Happy Tails

The happiest days at VRRA are when bunnies are adopted and find their Forever Home.  A Forever Home that’s full of love, affection, protection and safety. 

Read about the many success stories of wonderful adoptions. 


Zayits has found his forever home and is really part of the family!


Tony has found his forever home! His new family says: Tony LOVES his greens and I finally found a treat he likes. He has not chewed one thing. He is a very good boy and quite affectionate!

Sparky and Heather

Sparky had a bad experience with his previous owners – they locked him in a chicken coop where he was rescued by animal service officers. The chickens badly scratched and pecked him and he also had a necrotic toe. After many vet visits he thankfully healed but did lose two toes, but this hasn’t impacted his love for zoomies! Sparky has now found his forever home and a lovely lady bunny to keep him company!


Princess has found her forever home! Her new family say: Princess is finally comfortable to leave the bedroom on her own to roam around in the apartment and had some zoomies in the living room!



We recently celebrated 1 year with Rochelle so I wanted to give you an update.  Rochelle and I first met at a bunny yoga class hosted by VRRA.  She kept coming back to my mat and cuddling up to me, which her foster family said was surprising because she was usually shy around strangers.  My husband and I had already adopted a bunny from VRRA, but Rochelle chose us: even after we put away our yoga mats, she hopped onto my bag as if to say, “Take me home with you!”  So we embarked on a lengthy and challenging bonding process.  Our first bunny, Jay, was very territorial, and lunged and growled if Rochelle got too close to his x-pen.  After about 6 months of daily dates, with lots of chasing and fur pulling by Jay, he calmed down enough to tolerate sharing his space with Rochelle.

Rochelle has been very patient with Jay, and is respectful of his #1 bunny status.  He will chase her away from the food dish so he can have first pick, but later will let her eat with him, so now when I serve them veggies or pellets, she won’t run up to the food dish right away and will wait until after Jay has a few bites.  Jay is very demanding of grooming, often shoving his head under hers, and she’ll politely groom him.  I haven’t seen him groom her back, even when she cautiously lowers her head to ask for grooming.  Sometimes he’ll just ignore her, poor Rochelle!

She’s a charming and curious bunny, and gets into strange places like shopping bags and the hay feeder. She loves sitting at the patio door to look outside, and playing behind the curtains when I close them in the evening.  She’s also opinionated and will thump at things that she doesn’t like, like crows in the backyard, or when Jay is mean to her.

Rochelle is also a lucky bunny!  I let her choose teams for my company’s hockey pool, and she came in second place out of about 30 people!

I’d call Rochelle and Jay roommates rather than a couple right now.  They don’t really cuddle, but will sometimes rest close to each other, which is a huge change from when they first met.  I hope she will be a positive influence on Jay’s bachelor ways so he’ll become the loving husbun she deserves!


This little bunny called Chicken came in 2 years ago at 5.5 yrs old. He was not in good shape. Ok but thin, ratty looking coat etc. He went to these very loving people and see how lovely he looks now. HIs first owner called him “chicken” because he was nervous and kept outdoors in not such good conditions. Little Chicken has crossed the road and it is better on the other side!

Bunny Blue

Bunny Blue is very happy in his new home!


Here’s some news of our lovely Ebony! She’s now the queen of our house and is still very spoiled by her two foster parents. She gets new toys and healthy treats oftenly, and receives fresh food and hay everyday with some blueberries or apples as dessert! She loves to nap under our beds during the afternoon and show us her best binkies early in the morning or late at night! She also started to groom my boyfriend’s bald skull each time it’s too dirty for her and likes to join me every night on my bed to cuddle and relax on her dedicated spot. We think she will be bilingual soon since we’re speaking to her in french all the time!

She doesn’t have any more holes in her fur and also gained a bit of healthy weight! We’re really happy to have her with us, and we would love to adopt her officially <3 

Sarah, Léo and Ebony 


Mike and I adore Meribeth. She is such a special bun. Curious, very smart, cheeky, and so cuddly. Her favourite is to lay next to you nose to nose, and, if you stop pets, she’ll give you a strong boop in your face. She’s so funny and has brought a lot of joy into our home. Those that passed her by really missed out. We won the bunny lottery!

