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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

203 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!

Bonnie27

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I first met Patty several months ago through a mutual friend. She is dedicated and truly respects the birds that come into her rescue. She invited me to come in to see her many "rescues". She takes great pride in doing the right thing for them and will make sacrifices so their needs are met. A wonderful woman doing a great job and making a difference in the bird rescue community!!!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Love the Palace. It is "Parrotdise". In the 2 years that I have volunteered at PPP I have seen birds arrive with plucking and emotional issues. After a few months with Trish and Tony the birds are thriving, feathers growing back and becoming more social and interactive. It's evident the sacrifices Trish and Tony make to ensure the birds receive the best care and nutrition when you see the positive changes in these birds. It's a fun and energetic environment with music playing and dancing along with the birds. I'm not sure who is more blessed me or the birds.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Patty's Parrot Palace is indeed PARROTDISE!! I always look forward to my volunteer days at PPP. Birds have smiles on their beaks and joy in their wings. Knowing that I am able to give back to the community by not only helping these wonderful birds, but by being able to help this amazing, loving, sacrificing couple. Tony and Trish give everything they have to ensure the proper care of these birds. It's hard to not feel energized after a few hours at the Palace. There is as much play as there is work and how often does one get to dance with a Macaw or cuddle with a Cockatoo? It's PARROTDISE for the birds as well as the bird lover.

Client Served

Rating: 5


My husband, two little girls, and I adopted Dillon an Eclectus parrot from Patty's Parrot Palace in January of 2014. Dillon caught my eye on PetFinder and I immediately contacted Trish. My husband and I were looking for a few months to find a parrot that would fit well with our family. We have a 1 year old Mastiff, a 5 year old Bulldog, a Parakeet, and two daughters (3 and 2 years old). I can wholeheartedly say we picked the BEST parrot rescue in this area! Trish and Tony really made us feel comfortable, and they were so knowledgeable. They took the time to introduce us to every parrot and tell us a little about them, we were truly impressed! You could tell the parrots were so well taken care of by Trish, Tony, and all their amazing volunteers. I was informed when I got there, birds aren't usually adopted out but they felt Dillon belonged with a family. Trish couldn't have been more right, Dillon has done amazing in the past couple months we've had him. He comes out with a new word or sound practically every day, he even calls my dogs in when they're outside. He says "c'mon honey" and makes a loud clicking sound. Anytime he see's one of us he greets us with "hello Dillon" or "hey Dillon". Dillon has brought so much joy into our lives, and we are thrilled he is happy in his new home. Even after adopting Dillon, Trish has been such a huge help to us. Any questions or concerns I have I send Trish a message and she always responds with such great advice. We are so blessed to have welcomed Dillon into our family and to have met such amazing people like Trish and Tony. I would highly recommend Patty's Parrot Palace for anyone looking to rehome their birds.

- Kelsey Flannery & family

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Love the birds, love the people, love this place! I haven't met anyone more dedicated to their cause than Trish and Tony. Absolutely amazing and the birds are so happy!

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Board Member

Rating: 5

As a board member of Patty's Parrot Palace it is amazing what we have been able to accomplish in 3-4 years. Our name has become well known with the area high schools as the Bright Futures candidates work with the flock socializing, upkeep and playing! Not only does this benefit the birds but I believe these young adults who are headed into a new chapter of their life. They appear to walk away with something to remember and hopefully apply. Once they hear of the unfortunate lives some of these birds have endured it changes their thoughts on "just getting a pet". Our goal is to bring awareness to the community and to assist these birds in living out there life in flight as close to being a "real" bird as they can be.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I'm not very outgoing so I was concerned of a place where I would feel comfortable needing Bright Future hours. Trish and Tony are amazing people with a family full of feathers and love! They go beyond in every way with their care for the birds, their diet, their environment, socialization and gratitude for their volunteers. I love this place and they deserve blessings from above!

Vann F.

Donor

Rating: 5

Tony and Trisha, Live eat and bleed for their birds. The love and devotion they show each and everyone of their animals goes above and beyond. They treat the birds as if they were one of their own, and the sacrifices they make go beyond their own personal needs. I am so glad we have people like this to protect helpless animals in their time of need. I am not sure I could do the same. What ever you can do to help Tony and Trisha, in their quest will always be heart felt and very much appreciated. Vann

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Such a great place that caters to each parrots needs and you feel truly welcomed.
What a blessing of a place

1 Mark108

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

My goodness, what an amazing place. It was clean, neat and orderly with a staff who was exceptionally friendly and passionate for their cause. Thank you so much for opening my eyes to this whole new world and being patient with answering all of my questions. The owners of this place have done one heck of a job at creating a wonderful culture and I plan on bringing my kids for our next visit. Can't wait to go again....

