Check out the buns waiting for adoption!

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Pairs and Trios, Oh My!

It is not the easiest thing to bond two bunnies together. Just like people, some get along wonderfully, and some do not.
If you are thinking of adding more than one bunny to your home, why not consider adopting buns that have already been bonded! They don't take up too much more space than a single bunny.

We have several at the shelter, waiting for their forever homes!
Meet Georgia, Cocoa Puff and S'mores. These girls were born to Dove. Her story is heartbreaking. Dove was found stray by the side of the road. Her mate had been hit by a car, and she wouldn't leave him. She was already pregnant, and gave birth to 7 babies at the shelter. These three sisters are very loving with each other. A trio is 3 times the fun!

Meet Mr. Peepers and Teddi Beara. They are some of our longer time residents. They were put together, and it was Love at First Sight! They dote on each other constantly. Don't think that they wont want affection from you, since they are so bonded to each other. They both love (especially Mr Peepers!) to be petted and loved on by the volunteers at the shelter.

And previously introduced in the blog, but please meet again, Hanson and Mack
Hanson & Mack are cuteness times two! They (& two other brothers) were born just a few days after their mom was rescued by a Good Samaritan where she was discovered living under a car. Mom and her 4 babies were brought to the shelter and put into foster care where they could grow into experienced house bunnies. These loving cuties are very curious and enjoy running around and practicing their binkies.

If you would love to share your home with any of these beautiful pairs or trios, hop over to our adoption application so this bun can start a new life at your home!

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Santa Pictures coming soon!

We will be having our annuall Santa pictures fundraiser on Sunday December 4th from Noon-3pm at the shelter. We hope to see everyone there!
Here are some pictures from last years event:

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Hanson & Mack

Hanson & Mack are cuteness times two! They (& two other brothers) were born just a few days after their mom was rescued by a Good Samaritan where she was discovered living under a car. Mom and her 4 babies were brought to the shelter and put into foster care where they could grow into experienced house bunnies. These loving cuties are very curious and enjoy running around and practicing their binkies. Please consider opening your heart and home to these precious boys. They are guaranteed to be double the fun!!

Sunday, July 24, 2011

In Loving Memory

There is a new page to the right, to memorialize the buns we have loved and lost.

I'll lend you, for a little while, a bunny of mine, He said
For you to love while he lives, and mourn when he is dead.
It may be for twelve or thirteen years or maybe less than three.
But will you, till I call him back, take care of him for me?

He'll bring you charms to gladden you, and shall his stay be brief,
You'll have his lovely memories as solace for your grief.
I can not promise he will stay as all from earth return,
But there are lessons taught down there that I want this bun to learn.

I've looked the whole world over in search of teachers true
And from the throngs that crowd life's lanes, I have selected you.
Now you will give him all your love- not to think this labor vain,
Nor hate me when I come to call to take him back again.

I fancied that I heard them say, Dear Lord thy will be done
For all the joy this bun shall bring, the risk of grief we'll run
We'll shower him with tenderness and love while we may
And for the happiness we've known, forever grateful stay.

And should the angels call for him much sooner than we planned,
We'll brave the bitter grief that comes and try to understand.

Author Unknown

Sunday, July 10, 2011

The House Rabbit Society - Southeastern PA- Delaware Chapter

Who we are and what we do
Domestic rabbits are the 3rd most common animal found in shelters.
Several months after Easter, the "dump rate" increases dramatically as people discard their unwanted adolescent rabbits, usually because these individuals impulsively purchased a rabbit on the spur of the moment, or failed to educate themselves on rabbit care and behavior. Other rabbits are turned loose to fend for themselves, usually with fatal results, since domestic rabbits do not have the survival skills to live in the wild. In addition, many pet stores sell rabbits year round.
The House Rabbit Society is a national, nonprofit (501c) all volunteer organization, established in 1989, which works to:
take rabbits in from shelters when their time is up, so they wont be euthanized, and
Educate the public on what wonderful indoor companions rabbits can be.

