Hockey star, Zenon Konopka, shares a moment with his rabbit companion, Hoppy.
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Here are photos from two of our most recent adoptions. We’ve had a few more than this; Dino & Phil, Angel, Alice & Dutchess, but are waiting for the families to send us photos. Hopefully we’ll have several more after this Sunday’s adoption day.
This past Sunday was once again another success at the SDHRS Adoption Center! Five lucky bunnies found their forever home!!! A big thank you to all the foster parents who gave each bunny a loving place to stay while they waited to be adopted. We couldn’t be happier for these families!
Pretty girl, Lola, was reunited with her friend, Brick (now named Angus) who she used to accompany at education events. She’s so happy to have a new home with adopters Katie and Todd.
Brooks & Toby found a great new home with the Balmaceda Family! They were so excited to take home their new bunny companions and we wish them many happy years together.
The Barrera family looked and looked until they found the perfect bunny for their family. Sweet boy, Rowdy, was the lucky bunny who went home with them.
Jacob is a darling boy whose found a new best friend in Ryleigh. He loves his new home and has fun exploring his big room.
Looking around at all the parks and beaches with dog friendly signs, as well as the overly packed shelters, it is evident to see most animal attention is given to the rescue of dogs and cats. In this video, our very own SDHRS chapter manager, Judith Pierce, briefly talks about the importance of rabbit rescue and care as well as the vital role the SDHRS plays in our local community.
Here at SDHRS we are so thrilled to hear back from families who have adopted one of our foster bunnies and given them a forever, loving home. Just this week, two success stories were emailed to us!
“Hello HRS! Just wanted to thank you for everything and give you a quick update on our family: Dexter and Lily were bonded immediately. They spent a whole day together in our “neutral” zone and were inseparable. We decided to let them spend the night together and they’re in love! Tonight we let them roam our entire house. Lily is definitely the dominant one and gets the most grooms. Neither one have been aggressive. Thanks again Judith!” -Gloria
“Hi Judith and everyone at the HRS! Here is Maple and Marshmallow “Sweet Cheeks” Cole, one week later. They really love each other and it only took 5 days!! Thank you so much for our happy bunnies. ” -Erin Cole
Congratulations to the three newest members of the HRS family. This past Sunday three of our foster bunnies were happily adopted to wonderful, loving homes!!!
Boo was adopted by Taylor Castillo
Roxy was adopted by Danielle Dean & Mycol Thorp
Lily was adopted by Gloria Cheung
A big bunny thank you to all of our wonderful foster families for giving each bunny a loving, safe home until their forever family comes along.
Bunny adoptions every Sunday, we’ll see you there!!!
Recent adoptions include the following lucky bunnies.
Little Jess, our tiny Netherland Dwarf girl, went home with Christina.
Bandit when home with the Vanderpool Family,
Monique went home with the Serillo Family,
Jilliana went home with the Jones Family, and
and Riley went home with the Miller Family!
Congratulations to our foster bunnies on finding wonderful new homes and many, many thanks to their adopters for bringing these bunnies into their families.
Your New Green Companion
You’re vegetarian, you shop with your own recycled bags and work hard to keep your waste out of the landfill, so it make sense that you are leaning toward an animal companion that matches your green lifestyle. Look no further – rabbits are one of the most planet-friendly pets around!
Rabbits Create a Very Small Carbon Paw Print
Like you, rabbits are herbivores. They eat only plants and grasses. They are “local” consumers, enjoying fresh hay and greens available locally. Shop at your local farmer’s market for their daily salad and enjoy an extra bonus; ask for the “trimmings” from carrots, beets, turnips, etc. and get them for free! Hay can come from your local feed store or from the House Rabbit Society’s community hay sales program, decreasing the “food miles” required to sustain your rabbit companion.
A rabbit’s waste is composed of broken down hay fibers, which is clean and free from bacteria that are harmful to our environment or us. This makes them cleaner, fresher smelling, and easier to care for than most other animal companion species.
Your rabbit’s litter box waste can go straight onto your compost pile, your outdoors plants (the droppings can go into your indoor plants), or into the green waste bins collected by your trash company. If you use a rabbit-friendly paper or wood-based litter box filler that, along with bunny’s droppings and hay, makes wonderful compost material.
Love to garden? Plant a vegetable and edible flower garden to feed you – and your rabbit – and use bunny’s litter box contents to fertilize the plants and act as mulch to protect roots and hold in moisture. You don’t even have to compost it first; rabbit waste is nutrient rich and safe to use right from the litter box. If you belong to a garden co-op or a gardening club, your rabbit’s litter box waste will be like “gold;” everyone will want some!
Rabbits Love Recycled
Rabbits love “green” toys. Cardboard boxes make great hideouts and are fun to chew. Empty tissue boxes or toilet paper tubes stuffed with hay make yummy treats. Old magazines and phone books translate into hours of shredding fun. Empty paper bags create fun hiding places. No need to spend money on expensive new toys; just share your junk mail and paper-based waste with bunny!
Rabbits also love babies’ toys. Heavy plastic chew toys and rattles are fun to fling, rattle, and chew. Toddler playhouses from Little Tykes make great bunny play areas. Pick these up at resale shops for children.
Use non-toxic cleaning products for your rabbit. Vinegar & water make the best cleaning solution for bunny’s washable bedding, toys, and litter box. Not only is it completely safe, vinegar has been proven to kill bacteria. Also keep your yard and home free from pesticides and fertilizers that can harm bunny – and you. Instead, use Diatomaceous Earth (available at nurseries, online, and at the SDHRS Bunny Supply Store) to kill fleas, mites and other pests.
Adopt a Recycled Rabbit
Adopt – don’t shop for your new rabbit companion. Visit your local shelter, humane society or rabbit rescue when looking for a bunny friend. Thousands of rabbits end up with local animal welfare agencies, in need of a good home, especially after Easter. Don’t shop at a pet store or breeder when so many pure bred rabbits are available through rescues. When you purchase from a breeder or pet store, you are contributing to the problem of animal overpopulation and not enough homes for every bunny born.
To learn more about adopting a “recycled” rabbit, visit www.sandiegorabbits.org.
~ Judith Pierce, San Diego House Rabbit Society