Port Orchard Parrot Rescue & Sanctuary

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Our founder Phyllis Penland and her little dog Pookie!

Port Orchard Parrot Rescue & Sanctuary was founded by Phyllis Penland in 2009 to help local parrots and their people find solutions to unsustainable living situations. Since then we have helped more than one hundred families cope with the heartbreaking situations that have forced them to consider rehoming their parrots, and have found safe and loving temporary and permanent homes for the parrots with the help of our fantastic community of volunteers and adopting parronts.  

We are currently home to twelve permanent resident parrots, including five African Grey Parrots (4 Congo and 1 Timneh), three Sun Conures, two budgies, and two macaws (one Greenwing and one Blue and Gold). These birds are all in sanctuary status – meaning this (or another sanctuary) is their permanant home – and are not available for adoption.

We Are Accepting New Rescues

During the Covid-19 pandemic we lost all of our volunteer support and much of the financial support that comes from shopper donations at Port Orchard Parrots Plus. For this reason we had to put a hold on any new intakes during that time. As we all adapt to life with Covid-19, volunteers and donations have started to appear again.

Please understand that we only accept parrots from homes that are experiencing an unexpected emergency. We are not equipped to handle situations in which lifestyle choices (moving, relationship issues, etc.) are compelling an owner to rehome their parrot(s). Emergencies include death or long-term incapacitating illness of you or a family member who is the primary caregiver for the parrot(s) in question, destruction or damage to the dwelling where the parrot(s) live that prevents them from living there, job loss or cutbacks that make it impossible to care for your parrot(s), etc. If your situation falls into one of these categories, or something similar, please contact us and let us see what we can do to assist you.

Long-Term Boarding in Lieu of Rehoming

Consider boarding your parrot with us long-term rather than rehoming if you believe that your situation will return to normal at some point in the near future. We will work with you to keep costs as low as possible. Let us know what you need and we’ll do our best to help.

Adoption / Fostering

As we take in new parrots we will be looking for potential homes for them. Registered users of this website are automatically notified via email when we have new, adoptable parrots available. Providing a home can take the form of adoption (for those who are ready to make a lifelong commitment) or fostering (for those who would like to offer a temporary home).

If you are interested in becoming an adopting parront or a foster-care provider, please contact us when you receive notification of new intakes and we can discuss details at that point. In the meantime, if you have any questions about what it takes to adopt or foster our parrots, please let us know by using the chatbox on this page.