Pattys Parrot Palace

Rating: 4.97 stars   107 reviews

Issues: Animals

Location: 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
2015 Top-Rated Nonprofit
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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  

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  

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  

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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Rating: 4 stars  

I am a volunteer for Patty's Parrot Palace. This place has at least 53 large birds from Macaws to cockatoos to amazons. The owners of Patty's Parrot Palace are so welcoming and friendly and have a deeply sincere passion for all the parrots they have rescued. The birds are all in great condition and are cared for with so much love to ensure their happiness. All the birds are rescues and it will be great to see where this nonprofit will go with its expansion.

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Rating: 5 stars  

Patty's Parrot Palace is a great and friendly bird sanctuary. They treat the animals well, and the people that volunteer there too.

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Rating: 5 stars  

This is a great sanctuary with an amazing goal for the future of the birds! I have been here for around three and a half years and I still love it! Trish and Tony are giving so much for these birds and continue to give more, they are such great people!

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