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How to Adopt

We have approximately 35-40 adoptable rabbits at House Rabbit Society.
Drop in noon-5pm Tuesday-Sunday to meet adoptable rabbits.

Planning to adopt? Plan to spend about an hour at House Rabbit Society.
Interested in a particular rabbit? Call ahead to be sure they are still available.
Have a bunny at home? Bring your bunny for speed-dates to find a new friend! On your first visit, we’ll try a few bunnies to find the best match. On your second visit, your bunny will spend more time with their best match, and we’ll make sure you learn what you need to know about the bonding process to be successful bonding them at home, and you’ll adopt your new bunny!

More info: 510-970-7575 & rabbit-center@rabbit.org

Adoption Process

      1. Visit House Rabbit Society and meet rabbits
        Rabbits in the Habitat rooms are ready for adoption. Some rabbits in the New Arrivals room may need to wait here until seen by our vet.
      2. Watch a short video series on how to take care of rabbits
        Our video series will answer many questions about rabbits and help you get your home ready for a bunny. You can watch this below, or when visiting House Rabbit Society, sitting in a pen with a bunny.


      3. Complete the Adoption Questionnaire
        You can complete this and bring it with you or fill this out at House Rabbit Society. A staffer or volunteer will review your questionnaire, ask any questions they might have, and you can ask any rabbit questions you have.

      4. Get your home ready for a rabbit
        Once you have completed steps 1-3 you are ready to adopt, but you may need to get your home ready before bringing a bunny home. Take home rabbit education handouts, or buy the House Rabbit Handbook. Bunny-proof your home. Decide what to buy in terms of enclosure, exercise pen, or other housing, plus food, litter boxes, toys and other care items.

      5. Finalize the adoption and take your rabbit home
        Complete the Adoption Agreement, pay the adoption donation, and take your rabbit home! You are welcome to bring a carrier, or you can purchase one at House Rabbit Society. We have hay, pellets, exercise pens, litter boxes, water bowls and more for sale at our Hop Shop, and proceeds benefit our rescue and education work.

    Adoption Donation

    A single rabbit: $70
    A bonded pair:  $100

    Included with your adoption:

    • spay/neuter – important for a rabbit’s health, litterbox habits, and no accidental litters
    • microchip – free lifetime registration
    • health exam – by trained volunteers while at House Rabbit Society
    • preventative treatment for external & internal parasites
    • coupon – free vet exam at VCA Bay Area in Oakland
    • coupon – free nail trim at House Rabbit Society
    • one-year membership to House Rabbit Society – includes a membership card, discounts on boarding, and a subscription to the House Rabbit Journal

    Adoption Policies

    1. Adult Primary Caregiver
      The primary caregiver of a rabbit will be an adult, the rabbit will be part of the family (i.e., no group ownership, such as a classroom pet), and is wanted by everyone in the household.
    2. Indoor Housing
      Rabbits adopted from House Rabbit Society will live indoors as part of the family. Their primary living space will be indoors, and they will spend every night indoors.  During the day, rabbits can exercise outdoors only with supervision, for their safety.
    3. Spay & Neuter
      All rabbits adopted from HRS are spayed/neutered prior to adoption, for their health and behavior, unless a medical condition prohibits it.  If a rabbit is too young, HRS will schedule a future spay/neuter appointment at the time of adoption and cover the cost.
    4. Bonding
      Rabbits love to have a companion that speaks their language, to snuggle, groom, and keep them company while you’re away at work or school. We recommend adopting a bunny companion for your rabbit.  Bring your spayed/neutered rabbit to HRS for ‘speed dating’ to find the best match.  We require two dates at HRS to ensure the right match and build a strong foundation for the bonding to continue at home.  If you are having difficulty with the bond at home, call us and come in for bonding help at HRS!
    5. Returns
      If you are considering returning a rabbit from HRS, please call us to see if we might be able to help you work through your current problem. If you need to return a rabbit adopted from HRS, we ask you to give us at least 2-4 weeks’ notice.  Rabbits adopted from HRS must be returned to HRS if you are no longer going to keep them.

