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)

The Gabriel Foundation added 2 new photos.

Pretty Boy (cockatiel) and pigeons BK and Bigfoot are home! When Jerry (who works with Wild Bird Rescue of Denver) contacted us recently because he was hoping to find a friend for his lone cockatiel AND he would love to give a home to a few pigeons in need, we were thrilled to hear from him. These are the lucky chosen three who are now in a great home!
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Pretty Boy (cockatiel) and pigeons BK and Bigfoot are home! When Jerry (who works with Wild Bird Rescue of Denver) contacted us recently because he was hoping to find a friend for his lone cockatiel AND he would love to give a home to a few pigeons in need, we were thrilled to hear from him. These are the lucky chosen three who are now in a great home!

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Tammy BowserThanks Jerry for giving them a good home! Thanks to all the Angels who take care of these birds everyday

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Tim MillerWay to go Jerry for what you are doing.

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Carolyn ClineWhy couldn't the pigeons go free?

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MK JansenCongratulations to the happy family!

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Marta CrabtreeWonderful!

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Angelika LynchLucky indeed <3

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J.C. CrooksHi Cleo! My, you're being quite quiet!! Love you!

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Katie OharaWell, good morning to you...

2 days ago
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Valerie MillerI see we're wearing spring colors today too cute

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Tamber KingI like his protective tutu. Cute way to prevent plucking or post surgery:)

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Sue Defflerlooks like a little ballerina....

11 hours ago
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Patricia RightenourGood morning

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Cynthia ReidGood morning you gorgeous bird you!

2 days ago
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Melanie BrocchieroSo adorable 😍

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Linda GarnerWhat a cutie!

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Michael PaulWhat a cutie:)

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This is Angel's version of helping us while we are trying to complete husbandry tasks at the aviary... She does quality assurance of human perches. ... See MoreSee Less

This is Angels version of helping us while we are trying to complete husbandry tasks at the aviary... She does quality assurance of human perches.

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Sara MushDoes that thing around her neck keep from plucking?? I have a grey that I cant stop from plucking.

4 days ago

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Linda HeflingerHi Jessica, aka Angel's perch!! 💐

3 days ago
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Jean Eckhope it works picking is a hard one to stop

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Cynthia ReidThe cockatoos are so funny. Love this

3 days ago
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Suzanne LaplanteShe is a big girl!

3 days ago
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Susan ShewWhat a beauty! And such a good helper <3

4 days ago
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J.C. CrooksDid she do her hop, hop, hop?

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Robin Craft GrattetLove her!

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J.C. CrooksI simply adore her!!

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Angel PoteteAwww tht sweet baby

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