01/31/2015 12:06 EST | Updated 04/02/2015 05:59 EDT

Ex-sergeant Bob Sherman finds calmer life with his rabbits

When Bob Sherman retired from a career in policing in Oregon State he moved to Kelowna, B.C. to pursue a quieter life with his rabbits.

"When we re-designed this house we had a little area and said, 'Well, let's put in a room for bunnies,'" Sherman told Daybreak South's Adrian Nieoczym.

The room is home to a three-storey indoor hutch that houses Sunny and Honey — a bonded pair.

"Granted it's a little bit elaborate, but they have a lot of room to run around in here and besides, they come out for playtime. They're out for about an hour in the morning and an hour at night."

A separate hutch houses Lucky — another male. Sherman said male rabbits typically don't get along, so Sunny and Lucky are kept apart.

Sherman was introduced to the world of rabbits while living in Hillsboro, Oregon, where his neighbours needed a new home for their bunny, Penny Anne.

"When we adopted Penny, I was still working down in Portland, Oregon. I was a police sergeant down there. I was working day shift, I worked up in the high crime area we had a lot of typical U.S.A. police situations," he said.

"I found when I got home I could spend some time with my rabbit, get Penny out — watch her run around, pet her when she felt like it, and I think it's very good company for me."

Sherman and his wife Marie have started the Kelowna Rabbit Advocates Society, and give free seminars for people considering adopting rabbits of their own.

Thinking about adopting a rabbit of your own? Listen to Bob Sherman's advice for would-be bunny owners by clicking the audio labelled Bunny 101.