If you have a rabbit that you no longer wish to care for, please take him or her to a shelter, contact a group in your area that places rabbits for adoption to ask for advice, or search for a new home.
We will not take your rabbit as our fostering is closed to new additions at this time.
Please do not turn your rabbit loose outside! Few rabbits live long after that happens!
For additional tips, read: "Finding a Home For Your Rabbit"
Are You Sure You Want a Pet Rabbit?
They are adorable--we all know that. But did you know that caring for a rabbit is a long-term commitment and one that can take an unexpected amount of work?!
Here are some things that might surprise you:
* Rabbits are not "low-maintenance" pets and are as much work as a dog.
* Rabbits live 8 to 10 years.
* Rabbits belong indoors as they are a member of a family.
* Rabbits eat lots of hay. If anyone in your household has allergies, please get tested before bringing a rabbit in to your house.
* Rabbits purchased from pet stores are usually very young and will need to be spayed and neutered when they reach maturity. Even if you only have one in your household.
*Your home must be bunny-proofed, or Thumper will chew cords and furniture.
* Baby BUNNIES in pet stores are often very young and docile. Children often like a companion they can hold and cuddle and most rabbits are not suited for such attention.
* Caring for a rabbit does not teach responsibility. We've learned that routine care can become an unfortunate (almost daily) argument between child and parent. In the end, the rabbit ends up being resented by everyone and everyone looses while the parents try to find a new home for the rabbit.
In cases where rabbits and children DO work, parents did their homework before bringing home a rabbit, and often involved the child in the process. They discussed what is realistic to expect from a rabbit (rabbits do not warm up to people the same way dogs do and are most active at dawn and dusk), and if the child/ family is actually looking for a rabbit or a "dog in a rabbit's coat." We recommend a great website called The Interactive Bun just for this purpose.
About the Rabbits in Our Care
Our care efforts are focused solely on the elderly rabbits that we have rescued but were unable to place in a forever home. After being rescued by us, these rabbits have either been adopted and returned, or were never adopted for various reasons.
Many have lost their rabbit-spouse from illness or age, so we bonded several into one happy warren. We also have a few bunnies who are still single as they made it clear that they aren't having communal living. However, we've elected to keep those in our care unless a very special home who has experience caring for an elderly, special needs rabbit or two comes along.
It's our duty to give each rabbit the most we can in the time they have left. We promised each of these rabbits a forever home, with forever love, and forever care, the second we picked them up from a shelter, a park, rescued from a parking lot, or after they were abused or abandoned outside to fend for themselves. And honestly, caring for these "unloveable" rabbits is the most rewarding part of what we do.
Click here to learn more about our foster rabbits in forever care.
To watch videos of Logan's party when he turned 12, visit our YouTube Channel. Logan--he may be 12 but he parties like he's 6!