Adopt a Bird!

Lindsey and Smoky Joe, Congo African GreyOur experienced staff members work intensively with individuals interested in adopting birds. Over time, we have developed and established a structured screening and adoption process that we feel gives both the adopter and bird the best possible start at their new life together.

If you are thinking about adopting a bird from us, we encourage you to take a tour of our Aviary and Adoption Center located in Elizabeth. While on the tour, you will have a chance to see many of the different birds we have, their environment, and learn how we care for them. You’ll also have an opportunity to ask questions and interact with a few of our “ambassador birds”.

If you’ve decided you are ready to start the adoption or foster care process, we require you to complete one of our applications listed below. You will then proceed through a series of telephone and/or e-mail interviews (email tends to work better for us, as we are often not at our desks), take our online Beyond Bird Basics class, and then start the exciting part – meeting birds and finding your potential new family member! If possible, we encourage you to make multiple site/bird visits as a potential adopter.

So often people “look” for a bird of a particular species, when in our experience many birds will “choose” the person they prefer, which contributes to the success of the match. For adopters visiting from other states, a multi-day stay is recommended so that we may Star the Lovebird Gets Adoptedmonitor and assess your interaction with birds, and the staff has an opportunity to become familiar with your needs and wants for your adopted bird. The bird’s housing, routine and care, personality, history and inclusion into the adopter’s home are discussed at great length.

Depending upon the location of the potential adopter, TGF or a representative may conduct home inspections prior to and/or post-adoption. If you are located in an area where it isn’t feasible for us to conduct an in-home visit, we are happy to work with you to come up with a suitable solution. Sometimes emailing photos and videos will work, and we’ve even occasionally checked out an adoptive home environment over Skype! We invest a tremendous amount of time and resources before and after adoption, to ensure the best fit between the adopter and bird and most importantly, the bird’s future welfare.

PLEASE READ: About Adopting A Bird From The Gabriel Foundation (Adoption Protocol)

Do you have questions that are not answered here? Fill out our Adoption Inquiry form!

Are You Ready to Bring a Bird Into Your Home?

We have the following applications for you to choose from:

To view adoptable Gabriel Foundation birds, please go to Petfinder.com or Adopt-A-Pet.com!

Colorado Gives Day is happening tomorrow.
For 24 hours starting at 12 a.m. on Tuesday, December 6th, and running through 11:59 p.m.

Why is Colorado Gives Day special for the birds under our wing? The value of your donation will be increased by the FirstBank and Community First Foundation Incentive Fund.

Schedule your donation now, and it will be processed on Colorado Gives Day!

www.coloradogives.org/GabrielFoundation
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Colorado Gives Day is happening tomorrow.
For 24 hours starting at 12 a.m. on Tuesday, December 6th, and running through 11:59 p.m.
                                  
Why is Colorado Gives Day special for the birds under our wing? The value of your donation will be increased by the FirstBank and Community First Foundation Incentive Fund.
 
Schedule your donation now, and it will be processed on Colorado Gives Day!

www.coloradogives.org/GabrielFoundation

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Now this is the face of a very happy Amazon! Hawkeye is a 38 year-old Panama Amazon that came to us from a loving home that could no longer keep him due to their allergies. Hawkeye has a great vocabulary and loves to make up his own songs. He gets really excited when anyone sings to him and enjoys trying to follow along with the song.
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Now this is the face of a very happy Amazon! Hawkeye is a 38 year-old Panama Amazon that came to us from a loving home that could no longer keep him due to their allergies. Hawkeye has a great vocabulary and loves to make up his own songs. He gets really excited when anyone sings to him and enjoys trying to follow along with the song.

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Shelli Meador ConnerOh how we'd love to welcome him to our family, we lost our 26yr old P.A. last year....he was my husband's best friend ♡♡

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Jenna McMasterI'm a firm believer that "we developed allergies" isn't a valid excuse to give an animal up. I'm allergic to all my pets and my bird never triggers them. My dog and cats generate much more allergens! On a bird there is almost nothing to aggravate allergies. As long as you don't get a dust producing species you should be good to go. Don't Amazons, and all other South American parrots, have an oil gland?

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LynnandDavid AshburnWas Hawkeye the only bird in the home?

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Sharon GiffordIs Hawkeye adoptable?

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Janis BorgmanOk, what do I have to do to adopt him???? please

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Rick TessmerHmmmm, just adopted Pretty Bird and Squirt from there. Maybe time for a third?

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Sandra HoofardWith birds one has to vacuum twice a week. I have 6 and the dander and molting is something else but "never" would I give up my rescued birds.

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Mila ShumilaMaybe he could sing duets with Simba?.... :)

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Phrringa D HowellAllergies? from an Amazon? well that's a new one. I could understand if it was an old world bird species...

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Helenanne LadutkeThis is so sad I have allergies to bird dander but I have birds and would never get rid of them

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Julie CrooksHe was adorable when I met him on Tuesday, and again on today's tour.

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Marta CrabtreeI have a feeling he's gonna get a fantastic home soon!

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Katie OharaWish I lived closer. ..I would love to meet him...

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Sue WilhelmyBeautiful & Smart!

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Diane FaulseitSo adorable

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Karen O'TooleI wish he was mine!

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Ben WatervoortHe looks very happy to be there at TGF

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Sue DefflerHe sounds adorable....

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Danette Weddlei want him ..lol..

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Lori CaverlyBeautiful baby wish I lived closer as Id be interested in adopting him .

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Gayle Slayton DeLanoOmg he is gorgeous. What a love

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Come and join some of the birds of TGF for pictures with Santa on Saturday December 10th from 1pm-4pm. Petco will be hosting the event and donating a percentage of the proceeds to us. Bring your feathered, furry, or scaly friends to let Santa know what they want for Christmas and get their picture taken. The event will be in the Petco located on 3511 N. Salida Ct #40 Aurora, CO 80011. ... See MoreSee Less

Come and join some of the birds of TGF for pictures with Santa on Saturday December 10th from 1pm-4pm. Petco will be hosting the event and donating a percentage of the proceeds to us. Bring your feathered, furry, or scaly friends to let Santa know what they want for Christmas and get their picture taken. The event will be in the Petco located on 3511 N. Salida Ct #40 Aurora, CO 80011.

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Christina AguirreIs that Grey Karlo? And Lola?

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Hubert DeKayi saw Santa emerge last year from our fireplace he was pretty gray from ashesbut that's ok

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Christina AguirreMowgli is terrified of Santa lol. I wish we could go this year but we will be in the mountains :(

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Julie CrooksI so can't wait for Rascal to get photos!!

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Carol WalckWho is the grey? I adore these little guys.

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Angel Bellemorolllol some may poop on santas lap😇

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Sherry Shepard-SutherlandSanta would be missing a couple of fingers if I tried to do this :)

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Michie MorbidI'd love to take Zoey but she would be screaming at everybody. Maybe I'll convince Scott Wagner to let us drop by for a visit though.

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