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Should you decide to get a rabbit as a pet (or run into someone who wants to), there are lots of rabbits in shelters and rescues. Just like any other pet, buying one from a breeder just encourages more to be bred, and getting one from a shelter makes room for another to be rescued. Most of us are familiar with dogs and cats at the shelter but not with the rescues for bunnies, guinea pigs, etc.

Many dogs do get along well with rabbits. We adopt our rabbits to families with dogs a lot--depends a lot on the individual rabbits and dogs involved, and the absolute willingness of the adopter to protect the rabbit. The woman who runs our rescue has three dogs and since she doesn't trust them completely with her rabbits, she just puts up baby gates and houses each species separately (yes, everyone is indoors). I actually took one of my rabbits to the shelter to pick a dog to get along with the bunnies and she is AWESOME with all the foster rabbits who come through!

Rabbit rescue info:

http://homepage.mac.com/mattocks/morfz/rabresc.html

Introducing rabbits to other pets:

http://homepage.mac.com/mattocks/mor...care.html#pals

Poor fair bunnies! I don't even go anymore because I can't stand to see them. Some places even give rabbits as prizes at fairs.
 

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Thanks for the info on the rabbit rescues.......i dont think a rabbit is in our future right now, i just dont trust my dogs, but i will keep it for future reference.

micheal......you are absolutely correct and it was a learning experience for us all.

tame........not sure how i changed my story, im sorry i didnt give a verbatim account of the entire exchange, but it went the way i said, didnt change anything.
 
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