BIRD PLACEMENT PROGRAM, INC. (BPP)

Parrot Rescue

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PARROTS OF THE MONTH

BPP feels all species of birds and parrots are worthy of special homes.

BEING A FOSTER HOME TO SOME OF THE PARROTS IN OUR CARE

BPP is in need of foster homes.  You must go through an interview, fill out some paperwork, and be subject to home checks.  You must live in or near Medina, Ohio, have prior parrot experience and be very patient and caring to these birds.  Foster people do not own the birds nor are they allow to place the birds.  More detailed information is available by contacting us at  birdrescue5@hotmail.com   .

BPP'S APPLICATION AND INTERVIEW PROCESS

BPP's application is NOT on the Internet due to the large number of inquiries we receive. Our email interview will explain our process prior to your being offered an application. Not everyone may qualify to adopt a parrot from our organization.

BPP reserves the right to adopt parrots out to the person, in our opinion, we feel is the "most experienced in parrot care" as pertains to the specific parrot species in question.

Your questions are welcome after your interview has been completed. We try to be very clear so that there are no misunderstandings on how our adoption process works. 

ADOPTION DONATION

Expect an application fee (one time) and an applicable adoption donation. Most birds go with their cages & toys. Extra used cages, toys, stands, and carriers are available too. Donations for these items help us feed the birds we are holding for placement.

 I ALWAYS WANTED A PARROT"

Since some parrots BPP gets in are older and come in with their "quirks", BPP 's policy is to adopt parrots out to experienced parrot owners only. Since we do not know you and this is the Internet, BPP may require you to supply us with a copy of a parrot ownership receipt, if you wish to complete BPP's adoption process.

"WHAT ARE BPP'S ADOPTION QUALIFICATIONS TO ADOPT A PARROT?"

1) You may be asked to supply us with a proof of your ownership of a Parrot. (inquire)

2) Veterinary assistants "may" qualify without a proof receipt.  We can discuss....

4) COCKATOOS or AMAZONS: Are the most difficult of parrot species to find homes for. Usually one must own a Cockatoo or an Amazon now or in the recent past in order to qualify to adopt one from BPP. (These can be difficult species of parrots to deal with.) Other qualifications may apply. In some cases, just proof of large parrot ownership is sufficient instead of proof of the same species ownership. It depends on the particular parrot's personality that we have available. BPP's "proof receipt rule" especially applies for these two species.

5) One must be over l8 years of age to adopt a parrot/bird from BPP. A parent must contact us instead of their child if they wish to adopt a bird from us.


"WHAT PERSONALITY OF BIRDS DOES BPP GET IN?"

It varies. BPP does get in "some" tame, friendly birds. However some of the parrots and conures BPP gets in are older, need handling, may bite, may be loud, may not be handleable, and require a really patient person to work with them. These birds may have their "quirks" and do not make good pets for the fairly new bird owner, for families with small children, or for someone looking for the "perfect" pet parrot. Our adopter must have valid experience in owning a similar species that one will be applying for.



"HOW DO I APPLY TO ADOPT A BIRD FROM BPP?"

Email us to start your 2 email interviews. Our "form emails" will explain our exact process to you.

EXAMPLES OF POSSIBLY NOT QUALIFYING TO ADOPT A LARGE PARROT OR CONURE FROM BPP

Example: If you own no birds -- or just a cockatiel now (possibly denied)

Example: If your family "owned a parrot when you were a child" or "a relative owns a parrot", but you don't. This is not considered "recent ownership of a parrot" -- plus the bird belonged to someone else/an adult, who was responsible for the parrot's vet care, etc. (denied)

Example: If you KNOW you do not qualify for a parrot after reading this page, but you email and HARASS us to change BPP's policies "just for you" because you still feel BPP "owes" you a rescue bird because of whatever reasons. (denied).

(We apologize, but BPP needs these rules for the sake of the birds in our care.  BPP's "job" is to place the rescue birds we are responsible for into what we feel is the best permanent home we can find -- in order to avoid having to "re-home" the bird because an inexperienced person did not realize some of the possible annoying quirks an older parrot may have.

"I WANT TO ADOPT A COCKATIEL OR A SMALLER BIRD"

Cockatiels make the BEST pets for first time bird owners or for families. 

OUR PROCESS

BPP would like to get to know you and would like to hear about your own birds. All info will be explained to you in sequence during our "form emails".   BPP will give you all the info we know about the bird you are interested in so you can make the decision if this is the bird for you or not. We will tell you the bird's "quirks" if it has any and answer any question you have..

