Do you want to know where to adopt a pet rabbit for your family? Good on you! You are one of the smartest, coolest, most attractive of humans because you know it's far better to adopt than to shop for your new bunny friend!
All too many folks get rabbits for their kids on a whim, especially around Easter, then SURPRISE they find they don't really want the responsibility of having a rabbit as a pet. Then, if the bunny is lucky, it ends up in a shelter or rescue.
You however have done your research. You know what's involved in keeping a pet rabbit happy (or at least are open to learning). You have your home rabbit proofed and have a spiffy indoor rabbit hutch or other living arrangements in place for your new friend!
Now, the only thing left to do is FIND your new pet bunny! So, without further ado let's look at some good places to adopt a pet rabbit.
Where To Adopt A Pet Rabbit?
The first place we always suggest is for folks to visit or call their local shelter. Shelters often have trouble finding homes for critters (pets that are not dogs or cats) because most of folks don't realize they take in other types of animals.
If they don't have a bunny when you visit them, you can ask to be placed on a waiting list and they will call you when one comes in. Your local shelter will also know how to get you in touch with any rabbit rescue organizations in your area.
Some rabbit rescues we know about (because we have lived in these areas) are...
- "Ohio House Rabbit Rescue" located in Columbus Ohio. They have a lovely facility able to house between 25 and 30 rabbits while they await their furever homes. We encourage you to visit them if you are in the area. Their website has a wish-list of needed supplies. Why not take their bunnies a much needed present when you do!
- "Clover Patch Sanctuary" located in Franklin Tennessee. They are a loving group of folks who rehabilitate and rehome abandoned pet rabbits, guinea pigs and other small animals as need, and room permits. Be sure to give them a call if you are in that area. They would be happy to help you bond with the right rabbit!
- "The House Rabbit Society" If you're not near either of these excellent rescues we encourage you to check out their website. They have a HUGE listing of rabbit rescue groups across the USA and around the world.
No matter where you go to adopt your pet rabbit you'll need to show them you are ready to care for your new pet bunny. It's all pretty straightforward stuff. What kind of rabbit hutch do you have and where is it located in your home? Do you have the right kind of food, toys and accessories to keep your pet rabbit happy and healthy? That sort of thing.
We have a page right over here dedicated to small animal products that might just help you get going.
Please don't be put off by this process. These bunnies have been thru a lot already and these kind folks just want to make sure that THIS TIME they are going to a home where they will be properly cared for and loved for the rest of their lives.
Adopting a bunny is one of the most fun and rewarding things you can do. For yourself and a bunny in need. Now that you know where to adopt a pet rabbit sally forth, save a life and bring some sunshine into your own.