Winged Wishes Sent Up Above Policy

The safety of our birds is very important to us, therefore we have adopted the following principles to ensure that our birds arrive home to our loft safely.


  • Doves are not able to navigate at night.  Therefore, the release must be scheduled to allow adequate time to get home before dark.  Within the Southern Maryland Area this is generally Two Hours before sunset.  We can calculate the latest possible time from your event location, based on the date of your event.

  • We will NOT release our doves indoors

  • We will NOT release our doves in inclement weather, such as heavy fog, rain, snow, high winds or storms.  We also look at weather ahead two hours after the release time.  If they are calling for bad weather that my birds have to fly into to return home we will not release the birds

  • We will NOT ship our birds for self-releases.

  • We ensure that every event has at least one knowledgeable release coordinator present at all-time until the doves have all been released

Other Terms and conditions

  • A 50% deposit is required with return of contract to hold your event date.  Deposits are non-refundable, except if cancelled due to poor weather conditions.

  • Balance is due a full 2 weeks prior to the event.

  • Payment is accepted in the form of a Check, Money Order, Credit Card or Cash

  • Returned checks are subject to a $35 NSF fee.

  • Delays past the scheduled release time are subject to a fee of $50 per hour

  • Our service area covers approximately 50 miles from the birds home loft in La Plata, MD

  • Agreement is subject to weather conditions allowing birds to arrive home safely.  Payment is 100% refundable if we determine in advance to our departure that the release is not possible.  Sudden weather conditions that prohibit a release after our arrival will result in a $50 fee for time and travel.  If a release is not possible, we may be able to offer a substitute service, such as a dove display.

Deborah Hanson


Cell: 240-210-6124

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