Hello! My name is Starshine
I am already spayed, housetrained, a special needs pet, and in need of an experienced adopter.
Please review our shelter info and policies right here on Adopt A Pet and also on our website. Please no inquiries from minors or folks in transient situations.
Starshine is was born approximately Jan 2009. Starshine was returned and had been mishandled apparently, and had to overcome cage anxiety, probably from not being let out at all. She had been adopted as a sweet 4 or 5 month old baby but was fearful when returned. She tends to be chubby, and needs pellets daily but not too many. Oxbow barley biscuits are her favorite, very good hay eater. Drinks from a wire rod sipper bottle. Starshine absolutely loves willow balls from Busy Bunny.
If she isn't adopted soon, we will attempt to bond her with Einstein and then they would have to be adopted together. But of course, that will never happen! Here's wishful thinking though. We wish that all the rabbits who we've adopted out to carefully screened homes would get adopted again by better adopters and then really be 'adopted.' But no matter how carefully we screen people, so many folks just never had any intention of having a commitment to the adoption promises.
We can never be too picky but what is the point in doing adoption after adoption for the same animal, to have their heart broken or neglected again and again until they sicken from it and die. At least the ones who get returned, we know their fate as many we just never hear about again and we know some of them are happy and treasured, but a lot are just forgotten and languish as if invisible right under the adopter's nose.
Adoptions are not something that can be conducted through text messaging. Please do your homework and read our website and we'll take it from there.
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Rescue Group Info...
We work to promote the viewpoint that all animals have an intrinsic value independent of what value humans may place upon them, they have a will-to-be. Our work is based on the Reverence for Life philosophy of Dr. Albert Schweitzer, Nobel Peace Prize winner 1952, for this philosophy which became the basis for the work of all rescue groups. We help animals and promote their viewpoint because it needs to be done. We are a small group of people who believe that every animal's life is valued by that animal so we rescue rabbits that would otherwise be destroyed or not taken in by any other rescue group. Our goal is to take the plain, the ordinary, and the unpopular colorings and raise awareness of their sentience as equal to the fancy rabbits who do manage to find homes the second time around.
As rabbits are prey animals who suffer great stress from change and transition in their lives, our adoption events are for approved adopters only. Bunny matches (rabbit introductions) are arranged as needed. We encourage all rabbit caretakers to keep more than one rabbit as a single rabbit spending many hours a day alone is a sad life for a highly social animal.
We require a veterinary reference and an adoption application filled out correctly and thoughtfully. See the FAQ section on our site for information on how to adopt. Our adoption fees vary from $50-100 depending on how long rabbit has been in foster, male or female. We have an ADOPTION APPLICATION and ADOPTION CONTRACT, home visit, and extensive education process for first time rabbit adopters since so much contradictory rabbit care information can be found online. Our website attempts to provide all the information an adopter will need for the lifetime of the rabbit. We have housing requirements as well, must be indoor pets and the habitat inside the house must be satisfactory. We have an extensive section on our website about this. Taking rabbit to a qualified exotics veterinarian is paramount.
Washington, DC metropolitan area including parts of NoVa, WV, south central PA.