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My name is
Cookie w/ Higgins!

Posted over 3 years ago | Updated 1 week ago

I'm being cared for by
Palomacy Pigeon & Dove Adoptions

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My story

Update 6/1/23: Cookie is a lovely, shy, unreleasable feral pigeon who is married to a very high energy husbird Higgins. I get the feeling that she appreciates having other birds & people around to help keep him occupied & give her a break sometimes. This couple is very dedicated to egg-laying & nest-sitting & they have to be monitored carefully as they will try to hide eggs & hatch oops babies!

Update 10/10/20: Sweet Cookie has married Higgins!

Cookie is a lovely unreleasable feral pigeon. She's bird oriented & also enjoys riding around on your back while you're cleaning up in the aviary. Her rescuer lost his aviary & transferred Cookie & 6 other pigeons into our foster care. About Cookie, he writes, ''She's a stable, shy, independent, robust, observant, loveable female who will probably make a great strong partner for a male who has had a rough time. And she recognizes your love even if she retains her shyness.''Please apply to adopt 2, 2023, 6:43 am

Palomacy Pigeon & Dove Adoptions

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Elizabeth Young
San Francisco, CA 94124

Their adoption process

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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!)

Go meet their 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.

More about this rescue

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!