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I can't said enough about them. They are dedicated to making sure these poor Parrots that are unwanted or mistreated are given a better life. The time and money they put toward the animals is OUTSTANDING! Bravo to them and God bless the work that they provide for these Parrots.

Donna113

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

As fellow bird lovers and animal lovers, we were blown away by the dedication and love Tony and Trish show to "their flock". They spend countless hours of their days taking care of these birds and the love they for them is amazing. We have become "forever homes" for 4 of their birds and the temperament of the birds is a testament to the love and care they show these birds. We have been blessed to know Tony and Trish and their flock!

Rebecca83

Donor

Rating: 5

Trish and Tony spend countless hours of their time and become emotionally invested in every case that comes through the door at Patty's Parrot Palace. Their dedication and love for what they do is inspirational to myself others and their passion shines through in their commitment to this significant and worthwhile cause. I truly wish I had the ability to help this organization more financially, because Parrot Rescue is uncommon, and the need is definitely there.

Unfortunately, they remain sorely underfunded, despite all their efforts. This, however, does not stop them from taking the best possible care of each and every rescued friend. Kudos to this great team of fervent volunteers !!

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Donor

Rating: 5

I'm writing this regarding Pattys Parrot Palace. If I were a Parrot with no home & no one to care for me and no one to love me anymore Pattys Parrot Palace would be as close to Parrot Heaven as I could find. Thank goodness for the Love and overwhelming care that Trish, Tony, and staff put fourth day in and day out caring for some of us wounded however happy little feathered Parrots. There is no chow line and my cage is always spottless I have a fantastic view overlooking the pond and trees. Like I stated above if I were looking for a new home this place is like a Parrot Palace..

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Tony and Trish are totally dedicated to these birds! They keep them in great shape, and they are so loved and enjoyed. Both of them are very appreciative of their volunteers, and do a lot to help them. The only thing that might make this sanctuary better, would be if they were financially able to get a place where they could create an outdoor aviary, so the birds would have more room and more freedom. They have so many, but they are too soft-hearted to turn down any birds that truly need a home.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Since the loss of my Mom it was apparent that no one in the family was in a position to take her beloved bird. It was a blessing to find Patty and her flock. This is one organization that truly deserves anything and everything to bless them! They do not only love and care for each of these birds but have a understanding of them beyond explanation! Thank you for what you do guys you are truly amazing!

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Several years ago, Trish and Tony realized there was a great need to better care for abandoned, neglected, or unwanted birds. Since then, they have totally embraced the mission and adopted the lifestyle of caring for these birds and providing the proper attention and care to nurse them back to health and allow them to live their lives in a loving environment. I have spent many hours in the company of both Trish and Tony, and frequently, that time is spent talking about their "babies" and all the cute things they have recently said or done. They know these birds by name and are completely familiar with each of their character traits and needs. One of the most tender moments I have ever experienced was Tony telling me about the death of one of their birds earlier in the day. These aren't just birds to them, they really are like their children.

In addition to rescuing these beautiful birds, Trish and Tony have also provided limitless opportunities for students seeking Bright Futures volunteer hours, and opportunities for bird loving non-students, as well. Patty's Parrot Palace is a happy, friendly, clean, and thriving environment for both our feathered friends and animal loving humans, too!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have only been working with Patty's Parrot Palace for a couple months now but it has been an amazing experience so far. Trish and Tony are two incredible people that have made me feel comfortable volunteering with them since day one. They show great care and devotion to each and every single bird they have, as well as, to all of their volunteer's. Patty's Parrot Palace has a very respectful and friendly environment that I love to be apart of. All of the volunteer's that I have worked with have been very friendly and helpful, showing me everything that needs to be done. Working with all of the birds have been incredible as well. Many of them are very friendly, playful, and talkative, which is really an incredible thing to be a part of. The only downside to Patty's Parrot Palace is that it can get very loud with all of the many different types of birds around, but i have found that it doesn't really bother me while I am volunteering. Trish and Tony have created a truly remarkable organization that I am happy to be apart of and am looking forward to volunteering for them in the future.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have been volunteering at Patty's Parrot Palace for almost a year now and I absolutely love it. Trish truly values every bird that comes in and that can be seen in the way she cares for every bird regardless of its special needs. Trish and Tony know every bird's personality and they always put the bird first in any care given or socialization. They absolutely love what they do and that love is contagious as they inspire their volunteers, like myself, to love and get to know the birds too.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have volunteered here for several months and its great! Everything is kept well cleaned and sanitary. The birds are socialized and everybody shows so much love towards the birds and their volunteering!

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I have known Trish and Tony personally for 15 years s customers of ours. Their rescue far superceeds any I have ever read or heard about. Not many people in this world would put the bird's needs first but there is no question about it with them. I personally am an avid animal lover and am SO proud of all they are doing. I hear the love and emotion in the voices for each and every one they rescue.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Patty has saved the lives of sonny birds that have been abused and neglected. Her dedication to her organization is unmatched.

