We are volunteer-run. Please help us help you, by taking advantage of the resources on our website. We can then spend less time on the phone and more time helping rabbits.

  • To adopt or foster a rabbit – please do not call, but rather submit our online application forms. Our Adoption or Foster Coordinator will call you once we’ve received and reviewed your application.
  • To volunteer – please do not call, but rather complete the form on our volunteer page. Our Volunteer Coordinator will be in touch after that.
  • Veterinary, grooming and boarding information can be found by scrolling through the Rabbit Care page.
  • To see what’s available in our Urban Rabbit Supply Store click on “store” on our home page.
  • If you adopted your rabbit from VRRA and can no longer keep them, please contact us to schedule a return appointment. Let us know if there is a way we can help you problem-solve to keep your rabbit(s). Our adoption agreement requires rabbits to be returned to VRRA if you cannot keep them.
  • If you are looking to re-home or surrender a non-VRRA rabbit, please go to this page for more information.

Contact information:

General Inquires:  vrra@vrra.org – note: most questions can be answered by reading this website.

Foster Inquiries:  vrrafoster@gmail.com

Adoption Inquiries:  vrraadoptions@gmail.com

Mailing Address: VRRA, PO Box 45039, Dunbar RPO, Vancouver, B.C. V6S 2M8

Why? – Why a charity for rabbits? While there are many groups who shelter and care for dogs and cats rabbits are often forgotten.  The need is great. Rabbits are largely misunderstood and neglected, most of the time due to ignorance rather than intention.

Who? – VRRA is run by a group of ordinary citizen volunteers who care about the plight of domestic rabbits. All are volunteers, most have rabbits of our own, full time jobs and busy lives.

Vancouver Rabbit Rescue and Advocacy was incorporated in 2003 as a non-profit British Columbia society,  became a Canadian registered charity shortly thereafter (#88248 1609 RR0001) and in 2009 became the Vancouver Chapter of the House Rabbit Society. We are dedicated to raising awareness of rabbits as house pets, to the care and shelter of abandoned and neglected rabbits, and to provide education regarding the problems of rabbit breeding, selling and their care.

How? – VRRA funds its operations through donations and profits from the sale of products. Currently roughly 50 percent of the funding comes from each source. A list of our products can be found at our store. VRRA is working hard to get donations so that we can carry on our work. We work as volunteers with local shelters to do our best to educate people about rabbit care, health and behaviour. We take on rabbits deemed “unadoptable” due to age, behaviour or medical problems.  Veterinary care is expensive and VRRA volunteers often spend their own money when no other is available. We will issue a tax receipt for all donations above $20.

Where? –  VRRA has two rabbit shelters where healthy rabbits available for adoption are housed in a secure facility. One is located on the west side of Vancouver. The other is in South Surrey (White Rock). They have outside space to exercise on a daily basis. We also use foster homes to house rabbits that need medical care, behavioural modification or just plain attention and love.