Wings Over Iowa, LLC


White Dove Release


International White Dove Society

Wings Over Iowa is a member of the International White Dove Society and adheres to the following:


Professional Standards

Rules of Release

  1. We release only well trained, well cared for WHITE DOVES from white racing pigeon stock. These are also known as Rock Doves or Columba livia.  Under no circumstance are other types of doves ever released, although other types may be used for display.
  2. We only release doves out-of-doors during daylight hours.
  3. We never release birds if the conditions become unsafe due to weather or unforeseen circumstances. 
  4. We will not release birds beyond a range that they are able to safely fly.
  5. We use only well trained birds for releases.
  6. While birds are being held for display, we assure that they are in baskets that are large enough to be comfortable and safe.  The baskets or cages will be kept in safe areas, not too hot or too cold.
  7. We never ship birds for self release.

Standards of Care

  1. As a member of the International White Dove Society, we are knowledgeable in the care and training of white doves. 
  2. Our lofts are not over crowded or unsanitary.
  3. Our birds are wormed regularly and checked for lice and treated if necessary.  Vaccinations are recommended, although not required. 
  4. Our birds are always well fed and provided with fresh water at all times. 

Code of Conduct

  1. We will answer any inquiries from clients professional and quickly.  If we cannot do a release, we will recommend your to other members of the International White Dove Society if available.
  2. We will arrive on time for our engagements, and we will be dressed professionally. 
  3. All displays and releases will be professional. 
  4. If a release has to be cancelled due to weather or other circumstances that are not caused by the customer, monies and deposits will be returned in a fair way.  Ask us about our particular policy.
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