Apply to adopt

Easy - just follow the steps below!

Welcome!

Thanks for considering to adopt a rescue rabbit! Filling out our adoption application form is the first step: 

APPLY TO ADOPT

What else does the adoption process involve?

We will ask you to organise an adequate indoor setup and supplies, and provide photos

It is very important to us that our rescue rabbits go to homes that provide an environment where they can be happy, healthy and safe. 


This is why 

  • we only adopt to indoor homes, to ensure they are safe from viruses, predators and poor weather conditions. 
  • we ask you to organise an adequate setup and supplies as part of the adoption application process:
      1. Playpen
      2. Play tunnel
      3. Litter tray
      4. Litter
      5. High quality pellets
      6. Two types of hay
      7. Hay feeder  
      8. Water bowl and food bowl
      9. Pet carrier
      10. Hidey house or other enrichment (optional)

You can buy the All-You-Need Starter Pack, or pick one of our other options outlined in our brand new Shopping Guide. You just need to place one or two online orders to get everything you need. 

We will ask you for a pay-it-forward donation

All our rabbits are desexed, health-checked, dental-checked, microchipped, vaccinated and dewormed. 


Once you are approved and you are ready to adopt, we ask you to pay-it-forward donation of $265 or more if you wish to adopt a single rabbit, and for $365 or more if you wish to adopt a pair. This allows us to rescue the next rescue rabbit.

What will happen right after I submit my application?

You will immediately receive an email asking you to organise all items from our Equipment checklist and to upload them on our Photo Upload Form. If you don't receive an email please also check your spam folder. If you cannot find it there either, please let us know.


You might also receive a text message from one of our volunteers after a few days, asking if you need any support.

How much time do I have to submit my photos?

We would kindly ask you to send your photos within 14 days, or to let us know if you need more time or support from us. 

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.