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Causes: Animal Protection & Welfare, Animal-Related, Animals, Bird Sanctuaries

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

Community Stories

204 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Joseph C.3

Donor

Rating: 5

This is an awesome exotic bird rescue and adoption place! I conduct my own yearly fundraiser for it on Facebook and attend open houses to see the new improvements to it. I know that my donations (and those of my associates) are being spent wisely and truly for the best care of the birds. Wonderful place!

4 Claudia33

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I was a volunteer at Patty's Parrot Palace during the Summer of 2015. It was an awesome experience to be able to help take care of so many exotic birds. I aspire to be a vet and it was great exposure to exotic animals and the other volunteers and Trish were also very friendly. We all worked as a team to take care of 52 parrots that came from all different backgrounds of abuse, neglect, or just abandonment. It is great to see how Patty's Parrot Palace gives these birds a second chance.

2 Dwayne B.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I worked for a rescue that closed, Trish helped rehome the birds she couldn't keep, kept track of them, helped me visit them & helped me with job with rescue. Trish & Tony are awesome people who cares for birds & people to.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

My green wing took flight and landed fifty feet off the ground in a tree I couldn't climb. When she moved on Patricia retrieved her, gave her food and water and took wonderful care of her!!! Thank you PPP!!!

3 Nathaniel W.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

great place to volunteer. You get to interact with the birds while helping to take care of them.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Patty’s Parrot Palace is a wonderful organization, and I am proud to be a volunteer. The birds are very happy and well cared for! Trish and Tony have set up a great system where food, water, and newspaper bedding are changed daily. Cages and bowls are cleaned regularly with a non-toxic solution, and every bird gets so much love, affection, and attention. Thanks to Trish and Tony for providing such a great environment for your birds, and for your volunteers as well!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

From my little time spent helping these fantastic creatures, I can definitely say that Patty's Parrott Palace is a truly outstanding program. The owners, Trish & Tony, show major care and love to these birds as if they were their own. The amount of compassion they express, cannot by any means be surmounted by anything else. It has been a very awesome experience to work with these lovely people as well with the parrots.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

After multiple bird sitters, I was so thrilled to find the Parrot Palace for my sunconure. During my Christmas trip, whenever I had a question about my bird I received a reply with pictures of my baby quickly. My parrot is not used to be inside the cage, and they made sure that he could play and fly around the cage when possible. When I returned, I got back my HAPPY parrot; no sign of stress. It was clear that during a month that I was gone he had so much fun. Parrot Palace is a great place for parrots, a comfortable, safe environment. They treat parrot with love and passion. I highly recommend this place to all bird lovers.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Wonderful non-profit that takes wonderful care of the birds. 100% value to the community.

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Donor

Rating: 5

What an inspiration to fellow animal lovers. Pattys Parrot Palace was so impressive from what they do for these wonderful animals, to the level of organization they run the non profit that each animal is given one on one time and proper care and an ability to love. My boys have adopted Grendel and look forward to each video of his next dance and progress. Thank you to Patty and all her great volunteers.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I first visited Patty's Parrot Palace about 3 years and I recently started volunteering there after being so impressed. The compassion, love and care provided to the beautiful creatures who have "landed" here is beyond reproach and evident from the moment you walk in. The facility is immaculate as well as the cages of approximately 60 parrots who reside there. Trish and Tony Koile are the owners/operators of the sanctuary. Their dedication to providing a permanent home for the parrots in their care is absolute and unconditional. Their love and devotion is on display every day for each and every bird - from the largest Macaw to the smallest Lovebird.
I would like to add that their small army of volunteers appears to have been chosen with the care of the parrots being of the utmost importance. I have worked with several of the volunteers and can attest to the fact they do love the birds.
The plan for the near future is to construct a free-flight aviary. This would be so wonderful for the "babies" and the realization of long-held dream of Trish and Tony.
Without a doubt, this is the best rescue aviary I have every visited

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Patty's Parrot Palace is such an amazing organization. They do amazing things for these birds and I'm so proud to be a volunteer! These birds couldn't be any luckier than they are at the palace.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Ive volunteered here over 6 months, These previously abandoned and neglected birds are in a amazing environment, filled with love. The owners trish and tony really put in an incredible amount of work to make sure the birds are doing good.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

This place is amazing. From the start I was welcomed into the lives of the birds and got to help out. Their food and water is changed everyday and Trish and Tony are really nice and helpful when you are having trouble with something. The Birds are in a great place.

