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!

Saturday
Oct262013

The auction was a ginormous success! THANK YOU ALL!

The 2013 Special Bunny Silent Auction & Dinner Extravaganza was a huge success! Thanks to all of our wonderful supporters, our big fundraiser of the year brought in a whopping $20,477 for our rabbits, and we couldn't be more grateful. Here are some highlights from a truly wonderful evening:

Marilyn & Peter Limberopolous came through once again with a beautiful setting and amazing food. This year we held the auction in their newest Rusty Pelican Cafe in Mill Creek, Washington, and everyone enjoyed the white-tablecloth ambiance, delicious appetizer and wine table, amazing greek buffet, and sinful dessert table. We are so grateful to the Limberopolous family and also Rusty Pelican staffers Kerry and Ashley, who donated their time to serve everyone at the party. 

Our auction diva Nichole and our volunteer staff spent six months rounding up delightful donations from lots of local and not-so-local companies and individuals, and their huge efforts resulted in a spectacular silent auction and raffle. Everyone at the auction left with arms full of baskets, gift certificates, and goodies. 

Local bunny-friendly business owners came out to support Special Bunny in wonderful ways. Jen of BunnyBytes created fought-over auction baskets and fantastic treat bags, which included yummies from John at Bunfectionary. They looked so good we had to remind everyone that they were for bunnies, not people! Marissa from Mud Bay joined us, along with several bun-baskets, and carrot 'prizes' for quiz-winners came from New Roots Organics.

This year, we included a 'Raise the Ears' event, in which auction attendees could pledge $240, $120, $60, or $25 to help us support the bunnies throughout the year. We also had an anonymous donor, who pledged to match every Raise the Ears donation up to a whopping $5,000! Thanks to all of our donors, and especially Jim & Michelle Billmaier, who made up the difference to meet our $5,000 matching goal, we did it, and this portion of the auction brought in a total of $10,000. The response was so incredibly generous that it made all the volunteers cry, which was a little embarrassing but more than worth it. We also have to thank Charles the English Lop, who made a surprise appearance and was generous enough to allow everyone to pet and fawn over him. Even though Charles can't raise his own ears (they are far too heavy!). we think he had a big part in the success of our Raise the Ears event. And we have big, happy news about Charles coming soon!

Thanks so much to all of our supporters! Please keep visiting us on Facebook and on our website to see our gift to you, more and more cute photos of bunnies that you help us help! We're also planning more, new events for later this winter and the spring, and we hope to see and meet even more of you at those. Thank you from all of us at Special Bunny!

Tuesday
Oct012013

Our Awesome Auction is on October 19! Get your tickets now!

Don't get left behind!

It's going to be a great evening with wonderful food and terrific items to bid on. We always have so much fun and would love to see you there!

Get your tickets here!

Check out the whole auction catalog here! 

Tuesday
Sep032013

New ideas for difficult bondings

Some bunnies seem to fall in love instantly (like our wonderful 'nurse' bunny, Clyde...more on him coming soon!), some take a few days, some take weeks, and some take...months. If they bond at all. It can be frustrating (and dangerous) to bond unwilling pairs, but it's all worth it when the magic happens and two animals who seemed to want to murder each other are suddenly inseparable.

We have lots of great videos and ideas on our bonding page, and we've just added a section (at the bottom) to share difficult bonding stories and ideas. Check it out to learn about the 'bonding gate' that made all the differenct for Norbert and Padfoot, who are now 'a unit' who stay so close to each other they are constantly bumping into each other. 

If you have ideas that have worked for you, or techniques you think others should try, or links to sites with great ideas for bonding, send them to us!

Here's a photo of Norbert and Padfoot now--you'd never know their humans had basically given up trying to bond them after 6 months of trying. 

Here's a photo of Norbert and Padfoot now--you'd never know their humans had basically given up trying to bond them after 6 months of trying.

 

Monday
Sep022013

Auction catalog: now available online!

We know you're dying to start your shopping and planning and plotting early this year. So, we created this fabulous auction catalog website just for you! Check back often, as we are adding new items every week from now until our auction!

Special Bunny 2013 Auction Catalog

AND...GET YOUR TICKETS TODAY!

Buy now to make sure you and your friends reserve a spot.

 

Monday
Jul292013

The auction is coming! The auction is coming!

Oh my oh my, so much excitement! It's hard to even stand it!

Special Bunny's 2013 Silent Auction & Dinner fundraiser is coming this fall:

October 19, 2013
5 - 8 PM
Rusty Pelican Cafe, Mill Creek

And you get get more info and buy tickets right this very moment! Don't delay, early-bun rates will expire and we plan to sell out this year!

Read all about it!