Welcome to Special Bunny!

We are a Seattle-area house rabbit rescue and we have lots of great, healthy bunnies for adoption. We are also experts when it comes to special-needs house rabbits, and we want our website to become a resource for special-needs bunny owners. We care for 60-80 bunnies at our shelter, and we provide permanent sanctuary for bunnies who need specialized care. We are an all-volunteer, registered 501(c)3 organization. 

Enjoy our latest news & updates on our Special Bunny Rescue Facebook Page. Use the navigation on the left to dive into detailed information about our shelter, our bunnies, advice, resources, and much much more!

Tuesday
Apr102012

Cranberry becomes Moomin, happy with his hoomins.

Moomin, who we called Cranberry while he was here at the shelter, is now happy as a clam in his new home. He came to us from Craigslist, and when Angie went to pick him up, the woman grabbed him by the ears and held him up. This is a terrible, and often deadly, way to pick up a rabbit (they can easily break their backs or necks, and it's terribly painful!). So, Angie grabbed Moomin and got out of there as soon as possible. The poor little guy also had a terrible swollen eye infection. We used some of our donated funds to get Moomin to a vet, and now we hope he's forgotten that bad part of his life. He's going to be a spoiled-rotten bunny forever more, and we couldn't be happier about that.

Tuesday
Apr102012

Padfoot and Norbert...a loooong love story

Padfoot is the black bunny in the photo. She was adopted to bond with Norbert, an uber-beloved pet. Well, the two would have NOTHING to do with each other. We mean super duper battle royales. But Michelle (the human in the equation) fell in love with Padfoot (shocker!) and couldn't bring her back, so Michelle created zones in her home...with lots and lots of x-pens and gates. Her bun-loving (and very patient) husband Bill must have been thrilled when, SIX MONTHS LATER, the two bunnies decided to bond! Just goes to show you, patience can work miracles. The two buns are now double-spoiled and double-loved and double-cute.

Tuesday
Apr102012

Max Factor has a little loppy lady

Max Factor came to us as a tiny baby bunny. We gave him his name in honor of his very fancy eye makeup! One day we got a call from a couple who have a small, bossy little holland lop girl who was in need of some bunny-company, and the two had a date in Angie's kitchen (Angie's kitchen is like romantic restaurant of the bunny world!). The two hit it off (slowly at first, but it all worked out) and they live happily together now.

Tuesday
Apr102012

Marco has a new love, and a new home.

Marco and his brother Polo, with their mother Rosie, originally came to us several years ago. Polo is still at the shelter (he likes being a semi-wild rabbit and lives in one of our protected outdoor runs with his three girlfriends). Rosie was adopted and lived a very happy life with Tamara, and Marco was adopted to a family who wanted him as a bond-mate for their bunny. He was very bonded to that bunny, but the day after she died, he was brought back to us. We were sad, but we will ALWAYS take any of our bunnies back, no questions asked. Marco was terribly depressed and one of our wonderful set of foster parents took him home for several weeks, where he 'came back to life' under their gentle care. And then, Teri and Peter adopted him as a new boyfriend for their other rescued bunny, Maisie Brown. The two fell in love at first sight. And everyone is very very happy.

Marco / Rocco during his brief bachelor days at one of our wonderful foster homes.Beware the cuteness of the giant black nose!

 

Tuesday
Apr102012

Roger found his perfect human!

Here's a great shot of Kate on the day she adopted Roger and took him home! Roger was found wandering around outside. When he came to us, he was emaciated and covered with urine stains. He was terrified and in pain from a leg injury, which never quite healed properly. Now? Well, a lot has changed. Roger is a happy go lucky bouncy little guy who is very happy in his new home with the very responsible Kate, who did tons of research about bunnies before she and her parents were ready to adopt. We're so happy for all of them!