Excellent rescue with selfless volunteers to help forgotten parrots find their new homes.
Wings of love is so great. I’ve been fortunate to volunteer here for over 2 years now. So many birds need love and attention; and that is what wings of love provides.
We moved to Texas 2 years ago and wanted to find a way to get involved with parrots or birds. After a little research we found Wings of Love Bird Haven. We really enjoyed the work they were doing with parrots and birds in need. We’ve been lucky and fortunate to volunteer many hours at the Haven whether it’s feeding the parrots or doing landscape for the rescue property. We love what De and her team do everyday with this non profit.
I have been Facebook connected to Wings of Love for several years now. I live too far to foster, adopt or even volunteer but several times a year I revisit the website in the hope that I could make any of this work.
Hopefully, this comment regarding my virtual experiences will count toward them receiving a GNP designation because I would not be giving my time so often to peruse and reconsider most organizations out there in my quest to be an advocate for and/or owner of a pet bird.
They clearly have the best interests of their birds in place at the foundation of everything they do and this is clear in their requirements, etc.
If I can "see this" online over a significant amount of time as I have, I really believe they are worthy of this designation.
I recently moved to Texas and started volunteering at Wings of Love Bird Haven. Immediately, I was impressed by De and her knowledge and dedication to the birds.
Most people who get parrots have no idea what challenges they will face in sharing their home with a highly social, intelligent WILD animal and sadly, so many of them bounce around from home to home. De prevents that cycle from continuing by thoroughly screening adopters and making sure that they are set up for success and matched with the right bird. (Some people might complain that the application is long and detailed, but a person who isn’t willing to fill out an adoption application probably won’t be willing to do all the work required to properly care for a parrot.) It’s also part of the adoption contract that, if for any reason, the adoption doesn’t work out the bird must come back to the Haven, thereby keeping birds safe and off sites like Craigslist.
While at the Haven, birds receive a nutritious fresh diet and specialty care from board-certified avian veterinarians. Their cages are kept clean and filled with toys and they get ample socialization from the daily volunteers.
There are not nearly enough parrot rescues out there to meet the need and sadly, until people stop buying baby birds, that is likely to continue to be the case for many years. Now that the Haven has moved to its new property, they have the ability to take in more unwanted birds and do community outreach events to educate people on proper parrot care.
This is a phenomenal organization and I’m proud to be a volunteer here. Donors should know that every single dollar goes to good use in providing the best care to the parrots and getting them ready for life in their future adoptive homes.
Wings of Love Bird Haven is a wonderful organization that prioritizes the health of every single bird that enters the rescue. Each bird is assessed and tested when they arrive at the Haven before entering a quarantine period. Fresh chop diets are made daily and customized for every single bird based on their individual needs. The Haven offers a forever home for each bird, whether that be a forever home at the Haven or helping the bird find their forever home with an adopter. It is incredible to witness the positive impact this organization has offered and continues to offer these birds.
After about 18 years of being run from a residential home, Wings of Love Bird Haven was finally able to move onto acreage and begin building a professional facility. As a donor, adviser, volunteer and parrot rescuer myself, I can attest to the fact that this rescue/sanctuary is run with full passion. As with most rescue organizations, limited funds force you to be both creative and give everything of yourself in order to provide the animals the best care possible. I find that this rescue places the bird's well being first and does great due diligence before adopting parrots out to new homes.
The facility is great, the Bird Haven has a commercial kitchen with walk-in cooler, a med room, laundry facility and at the time of this review, two large bird rooms which can be completely hosed down and disinfected if need be. The HVAC has a special filter to filter out the dander and keep the air as fresh as possible. They also have an onsite apartment for a bird keeper, storage facilities for cages and toys, and acreage to expand.
Recently, an intake/observation building was constructed which boasts individual bird rooms with separate air conditioning and filtration. This is where new birds go into for a full health assessment and observation while blood work is performed by the vet lab. In my opinion, the Bird Haven operates at the level of a zoo with strict hygiene and safety protocols.
