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Meet Dr. Patterson, Richmond Animal Shelter's Pet of the Week

The “Doc” is very intelligent and affectionate, according to shelter staff
Dr. Patterson is looking for a new home and is up for adoption at the Richmond Animal Shelter

Are you in the market for an adorable pet bunny who has soft fur, big ears, chubby cheeks … and a PhD?

“Dr. Patterson,” as he’s affectionately called by the Richmond Animal Shelter staff, is a gentle and friendly lionhead rabbit.

The Doctor is looking for his forever home after staying at the BC SPCA-run shelter on No. 5 Road for almost 20 days.

After experiencing a “rabbit altercation,” the two-year-old tan and brown rabbit is looking to leave his time at the “hoppital” behind and continue on the path to recovery with a loving owner.

The bunny also “dreams of a loving home that supports his future medical pursuits,” writes shelter staff.

The scholar is an expert in “the art of the nuzzle” and “a pro at melting hearts,” so snuggles are just second nature for the sweet and social Dr. Patterson.

The highly educated fellow is also working on his latest academic pursuit: mastering the litter box. But after spending long, grueling hours studying for a PhD in cuteness, there is nothing this rabbit can’t do.

Dr. Patterson’s wish list includes a “cozy home, plenty of pets, and a little patience as he continues his journey toward perfect litter box etiquette,” reads the adoption page.

If you are looking for “somebunny” to love, care for and bring into your home, visit the BC SPCA adoption webpage for more information.

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