Animals for Adoption


Animals available for adoption – Updated August 2017

An adoption fee will be requested for adopting one of our deserving animals, which is needed to cover the cost of their neutering fees as we are a completely self funded rescue. All adoption fees go directly back into the rescue and helping more animals in need.  Please contact us for more information on this and any aspect of rehoming.  Please also remember to use us for your boarding requirements and recommend us to your friends.  The money raised looking after your pets goes towards the rescue work we do, without it we will be unable to help these animals that are in such need and so deserving of a second chance in life.

Please remember that contrary to popular belief, rabbits do not make great pets for young children.  They can be difficult to handle and can bite at tiny fingers poked through bars thinking they are a tasty carrot.  However, as long as you are prepared for this and accept that you will undoubtably end up doing all the cleaning out etc, there is no reason not to adopt a bunny as a family pet.  We have tried to note which are more suitable for children and those that are perhaps too nervous due to their past circumstances.

Our animals are in the main rescue centre at Staple Hill and in several foster homes throughout Bristol.  If you are not local to Bristol or cannot find a rabbit/s to suit your particular requirements, we also work with a rescue in Bath which may be able to help: www.bunnyrehominginbath.webs.com

The Littlest Rescue run a neutering program but as only a limited number of rabbits can be neutered at a time not all animals listed here may have been neutered yet (the listing will tell you if it has been neutered yet or not).  If there is a rabbit or guinea pig that you would like to adopt but hasn’t been neutered yet, please let us know as we can reserve it for you and prioritise its operation date.

We do not rehome rabbits or guinea pigs to live alone as they are highly social animals that need company of their own kind.  They are available to adopt in pairs and we also offer a ‘match-up dating service’ for lonely/bereaved animals. We do however come across some rabbits due to their background history (often being over bred) that they are proving very difficult to bond due to behavioral problems. We will always try and try again, but sometimes this can hold them back from their furever homes and sometimes the odd solo bunny will be available for adoption, we always encourage owners to come back at a later date to keep trying to bond.  

Our ‘animals ready for adoption’ section is updated as much as possible, however as we have rabbits and guinea pigs coming in and out of the rescue centre continuously we cannot add all animals to our webpage. If there is an animal you are particularly looking for (for example a castrated male to pair up with your spayed female) we do advise to email us to let us know as we often have waiting lists of people who are ready to adopt and therefore the animals will be adopted out to these people before being added to our website. 

Rabbit pairs looking for homes

 Fluff and Violet – In foster care

Fluff and Violet are lovely pair of young bunnies looking for their furever home, unfortunately these guys are having to come back into our care after a change in circumstances in their current home. Originally Fluff was surrendered to us after his owner could no longer keep him indoors due to landlord, he found love with violet after she was born at the rescue. They are both neutered and will shortly be up to date with their vaccines. Fluff is 18 months and Violet 15 months. Violet does have pasteurella so they would need to be the only rabbits in the household, if you would like more information on this please don’t hesitate to contact us.

Honey and Heidi – In foster care

14322767_962793140492367_7174449972435504532_n Honey and Heidi are a lovely pair of girls who have not had one person interested in them since coming to us just under a year ago. Honey does have Chronic Dacryocystitis which requires to have daily eyedrops, but this does not seem to bother her. They would love to live in spacious outdoor accommodation. Once they have been picked up these girls do like their cuddles! They both love to climb and play. They also looove apple branches! These girls are neutered and vaccinated.

 Jason and Chelsea – In Foster care

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Jason and chelsea are a very funny pair of rabbits, different in every way possible. Chelsea very much leads the way in this relationship but is more shy to humans. Jason has a very curious personality and they are both led by their tummy’s. They are both neutered and are around 3 years old. They would make perfect indoor bunny friends! These buns are vaccinated against Myxomatosis, VHD1 and VHD2. Jason and Chelsea have now been with us for over a year and they have never had anyone interested in them:(!