1 Craig J.

Donor

Rating: 5

Patricia and Tony are the most amazing people. What they do for these birds is tremendous . The hard work and love that is given to each and everyone of these birds is beyond words. The neglected birds are now lived and eventually will have a place to fly free and enjoy a outside environment. I am a proud donor to the cause❤️.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Amazing place!!!!! These birds are SO well taken care of and loved by every single one of the volunteers there. Every bird gets a fresh clean meal every single day, their papers changed and their cages cleaned. The owners of this non profit are wonderful people! They are serious about the love they have for these birds and it's not everyday you see unconditional love like theirs.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

A very helpfull service for birds in need. Tony goes above and beyond to help these birds. Tony and Trish are selfless in their service to these birds

Amy_232

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Love the Palace!!! Tony and Patricia are great!!! I would recommend the Palace to anyone.

Pamela E.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Patty's Parrot Palace is defiantly where the Birds come first. Patricia and Tony really love the flock. This non-profit organization is the best and cleanest by far. As you can tell by the name it's a Palace for the birds. My favorite bird at the palace is Lupie.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Patty's Parrot Palace is a wonderful place to volunteer and learn about birds. the birds are well taken care of and eat better than most people.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

This woman and her volunteers dedicate their time & other resources to educate, foster and help eradicate the domestication of these exotic animals. We live in a world where suffering often times go unnoticed, but what Patty has created is a safe environment where these majestic creatures can thrive and live out their life being cherished. Way to go PPP!! :)

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I have been acquainted with this organization for quite some time and I firmly believe that they deserve all the success in the world! What Patty and her volunteers do is nothing short of amazing. The level of commitment and passion for these animals is mind-blowing. It is encouraging to know that these birds can actually get displaced into a better environment, all thanks to the Parrot Palace. I really appreciate your empathy, devotion and for encouraging the youth in the community to get involved. This agency is an inspiration to us all. Thank you!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

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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Volunteer

Rating: 5

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!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

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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Volunteer

Rating: 5

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.

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Crystal Santiago

Board Member

Rating: 5

Patty's Parrot Palace has some of the most dedicated and loving individuals you will ever meet. Trish and Tony are committed to seeing the flock in flying large aviaries and are going on year five in pursuit of their vision. They have been blessed in overcoming huge hurdles over the past year and are still standing firm. They are amazingly supportive of each other in caring for over fifty birds daily. Their teamwork and their love for the flock is truly inspiring. I fully support their goals for the palace and am proud to be a part of Patty's Parrot Palace as a Board Member and volunteer. I am happy to serve the flock on all levels because they deserve it. I am grateful for Chris and Alicia for caring for the birds on a daily basis. As young adults in college, they could be doing anything else, but they choose to support the flock in all of their day to day care. Over the past years I have met some super friends who still volunteer to this day. It's a special bond we all share just by doing what we love, caring for the flock. Aside from our beautiful flock and all of their individual personalities, I especially enjoy loving on Cheech, a small green, grey and yellow Senegal who love me. I look forward to hearing his kisses and him just hanging out on my shoulder.
Patty's Parrot Palace continues to hold a very special place in my heart. I cherish every day spent with this outstanding nonprofit. We are a great bunch who will do whatever we can to provide the very best for our babies.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Another wonderful year with the flock. I have come to adore the composition of Patty's Parrot Palace and what it means to a part of the bigger picture: helping and giving. The palace is driven by compassion and the clear vision of giving the flock the very best. Many come to the palace not knowing what to expect, but it is clear how we feel when we partake, we feel connected to those beautiful birds and to the volunteers, all under one cause. Volunteering there, you attain a deep understanding of how much of an impact the pet trade has on pet overpopulation, and consequently on the lives of these amazing birds. You become an avian advocate the moment you learn their stories and can't help but feel the need to be a part of their lives! All 56 of them! Next thing you know, you're going daily or weekly, and doing everything you can you keep their attention. You're singing and dancing with them, and from the top of your lungs out comes "Wackawackawoo"! A funky word you learned from our feathered loves, Baby and Rock. It all becomes natural and you're captured into that bigger picture, where you only only needed 20 hours of community service and it turns into some much more meaningful over the past two years. It opens your eyes and your heart to a need that was not visible before, stronger conservation, protection and education for these gorgeous and intelligent birds. Volunteering at the palace becomes a part of your routine and you share this passion with the people you love, because it makes you feel so great to give back. As you see, there is no secret as to why I volunteer with the palace. Trish and Tony are extraordinary people with a tremendous capacity to give their all at all times. There are no days off and not all days are easy at the palace, but they keep up with an contagious attitude and energy. It's a privilege to help in spreading our wings and in watching Trish and Tony's vision develop into much more than they ever imagined. I really love you guys, thank you!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

