown
  • Sex: Male
  • ID#: 10769603

Meet Wally! Wally is a Goffin Cockatoo who has been in long term foster care with one of the volunteers for Last Chance at Life Rescue. He is about 10 years old, and in good health, despite being a bit plucked. He does pluck his feathers when he is stressed or bored. Because this has become a habit for Wally he may always have a bald chest. He has left his legs and wings alone since being in foster care. Wally is definitely a man’s bird! He lights up like a Christmas tree when he sees a man. He usually tolerates his foster mom but absolutely adores his foster father. Wally loves to shred and destroy cardboard, wood etc. Cockatoos are very intelligent have a high need for attention, affection and interaction. He likes toys that provide a challenge for him. Hide and seek to find the cashew, etc.

Wally will need an experienced bird owner who speaks and understands Cockatoo!  Once Wally gets to know you he is very cuddly and affectionate. He will dance and bob his head.  He is a very sweet bird, and looks forward to meeting his new owner! Could that person be you or someone you know? Please email for more info or to apply to adopt Wally!

About our bird adoptions:
Our birds all receive a medical exam with an avian veterinarian upon intake to our rescue. They receive blood and fecal testing for chlamydia and other parasites. **(Please note that while we do run typical well animal tests on all our adoptable pets, it is impossible to test for every possible ailment, so an initial quarantine period is recommended for any new pet brought into a home with existing pets).** Any rescued birds with existing medical conditions will also be treated as effectively and humanely as possible by an avian veterinarian.
Many of our birds are housed in foster homes, as this is the least stressful environment, and allows each bird to receive individual care and attention.
Upon adoption, each bird receives a free exit exam with an avian veterinarian, which the new owner will attend and have the chance to ask any questions they may have for the vet regarding their new bird.
We do have a minimum donation amount for our birds (though some folks wish to donate more than the minimum, for which we and our rescued pets are eternally grateful). Minimum donation amount varies by size as follows:

Small birds (parakeets, finches, etc) - $50
Medium birds (conures, etc) - $200
Large birds/parrots (african greys, macaws, etc) - $400

100% of each adoption donation goes toward the housing and medical care of the pets in our care. We specialize in taking in special needs cases, be it behavioral or medical. Our rescue travels to various shelters in San Diego County and beyond to pull animals from kill lists who are truly in need. We treat their medical conditions, house them and give them love and affection until they find their new homes. For many of the pets in our care, we truly are their Last Chance At Life. Thanks for reading and we look forward to hearing from you!


About Last Chance at Life All Breed Rescue

About Our Rescue Group...

Last Chance at Life is an all-breed rescue and adoption organization. We have a special fondness for Boxers, birds, and ANY pet in need of medical care. We take in animals from all over San Diego County. Our rescues come to us from local shelters and humane societies, owners who can no longer properly care for them, and through other rescue groups. Most often these animals are facing euthanasia because of medical or behavioral needs. Because of this, we are truly their “Last Chance at Life.”

Some of our pets are in foster homes, and others are cared for at our Adoption Center in Oceanside, CA.

All of our pets receive the very best in medical care from the doctors and staff at Mission Animal and Bird Hospital. The entire team is very committed to offering care to our pets in need and no short cuts are ever taken because these are rescue pets. Visit Mission Animal and Bird Hospital.

Come Meet Our Pets...

Our pets are available to meet at our adoption events and at our Adoption Center. We have a partnership with the Petco Organization so we are at one of their stores every weekend.

If you would like to meet a dog at our Adoption Center during the week, those appointments are by appointment only as our center is an un-manned facility.

If you are interested in meeting one of our amazing LCAL pets please email Pam at

Our Adoption Process...

The first step in the adoption process is an application. We also ask for a letter of recommendation from a current or past veterinarian you have used for any other animals you have or have had in the past. This letter is basically the doctor recommending you for adoption based on your history of taking good medical care of your animals. If you rent, we ask for proof that you are allowed to have a dog in your home. That's it paperwork-wise. Then we can work to find the dog that is the perfect fit for your family. If you do not have a vet that you have used in the recent past, no problem! We will schedule a home visit.

The adoption, once you have decided on your new furry family member, includes the following:

We will provide you with 3 months of flea and tick products as well as a year of heartworm. We also provide a year of Wellness at Mission Animal & Bird Hospital in Oceanside. There is no cost for the Wellness Program and it provides the following:

Dog Adult Basic Plan:
For dogs over 6 months of age
Two complete wellness exams
Unlimited office visits
All core vaccinations
Two fecal exams for parasites
Deworming (round and hookworms)
Free interstate health certificates
Nail trims and anal gland expression at ½ reg. fee
Venipuncture fee
Complete Blood Count (CBC)
Blood panel, including kidney and liver screen, calcium, phosphorus, cholesterol, and glucose (diabetes)
Complete urinalysis
Annual heart worm test

The adoption fee is a donation of your choice with a minimum of $200. This fee includes all services above as well as microchip. Your pet has been spayed/neutered and will come with a full medical history as best as we can give. When the dogs come to us they see a vet right away for an intake exam so we know as much as possible regarding their current health. They are given vaccines and we take blood, fecal, and urine to send to the lab to look for any other health issues that we can treat.