Success Stories

Some of our feathered friends come to the Refuge as companions looking to find a true connection, whether human or bird. Read about residents who were welcomed to new homes.



Interested in providing a forever home for a bird? Visit our adoption page to learn how you can be a part of this wonderful experience.


You Can Help

There are countless ways for you to become involved with homeless parrots. Help support our cause by making a donation or learning how you can become a volunteer!



A Refuge for Saving the Wildlife is a no-kill parrot rescue, rehabilitation, education and adoption shelter. We provide a safe place for parrots that have to be re-homed due to unfortunate situations that sometimes arise. Most of them were loved dearly and cared for, and when that was no longer possible, their companion-people did the most selfless act of kindness in finding them a good home.

We work together with other parrot groups to eliminate the need for rescues. Until then, we will provide temporary housing and care for any and all Psittacine birds (not including those with fatal and/or contagious diseases); educate the public about the proper care of exotic birds; and locate healthy, happy, and nurturing homes for those that are eligible.

The Refuge is established with the Internal Revenue Service as a 501(c)3 charitable corporation. We are licensed by the Illinois Department of Agriculture, Bureau of Animal Welfare to provide for adoptions. We are also a member of the Society of Animal Welfare Administrators.

Please note: We do NOT handle anything other than PARROTS, if you have found sick/injured wildlife, click here to find a licensed wildlife rehabilitator.

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Learn About Our Adoption Process

Are you interested in adopting? Read through our adoption process to learn how!

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What's New at the Refuge?

See what has been happening here around A Refuge for Saving the Wildlife! To read more news, Click Here!

Feel the Burn for the Birds

Feel the Burn for the Birds!

Join us on October 7th with Orangetheory Fitness! Orangetheory Fitness is donating their studio, trainer, and heartrate monitors for the day, and all proceeds are going to the Refuge. We just need the people!

Saturday, October 7, 2017 from 1:30pm - 2:30pm

3101 Dundee Rd, Northbrook, IL 60062

More Information:
Cost: $20 for 1 hour class

Attire: Workout gear, including gym shoes
*Please arrive at 1pm for orientation if you have never attended a class at Orangetheory Fitness before!

Sign Up Info:
To sign up for the class:

Option 1) Go here and use a credit card to pay and sign up (please put your name and Orangetheory class in the comment section).

Option 2) Send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and pay cash at the door.
Space is limited, so don't delay! Sign up today!

Must sign up by October 6th!

What is Orangetheory Fitness?
"Orangetheory is a 1 hour, full body workout, focused on training Endurance, Strength and/or Power. We use Heart Rate Based Interval Training, which burns more calories post workout than a traditional exercise. When wearing our Heart Rate Monitors, your real time results are displayed on large screens throughout the studio. Intensity is based on your individual Heart Rate zones, making the workout effective for all fitness levels. To top it off, our fitness coaches lead the workout to prevent you from over or under training."

Learn more about Orangetheory Fitness!

We hope to see you there!

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