What happens to the doves when they are released ?

Our white doves are specially bred and trained to return to the comfort and safety of their home loft when they are released. They will usually circle the release area for a few minutes to gain their bearings before returning home.



How do they know where “Home” is ?

Nobody really know. A healthy and well-trained dove appears to use many senses to “navigate”. Although not clearly understood, their ability depends on breeding, good health and extensive training by a knowledgeable handler.



Do all doves know how to fly home?

No! Turtledoves (also referred to sometimes as ring necks or mourning doves) purchased at many pet stores are poor flyers and should never be released into the wild. These birds have no “homing” ability. The birds Keene Dove Release use are expensive and require experienced handlers.



Will the birds make a mess?

Just like human athletes, our birds have a special diet before big events so they can perform at top levels without “messing up”. We make every effort possible to control the mess factor.



When will the birds be released?

This is entirely up to you. When planning your event, we will consult with you as to the time and location of your release. There can be a lot of creativity in the timing and location of your release .



What time of day is best for a dove release?

The specific time of day is flexible, but we never release birds less than one hour prior to sunset. This provides ample time for the birds to make the trip home in daylight.



What if it rains on the day of our event?

Adverse weather conditions can result in the cancellation of a dove release. We cannot jeopardize the health and well-being of our doves. A more detailed explanation regarding conditions of cancellation is available in our release policy.



How do I book a Keene Dove Release “Custom Dove Release”?

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