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Bunnies for Foster/Adoption

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We have the cutest babies just in after losing their home. Mom is a lop, Dad is a white lionhead, and the six babies are all over the map! They’re 11 weeks and they can be fostered until they are old enough for spays and neuters, and then adopted. (The boys can be done in another month, the girls likely in two months). There are four boys and two girls. (Pictured is mom and the two girls and the four boys in another shot). We need to get mom and dad done and then they will also be up for adoption. Please spread the word! They’re currently at our shelter in Richmond, BC. (Thanks for the ride, Vlad!) We’re not getting any support on this one so spay/neuter assistance would also be appreciated.

Fosters Needed

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We’re in need of people who can foster one or more of our bunnies in treatment. We have bunnies needing medication, Critical Care feedings, a bit of cleaning, who need to be closely monitored, etc. Would anybody be up for that over the holidays? It’s Christmas Eve but thought we’d throw that out there. Our caregivers are really overwhelmed right now. Please contact us if you are able to help!

Winston, Sebastian & Christian

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Winston & Sebastian are brothers, and Christian (Winston’s son, not pictured) makes three!
Would you be able to open your home and your hearts to this loveable, gentle, bonded trio of big boy buns? If so, please contact us for more information!

Patches

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Patches, our sweet January calendar girl, is such a friendly bunny to both humans and other bunnies. She’d love to find her very own family and bunny friend to live with. Do you have a bunny looking for love? ♥️

Picasso & Warhol

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Gorgeous bonded bunnies Picasso (slate grey lionhead girl) and Warhol (smaller white lionhead boy) are coming back from foster this week, so it’s a great time to come meet them at the shelter if you may consider giving them a furever home with you!
They are great with their litterbox, LOVE their hay and parsley, are patient with being groomed, love their yard time (though not so much now that it’s cold) and tolerate their dog housemates (one is a Chihuahua mix, the other is a mixed-breed rescue, both around 10-12 lbs and not hyper).
We recommend a bunny-savvy adult only home. 🙂

Olaf & Nutmeg

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Olaf & Nutmeg, two of our favourite big colony bunnies, have decided lately that life is better together ♥️ and we’re thinking that, if the right adoptive family is interested in giving them a home, these two can retire from colony life together!
Olaf is almost 6 years old now and has less patience for the shenanigans of the spirited younger buns. Nutmeg is almost 4 years old now, and being a Rex bunny with insatiable curiosity, definitely needs a home with lots of room to roam and adequate bunny-proofing.
The sweet thing is that Nutmeg has never travelled well with other bunnies to our events, so usually got her own carrier, but she’s peaceful as can be with her big man Olaf.
Please contact us if you think you have the right home for these two big-personality bunnies.
We’re located in Richmond, BC

Free Allergy Testing

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Not sure if you are allergic to rabbits? Adopting a rabbit is a huge responsibility and can be severely complicated if turns out you or someone in your family is allergic. HealthLabs.com recognizes how important this factor is to pet adopters and has offered Rabbitats adopters a free Rabbit Allergy Test (an $98 USD value). All you have to do is go to www.healthlabs.com/rabbit-allergy-testing, add the Rabbit Epithelium Allergy Test to your cart and enter “Rabbitats” as the promo code.
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You can also claim these tests by calling 1-800-579-3914 and mention that Rabbitats has a partnership with HealthLabs for a free rabbit allergy test, and they will add it to your cart for free.

Winston & Cleo

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Meet Winston (grey) & Cleo (brown lop)

This funny couple is looking for a new foster home, or better yet, a furever home!
Winston is a sweet playful boy, who likes to binky and jump on things. Cleo is his mature girlfriend who is very brave and explores everything in the house. Cleo is the dominant bunny. She has hearing and sight problems but that doesn’t hold her back from running around. They are both very active and friendly. Winston likes headrubs but doesn’t like to be picked up, while Cleo doesn’t mind getting picked up but doesn’t like her rubs that much. They are both very affectionate towards each other and love to spend their time together.

If you’re interested in fostering or adopting, please email rabbitatsadoptions@gmail.com

Kids + Bunnies don’t always mix

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We just got our first one star review from somebody who had actually come by the shelter. (The handful of others are from weird countries, mistakes or fake names). A woman contacted us wanting to foster or adopt a bunny. She was very anxious and wanted to come right away after filling out just our brief online contact form and not our full five-page questionnaire. We were super busy but said yes. When she arrived, kids in tow, Deanna quickly put her in a room with Sugar and Buttercup, who weren’t up for adoption, but they were bombproof. It was a test. When she came back in, one of the two kids, a 3-year old boy, was slamming the pen wires up and down with the mom making no effort to intervene. This as an immediate ‘FAIL.’ While we are in certain cases willing to adopt to families with children, they need to be gentle and interact with the bunnies (on the bunnies’ own terms), and most importantly, the parents have to take the lead. (We’re adopting to the parents, not the kids). They need to be closely supervising (physically next to the child) and teaching an excited child how to interact. Even a brief observation of this not happening isn’t worth the risk to the health and happiness of our rabbits. (OUR kids). Her form said she wanted a relaxed rabbit, but she’ll never have a relaxed rabbit in that environment. She was upset (we wasted her time, we ‘judged’ her, etc) and she will now go get a rabbit from Craigslist. We sincerely hope she really listened to us though, what we said to her about interacting with rabbits (in great detail), so that whatever rabbit they get won’t spend years of silent unhappiness. No loud noises, no touching (without the rabbit’s express permission), provide a kid-proof zone, a kid-proof hiding box and work on gentle interaction using small bits of healthy treats. Good luck! (To the bunny). 

Story of Hershey

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Things aren’t working out for poor Hershey at the shelter. He’s quite possibly our friendliest, most personable rabbit (he’s our best Yoga bunny), but he hates being locked up, he’s a free-run-bun kinda guy. Double but… he really doesn’t get along well with other bunnies. We tried him in the adoptables colony where he could have lots of space. It worked out for a couple of weeks, but he was being a bit of a putz and some-bunny finally told him off with a bite on his eye. So now he’s on his own and locked up again. So Hershey needs a home. All the volunteers wants to adopt him, but we have either no free room or we have other bunnies he won’t get along with. Hershey does nip when he’s annoyed, but if you behave yourself, he’s the greatest bunny ever. Somebody REALLY needs to adopt him. (And bring him back for visits and yoga events!)

UPDATE: Hershey has a new home! One of our favourite adopters, Zane, fell in love with his story and offered up half a bedroom for our little love bug. He’s close by, so we will still be able to visit him AND pick him up for Bunny Yoga and the other events. He’ll still be our rock star.  Thanks Zane!