Adoption Application

Thank you for your interest in the St. Louis Avian Rescue. We are a volunteer-based organization and so it can take up to two weeks to process your application.
Once submitted, our adoption team will reach out in the next few days to confirm confirmation of your application, ask any follow up questions and to go over next steps. Due to the number of applications received, we are not able to call applicants. Email is our contact method. Applicants are responsible for monitoring these emails.
If you do not receive an email from us, please check your SPAM folder.
Note: Incomplete or ridiculous applications will be denied out of hand, with or without notification of the applicant. Please ensure all questions are answered to the best of your ability. Due to the volume of applications received, it is not feasible to reach out asking for information regarding incomplete applications.

If you have not heard from us, please email adopt@staravian.org for updates on your application.




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Contact Information

Due to the number of applications received, we are not able to call applicants. Email is our contact method. Applicants are responsible for monitoring these emails.


Residential Information



If you do not own the home, complete contact information for the landlord or owner of the home is required (including name & phone number). Incomplete applications will not be processed.

Family Demographics



If no, please stop filling out this application. Home checks are a necessary part of our application process.

Bird Knowledge

Employment Information

Potential Bird Information

Future Planning

Birds live a long time. Cats may live 20 years, and dogs might not live more than 10-15 years, but large birds can live 50/70 years. Even smaller birds generally live 20-40 years. Caring for a bird is often a life-long responsibility that should not be entered into lightly, or without planning for their future.

Current Bird Information

Current Other Pet Information

Avian Veterinarian Information

Complete Veterinarian contact information required. Incomplete applications will not be processed. If you do not currently have an avian vet simply notate "n/a".

General Veterinarian Information (Other Pets)

Complete Veterinarian contact information required. Incomplete applications will not be processed. If you do not currently have a veterinarian simply notate "n/a."
If you use multiple vets for different animals, notate this as well.

VETERINARY INFORMATION RELEASE:

I hereby authorize the release of ALL medical records pertaining to the listed animal(s) to representatives of St. Louis Avian Rescue (STAR).

PLEASE READ CAREFULLY.

This is not meant to intimidate you nor to cast a negative light on exotic birds. Rescued birds are no more and no less likely to behave in an aggressive or unpredictable manner than any others. But, Saint Louis Avian Rescue wants to make you aware of possibilities when working with them.

The birds that Saint Louis Avian Rescue place have been surrendered, abandoned, or in some way displaced. They may have been abused or neglected. There may only be limited information available regarding their previous environment. STAR will share with you what information we have. There will be an adjustment period. Remember to be patient, consistent, and understanding.

Avian medicine is a relatively new discipline. It is possible for a bird to be a carrier of, or infected with, a disease that is undetectable with the current tests and tools available today. Therefore, you should quarantine any bird new to your flock. We recommend a period of at least 30 days – 90 would be even better.

If a bird is placed with you, you will be responsible for providing appropriate food, water, and loving attention. Many parrots have an extremely long life expectancy. Please think carefully about this. Are you ready to make this commitment?

I certify that I have never been charged with nor convicted of domestic abuse/violence, assault, animal cruelty, animal abuse or neglect in Missouri or any other state. I certify that no one in the household where this bird would reside has been charged with nor convicted of domestic abuse/violence, assault, animal cruelty, animal abuse or neglect in Missouri or any other state.

Signature Instructions: Use your mouse to sign your name by clicking and holding it down as you write if not using a touchscreen device.


Thank you for your interest in the St. Louis Avian Rescue. We are a volunteer-based organization and so it can take up to two weeks to process your application. Our adoption team will generally reach out in the next few days to confirm confirmation of your application, ask any follow up questions and to go over next steps.
If you do not receive an email from us, please check your SPAM folder.

We reserve the right to refuse any application, for any reason, at our sole discretion, with or without notification to the applicant. Incomplete or ridiculous applications will be denied out of hand, without notification to the applicant