So you want to adopt a bunny?
How to adopt
The first thing is to fill out our BUNNY ADOPTION APPLICATION
Then read our Rabbit information packet Bunny Information Packet
To be sure adopting a rabbit is right for you, we also recommend that you read a rabbit care book, such as the “The Bunny Burrow Rabbit Care Guide” which the www.TheBunnyBurrow.org has allowed us to share with you!
Which one (or two) do I choose?
You’ll find a terrific selection of rabbits at our adoption events waiting to meet someone just like you. If you find one you love, please put his or her name in your adoption form.
Please note that most of our rabbits have a rabbit friend (bonded pair) which helps them from being lonely when you are at school or work. We do not break up these bonded pairs; they must be adopted together.
If you aren’t sure which bunny is right for you, our adoption specialists love playing matchmaker!
What happens after I apply?
After we look over your application, we will talk with you about the rabbit(s) you’d like to adopt, and tell you more about any special needs they might have.
The fun part: How do I get my new rabbit(s)?
We encourage adopters to come to Floyd Lamb Park to meet their potential new rabbit(s) on the weekend during our adoption event after viewing online here or on Facebook. Please text message us via phone (562) 373-5376 or Bunnies Matter Facebook so we can make sure we can have the bunny or bunnies you want available as many are fostered. Once everyone agrees it’s a good fit, you can return to pick up your bunnies.
All rabbits are required by to be spayed or neutered and vetted by current City and County ordinances.
If you are interested in adopting, you can also email us at: Lasvegasbunniesmatter@gmail.com
Here are some additional things you may need to know.
First, bunnies are inside pets ONLY. Yes, they can go outside and get some sun and play in the grass, supervised, but they are INDOOR pets ONLY.
When baby bunnies are sold for $20 – $30, that is really about $250 – $300 because they are now required to be fixed by law plus they can live longer lives if fixed (over 10 years)! If you don’t fix them, many will spray all over the place to mark their territory, and females are prone to uterine cancer.
Correct bunny housing requires the correct equipment (exercise pens $45+ each, carrier=-$25+, litter boxes-$5+, paper litter-$14+ for 25#s, water and food dishes-$1 at $1 store, toys-$???, etc.), you are looking easily at a $200+ investment overall just for one or two little bunnies including their adoption fee. At Bunnies Matter, everything you need to get you started with your new family member is included!
At Bunnies Matter, we prefer to adopt out our bunnies as bonded pairs because when you are at work or school all day, at least they still have each other for company. Occasionally we will have singles available but we believe bonded pairs are the best way to go.
An ideal house would have no other pets, but rabbits can get along with many dogs or cats, you just have to be careful and a bunny should never be left alone with a dog or a cat.
A bunny is not a starter pet for a small child. No one under 6 should probably have a bunny and if a child is under 12, there needs to be close adult supervision to make sure the bunny is being properly taken care of.
I Have a dog, will they get along?
Certain breeds of dogs will not get along with a bunny very well. They types of dogs that you need to be cautious with are any they of “Hunting Dog”. These breeds include Doberman Pinschers, Fox Terriers, Rottweiler, Saint Bernard, Golden Retriever, Labrador Retriever, Basset Hounds, Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, and the Akita’s.
To learn more about breeds of dogs that would be more compatible with a bunny, click here :Dog Breed Compatibility