Adoption & Foster Information

THANK YOU FOR YOUR INTEREST IN ADOPTING OR FOSTERING A VRRA BUNNY!

Steps to Adoption or Fostering:

1. Education

There are a lot of myths about pet rabbits: that they are a caged pet (definitely not), that they are low maintenance (nope), or that they are the perfect pet for young children (sometimes but not always). Even if you have had a bunny before and are familiar with their needs, we want to be certain that our adoptive and foster families are “on the same page” as us about standards of care.  Before you fall in love with one of our adorable rabbits, please read the following myth-busting information:

In addition, this FAQ page covers almost every major house rabbit topic, for those that want to really delve deep!

2. Checking out rabbits at our shelter:

  • You can see photos and descriptions of all our bunnies by selecting Rabbits for Adoption in the top grey category bar at the top of our website. You also search by category, for example, the female sub-category gets you a list of all our single female rabbits.  Bonded pairs are grouped in that category only, not by gender. You can also select some bunnies by name under Recent Posts.
  • You can also subscribe to our posts using the posts feed or email buttons at the top of the page. All new VRRA posts which, of course, are mainly posts about bunnies will be delivered to your feed reader or to your email.
  • Once we have received your adoption or foster inquiry form, we can set up a time for you to visit the shelter for a bunny meet-and-greet.
  • If you already have a bunny and are looking to adopt a rabbit friend for them, we will want you to bring your rabbit for the meet-and-greet as well. Be sure to read some of the information on this page as preparation: Multiple Rabbit FAQ’s.

3. Foster or Adopt? You have options.

TEMPORARY FOSTER HOMES.

Fostering can be a very rewarding experience and is a wonderful way to contribute to animal rescue. It’s your chance to give a temporary home to a rabbit that needs special care for a period of time.

Sometimes this is for a very young rabbit or a bunny mother with kits. Other times is is for a mistreated or neglected bunny that needs a chance to learn how to trust a human again. Other times it is for bunnies that have been at the shelter for a very long time and just need a break from a caged environment and to enjoy some one-on-one attention.

Fostering gives rabbits the opportunity to flourish and this in turn increases their adoptability and the chances of finding their Forever Home.

PERMANENT FOSTER HOMES.

If you would like to give a permanent home to a less adoptable rabbit but cannot commit to the possible expenses of making the bunny yours through adoption, then the Permanent Foster plan may work for you. Sometimes this is for one of our senior citizen bunnies, or one with a minor medical problem. In these cases we will cover veterinary expenses and in some cases even food expenses. All you need to do is give the rabbit a loving, committed home.

Next step: Interested in providing a temporary or permanent foster home to a bunny in need? Please complete our foster application (PDF document) and email it to:  vrra@vrra.org

ADOPTION.

Looking for a rabbit to join your family? At VRRA we want to ensure you adopt a rabbit that is the best fit for your home.

  • Our adoption fee is $60.
  • All our rabbits are neutered/spayed and vaccinated for the RHD2 virus.

Definitely let us know if there is a particular rabbit or bonded pair that has caught your eye. Once we have received your Adoption Inquiry form, we may suggest other rabbits for your consideration as well, based on what you’ve told us you’re looking for, the type of home environment you have, and the individual rabbit’s personality, age, health, background, etc. Our goal is to make a successful match that results in a happy human and a happy bunny!

Next step: please submit our Adoption Inquiry form.