Meet the WPHS Bunnies!
If you are thinking about making an addition to your family and adopting a bunny, the Western PA Humane Society is the best place to meet your new fuzzy buddy! Our bunnies have all been evaluated by a veterinarian, spayed/neutered and microchipped. Because they know how helpful litter training can be to their owners, WPHS bunnies start practicing as soon as they arrive.
Bunnies are located at the North Shore shelter, or at the Cranberry, North Hills, and West Mifflin PetCos. We also take the rabbits out on the town regularly, so check out our events page to see what events are coming up.
To view the rabbits available for adoption and find out where they are located visit the Adoptable Animals page.
Also, as a potential adopter you will want to review the Adoption Information page so you are familiar with the adoption process and ready when it comes time to take your new friend home.
Bunny Romps are a great place for you to learn more about the WPHS rabbits and meet your new companion. Every Saturday from 2:30 - 4:00 pm the Bunny Buddies bring all the rabbits upstairs to Learning Center B in order to enjoy some exercise and socialization.
Come to a bunny romp to interact with the rabbits and better see their individual personalities. The Bunny Buddies are also there to answer your questions about litter box training, grooming, or anything else you may want to know about living with and caring for a rabbit.
The whole family is welcome to come to the romp, but there are a few rules everyone must follow.
- Do not pick up the rabbits.
- Do not chase the rabbits.
- Do not bring your own rabbit.
- Young children must be supervised, especially when they are interacting with a rabbit.
Bunny Blind Dates
Do you have a single bunny who wants a companion? Rabbits are very social animals that are often happier and healthier when they have a friend to play and snuggle with.
Let one of the WPHS Bunny Buddies become the matchmaker for your rabbit and schedule a Bunny Blind Date today!
During a dating session your rabbit will be introduced to 3-4 WPHS rabbits under the supervision of a staff member or volunteer who has experience bonding bunnies. These sessions are highly structured to maximize the chances of love at first sight. When your rabbit is dating, remember that the best match is always made when you let your bunny choose his or her own companion.
To schedule a Bunny Blind Date please send Mary Cvetan () an email or call the Western PA Humane Society at 412-321-4625, pressing Option 5 to speak to an Adoptions Specialist.
If you are at the WPHS and meet a rabbit you think your rabbit would like to date, you may put down a $25 deposit on the rabbit to hold him or her until the blind date. Deposits to hold a rabbit may only be made in person and although they are non-refundable, they may be applied towards the adoption fee.
Become a Bunny Buddy
While a rabbit is being cared for by the WPHS, the Bunny Buddies are their best friends. Bunny Buddies groom and exercise the rabbits, supervise the bunny romps, take bunnies to offsite events and give the bunnies love and attention until they find their fur-ever homes.
For more information go to our Steps to Volunteering page.
Become a Foster Parent
Fostering a bunny is incredibly rewarding because when you foster you help the WPHS by providing the added space needed to preserve the lives of the most fragile and at-risk animals. All potential foster parents must meet certain requirements, complete a survey, and allow a Humane Officer to visit your home. If you are interested in opening your home and fostering a bunny, start by visiting the foster page.