Jeff63

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Party's Parrot Palace is a fabulous place for the birds! Trish and Tony Koile are gifted with their love, understanding, and passion for the birds! I run a parrot rescue, and work with Trish and Tony pretty regularly. They and their facility are top notch, and the birds in their care get the best of everything! They interact with all the birds there, and all are very happy and fulfilled in their environment! I can't say enough good about Patty's Parrot Palace, and would recommend them to anyone in need of this type of service for their birds! BRAVO Trish and Tony!

Jeff McLain
President
Parrots As Pets Rescue

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

There are people in this world that have a special bond with animals, a connection. In visiting Pattys Parrot Palace you realize that Trish and Tony have this connection. Watching the change in the birds from one of neglect to one of being loved is miraculous. I would highly recommend volunteer opportunities, gifting or just visiting it would be time and dollars well spent. They make a difference.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Our company, Elite Steam, has been associated with Trish and Tony for quite some time and have had the opportunity to assist them in cleaning the cage areas. We have witnessed first hand how well they care for these birds; they are committed and diligent in helping these birds get well, finding good homes, and providing them excellent care.
These two are great foster Parents and deserve all the help that can be given to them to help further the care and well being of these beautiful birds.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I'm so thankful for Trish and Tony. Pattys Parrots place is such a loving and welcoming environment. I originally signed up to volunteer and for some community service hours but its so much more for me now. I have fallen in love with these birds and I definitely recommend it.

Kim_91

Client Served

Rating: 5

Here's what I know, when the Palace first started they had a little guy named Perry. He was in need of a lot of attention. The Palace as new as it was went to tremendous expense, time, and effort to get this Quaker healthy. When I adopted him he was loving, sweet and quite a talker. Since then the Palace has been through its share of ups and downs with one thing remaining the same - the love for the birds first, making sure they healthy, safe and stimulated. When called upon Trish and Tony like other first responders act then ask questions. They have changed their lifestyle to take on this passion for the love of the birds.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I first started out at Pattys Parrot Palace January 2013 to fulfill some hours for a class at UCF. Since then i have learned so much about the different types of birds and the needs that they have. Trish and Tony some of the nicest people i have ever met. They've opened up their house to facilitate 40+ birds. Being able to interact with all the birds you really get to notice that they all have different personalities. They all can say some funny things and laugh with you. There are plenty of awesome volunteers that are always here so anytime there is always going to be a fun time at Patty's Parrot Palace.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I love this place...Everyone is nice and very caring...Everything is about the well being of the animals, and it shows...The cleanliness, the food storage and preparation is all all top notch. The birds are loved not just cared for, the owners have genuine love of these creatures and do their best to make certain they are looked after to the best of their ability. I could not imagine what an undertaking this must be 24 hours per day as I only volunteer a few hours a week, but their dedication is extraordinary in every way. The cages and aviaries are spotless and beautifully designed, the birds are fed the best of everything from fresh fruit and veggies to the best seed and food money can buy. It is an honor to be a part of this establishment. Thank you for letting me be a part of it !!! Adam Passalacqua

Samantha32

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

My daughter volunteers at Pattys Parrot Palace which is how I came to know them. On our first meeting Trish introduced us personally to every single member of her flock, over 40 birds, we learnt their names, about their personalities and their particular stories. Trish and Tony open their doors and hearts, not only the birds in need but also to the people that come to help out. It is truly an amazing place ran by equally amazing people.

Tammy46

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Patty's Parrot Palace is awesome, the love, care and attention that these birds receive is absolutely beyond amazing! The birds all have different and unique personalities, it is a treat to see them in action. Especially HARLEY!!! He is the BIGGEST showoff I have ever seen, he definitely stole my heart. I tell everyone he is my boyfriend, my husband was starting to get a little jealous....lol! If my husband didn't work some night shifts he would have been mine along time ago! If you have not checked this rescue out I strongly urge you to do so they are wonderful and the birds are very blessed to have such GREAT caregivers.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