Thank you so much,
Kate & Mike

Alice & Princess

Princess is definitely the dominant bunny, and they seem to have their hierarchy mostly established after some chases and fur pulling. Alice accepts her position and though she has yet to groom princess, Princess has been grooming her (and me) a quite a bit.

Princess seems to love her new home and their set up, I’ve seen her perform some binkys and flops, and though it’s only day 3 of this pairing, I’d say it’s going quite well.

Thanks for everything,


I adopted Blanche in June, 2021. She’s a lovely bunny and is doing well. Attached are some photos.



I adopted Mayhew (previously known as Ringo) nearly a year ago. It took a couple months but he eventually started to love me as much as I love him. He likes his routine of naps under the coffee table and then after the sunsets he’ll run up for some cuddles and head rubs and when its time for bed he runs into his pen for a bowl of hay and berries.
Basically I’m obsessed with him and very grateful he puts up with me and grateful to you guys for taking care of him till he found his way to me.
Lots of love,
Mattie and Mayhew


Hello! I adopted Liisa back in September 2021, now called Luna or Mochi-butt, and I just wanted to send you an update on her!

Never a dull moment with this one. She’s an absolute nutcase. When she’s not stalking me for food, zooming through the house, or growling when I try to put more hay in her litter box, she’s licking everything. She loves to lick everything, everywhere, all the time. Your socks, lick, your ankles, lick, your bag, lick, your computer, lick, the floor, lick. She chins nothing and licks everything.

Her best friend is a stuffed fox, and she went through all five stages of grief when I took him away to wash him. She also loves playing with a $2 towel, she burrows her way underneath it and wears it like a Jedi cloak.

I’ve taken her to the vet to get her nails trimmed and she hated every second of it. However she can be bribed easily with treats, pears are her favorite choice.

She gets the zoomies every morning and evening, and hates being left out of things. She will always come to check on you even when she has no desire to stay and accompany you.

She’s done her fair share of chewing carpet and walls but she’s learned what “Luna No!” means and what “Luna Be Nice” means when she gets a little growly and territorial.

Despite her dramatics, she’s an absolute treasure of a bunny. She’s adorable, fiercely loyal, sappy, and always eager to show her love. She’s a fluffy little ciabatta loaf that has a personality bigger than her three pound body, and I couldn’t ask for anything more.


Jay’s Bunniversary

VRRA is super proud to receive the following Happy Tail:

I recently celebrated Jay’s (formerly James) one year “bunniversary” so I wanted to give you an update. He was very shy and skittish when I adopted him, but he’s turned out to have a strong personality: he gets very excited about food and won’t sit still and refuse petting until he’s fed, but when he’s in the mood for petting he will melt and flatten into a bunny slug and even stretch out his legs as I’m petting him.

He’s learned to come when he’s called, return to his pen at night, jump through a hoop, and give me his paw. He loves to throw his toys, push cardboard boxes around, and my piano and piano bench have become a very expensive bunny shelter. Jay is still nervous about new people and sounds, but he’s come a long way in a year!

Jay was also in the news, as part of a story I wrote for CBC! I will be donating part of the proceeds from this article to the VRRA so you can continue finding homes and caring for rabbits, so others can experience how amazing rabbits really are.

Happy Birthday Diamond

Diamond is a VRRA adoption success! For her first birthday her new home prepared a birthday party for her. Of course she was spoiled by lots of toys and love. And it was all documented on YouTube. Now this really is a Happy Tail!



My family and I are so grateful we came across this wonderful organization – The Vancouver Rabbit Rescue and Advocacy. We were able to adopt the perfect rabbit for our family!

I am so impressed with the interview process as well as a follow after the adoption. You are all amazing!!

Thank you so much Christine for pairing us up with Simba!! My daughter has renamed him to Miso.

We are all so in love with him. I just wanted to share a few photos with you of Miso.

