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Is a Rabbit the right pet for you?

When we consider the addition of a pet to our family, we need to consider if this animal is suited to our current lifestyle. 

  1. Can you keep the rabbit as a INDOOR house pet?

  2. Are there predator animals in the home that can be managed around the rabbit?

  3. Are there young children under 8 yrs that can be managed around the rabbit?

  4. Have you considered the financial cost of vet care?

  5. Can you COMMIT to caring for this animal for the next 10 to 12 years?

If you can answer "yes" to these 5 important questions,  then you may be able to provide an appropriate home for a bunny. 

The Adoption Process

 

  • Please review the type of INDOOR setup that is suitable for a rabbit  Click here for more information about indoor housing and ideas.

  • Visit the Orphanage to choose your pet or to research more advise about rabbits as pets.

  • Bring a photo of your setup to the Orphanage as this needs to be approved before you take your bunny home

 

Adoption bond/fee:  $120 per bunny family. 

 

All of our rabbits are vaccinated, de-sexed, and many are also microchipped.

This fee is paid when you collect your bunny/bunnies. 

There is a two week trial period from this date. If the bunny is returned before the 2 week trial period then a full refund will be given.  If the bunny is returned after the trial period (without consultation with the Orphanage) then the bond is non refundable.

 

Equipment hire:  Bond $100. 

 

We can loan equipment during the trial period.  Equipment may include a pet fence, hay and litter tray and water bowl.  When equipment is returned, the bond will be refunded.

Bunny Bonding Service

 

Not all rabbits like each other, so a bunny bonding service is offered to help your bun the right match for your rabbit..

  • Your rabbit must be de-sexed & vaccinated, prior to a bonding session. 

  • Mature male rabbits must wait 12 weeks after neutering for the hormones to settle before attempting bonding.

  • Bonding is best done in a neutral space, at the pace of the rabbits.  Getting to know each other cannot be rushed.

  • Bonding often requires a stay for a few days under supervision while the rabbit work out the hierarchy and dominance.

 

Cost of Bonding

Although the bonding service is offered free of charge, a contribution of $15 a day is accepted towards their accommodation, food and care.

About Our Permanent Foster Program

 

Our foster program provides a permanent home for bunnies with existing health challenges. Fostering is for those who are able to provide a permanent INDOOR home for our bunny families or a (VIB) special needs buns.

 

All vet bills are covered by Rabbit Run-Away Orphanage and when you go on holidays your foster bunny can be cared for at the orphanage at a reduced cost.

 

Rabbit foster parents are provided with equipment at no charge which includes an indoor pet fence, litter trays, hay trays and ongoing training and advice as required

 

Please visit the Orphanage to discuss fostering.

Other Rabbit Rescues

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Please fill in our

"Volunteer Form" HERE

We are seeking volunteers for onsite positions between 8.30am and 12.30pm or until finished, 7 days a week.

Please consider our location, your transport & travel time before applying. 

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CONTACT US

19 Stanley Street, Olinda

VIC 3788

Ph: 03 9751 1229

info@rabbitrunaway.org.au

Rabbit Run-Away Orphanage

ABN:  42 975 123 153

 

HOW TO FIND​ US

NORMAL OPENING HOURS

OPEN: Saturday  1pm to 4pm

OPEN: Sunday     1pm to 4pm

OPEN: weekdays by appointment

PARKING

Parking on the property is limited and we have a very steep drive with limited turning space. We would appreciate if you can please park near the Mt Dandenong Hotel, walk past the Vet, turn into Illoura St then left into Stanley St.  Our property is on the left, only a 5 minute walk.