Rabbit Run-Away Orphanage
Victoria's First No Kill Pet Rabbit Rescue
The Official Chapter of the House Rabbit Society Australia
Name: Rabbit Run-Away Orphanage Inc.
Bank: Bendigo Bank
Acc No: 150-845-444
Tues to Sat by appointment only
CLOSED Sun & Mon
🥕 How much is the adoption fee?
⁃ $120 regardless of single, duo or trio bunnies.
🥕 What does the adoption fee cover?
⁃ All our bunnies have been desexed and vaccinated and most are also microchipped.
🥕 Can I adopt a baby bunny from you?
⁃ Yes, but only once they’ve been weaned from their mum. Although they can start nibbling on hay and pellets from 2-4 weeks they are not rehomed until they are 8 to 12 weeks old.
🥕 What do I need to be approved for adoption?
⁃ Please send a photo of your indoor setup by email for approval prior to your appointment. Please review our adoption criteria for the adoption process and examples of indoor setups.
🥕 How do I book an appointment for adoption?
⁃ Please ring Judi on 97511229 once you have reviewed the adoption criteria.
🥕 What’s your address?
⁃ 19 Stanley Street, Olinda VIC 3188 (in the Dandenong Ranges)
🥕 Do you only approve indoor housing?
⁃ Yes. For the benefits please refer to: Indoor setup
🥕 Do you offer bunny-bonding services?
⁃ Yes, by appointment. The bonding service is provided free of charge if bonding with our rabbits, but a fee applies if you need help to bond your own rabbits.
🥕 How long can bunnies live for?
⁃ If properly cared for, they can often live up to 10 years or more.
🥕 Is a bunny the right pet for children?
⁃ Not recommended for families with children under 8yrs. They are prey animals and don’t like to be picked up or handled. Adults should also be the primary carers and children can assist in their care. Please refer to: Pets & human
🥕 What’s a VIB?
⁃ VIB stands for Very Special Bunnies. They are a part of our permanent foster program and have existing health challenges or special needs.
🥕 What’s the difference between fostering and adoption?
⁃ Our foster program is unique because it provides ongoing vet support for our VIBs. as well as a basic indoor setup up. For more information: Adopt and Foster
🥕 Can a bunny live with another animal other than another bunny at home?
⁃ Yes, sometimes. They must be introduced properly and ALWAYS supervised. For more information: Rabbits and animals
🥕 What should I feed my bunny?
⁃ Their ideal diet is 80% oaten hay, 15% greens/veggies and 5% treats(including pellets). Please provide fresh, clean water daily. For a list of safe veggies and fruits, refer to the food chart
🥕 How can I help?
⁃ Thank you! Donations or items on our wish list or volunteering. We’re always looking for regular volunteers who can commit to weekly or fortnightly visits. Please fill out the form below and we’ll be in touch shortly: Volunteer application
🥕 What’s the best way to donate funds?
⁃ Donating directly using our bank details is fee-free: Rabbit Run-Away Orphanage Inc. / BSB: 633-000 / Acc No: 150-845-444
⁃ PayPal available via the link on our website.
🥕 Do you need shredded paper?
⁃ No we don’t use shredded paper because it may block their gut.
🥕 What else do you need?
⁃ Daily items such as hand sanitizers, laundry detergent, bleach, face washers, pre-loved colorful children's doona covers, puppy pads. Please review our wish list.
🥕 Have a birthday or celebration coming up?
⁃ You can start a fundraiser on our behalf: https://funds-for-special-needs-buns.raisely.com
🥕 Do you offer holiday boarding?
⁃ Yes., we have limited spaces. Please visit boarding then ring Judi on 9751 1229 for availability.