Our Release Policy
We release only well-trained, healthy, pure white
rock doves bred from white racing pigeon stock. Only
healthy, well trained, white racing pigeons have the
strength and homing ability to find their way home quickly
We will only use doves which have been permanently
leg-banded. If one of our birds is found, our
dove's permanent leg-band contains information identifying
its breeder so that the breeder can be notified. We promise
to make every effort to retrieve our lost dove.
We ensure that every event has at least one experienced
and knowledgeable release coordinator present. Our
coordinator will ensure that our doves are handled safely
and that the presentation and display are done in a professional
manner. To ensure a successful dove release, a release
coordinator must be there to make it happen.
We ensure that the release coordinator/s will
wear appropriate attire, are always reliable, professional
and courteous and will arrive early to your event.
We guarantee to return all fees paid when an event
must be cancelled due to acts of God.
We ensure the safety of our doves by only releasing
them only at outside events and in good weather. Our
doves know how to fly home but they don't know how to
exit a building so they must be released outside. Inclement
weather causes doves to stop along the way where they
are at risk from a variety of predators.
We promise to release doves with adequate time
before sunset to give the doves an opportunity to safely
fly home. Doves need daylight time to fly home.
Spending the night away from home puts them at risk from
predation and causes them to become hungry and thirsty
which can further delay their return.
We ensure the doves' safety during transportation
to the event. Doves will be transported to
the event in boxes or cages which provide for the doves'
safety and comfort and are designed for that purpose.
The release coordinator will take personal responsibility
for the doves' well being.
Doves will be released from locations where they
can easily and comfortably fly home. We only
release doves in Northern Virginia and Washington D.C.