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How to Adopt (Summer 2020)

Thank you for considering adopting a rabbit! When you adopt, you save a life. Each rabbit who comes to House Rabbit Society was transferred from an animal shelter where they were at risk of euthanasia, whether it was because of a medical concern, because the rabbit was scared, or because the shelter simply had too many rabbits or too many animals all at once. House Rabbit Society is able to save their lives because of wonderful people like you who choose to adopt!

        1. View our adoptable rabbits, below

          We have approximately 20-40 adoptable rabbits at House Rabbit Society and in our foster homes.

        2. Our 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. Due to the emergence of Rabbit Hemorrhagic Disease Virus (RHDV) in California, we strongly recommend keeping rabbits indoors with no outdoor playtime, even when vaccinated.
          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.
        3. Watch this short adoption 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.

        4. Read about Rabbit Hemorrhagic Disease Virus (RHDV) and how to keep your rabbit safe. Rabbits adopted from House Rabbit Society have had their first annual RHDV vaccine, but it will be important to take your rabbit to the vet every year to be vaccinated. You will also need to continue to take biosecurity precautions at home, as no vaccine provides 100% protection.
        5. Complete our online Adoption Questionnaire
          Please, only complete this Adoption Questionnaire if you are over the age of 18. This is for our San Francisco Bay Area (Richmond, CA) location. For other House Rabbit Society chapters, go here.

          A staff member or volunteer will review your questionnaire and contact you to set up an appointment for a video call with a volunteer Adoption Counselor, so you can ask any rabbit questions you have, and you can talk about rabbit care together.

          Adopting a friend for your rabbit: Sadly, we are not able to offer rabbit speed-dating services at House Rabbit Society due to the emergence of RHDV. Learn more about rabbit bonding – if you’re up for the rewarding challenge of bonding at home, we can send a bunny home with you for a 2-week foster-to-adopt to see if it will be a good match.

        6. Get your home ready for a rabbit
          Once you have completed the above steps, you are ready to adopt, but you may need to get your home ready before bringing a bunny home. Read more about living with rabbits at rabbit.org, 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.
        7. Take your rabbit home
          We will schedule an appointment time with you to take your rabbit home!

          We understand that it’s difficult to ensure the right match with a bunny when you’ve only met them online. We provide a 2-day foster-to-adopt period to make sure your rabbit is the right match for your family. We will ask you to sign our foster agreement before taking your rabbit home. In this difficult time, please only take home a rabbit to foster-to-adopt, if you are planning to adopt a rabbit. If you’re looking for our foster program, learn more here.

          You will do a no-contact pickup curbside of your rabbit from our front porch. 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 with curbside pickup, and proceeds benefit our rescue and education work.

        8. Finalize the adoption
          At the end of the 2-day foster-to-adopt period, we’ll ask you to finalize the adoption by completing our Adoption Agreement via text or email, and paying the adoption donation.

          If you decide the rabbit is not the right fit, you’ll give us two weeks’ notice. We give you a scheduled return appointment when you complete the foster agreement. If you decide not to adopt, this will be a 2-weeks + 2 days total foster period.

Questions? 510-970-7575 & rabbit-center@rabbit.org

Adoption Donation

A single rabbit: $100
A bonded pair:  $150

Included with your adoption:

  • spay/neuter – important for a rabbit’s health, litter box habits, and no accidental babies
  • microchip – free lifetime registration
  • health exam – by trained volunteers or a veterinarian while at House Rabbit Society
  • vaccinated against Rabbit Hemorrhagic Disease Virus (RHDV) – the first annual vaccine already completed while at House Rabbit Society
  • preventative treatment for external & internal parasites
  • coupon – free vet wellness exam at VCA Bay Area in Oakland
  • coupon – 20% off at Pet Food Express
  • one-year membership to House Rabbit Society ($20 value!) – includes a membership card, discounts on online shopping, and a subscription to the House Rabbit Journal
  • gift basket for your bunny – A volunteer makes a small gift basket with toys and treats for every bunny who is adopted!