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 !

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Love this place! I cant believe the extent these two go to taking care of the birds and their volunteers. Trish always makes everyone feel welcome. She has a few right hand people, Chris, Alicia, Crystal who assist her along with her husband Tony introducing new volunteers to every bird and telling us the story behind their rescue. After being here a short time I already feel like I am part of the flock. After we are all done we often head to a quieter area and talk about things other than birds, of course while we are all sitting with a different bird on us. Don't hesitate to join the Palace in any way you can, its a blast!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

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.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

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!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Pattys Parrot Palace is a great place to help out at! Everyone working there is very nice and helpful. The birds are treated very well and receive the best care.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Patty's Parrot Palace goes above and beyond to take the steps necessary for providing each bird with a happy home. I have seen first-hand the amount of work, time, care and love that each member and volunteer puts into this non-profit. Definitely recommend!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

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! :)

Volunteer

Rating: 4

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.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

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

Volunteer

Rating: 5

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!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I cannot say enough positives about this organization. The owner and her spouse, and the other volunteers I have had the privilege to work with, are exceptional people all around. They truly care about their avian family....and the birds are just that......family! With over 100 hundred volunteer hours in a period of 7 months, I cannot emphasize enough how well-cared-for the birds are and how loved they are; their cages, papers (liners for waste droppings), water and food bowls, toys, surrounding areas are cleaned meticulously each day with all- natural solutions. Feeding time was my favorite time! They really enjoy their feeding of organic nuts, grains and fresh fruit. It's also a climate controlled place to meet their needs. The birds also receive lots of social interaction. Some birds come from abused, neglected and forgotten backgrounds, and I have had the privilege to see them evolve and see who they are meant to be, all due the efforts of Patty's Parrot Palace.

Client Served

Rating: 5

This place is great! These 2 and their volunteers go way beyond the call of duty for these birds who need more than just a cage in a corner. Their plan to build aviaries brings hope to those of us that know these babies were never meant to be domesticated. Thank you Trish and Tony for all you do!

Jennifer377

Volunteer

Rating: 5

working for this charity group is really fun! the people are friendly and the birds are very loveable. this offers a rare chance to work with exotic birds who need lots of attention and time. the up close and personal moments with the birds are priceless. Patty's is the perfect thing for volunteering hours, the work is something everyone can do, and enjoy. dont hesitate to offer your time and your love.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have been volunteering at Patty's Parrot Palace. I have enjoyed the experience and find it very fullfilling. The birds are quite beautiful and require daily support. The volunteers and staff were extreemly supportive and patient as I got to know, and feel comfortable with, the birds

Volunteer

Rating: 4

I have been volunteering at Patty's Parrot Place for a few months and has been one of the most rewarding experience i have ever had! The people are friendly and very helpful. It is amazing to see so many people come together sharing the same passion to help the birds have a second change and strive for them to have a better life. Everyone makes sure each bird is loved and taken care for. HIghly recommend this place!! Love volunteering at a place where everyone is putting aside their needs to help others!!!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have been volunteering at Patty's Parrot Palace for almost four months now and it has been great. All of the volunteers work their butt to help Trish and Tony give these birds what they need. Everyone here is like a family and they feel at home when volunteering. I would not want to volunteer anywhere else.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Patty's Parrot Palace is a great non-profit organization. I have volunteered at Patty's for 4 months, and it has been a wonderful experience. The staff is very friendly and hard working. Everyone works to provide the best home possible to the birds.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have been volunteering for over a month with the most dedicated, friendly, loving people that put their entire hearts into this organization. By doing their best with what they have they have made the lives of all the birds extraordinary. This is the first volunteering ive ever experienceed where everyone on the job is fully committed to the cause. I love this place, the birds, and everyone involved.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Love this place, love these people! I have never seen more committed people than this group. Although they need room and more funding they continue to provide these wonderful animals with a loving environment fitted for a king! Trish is great to volunteer for always thanking everyone and ending each visit with a hug!

