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APR All Parrot Rescue

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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Animal Protection & Welfare, Animals

Mission: The mission of APR founders is: ~To inform and educate on proper nutrition, enrichment, overall care and behavior for all species of parrot. ~To provide a reliable network for reference on behavior, diet and safety. ~To remove birds from less than satisfactory living conditions and provide an adjustment period along with medical assessment/care, trust restoration, behavioral correction and nutritional adjustment. ~To place healthy parrots in stable, forever homes and within an environment most suitable for each bird. ~To assist in every way possible other rescues and sanctuaries that share our mission.

Results: We have re-homed Over 600 parrots into good loving homes since 2012 . we are currently needing to winter our GEO dome

Target demographics: The parrots in Crisis.

Direct beneficiaries per year: since 2012 600 parrots in homes

Geographic areas served: The shelter located in Graham,WA

Programs: Our mission has evolved since establishment. In the beginning, our organization consisted of few feathered friends with the primary goal of finding them loving forever homes. Within a short time it became apparent the need of forever homes was overwhelming. Parrots were coming to us with evidence of neglect and abuse. Calls were coming in from agencies that were not prepared, nor willing, to care for these animals. Finding forever homes was no longer the highest priority. For us, it still isn't. Too many questions arose over the process. Why so many? Why so many neglected and abused? The sick. The thrown away. How can this happen? While seeking answers to these questions, our mission became clear: education on behavior and care has become among our highest priority. The need or desire to re-home is often due to lack of patience and knowledge to understand the needs of your companion.

Community Stories

80 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

2 Robert M.4

Volunteer

Rating: 5

My wife and I have been married for 12 years this June. Ever since we got married, and my service in the army, we've dedicated our lives to serving others and working with non profits. We've mostly done dog rescue work but since the army stationed us in Washington state in 2011 and bought our house in 2015 we decided to branch out more which led us to farm animal rescue and all parrot rescue.

In 2016 we decided we would love to open our home to parrots. Meeting Sonya and Steve (directors of apr) has been life changing. Hearing how they got started with a rescue of a bird named mealy and after multiple visits we developed a friendship and got rejuvenated in our pursuit to try and join the journey of making this world a better place. November 2016 we were adopted by our first parrot, a Congo African gray, named Reno. Hes made every day enjoyable again.

Since then weve adopted a few other birds also. Tricky (a Congo African gray), Phoenix (a yellow Indian ring neck) and a few cockatiels. I would highly encourage others to join our life journey to advocate and educate others on the need to adopt and not shop. Thank you apr for changing my life.

1 Jodie O.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I adopted our 55 year old Orange Wing Amazon from APR. They are simply amazing with all the birds in their care and so loving. They do an amazing job educating the public as well. Love working with this rescue.

2 Jan F.2

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I became aware of APR after a FB friend tragically lost her one-off a kind grey...Seda. I went through her and her husbands loss like he was my own but knowing theirs was a million times worse. They then adopted another grey HawkEye who was such a blessing. Huh, I need to check out this rescue...enter Sonya & Steve!! Started following them and have never seen two people give their whole mind, body and soul to these precious birds in their care. TOTALLY in awe.

2

Client Served

Rating: 5

At APR the birds are always the top priority. When you adopt from APR you become a part of a wonderful community. Everyone helps everyone. Swapping advice and bird healthy recipes. Sharing happy stories of adoptions and earned trust with their birds and also supporting one another when someone has lost a feathered family member.

1 Cassie G.1

Client Served

Rating: 5

I've watched All Parrot Rescue blossom into what it is today. The kindness and compassion they show people and animals is just amazing. They helped me in a time of need without judgment. Can't even begin to describe everything they do for the birds! All Parrot Rescue is a role model for all animal rescues out there.

1 Cindy Smith K.

Donor

Rating: 5

APR all parrot rescue is the epitome of what I call a true rescue. I have watched them take in many special needs parrots that many other rescues would not take. They feed only the best foods, give them tons of love and care, and treat them as family. They are extremely careful about who they allow to adopt from them. If only more rescues were like this wonderful couple that are doing this out of pure love for parrots. This world is a much better place with These two rescue heroes in it...

