House Rabbit Society no longer offers rabbit boarding at our headquarters in Richmond, CA, due to the emergence of Rabbit Hemorrhagic Disease Virus (RHDV2) in California.
Below are alternate petsitting options for rabbits. Ask about pricing, as well as the type/size of enclosure where your bunny will stay.
Discuss RHDV with your petsitter, so together you can plan how to keep your rabbit safe.
If there are multiple rabbits on the property, many boarding services require all rabbits to be current on their annual RHDV vaccine. Call your vet or our list of rabbit-savvy vets to find a vet who currently has RHDV vaccines. The vaccine reaches full protection 1 week after vaccination, though no vaccine offers 100% protection.
The safest option is to have your rabbit(s) cared for in your home, or boarded where they will be the only rabbit(s) on the property. RHDV is a very contagious disease, and if one rabbit on a property dies, the State Veterinarian’s office could require all the rabbits on the property to be euthanized or quarantined on-site for 4 months or longer (confirmed with CA State Vet office May 2020).
Boarding in a Private Home
Gabriela Chavez (Vacaville): 510-384-6908
Donna Jensen – Burrow Inn (Peninsula): 650-994-7669
Rabbits must be vaccinated for RHDV.
Debra Mendelsohn (Marin): 415-516-6928
Carolyn Mosher (Benicia): 707-751-1620
RHDV vaccine certificate required to make a reservation. Vaccination must be at least 2 weeks before arrival.
Doggie Dance – Devin Kiehn & Tallon Nunez (Oakland): 510-375-2069
Bunny Hay Loft (San Jose): 408-433-0101
Petsitting in your Home
Rebecca Marlin Pet Care (Oakland, Berkeley, Kensington, Albany, El Cerrito, Richmond, San Pablo, Pinole, and Hercules) – donates 10% to nonprofits
Gabriela Chavez (Vallejo/Fairfield/Vacaville): 510-384-6908
Carolyn Mosher (Benicia/Vallejo): 707-751-1620