Seattle Animal Shelter Pet of the Week: Sapphire

Posted on September 10th, 2017 by Laura Fonda


Sapphire is a small, baby bunny with a big personality! A Netherland dwarf bunny, she has small ears, big eyes and is tiny! She loves pats on the head and rubs on the cheeks. She gets a little nervous when people come into her pen but relaxes when she is on a warm, safe lap.

She loves having her head and back stroked while stretched out on her foster parent’s lap. When she relaxes, her little ears fall back on her head. Sapphire is a young rabbit (1 year old) and is looking for a loving forever home!

House rabbits need a large, rabbit-proofed indoor area of your home to live in, with covered areas to hide and relax. Rabbits are intelligent and social animals; they do best with a rabbit companion, and need daily interaction with their human friends.

Rabbits should be fed high-quality hay pellets, unlimited hay, and fresh leafy greens. (Leaf lettuce, carrot tops, parsley, cilantro, and pesticide-free dandelion are good choices.) Treats include small portions of carrot or fruit, such as apple, berries, pear, grape, or banana.

Your rabbit will need regular nail trims and vet checks. With proper care and lots of love, rabbits can live to be 10-12 years old. You are expected to make a lifetime commitment to your bunnies, and they should be treated as an integral part of the family. The primary caregiver must be a responsible adult, and young children should always be supervised when interacting with your bunny and instructed on proper approach and handling. Household cats or dogs should, of course, also be carefully supervised at all times and introduced in a calm and quiet manner.

If you are interested in adopting Sapphire (SAS ID # 36116880) please fill out a Small Animal Application available at the Shelter or online and then meet with an animal care officer for review. The Seattle Animal Shelter is located at 2061 15th Ave W. in Seattle.

Disclaimer: Queen Anne View has not met any of these pets – SAS is providing us with the description, as they know them well. We encourage potential adopters to get in touch with SAS and work with them to evaluate the compatibility of your home and a new pet. Happy adopting!


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