Pet of the Week – Paloma

Paloma means dove in Spanish, but I am a homing pigeon. Somehow I got all mixed up, and I couldn’t find my way home. Will you take me to your home?

If you’d like to stop by and meet me, I’m the very pretty white and gray pigeon at the County shelter in Carlsbad. My animal identification number is A1644966 and OK, you probably won’t need that. I’m the only pigeon there!

Stop by 2481 Palomar Airport Road and see if you’d like to adopt me. The fee is just $2. For more information, visit or call (619) 767-2675.  


Tracy DeFore is a communications specialist with the County of San Diego Communications Office. Contact