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)

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Heads up, south metro Denver. Let's get this girl home.
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Help! our bird (who the vet says she clipped her wings) just flew into our neighborhood and we cannot find her. She is a mustache parakeet named Chi-Chi, approximately one year old. she is banded...

Heads up, south metro Denver. Lets get this girl home.

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The Gabriel FoundationWe are ecstatic for her safe return. Chi Chi's big adventure.

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Michael MoretskyI live near there, I'll keep an eye out

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LynnandDavid AshburnWe found her! She was turned into animal control and is just fine. Thank you all!

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Bil ParkerPut her cage outside in the open maybe she will return to it. Good luck😕

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Lauren SuessmannHope you find her. But clipping wings doesn't mean a bird cannot fly.

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Pamela Bowen SheridanI hope you find her really soon!

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Pamela Bowen SheridanSo Happy for her safe return!

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RoRo CacciatoreHope you find her

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Jenn Longhope you find him soon!

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Trooper has a new home! This handsome and sweet Sun conure had been with us off and on for seven long years. During that time he was adopted and returned when the family decided they didn't have time for him. Trooper WAS a trooper and waited patiently for his next family to find him... And they have!

His new owner is a wonderful girl named Brooke, who who so excited the night before the adoption that she couldn't sleep. We are thrilled for them all - congrats!
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Trooper has a new home! This handsome and sweet Sun conure had been with us off and on for seven long years. During that time he was adopted and returned when the family decided they didnt have time for him. Trooper WAS a trooper and waited patiently for his next family to find him... And they have! 

His new owner is a wonderful girl named Brooke, who who so excited the night before the adoption that she couldnt sleep. We are thrilled for them all - congrats!

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Suzanne FongYay, Brooke, yay! Gave them their tour and she couldn't wait to meet Trooper!🤗

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Sheri BarclayI have a beautiful Sun too. I have had her since 2003, she was 3 and I am her 2nd home. You are now her flock, and she will love interacting with all of you. As she gets older, she may pick 1 member and be very protective of that person. Pepper tries to protect me from the broom, the step stool and plastic bags to name a few. When she snuggles down my shirt to nap, she melts my heart. Enjoy your baby.

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Tammy BowserThank you for adopting this beauty! I am doing the Happy Dance in Pittsburgh PA!

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Roger GellertThey do like to cuddle in your shirt....

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Christine CarterAll the BEST for Trooper & Brooke ❤️❤️❤️

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Felina AdkinsI have a conure. They love to hang out. Please spend lots of time playing and eating cereal and veggies and fruits.

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Jennifer PaulI think Brooke has a new BFF

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Marta CrabtreeFabulous! He's a lucky guy to find this Angel! Made my day!

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Courtney Isgette💙they are so much fun! Lots of time but so worth it!!!!!!

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Karly MeansLove you Gabriel foundation

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Linda HeflingerHooray for precious Trooper!

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MK JansenHurrah! Congratulations, all around. :)

3 days ago
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Diane FaulseitYay....love this

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Gary InmanBeautiful Bird for sure. All conures are great pets.

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Caesar, giving a little "I love fruit" dance. What a cutie. ... See MoreSee Less

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Deann RuthCaesar is beautiful.

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Jean Eckawa so happy

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Elizabeth MillsLove it!

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J.C. CrooksSilly Ceaser!!

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Gary MorganThey are neat birds Julie

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Rogers JiménezI bet he misses Anthony so much. Poor baby bird.

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Susan ShewSo cute!!

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