Smudge & Oriel

Smudge is a cute, black dwarf lion head bunny.  He is the softest bunny ever!  He’s approx 6 1/2 yrs old. He’s curious, playful and knows his name is Smudge. He is fine to be held and stroked for a little while but likes to explore and be with Oriel most of the time. He’s very friendly and will follow you around. 

Oriel is a golden tan half Rex about 5 1/2 yrs old. She is a gentle bunny, easy to handle. Oriel has become very overweight and needs someone to watch her diet and make sure she gets lots of exercise. They will be good companion rabbits.

Notes from their current foster:

Smudge and Oriel are the best couple that you will ever have as a bunny lover. If it wasn’t for my husband’s allergy to hay, I’d love to keep them for the rest of their life. Oriel is a cute round bun that was a bit shy at the beginning of arriving at her new home. She got adapted to the environment from the second week on and she would come out to explore our dining room. Compared to Smudge, Oriel is the calmer one, if you like some quiet time of your own, she’d definitely be your best company.

Smudge is a little power generator – we call him “little bull”! He’s always full of energy. If you like dogs, Smudge is on the same level of a little puppy who will chase you wherever you go. He got used to a new home very easily. We have a fully fenced backyard with a patio and lawn behind. Once in a while I would let Smudge free run at the patio where I called “Free Buffet for the Bunnies” and leave the door a little bit open. He always came back to the house by himself, if not, I simply made a “tic, tic, tic” sound, and that would bring him back to where I was immediately. We’ve grown lots of vegetables on our patio. Their favorites are mustard leaves, dill, red leaf amaranth, cilantro, kale, and green leaf part of a cauliflower. Smudge also eats sunflower leaves, basil leaves, peppermint, and shiso leaves. Oriel loves the flower part of the veggies. We also made sure that they ate lots of hay.

Some notes for prospective owners: they do chew cables when they are bored or out of your sight, so make sure you put the cables out of reach or install protections. I put bamboo sticks and timothy sticks for them in the pen, and they would chew them. Smudge runs very fast near you even though he’s so small, so please make sure while walking, don’t step on him. Smudge bites whatever comes nearby without sniffing so just make sure you let him know when entering his territory (which can be inside the X pens or the spot you put him with Oriel together) don’t try to pet him or show him your hands until he calms down. If you need to hold him, make sure you hold him well because once you start lowering him down on the floor, he will try to escape and he might scratch you.

Oriel is a very special girl so you need to give her more time to get to know you and her new home. She didn’t move much at the beginning when we first got her. She became more active when we put her in the X pen out on our lawn late in the afternoon. She looks calm but that doesn’t mean she’s not scared, so try to be patient with her. Hold her gently if you need to. And she will let you put her down without panic.

We only kept them for 2 weeks though they already brought us great joy especially when they got more outgoing and comfortable around us. I’m sure you’re going to find out more by spending more time with them.

Tim and Todd

Tim & Todd are super handsome double-maned lion heads.

These two bunny rabbits are friendly brothers but can be shy. They are looking for a bunny experienced home.

Their forever people will need to enjoy spending lots of time grooming these wonderful fluffy buns. Grooming this breed of rabbit is essential. But it’s not hard to groom a rabbit; it’s enjoyable and quite therapeutic!

 

Mac and Hazelnut

Meet two of our “nut family “.   Mac and Hazelnut are bonded brothers born April 11th this year in a shelter.  

These fun loving boys are looking forward to finding a family to call their own.

They are clean, playful and love to zoom around .  Hazelnut can be a bit chewy but as long as he has plenty to do he is normally good.

They are gentle rabbits but not skittish or shy.  

Mac and Hazelnut have not really known a home just a shelter. – can you give these gentlemen the home they deserve?

Ira and Gopy

Gopy (silver/blue) and Ira (brown/agouti) are “brothers from another mother”.

Both were found as tiny babies within a few weeks of each other in different locations alone on the streets of Vancouver.  They’ve grown up together in foster care and are both exceptionally sweet, affectionate and funny young rabbits.

As bonded buns, they are looking forward to living together in a loving home, where they can continue to bring joy to humans as they enjoy lots of free roam time and enrichment. 

They are neutered and aside from some territorial droppings (likely due to their foster mom’s own resident rabbits) they are quite good with their litter boxes. They are very loving towards each other and groom one another constantly. Both boys are very accepting of cuddles.

Poppy & Pansy

Poppy and Pansy are a double-dose of adorable!

Poppy (white spot on the nose) has a very loving personality and is always ready for a cuddle. She loves to sit on one’s lap for extended periods of time while receiving pats & kisses. Pansy has an adventurous personality and loves to explore. She is the alpha girl who looks out for both of them. Pansy is warming up to cuddles – on her terms – she dislikes being picked up – as most bunnies do. 


Their ltterbox habits are consistently great 98% of the time. Poppy & Pansy enjoy a healthy diet and an occasional treat (banana, berries, apple). 

Both bunnies enjoy nibbling on cardboard, showing off with binkies, zoomies and a comfy hide-out box to sleep in together. These bun-sisters will be awesome free-roaming house bunnies, as they have been thriving having a spacious room of their own in foster.


Poppy & Pansy will bring much joy, love and laughs to whomever is lucky enough to become their Forever Home. Is that you?

Annie and Fiona

It’s nice to snuggle with a friend.

Annie & Fiona are bonded sisters and are ready to make the hop into a Forever Home together.

These large friendly girls have been raised in a foster home with respectful dogs.

Big Bunnies are the Best!

Ilsa And Dalia

Ilsa is a light grey chinchilla colour and Dalia is a dark grey agouti with a white spot on her nose. These loving sisters are just youngsters but are already big girls and make a fine duo! They’re from an abandoned family of rabbits recently taken in. They have been fostered in a home with respectful dogs.

Peter and Paul

Petey (brown) and Paul (white) are loving brothers who groom, cuddle and sleep together. Petey is the outgoing leader and Paul feels safe following his brother. Both are friendly and love running free around the house, and enjoy pets. When spooked, Paul runs to Petey for reassurance, or goes to hide beside his foster Mom. They are cuties! 

Asha and Allie

Asha and Allie were only about 4 weeks old when they were found with their other three siblings in a heap on the sidewalk, obviously dumped from a car. Despite their dire beginnings, these youngsters (born ~Feb 2021) are outgoing and friendly. They are turning into very lovely House Rabbits and look forward to becoming permanent members of a lucky person’s household.

Rowan & Sandy

Rowan and Sandy arrived at VRRA from different places and circumstances. The silver lining to them ending up at a shelter is that they found each other – they are now bonded best friends.

They are about 4 years old (as of July 2021) and have matching gorgeous brown agouti coats. They are a good yin-and-yang match, as Rowan is an extreme extrovert – outgoing and curious – whereas Sandy is more sedate. Rowan absolutely loves full-body bunny massages. While Sandy is shy about pets, she is social in her own sweet way and will take treats from your hands. She is content to follow Rowan around like his shadow.

They are lovely, clean and tidy bunnies, and while they’ve been enjoying time in a nice foster placement, the very much need a permanent home to call their own.