Skipper aka Flash

It’s almost been a year, and I thought I would give VRRA an update on Skipper!
He is now called Flash because of how extremely fast he is when he does his zoomies, but we still call him Skippy (and numerous other nicknames) from time to time.
He’s been a super good boy, and with time his personality really shined!
He’s very curious and a little troublemaker, but will come up to us for cuddles and pets when he’s done his daily tasks. We also give him free access to our backyard now, and he comes back home when called. He’s still a bit nervous when he hears crows, but there are plenty of places he can duck under and hide.
Thank you again for giving us the opportunity to adopt this handsome little man.
Amy, Erica + family


Ethan found his forever home. And his forever bun-mate! Thanks to the hard work of Vancouver Rabbit Rescue volunteers Ethan and Freda are very happy and sweet together. UPDATE! Ethan and Freda have flown across the Atlantic and are very happy in their new home in Ireland!

Freda and Ethan in Ireland 2



Freda and Ethan in Ireland 1

Snuggle bunnies in their new home!

VRRA Vancouver Rabbit Rescue Ethan Freda  



Tommy was surrendered with eight siblings and mom and dad to Surrey Animal Resource Center in January 2020.
The family was moved to VRRA for young bunny care. Tommy is now one of 11 success stories to come from this family!
A happy hoppy tails message from his new mom on his second birthday:
“Tommy turns 2, and I thank you again for helping to bring us together. He is a joy. Still curious, energetic, hungry, demanding, and so affectionate. He keeps me on my toes and has been my constant companion. Hope all is well.”
Vancouver Rabbit Rescue VRRA Tommy Happy Tails



Rudy is the black and white dwarf. Was adopted out to bond with Missy. Another successful match.  This was the message from his new home: “Rudy is doing really well and I enjoy every minute of having these bunnies in my life!”

VRRA Vancouver Rabbit Rescue

Fleur & Baxter

We adopted Fleur in November and we totally expected to adore her, since she is the sweetest. What we didn’t expect was how much our cat, Baxter, would also fall in love with her.

Fleur and Baxter spend their days snuggling on the sofa or playfully chasing each other around the living room in and out of their play tunnels. Baxter is so gentle with her; it really is the cutest. She has fit into our family so perfectly and we really couldn’t be happier with our decision to adopt her and we hope to make many years of memories together.

VRRA Vancouver Rabbit Rescue Happy Tails



Peach and Pancake

This wonderful Happy Tails is a great example of the JOY that can be experienced by adopting Elder Buns!
Peach and Pancake spent many years at VRRA because no one was interested in a senior pair. But their Forever People finally came along and it is wonderful to hear how much fun P&P are catching up on, now that they are able to live fully as House Rabbits:
We have had Peach (lionhead) and Pancake (lop) for 10 months now. On the second day we brought them home, Peach was binkying around the kitchen. Now, she likes to binky and flop around the dining room table, especially after we feed her greens.
Pancake is our little garburator, where Peach is hesitant to eat something he will devour it. He is a really relaxed bunny that loves to find a cubby to flop under. He is very heavy sleeper and sometimes we will have to poke him a few times to wake him up for breakfast! It’s funny to hear him snoring somewhere in a corner of the house. His two favourite things to do are exploring new places in the house to run about; the other one is eating.
They are an adorable duo and we are very grateful to have them in our home.

Peach and Pancake


Mighty Mouse

All the volunteers at VRRA gave happy cheers when our favourite MM was finally adopted! Some bunnies sneak into your heart and Mr Mighty was very loved at the shelter. Despite his terrific attributes he was always overlooked by people. But as they say, good things come to those who wait! Our hearts are bursting, knowing that Mighty Mouse is finally lounging in proper House Rabbit style – part of a family.

Mighty Mouse


Max is a super-smart rabbit and sometimes bunnies with inquisitive minds find themselves waiting longer for a home then their more docile peers. 🙂

We’re really thrilled that Max found a family who appreciates his incredible personality.


