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Nonprofit Overview

Mission: Our Mission is simple. To provide "forever homes" to birds in need. Abused, neglected, uncared for or just can't be taken care of anymore birds are our focus. These beuatiful creatures live up to One Hundred (100) human years! They deserve the respect, love and care we can give them. After all, they didn't ask to be here for our amusement.

Geographic areas served: We serve San Diego and the surrounding areas. But if a bird is need, and not in our area, we will do our best to help or put the owner in touch with a group that may be closer to them

Programs: We speak, lecture, tour and educate the public 4-5 times per week. We visit Children's Hospitals, Schools, Senior Homes etc.

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Community Stories

16 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 1

They are not nonprofit and they sell to pet stores. Ask to see there nonprofit papers.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

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.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

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.

Bravo!

Client Served

Rating: 4

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!

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

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.

Previous Stories
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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

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

Volunteer

Rating: 5

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.

Client Served

Rating: 5

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.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

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

Client Served

Rating: 5

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!

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

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!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

SDBR is an incredible organization. They have an impeccably clean facility, serviced by a wonderful and educated staff. Their work with the community to educate on birds is great. Unfortunately, I had to find my family member a new family. Greg mad this experience a bit less painful.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Had to relocate for my job, and had to give up my pet of several years. Broke my heart, but I had no choice at that time. A friend told me about SD Bird Rescue. Talked to them for sometime on the phone then decided they were knowledgeable, friendly and professional. I scheduled the appt for them to come to my home, and pick up my baby. They arrived and despite the tears I had to part with my loved one, they made it smooth, easier and I was relieved to know my bird was going to a good home. They informed me my bird was adopted within two months, and sent me updates on how she is doing. Great orginization

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Client Served

Rating: 5

My parents who are in their mid 80's had two birds for more then 40 years. They could no longer care for them and wanted to find good homes for them. This was very hard for Mom since these were her babies. We checked out at least 8-10 Rescues and Sanctuaries. One lady we felt comfortable with asked for a $3,000 donation to cover health and food for the birds for life! We continued looking, and our Avian Vet suggested San Diego Bird Rescue. I called them for my Mom and spoke to them on two ocassions. I spoke with Sylvia first who runs the orginization. We spoke for about 15 mins then she asked me to speak to Greg on of the trainers and hands on people. We spoke with him for about 40 mins and my Mom was comfortable enough to merit a ride to their facility. We go there and most of the birds were out of their cages, on perches or walking the "jungle floor". My Mom began to cry with joy knowing this was "home" for her two babies. The birds were super friendly and we pet, cuddled and hung out with them for more then an hour. We still get monthly updates how they are doing and are more then welcomed to go and visit them if we like. All I can say is well done! We need more folks like you guys out there to be around for the unwanted birds. I will be spreading the word of the excellent job you guys do. Thank you from the bottom of my heart. My parents are at ease.

1 Kerstin

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have been a volunteer at the SDBR for nine months, and they are without a doubt, the best rescue I've seen. Besides caring for their birds, they also go above and beyond the call of duty to help their volunteers with what they can. Volunteering with the rescue and being out, talking with the public on bird care and parrot companionship, has really helped me in my personal life, and I will never forget their compassion for both animal and humankind alike. If you ever want to adopt, volunteer, or donate, you should consider this rescue your first choice!

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Volunteer

Rating: 1

San Diego Bird Rescue is NOT a non-profit. They DO NOT rescue anything! They take donations based on the name of their business, as most believe RESCUE = non profit help organization. Only one being helped or rescued is Greg M. Galloway & Maria Nagyova, along with a few pretend volunteers. The website for SDBR is a .com, not a .org. The website is brief and upon contacting them you will find very few similarities to REAL RESCUES. BEWARE! DO NOT GIVE MONEY TO THIS BUSINESS, AS IT DOES NOTHING RELATIVE TO BIRDS, EXCEPT ABUSE, USE & NEGLECT. ************* GREG M. GALLOWAY BY AND THRU SAN DIEGO BIRD RESCUE IS NOTHING BUT A SMOOTH TALKING FRAUDSTER WHO HAS BEEN DOING THIS FOR 8+ YEARS. GREG LIKES FOR CHILDREN TO VOLUNTEER TOO, SO WATCH OUT MOMMY'S & DADDY'S HE WILL SUCK YOU & YOUR KIDS INTO HIS GAME OF DECEIT. I KNOW SPECIFICALLY OF SEVERAL, 2 SISTERS APPROX 10 YRS OLD & 1 BOY (same approx age) USED TO GET PARENTS UP TO THE SPOT THEY MAINTAIN IN BALBOA PARK. JUST ANOTHER WAY TO DRAW IN MORE CASH.