I got my boy bunny from a garden centre as a baby, and I wanted to get him a friend once he was neutered and because I live in London I couldn't find any centre willing to trust me or see my house. Also, despite being house bunnies, and having free reign once acclimatised, my "cage" wasn't big enough. It was massive, and I even split it into two and made it bigger so they could bond through the bars. But would any "rescue centre" give me a bunny? No! In the end I managed to find one in Kent, willing to trust me. I took Dougal down to her center, and he was put in a run with Ermintrude and then I was allowed to take her home.
To be honest, whilst some rescue centres have my respect, I find most are shooting themselves in the foot. To not be able to get a bunny friend for Dougal unless I go to a petshop - well why do people think we go to petshops!? And most in the UK can only have viewings by appointment AFTER you fill in a sheet discussing your entire history!
I have a perfectly acceptable layout and even offered a home to one bunny but was told the "foster owner" liked looking after it for now.
Sorry to rant, but I thought I'd give another point of view. Also, they put to sleep in the RSPCA so I would never adopt or donate with or to them. When I got my bunny I gave a generous donation, and would be happy to do more - but they make it so hard for anyone to adopt now!
I am now buying a bigger flat with a garden. Solely for my bunnies. They have me under their little claws! If only the rescue centres knew!
i like to think that our families blue cross doggie / 2 guinea pigs / 2 rabbits and 3 budgies find their life luxurious and interesting. We love them all dearly, and rescues need to stop assuming EVERYONE is the enemy.
On the flipside of course, I understand the awful people who are cruel to animals and why they do it, but some common sense about me bringing my bunny down to find a friend should show I'm serious about my bunnies having a happy and fulfilled life together and with me