Elsa and Karu

Elsa & Karu were at the shelter for quite a while and so it makes us particularly happy to see them settled in comfortably in their new apartment. Their person says that they have several hideaway forts as well as mini-beds and free roam of the place. They love chewing on sticks, various bunny toys, cuddling with each other, napping and dining on the finest greens.

Elsa and Karu


Elsa and Karu
















Tulip’s new Forever People wrote us to say, “Thank you so much for allowing us to adopt her. She has free roam of our house and you can just see how incredibly happy she is. She runs up and down the hall in the mornings and then will sporadically flop over mid-run in pure joy. She has brought us so much happiness after the pain of losing our 10 year old bunny, Motley.

She licks my nose every day, follows me around the house, constantly wants to cuddle, and most importantly, knows she is safe. She also is by far the most hilarious little bun we have ever encountered. (She gets into EVERYTHING.)

She’s decided to try new veggies, eats more hay than I’ve ever seen a rabbit consume, and plays with all of the toys we have bought for her. Thank you so much for bringing this little light into our lives.















Here’s a Happy Tail story from Meatball, the bunny formally known as Bach 🙂

His family reports, “It has been one year today since we adopted Meatball (formerly Bach) from VRRA and I just wanted to let everyone there know he is doing great. He has free run of our house as well as our fenced yard (in summer). His favourite activities include begging at the fridge, sleeping under my son’s bed and racing around the living room. We adopted Sage (the orange rabbit in photo) from a local family in September and succesfully bonded them. We really appreciate everything your organization does for rabbits and we do our part to keep everyone we meet well informed about proper rabbit care.”

Bach (Meatball)



Lucky Chance was adopted into a home with a rabbit friend (Harriet), as well as two friendly dogs. His new family reports, “the bunnies are doing great, Chance loves the dogs and him and Harriet are definitely getting more used to each other. Harriet was quite territorial at first but is warming up to chance. He loves to explore the house and sit on the couch with the pups!”


Bunard is a lucky boy: he went from being an orphan on the street, to being in a shelter cage, to having his very own little IKEA bed to sleep on. Congratulations little guy!



Not only did the gorgeous Tory find a great home, but also got a long-lost cat sibling as part of the deal 🙂

His new humans say, “Tory fits beautifully into our house and we love him. Our cat, who had been missing for quite some time and presumed dead when we adopted Tory, returned home shortly after Tory arrived and the two have become friends!”



Our dear Rupert is a particularly happy “Happy Tail” because he stole the hearts of many volunteers but for some reason adopters always passed him by. We knew that he had what it takes to make a GREAT House Bunny and he – finally! – got his chance.

Here he is with his new human, who reports, “These photos were taken during our nighttime routine where he jumps up on my bed, runs and digs for a bit on the blanket, and then settles next to me for MANY forehead & ear scratches. His toys and accessories have taken up much of my room and I wouldn’t have it any other way. He’s the best little roommate and I love him to pieces. Thank you for introducing us and trusting me with him, he really has changed my life for the better and I look forward to many long years with him.”


Henry & Hallie

Henry (the bunny formally known as Andy) was adopted by his family earlier this year and has been busy living his Best House Rabbit Life. But then, his humans saw the glorious Hallie (the rabbit formally known as Callie) on our Instagram feed, and fell in love. With fingers crossed, they introduced (the neutered) Henry to (the spayed) Hallie, and it was a match made in bunny heaven. You can follow their adventures online at @iliketobinky

Hallie and Henry


Sweet Simba! As you can see, this lionhearted bunny is well-loved by his human Pride. We’re ferociously happy that our handsome satin Simba found such a great home.


Our fabulously furry lionhead, Antoine, just landed himself the ultimate Happy Tail – his new family includes other buns otherwise known as the Floppy Fluffles (Penelope,Poppy,Clementine and Antoine). You can follow their adventures @fourfloppyfriends
On top of all that, Antoine and his new bunny BFF, Clementine, are giving back to their community as therapy rabbits, making visits to a local hospice. Good for you Antoine! Bunny love is definitely a balm for the soul.