I hope many of you fellow donors will help them to build sanctuary aviaries and other facilities on the 10 acres in order to be able to provide a home to more parrots in need as well as help owners, who are no longer able to care for their birds, find a permanent quality home for their loved Parrots.
Great rescue, I strongly recommend it. To my knowledge it is currently (year 2021) the only rescue in the Dallas-Fort Worth are of north Texas where there is a dire need for more capacity. Visit them some time and if you can, help with a donation. Robert.
Wings of Love cares about their birds. They have a wonderful aviary area so the birds can get some fresh air and sunshine on nice days. Volunteers interact with the birds on a daily basis. Also, they go through lengths to make sure they place the bird with the right family.
Winds of love is the best little parrot community in texas. I've met some incredible people and even more incredible parrots. You simply will not find a better place to adopt/rehome/volunteer or donate to.
I discovered this nonprofit (15?) Years ago and they've never ceased to amaze me. Take a moment to visit you will not be disappointed!
In 2020 I was inspired to donate money to support the Haven during the pandemic. Later on, I had the opportunity to visit as a volunteer. I was pleased to find the place clean, organized, spacious, and lively with species of parrot I had only ever seen in pictures. Cleaning was my first duty as a volunteer, so I now understand the regular commitment of time and effort required to keep the Haven so tidy. It is my pleasure to support an organization so dedicated to providing quality of life for its avian residents.
Wonderful place to adopt and volunteer! Nice people, beautiful birds, and a clean- well run facility. We have volunteered here and my daughter is planning on adopting soon. I am so happy that we have the option to adopt a bird, instead of buying from a breeder(which we would never do). I admire the fore thought, hard work, planning, and heart this place has:)
I am a volunteer at Wings of Love Bird Haven. I have been with them for several months, and this rescue is the very best. The care, love, and everything else is above and beyond.
I heard about Wings Of Love from Kookaburra pet store(excellent store!) after I lost my Congo African Gray of over 30 years(raised him from 3 1/2 months old!) to Bornavirus/PDD-a terrible, terminal disease w/no cure, and little known facts into the cause even! Heartbroken does not begin to describe the loss of my companion, and unfortunately, there are many 'triggers' that I can't bring myself to get rid of, still in my house.The depression was/is like nothing I imagined, even though he lived for three months past the diagnosis.The weight and sadness of the day I had to put him down will never leave me. Gladly I took the first step and contacted De-she invited me out(I went with great trepidation-not wanting a 'replacement'..but to my amazement-in talking with De and interacting with several birds-i found some joy returning to my life! I started by sponsoring several birds(still not sure I'm ready to adopt another parrot-although I have a couple favorites-Sophie and Keto) I then decided to increase my participation and began volunteering weekly. It has pulled me out of my depression(most times) and my only regret is when I leave!. Every day spent there is rewarding on many levels(giving back) and educational-i learn from the birds, other volunteers,Alison,and OF course -De. I cannot stress enough what a mammoth undertaking this rescue island it takes alt of love to keep it going, and believe me-i see that each time I'm there. It's a lot of workout rewarding to see the smiles on the birds' faces( ok, they can't smile, but most talk, and when you walk into a room and are greeted by several enthusiastic cries of 'hi,' or 'hello' I can tell they are glad to see me, and I ,them..this was probably pretty long, but if you get anything out of this-donate if you can, volunteer when you can(pandemic allowing) and consider adopting a 'used' bird instead of a baby.
Hello bird friends, I’ve been working at the bird-haven for 5 months and am really impressed with how De runs an honest, clean loving, nutritious rescue. We have some birds rescued from bad and various situations and I’ve seen De sit and chat holding a scared parrot and totally calming them into a calm happy state. We wean them off their usually poor diets and get them on a fresh chop and various grain bakes. Some grain bakes she created are anti inflammatory with turmeric and ginger anise and such. Some are calming like the floral bake with chamomile for hormone season. I’ve learned so much about handling, feeding, interacting and non toxic cleaning here. I really think we have a great team and the birds are loved and happy. I wake up everyday filled with joy to come see my parrot friends.