The Southeaster PA- Delaware chapter of the House Rabbit Society is located in Newport, DE and works with SPCA, Humane Societies and animal shelters in Pennsylvania and Delaware. We offer adoptions of rescued, spayed/neutered and litter box trained rabbits, and pair bonding, and nail trimming.
We are a no-kill foster home and sanctuary, which means the rabbits may stay with us for as long as they need shelter.
Every effort is made to ensure the best match of a rabbits personality to the prospective adopters. Our adoption fee of $85 covers only the expenses for the spay/neuter surgery. We survive on donations!
Your help is welcome and needed. If you would like to help us as we care for abandoned rabbits, please contact us at 302-683-9009, or goodhareday @

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Oryctoichthyes: Why Rabbits?

Oryctoichthyes: Why Rabbits?: "Why rabbits? You know, it seems like I’ve been asked this question a lot lately.   Why did I choose pet rabbits?   Why do I choose to he..."

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Top 10 "Did You Know" about the shelter

Have questions about the shelter? Here are some things you may not know about the shelter. Do you still have questions? Ask us!
1. Everyone at the shelter is a volunteer. We clean and feed the rabbits every day of the week, holidays like Thanksgiving and Christmas included. Saturdays we do a bigger cleaning each week. We make sure the bunnies get vet care, are litter box trained, and socialized. We make sure there is always enough hay, veggies, litter and pellets available. This is all in addition to our full time jobs, families and rabbits at home. Many of our volunteers spend 8-10 hours week at the shelter.
2. When a rabbit comes through our doors, they are with us for as long as it takes to find their forever home. That could be 6 days or 6 years. When someone adopts, they choose the bunny that is the best fit for their family. The bunnies that stay longer in the shelter are sometimes just the quiet ones, that don't sell them selves like the more active ones. They are still loving bunnies and are waiting for their forever loving home.
3. We offer Boarding services for while you are on vacation. Please call as far in advance to book the space, especially near the holidays, to ensure the space is available.
4. We offer quality supplies in our store. Oxbow hay and pellets, and toys and supplies.
5. We also offer nail trims for a $5 donation.
6. We are unable to help with wild bunnies. Please call your closest wildlife rehabber.
7. If your rabbit is sick or injured, please call your vet right away. We are not veterinarians, and we are unable to diagnose over the phone.
8. We do not receive any funds from the state or federal government. All the money used to cover expenses is generously donated. And tax deductible- please consult your tax accountant.
9. The $75 adoption fee barely covers the spay/neuter that was done for the bunny. There is also other vet bills, rent, phone, electric, trash, food, litter, etc.
10. That being said, our biggest need is always Volunteers! If you are thinking about adoption, volunteering is a great way to meet all of the bunnies. We need about 6-7 people each Saturday to clean the shelter. We hope to see you soon at the shelter.

Saturday, April 16, 2011

Who should be the REAL Easter Bunny?

Who should be the REAL Easter Bunny? Let the courts figure it out.

"Scooter,, do you poop?"
"Yes I do, I eat a lot, so I poop a lot"

