About Us


Olive's Place Dove & Pigeon Sanctuary Inc is a 501c3 nonprofit.   Our home for pigeons and doves in need is funded via original fine art paintings and supporter donations. 

Contact: canvasdove@gmail.com - Please look on the website for answers before contacting.  Our information pages cover the majority of questions people ask, and this page contains links to direct you to all topics the website covers. 


Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/olivesplacesanctuary/

Instagram: @olives_place

I found a bird. What do I do?

Visit the Bird Help Basics page for information about common situations doves and pigeons are found in, and how to locate help in your area.  We are currently closed to new intakes.

Sanctuary History

Founder/director Ashley has a life-long love for birds, and was enamored with street pigeons as a kid.   As an adult looking for a way to give back, she interned at Farm Sanctuary to learn about caring for birds in a sanctuary setting.  She then volunteered as a wildlife rehabilitator.  One day a fallen dove nest with a newly hatched chick arrived - named Olive (and another egg about to hatch - her brother Trevor).  While Trevor grew up healthy, Olive had lingering problems and did not survive.  Olive's Place is named in her memory. 

As Ashley continued to work with wildlife, she saw a gap in the animal rescue community.  While dogs and cats have shelters and government-funded resources, birds have far fewer options.  Pigeons and doves are often left out of farmed animal sanctuaries and parrot-centered bird rescues, and they don't always get help via wildlife rehab.  These birds deserve resources, so Olive's Place was hatched!  The sanctuary was founded in 2014 and became a 501c3 nonprofit in 2019.



Olive's Place was founded to give a chance at life to injured wild pigeons - providing a safe haven so that being disabled or un-releasable wouldn't be a death sentence.  Pigeons are descended from domesticated birds and thrive in captivity with an aviary flock environment if given ample space.  They are incredibly resilient and cope well with disabilities when provided modifications.  Every bird here is treated as an important individual, and receives personalized attention and a high standard of care.  While there are more birds in need than we have the capacity to take in, we have committed to offering the best quality of life possible, providing our flock with plenty of space, clean enclosures, good food, and medical care.  We will always help as many birds as we can, while maintaining sustainability.

Can people visit the sanctuary?

Olive's Place is operated for the well-being of the birds who live here. As a sanctuary and private residence, it is NOT open to the public. 

How can someone help?

Buy Art / Help Birds - shop our online art gallery!

Donate directly -  paypal.me/olivesplacesanctuary

Amazon - Choose Olive's Place Dove and Pigeon Sanctuary Inc as your automatic Amazonsmile charity.  Shopping works the same and it's free to add!  Shop to support here:  https://smile.amazon.com/ch/84-1874052

Learn more about what the sanctuary needs and view our How You Can Help page 

Where can I see/purchase artwork?

Shop the Online Gallery page or visit the Art Information page for further details.