My name is Hansel w/Lola!

Pigeon for adoption in San Francisco, California - Hansel w/Lola
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Palomacy Pigeon & Dove Adoptions

Facts about Hansel w/Lola

  • Breed: Pigeon
  • Color: Unknown
  • Age: Young
  • Sex: Male
  • ID#: 11051470-A2017003
Hansel is a very lucky-to-be-alive survivor of pigeon racing. He was struck by a hawk but was only injured rather than killed. Then, when he was grounded and helpless, he was lucky to be taken to a shelter rather than killed and eaten. Then he was lucky to be taken into rescue rather than be euthanized. (He went unclaimed by his owner despite the shelter's efforts.) Now he's all healed up and strong and feisty and married to an adorable little Birmingham Roller named Lola. These two would love to be in a nice big, safe aviary. They're beautiful birds!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!)