    Rabbits who particularly need homes

    Special Needs
    Sunset Sanctuary
    Baxter’s Buddy

    Adoptable Rabbits

     . Archie .
     . Archie .  . Archie .  . Archie .  . Archie .  . Archie .  . Archie .
    • Bunny Rabbit
    • Spayed/Neutered
    Meet little Archie! He's very young and also very curious about everything around him. He's a little shy and still getting used to being around people, but once he gets to know you, he loves pets--especially cheek rubs! Stop by House Rabbit Society to see this guy today!
    Young, Male, Medium
     . Bigsby .
     . Bigsby .  . Bigsby .  . Bigsby .  . Bigsby .  . Bigsby .
    • Bunny Rabbit
    • Spayed/Neutered
    Bigsby is truly a wonderful bunny! His left side facial paralysis gives him a whimsical, comical look. He's very interactive, personal, and loving. He comes running to be petted. He's an inquisitive explorer and is basically content with the world. Bigsby deserves a home that gives lots of petting, playtime, and loving. He has a very healthy appetite too! Bigsby is a very special, very personable bunny.
    Young, Male, Medium
     . Bonnie .
     . Bonnie .  . Bonnie .  . Bonnie .  . Bonnie .
    • Bunny Rabbit
    • Spayed/Neutered
    This adorable little bunny is Bonnie, who is very sweet but also has an independent spirit. Bonnie was recently in a foster home for some time, and her foster reports that she has great litter habits and is also very creative and scrappy. She loves to explore and also loves snuggles, and even likes to watch TV in bed with humans. Bonnie also needs her space and lets you know when she needs it or when she disapproves of something. Cilantro is her favorite vegetable. Come meet this sassy lady today!
    Adult, Female, Small
     . Cora .
     . Cora .  . Cora .  . Cora .  . Cora .  . Cora .
    • Bunny Rabbit
    • Spayed/Neutered
    • Spayed/Neutered
    • Special Needs
    Isn't Cora one of the most beautiful bunnies you've ever seen? Her fur is so unusual and unique, just like her! Cora is still learning that people can be nice, but once she warms up to you, she loves to have her cheeks and ears rubbed. She's a real sweetheart! Cora's a senior and has a little arthritis, but a little twice a day tasty oral medicine keeps her happy, comfortable, and hopping around.
    Senior, Female, Medium
     . Daffodil .
     . Daffodil .  . Daffodil .  . Daffodil .  . Daffodil .  . Daffodil .  . Daffodil .
    • Bunny Rabbit
    • Spayed/Neutered
    Adult, Female, Medium
     . Dottie .
     . Dottie .  . Dottie .  . Dottie .  . Dottie .  . Dottie .  . Dottie .
    • Bunny Rabbit
    • Spayed/Neutered
    This lovely lady is Dottie. She's a gentle, dainty girl who takes small nibbles of her food unlike other bunnies who scarf it down immediately. It's very proper! She's also very nosy, looking around in corners exploring, and curious about what you're doing.
    Adult, Female, Medium
     . Frosty .
     . Frosty .  . Frosty .  . Frosty .  . Frosty .  . Frosty .  . Frosty .
    • Bunny Rabbit
    • Spayed/Neutered
    • Prefers home without small kids
    Frosty is a bunny with big bunnitude! He loves attention, loves food, loves to use the litter box, is playful, highly intelligent, he's basically the perfect bunny - except he bites sometimes! He gets scared, and sometimes excited, and can be a little too teeth-forward. But he's got an incredible funny, buoyant personality, and is looking to meet someone who understands rabbits and how to build trust, and knows deep down that in a few months, Frosty is going to be the love of your life. His foster parent writes, "Frosty is doing well and having fun with our family. He loves car rides. He is my little road bunny who likes to be on the go whether in the car, the house, or supervised in the back yard."
    Adult, Male, Large
     . Hennessey .
     . Hennessey .  . Hennessey .  . Hennessey .  . Hennessey .
    • Bunny Rabbit
    This is Hennessey, a sweet and happy boy who is very active! He's definitely a bunny who will keep you on your toes. He's curious and loves to explore, and of course, loves treats too. If you've been looking for a bunny who will keep you laughing with their antics, Hennessey is your rabbit!
    Adult, Male, Large
     . Jelly .
     . Jelly .  . Jelly .  . Jelly .  . Jelly .
    • Bunny Rabbit
    • Spayed/Neutered
