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    Default Do the RSPCA ever rehome rabbits longish distance?

    Could, for example, a local branch near to me do the home check?

    Iíve fallen in love with a bunny in Cheshire and I live in the midlands. His story has really got to me and heís so beautiful to boot. Iím not even ready yet - Iím having my big 10ft shed converted and a small aviary attached in mid April but Iíve made the mistake of looking on rabbit rehome tonight. Duh.

    Iím just wondering if itís even possible before I consider emailing them? Heís been waiting for a home since last summer and is very nervous. I shouldnít even be looking yet but think I could give him a happy home on his terms and hopefully bond him to a nice lady friend as well. He is around 1 hour 45 mins drive from me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by orangediva View Post
    Could, for example, a local branch near to me do the home check?

    Iíve fallen in love with a bunny in Cheshire and I live in the midlands. His story has really got to me and heís so beautiful to boot. Iím not even ready yet - Iím having my big 10ft shed converted and a small aviary attached in mid April but Iíve made the mistake of looking on rabbit rehome tonight. Duh.

    Iím just wondering if itís even possible before I consider emailing them? Heís been waiting for a home since last summer and is very nervous. I shouldnít even be looking yet but think I could give him a happy home on his terms and hopefully bond him to a nice lady friend as well. He is around 1 hour 45 mins drive from me.

    I adopted from the R.S.P.C.A. not long ago and it was a 300 mile round trip
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    Quote Originally Posted by MightyMax View Post
    I adopted from the R.S.P.C.A. not long ago and it was a 300 mile round trip
    Oh my goodness that’s amazing - this would be a 160 mile round trip - which I’d be delighted to drive.

    Did you have a home check? Wondering how that would be done. I could phone or email them tomorrow.

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    Quote Originally Posted by orangediva View Post
    Oh my goodness thatís amazing - this would be a 160 mile round trip - which Iíd be delighted to drive.

    Did you have a home check? Wondering how that would be done. I could phone or email them tomorrow.

    No I didn't, but I had been home checked by the R.S.P.C.A. when I became one of their fosterers and sat on their committees when planning rabbit rescue strategies. Also, I am well known to several big Rescue Centres and if they wished they could always look up my credentials as I have fostered hundreds of rabbits for them all

    Can you get someone to vouch for you? They may also ask for photos of the set up and various other details ...

    I often home check on behalf of Rescue Centres and vouch for folk that I have met personally
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    I have adopted from 2 different branches of the RSPCA that were around 1 1/2 hours drive away, the first branch used my local branch to do a home check, the 2nd one asked for measurements and detailed photos of his room, and I had to give vets details for a check there.

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    I adopted from RSPCA Walsall about 150 miles away. I had been home checked by a local independent rescue only a few weeks earlier when I had adopted the proposed companion rabbit, they contacted that rescue for reference. Good luck, I hope it works out for you.
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    We adopted from the RSPCA and were not asked for a home check. Possibly because we took Bob with us who we were trying to bond to and I had been emailing the person responsible in the run up to it ? The cat and dog rescue we got Bob from also did not ask for a home check. Good luck x

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    Yes, we looked at bunnies from both the Peak District and from Halifax, our home check was the local RSPCA.

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    I'd definitely contact them and ask. You could send them some photos and of your planned aviary. They may not reserve for long but April is not that far away.
    Definitely go for the bunny you want I'd say 😀🐰❤️ Good luck

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    I've never been home-checked and have found that rescues will usually accept photos. I think it also helps if you have developed a relationship with them, either by email or by visiting the rescue in person (not alwaya doable if it's long distance).

    I check the RSPCA central search site every day and get frustrated as most of the new arrivals seem to be in Manchester, Warrington, and Walsall. I think they must be larger branches or perhaps focus more on rabbits.

    I hope you are successful
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