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Rabbits can be extremely social creatures. Having a companion in their lives can make or break their days.

For Anna, this was proven to be true once she adopted Dot from the BC SPCA Kelowna Community Animal Centre in December 2021. Her rabbit Rory seemed lonely, and her plan with adopting Dot was to not only cheer up Rory but also provide a loving home for a fellow bunny in need.

Sure enough, it did the trick.

It has now been six months since Dot’s adoption and the three of them could not be happier together. Anna has written to us with an update to share:

“I adopted my little female bunny Dot as a friend for my rabbit Rory since he seemed so unhappy being alone most of the day while I was at work. She turned out to be a perfect fit!

They bonded easily within two months. Having Dot around has turned Rory into a crazy little bundle of happiness and energy. The two spend their time together munching on hay, racing around rooms and trying to find ways to obtain treats.

The best part about adopting Dot has been watching her and Rory learn from each other. Dot was extremely cautious when I first brought her home. Rory, on the other hand, has always been a social butterfly.

Watching Dot gain more confidence just by following Rory around when there are visitors at the house has been amazing to see.

Overall, I couldn’t be happier. Dot has been an incredible addition to our little family.”

Thank you, Anna, for choosing adoption as your first option. We are thrilled to hear how well Rory and Dot are getting along and how they are also helping each other become more confident bunnies. Thank you for adopting Dot to make Rory happier. They will both truly benefit from the commitment you have made to providing them with such fulfilling, enriched lives.

Have you adopted an animal from the BC SPCA and want to share your joy with others? Submit your adoption story!

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