I came to this rescue based on reviews and recommendations. This was my first formal adoption as most of my pets came from a veterinarian hospital I previously worked for. I felt they really made me jump threw hoops to be able to adopt from them (I have an extensive background in animal work and research). The Director of the rescue has had very poor communication skills with me during this process; emails with no name or signature, not responding to the email chain already in progess. I found this to be very unprofessional given the supposed status of this rescue organization. Once I was given the green light to come pick up my new family member, I signed their form that stated the bird did not have any illnesses, but as they had lost her file during a move they could not provide proof of testing or even how long they had her in their care. I had an immediate liking to this particular parrot, and visiting the facility did not raise any immediate red flags, so I moved forward with the adoption.
After I got the parrot home, she began to show signs of a respiratory infection. She was taken to a vet for this to be checked out and an overall checkup. During the checkup, the vet found she had an enlarged proventriculus. The vet was concerned she may have Chlamydia (respiratory infection) and Bornavirus. I relayed this back to the rescue as these are contagious and wanted them to be aware of this issue as they have other parrots in their care. I was met with pushback on this information, that it could not be possible for her to have Chlamydia and they just had no idea about the digestive issue. And them telling me to find a new vet because they "didn't approve" of the one I was seeing, telling me that the bornavirus test that was done was "not the best one" and that "it didn't mean much". They also had the audacity to tell me that they were MORE upset than I was since they would have to close down and test all the birds. They do not get to be more upset than I am. I adopted a supposedly healthy bird, only to find out the exact opposite.
I only care about my bird. And in the first month of having her, I have had to consider finding her a new home due to potential medical care costs, I have nearly lost her to the digestive disease and had to have "the talk" about her quality of life. I have spent hundreds of dollars trying to find out what has caused her poor health and giving several medications a day to get her healthy again.
I am only giving 1 star as the rescue did refund my adoption fee. They also provided $100 towards the first vet bill, but since I have had 3 more since then it only helped a tiny bit. This has been an incredibly emotional adoption. Something that no new pet owner should go through. I am in love with this parrot and can only hope we can maintain her healthy state, but I will never use or recommend this rescue group as they don't seem to know that much about the birds in their care.
I will not respond to this review here but if anyone wants to get more detailed information on this situation please respond to me privately at firstname.lastname@example.org. And be sure and notice that 87 out of 89 reviews are 5 star reviews.
Wings of Love is a very special place. They’re goal is not just to find a home for displaced parrots, but to find their forever home. They are very particular for where the birds are placed and the care they will be given. I am very proud to be a volunteer for Wings of Love and the work that I get to be a part of.
Wonderful place. The birds are well taken care of and everyone who volunteers loves the birds. They are careful as to who adopts . I adopted my 2 conures over the a year ago and they are happy, healthy birds. The place is clean and the birds are well fed and handled to keep them socialized! I recommend wings of love to anyone that is wanting to adopt a parrot. Very impressed with their knowledge !
We adopted our Conure, Little Peanut, from Wings of Love Bird Haven after the devastating loss of our first bird. We found the organization on Facebook and decided to volunteer to get to know the values of this charity.
I can’t express enough how incredible both the charity and De, the woman behind it are. From the safety & sanitation precautions taken before entering the facility to volunteer to the questionnaire & education required before adopting a parrot. They have thought of everything.
You can tell the birds are loved and very well cared for. From the time they are surrendered they start being rehabilitated: changed to healthy diets, medically taken care of, socialized with other birds & people, etc. The birds all have toys in their cages, which are kept clean, with water & snacks. They even receive outdoor (large screened in area) play time in the sun light.
We love our Little Peanut so much and are so very happy that we’ve found this place. Weather you’re surrendering, adopting, donating, or volunteering...you can trust that you’ve chosen the best. I 100% recommend Wings of Love Bird Haven.
I have been working with these amazing beauties for the last few months and have fell so in love with all of their personalities. The haven is dedicated to not only the wellbeing and health of these incredible birds, but also in teaching the public. It is an honor to get to work beside the director and board to make these babies lives the best they can be until their forever family comes to meet them :)
I have been volunteering with my wife and have got to meet the incredible birds at the haven. They are so loved and they know it. It is so amazing to learn about everyone and how they learn so quickly. The haven is such a great place for not only the birds but for their families as well.
I worked almost 2 years part time helping with the birds. I learned first hand how demanding De is in providing the safest and best of care for the parrots she is kind enough to take on and re home. Her dedication is almost 24 hrs a day seeing to every detail from medicine and care to entertainment and needs. This is the place to find and bring a bird for rehoming and definitely one to support
I have experience as a laboratory animal caretaker IV for 2 years before I went off to college and dated our vet of the animals. This experience led me in retirement to apply for a job with Wings of love almost a year ago. They are so carefull of germs and disease. The cages are kept as clean as a bird cage can be kept. They keep activities in their cages, work with the birds to help get them adopted, and screen carefully those whom are adopting.
I am amazed at the selfless dedication of De who began this. It seems she is almost doing for the birds 24/7. I is so great she also has so great volunteers and others to help. They all know what a great job she has done and the direction they are going with the new building/property for the birds that will hopefully be open soon.
I would love to have one of the lovely birds myself but my 4 dogs would bark them up the wall!
Wings of Love Bird Haven is a bird rescue that offers excellent and loving care to the too many parrots who have lost their home for one reason or another. De makes sure that these poor beings, who are so intelligent and very complex, are given love, healthy diets and much needed stimulation until a loving forever home can be found that is just perfect for them.
I've been a supporter of The Wings of Love Bird Haven for the past 9 years. De along with her board members and volunteers do an amazing job of taking care of and finding homes for parrots in need. This is not an easy task as each parrot is an individual with its own personality. Matching up the right bird with the right person/household is crucial to the longterm happiness of all. Until that match is made, The Wings of Love Bird Haven must care for the birds and meet their needs. Proper housing, enrichment, a nutritious diet, and veterinary care are all provided, which is ongoing and expensive. I am confident that every cent I give to The Wings of Love Bird Haven is well spent and goes directly to the birds.
Anyone Can Give, Even A Parrot!
I consider myself a fortunate parrot. I live with my humans who love me very much. They provide me with nutritious foods, many toys and an enriched environment. Unfortunately, this is not fate of many pet parrots. People often keep parrots without knowing all our needs. Often, we are put in a cage and ignored because we bite or scream for attention. We want to be understood and loved! We are fed an unhealthy diet of seeds. An all seed diet is the equivalent of a human only eating french fries. We need a diet of fresh foods. When people discover we are “too much work”, the wonderful people who work at the Wings of Love Bird Haven come and rescue us. They work tirelessly to give us safe haven and nutritious foods. Best of all they find us a forever home, and educate our new owners about our needs. To do all that is required, takes a lot of money. I give to the WOL out of gratitude. Knowing that I am giving back to those less fortunate than I. This makes me feel blessed and I do so with a happy heart!
Einstein- and your awesome parronts... we so much appreciate you and all you do to help the birds.
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De has been absolutely committed to this Charity's objective. I admire her tenacity to care for companion birds who experience "troubles" that disrupt their lives, regardless of back story. Since adopting my own little bird, I became aware of the sad fact that in times of "crises", the companion bird is frequently the first to "go". De offers these animals a safe haven, and she is committed to educating the general public about the demands and rewards of bringing a companion bird into one's home. She and her charitable cause are a blessing to all bird owners in north-central Texas.
Wings of Love is one of the most incredible rescues I have ever been to. The care they have for these birds is beyond what you can imagine! They educate the public on the care needed and help people who are thinking of adopting and those who already live with parrots whenever they can!
If there were more than 5 stars, i would rate this organization even higher!
I found Wings of Love when I fell in love with a Goffins Cockatoo, Elvis. I looked into Wings of Love and knew he was safe and well cared for and would find his Forever Home! De works endlessly making sure they are all well cared for and that the people wanting to adopt are suitable parronts. I help sanctuaries all I can and this group is always my first call.
