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My name is Uma w/ Speckle!

Posted over 2 years ago | Updated 2 days ago

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Palomacy Pigeon & Dove Adoptions

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Update 8/2/22: Let's talk about adorable, adoptable pair Uma (left) and Speckle (right). These two are very much in love and make it clear with lots of sweet gestures to each other. Uma spends much of his time laying as flat as possible, humming for Speckle, who is happy to give him sweet nibbles and to stand or sit on top of him to give him snuggles. These two are fantastic flyers, and Speckle is a particularly talented hover-er. They would make a wonderful addition to a safe, predator-proof aviary where they can stretch their wings. Uma uses his flying skills to build SUPERB nests efficiently, using as much building material as possible. We can't provide new nesting material fast enough! Speck has an adorable tiny little face and dainty little eyes and beak. Her voice is also cute and tiny. Uma is very handsome in every way and has lovely, thick, smoky plumage and gentle eyes. Apply to adopt this loving pair!

Update 5/01/21: Because of family changes -- and no fault of his own! -- Uma has come back to Palomacy foster care. He has married a cute hen named Speckle.

Update 9/12/20: Uma is adopted and HOME!

Update 8/30/20: Brave Uma recovered beautifully from HIS injury and has found a loving foster to adopt placement!

Hatched in 2020, Uma is a young survivor of pigeon racing. Uma is beyond beautiful and emanates grace and strength in the face of a devastating injury from a predator attack, in which a large patch of skin on her breast was ripped away, leaving the muscle exposed. Thanks to the amazing staff at Medical Center for Birds, she has been treated with a technique that involves separating the skin from muscle and stretching it to close. It sounds awful -- and it IS awful that pigeon hobbyists put Uma in this position -- but she is doing GREAT and we have good reason to hope that she will make a full recovery.Please apply to adopt 2, 2023, 6:39 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!