Adopt A Rabbit from House Rabbit Resource Network
When you adopt a rabbit from House Rabbit Resource Network, you’re giving that rabbit a second chance at a wonderful life. But you’re not just saving one rabbit’s life, you’re saving two. Adopting a rescue rabbit opens a spot for the next rabbit in need, therefore saving two lives with one adoption.
With every rabbit adopted from House Rabbit Resource Network, we’re able to save another rabbit in Central Texas.
Not to mention, by adopting from a shelter like House Rabbit Resource Network, you become a hero to that one rabbit, and that just feels good.
Benefits of Adopting a Rabbit
From House Rabbit Resource Network
- Are socialized with people and often with other rabbits or other animals.
- HRRN rabbits are usually litterbox trained or have been introduced to the concept.
- You will know the sex and breed of your rabbit.Pet stores and other sources frequently fail to determine the correct sex, especially for young bunnies. They also commonly market bunnies as being of popular breeds when they are not. Many purchasers of “dwarf” rabbits see their tiny ball of fluff mature into a pet that outweighs their cat.
- Every rabbit is spayed or neutered, dewormed, vaccinated, microchipped, and examined thoroughly by a rabbit-savvy veterinarian to ensure any health concerns are known and disclosed to the potential adopter.
- Assist potential adopters with their adoption decision through open discussion, answering questions, educational materials.
- HRRN provides ongoing support for adopters through shelter events & activities, an Adopter Resource Support Group on Facebook, a shelter e-newsletter, email, and phone calls.
- We will ALWAYS disclose any known health concerns with a rabbit, as well as recommended care requirements, medication, etc.
- HRRN volunteers can tell you about a rabbit’s personality, likes or dislikes, and help facilitate the best possible match of you and your new pet.
- We can recommend veterinarians experienced in treating rabbits.
When you adopt a rabbit from House Rabbit Resource Network your supporting our continued efforts to rescue, rehabilitate and find new homes for the rabbits of Central Texas, as well as help educate the general public about rabbit care.
Adopt a Rabbit from House Rabbit Resource Network
Why Adopt Don't Shop?
House Rabbit Resource Network believes that rescue groups and local shelters are the best places to get a pet rabbit. When you adopt a rabbit from a rescue organization, you are giving an “orphaned” animal a second chance at life in a caring, well prepared home.
We do not advocate getting your rabbit from a pet store, breeder, or neighbor with a litter, for the following reasons:
- Pet stores, backyard breeders and irresponsible breeders (neighbors? owners?) perpetuate rabbit overpopulation. It’s a bigger deal than most realize.
- Such sources account for many of the rabbits later dropped off at shelters, turned loose, or left to live out lonely lives in backyard hutches, often receiving minimal care and no attention.
- Accurate care information or ongoing support from stores and breeders is incredibly rare. Due to owner ignorance, many rabbits die or are abandoned once they have passed that “cute baby” stage or when they become an inconvenience to people unfamiliar with their needs.
- A rabbit acquired from such a source is more likely to live a short, sickly life. Many are born with congenital problems from over-bred mothers, which produce weak babies. Many bunnies are prematurely weaned. This in turn causes much higher likelihood for regulay, expensive vet care later on. In addition, these rabbits experience stress from handling and changes in diet and location.
- Most first time rabbit adopters are happier with an adult rabbit that has outgrown unruly adolescent behavior. Socialized adult rabbits are usually available only through an adoption program.
- Every rabbit acquired from a breeder or retailer denies a home to a rabbit that needs one. Or, to put it bluntly, for every rabbit purchased from one of these sources, a rabbit at an animal shelter may lose its life.