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Gwenny and Oreo: A Love Story between a Dog and a Rabbit

It’s only January but we think we may have The Best Adoption Story of the Year already. Seriously.

Gwenny, a 70-lb pittie adopted from Anchorage Animal Care & Control (AACC), has always been a good mother to the kittens her human family fosters for AACC. As if that wasn’t sweet enough, Gwenny showed the same urge to mother Oreo, a 15-week old rabbit, when her mom, Leah, brought him home to foster.

At that time Gwenny was going through a long and difficult recovery from hip surgeries. She was restless, anxious, and tearing out her stitches despite wearing a cone and her mom’s best attempts to keep her away from the sutures. Everyone was having a hard time.

But then…enter Oreo: “Gwenny has had a TOUGH recovery, just struggling to stay calm and not inflict further damage on herself. But ever since we brought Oreo home, she has calmly waited outside his cage for hours, patiently staying still until the moments he would grace her with sniffs and face time. This bunny has seriously been better than ANY med at keeping her laying low as she recovers.

Today I had Oreo in my lap as I worked, Gwenny watching nearby, when all of a sudden he hopped a touch closer to her and she just tucked him under her paw and fell asleep.”

Any tears happening yet? Don’t lie.

As Gwenny and Oreo’s inter-species love story unfolded, their mom struggled: should she adopt Oreo and add to her already full house or let Oreo go to another home?

And then the call came from AACC – there was a potential adopter who wanted to meet Oreo. Gwenny looked on anxiously as the family prepared to leave with her rabbit. Oreo’s mom and foster sister, Josie, headed to the shelter with mixed feelings. Holding Oreo on her lap, Josie, whispered, “Maybe you should bite him and then he won’t want you.”

The adopter was supposed to meet them at AACC at 5:00. 5:05. 5:10. 5:15. Customer Service calls the adopter – no answer. 5:20. 5:25. Leah asks Customer Service for an adoption application. Soon thereafter, Leah and Josie take Gwenny’s rabbit back home, where he’ll spend the rest of his life in Gwenny’s embrace (and Josie’s!).

Didn’t we say this is the best adoption story?

Follow Gwenny, Oreo and their family on Facebook and Instagram (@leah_campbell_writes).

Pet of the Week – Frenchy & Cottonball

Here are the Mix 103.1 Pets of the Week:

Frenchy (A207601)

Frenchy (A207601)

We have two rabbits currently up for adoption!  Frenchy is a white, shorthair, adult, male rabbit.  This big, handsome fellow is very friendly, soft, and good-natured. He’s curious and attentive and will come right up to you for petting and attention, and enjoys sitting on your lap. Cottonball is a tan, longhair, adult, female rabbit.  She is very outgoing and friendly, quick to get to know new people.  She enjoys being held and has a calm, patient personality.  Both have very soft fur and are real people lovers!  Rabbits, in general, are very intelligent and social, and can be quite affectionate.  They generally live 8-10 years and require as much care as a dog or a cat.  Many rabbits enjoy playing with toys to chew on and toss around for fun.  Rabbits have delicate skeletons, and so should be handled gently.  Children should always be supervised when handling rabbits.  If you are interested in a pet other than a dog or a cat, this adorable bunny might be the perfect pet for you!  Frenchy and Cottonball can be adopted for $20 each.

Cottonball (A208294)

Cottonball (A208294)

Pet of the Week – Frenchy (A207601)

UPDAT E8/29:  Frenchy was featured on KTVA’s Daybreak show!  Check out his spot here!

Here is the KBEAR 104.1 Pet of the Week:

Frenchy (A207601)

Frenchy (A207601)

Please meet Frenchy, an adult, male rabbit. This big, handsome fellow is very friendly, soft, and good-natured. He’s curious and attentive and will come right up to you for petting and attention, and enjoys sitting on your lap. Very soft fur and a real people lover! Rabbits, in general, are very intelligent and social, and can be quite affectionate. They generally live 8-10 years and require as much care as a dog or a cat. Many rabbits enjoy playing with toys to chew on and toss around for fun. Rabbits have delicate skeletons, and so should be handled gently. Children should always be supervised when handling rabbits. If you are interested in a pet other than a dog or a cat, this adorable bunny might be the perfect pet for you! Frenchy can be adopted for $20.

A207601 Frenchy2

Pet of the Week – Ponder (A206088)

UPDATE 6/20:  Ponder has been adopted!

Here is the KTVA Channel 11 News Pet of the Week:

Ponder (A206088)

Ponder (A206088)

Ponder is a 7 month old, female rabbit. This beautiful girl is friendly and lovable. She likes being held, petted and groomed, even walks on a leash and can ride in the car. She’s litterbox trained too. She’s lived happily with children and a Pug dog. And she will give bunny kisses! Sweet as can be!

Rabbits, in general, are very intelligent and social, and can be quite affectionate. They generally live 8-10 years and require as much care as a dog or a cat. Many rabbits enjoy playing with toys to chew on and toss around for fun. Rabbits have delicate skeletons, and so should be handled gently. Children should always be supervised when handling rabbits. If you are interested in a pet other than a dog or a cat, this adorable bunny might be the perfect pet for you! Ponder can be adopted for $20.

2 to the Rescue – Reggie (A204329)

UPDATE 4/9:  Reggie has been adopted!

Reggie was featured on KTUU’s 2 to the Rescue this morning!

Reggie (A204329)

Reggie (A204329)

Here is Reggie, an adult, neutered male, rabbit. Gentle and friendly, this dapper young fellow enjoys people and will come right up to you for attention. He’s very easy to handle, likes exploring his surroundings and grooming himself to look his best. Will make a pleasant household companion! He can be adopted for $20 ($15 if the adopter brings their own carrier).

A204329 Reggie2

Pet of the Week – Jumper (A202783)

UPDATE 1/18:  Jumper and Oreo have been adopted.  Mocha and another rabbit, Thumper, are still available.

Here is the KBEAR 104.1 Pet of the Week:

We now have 3 rabbits up for adoption!  They came into the shelter separately, so are perfectly fine to be adopted individually. Last week we introduced you to Mocha and Oreo, who are still looking for homes.  Today we’d liked you to meet Jumper! 

Jumper (A202783)

Jumper (A202783)

Jumper is 1 year old, male bunny who is inquisitive, tolerant, easy-going and very friendly. This happy bunny enjoys people, comes right up to you for attention, and likes being picked up and petted in your lap. Has lived happily with children and will make a fine family pet. Cute and adorable!

 Rabbits, in general, are very intelligent and social, and can be quite affectionate.  They generally live 8-10 years and require as much care as a dog or a cat.  Many rabbits enjoy playing with toys to chew on and toss around for fun.  Rabbits have delicate skeletons, and so should be handled gently.  Children should always be supervised when handling rabbits.  If you are interested in a pet other than a dog or a cat, this adorable bunny might be the perfect pet for you!  Mocha and Oreo can be adopted for $20 each.

Pet of the Week – Mocha (A202319) & Oreo (A202557)

UPDATE 1/16:  Oreo has been adopted!  Mocha is still available.

Watch KTVA’s Daybreak show tomorrow morning to see Mocha and Oreo on air!

Today we would like to introduce you to our 2 resident rabbits!  They came into the shelter separately, so are perfectly fine to be adopted individually. 

Mocha (A202319)

Mocha (A202319)

Mocha is an adult, female bunny, with a beautiful brown coat.  Friendly, curious and bright, this beautiful young girl is looking for a forever home. She’s lived happily with children, and enjoys snacking on apples. Really likes people, and will come right up to you for attention. Highly lovable and cute as can be! 

Oreo (A202557)

Oreo (A202557)

Oreo is an adult, male bunny, with the black and white coat his name indicates!  This friendly, young bunny is inquisitive and alert. He enjoys interacting with people and will come right up to you for attention. Gentle and good-natured, he’ll make a nice family pet and companion. 

Rabbits, in general, are very intelligent and social, and can be quite affectionate.  They generally live 8-10 years and require as much care as a dog or a cat.  Many rabbits enjoy playing with toys to chew on and toss around for fun.  Rabbits have delicate skeletons, and so should be handled gently.  Children should always be supervised when handling rabbits.  If you are interested in a pet other than a dog or a cat, this adorable bunny might be the perfect pet for you!  Mocha and Oreo can be adopted for $20 each.

Pet of the Week: Check out our “other” pets!

UPDATE 11/10:  The lovebirds and Natsu the guinea pig have been adopted.  Mopsy the rabbit is still looking for a home.

Watch the KTVA Channel 11 News tonight to see these adorable guys on air!

Anchorage Animal Care and ControlCenter is about more than cats and dogs.  Today, we’d like to show you some of the other animals currently up for adoption! 

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Natsu is an 8 month old, male, guinea pig.  Socialized, very friendly and playful, he loves laps, treats, being held and interacting with people. Sweet and cute as can be! Litterbox trained, too!  Natsu can be adopted for $10.

Mopsy is an adult, female rabbit.  Mopsy is alert, good-natured and outgoing. Enjoys interacting with people and likes petting. Alfalfa is one of her favorite snacks. Sweet and gentle!  Mopsy can be adopted for $20.

We also have three lovebirds.  They have all lived together and gotten along very well.  Lovebirds are social birds that enjoy being around others of their kind.  Due to this, we are recommending that these three lovelies be adopted together.  They can be adopted for $15 each, or $35 for all three!

Pet of the Week – Freckles (A200935)

UPDATE 11/4:  Freckles has been adopted!

Here is the KBEAR 104.1 Pet of the Week:

Freckles (A200935)

Freckles (A200935)

Please meet Freckles, a 9 week old, female, rabbit.  Friendly, bright and happy, this beautiful girl has lived with children, likes being held and groomed, and loves laps. Rabbits, in general, are very intelligent and social, and can be quite affectionate.  They generally live 8-10 years and require as much care as a dog or a cat.  Many rabbits enjoy playing with toys to chew on and toss around for fun.  Rabbits have delicate skeletons, and so should be handled gently.  Children should always be supervised when handling rabbits.  Freckles can walk on a harness and is litterbox trained! Her favorite treat is dried bananas. If you are interested in a pet other than a dog or a cat, this adorable bunny might be the perfect pet for you!  Freckles will make a very personable pet and can be adopted for $20!

Pet of the Week – Mopsy (A200602)

UPDATE 11/22:  Mopsy has been adopted!

Here is the Mix 103.1 Pet of the Week:

Mopsey (A200602)

Mopsey (A200602)

Here is Mopsy, an adult, female rabbit.  Mopsy is alert, good-natured and outgoing. Enjoys interacting with people and likes petting. Alfalfa is one of her favorite snacks. Rabbits, in general, are very intelligent and social, and can be quite affectionate.  They generally live 8-10 years and require as much care as a dog or a cat.  Many rabbits enjoy playing with toys to chew on and toss around for fun.  Rabbits have delicate skeletons, and so should be handled gently.  Children should always be supervised when handling rabbits.  If you are interested in a pet other than a dog or a cat, this adorable bunny might be the perfect pet for you!  Sweet and gentle, Mopsy can be adopted for Foo Foo can be adopted for $20.

A200602 Mopsy2


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