(Before you contact us about adopting, please make sure you are willing to commit 15 years to an inside rabbit. We do not place rabbits to outdoor homes. ) To adopt one of our bunnies, you will need to complete an application and home visit. All of our bunns are spayed and neutered, so a small adoption fee ($50) applies.
WHY WE CAN'T STAND THE "EASTER BUNNY"
Rabbits are a familiar symbol of the Easter holiday. In the days leading up to it, they appear on television commercials and packages of candy, and stores are filled with stuffed rabbits. It is no surprise that children beg their parents for a bunny of their own. Ill-prepared to care for these unique creatures, their "owners" often quickly tire of them. In the months following Easter, local humane societies and rabbit rescues are flooded with rabbits, former Easter gifts whose "owners" no longer want them. The unlucky ones are dumped outside where predators, cars, illness, and injury virtually guarantee an early death. Rabbits are not a toy for the holiday, they are for life. Learn more and make a responsible choice this Easter.
The New Zealand breed is a large, usually white rabbit with red eyes. It is commonly bred for use in testing labs or as a meat rabbit. Because they are frequently handled by people who don't care much for them, they are bred to be sweet, loving, and friendly. Please don't let the red eyes scare you away - this breed is one of the the most rewarding bunnies because of their calm and easy demeanor - make a New Zealand part of your family and you won't be sorry!
Hey, why not adopt two? Good things about having a pair....
Two bunnies will have the company of each other throughout the day while you are at work, even if all they do is sleep.
You get the pleasure of watching them play & sleep together
Bunnies are very emotional and loving with each other - when two bunnies are split up, they can suffer greatly from depression.
You'll be fascinated at the way they communicate with each other. We all know they are talking to each other, we just can't work out how they do it so quietly! If you don't believe me, try giving one a treat when the other isn't looking!
Rabbits that are sometimes very shy really come out of their shells when they get around bunny buddies.
A pair of bunnies is easier to manage if you are busy and sometimes don't have time to give them attention. They'll appreciate you even more when you do have time to spend with them.
The Arkansas Pet Rabbit Network was started in July 2006 by Sharon Dumas and Erin Bradford, two long-time rabbit lovers who were looking for a way to provide Arkansas rabbit owners with educational information as well as resources for adoption.
At this time, our foster homes are limited, so we are not accepting owner-surrender animals. For every rabbit we would take in from the relative safety of a private home, another would die in a shelter or from being set "free" in a park or neighborhood.Therefore, we have to be very judicious about which rabbits are in the most need. However, if you would like help with placing your rabbit, please email us and visit this sitefor lots of helpful info on rehoming.
Come Visit Us!
We have regular meetings bi-monthly in Little Rock at the Dee Brown Library, where we exchange ideas and advi ce. Email for more info or for directions!