Reasons to Adopt a Bunny
(Instead of Buying!)
By adopting a rescue rabbit, you not only save the life of the bunny you adopt but you make room for another one to be taken into the shelter. Adopting means giving two bunnies a second chance at life!
Adoption is more economical.
NTRS spays and neuters all of our rabbits. Why is this procedure important? Being spayed or neutered dramatically lessens destructive and aggressive behavior, and territorial marking (such as urinating on furniture, carpet, etc.). Rabbits purchased from pet stores or breeders are not spayed or neutered. 90% of unaltered female rabbits will die from cancer by the age of five.
If one were to seek an experienced rabbit vet on their own to have this done, the cost is $200-$300 (per rabbit) in the Dallas-Fort Worth area. NTRS’s adoption fee is $125 for a single rabbit and spaying or neutering has already been done for you. The adoption fee helps cover the spay/neuter cost for the rabbits.
Our adoptable rabbits are healthy and socialized!
Unlike the treatment rabbits from pet stores or breeders receive, our rabbits get the utmost in care. Each rabbit is seen by an experienced veterinarian and all of their health issues, if any, are addressed. They receive the best diet and lots of love and attention. Our adoptable rabbits are healthy, litter trained, and socialized. The same cannot be said for the rabbits you see at a pet store or a breeder. Sadly, they are all too often stressed, unhealthy, unsocialized and subjected to a poor and a potentially dangerous diet. There is no need to encourage this irresponsible practice when there are so many wonderful rescue rabbits waiting for a home.
We can find the right bunny for you!
Our volunteers spend lots of time with our rescue rabbits and get to know the personality and habits of each of them. Our observations can help you pick the bunny that best suits your personality and lifestyle. Already have a bunny and looking to find them a friend? Our match making expertise and bunny bonding sessions can help you find the perfect companion!
Our adoption staff ensures that you know what to expect before bringing a rabbit(s) into your home.
When adopting from NTRS, we spend time with you to ensure that you receive the right knowledge to properly care for your rabbit. This information is vital to the health and happiness of your bunny and also for adapting the rabbit’s needs and care into your family’s lifestyle. When you bring home one of our rescue rabbits, you’ll leave knowing how to provide them with proper housing, a healthy diet and with an understanding of rabbit behavior.
You’ll feel good knowing you made a difference in an animal’s life and they will be forever appreciative!
There is a special bond that forms between a rescue animal and their human. Many believe that the animal knows their good fortune and are grateful for the second chance at life. Or perhaps it is the person who is grateful for the wonderful companionship and the joy their new friend brings to their life. Either way, we know that you’ll fall in love with your bunny and you’ll have yourself to thank for giving them the good life they deserve!
Thank you to Georgia House Rabbit Society!