Rabbit Rescue Sydney
Rabbit Rescue Sydney – a No Kill shelter, where every rabbit gets a second home.
We pride ourselves in the rabbits that we rehome, but please bare in mind we have limited spaces available, as we need to find the right new home of every animal. Sometimes this can take time and we maybe unable to execpt new rabbits for rehoming due to limited space.
If you require your rabbit to be rehome, please give us a call to find out space availablity. We will not execpt any rabbit without prior notice (as we will not overcrowd our animals). If there is no availablity at the time you call, please keep in contact with us, so when an available space does arrive you will know and arrangements can be made for rehoming your rabbit.
Rabbits must be healthy and we can not execpt any sick animals.
Owning a Rabbit is a very lovely and rewarding experience, however it does come with a great deal of responsibility. Some Bunny owners find them self in a position where they feel they need to give up their Rabbit, this could be for a number of different reasons although giving up an unwanted pet should always be a last resort.
At Rabbit Rescue Sydney based in Birdsville also known as petsville we do appreciate in some circumstances giving up a Rabbit is the right thing to do. It can be a distressing time for both you and your bunny so it must be done the right way. This is where we have helped thousands of unwanted animals find a home and also assisted rabbit owners peace of mind when coming to this difficult decision.
We have never said no to any Rabbit needing a home (providing thers is space availablity), the only conditions are we can not take sick, matted and injured rabbits as we are not a vet, these animals must be fixed up at a vet before they are brought in to be rehomed.
How Rabbit Rescue Sydney Started
We never planned on rehoming animals (Rabbit Rescue Sydney) in such a big way, it just happened, almost like a calling. We tranditionally back in the old days were a pet shop that specialised in all things avian, So originally we used to rehome older birds as we grew and through the teams knowlegde and interests we diversafied into small animal and mostly products. Our goal was to offer customers a unique experience at Petsville by becoming Australias leading small animal specialist.
While trying to achieve this we noticed alot of people with circumstances changing and the need to find new homes for their beloved older pets. This was a turning point, as most places only sold baby animals, but we understood the necessary for the olders animals to go to the right home and have proper care. So we started Rabbit Rescue Sydney, based at Birdsville also known as Petsville! We have always had the rule that we will only sell animals that we can rehome if the owners situation changed and it all snow balled from there to where we are today.
So, yes we do still sell a small range of birds, fish and small animal, with mostly product, but we also take and offer for adoption any bird or small animal that needs a new home. We do not sell cats and dogs and we do not have the facility to rehome cats and dogs.
How Rabbit Rehoming works
We understand that isn’t a easy decision, so we offer a free of charge drop off and try to make it as simple as possible for you you give your pet a second home. We have a car park out the front of the small animal facility.
The first step is to give us a call to find out space availablity. This will be determined by how many rehomed animal we all ready have waiting for new homes, as we will not overcrowded our animals.
If there is no availablity at the time you call, you will be advised to call back to check availablity either in a week, fortnight or month (this time frame depends on the interest in the rehoming animals already in store).
When you get approval to bring your rabbit in, you will need to provide a name, day and rough time of arrival (within a few hour is fine), so we can have a team member ready to run you through everything and set your rabbit up in a temperary enclosure. Our preferred rehoming hours are Monday to Friday 11:00 to 4:30pm. We can also have you come in on a weekend, but please be aware there could be a little bit of a wait time, weekend hours are Saturday 11am to 4pm and Sunday 11 am till 3 pm. We are then open for a hour after these time, but this will give the time to be set up and settle in to the surounding before it is time for the lights to be turned off.
You must call to check availablity prior to coming to rehome your rabbit.
When you come in bring rabbit in a cardboard box or carrier. If you are not sure what to do with your rabbit enclosure, accessories and food as they often can be used for rescues so your more than welcome to bring them in as well.
Your Rabbit will be placed into quarantine area for a period of time, depending on its condition and ensure they are in perfect physical and mental condition for rehoming. Here they will be fed an accelent high quality diet of Vetafarm Rabbit Origins, Oaten and Meadow hay with fresh fruit and vegetables. They will be wormed and mite sprayed.
They will then be brought into the store and socialise with the Birdsville team and customers, if they have a particularly hard time adjusting to the environment we will work with them one on one to make the transition as calm as possible.
Optional but we recommend in order to make the whole process easier on the animal and new owner, we ask that you could bring a sheet of paper with any information about your rabbit being rehomed such as name, age likes and dislikes, suitability with kids etc (the new owners will appreciate knowing some of the history). If there are any toys or favourote treats that they are particularly attached to we recommend bring them in too, as it will help them adjust
We have a huge range of devoted supporters who open their hearts to rehomed animals and we have never failed to find a bunny a new family.
If you are considering rehoming your Rabbit and have anymore questions, please feel free to email, call and pop in and have a chat with the team, keep in mind that we are not a chain but a independant business and because of this we are very busy with alot of demanding animals and people to look after as it can take us a while sometimes to get back to and reply to emails but we always will. Our address is 684 botany Rd Alexandria 2015.
If your Interested in Adopting a Rabbit
Please feel free to come into Petsville at 684 botany rd Alexandria 2015 and see us or give us a call.
What we have to rehome is all depending on availability. We will need to know that you are providing the proper environment, correct size enclosure, food, toys, medication etc. If you do not yet have all the correct gear to keep rabbit happy you are in the right place as we sell everything a rabbit could possibly dream of including enclosures at discounted prices. Please be prepared to show a team member in store photos of where the rehomed rabbit is going to go. All rehomed rabbit will have a small adoption fee. If you don’t build a bond with your adopted animal you are welcome to bring them animal back as we will always work at finding every animal the best home possible.