Antoine and Clementine





Here’s our previously shy little Leo, all comfortable in his new home, snoozing on an iPad like a good modern House Rabbit 🙂

Leo’s family reports, “We had set up a play pen for him but he kept jumping over the fence so now he is free roaming around our apartment, he is such a good rabbit, very clean and doesn’t get into trouble. For the most part he doesn’t like being pet which is okay, but he does chill next to us when we watch tv or eat. Right before (our) bedtime he gets a couple of treats and also accepts some pets. He loves his hay and cardboard boxes. I am so happy he is in my life.”


Raven & Sweep

Raven and Sweep

Happy Tails and rabbit smooches!! This is our sweet Raven with her new BFF, Sweep. Raven was at VRRA for a long time with her partner, Rook, who sadly passed away. Similar to cats and dogs, for some stupid reason potential adopters shy away from black rabbits, and so we were feeling pretty depressed for poor Raven, all alone and still stuck at the shelter. But the bunny universe shone on us and our dear Raven was not only adopted but found a forever home with a new bunny love . If you have a bunny in your family that is looking for a rabbit friend, give us a call; we are experts at bunny bonding and can help you find a great match for your bun.

As you can see, Raven and Sweep are a match made in rabbit heaven and we’re sure that Rook is looking down in happiness from the cosmos. Black -furred Bunnies are the Best.


Panda & Jett

Panda and Jett were adopted on May the 4th and so have aptly been renamed Luke and Leia 🙂

Their new family reports, “They are absolutely adorable little bunnies. Very curious and well behaved. They are perfectly litter box trained. They were free roaming the house earlier for about 3 hours and every dropping went inside their litter box. They love coriander and parsley.”

Congratulations everyone!

Panda Jett


Panda Jett


Sophie happy tails

Sophie’s adoptive people say that Sophie feels like she owns their apartment now 🙂  House Rabbits are always happiest when they rule the roost!












Polo is a great example of exactly how smart and fun a House Bunny can be! Don’t think that it’s only dogs that like to fetch sticks 🙂

We’re so happy that Polo has found a home that appreciates his active and personable nature.  Life is so much better with a bunny!


Louie is a lucky rabbit in that he went straight from one of our foster homes into his Forever Adopted Home. Check out this video of him having some hoppy snow fun! We’re so happy to see you enjoying life and being loved Louie! This is what we wish for all of our rabbits.

Tom Hanks

Our dear Tom is so loved by his adoptive family that they’ve set up his very own Instagram page account. We love seeing you on social media Tom Hanks! You can follow him @tomhanksthebunny

Tom Hanks


Tom Hanks

Charlie & Sophie

Here’s another adorable pair, both adopted from VRRA but at different times, and finding true bunny love companionship together. You can follow their story on Instagram @bunnydiary and they also have a YouTube page – check out their funny house bunny antics here.

Charlie & Sophie


Charlie & Sophie


Here’s our lovely Baboo (formally known as Eve) in her happy adoptive home, celebrating her first Birthday! We’re so happy for you Baboo xoxo.





Check out how happy Disco is! She was lucky not to have to spend too long at the shelter prior to her Forever Family taking her home. They report that her favourite toy is Nutrinom’s Pineapple Exress, and her favourite activity is enjoying conversations with her people while sitting on their laps. That’s an awesome Happy Tail!

Disco in adopted home.


Griffin’s family says, “We weren’t sure if Griffin would cheer up when we brought him home from the shelter, but he is such a different rabbit now! He’s quite the bunzilla and keeps himself busy moving stuff around, and always rushes over for cuddles.” We’re so happy for you Griffin!

Photo of Griffin

Sad Griffin at the shelter.


Happy Griffin in his new home with his BFF, Cindy.


Clifford is a big bunny and luckily wasn’t at the shelter long before finding his perfect adoptive home. He greets his humans with a binky-bunny dance when they come home from work. Way to go Clifford!

Clifford at the shelter.


Clifford dressed up on adoption day (click for video).