Local Information

We ONLY work with doves and pigeons!

Sand Springs, OK

Olive’s Place is currently at capacity and not accepting new birds. 

We do not have space to add more birds right now, but the sanctuary is always running to care for our permanent residents. Extremely limited placements are reserved for special situations such as elderly or disabled birds, which will be considered on a case-by-case basis. 

View our Bird Help Basics page for detailed information about common situations doves and pigeons are found in.  This page covers the vast majority of questions people ask, and includes suggestions about how to find other resources and rescues.  

* We do not have volunteers to catch or transport birds.

* We currently do not have referral suggestions for other local resources, so encourage you to continue searching for other help.


We are happy to provide advice and answer behavior, diet, and wellness questions to anyone willing to learn and make improvements for their birds.  Guides to care can be found here: DOVES /// PIGEONS 

Adoption requirements are here: ADOPTION 

Olive's Place is not currently accepting pet surrenders.  Exceptions will be considered for elderly or disabled doves/pigeons.  If you want to include Olive's Place in your estate planning to pre-arrange placement for your pet doves/pigeons, contact us to discuss your pets and see if we can reserve future space.  When requesting a pet surrender, please expedite the process by sending photos and listing all information you have about the bird (age, gender, health conditions, known history, etc.)  When rehoming a pet, please do due diligence, ask questions, and thoroughly investigate potential homes.  If Olive's Place connects you with another resource, please be aware that we do not endorse or certify any potential homes or other rescues, and it is up to the owner to determine safe placement.

Other Policies

Unless you have an explicit written agreement otherwise with Olive's Place, placing birds into our care transfers responsibility and guardianship/ownership of the birds to Olive's Place.  We reserve the sole right to make all decisions for the health and safety of the birds, including but not limited to: housing, diet, vet care, and future transfers.  In the case of injured adult wildlife, we may ask permission to re-release the bird back to the location at which they were found.  We encourage finders to follow our social media pages for updates.  Olive's Place complies with all state and federal regulations.  Please be aware that wildlife is illegal for unlicensed individuals to possess unless en route to place the animal in licensed care.  

What We Don't Do

Olive's Place is not trained, licensed, or equipped to work with species other than pigeons/doves, under any circumstances - and do not have the resources to reply to messages about other animals.  We are unable to search for and catch birds, or transport rescues from far away.  We do not remove "nuisance" animals.  We do not investigate cruelty and neglect situations.  We do not purchase, sell, ship, or breed birds.  Olive's Place is an independent entity and not affiliated formally with other organizations or individuals. We do not receive public funding, and are not employed by any agency.  We work solely on behalf of the birds we serve.


View the Bird Help Basics page for answers to most common pigeon/dove issues before emailing.  If that page doesn't answer your question, send a photo of the bird along with a detailed explanation of the situation to: