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Adoptable Pets of the Week: Cuddle bunnies Dumbledore and Honey


Honey and Dumbledore are great companion rabbits. — photo by Zak Neumann

There’s nothing quite so delightful as a bunny, especially one that’s house-trained, snuggly and shares the name of a beloved literary character. The Iowa City Animal Care and Adoption Center regularly houses rabbits, but few are as outgoing as the pair currently residing in the center’s small animals room.

Honey is white with some black spots and a Batman mask around her face and ears. — photo by Zak Neumann

Black-and-white Honey is spayed and litter trained, and ready to hop around every corner of her new home. She’s not the skiddish rabbit you’ll find in your backyard; Honey is as sweet as her name implies, and social to boot. Her heart will be won quickly with offerings of lettuce and Timothy hay.

Honey is a curious dwarf rabbit. — photo by Zak Neumann

Honey’s former family surrendered her after she failed to live in peace with their older female rabbit. However, they said she got along great with the household cats, dog and human adults and children. This sanguine young bun will thrive as long as she is the only animal of her kind.

Most rabbits, including Dumbledore, can’t get enough Timothy hay. — photo by Zak Neumann

Dumbledore rivals Steve from Stranger Things in terms of luscious hair, and doesn’t even need Farrah Fawcett hairspray to get that relaxed but voluminous look. He is a lionhead rabbit, 5 years old and about twice the size of dwarf Honey.

Dumbledore makes for a fluffy bunny loaf. — photo by Zak Neumann

Dumbledore goes with the flow, and is as kind and gentle as Albus Dumbledore himself. He will Petrify as soon as you touch his head — not with fear, but with relaxation. A few strokes and scratches around his ears and Dumbledore turns into a zen bunny puddle. Of course, a little food will perk him right up again.

Honey and Dumbledore are not the best of friends, but they love humans. — photo by Zak Neumann

Visit the shelter’s website for more information on adoption. To meet Honey and Dumbledore, stop by the Iowa City Animal Center at 3910 Napoleon Ln in Iowa City between 10:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m., Monday-Friday, or 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturdays.


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