Foster Carer Portal


Foster Carer Guide


Thank you so much for helping our mission to rescue, rehabilitate and rehome bunnies!

This guide will give you all the basics to get started and to understand what's involved in getting a rabbit ready for adoption.

If you have any questions we - the 'Bunny Trackers' - are here to help! If you have any questions at all you can either ...

  • send an enquiry via our our online form
  • contact us directly - our contact details are here
  • contact us via the Foster Carer Facebook messenger group chat (you should have received an invitation to join)

We are so excited to have you as part of the team!

Our Newbie checklist:

  1. Make sure you have read and fully understood the Foster Care Agreement. If you have any questions please ask.
  2. Make sure know how to contact at least one Bunny Tracker - either by adding them as Facebook friends (if you are based in Sydney add Sydney Bunny-Tracker as friend), so you can message each other, or have their phone number in your contacts. You find their contact details here.
  3. Make sure you have been added to one of our Foster Carers Facebook Messenger Groups (we have one for each area, e.g. Sydney, Central Coast, South Coast etc...). If you haven't been added to any Facebook Messenger Groups, contact the Bunny Tracker responsible for your region. 
  4. Make sure you have read and fully understood this Foster Carer Guide, before you get your first foster rabbit! If you have any questions please ask. 
  5. Make sure you know all of our Social Media Channels! 

Who to contact depends on the urgency:

High Priority

You need a response within 1-2h.

E.g. you are concerned about your rabbit's health or behaviour.

If you don't receive a response within 1 hour call Anna or text Kim.

Medium Priority

You'd like a response within 48h.

E.g. you have a request that requires a volunteer to take action.

or send an enquiry via our Foster Carer Enquiry form.

Low Priority

You are looking for general advice or want to share stories about your foster rabbit.

or post on our FB Messenger Foster Carer Group Chat.

Our Social Media channels:

Purpose: To enable all foster carers to advertise their foster rabbits when they are ready for adoption, and to answer any questions potential adopters might have. If you need help let us know.

Rules: No private rehoming of rabbits. No discussions.  
Purpose: To enable all foster carers to communicate with each other, and with Bunny Trackers. You can ask questions and share stories, photos and videos about their foster rabbit. It's a private group - only foster carers can see your posts! 
Purpose: Bunny Runners are people who help with the transport for The Rabbit Sanctuary. If you need a Bunny Runner you can request assistance here. Alternatively, if you plan a longer trip and don't mind taking a bunny with you, you can share your travel plans in this group and offer to be a Bunny Runner for that day.
Purpose: Bunny Helpers are people who support the The Rabbit Sanctuary in so many ways - some with hands on rabbit care at the Rabbit Sanctuary and others with support online or with equipment, food etc. The aim is to keep our supporters up to date, in touch with each other, and to thank them on behalf of the bunnies. 
Purpose: To enable all foster carers of leverets (baby hares) to communicate with each other and with volunteers. Leverets are released in the safety of The Rabbit Sanctuary when they reach the age to run free. 
Purpose: To help educate people about rabbit care and rabbit welfare and to raise raise awareness that rabbits make wonderful pets. This is a friendly group for ANY Australian rabbit lover.

Rule: No private rehoming of rabbits. No selling of rabbits.
Purpose: To share the cutest photos and videos of our rescue bunnies!