April 6, 2023

Pet of the Week: Chief

This week’s Pet of the Week is the tops – meet Chief!

This two-year-old shorthair male rabbit was brought in by a good Samaritan in mid-February. Chief was in a wonderful foster home for a little bit, but now he’s back at the Pet Adoption Center ready to find his forever family!

Like most rabbits, Chief is intelligent and complex, and doesn’t enjoy being picked up or held. The best way to bond with a rabbit is to spend time with them on the floor and shower them with plenty of greens and timothy hay. Chief is a domestic rabbit, and it’s recommended that he be kept indoors. The nice thing about that is that he can come out of his cage for bunny playtime in a rabbit-proof area of your home. It’s during these supervised playtimes that rabbits exhibit some of their most fun and interesting behaviors.

Chief would love a family who will interact with him daily to keep him active and social. When rabbits get the space and enrichment they need, they often form deep bonds with their humans. Because he’s a rabbit, Chief has a “Bashful Blue” personality. He is a gentle and loving pet who likes to take things slow. Chief may get nervous in new situations, so he is looking for a family who understands that he might need some time to warm up.

Chief’s adoption comes with many benefits, including 30 days of opt-in pet insurance through Trupanion. Since he is our Pet of the Week, his adoption fee is reduced. We have many other bunnies like Chief waiting for their homes – check them out! You can see their profiles on our website at kingcounty.gov/AdoptAPet. Located at 21615 64th Ave. S. in Kent, our adoption hours are noon to 5pm weekdays and noon to 4pm on weekends. For questions, contact RASKC at 206-296-7387 (PETS) or email pets@kingcounty.gov.