Serving the Greater Seattle and Puget Sound Area
Frequently Asked Questions
Questions and Answers
Each time our doves are released at an event we cannot help but get an emotional feeling watching our doves soar into the heavens, doing what generations before them have been trained to do.
Where do the doves go when released? The doves have been trained to return to their home loft. People often ask if all doves will fly home. NO. Only those that have been properly bred with the homing instinct and correctly trained. NEVER release doves that have not been trained to return home. Pet store birds or Turtle Doves should never be released because they cannot be trained to return home.
How do Release Doves know where home is? Nobody really knows. But a well-trained dove can navigate hundreds of miles to find their way home. There are documented flights of over one thousand miles. But most white dove release businesses keep within about fifty to one hundred miles from home.
Will they make a mess at the ceremony? It cannot be guaranteed, but birds usually do not defecate when flying so the chances are slim. Furthermore, the birds usually have a special diet before big events so they can perform at top levels without messing up.
When will the birds be released? This is entirely up to you! There can be a lot of creativity in the timing and location of your release. Discuss this with the release coordinater so we can plan the event perfectly. We never release birds close to sunset or after dark. They must have time to fly home before sunset.
What if it rains on the day of our ceremony? For 'Acts of God' such as rain, snow, high winds or other adverse situations, we reserve the right to cancel the dove release. We will not jeopardize the health and well being of our beloved doves. In this event all deposits are fully refundable.
Please contact us with any questions so we can help make your special day unforgettable.