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Last Post by wendyzski at 2/08/2008 6:49 AM (12 Replies)
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User is Offline bigsis7
Northern VA
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2/06/2008 2:21 PM

Does anyone know of some good shelters they would reccomend in VA/MD/DC area? I am looking for a good shelter to get my future bun from. I know I shouldn't get so excited 9 monthes early, but maybe if I hope enough it will happen!

"Tomorrow's A Mystery, Yesterday's History, Todays A Gift. That's Why It's Called The Present."

User is Offline JK
Mill Valley, CA
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2/06/2008 3:29 PM
You know bigsis you are such a sweetie! You certainly deserve to get a bun after the great job you did taking care of your friend's. You are being so patient and I hope your mom caves in sooner!!!

User is Offline bigsis7
Northern VA
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2/06/2008 3:48 PM
Thanks knowltons! I hope she does too! I just don't want to bug her so much. She is very stubborn. I have offered to clean the whole entire house for monthes just to get a bunny. My dad said he would think about it, my mom said no. I am not aloud to mention it for 9 monthes (my b-day), but I might a little sooner if I find a bunny that really needs a home! I did that when I got my ratties! I couldn't wait another month so I asked and they said yes! So maybe the same thing will happen with getting a bun.
"Tomorrow's A Mystery, Yesterday's History, Todays A Gift. That's Why It's Called The Present."

User is Offline Scarlet_Rose
Colorado
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2/06/2008 3:52 PM

There is an HRS that services that area: http://www.rabbitsinthehouse.org/, hover over Adopt a Rabbit and not only do they have a choice for rabbits up for adoption but rabbits at local shelters too.

I ditto what KnowItons said, you're doing great and keep up the great work learning more and more about rabbits before adopting, that way you're really prepared!


User is Offline bigsis7
Northern VA
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2/06/2008 3:57 PM
I hope I end up being really prepared! I'll keep my fingers crossed! I don't want to make a mistake! Two of my ratties are an impulse buy and I don't want that to happen with my bunny! It turned out ok, but I just hope I can take really good care of my bunny!
"Tomorrow's A Mystery, Yesterday's History, Todays A Gift. That's Why It's Called The Present."

User is Offline Bunzai
Long Island, NY
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2/07/2008 12:32 AM
LOL Sis, after your crash course in bunny care and gathering the info for your friend, I can't imagine you are not going to be prepared for your bunny.

You may have mentioned it in other post, but have you heard from your friend and the bunny?
"That rabbit is dynamite!" ... ..Monty Python's Camelot

User is Offline bigsis7
Northern VA
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2/07/2008 1:48 AM
I haven't heard from her yet. It makes me a little frustrated! I emailed her 2-3 times for information on rabbits and stuff she never email me back!
"Tomorrow's A Mystery, Yesterday's History, Todays A Gift. That's Why It's Called The Present."

User is Offline bigsis7
Northern VA
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2/07/2008 12:05 PM
Ok. I checked house rabbit the buns look so cute, but it said for no children to contact them and that the bunny must be a family pet. I would fall under the child section and my parents really won't want to have to email information and have to be responsible for the rabbit. What should I do? Just look at a different shelter?
"Tomorrow's A Mystery, Yesterday's History, Todays A Gift. That's Why It's Called The Present."

User is Offline Kokaneeandkahlua
Edmonton, Alberta; Canada
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2/07/2008 12:28 PM
I don't think you necessarily have to look for another shelter; I'm sure the reason they say that is they don't want bunnies to be adopted to "teach the child responsiblity' and thus is given to a small child who can no doubt not take care of it and when he can't the parent's give it up (same old story right). I think they want to know that everyone in the family will be involved in the care and that's it not going to be up to someone who can't handle it.
Your arrangements with your parents that you will do all the work is more of a negotiation for you to get the bunny because they don't want to be stuck with all the work while you get all the play. You certainly are capable of caring for your new rabbit at your age.
IMHO I would say hold off contacting them until sooner to when you can adopt, and have your parents contact them then with you!
I'm very excited for you btw
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User is Offline Bunzai
Long Island, NY
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2/07/2008 1:12 PM

I would be frustrated as well.  But keep in mind, she is making a big move and I am sure she is up to her neck trying to get it all together.  So there is a good chance you may not hear for a while.

I would think any responsible shelter would want to make sure kids have their parent's permission and support before they will give up one of their animals.  I think you would be the same way if you were trying to find a home for your fosters.  So don't be discouraged.  I believe you will have your bun sooner than expected.  

 

"That rabbit is dynamite!" ... ..Monty Python's Camelot

User is Offline Bunzai
Long Island, NY
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2/07/2008 1:12 PM

I would be frustrated as well.  But keep in mind, she is making a big move and I am sure she is up to her neck trying to get it all together.  So there is a good chance you may not hear for a while.

I would think any responsible shelter would want to make sure kids have their parent's permission and support before they will give up one of their animals.  I think you would be the same way if you were trying to find a home for your fosters.  So don't be discouraged.  I believe you will have your bun sooner than expected.  

 

"That rabbit is dynamite!" ... ..Monty Python's Camelot

User is Offline bigsis7
Northern VA
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2/07/2008 2:00 PM
I am excited too! I won't contact them until it is about a month or so before I can get a bunny. I think Abraham sounds like fun! I know he has been there a long time so maybe I'll try him. Or if they get a new santuary bun maybe I could take care of one of them! I would really like to help animals that have pretty much zero chance of getting adopted rather than getting a young healthy rabbit that has a bigger chance of getting adopted! I am not sure.
Bunzai: I hope I get a bun sooner than excpected also! My dad told me before my mom said to ask them in 9 monthes to ask them in around 6 monthes if I see one I like and really want!
"Tomorrow's A Mystery, Yesterday's History, Todays A Gift. That's Why It's Called The Present."

User is Offline wendyzski
Chicago, IL
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2/08/2008 6:49 AM

When I was ready to adopt I specifically asked them to show me older buns and/or those that had been there for a while.  I didn't think I was up to a special needs bun yet.  Pepper ended up picking me out - she was nearly 2 and had been at the shelter for more than 9 months.

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