Bunny Dating Services -
Double your happiness!
Humane Society offers a unique bunny dating program
to find the perfect match for your furry friend.
Members of our staff are trained to help you and
your rabbit find the perfect new best friend!
Rabbits are extremely social animals and will naturally
bond with other animals as they do with humans.
If a rabbit spends too much time alone, he can become
depressed and potentially anorexic. Another rabbit
will not take your place in his life but will give
him a playmate when you are at work or places that
take you away from home. Bunny buddies will cuddle,
snuggle, groom and give kisses to each other. They
will explore together, eat together and sleep together.
It’s important to realize that it will most
likely be your rabbit and not you who decides who
their best buddy will be. Rabbits are not concerned
with ear types, size or if they match. You’d
be surprised at what odd couples have been fallen
for each other! It is true that love is blind with
It is important to review the following items to
ensure that you and your rabbit are prepared for
your bunny date.
Bunnies need to be spayed or neutered before they
interact in a WHS bunny date. Preferably, both rabbits
will have had two weeks to recover from surgery
and for their hormone levels to diminish. Forcing
an introduction before this time period has ended
can have negative effects on the dating rabbits.
WHS prefers to introduce a male and a female during
our bunny dates. Many times male and female rabbits
will be territorial with rabbits of their own gender.
Alternative matchings are possible however and you
should talk to your bunny date coordinator for more
Rabbits in close proximity in age make the best
matches. This is a general rule and both rabbit’s
personalities will likely dictate which pairings
WHS uses controlled settings and has steps in place
if a rabbit to rabbit interaction becomes negative.
It is important that the experience is a positive
one for both bunnies.
There are several ways rabbits may react to another
If both rabbits immediately start snuggling and
grooming each other it’s love at first site!
Sometimes both rabbits will sniff and go their separate
ways to explore. This means that a friendship is
If one rabbit mounts another displaying amorous
behavior, it may only be as an act of dominance.
One rabbit may chase the other rabbit. Many times,
this is another way of one rabbit saying they are
dominant to the other.
It can be frightening to see two rabbits fighting
although in their natural environment it establishes
rank and order. Rabbits are not quick to forget
and fighting could hinder future bonding success.
The Wisconsin Humane Society recommends doing no
more than two bunny dates per visit to ensure that
your rabbit is not overwhelmed and becomes stressed
by the experience.
If you have decided that you’d like to encourage
your bunny to find a buddy, call 414-264-6257 dial
(6) and (6571) or ask the operator to transfer you
to the bunny dating service line. A Bunny Date Coordinator
will schedule a “date” between you and
some of our shelter rabbits.