Adoption Policy and Procedure
The House Rabbit Network only adopts to good indoor homes.
If you are interested in adopting a rabbit or two, the normal procedure
is as follows:
If you have any questions, please ask! We want to make this
a pleasant and fun experience for you and your new companion.
We conduct a phone interview. This is nothing to be afraid of! Basically we
have a conversation where we discuss what it is like
to share your home with a rabbit.
We want to make sure you understand how to properly care for your
bunny, and all aspects of the commitment
that you will be making. Lets face it- if you adopt and then decide you made a mistake,
it doesn't do you, us or the rabbits any good. That is why we want to discuss
all the pros & cons of living with a house rabbit first.
You will visit foster homes and meet bunnies. This will allow you to see different
types of bunnies. Rabbits have a wide variety of looks *and* personalities.
The foster home can also show you what it is like to have a rabbit in the
You choose who you want to adopt.
You get your home set up- rabbit proof the bunny area, acquire the cage,
litter box, water bottle, food, hay, etc.
You pick up the rabbit and sign the adoption contract. The contract basically
states that you will provide a good home for the rabbit. You won't breed the bunny,
you will take them to the vet for medical care, you will provide food,
water and shelter. It also states that if for any reason you can no longer
care for the rabbit, you will return him/her to us.
We spay and neuter our rabbits. We don't have an adoption fee but we ask
that you make a donation to offset the cost of the spay/neuter.
We are asking for $75 for one bunny or $125 for a pair.
This works out to be quite a savings as most vets will charge
- HRN volunteers will always be available to answer any questions
you may have or to help with any problems. They may occasionally call
to get updates on your new arrival.
Where Are We Located?
Even though our phone number is in Wellesley, we cover most of eastern
Massachusetts. We are not a shelter but rather a network of foster
Bunnies looking for homes
This is only a small sample of the rabbits we have for adoption. For information
about other bunnies for adoption, please
Couples and Trios
NOTE: All of the adult animals listed here have been spayed or neutered.
Adoptions are marked within 24 hours, so if a rabbit is listed on
the site they should still be available. We don't hold rabbits