Adopt a Pet

My name is Johnnie!

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My story

Hi, my name is Johnnie and I am a male Greater Sulphur Crested Cockatoo. I am a big boy and when I first came to the Refuge, I was a pretty miserable guy. I was very overweight, grumpy, sick and a big feather picker. One of my very favorite people, a volunteer at the Refuge, took an instant liking to me and has worked with me for years. I am happy to report that I am no longer the miserable bird that first arrived on Rich's doorstep. I love life and love spending time with the volunteers at the Refuge. While my favorite person still showers me with love and attention, I've learned to enjoy spending time with anyone who wants to hang out with me.

a Refuge for Saving the Wildlife, Incorporated

Contact info
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Richard S Weiner
3149 Dundee Road, Suite # 229, Northbrook, IL 60062

Their adoption process

Additional adoption info

All of our animals have an individualized fee associated with their adoption which is based upon the vet fees incurred. Please contact us for an adoption application. There will then be a phone interview, home inspection, and then you will visit with the birds to help determine which bird is appropriate for your home.

Go meet their pets

Currently, you can meet our pets online at Once you have submitted an application and had both a phone interview and home inspection, you will be invited to come meet some of the birds in person.

More about this rescue

We are a not-for-profit, no-kill parrot rescue, rehabilitation, education and adoption shelter.

We are accredited by the Association of Avian Rescue Organizations (AARO) and licensed by the Illinois Department of Agriculture, Bureau of Animal Welfare to provide for adoptions. We are also a member of the Society of Animal Welfare Administrators.