Rabbits who particularly need homes

Special Needs
Baxter’s Buddy

Adoptable Rabbits

 . Ares .
 . Ares .  . Ares .  . Ares .
  • Bunny Rabbit
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
Ares is a sweet boy with a unique perspective on the world. He has been treated for E. cuniculi and his health is stable, but he still has a residual head tilt. It doesn't slow him down or affect his enjoyment of life! He is very sociable and runs out to hang out with you/get pets all the time. He loves getting pets and he loves laying down on fluffy things (he will pretty much blissfully stay on those indefinitely). Ares is a sweet boy who may also enjoy having a a bunny friend.
Young, Male, Medium
 . Elton .
 . Elton .  . Elton .  . Elton .
  • Bunny Rabbit
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
Elton is a fairly chill guy who has random bursts of energy especially around dawn and dusk hours. He is the only bunny I have ever seen that hops in place...super unique binkies. If you sit/stand near him and pet him he loves head rubs but he gets a little skittish if you sit too close. He really likes making little forts if you give him some cotton bedsheets. He goes under the blankets and uses his nose to find his way out <3 Elton is very well litter trained and has not peed outside his box once since he's been in foster. There are some territorial poops outside the box but not too much (he's in a foster home with other rabbits!). He doesn't shed much at all. He's a fairly slow eater and takes his time exploring what he is eating, but isn't too picky otherwise. He doesn't really like cilantro but really loves parsley, kale, fresh romaine lettuce, dandelion greens and celery leaves.
Adult, Male, Medium
 . Filbert .
 . Filbert .  . Filbert .  . Filbert .
  • Bunny Rabbit
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
Meet Filbert, whose name means "brilliant," and he certainly lives up to his namesake! He's a clever boy who loves to scamper around and see what's going on. Filbert is a great little bunny who will always keep you guessing about what he'll do next! Characteristics curious, playful, active
Adult, Male, Medium
 . Flip .
 . Flip .
  • Bunny Rabbit
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
This curious rabbit is Flip, who's very pleased and eager to meet you! He's a friendly little bunny who still has some growing up to do but he's learning fast. Flip has a mischievous little twinkle to his eyes that lets you know he's ready to explore and take on the world with you! He would love a bunny friend to spend time with. He often grooms his plushy friend, waiting in his castle for a bunny friend to stop by.
Adult, Male, Medium
 . Frosty .
 . Frosty .  . Frosty .
  • Bunny Rabbit
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
Frosty is a big bunny with big rabbitude! He loves attention, loves food, loves to use his litter box, is very playful and highly intelligent ... he's basically the perfect bunny, except he bites sometimes! Frosty 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, he will be the love of your life. Frosty is currently in a foster home, where he's being showered with love and attention, and his foster family shares, "Frosty is super cuddly and super loyal. He LOVES his people and has strong relationships. He loves to hop up on the couch and snuggle in, often for 45+ minutes. He's very curious and wants to explore everything. Frosty is the most confident bunny in the world, but he needs an experienced owner who will be confident but loving. If you move quickly at him, he will jump with his mouth open and go for a bite. We just go in slowly and he LOVES pets. He just melts into the floor and the whole world disappears for him. Frosty is really cuddly and loving with us! He gets really excited to free range and does epic binkies super high into the air. He's adorable! Frosty is litter box trained and keeps a tidy pen. It took a few weeks once he got settled, but now he is great. He is also pretty good when he free ranges. Frosty goes bonkers for bananas, which is great because that is how he gets one of his meds. He loves greens, but naturally he has preferences!
Adult, Male, Medium
 . Kaleidoscope .
 . Kaleidoscope .  . Kaleidoscope .  . Kaleidoscope .
  • Bunny Rabbit
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
Kaleidoscope is a happy boy with big beautiful ears - he loves a cardboard box to hang out in and chew. He enjoys a small soft dog bed to sleep on and push around, and likes chewing on natural bunny chew toys made of grasses and wood. He really likes having traction, like with rugs, but slippery floors are scary for him. He can be a bit opinionated when someone moves his belongings or sets his food dish down and may rush over but has never tried to bite. He is mostly perfect with using his litter box - he does well with a low-entry box. Kaleidoscope is a very sweet rabbit who enjoys being pet, is easy to pick up and loves to have his head kissed. Initially he was a little apprehensive about having his back pet but now he seems to enjoy having his back pet almost as much as he enjoys having his head pet.
Adult, Male, Medium
 . Katie .
 . Katie .  . Katie .  . Katie .
  • Bunny Rabbit
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
This lovely lady is Katie, and she would love to be your friend! Especially if there are carrots involved. And kale. And hopefully some apple too. She is litterbox trained, curious, and active, and will come up to you to see if you have anything to eat. She can get startled easily but will be your friend when there are carrots around and other greens she likes. Katie is a little shy (and might sass you a little and grunt if you enter her space too fast), but she's very sweet and smart, and is looking for someone who would love to spoil her and shower her with all of the love she deserves. She'd do best in a home with humans who won't be scared off by her grunting to get to know the smart, awesome bunny she is!
