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Pattys Parrot Palace

Rating: 4.97 stars   107 reviews 1,095

Nonprofit Issues:

Animals

Address:

Dyson Dr Winter Springs FL 32708 USA

Mission:

Our Mission is to provide a permanent home for companion parrots who have nowhere to go. Whether neglected, abused or displaced our mission is to make sure they know they are home now forever.

Results:

Pattys Parrot Palace has impacted the Central Florida community this year by assisting in several rescue efforts that have resulted in saving over 51 parrots in much need of a loving environment. We have also managed over 39 Bright Future candidates by providing the necessary hours for scholarship.

Target demographics:

displaced companion parrots

Direct beneficiaries per year:

Bright Futures Candidates!

Geographic areas served:

Central Florida

Programs:

rehabilitation, permanent placement, socialization and companionship within the flock

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407-542-4005
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Reviews for Pattys Parrot Palace

Rating: 5 stars  

With nothing to gain and everything to lose Trish and Tony Koile put the birds first and their needs second. Housing over 50 birds in their own home is admirable but the birds need more room to fly. Soon enough the flock will move on to greater heights where the birds will be relocated to a large property where they can experience their wild sides. Over 2 years of knowing this nutty family and I wouldn't trade a moment of it!

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Rating: 5 stars  

I've officially been at the Palace for over a year now and I must say I can't imagine life without this place. Trish and Tony are two of the most remarkable people I have ever met. They put the needs of their birds and volunteers before their own needs. If you need hours for whatever reason, Patty's Parrot Pallace is a perfect fit for you. I must say that if you do choose to volunteer here, be prepared to work hard. I've seen a number of people asked to leave due to laziness and lack of commitment. If you are willing to show up and work hard, soon enough volunteering here becomes more enjoyable than anything!

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Provide Trish and Tony with a larger facility to house their birds that isn't in their house.

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2014

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Rating: 5 stars  

As an aspiring veterinarian, I sought out a charity that would help me gain some experience with animals and determine whether or not I was entering the right career path. Not only have I gained a better perspective on birds, but I also found a great place run by great people. Trish and Tony, the couple that run the charity, are two of the most selfless people you will ever meet. They have welcomed over 40 birds into their home and care for each bird better than most of us could care for one bird. However, two people simply cannot care for this number of birds without help. Personally, I feel like you get more out of donating any free time to volunteer. Of course donations are greatly appreciated as well. After 4 months at Patty's, I don't think I will ever stop going. Birds can have a big impact on your life, even if you're not a bird person.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Everything is perfect at the palace, but extra space for the ever growing amount of space would be helpful. Donations would certainly assist in helping with the spatial issues.

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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Rating: 5 stars  

I've been volunteering at Patty's Parrot Palace for a little over a year now and I have loved every single time. What started as me going to support my girlfriend turned out to become one of the most rewarding experiences for me. Seeing first hand what goes on at the sanctuary has opened my eyes to the struggle of rescuing birds. Trish and Tony's love and commitment to the babies is truly admirable. I am excited to watch Patty's Parrot Palace grow into the vision that Trish and Tony have for it. This is not just any place to volunteer and get community service hours, but it is also a place where bonds are formed between people who share the same passion.

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Rating: 5 stars  

Time really does fly when you're having fun! I have been volunteering with the flock for a year now and it seems as if just yesterday was my first day. I was hooked since day one. Volunteering at Patty's Parrot Palace is extremely fulfilling for me as I see the struggle that Trish and Tony go through on a daily. Remarkably, it is no chore for them as they have a love so strong for the flock. The bonds that they have developed with the birds leaves me in awe. It is almost as if the birds are grateful for being in the care of such loving and caring people. Trish and Tony have a passion and dedication that never ceases to amaze me. It is a feeling that I love to be surrounded by, therefore its no wonder that they can expect me to keep volunteering. I am proud to be a part of a team that works together for a selfless cause and I am truly blessed to have Trish and Tony in my life.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

I wouldn't change a thing! I just want to see our feathered beauties fly freely in an aviary.

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2014

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Rating: 5 stars  

The energy and passion felt at Patty's Parrot Palace is intoxicating and contagious. The dedication given to all of the birds is something to learn from. I help out once a week and that day alone is extremely satisfying. In the short time that I've known Trish and Tony, I've realized that they are two of the best people I know. The time that they take out of their daily lives to give to the birds is inspiring. They're also very attentive of their volunteers and treat them as if they were another member of the family. My first time there, I simply tagged along with my girlfriend who volunteers weekly, so I didn't expect to make it a habitual thing. However, after spending my time there, meeting Trish and Tony, and seeing how much work is needed, I was hooked. I fell in love with the birds and the atmosphere. I especially love knowing that there are still people out there who have genuine good hearts and good intentions. Thank you Trish and Tony for an awesome experience!