    Thanks to a very generous donor, the adoption fee for Jelly has been waived! (Regular adoption process still applies) Are you looking for the perfect teammate? Perhaps ... the jelly to your peanut butter? Well then, look no further! Meet Jelly, a handsome and curious bun who's ready to be your best friend--provided you have apple treats, of course! He's a little shy at first, and is a little particular about how you approach him, but once he gets to know you, he loves being petted. He loves getting attention too! Jelly is a very enthusiastic eater, and loves kale and pellets most of all. Like most of us, he looks forward to dinner every day. If your heart's been waiting to fall in love with the sweetest bun, Jelly's your man!
    Adult, Male, Large
     . Kaleidoscope .
     . Kaleidoscope .  . Kaleidoscope .  . Kaleidoscope .  . Kaleidoscope .
    • Bunny Rabbit
    • Spayed/Neutered
    Kaleidoscope has an appreciation for music. How could he not with those large lovely ears? He loves the melodies of Mozart, the boldness of Bach, and the fluidity of Philip Glass. Nothing is better for this furry friend than a slow day listening to the classics. Stop by today to meet this sweet boy.
    Adult, Male, Medium
     . Kirsten and Nosey .
     . Kirsten and Nosey .  . Kirsten and Nosey .  . Kirsten and Nosey .  . Kirsten and Nosey .  . Kirsten and Nosey .  . Kirsten and Nosey .
    • Bunny Rabbit
    • Spayed/Neutered
    Meet Kirsten & Nosey! Like most rabbits, they're full of curiosity and love to explore (and chin!) everything. They're always on the lookout for a new friend--could the next one be you? This mother and daughter pair have had a great time in a foster home, but would love a home of their very own. Stop by House Rabbit Society today to meet them!
    Adult, Female, Medium
     . Lena .
     . Lena .  . Lena .  . Lena .  . Lena .  . Lena .
    • Bunny Rabbit
    • Spayed/Neutered
    This is Lena, who is one curious bunny! She's always peeking around corners, spying on you from under spaces, and following her friends around. She can't help but be a part of the action that's happening! There's nothing more fun than finding out how she can be a part of any situation. Lena has a heart condition that requires an oral medication twice a day, which she is great about taking. Talk to us to learn more. This very social and affectionate girl would love a family of her very own, perhaps with another bunny friend. Come meet Lena today!
    Adult, Female, Medium
     . Lilo and Nani .
     . Lilo and Nani .  . Lilo and Nani .  . Lilo and Nani .  . Lilo and Nani .  . Lilo and Nani .  . Lilo and Nani .
    • Bunny Rabbit
    • Spayed/Neutered
    Meet Lilo & Nani! This pair of young rabbits is ready to take on the world--and chin it! There's a lot to see and explore, and there just might be bananas too. Lilo & Nani are a little shy but love to be pet, especially Lilo (white). They would love nothing more than an afternoon spent with you, full of snuggles, toys, and hopefully treats. Come meet them today!
    Adult, Female, Small
     . Lula .
     . Lula .  . Lula .  . Lula .  . Lula .  . Lula .
    • Bunny Rabbit
    • Spayed/Neutered
    Meet Lula, who is just so precious with her helicopter ears! She's always curious about what's going on, and keeps tabs on things with her big ears. Is that a treat bag she hears rustling? Are you opening the fridge to get her some greens? Did the pellet bag just open? She's on it! Lula was in a foster home recently, and her foster says, "Lula is a very sweet and affectionate girl, nudging us with kisses to remind us to keep petting her. She loves people and ran up to every visitor in hopes of more attention. Lula is also super smart! We taught her to spin in a circle in order to get a treat. This adventurous girl loves supervised outside playtime too."
    Adult, Female, Large
     . Lyle .
     . Lyle .  . Lyle .  . Lyle .  . Lyle .  . Lyle .  . Lyle .
    • Bunny Rabbit
    • Spayed/Neutered
    This is Lyle! He's a mellow fellow and is just looking for a good place where he can relax and live the good life. Is it with you? He's also very curious and very sweet. Lyle was fostered recently, and his foster shares, "He is active and playful but likes the occasional nap. He is very friendly and loves attention. He wants to be everybody's friend, including cats. He discovered that his veggies come from the refrigerator and that became one of his favorite spots to chill. He loves exploring and playing with a swifter duster. Maybe Lyle is actually a dust bunny and can help you out with our spring cleaning!"