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Great organization of people all working together for the greater good.
They put the birds first and treat their volunteers like family.

Katelynn M.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I've been volunteering for pattys parrot palace for about 4 months now and I absolutely love it! There is so much love and dedication that goes into caring for these birds. Trish and Tony are amazing people and are inspiring to anyone who has the pleasure of working with them..

Client Served

Rating: 5

Patty’s Parrot Palace is the first non-profit organization, that I believe, truly gives to their cause. I recently adopted a parrot named Oliver, which is the greatest bird I’ve ever owned. I currently own 6 other birds in addition to Oliver, and he has become a huge part of my family. My experience with Patty’s Parrot Palace was so amazing and getting to see all the birds and how well their taken care of, was wonderful. Their passion for the birds is truly inspirational. I highly recommend donating to this cause.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

My daughter and I began volunteering at Pattys Parrot Palace so that my daughter could earn community service hours for a scholarship. We never knew what a fun learning experience that could be. From the moment we walked into their house, we were in awe on how well the birds are taken care of. Everything is clean, sanitary, and organized. I fostered 2 parrots years ago, and knew how much work was involved; but WOW, taking care of 60 birds the way that Trish and Tony do is quite the undertaking. And, I never realized either how expensive their food can be. Trish and Tony treat all their volunteers like family from the moment they walk in. In between cleaning and changing water and food bowls, cleaning cages, bathing, sweeping, dusting, feeding, etc., Trish and Tony educate the volunteers with regards to each bird's story on how they ended up at the palace, and what each particular bird's needs are. Trish and Tony treat the birds like their very own children. The atmosphere at the palace is enthusiastic and pure happiness for the birds. It's amazing how much love the birds have for Trish and Tony and the volunteers. Trish and Tony always put the birds' needs foremost, and thus are having to move from their current location in order to accommodate the palace's growth. Although my daughter and I are sad that they are moving, we will always be grateful for the opportunity that we had with them. One thing I know for certain, if I were a bird, I'd hope to be taken care of by Trish and Tony.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Apple has been at Pattys Parrot Palace for a year and has been very well taken care of. She has made friends with another bird and is very happy and healthy. It is such a blessing to have an organization like Pattys Parrot Palace and Trish and Tony have such passion for the well being of All their birds. I took by Mother to Pattys Parrot Palace to visit Apple and she was very impressed with the love and knowledge that Trish and Tony had for each individual bird.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Patty's Parrot Palace is a loving and giving environment for birds. Trish and Tony adopted my bird when we no longer could provide the best care for him. It was a hard decision but once I visited my bird at Patty's Parrot Palace I realized I made the best decision ever. He is surrounded by a clean and healthy environment and also many other birds who he gets to learn and grow from. Patty's Parrot Palace gives a distinct passion of care towards all of their birds. Trish and Tony are aware of each of the bird's likes and dislikes, and their personalities which helps the birds to be happier and healthier. I know I made the right decision by choosing Patty's Parrot Palace.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Allthough I do not own a bird I have freinds who do. They are allways talking about the importance of Pattys Parrot Palace and their work for unwanted birds. I think it is great that there are people who are willing to do the right thing for these birds.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Tony and Trish provide a safe and healthy enviorment for all types of birds in need. If not for their service many birds would suffer and have a poor quaility of life. Thanks to their care these birds are able to live with dignity.

