They are not nonprofit and they sell to pet stores. Ask to see there nonprofit papers.
As you can see the negative remarks are done by the same person. Must be a relationship gone bad! The important thing is that these birds are taken care of and by everyone making donations it will only help support good health and home placement. If people do not donate then it becomes difficult to keep them well. Having space, food and vet bills are high. Do not listen to the scorned woman because what is important is that the volunteers keep helping and someone who runs the company needs to live as well. Please donate for these wonderful birds so that they can all end up in good homes!! Also, there are a lot of people who have birds and neglect them. When they get some of these birds they are abused and sick and ready to die. thank God there is someone who is doing everything he can to make sure that they are kept safe and fed.
Long story short I was a volunteer there until I moved out of state and also adopted my bird from there. Those guys are great. The birds are treated better then people! Best foods, medical care and at the time they would get oatmeal and fresh fruit every morning.
My Mother recently passed and had three birds she loved dearly for more then ten years. I had no idea to do with them, so when I arrived in San Diego I called her Avian Vet. He suggested SD Bird Rescue. I called and spoke to someone for about 20 minutes then made an apt to go see the facility. Once there my heart was lifted with delight by seeing all the birds either flying or jsut hanging out. They have the run of the shop there. I knew my Mothers birds would be at home here. I checked back with them a few weeks later and they seem to be very happy. I'd just like to say thank you for making a very difficult exp. much easier for me and our family. Kudos to the gang there!
In Short, It is our experience that users understand that the web is an open forum and readers should look at the totality of information about a nonprofit when forming an opinion. We've had a bad review or two, so we can relate to the negativity. But when a person has an issue with a business or person, most of us MATURE ADULTS will deal with the person in question. Not hide behind a bogus email and become an online tuff guy/girl. I know many of the folks over there at SDBR and I can guarantee they are treated more then fair. Some have been around for two years or so, so how can it be there?So, people grow up and stop trying to make people misearable. The only thing a bad, spiteful review does is cause hardship for the Rescue and hurt the little ones that need to be taken care of.
I've worked with those guys for about three years. We'd meet at Bird Shows, fundraisers, or Educational events. They are always professional and willing to go out on a ledge to help people & birds. I know personally three accounts were they paid for medical expenses for birds that didnt even belong to them. People had birds and couldnt aford the medical care and those guys at SDBR stepped up and took care of them. Have nothing but love for them. Keep it up guys
This place is wonderful. They run 100% with their donations that they get from the public. Comparing to breeders prices its really cheap. But it's a long process because they want to make sure that the home is good since the last home of the birds wasn't so good they want to make sure that the bird doesn't go to a bad home again. They change the food and water every single day. If any volunteer try's or does hurt a bird they automatically get kicked out and doesn't get to come back because the birds were already abuse/neglected. They have a facility and they also clean there everyday. They clean the bird cages all the time. All the volunteers love the birds. They are birds so they can bite people(mostly volunteers)but the volunteers still love the birds. The main people(Greg, Kerstin, and Fox ) train the volunteers. They get birds and sometimes the best volunteers ( best to train birds ) train the birds how to be more socialized.
My mother recently passed away. She had 8 birds. After hearing about the SD Rescue from the Avian Doctor, we called them. I live in Wisconsin so didn't know where to turn. With all the funeral arrangements, and house stuff to do, the SD Bird Rescue was a Godsend! They were so nice and made the entire process extremely simple and really came thru for me. They made an apt, came over talked to me about the options I had and I decided to surrender the birds to them. They even made some phone calls and new of another group that could use the outside avairy and misc bird stuff/ In short, I cannot say enough about this guys, they made a tragic situation mych easier for me. For that, I am truly greatful and they will always have my support.
We've worked with the gang at SDBR for about three years. They have on every occasion gone above and beyond the call of duty for those birds. They've helped us on numerous occasions with picking up birds, getting them medical care and finding them homes. Their facility is Air Conditioned, bright and the birds have run of the house. Most are out of their cages all day. It truly makes my heart light to see the care they give. They treat all the birds the same be it a parakeet or large Macaw. In closing, these birds deserve the best and SDBR does just that! Well done
I'm an Active Duty Navy and received orders for deployment. After visiting a few rescues and speaking to people. I decided on SDBR. I am extremely greatful to them, they made the transition so much easier. I get updates on my bird monthly and kept informed. They even suggested I get my bird back when I return if I choose. My little buddy means the world to me, and its good to know I have that option when I return. Outstanding group at SDBR!
I work in the Public sector and have seen many orginizations over the years. These folks are die hard animal lovers and do whatever it takes to make sure they are safe, healthy and very happy! A friend adopted a bird from there last year and has nothing but gawesome things to say about them. They offered classes, hands on time with the adopting family to ensure a great fit. Bravo!