2 Victoria H.2

Volunteer

Rating: 5

There are lot of parrot rescues in my area (sad to say), and I've visited many,of them. Over time, I've come to realize that APR is simply the best one out there. The owners, Sonya and Steve Brewer, will stop at nothing to make sure the birds in their care are getting the best of everything, no matter the personal sacrifice involved. All the birds in their care get the best diet available, are socialized and provided with an abundance of toys and other enrichments. There is no stinting on veterinary care. When it comes to adoptions, prospective "parronts" are carefully screened so the best possible fit between parrot and human is achieved. Operating solely through donations, this is the parrot rescue that deserves all the support it can possibly get.

1 Cynthia Loki G.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Sonya & Steve at APR are such wonderful people who care so much for their animals. They educate the public in various ways, help find the ‘forgotten’ Ones forever homes and are not afraid to tell you that you are not a bird person. They genially care about the birds in their care ~ so much so that the BIRD picks the adopter not the other way around. I could not be happier that I stumbled upon APR as their knowledge has helped me many times over the years as I care for my own birds. I see how much they have sacrificed to make sure the animals in their care are taken care of with medical treatment, diet and lots of love. They are true angels that have earned their wings with all they do. Blessed to know them and their rescue.

2 Nan M.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I never believed that I would be a Bird Mom, but APR changed my life! I met Sonya and Steve Brewer through a friend of mine, having no idea how my life would be impacted from that meeting. When I entered their home, I was greeted by the house crew, several birds that are permanent residence. The birds were happy, healthy and well loved. As we toured the rescue, there were so many birds, all with a name, a story, likes/dislikes, special needs. The space was clean, and these birds were loved. I was lucky enough to have a bird, Jax, choose me. My flock is now up to 6, all rescues, all loved and all very happy. Sonya and Steve made such an impression on me that I am now a volunteer with All Parrot Rescue. I go get birds as they are surrendered to the Rescue, fund raise, donate supplies and work to support Sonya and Steve in educating people, growing the Rescue and finding homes for these precious birds. Even the Humane Societies and other shelters all over the state turn to APR to take in the birds surrendered to their care! APR takes in the sick, the broken, the unwanted and teaches these highly intelligent creatures to trust humans again, allowing them a second chance at happiness in homes with loving adoptive parronts. If the birds can not be rehomed, they will live out their lives at the Rescue being well cared for, well loved and free-no closed cages. Please help us rescue these birds. There is such an unnoticed but HUGE need for QUALITY rescues for birds. There are very few bird rescues, and no matter what the circumstance, APR steps up and steps in. Please support All Parrot Rescue with Sonya and Steve Brewer!

3 Jennifer B.19

Client Served

Rating: 5

Best rescue ever cannot imagine these babies going anywhere else. They received the best shelter, food and healthcare. So many to care for and they land in the best care of the Brewers. It’s been just shy of 3 years since I found my boy and cannot imagine life without him.

2

Donor

Rating: 5

I have been in Awe of AllParrot Rescue and all they do with to help the unwanted and disabled birds.All the time and even money from there own pockets to help these birds in need.I have 3 birds and the education I get from her page is priceless.I know her love of birds is from her heart.And the amazing things she and Steve have done is so wonderful.

3

Client Served

Rating: 5

This non-profit was introduced to me back in 2013. I had lost a beloved bird, and I was looking to fill the void by adopting another bird. I filled out an application form from their website, and then scheduled a meet and greet. I met Ava. She was a Blue crowned Conure. While we were both shy and unsure of one another, Sonya and Steve just sat and chatted with us until Ava and I were comfortable with each other. We both knew it was a match. So did Sonya and Steve. What an amazing place to go to find your next best friend. Speaking of friends, the human friendship I gained with this adoption is immeasurable. I've watched this little non-profit grow. It's amazing how they can stretch the smallest of donations to really make it count from food, vet bills, toys, etc. I never hesitate to donate as I can because I know miracles are abound.