Ah, yes. The infamous Elvis! Such a character! Yes, he is a hoot and kept us all on our toes in caring for him. He is doing GREAT now in his forever home.
Wonderful parrot organization. I adopted my parrot from there. They are very clean and conscientious about diet. They work very hard to carry out their mission.
I followed this non profit for years before I started contributing to it and before I met the board and birds.
It's committed to safe long term adoptions of its birds but it also works to provide a beautiful place for the community to learn and work or donate their time and talent. It's a true sanctuary for birds and the people who love them.
I have been in contact with De since the quarantine began,(when I found this rescue), and she has been very responsive, helpful and responsible during this time.
Once I began to research Wings if Love, and realized it has been in existence for about 17 years, my confidence in their care and love of the birds was affirmed.
I plan on continuing discussion and waiting for the bird that needs me and chooses me through this rescue.
This is a wonderful parrot rescue that we support wholeheartedly with our time and money. We have adopted four birds from Wings of Love: Baby the Goffin's cockatoo and Tessa the Meyer's parrot (both sweet, funny and adorable) and Roger the Patagonian conure and Chester the Eclectus (both from sad backgrounds, shy and totally plucked, but they now have a loving home where they finally feel secure and wanted.)
De and the volunteers work very hard to take care of these beautiful, intelligent creatures and are incredibly conscientious about making sure they get homes that are willing and capable of giving them the best of care. But food and vet bills are great, and they need money for expansion to help the birds on waiting lists for a space in the shelter so they can find a new forever home. Baby, Tessa, Roger and Chester speak for us and all their former shelter mates in asking you to please join us in supporting Wings of Love. And if you can, please give a parrot a home! The parrots all say, "Thank you!"
De and the volunteers who run Wings of Love are totally dedicated to giving the birds they take in the best of care and food. They go to great lengths to insure that every bird that is adopted goes to a prepared, extremely well-vetted home. I know because we've adopted three wonderful feathered family members from there, and even though we are well known for having had parrots before, we still went through a careful vetting process including a home visit.
The only problem I can think of is that there are many birds who really need loving homes. If you have a place in your house and heart for a parrot, macaw or cockatoo who was given up or abandoned or is disabled and needs a friend, please consider contacting Wings of Love.
Also please donate! We do. It's tax-deductible, and sadly, there are so many birds out there who need new homes, they need to expand to meet the need.
Thank you for the encouragement.
Wings of Love Bird Haven is simply a blessing for both the birds and the adopters. I love my Sweet Thing U2 more than I could have ever imagined and thank the Haven for taking such great care of so many birds in need.
De is wonderful. Loving and caring. The birds at this facility are so well cared for, fed an amazing diet, given sunshine and foraging and toys. Fantastic rescue.
Wings of Love Bird Haven matched us with our beloved Goffins cockatoo, Elvis! De was so helpful through the adoption process. She is truly passionate about finding the perfect home for every bird she cares for. I couldn’t imagine life without my Elvis now!
Wings of Love Bird Haven is a much needed sanctuary for parrots of all kinds. De has given not just her time, which is VERY knowledgeable and professional, but also her heart to these fortunate birds. She does not cut corners, but gives her all in rehabilitating abused and homeless birds, as well as training and vetting potential owners. She stresses that the birds are intelligent, demanding and long lived, so ownership goes only to committed caring people who will interact with and treat these deserving birds as family. A win/win situation. HURRAY & KUDOS to Wings of Love Bird Haven!!!
Wings of love bird haven is an amazing place for homeless birds! The care they receive is top notch! You can tell how much love the birds receive by the time and detail to care that Dee gives these animals! A top notch place to find your forever pet bird!
This is an amazing caring loving place for birds while they find their home. De's commitment is above and beyond anything I've seen at any rescue. First and foremost it's about the birds. Can't say enough good things about De. She is the best!
The amazing Love and Care that the staff give to every bird there is beyond belief..I have never seen a better run Rescue in my life.. what loving.caring.giving people..
