Thank you for your interest in adopting a rabbit! As we are a small, home-based rescue our capacity for rabbits is not huge, so we only have one or two rabbits in our care at one time. This does mean, however, that they get plenty of space and attention, and we get to know them and the kind of home they would suit best very well.
Below you will find details of our rabbit adoption policy and the current rabbits in our care. We offer a full bonding service for anyone adopting a rabbit from us as a partner for their current rabbit.
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We are a member of BaBBA Campaign’s Ethical Rescue Standard, and further information on our adoption requirements can be found in the drop-down section below
Our rabbits are neutered and fully vaccinated prior to adoption.
We ensure that our rabbits are bonded with other rabbits, either at the rescue or in their new home.
Home-checks are carried out and a minimum space of 60sq ft is required.
Our adopters are offered life-time support and rabbits must be returned to our care if circumstances change.
We have a no-kill policy – healthy rabbits will not be euthanised
We do not receive money from pet retailers and rely entirely on public donations.
We are against the breeding and selling of rabbits.
Rabbit Adoption Policy
Rabbits are highly social animals, so we do not adopt out rabbits to live alone (unless due to a specific behavioural reason but such cases are few and far between). We provide a full bonding service for rabbits being adopted from us to join an existing rabbit, and support and advice after taking your rabbits home will always be available, with full rescue back-up provided should any bonds fail.
Rabbits adopted from us will be neutered and fully vaccinated against Myxomatosis, RHD1 and RHD2. If you are adopting a rabbit as a companion for an existing rabbit, they must also be neutered and fully vaccinated against Myxomatosis, RHD1 and RHD2.
An average sized pair of rabbits will need permanent 24/7 access to a minimum of 60 square feet of space (larger buns will need more!). Space for indoor bunnies must be rabbit-proofed, and outdoor enclosures must be predator-proofed. Please visit our housing pages for more advice and examples of suitable housing: https://www.tinypawsmcr.org.uk/advice/rabbits/
An informal home-check will be carried out prior to adoption, to check your set-up is suitable for the particular animal(s) you wish to adopt. This is also a chance for you to ask us any questions!
The majority of a rabbit’s diet must be hay (85%), to promote digestive and dental health, so a supply of good quality hay should always be available. 10% of a rabbits diet should be made up of fresh leafy greens/fresh wild forage, vegetables and herbs. A list of safe fresh foods is available via the Rabbit Welfare Association & Fund. Muesli style dried food should not be fed, instead we recommend hay based pellets to avoid selective eating – bunnies should only be fed a small amount of pellets each day (making up the remaining 5% of their diet).
Our adoption fee for a single rabbit is £50, and for a bonded pair £90, to help cover the costs of caring for the animals at Tiny Paws MCR. This does not cover neutering & vaccination costs (in the region of £150-200 per rabbit), so if you are able to donate more we would really appreciate it.
Adopters must be age 18+.
Rabbits Looking for Homes
Breed: Netherland dwarf
Age: Guesstimate 18 months
Ruben is a typical speedy nethie who is not that keen on interacting humans but is very confident in exploring his enclosure and making full use of the space/enrichment he is provided with.
Ruben has been fully vaccinated against myxomatosis, RVHD1 and RHVD2, microchipped and neutered (02/02/21). He will be ready to bond with a fully vaccinated and neutered female bun from 16/03/21. We provide a full bonding service at our home-based rescue where the adopters existing rabbit comes to stay with us so we can supervise the bonding process. Adopters will need to live within 1 hours drive of our location in Sale (M33 postcode).
Ruben did have a couple of small molar spurs, which is sadly very common for nethies, which were burred down while he was under anaesthetic for his neuter. He does enjoy hay, so hopefully on a hay-based diet his dental health will now be much better.
Housing requirements: Permanent 24/7 access to a minimum 60sq ft space for a pair of buns. Ruben is used to living outdoors, but can live indoors or outdoors in his new home. Please check our housing advice pages prior to applying to ensure you can meet our requirements: https://www.tinypawsmcr.org.uk/advice/rabbits/