It is obvious that Ken’s work is a true “labor of love.” I have been deeply moved by the sensitivity and generosity of spirit that he demonstrates as he serves his clients, whether they be loved ones grieving a loss or celebrating a marriage. It has been a joy to work with Ken over the past two years...…..and to employ him for my mother-in-law’s funeral. His dove release at the end of her service was the uplifting highlight of the day. I cannot think of a better person to add that special moment to any important life passage. He has truly found his calling and is creating a beautiful ministry to all of us here in western Pennsylvania.
- Susan T
Thank you to Ken Haselrig for his participation in my daughter’s wedding with the dove release. It was a very special finale to the church service. Your presentation and assistance with handling the doves was a wonderful addition to the wedding and is very much appreciated.
- Patrick Z
You released doves at my Dad's funeral. It was a special thing and your service was impeccable. We really appreciated the time and effort you put into this. I loved the trinity release. It was so worth the small amount we paid you. If anyone out there is looking for this kind of service for any occasion, I recommend them highly.
Ken does an absolutely WONDERFUL job with our participants at our Day Center for the elderly. They always anticipate his visits & love gently touching the birds. His two dogs are very friendly, lovable, and great with all types of people. Ken educates us with stories about the birds or facts we would have never known. The entire experience with Ken and his animals is truly one to be had!
We had two separate dove releases at our October 21, 2017, wedding...one in memory of our son and then, later in the ceremony, my husband and I each released one at the same time in recognition of our union. Ken Haselrig is a class act in this business. His dove cart was charming and professional but not overdone and blended perfectly into our outdoor setting. Along with being approachable and friendly, his presence at our ceremony was completely unobtrusive and the transitions to and from the releases were seamless. When other companies refused us for being too far away or too late in the evening or too late in the season, Dovecote went out of its way to help us bring this unique and very sentimental element to our event.
We all enjoyed the Dove Release at our Family Reunion in Honor all who had past on before us. We had a Dove for each family that lost a family member and the eldest of that family released the doves. It was magnificent! we all were touched. Ken was Great to work with! His presentation and beautiful White Doves were worth this very special memory we behold. Thank you, Dovecote!
I can't say enough about the wonderful connection Ken has with our residents. Having the therapy dove monthly and Ken's expertise in working with our dementia residents is amazing to watch. We are blessed to have you!
- Aimi, Vincentian Marian Manor
Dovecote did an amazing job at our Memorial 5k in memory of my daughter. He got the whole family involved with this special occasion. I highly recommend them!
Thank you, Ken, for being a great educator and lover of doves. Ken did a wonderful job educating our staff and consumers. He was patient, kind and entertaining. I would recommend his services to anyone.
Ken saved my husband’s funeral service and did a magnificent job honoring my husband’s memorial! We will be forever grateful and thank Ken for being such a kind and caring person! The release of the Doves was spectacular! Thank You again Ken!
We had Ken at our building for a dove release for a memorial service. It was so beautiful. I highly recommend Ken.
Ken, thank you so much you made our wedding so special. Ken goes beyond to make sure every detail is perfect. He is a beautiful soul and I feel blessed to now call him our friend.
The service provided was Amazing!! The music choice and the reading and scripture verse were excellent choices!! I definitely will utilize Dovecote services in the future!!!!!!!
I would recommend Ken and his doves to anyone looking for such an event.
Our residents absolutely LOVE having Ken and the pigeon releases. We have used his services for our annual Memorial Service and also had the pleasure of seeing the War Heros program. We already have booked return visits for several of our facilities and have had inquiries from other facilities about this wonderful program. KUDOS!
My residents loved Ken, his doves and his presentation. Ken was very engaging and enthusiastic and the residents could not get enough! I heard things from residents like, "That was an extremely interesting program!" and "We want to have him back again!" The program was very interactive allowing the residents to pet the doves and ask questions! I will surely be recommending Ken to our other activities coordinators!
Beatty Pointe Village
Independent Living Residence
I work in a memory care facility and our residents are extremely important to us so everything we do is for the moment. Our residents rarely remember what we did an hour ago.
Ken was here at 2:00 pm and ... He was wonderful, absolutely wonderful. Around 5:30 pm ... a gentleman came in and began to thank me for the interesting program that we had earlier that day. He said it was one of the best programs that he ever sat through, and wanted to know if Ken was coming back. I assured him that Ken would be back. Our resident was a soldier who fought in Germany and served under General Dwight D. Eisenhower. Our resident retired as a Coronel. Ken told us the World War II story of the carrier pigeons. Our resident was elated to hear the story that he had been a part of.
I thank you, Ken, for the wonderful program. AND ... I look to seeing you and your program when you come back next month.
Memory Care Facility
The amount of detail and compassion that Ken puts into the services that he officiates has made him our celebrant of choice. He has had a positive impact on every funeral service that he has been a part of. Garry Richter Eloise B. Kyper Funeral Home, Inc.
Eloise B. Kyper Funeral Home, Inc.
Ken, We received a note that highlights the special work you do...from one of our volunteers, a CLM board member, and she and her husband both had family members on our [hospice] services. Thank you Ken!
I just wanted to let you know that Doug and I thought that
the Walk on Saturday was just wonderful. It was a beautiful
setting and we thought well attended. We also thought that
the dove release was a very special part of the entire event.
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