Snowy and Peter – In foster care  

Snowy and Peter are a lovely pair, they are 1 years old and are both neutered. They are playful and would suit a indoor or outdoor home. Snowy is a mini lop cross and Peter is a cashmere lop, therefor he will need grooming and this is commitment new owners should be aware of. However its a great time to bond with your bunnies and hes a very good boy! They love chilling out but will get short and funny bursts of energy and can be so funny doing binkies! They are used to children from their previous home, but as prey animals most rabbits dont like to be picked up. They do like their nose strokes.

Blu and Jessie – In foster care

Blu and Jessie are looking for a special home, they were born on the 2nd of june 2017. They have been vaccinated against myxi, vhd1 and vhd2 and will be ready in a few weeks once they have been castrated. They have lived indoors since they were born and have lived free range indoors since they were 3 weeks old. So they will be looking for a home who can give them these qualities, they were perfectly litter trained until their hormones started to kick in, once castrated we expect them to reform and go back to using their litter tray perfectly again. They have been handled daily and love humans. They are confident boys, however Jessie doesn’t like to be picked up. Blu is a bit of a softy! These pictures were taken on their first ever day outside, they were inquisitive and we would consider an outdoor home with a shed/enclosure set up as they do like their snuggle comfort! The most important thing for these boys is human socialisation. They would really like to be a part of day to day life. If you would be interested in adopting these lovely boys please email us at thelittlestrescue@outlook.com

Amelia and Catalia – In foster care – Reserved

 

Amelia and Catalia are two beautiful girls. They are one years old, spayed and vaccinated. They absolutely love their food, and are very playful girls. They will be looking for an indoor or outdoor home with lots of space and things to do. They like to keep busy so lots of homemade cardboard toys are a must! Unfortunately we have found that red eyed white rabbits tend to stay in rescue centres for years, we would like to be proved wrong and a loving family take on these funny pair! They have such great characters!

Heidi and Nigel – In foster care

 

Heidi and Nigel are looking for their furever retirement home, This pair are just adorable! They are 8 years old and dwarf lops. They came into us slightly chubby so they’ve been on a strict diet, they are now moving around a lot more and love the garden! Nigel is a really big softy and adores his nose strokes. Heidi is an independent woman who loves to explore. They are both neutered and vaccinated. They would be great new additions to an existing group as they are both quite laid back or would be happy as they are! Please give us an email if you would like to meet them!

Ellie and Nancy – In foster care

 

Unfortunately these beautiful girls were dumped, they are being vaccinated and then shortly will be spayed. They will be looking for their furever home together, we believe them to be around 2/3 years although aging rabbits is never spot on. They are starting to show lovely, confident personalities.

Natalie and Henry – In foster care

 

This lovely pair are called Natalie and Henry! They are both dwarf lop crosses and are neutered. They will soon be fully vaccinated. Nat is 3 years old and Henry is Years old. They would really love an outdoor home with lots of space to do fast running and binkying. Please get in touch if you think you could offer them a loving home💛❤️

Rabbit dating service

Single males available as match-ups to lonely/bereaved females.

Cooper – In foster care – On trial

 

Cooper is a lovely chap, hes 5 months old and now neutered and fully vaccinated. Hes got a charming personality. He is a french lop/new zealand white cross, so he will be growing into his big ears and feet. Both these breeds are known for their laid back nature so we think hes going to grow into a lovely boy. Hes looking for a wifebun and a fabulous home!

 

Aaron – In foster care – On trial

Aaron is a little sweetie, He is around 3 months old (22/03/17). He will soon be neutered and vaccinated. Aaron came in with 10 other rabbits from rather unfortunate circumstances in an emergency. They were very scared little babies, but we believe with some love and care he will turn into a very laid back bun! He is a cross breed of New Zealand white and french lop. Both these breeds are known for their big size and gentle nature. He is currently with one of our experienced foster mums and he is already coming out of his shell. He will be ready for adoption around the 27th of july.

