Curbside foster pickup by appointment at House Rabbit Society
Care for a foster rabbit in your home and save a life! The goal of fostering is to help your foster rabbit get adopted.
How to sign-up!
Step 1: Watch the Rabbit 101 Video Playlist below
Step 2: Learn about Rabbit Hemorrhagic Disease Virus below
Step 3: Complete our Foster Questionnaire below
House Rabbit Society provides start-up supplies:
Exercise pen, litterbox, food & water dishes
litter, pellets, and hay to get you started
As a foster, you receive a 15% discount in the Hop Shop at House Rabbit Society!
Additional hay/pellets/litter, daily out-of-enclosure exercise time, and love!
Your foster rabbit must live inside the home with you (no backyard hutches) and have no outside playtime, due to the emergence of Rabbit Hemorrhagic Disease Virus in California.
We welcome families to apply so long as the primary caregiver is 18 or older.
Fosters take photos and short videos of their foster bunny, and give us information about their personality, to help the bunny get adopted!
How long will I foster?
We allow for short term and long term fostering. Short term fostering is typically 2 weeks to 1 month and long term is typically 4 months or until adoption. We are flexible with the foster period length as to fit in better with your schedule.
Step #1: Watch this Rabbit 101 Video Playlist!
Learn (just about) everything you need to know about living with a rabbit in this short video series!
Please watch this short video series before completing the Foster Questionnaire.
Step #2: Learn about Rabbit Hemorrhagic Disease Virus
Please learn how to protect your foster rabbit from Rabbit Hemorrhagic Disease Virus (RHDV).
Fosters need to:
- Keep their foster rabbit indoors with no outside playtime
- Take their shoes off before entering their home
- Wash your hands before interacting with your foster rabbit
- Keep mosquitoes and flies out of your home with window and door screens
- Not feed any outdoor plants/grasses/branches to your foster rabbit
- Wash greens thoroughly in a basin of water for 2 minutes with 3 changes of water before feeding
- Any other rabbits in the home must be current on their annual RHDV vaccine. We will ask for a photo of the vaccine certificate before sending a foster rabbit home
- Keep cats indoors (indoor-only cats ok!)
- We are not able to welcome new fosters who have dogs at home at this time
Step #3: Complete this Foster Questionnaire
The adult primary caregiver (age 18+) for the foster bunny should complete this Foster Questionnaire.
This questionnaire is for fostering with our SF Bay Area (Richmond, CA) headquarters location. Looking to foster in other areas? Check out other HRS Chapters or Petfinder.com for a shelter/rescue near you with rabbits.