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Bringing a new bunny home is fun and exciting, but it’s important to realize that this time can be quite intimidating for a rabbit. In order to keep stress to a minimum, prepare by gathering necessary items, arranging a living space and rabbit-proofing the house. Here are a few key steps to help you prepare for your new friend: Meet …

Mary Lempert is the founder of The Rabbit Advocate, where this post originally appeared. She has served as a rabbit behavior and rehabilitation consultant for the House Rabbit Society, House Rabbit Network and the MSPCA in Massachusetts and, most recently, for the Almost Home Humane Society in Lafayette, IN. She lives in West Lafayette, IN, with her rabbits Graysie and …

Adopted bunny Puddin’ turned out to be the perfect companion for a woman with an invisible disability. Sandie Dawley wanted to adopt a pet. The Pawtucket, RI, woman has permanent inner ear nerve damage, making her balance unsteady, and the resulting vertigo keeps her from driving. “It’s an invisible disability, but I’m no longer able to work,” she says, which …

Read Eclipse and Nebula’s story in Eclipse’s (above) “own” words. Tara Jernigan’s middle son had wanted a rabbit for years, but his mom told him he would have to wait until he was old enough for 4-H Rabbit Club to get one.  Finally adoption day came. Tara had spotted a bonded pair of bunnies on Petfinder, so the family, who …

Mary Lempert’s rabbit Graysie practices her “I’m listening” pose. Mary Lempert is the founder and manager of The Rabbit Advocate. She has served as a rabbit behavior and rehabilitation consultant for the House Rabbit Society, House Rabbit Network and the MSPCA in Massachusetts and, most recently, for the Almost Home Humane Society in Lafayette, IN. She lives in West Lafayette, …

Read Nadia’s Happy Tail in her adoptive mother’s own words. Can a bunny and a dog be buddies?  In 2008, Linda Parendier and her kids, of Essington, PA, were looking for a pet to complete their family. They already had a 15-year-old American Staffordshire Terrier, Jasmine, and a 9-year-old Chihuahua, Harley. But they wanted something small and furry because their …

Pasado’s Rescue is on the ground in New Orleans in anticipation of Hurricane Gustav.