If you are new to rabbit-keeping and aren't sure if you're ready for a long-term adoption commitment, or perhaps you would like to adopt a bunny friend for your current rabbit? Either way, foster-to-adopt is the way to go. It gives you a “trial run” with guidance from the group.
1. Fill out a foster-to-adopt application - you can download it and email or hand it in or bring to an adoption event, or fill it out online. If you need to borrow a cage and supplies for temporary housing, please let us know when you submit the application. We don't regularly bring cages & supplies to adoption days, but will if we are expecting your needs.
2. If you are looking to pair your rabbit with one of our adoptables, we recommend doing some “speed dates.” Not only does meeting on a neutral ground give us an idea of how the bonding process may go, but if there is immediate fighting on neutral ground, adoption as a bonded mate is unlikely.
3. We will hold a check or cash for the amount of the adoption fee until we either hear from you that you would definitely like to adopt, or if the rabbit is returned we will return your check or cash to you.
3a. If you need to borrow cage or supplies, we now require a deposit that will be refunded once the supplies are returned. If they are not returned within 2 months the deposit will be deemed non refundable. If you require an extension you must let us know. This deposit is in addition to the adoption fee. Please read below for the pricing of borrowing supplies, and have ready along with the adoption fee ($60 for single rabbits, $100 for a pair):
Exercise pen/Cage AND Supplies (litterbox, food bowl, water bottle) = $50
Exercise pen/Cage ONLY = $30
Supplies ONLY = $20 (litterbox, food bowl, water bottle)
Food and hay are included if needed regardless of if you need to borrow supplies/pen. If you would like to purchase the cage and supplies, let us know as some cages/pens can be sold but we do need to know in advance if this is a possibility. To return supplies, bring back to us during one of our Adoption Days or Care Days.
4. You MUST give us an update once a week to let us know how things are going and your intended plans. We encourage you to call or email us with questions at any time.We will consider the rabbit/s adopted and keep the adoption fee deposit and if applicable supplies deposit if we have not had a response within 2 weeks.
5. While there is no set time frame, we would appreciate having a yes or no answer within a month.
A Care Day is the best time to bring a rabbit for a speed date or pick up a bunny that needs a cage and supplies to go home. Care Days are held every other Sunday (dates posted on the homepage), and are held at the Director’s home. If you are looking for a friend for your bunny, you will have the most to pick from at this time. If you cannot make it to a Care Day, we can sometimes make appointments during other times, depending on your location and the volunteer closest to you. If you are looking for a specific rabbit, please make sure we know in advance, as our fosters are spread throughout the state.