White Dove Releases
For Any Occasion
The release of pure white doves will memorialize almost any event. The sight of these beautiful white birds taking to the air is an experience that will be remembered for a lifetime. A dove release may be given for just about any occasion, even in lieu of (or addition to) flowers and packaged gifts.
In Judaism and Christianity, a white dove is generally a sign for peace. The Hebrew Bible describes a story in which a dove was released by Noah after the Great Flood in order to find land. The dove came back carrying an olive branch in its beak, telling Noah that the Great Flood had receded and there was land once again for Man. (Genesis 8:11).
The motif can also represent "hope for peace" and even a peace offering from one person to another, as in the phrase "extend an olive branch". Often, the dove is represented as still in flight to remind the viewer of its role as messenger
The dove is a peace symbol among many cultures and beliefs. Legend from these cultures shows the dove representing peace and honor. Egyptians were the first to consider the dove a symbol of peace. Japanese use the dove as a symbol to the end of war and the continuing peace. Armed with a quiver of feathers and riding a dove Kamadeva was the Hindu god of love. Venus and Aphrodite kept sacred doves; doves draw Aphrodite’s chariot. Christianity was next to symbolize the dove with peace. The Bible referred to doves over 80 times in its pages. A dove returned to Noah carrying the famed olive branch. In Islam a dove symbolizes the divine. Some Native American cultures believe that the spirit of the recently deceased take the form of a dove. Picasso created the symbol of the newly formed World Peace Congress by using a white dove, the dove of peace.
Our members are devoted to their birds and dedicated to presenting professional white dove releases. We look forward to working with you to help present an event of a lifetime! Many hours go into their training ensuring that when released from a site they will return home. Our birds live and love to fly! Our Care Page has more information on how we raise and care for our birds.
A Homing Pigeon lives and loves to fly! The wild rock pigeon has a natural homing ability and will return to its own nest and its own mate. This has made it relatively easy to breed birds that have repeatedly found their way home over very long distances. The birds have been recorded on flights as long as 1,100 mi (1,800 km) in pigeon racing. Their average flying speed over a distance of 500 miles is about 50 mph (80 km/h), but speeds of up to 110 mph (177 km/hr) have been observed in top racers for short distances (100 miles).
Please Note: The smaller Ringneck Doves should never be released as they will almost certainly perish. They have little homing ability and are not suitable to surviving in the wild. Visit the American Dove Association for more information. Instead, pure white Homing Pigeons are trained and used for white dove releases. These beautiful white birds are a domestic pigeon derived from the Rock Dove (Columba Livia Domestica) and are selectively bred for returning home over long distances.
The actual Dove Release area served is varied due to terrain and the dove handlers discretion.
PWDRA members are devoted to their birds and to providing
professional white dove releases. Not only are the releases beautiful, white
dove releases are actually environmentally friendly!
We release ony Homing Pigeons, one of the larger birds in the Dove Family. Check out the information at the ADA on releasing doves!
Thinking of releasing balloons? Please think again. Although balloons are beautiful as they sail away on the slightest breeze... but then what? They turn into litter! Not only do they end up as unsightly garbage, they are actually dangerous. Both wildlife and pets can ingest, or become tangled in, balloons causing a slow and needless death. Please visit BalloonsBlow.org for more information.