Thinking about adopting?

Congratulations on taking the first step toward saving somebunny's life! We applaud your desire to share your life with a rabbit, but we highly recommend you take a few moments to read " Is a rabbit right for you?" before making your final decision. Remember most of our rabbits end up abandoned by somebody who "thought" they wanted a rabbit and acted on impulse without thinking through the impact a rabbit might have on their life.

Why adopt?

Is a rabbit right for you?

How to go about adopting a rabbit

Choosing the right rabbit

Pre- adoption application

Preparing for your new arrival

Adoption fee and adoption policies

Why adopt?
Unfortunately acquiring a rabbit is not one of the more difficult tasks in life. It certainly is a lot easier to go to the pet store and pick out a bunny than it is to go through the process of adoption. So why bother? Quite simply because the advantages of adoption far outweigh the slight inconvenience of the process.
Did you know that it is estimated that over one million rabbits worldwide are put to death in shelters each year?

We often hear people say that by buying a rabbit from a pet store they are essentially "rescuing" that rabbit as well.  Granted it is true that that one individual rabbit that was bought from a pet store and given a good home may have been in essence rescued, but the consequences of that purchase far outweigh that single positive act. By purchasing a rabbit you are creating a demand for that commodity. In order for that demand to be filled the pet store will turn not to shelters where there are scores of homeless rabbits, but to breeders who will provide them with cute baby rabbits that are easier to sell. Do manufacturers hold up production of jeans until all the unwanted jeans are sold? No they make more that are new, hence more sellable, and the old ones are discounted and sold at a cheap/bargain price. Breeders are the same. For every single rabbit sold in a pet store, how many unwanted rabbits resulted from the same litter? If a pet store sells its only black and white Dutch and the owner calls the breeder to get another, the breeder will mate two bunnies and get a litter of up to eight babies to fill that single slot. What happens to the others? Or what happens if the whole litter has imperfect markings? The only way breeders will stop breeding and pet stores will stop selling them is if there is no demand, hence no profit.

Two for The Price of One

When you adopt a rabbit from a rescue/shelter you are not only saving one rabbit's life, but two. Every time a rabbit gets adopted it opens up a cage for someone else. So not only are you giving a home to one rabbit, but you are also providing the means for another to be saved from an uncertain fate. Cages never sit empty for more than a few days. In fact sometimes a new rabbit arrives only hours after one leaves for their new home.

Know Thy Rabbit

Perhaps the greatest advantage to adopting a rabbit is the opportunity to know exactly what you are getting. Ask the teenage salesperson at the pet store to tell you about the personality or health history of one of their rabbits. Once they say goodbye to their boyfriend and hang up the phone, if they do give you an answer it probably is at best a guess or inaccurate.

Once a rabbit becomes a ‘foster’ bunny, he/she becomes a member of our family. We don't just shove food at them and occasionally clean their cages; we interact with them as if they were our own beloved companions. We can tell you if they are easy to hold; if they are good with their litter box; if they are chewers or biters; what foods they like; their favourite toys or even how they like to be petted. Most importantly, we can guide you to finding your one true rabbit.
Is a rabbit right for you?
Before deciding to share your home with a rabbit, there are a few things you should consider: