CRITTER CHATTER: Bunny pals Kirk and Ellie and...
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Aug 04, 2016  |  Vote 0    0

CRITTER CHATTER: Bunny pals Kirk and Ellie and Janelle, an American bulldog, are at the Toronto Humane Society and need to find new homes

North York Mirror

This month, our featured pets hail from the Toronto Humane Society. You’ll meet the bunny team of Kirk and Ellie as well as Janelle an American bulldog who prefers to take things slow when meeting new people.


Little Kirk and Ellie are best pals who are looking for their new forever home together. They love to explore and taste the world around them. Because of this, they are best suited for experienced owners. These two are absolutely adorable and closely bonded so a home for both bunnies is required. With the proper enrichment and exercise, they are sure to shine in their new home. Kirk is a four-year-old neutered male Silver Marten Dwarf and Ellie is a three-year-old spayed female Holland Lop. Please note, to keep any rabbit happy, it’s important to give them big cages. When picking out a cage for your future rabbit, or custom building one yourself, aim for a cage with minimum dimensions of four-foot long by four-foot wide by 36 inches high for a single, dwarf-sized rabbit. Dog pens are ideal for larger or multiple rabbits. Remember that all rabbits need at least four hours a day of playtime outside of their cage each day


Two-year-old Janelle, a spayed female American bulldog, will surely melt the hearts of all who see her with her soulful eyes and her striking beauty. She, however, can be a little more difficult to win over! This hardy girl does not believe in love at first sight, and would prefer to take things slow and take time to get to know you. Janelle will also need a little help learning to share her food, and when it comes to introducing her to your human and canine friends, she is a big believer in manners and space. Once her barriers are down, a whole new side of Janelle will start to emerge. The goofy side of this girl comes through and you’ll see how she loves to zoom around the park, play fetch for hours and she is the perfect companion for long leisurely summer walks. Once comfortable with you, she likes to take up residence against your leg, while you lavish her with affection. Behind this stoic face, a lovely lady is just waiting to bounce into your life.

If you are interested in the Kirk and Ellie team or Janelle, contact the Toronto Humane Society at, visit the shelter at 11 River St. or call 416-392-2273.


Lorraine Houston is the director of Speaking of Dogs, an organization devoted to education, outreach and rescue. Her column appears the first Thursday of every month. Contact her at

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