Matt0321

Volunteer

Rating: 4

I have been volunteering at Pattys parrot palace for almost a year now, and every time I go to help out I am impressed with how wonderful Trish and Tony are. They both hold jobs out of the home and still dedicate every moment they have to the birds in their care. I absolutely love how each and every single bird there can be handled by either Tony or Trish. When I first started I was a bit concerned because the sanctuary is run out of their home, but after that first day I have even more respect for the two of them. they have given up a portion of their home to ensure that birds who need a loving home have exactly just that. I was especially touched by a recent event that showed Trish and Tony's true love of birds; they have a small pionus named Garcia, and Garcia a few months ago had a stroke. The road to recovery for Garcia has been long and tough but, they never gave up hope on her. Trish and Tony hand fed Garcia for weeks and she currently is getting better. she has reopened her eyes and can eat on her own, it truly is an awe-inspiring account of their dedication to help any bird in need. Trish has a heart of gold and it really is something else to see her loving up on each of her feathered babies. I really can't say enough how amazing this organization is and I want people to understand that there really isn't many rescues as amazing as Pattys Parrot Palace. I LOVE EVERYTHING ABOUT THEM! : )

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Although I do not reside in the Orlando area, I had the pleasure of meeting Trish and Tony through some friends of mine that volunteer with them. All it took was a couple of hours for me to conclude that this couple is absolutely dedicated to ensuring the well-being of the parrots they foster in their own home. Trish and Tony, along with their committed volunteers, take the time out of their demanding schedules to properly care for every single one of these birds; this entails – but it not limited to - cleaning their cages, bathing them, letting them roam around to get some “exercise”, or even simply talking to them to see if they’ll sing in response. These may seem like minor duties but they become time-consuming when there are literally over 40 birds to be taken care of. Moreover, these parrots are cared for in Trish and Tony’s own home so they are basically the equivalent of this couple’s children. Nonetheless, the passion that everyone in this organization exhibits while tending to these parrots is more than commendable and the environment is amazing. They are so welcoming to any new volunteers and will do everything they can to make you feel comfortable and like you are a part of their family.

Evan4

Volunteer

Rating: 5

To start off, I would like to mention how amazing Trish and Tony are. The love they have for the birds is incredible. Aside from the birds, Trish and Tony have a busy life, yet they manage to give the birds such great care, attention, and love. I have never seen that many happy birds in one house until I met these lovely people. They have dedicated their home and most of their time to fulfill the needs of the birds that they have rescued and will continue to do so. I have witnessed the care that a different rescue provides for their birds and it is absolutely nothing compared to the care given at Pattys Parrot Palace. I have seen birds at the other rescue who are extremely unhealthy, sick, underweight, and are plucking their feathers because of how depressed they are. I assure you that you will never find that happening at the Pattys Parrot Palace. No matter the situation the birds have come from, who has broken feet, who has a deformed wing or who was the result of breeding gone wrong, each and every bird there is happy and as healthy as possible. Trish and Tony have given each of these birds a second chance and their life back. It is incredible how much patience these two people have, while other people gave up after such a short time. Trish especially has influenced me tremendously. She has taught me that patience is extremely vital if you want to see a change for the better.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

A simple google search introduced me to Pattys Parrot Palace. As an aspiring animal cruelty investigator, I sought out to look for organizations that I could volunteer at to gain experience on animals. Upon submitting my application, I had no idea what I was getting myself into. Not only have I gained an amazing experience, but I had the opportunity to meet such great people and make new friends. In this process, I found Trish and Tony, the people who run the palace and who has welcomed me into one of the best things that has ever happened to me. They are truly the most caring people I have ever met, treating every one like family. Their organization has given me so much experience and I've got a ton more to learn. I always look forward to being here. Seeing the bonds Trish and Tony have with each of almost fifty birds is mind blowing. The way they understand each bird leaves no doubt that they are very dedicated to the organization.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I've started volunteering here and its just an amazing place. Trish and Tony care about these birds so much and they know what it takes to take good care of them. They have opened their home which is not easy, and filled it with birds. Their whole lives reside around helping them. The place is clean and healthy and with the help of volunteers the birds get the attention they need. Its a great place for the birds to go when they need help and its a great place for people to volunteer who love birds or who want to learn more about them. Being involved in this place is a great opportunity and its important to know you're helping with a cause people care about and its a great way to raise awareness.