Wings of Love rescues and cares for parrots that need new homes. Parrots are highly intelligent, strongly emotional, wild animals that require a lot of nurture and care to be kept as pets. They are a huge commitment, which is very rewarding if done right. Often, people buy parrots, not knowing what they are getting into and can end up with a bird that is failing to thrive. Dee and her board of directors and volunteers have a mission to care for these animals and find them new homes with careful consideration of the new potential parrot owner. I had to surrender my precious parrot after a divorce and family changes. It has been very hard because a parrot is very special. Not a day goes by that I don't grieve giving up my friend. The only people I could have given him to was Dee and Wings of Love. I trust Dee and Wings of Love to care well for him and wisely screen anyone who might want to adopt him.
Our family's first visit , we met Pee Wee, we couldn t resist taking her home ! The Haven was full of well kept birds, clean cages with outstanding food and care! I recomnend adopting a friend from them.
Great place to visit and adopt a parrot, I have had my second hand bird 5 years, couldn't love her more! Staff is friendly and dedicated.
I adopted a Green Cheek Conure 3 years ago from the Haven, I love my little bird! I paid a number of visits to the Haven prior to adoption. The birds are clean, healthy and well kept, thanks to the dedicated and hard working volunteers.
Wings of Love Bird Haven is for the birds. No, REALLY! Everything that happens here is centered around what will be best for the birds, from what food to feed or adjust, to cage sizes, to what toys each one likes, to who likes their cage next to who else :) . Each bird has the best physical care we can provide, vet care when needed, as well as individual attention from admiring volunteers, from a weekly trainer, and from De herself. Each bird also benefits from the education, vetting, and "hand-holding" that each new owner receives, which greatly enhances the potential success of each adoption becoming that bird's Forever Home.
I've learned so much in the 9 years I've worked with De that my original Goffin's cockatoo is better off, not to mention the 2 Umbrella cockatoos I fell in love with at the Haven, who had to be adopted together as a pair.
Whether you are considering adopting, donating, or volunteering, all the birdies (and their caretakers!) will be grateful. What you may think of as an insignificant donation is significant to us! It can be pooled with others for all the general things a rescue needs: food, utilities, vet care, the development of our expanded location. We do this work for love, but those things still cost money! If you can't adopt at the moment, we have quite a few volunteers who get their "bird fix" at our monthly Volunteer Work Day. De is always willing to answer any questions, and all the rest of us love to "talk birds!"
The best rescue in Tx! They go above and beyond with all aspects of husbandry for the parrots - amazing large CLEAN cages, amazing diet, many toys & perches, training, and a very detailed adoption process to make sure these birds get a forever home!
Wings Of Love does so much for parrots that have lost their homes. They are given the very best care, including a fabulous diet, superb cleanliness(which is hard to maintain with so many large birds!), and excellent medical care. Wings Of Love is also very good about educating current and future bird owners, which leads to greater success as a bird owner.
wings of love is a great place birds are very well taken care of fac.are top notch met 2 birds i adopted there mojo . and sony dee works with the birds every day ,from the time she frist started with small birds to what she has now...
I am both a volunteer and a donor for WOL Birdhaven - my expertise lies in the lost, found and stolen birds area of avian life - but I do come out to help mostly with public awareness of WOl at Earth Day, Pet Expo, etc where there's a booth and work to educate people on why bird sanctuaries are absolutely essential to our community and how they can help support them - I also donate to help WOL with the expenses of running a non-profit avian sanctuary for the care and well being of birds that are surrendered [for many reasons, owner illness, death, have to move out of country, sometimes sadly, owner suffers huge financial loss and cannot care for bird/s properly any longer, birds that are found, but we cannot locate their owner... and the reasons go on...]
If you are considering volunteering and/or donating, this is an essential and most worthy cause!!!
I also own 2x shelter rescues that were found, but no owners were located... see Piccolo and Aria below - they are a great joy - one can also help immensely buy giving a loving forever home to a parrot - the love in return... priceless!
