Welcome to Special Bunny!

Our Mission: Special Bunny serves house rabbits and the people who love them through rescue, rehabilitation, rehoming and sanctuary. We promote compassion, community and proper care, with a focus on elderly and special-needs bunnies.

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!

2 days ago

Special Bunny
Once upon a time, two days ago, a foster bunny named Adam took the trip from Special Bunny in Carnation to a new foster home near board member Tamara's house. Adam was rescued from a terrible living situation and generally terrified of his own shadow. We all wondered how he would do in foster with his new human, long-time bunny-spoiler Karen. Here's a moment-by-moment 'unboxing experience' of our latest foster success: 4:30pm. Karen calls Tamara worried that having a box that her previous bunny Otis used and his old carrier in the room might upset Adam. 5pm. Tamara takes Adam to Karen’s house, along with a full carload of supplies (we provide all supplies and vet care for fosters!) Karen invites Tamara in (safely, masked, open windows) to see what happens. See video.5:05 Adam carefully removes self from carrier and sneak-walks around the room. “Is this safe? Seems so. How about this? yup…ok…” Karen, used to having special-needs bunnies, worries Adam’s back end is not working or that he has neurological issues.5:10 Adam commences running across the rugs at full speed, stopping to sample the treats left in every ‘zone’ and the buffet of herbs.5:15 Adam nose-bumps Karen’s leg. Karen is happy. Karen comments that she is kinda happy Adam doesn’t like slippery floors because maybe now Karen can have her bedroom all to herself.5:20 Adam walk-sprints across the hallway to Karen’s bedroom. Karen follows saying ‘oh no, Adam!’ Adam ignores her and zip-slides under her bed where he skates around. Karen lies next to bed and wonders how she will get him out. Tamara yells from the other room: "Sorry Karen! You're screwed!" and possibly snorts loudly.5:21 Adam skids out from under the bed and gleefully slides into a right turn from the hallway, heading toward the living room. Tamara can be heard chuckling. Karen hoists herself off of her bedroom floor just in time to see him and groans in fake-sounding dismay. Karen herds him back to 'his room.' 5:22 Adam has a nearly-visible thought bubble over his head. MY ROOM. MINE. My box. My other box. My rug. My new carrier. Stupid stupid towel (which is also mine). MY LITTERBOX in my closet. My buffet of herbs. Don’t pet me too busy. However note you are ALSO mine.5:30 Karen asks “do you think he’ll be ok for two hours on his own tomorrow when I have to go out?”Tamara rolls her eyes so hard you can hear it. “No, Karen, we only foster to people who can sit with them 24/7.” Karen sighs and the two humans enjoy a giggle.5:35 Tamara leaves the two of them to their own devices.6:30 Tamara texts to check in: “Is he making you happy? Because you are making him happy.”Response: “We are in love.”6:40 Karen calls Tamara: "I think he has gas his tummy is very loud and he did a weird thing and he’s breathing heavy in his box and making a noise that I’ve never heard before maybe he has heart trouble…”Tamara: “You think he has gas? Maybe too many new foods. OK. What is he doing right now?”Karen: “Eating hay. No wait. He’s exploring again. Now he found a treat.”Tamara: “I think he’s fine.”Karen: “OK what about the noise he makes when he lies down.”Tamara: Send me a video.Karen sends a video of a bunny gently snoring in the most adorable way.Tamara texts back: He's fine.Karen responds: Of course he is. He popped up and started running around again as soon as I sent that. The next day, we get more cute videos, and this text message: Adam (who I am now calling Atom because he moves around really fast) update: last night I got a nose boop --right on my own nose--while I was just lying on the floor minding my own business. He then flopped down about a foot away from me in a full length stretch, which included putting his nose flat on the ground. This morning as soon as I entered the room he came right up to me. So I squatted down and he stuck his nose in my face. Out of habit before I realized what I was doing, I kissed him on top of his head. He thought about this for a minute, then hopped away to eat some pellets. This was repeated twice. Petting is still not allowed though. Stay tuned...And today, Atom (FKA Adam) has evolve from terrified to entitled to full-body-pets demanding diva. What a difference a foster home can make.If you are interested in fostering, please contact us on specialbunny.org.The end. So far. ... See MoreSee Less
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4 days ago

Special Bunny
Sharing is caring, right Puma? 😍 Camille certainly thinks so! This sweet, playful, young brother-sister pair joined us recently from a local shelter, who saved them from a hoarding situation. We had the funds thanks to our supporters and made room to take them in. Now fixed and cleaning up nicely, they're off to finishing school -- foster care with longtime Special Bunny fam Shelly & Jeff -- and will be available soon! And thanks Shelley & Jeff! ❤ ... See MoreSee Less
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