    Adult, Male, Medium
     . Macy .
     . Macy .  . Macy .  . Macy .  . Macy .  . Macy .  . Macy .
    • Bunny Rabbit
    • Spayed/Neutered
    This is Macy, whose floppy little ears are just begging to be pet! She's a sweet lady who's happy to pass the day away with you, snuggling and hanging out. If you've been looking for someone to binge something on Netflix with, Macy's your girl! Macy has a digestive disorder called megacolon, and needs twice a day meds - ask us about her and we can tell you more!
    Adult, Female, Medium
     . Margo .
     . Margo .  . Margo .  . Margo .  . Margo .  . Margo .  . Margo .
    • Bunny Rabbit
    • Spayed/Neutered
    Meet Margo, a shy little bunny who's curious about everything. She's still learning that people can be friends, but with the right person, she's sure to come out of her shell and blossom. She just needs lots of loving care--and treats help too! Margo was recently fostered, and her foster reports that Margo is very sweet, but she definitely likes her alone time too. She'll come over when she's ready for head pets though! Margo loves to eat and always runs towards the pellet bag when it's time for her to eat, and even honks when it's being delivered. Her foster shares that one of Margo's favorite activities is doing zoomies around the room and then relaxing under the bed. Margot loves to explore and is always excited when she finds something new to see or do. She is great with dogs too!
    Adult, Female, Small
     . Momo & Wonton .
     . Momo & Wonton .  . Momo & Wonton .  . Momo & Wonton .  . Momo & Wonton .  . Momo & Wonton .  . Momo & Wonton .
    • Bunny Rabbit
    • Spayed/Neutered
    Meet Momo and her daughter Wonton, two of the cutest little dumplings you will ever see. They love spending all their time together and are as sweet as can be. They enjoy snuggling, exploring, chinning, and of course, anything scrumptious! Spending some cuddle time with this little family is the sweetest way to spend the day, and it could just be what you need in your life.
    Young, Female, Medium
     . Pierre .
     . Pierre .  . Pierre .  . Pierre .  . Pierre .
    • Bunny Rabbit
    • Spayed/Neutered
    Pierre is a handsome, shy bunny with the plushest fur. He's cautious around people, but warms up once he gets to know you. He's still learning that people can be good--and that they can bring treats! As you can see, Pierre is having a great time in his foster home, but he would love to have a home of his very own!
    Adult, Male, Medium
     . Reilly and Elroy .
     . Reilly and Elroy .  . Reilly and Elroy .  . Reilly and Elroy .  . Reilly and Elroy .  . Reilly and Elroy .  . Reilly and Elroy .
    • Bunny Rabbit
    • Spayed/Neutered
    Thanks to a very generous donor, the adoption fee for Reilly & Elroy has been waived! (Regular adoption process still applies) This sweet pair are looking for a home where they can live the ultimate luxurious bun life! Reilly & Elroy love to snuggle together and just adore being cuddled. If you're looking to do some spoiling, look no further than this cute duo!
    Adult, Male, Medium
     . Sparkles .
     . Sparkles .
    • Bunny Rabbit
    Sparkles has the most charming bunny ears that are ready to explore! Of course, he loves pets and treats too. He can't wait to find his new home and family, play with toys and go on adventures. Stop by and say hi today!
    Young, Male, Medium
     . Tanner .
     . Tanner .  . Tanner .  . Tanner .  . Tanner .
    • Bunny Rabbit
    • Spayed/Neutered
    This handsome guy is Tanner! He's very curious and sweet. He's also a little shy and is still getting used to being around people, but with lots of treats and snuggles, he's sure to come out of his shell. Everybunny needs somebun to love--so come give Tanner all the cuddles and love he deserves!
    Adult, Male, Medium
     . Zia .
     . Zia .  . Zia .  . Zia .  . Zia .  . Zia .  . Zia .
    • Lionhead
    • Spayed/Neutered
    Zia is an experienced lady with fabulous hair who loves a good salad. She would like to live out the golden years with a kind, patient companion who will appreciate her sophistication.
    Senior, Female, Medium
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