Wings of Love Bird Haven is an extremely worthwhile cause. De's dedication to parrots needing a sanctuary is very inspiring. Looking after one parrot requires a lot of responsibility. Looking after twenty or more at a time is life-altering in the extreme, yet she happily gives herself to the cause.
I haven't been a volunteer for very long, but I look forward to helping Wings of Love out in the future, and perhaps bringing home a feathered friend of my own.
I’ve volunteered at Wings of Love Bird Haven (WOL) in the past with workdays. And I also try to help with graphics for the Facebook page. We also adopted our black-headed Caique through WOL. There’s no doubt DeAnn’s heart and efforts are in the right place. She’s worked so hard over the years to help parrots. Her efforts are not in vane. Each bird that’s been through the WOL is better for it regardless of their previous experiences. Socialization, enriching diet and top notch vet care are priorities and WOL does it well.
Wings of Love Bird Haven has placed so many parrots into new families across Texas.
It's a one-of-a-kind organization that regards the welfare of the bird above all else.
Amazing people who love birds and take amazing care of these poor babies that have no homes. If you are looking to adopt check them out. If you can't adopt and want to help care for these beautiful animals this is the place that you should donate to!
I am very impressed with the thoroughness of the Wings of Love Bird Haven adoption process. They make sure the adopter is a good match for the bird they are adopting.
Wings of Love Bird haven located in Red Oak, Texas is a great place to volunteer and learn about birds to keep them healthy and the correct diet their needs. It's very importance to use bird friendly cleaning products for their health. Birds like their special time with our workers and their free time. I enjoy seeing the birds happy and content for they are special.
Nearly 2 years ago I lost my lovebird who I had loved and cherished for almost 10 years. I decided to adopt when I was ready for another bird and in August of 2017 (almost a year ago) I stumbled upon Wings of Love. Their process was thorough and their staff extremely helpful and educational. I found a new friend in Rookie and can say without a doubt that he is an incredible addition to my life. Those first few months De and Samantha were “on-call” and handled all my questions with kindness and support. When we’re able to responsibly expand our flock, we’ll be headed back to Wings of Love.
I’ve been volunteering at the Haven for a little over a year, year and a half. De, the Executive Director and Founder, and the staff and volunteers take great care of the birds. Each bird is quarantined and disease tested before even being put in the aviary. The birds are put on a great diet (and help transition birds who may have not been given a good diet to the Haven diet) , given enrichment, plenty of toys, personal attention, and given the very best in vet care if needed. .Since I’ve been here, I’ve learned so much, and it has helped me with my own birds.
Of course being around the birds, I fell in love with one in particular—a beautiful macaw—and adopted him about 8 months ago and he’s doing great! De is always willing to answer any questions. I love volunteering at the Haven and will continue to do so.
DeAnn is always looking for ways to improve life for the birds she cares for and ensuring she can provide for their future. She runs a tight ship making sure they receive everything they need. She is a hard worker who gives it her all to provide a soft landing place and any parrot that lands in her care is extremely lucky.
Birds are now being abandoned at alarming rates and Wings of Love serves an important role in their rescue and rehabilitation. A lot of love and care go into each and every rescue.
Just wanted to share my experience with Birds Haven. This organization is truly amazing! There are far too many places that called themselves sanctuaries/rescues, but do not uphold those values. Wings of Love is a true sanctuary that deeply cares and opens their arms to all of their foster birds.
My family was unsure about which bird to adopt. De listened to our needs and introduced us to the most amazing companion! Then it happened! 3 months ago I adopted a Maximilian Pionus, Mr. Wally and I will never look back. I can't express my joy with our newest family member! His personality grows everyday as he gain confidence. It is very obvious that he was very well taken care of during his time at Wings of Love. De and her staff work relentlessly to ensure that all of their birds are happy and healthy and if I ever have questions, De is only a phone call away.