Adult, Female, Medium
 . Kayden .
 . Kayden .  . Kayden .  . Kayden .
  • Bunny Rabbit
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
Meet Kayden, who is just the most handsome black bunny. He's a little reserved but is eager to make new friends, especially ones with treats. If you have plenty of love and treats to spare, Kayden would love to meet you!
Adult, Male, Medium
 . Lacey .
 . Lacey .  . Lacey .  . Lacey .
  • Bunny Rabbit
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
This dainty girl is Lacey, who is a little on the shy side. We know she'll come out of her shell with lots of love and treats! She has plenty of spirit and loves to play with her toys.
Adult, Female, Medium
 . Lena .
 . Lena .  . Lena .  . Lena .
  • Bunny Rabbit
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
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 was fostered recently, and her foster shares, "Lena is a sweet, inquisitive gal who loves to explore! Her favorite activities are exploring her cardboard castle, doing binkies, and hopping around and even ON you. She's very curious and outgoing too. 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. Talk with us to learn more about Lena!
Adult, Female, Medium
 . Macy .
 . Macy .  . Macy .  . Macy .
  • Bunny Rabbit
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
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
 . Naveen .
 . Naveen .  . Naveen .  . Naveen .
  • Bunny Rabbit
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
Naveen is a sweet and gentle bunny with a neurological condition that causes him to wobble a little, and hop in circles when he gets excited! He's negative for E. cuniculi. He was treated with a few different medications (antibiotics and anti-parasite medications), and we didn't see any changes. He's not currently on any meds and has been stable. We don't know the cause of his neurological condition, but he's stable and ready to find a home who will love him for who he is! He's able to use a low-entry litter box. He may really enjoy having a bunny friend, too!
Young, Male, Medium
 . Orion .
 . Orion .  . Orion .  . Orion .
  • Bunny Rabbit
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
Orion is a very special boy! He's now healed up from previous injuries before arriving at House Rabbit Society and ready for a loving home! He's the fluffiest, cutest boy, and gentle and trusting with people. Don't let the scar on his nose fool you - he's a lover, not a fighter! He's looking for a home who can keep the fur around his eyes trimmed so his fluffy bangs don't get in his eyes, and apply an over-the-counter eye ointment twice a day to keep his eyes from getting dry. He's good about it, it's easy! Once he warms up and feels comfortable, he's surprisingly active, social, and mischevious. He's not shy with dogs, or even other rabbits (under close supervision). He loves playing with jingle balls and other light plastic toys. He loves napping and snoozing in a house made from a cardboard box.
Young, Male, Medium
 . Rupaul .
 . Rupaul .  . Rupaul .  . Rupaul .
  • Bunny Rabbit
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
Everyone loves Rupaul! He's a special guy with a special need - he needs 2xday eye ointment to keep his eyes healthy. He is a mild-mannered, polite guy who would love to find a forever home. He is such a cuddlebug--we just know you'll love him when you meet him!
Adult, Male, Medium
 . Timothy .
 . Timothy .  . Timothy .  . Timothy .
  • Bunny Rabbit
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
Timothy is a handsome friendly boy! Like most rabbits, he doesn't enjoy being picked up, but loves to hang out with people down on the ground on his level! He loves to follow people around, and loves to eat veggies and a small piece of fruit as a treat. What Timothy lacks in litterbox habits, he makes up for in cuteness! He is good about peeing in his litter box, but at least at House Rabbit Society where he can see and smell other rabbits, there are often poops outside the box. Like most adult lops, he has a low-level ear infection because his adorable folded-over ears create a dark, warm, moist place for bacteria to grow. We treated this with a special antibiotic ear ointment while he was at House Rabbit Society, and his ears need no further treatment at this time. Anyone who adopts a lop will want to keep an eye out for signs of ear infections in the future, so they can follow up with their vet. Timothy enjoys hopping around and lounging and being adorable, living the house rabbit life!
Adult, Male, Medium
 . Tundra .
 . Tundra .  . Tundra .  . Tundra .
  • Bunny Rabbit
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
Meet Tundra! This handsome boy is just as sweet as can be. He recovered from a broken leg at House Rabbit Society, but that didn't get 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!" They also report that Tundra loves to play with plastic balls, especially ones with bells, and baby rattles. Tundra also did well in a foster home with a 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
 . Wallace .
 . Wallace .  . Wallace .  . Wallace .
  • Bunny Rabbit
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
Wallace is a very energetic and playful boy. He loves chewing up his toys and constructing on cardboard houses. Wally freely roams about his room exploring and surveying his kingdom. He's not a fan of hardwood so he'll stay on carpet. Similar to a dog, he comes running up to you sniffing everything in sight. Wallace has tons of energy and would love to share it in a forever home. We think he'd do well with other bunnies, too! He gets excited for treat time and fresh hay time, and sometimes nips if he gets too excited - he really loves food time, and is working on his manners. He'd do best in a home where people won't take that personally and will help him to relax and enjoy life.
Adult, Male, Medium
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