Bumble – In foster care

Bumble is 1 year old and 2 months, he will soon be neutered and vaccinated. Bumble came in with 10 other rabbits from rather unfortunate circumstances in an emergency. Bumble was with another male, however as they were un – neutered their behaviour became very aggressive towards each other. We decided they would both be happier to be separated, neutered and find themselves a wifebun! Bumble is a very nervous bunny, he hasn’t realised the human touch is a kind one yet, however he is in foster care and is getting lots of TLC. He is a french lop cross, so is a chunky boy. This breed is known for its laid back nature so we think in time Bumble will learn to trust us in time as he’s still a new bee! He will be ready for adoption around the 27th of july.

 

Russel – At main rescue centre – Reserved

Russel was a found rabbit so unfortunately we don’t know his age or background.  However we do believe he’s around 1-3 years old. Hes got a lovely nature, absolutely loves his food and would become very friendly once settled. He’s got confidence and would love a wifebun. He is neutered and vaccinated.

Calvin – In foster care – Reserved

 

 

Calvin is an adorable young male who loves nose strokes, hes been used to an indoor environment with access to outdoors occasionally. He would suit and indoor or outdoor home. He is 5 months old, castrated and vaccinated. He is a french lop/new zealand white so will be a chunky boy and will need lots of space!

Buckthorn – In foster care – Reserved

 

 

 

 

 

 

Buckthorne is a big bunny full of character. He’s about 4/5 years neutered and vaccinated and ready to be paired up with a female bunny friend. He’s quite laid back and likes to chill a lot, although he can have his moments of running about. He likes his own space and would suit a adult or older child home. He’s got quite a thick coat that will need to be brushed regularly. He does have an issue with sight in his right eye, but besides that he’s happy and healthy. He would love a wifebun to call his own.

Honey – At main rescue centre – Reserved

 

Cute little Honey bunny is looking for a wifebun! He is almost 2 years old, neutered and fully vaccinated. He enjoys snuggles and zooming through tunnels! He has been tried with a pair of rabbits but the other male wasn’t happy that Honey was there so it didnt work, Honey was quite nervous so we feel someone who could bond at home would work better for him.

 

Buddy – In foster care

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

At 5 months old Buddy has lots of energy, he would enjoy a large outdoor space with lots of activities to keep him busy. Hes a keen gardener and his enclosure would need to be completely secure as hes a very intelligent little bunny. He is completely striking and everyone who sees him falls in love with him! He would love the company of a playful wifebun!

Single females available as match-up to lonely/bereaved castrated male

Please note we often have a waiting list for spayed females, this may not be long depending on what you are looking for so please email us with your interest as we may have a female ready not yet noted on the website. 

Zana – In foster care

Fluffy Zana is looking for a husbun and furever home! She is around 10 months old, neutered and fully vaccinated. When she first came in she was quite aggressive and didn’t like any human coming near her, after some TLC in foster care she has gotten a lot better. She is looking for a patient, understanding home where she can learn to trust you as she can be temperamental. She is suited to a home with no children. Send us a message if you are interested in giving Zana her furever home 

Guinea pig Adoption

Guinea pig homes will need to provide plenty of space (min 5ft x 2ft for 2 guineas) in either an indoor cage or outdoor hutch.  It is preferable if they can be brought indoors in the winter months or the hutch moved to a more sheltered location (such as inside a shed).  The home will also need to provide them with a run so that they can go out on the grass in the warmer months.  Please read through our guinea pig care instructions and ensure you are happy with the care you will be expected to provide before applying to adopt any guinea pig/s.

Due to the nature of our guinea pig re-homing we are rarely able to add pictures and descriptions of the ones we have available. We often have lists of interest on lone females, males and pairs. If you are interested in adopting guinea pigs please email Kelly at: thelittlestrescue.gp@gmail.com (GUINEA PIG ENQUIRES ONLY). Kelly will be able to let you know who’s available and send details of them to you. We regularly upload pictures of available piggies to facebook and you can also contact us via fb. We always have guinea pigs available for adoption however we have a very fast re-homing rate.