I'm ashamed to say that bird lover and volunteer though I am, I did not find out about De, Samantha, and the rest of the amazing crew at Wings of Love until I was searching for a new feathered friend in my life. The Haven is such an excellent, dedicated organization that is operated by people who truly love what they do and recognize the importance of it. I am happy to say that I was lucky enough to be entrusted with a bird from their care and have adopted him. Samantha and De continue to be available for any questions and assistance and are quick to offer support. Truly an inspiring place and one I hope to be more involved with in the future. The adoption process was thorough and well-paced and De's facility was a parrot-lover's dream. Whether you're looking to volunteer at a meaningful organization, curious about learning about parrots, or open to adoption--there's likely no better place to visit than Wings of Love.
Wings of Love has earned my ultimate respect as a caring, effective organization. So many birds have been given a second chance in life because if the generous spirit of De and all of the volunteers that she organizes to do incredible work.
My husband volunteered at Wings of Love and always had stories about the birds he encountered. My husband is now passed away but we have a blue & gold McCaw that is very smart and talented.
I want to praise Wings of Love for their email newsletter. It is very informative with tips on caring and feeding different types of birds, showcasing different birds that are available to adopt and how to adopt and take care of that particular bird.
My involvement started with an adoption, a patagonian conure named Butters back in 2009. I was amazed by how many "unwanted" birds saved by De, the founder of WOL. She is a true guardian of feather friends by providing loving and safe environment, nourishing them back to a healthy life. I cannot imagine where Butters (and the rest of my flock who also adopted from WOL) will be if she never stepped in. Thank you!
Thank you. Aww.. yes... and you've been a great help too. Give Butters, Dusty and Kali a beak kiss from me.
I first came across this charity because I was interested in adopting a parrot. Later as I became more involved in a role of board member because we share similar idea of saving life. The founder - De, who has helped many pet birds rehabilitation and re-home. I am grateful for people like De to step out and providing TLC to those animals.
Thank you Cindy. We cannot tell you just how much your help has meant to us over the years. You have given your time, your knowledge and your resources as well as taken in 3 of our little feathered friends. You are a gem.
I was told of this nonprofit from a friend who has birds and believes that this nonprofit is doing a great job. They spend their donated money to help birds who have no other place to go. Very heartbreaking.
Thank you, Linda. And we cannot do what we do without the help of our donors.
This organization has done a lot of great things for these very poor birds. They know that I am waiting for an Congo African Grey with certain concesssions and they are very ready to tell me about every grey they get.
These caring individuals truly do this all for the love of these precious birds they rescue and care for .
I created about 500 toys (hanging parrot toys, small take-out cartons that contain a shelled nut inside, and other toys for toddlers) and I also donated several tools so other volunteers can create and continue making toys as the parrots need them.
It was my intention to give them the necessary tools so they could use their own creative imaginations to carry on with making toys for the parrots now, and in the future.
De is very knowledgable in the proper care of parrots. She is attentive to their needs as well as educating other people to their needs. Make an appointment to meet her and the birds and take advantage of her knowledge.
Deanna is a knowledgeable and caring person. She has high standards for her birds and herself. She does rescue right! You can donate and know that your donation is being used in the best manner possible to help the birds in her care.
Thank you so much Pam. I really appreciate your compliments. I respect what you do as well and look forward to hopefully someday being able to see your rescue first-hand. We rescue people need to stick together and learn from each other.
De and Bird Haven came to my families rescue earlier this year when my sister unfortunately passed away. She had two beautiful African Greys. My sister's husband was in a nursing home due to illness and unable to care of the birds. He also passed away in June. Between the wonderful neighbors and my sisters and I we cared for the birds. Unfortunately we were all traveling across Texas in order to keep this up. I read about De and the Bird Haven Sanctuary and decided to send an email for some guidance on what we could do. De immediately sent me her phone number and said to call her. I did and the birds were picked up and put into very loving hands. I'm so happy to say that both birds have already been adopted out to new owners. I know my sister and her husband are up there smiling knowing their sweet little girls are in loving homes again.
Both birds are doing great in their new homes. I spoke with one adopter yesterday and the other two days ago. Both are doing super.