Adoption Process

We’re excited to help you find your perfect bunny companion. Adopting a rabbit takes a little time because we consider the rabbit’s personality and the adopter’s needs to ensure a great match and lasting relationship.

Step 1: Read “Before You Adopt”, and the full information document. Make a list of questions for your Adoption Coordinator.

Step 2: Submit an Adoption Application.

Step 3: Speak with an Adoption Coordinator. After we receive your application, a member of our adoption team will email or text you to arrange a 30-minute phone call. We want to get to know you and what you’re looking for in a house rabbit companion. Please allow up to three days for a Coordinator to contact you, as we are all volunteers.

Step 4: Meet the bunnies! If your application is approved, your Coordinator will arrange for you to meet the rabbit(s) best suited for your family and home. Our rabbits are kept in foster homes in Memphis and surrounding areas, and are visited by appointment only.

Step 5: Prepare for your rabbit’s arrival. Once a rabbit is chosen as the perfect match, you can begin purchasing supplies and setting up your rabbit’s space with the help of our Coodinator. Please do not purchase any supplies until the rabbit has been selected, as needs may vary.

Step 6: Adopt! When you’re ready for your rabbit, your Adoption Coordinator will bring the bunny to its new forever home! You will complete the Adoption Agreement and pay the adoption fee of $120 for a single rabbit, and $200 for a pair. Why these amounts?

🐰 Our rescue survives on donations and adoption fees. 🐰

While the bunny waits for a new home, adoption fees help cover food, supplies and medical care, including spay/neuter.  When you purchase a rabbit from a breeder or pet store, you will at some point need to pay to have the bunny desexed. Rabbit spay/neuter surgery must be performed by a specialty vet, and fees range from $150 to $300.

Why should you have your pet desexed if it’s the only bunny you have? Because neutered rabbits:

  • are much less likely to display undesirable hormone-induced behaviors such as mounting, urine spraying (or territorial marking) and aggression.
  • have litter box habits that are much better than unaltered rabbits.
  • may be calmer and easier to handle, as they are not experiencing the stresses of sexual frustration.
  • live a longer, healthier life as the risks of cancer and urinary tract infections are significantly reduced.

Step 7: Share the L❤️ve! We want to know how you and your new companion are doing. Share your bunny love on social media and give our rescue a great review. Help us let everyone know what wonderful companions these special house rabbits can be.

Step 8: Donate to help others share the joy of house rabbit companionship. If you would like to contribute toward the care of other rabbits in our care, please check out DONATE for ways to help.

Step 9: Contact us. We’re always happy to provide advice and assistance as needed. Please don’t hesitate to CONTACT us if you need support!