Animal safety alert! To ensure that you are purchasing trained birds that are capable of returning home there are two simple steps: 1. Make sure your doves are being delivered to you day of service in person, by company personnel (Not being mailed through post office from out of state !!! ) 2. Ask for local funeral home references that are within the 50 mile radius of your release location. We hope this helps in choosing a company that has the bird's best interest in mind while providing you with a professional dove release.