We’re so excited that you are interested in adopting a rabbit! There are so many deserving rabbits in need of a loving home.
We not only have adoptable rabbits at our headquarters in Richmond, CA, but we also have adoptable rabbits from our chapters licensed across the United State and several in other parts of the world. We also maintain a list of allied rabbit rescue organizations with bunnies needing homes. Most rescue groups, including our chapters, also share their adoptable rabbits through PetFinder.org.
Do Your Rabbit Homework
Anyone considering adopting a rabbit should know:
- Rabbits have an average lifespan of 8-14 years.
- Rabbits need to be spayed/neutered to prevent cancer and unwanted litters. Up to 80% of female rabbits will develop uterine cancer by age 4-6 if not spayed.
- Rabbits require a diet of hay, pellets, and fresh vegetables.
- Rabbits need to live indoors, inside a family’s home for their safety and health, with 2-4 hours of exercise time in a bunny-proofed environment each day.
- Rabbits need regular veterinary care by a vet with additional training in exotics, which can be expensive.
- Rabbits need an annual RHDV2 vaccine
- Rabbits are not “low-maintenance” pets — they need as much care and attention as dogs and cats. It can also take longer to bond with them since they are prey animals and can be more fearful.
- Most children lose interest in a live rabbit after only a few weeks.
- Rabbits must have an adult as their primary caregiver.
- Rabbits are the third most frequently surrendered mamal at shelters and the third most euthanized.
- According to an ASPCA study, rabbits are more expensive to own than cats or guinea pigs — coming just after dogs in expense.