How to adopt a rabbit

Easy - just follow the steps below!

STEP 1

Get started by filling out our adoption application form, and get a quick preview of what happens next.

APPLY TO ADOPT

STEP 2

Prepare your setup to ensure your rescue rabbit will be safe and happy in your new environment.

SETUP

STEP 3

Take photos and upload them. We will review them and get back to you within a few days.

UPLOAD YOUR PHOTOS

STEP 4

Pay it forward ($265+ for one rabbit or $365+ for a pair) so we can cover the vet costs for the next rescue rabbit.

PAY IT FORWARD

STEP 5

View the list of bunnies and join our Facebook Group Rabbits For Adoption to see more stories, photos and videos.

VIEW OUR BUNNIES

STEP 6

Let us know which rabbit you would like to adopt - contact the volunteer who looked after your application or send an enquiry.

SELECT YOUR BUNNY

Frequently Asked Questions

I don't know which bunny is right for me. Can you help me choose?

Definitely. In your adoption application we will ask you about your adoption preferences and living environment. If you would like advice on which of our rabbits would be a good match for you we are happy to provide that.

What happens once I get approved?
You will receive an email confirming you have been approved. Once you have made your pay-it-forward donation and made up your mind which rabbit you would like, please either get in contact with the volunteer who looked after your application, or send us an enquiry.
What reasons would you have to reject an application?

We will reject your application if

  • you live in a state where we don't have any rabbits (WA, SA, NT, TAS) or if you live in QLD and do not have a rabbit license.
  • you plan to let your rabbit live outdoors
  • you have one or more rabbits that are not desexed yet (in this case we would put your application on hold)
  • we see any other indication that the rabbit would not be safe in the environment you provide
Why do you only adopt to indoor homes?

If you keep rabbits outside you put them at risk of losing them to a virus (myxomatosis or calicivirus) or an animal attack. They are also susceptible to escaping or being stolen from backyards.

Why do you ask for $265+ for a rabbit?

All our rabbits are

  • health-checked
  • dental-checked
  • desexed (with ear tattoo)
  • microchipped
  • vaccinated 
  • treated for worms, fleas, mites

If you get all this done by a vet you end up with a $500 - $700 bill. With this in mind, what we are asking for is a bargain. We are not making a profit by asking for this donation - it just helps contribute to cover our vet costs.
What are the benefits of adopting from you?
  1. All our rabbits are health-checked, dental-checked, desexed, microchipped, vaccinated, treated for worms, fleas, mites.
  2. All our rabbits come with a lifetime return guarantee!
  3. We know our rabbits really well and can tell you all about their personality and behaviour. This also means we can tell you which rabbits are a good fit for you.
  4. We provide all the advice you need, including e.g. advice with bonding rabbits.
  5. By adopting a rabbit you make room for another rabbit to be rescued - so you are saving two animals, not just one!
  6. You become part of a community. Once you have adopted a rabbit we will invite you to join our Bunny Parents Facebook Group.
    Can I adopt a bunny that's located far away from me?

    Yes, you can. Our volunteers can organise a 'bunny run' to transport the bunny of your choice from the foster carer to your home.