OTHERS MAY BE APPLYING

It is possible that BPP is interviewing several people who are interested in the same bird. If everyone has been approved, BPP makes all final decisions on placing birds. If you have been approved, but miss out on your first choice, please be patient. New rescues are always coming in later for your consideration.

BPP's PRIVACY POLICY:

BPP totally respects our Clients' and Adopters' privacy. All personal information you supply us is for our file use only and will NOT be distributed to any other Client, Adopter or third party. BPP just needs to make sure we are able to match up the right person with the right bird.

Our email interview will explain our policies to you in detail. If you disagree with BPP's adoption policies after going thru our last interview, please check out other Bird Rescue Organizations. BPP's policies apply to ALL tentative applicants.

WHO WE ARE

BIRD PLACEMENT PROGRAM INC. Parrot Rescue (BPP) is a nonprofit parrot rescue established in January of 1987. We are probably the first bird rescue organization in the USA. Our main headquarters are in Medina, and Brunswick, Ohio. We are a "no kill" bird rescue organization. Our web site at www.birdrescue.com offers educational bird care information and an online bird magazine called "WingSpan".

BPP does not refuse the little birds, as we are aware that these are the "throwaway" species of pet birds. They need homes too.  We do limit the number of birds we take in at one time to make sure every bird in our care receives daily one-on-one attention and love.


ADOPTERS MUST AGREE TO BPP's ADOPTION CONTRACT CONDITIONS

These conditions are noted in BPP's Adoption contract as follows: BPP does not allow you to breed, transfer, or sell any parrot that goes through our organization. You will sign an Adoption Contract which is a legal document. Birds under BPP's contracts insure that they are NOT to be used for breeding or sold or given away indiscriminately. Leg bands are NOT to be removed from the bird's leg unless we are contacted first by the vet and you the adopter agrees to pay for a microchip registering the bird to BPP only. If a parrot does not work out for you, you must return the bird to us. We do this to insure that our rescues are not left homeless at a later date. Donations cannot be refunded.

BPP's management branches are located in Medina, and Brunswick, Ohio. To reach Bird Placement Program, you must contact us using the contact number noted below.

BPP does not ship birds to you, nor do we meet you part way for drop-off.
Contact BPP's interviewers for more info:

Dottie at birdrescue5@hotmail.com  

We have revised our bird adoption residence radius to 350 miles from Cleveland, Ohio, as long as we have a volunteer who can drive to your home to do a pre and post-home check after your adoption has gone through. Inquire. Basically you must reside close to the state of Ohio. No out-of-residence-area "vacation pickups" will be considered for adopting.

We thank you for contacting BPP, but please be aware that just because you contact us, you are not automatically guaranteed a bird from BPP. BPP's Board of Directors reserves the right to amend any adoption qualification/decision at any time

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IF YOU ARE CONSIDERING DONATING YOUR BIRD TO BPP ... BIRD SPECIES WE TAKE IN

BPP takes in Finches to Macaws, also Toucans and Mynahs.  BPP DOES NOT take in or place: doves, swans, peacocks, pigeons, farm birds or wild birds.

BPP will accept birds from all over the US. However, it is your responsibility to drive your bird to us in Ohio. BPP needs detailed info about the bird/parrot you need to place with us. Our bird transfer branches are located in Medina and Brunswick, Ohio -- only.

Accepting a bird depends on available housing space at the time. Sometimes there is a waiting list for us to accept your bird as we have to rely on our foster persons' time and space availability too.  We make sure our foster people have plenty of time available to give each bird lots of attention and love.

BPP's adoption contract insures control over the best interest of the birds and helps guarantee that all birds will have forever, wonderful and safe homes. We make this promise to former owners when they turn birds over to us -- and we take that promise seriously.

Contact Dottie birdrescue5@hotmail.com    for more details. Also visit our web page at www.birdrescue.com/placing.htm for more details.

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FUNDING FOR BPP

BPP receives NO funding of any kind. We rely heavily on our staff and the general public to help support our cause. For a list of items the birds need, go to our website at www.birdrescue.com/sponsor.htm .


If you wish to be so kind as to consider sending BPP a donation, please send it to:

Bird Placement Program
PO Box 183
Medina, Ohio 44258-0183

THANK YOU FOR READING THIS FAR!

P L E A S E read our information and check out our website carefully so that there are no misunderstandings. We sincerely thank and congratulate all the good people who would rather consider an unwanted rescue bird over a breeder or pet shop bird. Please understand that not everyone may qualify to adopt a parrot from our organization. We hope you fit BPP's qualifications. 




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