Sanctuary at The Gabriel Foundation

photoThe Foundation provides sanctuary and permanently cares for birds that The Gabriel Foundation staff has determined to be not suitable for adoption or placement in foster care due to medical and/or behavioral issues or due to their CITES status. TGF also provides an option for persons that specifically request that their birds remain in permanent sanctuary*. All sanctuary birds receive the same high level of care as the birds available for adoption and foster care. Sanctuary birds are housed in species-specific rooms at the Foundation and have access to outdoor flights, abundant enrichment, and psychological and environmental support on a daily basis.

The Foundation’s sanctuary provides:

  • A safe haven for birds that prefer not to interact with humans in a companion animal situation.
  • A home for birds with chronic disease with supportive care and nurturance.
  • Staff dedicated to meet the needs of the individual bird.
  • Educational programs that focus on some of the sanctuary birds’ specific needs or problems, indigenous habitats, conservation status, or social interaction to promote the parrot welfare cause.

*NOTE: When a caregiver requests lifetime care in TGF Sanctuary, funds for that care must be provided or TGF reserves the right to place bird(s) in our adoption program if they qualify. Avian Medical Requirements must also be met before placement into the program.


Sanctuary Birds Sponsorships and Bios

TGF staff members and a number of volunteers have put together a delightful gallery of birds and biographies that are in sanctuary with us. Many of these birds have come to us with no financial support and many have medical and special dietary requirements, so your sponsorship of one or more members of our flock would be greatly appreciated. You can see them here.

You will receive a sponsorship packet which includes a picture magnet of the bird you have chosen to sponsor from the Aviary and Adoption Center in Elizabeth, Colorado, along with other sponsor premiums.


TGF Euthanasia Policy

An Important Message from Julie Weiss Murad regarding TGF’s policy on euthanasia (.pdf)

Disco, practicing his "please adopt me" look. :D

For those of you who love Green Cheek conures, we have many waiting to go to a good home. A number of them came from a breeder who passed away and they are beautiful mutations. While they may not yet know how humans can be fantastic play gyms, they do love to interact with people and take treats from our hands. With some time and allowing them to go at their own pace in being handled, they will make wonderful pets.
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Clarissa Anne LehmanI love green cheeks! my baby could use a friend. Will you send one to Pennsylvania? :D

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Lilly FuDo you adopt to college students. I know some rescues won't. But I have a green cheek who needs a friend and a vet at CSU.

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Niedja AlcantaraWhere are you guys located??

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Renee LascalaFolks, if you're undecided, let me put in a great endorsement for GCCs: quiet, playful, affectionate and utterly adorable. If you have love and the right environment to give a wonderful small parrot, look no further. GCCs are outstanding avian companions.

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Happy Annetta EvansI'd love to get one as a playmate for Pretty Boy, but unfortunately he's kind of a bully. All the attention of everyone in the room MUST go to him. And (as I have learned since adopting him) if you're female, he's quite the little Casanova!!

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MK JansenI love my gcc! She's a good birdy with tons of personality, and is a wonderful companion.

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Jean Eckbeautiful

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Pat Latassomeone adopt him!

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Barbara WiseHad one of these beauties. Wish I could have one of these again!

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Doris CarpenterThey are so cute :)

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Niedja AlcantaraI'm very interested how could I get this little guy. ???

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Sallie Hernandezso cute he is......

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Isabel PortoGorgeous!!!!

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Moose coming in for a Monday morning hello - up close and personal, just the way he likes it. This boy is friendly and fond of head scritches. He loves to be talked to and will make the cutest Sennie purrs and clicks in return. He is up for adoption with his cage mate Doe, a shy female Senegal that we think will come out of her shell once she gets to know you. ... See MoreSee Less

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Shari LareauAwwww. Do they mate and produce eggs ??

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Ginger's Parrot RescueSending Senegal best wishes and love Moose and Doe. <3

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Anne GallegosIn search of a sweet bird..I don't know what it is but I can just be having a bad day and the only place I want to be is at Feathered Friends of Santa Fe . Talking.and playing with the birds. I love them. Clancy is so handsome and so sweet and I just love Nikko and lall of the other birds. After I leave my frown is always upside down. Birds make me so happy.

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Hubert DeKayanother friend of mine

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April Troxell-CravensI adore Senegels!!!

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David OlsonHow much would adoption be?

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Marta CrabtreeAww hope they get a great home!

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Jim Scotthow adorable

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Bonnie Cusickgood morning Moose

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Sue DefflerMoose is adorable...

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Barbara WiseLove the Senegals! So pretty!

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Anyone out there who is good at repairing screens?? We could use a handy volunteer to help us out with maintenance around the aviary like this. Let us know if you can help! :D ... See MoreSee Less

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Suzanne FongI can re screen! Will be home soon!

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David OlsonBummer I'm in the Springs. 😞 Screens, I can do.

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Sheri BarclayI had to attach chicken wire outside the screened porch because my ninja cats were escaping. Course its lead and not for birds to chew, but works for the cats

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