Apply to Adopt ...
So you have done your research and you have an idea of what you're getting into. Now it's time to make the next step ... start the adoption process.
The process starts when you fill out an application. The Board of Directors will review the application and make a decision based on the information you provide whether we will proceed with the adoption. Please understand that our primary goal is to find permanent, proper homes for these birds so we are very judicious during this part of the process.
Note: The Board tries to review applications in a timely manner but during holidays, application review meetings may be delayed.
You will be notified whether your application will move to the next step or whether your application is denied. There may be additional interviews conducted via email or phone to clarify any questions the board may have.
The next step will be (ideally) the applicant coming to the Rescue to meet the birds and spend some time getting to know one another.
A 'connection' with a bird will go a LONG way to a happy, long term, friendship. Sometimes the connection is immediate, sometimes it takes a little time to get to know each other, and sometimes it doesn't happen.
If you want a certain bird but there is no connection, you're urged to consider a different bird ... it really makes for a better outcome.
If all the other things go well and you connect with one of our birds then there will be an interview, maybe some husbandry education, and a home visit.
Thank you for your interest in adopting and we hope to find a perfect match and a forever home.