Please Note
In order to adopt a parrot or exotic bird from Northeast Avian Rescue, you must first fill out an adoption application.

No adoptions will be considered without having an adoption application on file.

NEAR receives upward of ten or more adoption applications per day. The applications are panel-reviewed weekly. It may be an extended period of time before we contact you.

We reserve the right to refuse any application, for any reason, at our sole discretion. Our one and only concern is to provide the best possible homes for the animals in our care.

The shelter is open BY APPOINTMENT ONLY. We are not open for walk-ins.

Please ensure you can receive email from adopt@rescueparrots.org. If you think you should have heard from us, but haven't, be sure to Check your spam folder.

Personal Information

First, we need to collect a little bit of information so that a NEAR representative can contact you:

Depending on the type of bird you're interested in, there are varying levels of experience required. In order to ensure the best possible outcome for all of our adoptions, NEAR reserves the right to refuse any adoption for any reason.

Our goal is to match families with our wonderful birds -- we want to find reasons to complete adoptions, not refuse them! We will do everything possible to make the right match, but remember at the end of the day it's often the bird that picks the person, not the other way around!

Please provide as much detail as possible on the open-ended questions listed below:

What kind of bird(s) are you looking for?
Please give us an idea of the types of birds you're interested in. Specific breeds or types of birds can be helpful. If you don't know for sure, list a few that you think you'd like to meet. NEAR generally has birds of all shapes and sizes, from finches to macaws!


Please read the following acknowledgements carefully.  Each one is required.  If you have questions, email us at webmaster@rescueparrots.org

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Please Note
In order to adopt from NEAR, you must first fill out an adoption application.

No adoptions will be considered without an adoption application on file.

During busy times, it may take a few days for us to get back to you. If you are concerned about your application, please feel free to call our hotline at (518) 708-6091.

NOTE: Email responses will come from adopt@rescueparrots.org. If you don't receive a response, please make sure you check your spam folder!