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Some

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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Rating: 5 stars  

Patty's Parrot Palace has some of the most dedicated and loving individuals you will ever meet. Trish and Tony are committed to seeing the flock in flying large aviaries and are going on year five in pursuit of their vision. They have been blessed in overcoming huge hurdles over the past year and are still standing firm. They are amazingly supportive of each other in caring for over fifty birds daily. Their teamwork and their love for the flock is truly inspiring. I fully support their goals for the palace and am proud to be a part of Patty's Parrot Palace as a Board Member and volunteer. I am happy to serve the flock on all levels because they deserve it. I am grateful for Chris and Alicia for caring for the birds on a daily basis. As young adults in college, they could be doing anything else, but they choose to support the flock in all of their day to day care. Over the past years I have met some super friends who still volunteer to this day. It's a special bond we all share just by doing what we love, caring for the flock. Aside from our beautiful flock and all of their individual personalities, I especially enjoy loving on Cheech, a small green, grey and yellow Senegal who love me. I look forward to hearing his kisses and him just hanging out on my shoulder.
Patty's Parrot Palace continues to hold a very special place in my heart. I cherish every day spent with this outstanding nonprofit. We are a great bunch who will do whatever we can to provide the very best for our babies.

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Rating: 5 stars  

Another wonderful year with the flock. I have come to adore the composition of Patty's Parrot Palace and what it means to a part of the bigger picture: helping and giving. The palace is driven by compassion and the clear vision of giving the flock the very best. Many come to the palace not knowing what to expect, but it is clear how we feel when we partake, we feel connected to those beautiful birds and to the volunteers, all under one cause. Volunteering there, you attain a deep understanding of how much of an impact the pet trade has on pet overpopulation, and consequently on the lives of these amazing birds. You become an avian advocate the moment you learn their stories and can't help but feel the need to be a part of their lives! All 56 of them! Next thing you know, you're going daily or weekly, and doing everything you can you keep their attention. You're singing and dancing with them, and from the top of your lungs out comes "Wackawackawoo"! A funky word you learned from our feathered loves, Baby and Rock. It all becomes natural and you're captured into that bigger picture, where you only only needed 20 hours of community service and it turns into some much more meaningful over the past two years. It opens your eyes and your heart to a need that was not visible before, stronger conservation, protection and education for these gorgeous and intelligent birds. Volunteering at the palace becomes a part of your routine and you share this passion with the people you love, because it makes you feel so great to give back. As you see, there is no secret as to why I volunteer with the palace. Trish and Tony are extraordinary people with a tremendous capacity to give their all at all times. There are no days off and not all days are easy at the palace, but they keep up with an contagious attitude and energy. It's a privilege to help in spreading our wings and in watching Trish and Tony's vision develop into much more than they ever imagined. I really love you guys, thank you!

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2014

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Rating: 5 stars  

Patty's Parrot Palace has been a number of things for me over the last year. On the very first day I began my community service hours, I felt welcomed and a part of the flock. Trish and Tony are phenomenal people. Their love for the flock is deep and unconditional. It's one thing to rescue a bird, but it's entirely different to reserve a special spot in your heart for them. They love each and every bird, large or small, feisty or docile. Each bird is given time to shine and is taken care of properly on a daily basis. It's truly inspiring. But it doesn't end there, Trish and Tony have been there in my time of need offering advice and support. They extended their home to me, and for that I will always be grateful for them. Patty's Parrot Palace has been my break away from everything else going on in my life. Who knew community service hours would turn into a weekly volunteer pastime. I enjoy bonding with the Trish, Tony, Chris and the flock. I have yet to come across a rescue that goes above and beyond and puts so much effort into the well being of others - including the volunteers. My community service hours ended on October 2012, and I continue to go with my girlfriend and help out. I figure if they can do it everyday, I can pitch in too. What I like about volunteering there, is how it connects a diverse group of people. I have had the pleasure of meeting talented high school athletes, future veterinarians and a wide range of students wrapping up their college careers. The environment is friendly and always inviting. There are even days when you just don't want to leave. Their compassion and vision for the flock is exceptional!

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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Rating: 5 stars  

Trish and Tony do a great job taking care of all the birds. You can tell they really do love them, and it's a blast volunteering there, the birds come from all types of regrettable situations, but where they are at now is really a parrot palace !

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Rating: 5 stars  

Love this place! I cant believe the extent these two go to taking care of the birds and their volunteers. Trish always makes everyone feel welcome. She has a few right hand people, Chris, Alicia, Crystal who assist her along with her husband Tony introducing new volunteers to every bird and telling us the story behind their rescue. After being here a short time I already feel like I am part of the flock. After we are all done we often head to a quieter area and talk about things other than birds, of course while we are all sitting with a different bird on us. Don't hesitate to join the Palace in any way you can, its a blast!

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Rating: 5 stars  

Patty's Parrot Palace is a fun place to volunteer at. The birds are taken care of very well. Plus, everyone else working there is super nice and helpful.

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Rating: 5 stars  

Patty's Parrot Palace is a wonderful! Trish and Tony are as sweet as can be and the birds are very well taken care of here. Volunteering is very fun and a great experience in itself, an awesome place all in all!

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Rating: 5 stars  

Pattys Parrot Palace is a great place to help out at! Everyone working there is very nice and helpful. The birds are treated very well and receive the best care.

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Rating: 5 stars  

Patty's Parrot Palace goes above and beyond to take the steps necessary for providing each bird with a happy home. I have seen first-hand the amount of work, time, care and love that each member and volunteer puts into this non-profit. Definitely recommend!

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Rating: 5 stars  

I've only been volunteering here for about a month but I absolutely love it! They are so nice and caring and I love to see how everytime I'm there the birds are warming up to me! :)

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