3 Timmi B.1

Volunteer

Rating: 5

APR is one of the BEST bird rescues out there!! They get birds that are VERY often unhealthy and they ALWAYS vet them and get them what they need...including meds, EXCELLENT food, enrichment toys and most importantly, unconditional love! The rescue in in a LOVING home, and is not a bird warehouse like many rescues are. All the healthy birds are allowed free flight in the home! They rehab the birds and get them strong and healthy. And they work TIRELESSLY to get these babies a new home. There are VERY FEW bird rescues that allow birds to be rehomed. They will even place birds across the US and that is RARE! Please, this the most DESERVING rescue I can think of!!!

3 Sue M.7

Advisor

Rating: 5

As the President of Olympic Bird Fanciers I am acquainted with All Parrot Rescue and have enjoyed a working relationship (as well as a personal friendship) with them for several years. Olympic Bird Fanciers works hard to help keep parrots OUT of rescue. We strive to help owners overcome behavioral issues and to help people place birds in new homes when no other option is available. It's a very difficult job and sometimes we simply can not work things out. In steps All Parrot Rescue. They do an amazing job of veterinary intervention & rehabilitation; behavioral training, trust building and care giving. When a bird is ready for a new home they do a careful and thorough match up of prospective adopters and birds in need. It's a win/win for all involved. Sometimes there comes along a parrot who has needs that just can not be met in a regular household and those birds find a permanent sanctuary with the Brewers. All Parrot Rescue has my respect and deep appreciation.

3 Jenene T.

Client Served

Rating: 5

I got my Ekkie from APR. She is amazing for me. I didnt even choose her myself... i told them my preferences, and ended up with my Lilly Rose. Wouldnt trade her for the world! I have had her a few years now..but still if i ever need anything or have questions APR is always there for me. Also love all the members of APR community, a great bunch of people. They keep up on all the adopted birds as well, yearly updates on birds are expected, they really care about all the birds that are in their care, and all the birds who are no longer in their care. Love the Brewers!

1 Kevaney St J.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

So much time, love and care goes into this rescue!! It feels like walking into snow white's palace: lots of birds with many stories to tell and new homes to find. PLEASE ADOPT!

1

Donor

Rating: 5

APR is not your average rescue...They go above and beyond to provide education for your parrots health, diet and enrichment . I have 2 parrots that are happier and healthier due to their educational updates. APR also involves itself in helping other animal rescue situations outside their location and the plight of illegal capture/ trade.

1 Kim F.4

Client Served

Rating: 5

A.P.R is an amazing non profit rescue. Sonya and Steve's passion for these birds is remarkable. They have a system of placing a bird into a new family. They dont just push out the birds they dont want like a lot of rescues seem to do. They tell you the truth on how a bird is and will tell you if they think he or she is a good fit for your family. They will teach you and guide you on how to take care of your new feathered baby. They set you up to succeed. They also let the birds choose their new human. It's an awesome experience when you go in with an idea of what your looking for and a different species picks you and wants all of your attention. All birds are seen by a veterinarian and are given the best diet. You wont be sorry going through All Parrot Rescue. It's a tribe, and everyone helps each other.

2

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

APR is a family operated, non-profit, organization located in Pierce County, Washington. Our joint efforts of rescue of the Parrot extends well before our founding in 2012 as a registered charity organization. APR is volunteer-based and humbled by the mutual efforts of our partners and friends who share our mission. Our initial goal to rescue has been a natural progression into premium care practices, providing educational resources and networking with our peers for the good of the entire parrot owning community. We thank you for visiting our web page and invite you to join us on Facebook where you will find "Our Village" of friends and partners, all sharing the same passion and all seeking the same end result........healthy, happy parrots.

1 awolsmom

Donor

Rating: 5

Awesome rescue for parrots. Loving caring home with terrific volunteers. All birds are vetted and homes inspected before placement. And they provide wonderful enrichment and healthy diets for all the birds.