CRITTER CHATTER: Hop to it: Pippi is looking for a...
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Feb 28, 2013  |  Vote 0    0

CRITTER CHATTER: Hop to it: Pippi is looking for a special family

North York Mirror

February is Adopt a Rescued Rabbit Month, so what better time than now to introduce one of our pest of the month?

Pippi came to Rabbit Rescue along with more than 100 rabbits in July 2011 as part of a large-scale seizure from a home from Manitoulin Island.

She was lucky to have made her way to a rescue, but her fight for life had just begun. She came in with a large abscess on her chest and an open wound. Her kits had to be weaned and bottle-fed so Pippi could receive the medical care she needed. But with her hardy spirit she pulled through and has fully recovered from her medical problems.

Having lived in a wonderful foster family she has now learned not only to trust, but will seek out attention. Pippi loves following her people around the house; like a little puppy she will follow you everywhere and nudge your ankles to say hello. She would do well in a home that did not want to cage her as she loves to wander around a rabbit-proofed house.

Pippi is a very special girl who is ready to find her forever home.

If you would like more information on Pippi or proper rabbit care, contact or visit

Bella is a year-old striking female German shepherd. She came to the shelter as a stray so unfortunately there is no known history.

She is friendly and outgoing but as staff get to know her, it’s become evident that her previous owners failed to teach her any basic training or how to walk on a leash.

Bella is clever, though, and is learning these needed behaviours at the shelter – being food-motivated helps the teaching process!

Her favourite thing in the world is playing fetch and she would retrieve for hours if she had willing throwing partner.

Bella, who is spayed, is extremely energetic and needs a very active adoptive family. She wants to play with other dogs but it appears she hasn’t had a great deal of experience doing so, and can be somewhat awkward but not aggressive.

Bella has an amazing drive and willingness to learn; since she is still a puppy she needs to work on attention and channeling her energy. She would be a good match for someone who likes to run, do flyball or agility training.

If you would like more information on Bella, contact Toronto Animal Services West Region at 416-338-6271 or visit her online at

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