CatalinaM

Volunteer

Rating: 5

This place is the best place for birds and the best environment for volunteering. I volunteered at PPP a year. At the beginning it was not because I loved birds but because I needed the hours. Now, if it was up to me, I would spend my time at this awesome sanctuary since I have learned how to love and interact with these fluffy friends. The experience I gained volunteering at PPP was life changing, I changed my my mind in respect to parrots and animals in general because they aren't there just for company but to cheer us up when we are down, to love us when no one else does it, to let us forget our problems and just enjoy the moment!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Patty's Parrot Palace is an awesome place, with many birds that are all happy and singing and it is fantastically clean! I love volunteering there!! This place is driven by awe-inspiring people, Trish, Tony and volunteers like me, We've created a close bond, that's why we all are like a big family. I love being part of this outstanding crew! My experience in this avian sanctuary has changed part of my life, I've learned about loving others, taking care of everything we have and appreciating every single moment in life even if we are in a bad moment, they have taught me that there is always a reason to don't stop smiling.

Robin75

Donor

Rating: 5

We were forced to find our Cockatoo Lily Grace a new home, and we were heartbroken. She was like our child. For a year plus we interviewed private individuals and shelters to no avail. Our standards were very high - Lily Grace was NOT going to just anybody. We were so blessed to finally find Patty's Parrott Palace and Trish & Tony. Spotless cages and facility, fresh foods and lots of personal attention. Lily has never been happier, I mean amazing! The entire environment is all centered around the birds and providing a safe happy singing home. The sanctuary feels happy, the birds are singing and Trish & Tony are always smiling with great stories about who has learned a new word or trick. It is not just for the birds, but for the volunteers, they learn a lot about values, team work, and compassion. I have personally seen transformations in some of the kids, it is truly an amazing place.

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Donor

Rating: 5

Large Birds are the most abused animals....They are put in dark rooms, left in garages, shoved in small cages that are way to small, and left with no socialization. Patty's Parrot Place is committed to providing these birds a wonderful home full of life and interaction. I had to give up my bird and I was very picky, I had been looking for 5 years for a proper place for Lily (Umbrella Cockatoo). I was referred to Patty's and I spent time at the rescue just observing on more than one occasion. It is am amazing place full of love and kindness! Yes, a little crazy.... but in a good way! The birds get so much attention and they are focused on diet and health. It is by far the cleanest rescue I have ever visited and trust me I went to them all trying to find a place for Lily. She is a special girl as they all are, but they treat her like gold, and most important that is how they treat all the birds....as individuals. They all have their quirky personalities with different likes and dislikes and Trish & Tony know them all!!

luisaherreradc

Volunteer

Rating: 5

This place is amazing! I learned a lot while I was volunteering in this place. The people, the birds.. Everything is just amazing!. I remember my first day at Patty's Parrot Palace, I was really scared but everyone helped me into understanding how to take care of animals, like these birds, and how to make a bond with them that will totally change your view about birds. I used to not like birds very much, I was really scared of them, because I have had a really bad experience with them when I was little, but Patty's Parrot Palace changed the view I had about birds. At the end of my volunteering time I was petting birds, feeding them with my own hands, carrying them, and even talking to them. I grew to love this birds and the people in this organization, this organization exerts a warmth that changes everyone that enters this place. This is why I would not think about it twice before volunteering again, or even referring it to someone. However, what is more important is how the people take care of the birds, within days of a new bird been arrived, it is already in good conditions and in stable health. This organization takes care of the birds in their maximum, the give their birds their all, and the best.

Sharon81

Client Served

Rating: 5

What an amazing place! When you walk into, the Palace you are greeted by the sounds of happiness coming from a flock of birds who would have otherwise lived in horrible and probably abusive homes. They have landed at their safe place thanks to Trish and Tony. You can see and feel the love and compassion they have for these beautiful creatures. I hope that anyone who reads this will be fortunate enough to visit and/or donate to this most amazing non-profit organization.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

The first time I stepped into Patty's Parrot Palace, I sensed that it was someplace special. Upon spending time with Trish and Tony, I knew my instincts were correct. Each and every one of their (40 some) rescued parrots receive love and attention usually only seen in a home with one or two parrots such as mine.