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Rabbits and Easter

Are you thinking about buying a rabbit for Easter? If you are thinking of getting one from a breeder (even a person who is breeding "just once"), or from a pet store, please take a moment to consider adoption. You can purchase a rabbit pretty cheaply from a pet store or a breeder. The rabbit will be small and cute. But they will not be spayed or neutered. Please call around to get prices for that surgery before you think our adoption fee is too high. If you think you can skip the surgery, know that males will spray just like an un-neutered male cat will. There will be a lot of time and energy spent on cleaning your floors, walls and clothing. If you get a girl, and she turns out to be pregnant, are you able to suddenly have 8-10 rabbits to care for? Baby rabbits are small and cute. But they grow up very quickly. They will be full grown before the end of summer. Will the cage you purchase for them now still be big enough for them? Will your children still want to feed them, give them fresh water and hay every day, and interact with them? Rabbits live 8-10 years. How old will your child be when the rabbit is old, and needs extra attention? Will they be more into dating, or sports? Maybe going off to college? Are you willing to take full responsibility for the rabbit? Rabbits are not the best pets for small children. They do not want to be held or cuddled. Is your child old enough to understand that they need to allow the rabbit to be a rabbit? That they could hurt the rabbit by picking them up, or petting them too aggressively? Are you OK with the thought of some property destruction? Even with a well "bunny-proofed" home, the new bunny may pee on the carpet, or chew some furniture and baseboards. This is especially true if they are young and un-neutered. If you have read all of this, and still want to buy from a pet store, please give us a call, or send an email. Stop by the shelter to see how many bunnies are waiting for a home. They are all there because someone had thought it was a good idea to get a rabbit- didn't get them spayed or neutered, and then decided they no longer wanted to be responsible for the bunny. Rabbits are amazing pets. The joy and love received from them is amazing. But they are not low-maintenance pets. And we want to be sure that anyone considering a rabbit knows what they are getting into before they have made that 8-10 year commitment.

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Upcoming Shelter Events

Our Wine for Wabbits fundraiser is coming up quickly- Saturday April 9th, from 4-8pm at Deerfield Fine Wines in Newark, Delaware. (the shelter will be closed that Saturday) Also coming up is our Annual Open House, on May 7th. Both are big fundraisers for the shelter, and we would love to see everyone at one or both of our events. Adoption fees cover a small portion of expenses at the shelter. We rely on donations to cover the daily expenses. We are an All Volunteer Non Profit organization. All donations go directly to the care of the rabbits. The weeks in between the wine tasting and the Open House, we will be doing Spring Cleaning at the shelter. Weather permitting, we take all the cages outside for power washing, and give everything inside a good cleaning. Volunteers are the heart of the shelter. Would you be able spare a few hours on a Saturday to help out? If it is on a spring cleaning weekend, or any Saturday, volunteers are greatly appreciated. If you are thinking about adopting a rabbit, volunteering is a good place to start. If you are going to be a first time Bunny Parent, it is a good way to see what you are getting into. Even for experienced Bunny Parents, it is an excellent way to meet the bunnies and learn who would be the best match for you. Easter is coming up. Please let everyone you know that rabbits are great pets. They just may not be the best for everyone, especially families with very small children. If anyone you know is considering buying a rabbit for Easter, please talk to them about the responsibilities of having a rabbit. And please talk to them about adopting a rabbit that has been spayed/neutered and litterbox trained. Check out to see if a rabbit is a good choice for you. Check out all of our adoptable buns on and However you can help, donating, volunteering, adopting or educating others- Thank you!

Saturday, March 12, 2011

Hello Everybun! is turning 15. Help celebrate by telling someone out the joys of adopting. On March 15th, post on your blog or facebook page to tell everyone how important it is to adopt a rabbit, not to purchase one from a breeder. With all of us working together, we can make a difference.

Petfinder Adopt-the-Internet Day

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Wine Tasting Fundraiser April 9th 2011

Please spread the word! We hope to see everyone there! Please tell your friends.

Friday, February 4, 2011

February is Adopt a Rescued Rabbit Month

Check out the Article on
But isn't EVERY month really Adopt a rescued rabbit month?
For the Featured bun, please let me introduce Clark.
Clark was named after Clark Kent. He came to us as part of a cruelty/neglect case through Prince Georges County MD. He was very shy and scared at first. He is coming out of his shell now, and learning that people are here to help him. This sweet man deserves a loving forever home. Please fill out an application and make an appointment to come to the shelter to meet Clark. If this little one appeals to you, hop over to our adoption application so this bun can start a new life at your home!

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Featured Bun - Sterling

Meet Sterling, our current Featured Bun
He was part of a group of 16 rabbits that were confiscated by police from a cockfighting ring in north Philadelphia. He was so very thin when he came to us. But after some time in a foster home, he has blossomed into a happy big boy!
Sterling loves to move things around and chew on his cardboard boxes.
If you would like to meet Sterling, and make him a part of your family, please fill out the adoption application