My name is
Skye w/Star!

Posted over 2 years ago | Updated 3 days ago

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UPDATE 3/3/22: After four very happy years as pet house pigeons, beautiful, gentle Skye & his sweet wife Star (formerly named Guiseppe & Hercules) were returned to Palomacy due to their adopter's health. They have cheerfully adapted to the change (as pigeons do), are available for adoption & are fostered in the Palomacy aviary in Kibbles n' Gifts pet supply store in Half Moon Bay. You can visit them there!

UPDATE 3/14/2018 Today Hercules married sweet Guiseppe!! They are happily honeymooning. Anyone would be lucky to adopt this pair. Hercules is shy, but very sweet, and Guiseppe loves people and enjoys spending time being in your hand, on your shoulder, and sometimes on your head! This pair would do well as house pets with a lot of out of cage time, or in an aviary outside with lots of human contact.

Hercules was brought into a local wildlife rescue because she was following people around. The people thought she was a super-sized wild pigeon and had no idea that domestic pigeons could have such naturally good looks as she does! While being rehabilitated, Hercules displayed a unique maternal relationship with a group of orphaned wild doves. This big mama raised a large flock of babies, teaching them to forage and defending them from what she believed were potential threats. She was released with her adopted babies miles away but a few days later she was sitting on the step of the rescue waiting for more human attention and another flock to care for. A wildlife center with raccoons and bobcats is no place for a domestic pigeon. Hercules needs a safe, loving home, where she can share her big heart and nurture all the flock mates around her.Please apply to adopt 16, 2024, 6:21 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!