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Due to RHDV2 and COVID in 2020, we had to suspend Adoption Day events at Petsmart due to their store policy regarding RHDV2.
We are doing adoptions by appointment - To have an appointment scheduled please submit an adoption application first.
(Click here for our rabbit application; and here for our guinea pig/small pet application)
Applications must be in, reviewed/approved and responded to prior to scheduling an appointment, we do not do same-day adoptions.
There are several reasons why we do this:
1. This helps us make sure animals you are interested in are at the appointment/animals that are good fits are there to meet - Many of our pets are fostered in Baton Rouge, LA, but about 1/3 of our crew are fostered anywhere from Biloxi, MS to Baker, LA, and transportation must be arranged beforehand to make sure the one(s) you want to see are there. Our guinea pig adoptions and rabbit adoptions are held at different locations so we need to send directions as to where it is taking place.
2. Your application helps us figure out what pet would be a good fit for you/your family - Some of our adoptables are more friendly than others, and some have specific likes/dislikes (i.e some rabbits don't mind dogs where as others do, some may prefer cats etc. each rabbit is different). The last thing we want to do is send a pet to an environment that they won't be happy in. There are some pets that do better in these environments, and your application helps us figure out who would do best in your home. Rabbits and guinea pigs are prey animals so making sure they feel comfortable is important!
3. We want to make the best effort possible to ensure that their next stop is their forever home.
In rescue we deal with a lot of neglect - some purposeful, but a lot of it is just owners who were unprepared or did not do proper research before acquiring a pet. If you're reading this, kudos for heading in the right direction! We hope to make a match where both family and fur baby are happy living together.
We understand that some adopters want to meet pets ahead of time and that's ok - submitting an application and making an appointment is not a contractual agreement that you have to take home a specific pet.
Unfortunately since we do not have a public location/regular hours where this is feasible as we are a network of foster homes, we have to limit the number of adoptable pets and volunteers that we ask to travel to meet a potential pet parent at an appointment. At an adoption appointment, we usually have lots of rabbits/guinea pigs to meet, so figuring out a "Top 3" if you're in between some pets helps us have more than one good choice for you to choose from at your appointment (and often, more may be there to meet as well!).
Interested in adopting? Click here to view our adoption information and our adoptables!
Looking for info on rabbit care/what you'll need? Visit our care information here!