It is obvious that their volunteers share their passion for parrots as well. On every one of my visits, I have seen volunteers lovingly interacting with the birds - not just doing the routine chores of cleaning cages and filling food and water bowls. These fine folks fully vet anyone who is to come into contact with their precious charges.

When a parrot comes into the sanctuary, it is there forever. No re-homing. On a personal note, my own beloved parrots will go to live at the Palace when I embark to the great sanctuary in the sky.

The passion and love for all the parrots at the Palace is palpable. The birds are all well-cared for and live in a clean and healthy environment, which seems to me to be a monumental undertaking.

Any parrot who ultimately ends up at Patty's Parrot Palace with Trish and Tony is truly blessed!

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Patty's Parrot Palace is a remarkable non-profit to get involved with! Each bird is housed with the utmost care and compassion with each need being adequately addressed and remedied. Her organization is also a great avenue for involving the community youth. Reading all the wonderful reviews about this facilty does not accurately do it justice-Taking a tour of the sanctuary will not only be eye-opening, but serve as a testament that these birds are properly being rehabilitated and are indeed loved! We can all appreciate the importance of 'second chances' and feel connected to things we can control. All in all, if I ever come back as a bird-I pray that I land at Patty's! :-)

Bailey R.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I was looking for Bright Futures hours and my mom stumbled upon Pattys Parrot Palace. We were curious about it and thought it would be an interesting experience. And that it was! My first day I was very nervous, but Trish was so welcoming and so were the other volunteers. 54 birds are quite a chore, but Trish does it with tons of enthusiasm! She had a name for every bird and knows each of their unique personalities. Every one of the birds are treated like a son or daughter and are loved very muh :) The cages are cleaned every single day and each are fed with specific foods for their wants and needs and they are also given baths weekly as well as beak trims when needed. It is a very clean and welcoming place, and Trish treated me like one of the family. I didn't expect to learn as much about birds as I did volunteering for the parrot palace. Birds are unique in their personalities and talents and I got more comfortable with them as the weeks passed. I hope they get the land to build an outdoor aviary because the birds would have the freedom to fly wherever they choose. I highly recommend volunteering for this organization because it is a welcoming and enlightening experience :)

Molly30

Volunteer

Rating: 5

This place is amazing! I just moved to the central Florida area and I wa so glad to cross paths with Trish and her flock. I love seeing all of her birds/babies every week and I'm glad I can take part in such a great cause. I would recommend this place to anyone. :)

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Trish truly cares about the well-being of all of the birds under her care...and it really shows. She selflessly provides a safe haven to many unwanted, unloved and abused animals. The sheer undertaking of the amount of daily, arduous work is inspiring and admirable. From the cute names to the individualized diets and care, she really is providing much more than a home to these birds. She is providing a way for these animals to feel wanted and valued - and that definitely deserves the highest rating award on this site.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

This organization is awesome!! The birds are well cared for and content, and Trish and Tony do so much to provide a nice life for these rescue birds! A really wonderful non-profit!!

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Trish and Tony have given their time and money to provide a haven for unwanted birds. They are very compassionate, caring animal lovers and should be commended for their efforts!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I started helping with the birds a few weeks ago. They're all so wonderful! Not to mention how great Trish and Tony are. They love their feathered family, and it shows. I'm very happy to know that people care so much for animals that need it the most.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Trish and Tony are extremely welcoming and eager to teach new people about their organization, and their love for the birds is apparent in everything that they do. I've had a blast volunteering for them, and am continuing to do it now, even after I finished my requirements for school. I never imagined I would find a volunteer organization that was so much like one big family!

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Great organization! Trish and Tony show their love and passion for the parrots far beyond what you could ever imagine! The birds are happy and singing, the place is clean and they are all on a better diet than me! I enjoy this place and the people that run it!

Jessica152

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Patty's Parrot Palace is such a wonderful place. The owners are very sweet and caring people. They keep the place so clean and show love to each and every bird they have rescued. I volunteered a few times and really enjoyed being there. My first day, Trish took me through and told me the name of each and every bird along with its story. Its inspiring how they put tremendous amounts of their time into making a home for the flock.