patty's parrot palace is awesome! they have so much work to be done with their house full of birds! the owners just started with one bird and they care so much that it ended up taking over their lives. thy honestly care for the well being of the birds and develop close relationships with them, because birds are so smart they have their own emotions and need love and care and at patty's they get so much more than that. As a volunteer I can honestly say that being introduced to such caring and loving people helped me, and they need ALL the help they can get to keep caring for helpless birds who can't care for themselves when incompetent owners bit off more than they can chew. Without Patty's these bird lives would be horrible, and anything anyone can do for another living thing who can do nothing for them in return deserves a little help! Patty's Parrot Palace is a lovely place and they get nothing for turning their house in to a zoo! and that's just not right.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Patty's Parrot Palace has opened up doors for the abused birds to finally have a happy, healthier and more enjoyable life. Trish has made it her purpose in life to do all that it takes to not let any birds feel neglected. She has such a big heart that goes way beyond the word compassionate. She started this non-profit in hopes to one day run her own sanctuary where the birds can fly free and feel no harm. Stepping into Trish & Tony's house (where the birds are located) all you hear is talking, laughing, whistling and the ringing bells on their toys. What better way to come to with over 40 rescue birds greeting you. I love the fact that she hasn't given up when she has already sacrificed so much to care for these birds. Trish & Tony provided volunteer hours as well which is a great opportunity for anyone. This gives everyone a chance to see how much work it takes to keep the Palace running and get knowledgeable about the rescue birds. More importantly, it shows how much Trish & Tony love what they do. Its a learning experience, just like people these rescue birds have a past and a story that may not be that great. But now that they have come in contact with Patty's Parrot Palace, they are home.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I started Patty's Parrot Palace as a way to earn my community service hours for college, and it ended up being a fantastic experience. The owners and volunteers were so welcoming and friendly. The amount of love and attention given to these rescued birds is inspiring. Of all the places I have volunteered, I have never met people as passionate about their cause, as I did with there.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I've had the pleasure of doing business with Patty's Parrot Palace and I can tell you that there is no one who in this part of Florida is more dedicated to the well being of these abandoned, neglected and re homed parrots. The time that they put into making sure these birds know they are HOME along with the wonderful volunteers that they consider extended family is amazing. Not only are the birds important but their volunteers are too! What great people and a wonderful organization to see get acknowledged for their hard work!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I first came to Patty's Parrot Palace in the summer of 2012 after stumbling into some trouble. I needed community service hours and birds sounded like an interesting experience. Little did I know, I had found a place I would continue to return to long after my required hours had been fulfilled. The dedication of Trish and Tony to helping improve the lives of their flock is truly admirable. Of course, their flock reaches well beyond the many parrots that have been saved from horrid conditions and into the lives of many young adults. They're an example that you truly can improve the world around you if you are willing to work hard enough.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Patty's Parrot Palace is more than a sanctuary for parrots, it's a beacon of humanity. The majority of the funds required to support the 49+ birds living at the shelter comes out of pocket from Trish and Tony. The love emanates through the walls of this place and you can see it in every single bird there. Trish and Tony have a special connection with the animals they care for. Birds that were considered "unmanageable" and nearly put down are now some of the friendliest birds you'll meet thanks to Trish and Tony. I am so grateful to be a small of part of this warm loving family.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Love this place! The people who run this place are angels from parrot heaven! Birds singing, dancing, laughing but most of all feeling loved. I visited the sanctuary for the possibility of placing my bird here when the time comes that I can no longer take care of her and decided I would like to be placed here! The energy is amazing, you can sense the importance of why they do this. Trish and Tony go way beyond several other non profits I know. Its definitely not about the money its about the bird and that is one of the reasons they rarely adopt out any surrendered bird. Their philosophy is they never want to see these birds re homed again. I like that as I know birds transfer owners several times within their lifetime. I would definitely suggest PPP for any and all recognition and grants that are out there...with them I know it is going to the birds (literally).

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I was looking for somewhere to volunteer for my bright future hours. I found Pattys parrot place Online, and it became far more than just volunteering. I've learned so much about interacting with birds. Trish and Tony really have a great passion for all of their birds and its always a fun, learning experience each time I go. Volunteering is not dreadful, and I enjoy helping out an organization with such an awesome purpose.

Client Served

Rating: 5

This is an amazing and exceptional organization in every way! We were looking for a parrot to adopt and found Patty's Parrot Palace on the internet. From our first communication it was clear that they love what they do. They put their heart and soul into rescuing, rehabbing and rehoming parrots and manage it all with incredible compassion, instinct, knowledge and professionalism. Their organization was spotless and a wonderful environment for birds, and it was obvious that their sanctuary birds are cherished, nurtured members of the family. I was so impressed by their enthusiastic and heartfelt dedication to the welfare of birds and recommend this organization highly.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I started volunteering here almost two years ago. It was the best experience i ever did. I didn't even think of it as community service. I truly enjoyed it and loved it. Tony and Tricia are two amazing people with amazingly bigger hearts. They give there heart soul to this organization and for those birds. Its awesome what they do for these birds to save them. Being volunteer here made me love birds and was thankful there are people like Tony and Tricia in this world to save and speak for these birds.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I started here skeptical of what I was getting in to. Not having much experience with birds I was amazed at how the Palace had them socialized and spent so much time with them. I have since finish my hours for my Bright Futures requirement but I still continue to come. They are a great group of people with a great cause...to put the bird first