Sam... where do we begin? He arrived as a stray, and hold onto your seats, but he wasn't adopted or reclaimed!! The staff waited 2 months before they couldn't keep him any longer, so he has come to our shelter where he can stay as long as he likes. Honestly though... I don't think it will be long. Exactly why this teddy bear wasn't adopted before is a mystery, I mean seriously, he doesn't even look real! He looks like a soft toy, but he is very much alive and likes to play and have fun. Very affectionate once he gets to know you, this soft little bunny is ready to find a special home that will love him unconditionally.
Update: Sam was adopted 3.5 years ago, but is now looking for a new, forever home, through no fault of his own. His parents advise that he is a really good boy and doesn't chew or destroy things, even when they've accidentally left a cord lying around. He is very much used to being a free range bunny and doing as he likes, and enjoys attention but on his terms. A mature household would be best, that can show him respect. He's recently recovered from an ear infection, but is very healthy and happy (so long as you don't medicate him. He hates medicine with a passion. He never wants to see medicine ever again!) Photos taken 18.11.17. So you can see, he has not lost any of his cute looks ;)
Ghandi is wise old man, who is looking for a loving home in his later years of life. The vets have noticed he has an enlarged heart, but don't let that stop you from bringing this boy home. Goodness knows how much longer he has, but bunnies like him enjoy surprising us! Ghandi may not have had the best past, his fur is urine stained and manky on his feet, possibly from having to stand in his own excrement for so long. Bathing doesn't rid the fur of the stain, but as soon as it moults out it'll be white again. He is a sweet boy that loves to be cuddled and reassured. He needs a gentle home. This boy doesn't have a bad bone in his body, but is timid until he knows you're not about to hurt him. A little garden/courtyard for him to potter around in is all he needs. This boy doesn't ask for much, just safety and unconditional love from now on.
Panther did not have a great start before coming to rescue. Possibly due to a bad diet, his teeth had overgrown to such an extent that he could no longer eat, and was then dumped by the side of a road. People saw him for a while until someone cared enough to pick him up and take him into a vet. Panther was in a very neglected way, starving, underweight, etc. He was transferred to our vet who has removed his front teeth permanently, so they'll never overgrow and prevent him from eating again. This means all his food needs to be in bite sized pieces, but he has adapted to this very well and is now a healthy weight! (The plus side is, he can't chew your furniture!)
Despite seeing the worst in humans, Panther continues to be trusting even if quite independent. He is good to handle, will sit on your lap for pats, comes over unless he's busy doing something else, and has a great temperament. He is also well litter trained at the shelter.
Let's make sure his next home is a good one! After what he's been through, we owe him that.
Patch is a bit of a surprise. After hearing how he came to be homeless, and arriving at the shelter late at night as a scared little boy, the last thing I imagined was that he'd come from a life of privilege and love. The very next morning after having settled in overnight, Patch showed a completely different side to him! He came straight over for pats, and amazingly, enjoyed being picked up and held. He is confident, in fact, he has confidence in spades. Not afraid of anyone here, perhaps the dogs should be afraid of him! He is a lovely little boy, that is very happy when everything goes his way. Namely, that you pat him. All day, whenever he wants, lol.
We won't go into how Patch came to be with us, but after looking at his background, I can see his previous family cared very much about him while he was with them. He is used to a very good diet, having free range of the house, playing with toys, using a litter tray, etc. More of a dog than a bunny, he is very smart, wants to keep busy, and is very affectionate when shown respect.
Patch's life came crashing down a while ago, but he is picking up the pieces and starting afresh. Now he just needs a new home where he can be loved and spoilt.
Munchies (brown girl) and Snickers (white faced desexed male)
Munchies was listed for adoption very early this year, after she'd been dumped on the doorstep to a vet clinic. She only has one eye, but being the cheekiest and sweetest guinea pig, it wasn't long before she got adopted and found herself in a home with the very stunning Snickers. Sadly, their mum's situation has changed, and both piggies have been brought to the shelter to find a wonderful new home. And we mean wonderful... not average, but the best. Oh boy do I love these piggies.
Munchies is the loudest girl on the block, as soon as she hears me coming she is screaming at the top of her lungs, hoping for a treat to earn some silence. Heaven forbid you give a treat to another animal though, because she'll quickly drop what she has and continue screaming, in utter horror that you withheld more than her share. She runs over every time, and will happily sit while you pick her up. Same goes for Snickers, who just loves pats and being held. Oh, and chin rubs! These two just can't get enough attention (or food). They love to sit on your lap, or sit next to you when on the grass (preferably while eating and getting a chin rub, says Snickers). These guys couldn't be more perfect if they tried.
Snickers and Munchies are looking for a strictly indoor home (with playtime outside, supervised of course). No young, screamy kids. No one who will mishandle or be rough with them. They want all the luxuries piggies of their standing have come to expect. Beds, igloos, fleeces, fresh hay to burrow in, space to play, fresh veggies, etc. But most of all; love. Lots and lots of attention where they're made to feel as part of the family.
Gilbert is an amazing little boy. He was found stuck in a fence, and sadly had his back ripped open. The last scab is falling off, and it couldn't be sooner as he's been very keen to recover! The lovely vets have fixed him all up so he can find a new home. Gilbert is very sweet, and loves attention. He also loves his food, and everything really. He's been great with his litter tray, and is an easy boy to love.
Hush's mum surprised her new family when she suddenly gave birth! Living in an apartment, they couldn't keep the bunnies, so Hush and her sisters have come to the shelter to find new homes.
Hush is a very sweet and outgoing girl!
Despite only being 9 weeks (mid November) she is very good with her litter tray habits, loves her food, and is really tiny! She will need a great family to love and spoil her. As she is too young, her family will have to make arrangements to take her to our vets when she is over 6 months old for her desexing. This is included in the adoption fee.
Sebastian (blue eyed white mini lop) and Julian (blue eyed brown mini lop) are brothers, that are looking for a new home due to no fault of their own. Their mum needs to return overseas, and not being able to take them, she called our shelter as a last option before taking them to be put down. These boys have been very spoilt and have never known hardship, living as free range indoor bunnies. So, their mum was very concerned that they could continue living in the luxury they've become accustomed to.
When Sebastian and Julian arrived, they were very confused and timid. They did not have much handling, but slowly they've settled in and the change in them has been extraordinary. They are great to pick up and cuddle now, Julian especially will come over to get pats and just loves the attention, however in a new situation he is the shyer one, while Sebastian will want to go for an adventure and explore. Their personalities have come out so much, and they are simply the most gorgeous pair! I just want to keep them and smother them in love forever, but reason dictates that being so highly adoptable, they need to find a great new home so another rescue can be saved.
It's not only their previous owner that has anxiety they find the best of the best homes, but also myself now. These boys have been used to a mature household, so we're not looking at homes with young kids as that would scare them. They need someone patient, who will let them come to them at their own pace, and not be impatient to have cuddles while they settle in. We basically want someone who can love them as much as we do. Obviously, indoors as part of the family is a must. The boys are well litter trained :)