Rascally Rabbit Rescue and Critter Haven of Arizona, Inc.
Pet adoption saves lives. Adopt a pet and you'll have a friend for life! Contact us, or contact another local humane society, animal shelter or SPCA.
Mesa, AZ 85210
Pets at Our Rescue Group:
Cities, Towns, and/or Counties We Serve:We currently serve the east valley (Mesa, Chandler, Gilbert) and hope to grow our foster network so that we can serve all of Arizona.
About Our Rescue Group:The director has experience as a veterinary technician at a hospital that treats exotic pets as well as cats and dogs. She founded the rescue in 2006 with hopes of one day building a shelter.
We believe that education is key to saving these precious companion animals, and try to hold education events four times a year.
Rabbits are the 3rd most euthanized pet in the US. Unfortunately, many people buy rabbits as gifts for Easter, not realizing the care and attention they require. Also, rabbits, gerbils, hamsters, guinea pigs, chinchillas and degus are often sold in pet stores, whether at the mall or in pet supply stores, despite the number of homeless pets being euthanized daily. Most of these pets are bred in "critter mills" (like a puppy mill, but dedicated to other animals), and are often mistreated. We try to rescue as many as possible, while giving them plenty of love and attention. We have a small foster home network and are always looking for more foster families so we can save more of these beautiful animals.
Come Meet our Pets:We list all our events on our website and Bunspace.com.
Meeting pets is by appointment only, as we use foster homes and do not currently have a shelter. However, we are looking for more volunteers so we can partner with Petco and hold adoption events at various stores on the weekends.
Our Adoption Process:We require an application, home check and for the adopting family to attend an educational meeting or a "test" if the educational event is too far off or if family is not able to attend.
We only adopt to families that will keep the pet indoors, as to ensure the pets safety from predators and extreme temperatures. Also, keeping the pet indoors helps the family to pay more attention to the pet, as when a pet isn't seen, it is often forgotten.
Contracts are signed and donations accepted only after adoption is approved.
The fee is a recommended donation amount, and any additional donation is gladly accepted. They are listed on the adoption application, which is always available on our website. Fees help to cover veterinary care for the pet (spay/neuter, etc) but do not completely cover all expenses.