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How to Adopt

MARCH 2020: **Adoptions will be only by appointment. To schedule an adoption appointment, please watch our adoption education video below, complete the adoption application, and email your application to rabbit-center@rabbit.org. We will facilitate the adoption remotely, and schedule your pickup of your rabbit from our porch.  

We are not able to offer bonding or rabbit speed-dating services during the shelter-in-place order.**

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? 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 highly recommend adopting a bunny companion for your rabbit. 

Bring your spayed/neutered 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! If you are having difficulty with the bond at home, call us and come in for bonding help at HRS!

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 rabbit’s primary caregiver is an adult, and is wanted by everyone in the household. (No group ownership, like a classroom pet.)
    2. Indoor Housing
      Rabbits adopted from House Rabbit Society 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. 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 for 2-4 weeks’ notice, so we can have a space ready for your rabbit to return. 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

     . 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
     . Elton .
     . Elton .  . Elton .  . Elton .  . Elton .
    • Bunny Rabbit
    • Spayed/Neutered
    He may not be able to play the piano, but Elton here sure is fabulous! This outgoing bunny is a star and he knows it. When he hops into the room, all eyes turn towards him. With his sparkling coat, glimmering eyes and larger than life personality, this rabbit brings super star stunning to HRS. Meet this beautiful boy today!
    Adult, Male, Medium
     . Filbert .
     . Filbert .  . Filbert .  . Filbert .  . Filbert .
    • Bunny Rabbit
    Young, Male, Medium
     . Flip .
     . Flip .  . Flip .  . Flip .  . Flip .  . Flip .  . Flip .
    • Bunny Rabbit
    Young, Male, 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
     . 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
     . Kayden .
     . Kayden .  . Kayden .  . Kayden .  . Kayden .
    • Bunny Rabbit
    Adult, Male, Medium
     . Kylo .
     . Kylo .  . Kylo .  . Kylo .  . Kylo .  . Kylo .  . Kylo .
    • Bunny Rabbit
    • Spayed/Neutered
    Bravery! Courage! Adventure! These are the things that get Kylo excited to start the day. This fearless boy loves exploration and will spend the day spelunking into new spots, climbing cardboard hidies and testing new toys. Bringing this little love bun home is sure to spark wondering in the mundane. Stop by to give him some head pets today!
    Adult, Male, Medium
     . Lacey .
     . Lacey .  . Lacey .  . Lacey .  . Lacey .
    • Bunny Rabbit
    • Spayed/Neutered
    Adult, Female, Medium
     . Lady May .
     . Lady May .  . Lady May .  . Lady May .
    • Bunny Rabbit
    • Spayed/Neutered
    Adult, Female, Medium
     . Lena .
     . 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
     . Leo .
     . Leo .  . Leo .  . Leo .  . Leo .  . Leo .  . Leo .
    • Bunny Rabbit
    • Spayed/Neutered
    This is Leo, a sweet boy who is having a wonderful time in a foster home right now! His foster family says, "Leo loves to explore, is a great eater, and enjoys drinking his water (he slurps and gulps loudly). He nudges you with his nose and loves to lounge and flop. A great little guy to have!"
    Adult, Male, Medium
     . Macy .
     . Macy .  . Macy .  . Macy .  . Macy .  . Macy .  . Macy .
    • Bunny Rabbit
    • Spayed/Neutered
    This is Macy, a sweet lady who's content to pass the day away with you, snuggling and hanging out. She's also more than happy to entertain you with her silly antics and toss her toys around too! 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 medicine. Ask us about her and we can tell you more, and show you how to administer the medicine too!
    Adult, Female, Medium
     . Olivia .
     . Olivia .
    • Bunny Rabbit
    • Spayed/Neutered
    Olivia is a sweet bunny who loves the tranquility of a calm afternoon. She enjoys curling up in a nice fluffy blanket and settling in to nibble some tasty knowledge from a good book. After an early afternoon snooze, this girl enjoys interacting with her bunny neighbors. Nothing is better than sharing some time with a friend. Stop by to meet this sweet girl today.
    Adult, Female, Medium
     . Oswald .
     . Oswald .  . Oswald .  . Oswald .  . Oswald .  . Oswald .
    • Bunny Rabbit
    • Spayed/Neutered
    Adult, Male, Medium
     . Phillip .
     . Phillip .  . Phillip .  . Phillip .  . Phillip .
    • Bunny Rabbit
    • Spayed/Neutered
    Adult, Male, Large
     . 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
     . Salem .
     . Salem .  . Salem .  . Salem .  . Salem .
    • Bunny Rabbit
    • Spayed/Neutered
    This shy guy has a big personality. His true colors surely shine the most when he has spent some quality sitting time with you. A few head pets here, a gentle ear rub there, will get this silly boy to open up and show you just how much fun he can be. Come give this beautiful boy some head pets today!
    Adult, Male, Medium
     . Tundra .
     . Tundra .  . Tundra .  . Tundra .  . Tundra .
    • Bunny Rabbit
    • Spayed/Neutered
    Meet Tundra! This handsome boy is just as sweet as can be. He's currently recovering from a broken leg, but that hasn't gotten his spirits down one bit! He even gives kisses! Tundra was in a foster home recently, and his foster shares, "Tundra has been the most amazing guest! He is incredibly cuddly, playful, and gentle, and is taking his medications so well!" They also report that Tundra loves to play with plastic balls, especially ones with bells, and baby rattles. Tundra also enjoyed playing (while supervised) with the foster family's dog. His favorite veggies include cilantro and spring mix greens, and of course, he loves banana! Talk to us if you would like more information about Tundra.
    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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