See currently available WHRS Foster Rabbits
Please note that the WHRS does not maintain a public shelter with regular hours. All of our rabbits are in foster care in private homes. You need to be over the age of 18 to submit an adoption application.
Adoption Fees: Single rabbit: $85 Pair of rabbits: $120
Included with adoption:
- House Rabbit Handbook: How to Live with an Urban Rabbit
- 1 year membership with the Wisconsin House Rabbit Society
- All adoptable rabbits are spayed/neutered and received the RHDV2 vaccination
One goal of the House Rabbit Society is to buy a homeless rabbit more time. Rabbits that would otherwise be euthanized at area shelters due to a lack of space, health or behavioral concerns are rescued and placed in an WHRS foster home. Foster rabbits are spayed/neutered, vaccinated, and any health concerns are addressed. Rabbits are litter-trained and any behavioral issues are addressed.
The desired outcome of a rabbit rescue is placement in a permanent, loving home. Every rabbit placed means another can be rescued. To view photos and read descriptions of rabbits currently available for adoption through the Wisconsin House Rabbit Society, follow this link.
If you are interested in adopting a rabbit, but have never had a house rabbit before, we recommend that you read our Rabbit Care Guidelines. This document provides an overview of a house rabbit’s living requirements. This information will help you decide if a rabbit is the right companion animal for your household and lifestyle.
The first step in adoption is to fill out an adoption application and submit it to firstname.lastname@example.org. You will find the adoption application here:
Download Adoption Application Form (Word file)
Download Adoption Application Form (PDF)
If you have a rabbit and would like to find him or her a friend, we are glad to assist with this process. Please read The Dating Game for information on the bonding process. In addition, there is a guide to use in bonding rabbits. Please note, rabbits that are brought in to do dating must have proof of having completed the RHDV vaccination
You may also wish to visit your local animal shelter and meet rabbits there who are available for adoption. The following Wisconsin shelters are known to have rabbit adoption programs:
- Dane County Humane Society
- Eau Claire County Humane Association
- Humane Animal Welfare Society, Waukesha
- Ozaukee Campus of Wisconsin Humane Society
- Wisconsin Humane Society, Milwaukee
- Elmbrook Humane Society, Brookfield
- Washington County Humane Society, Slinger
- Oshkosh Humane Society, Oshkosh
- Humane Society of Jefferson County
- Oneida County Humane Society
- Sauk County Humane Society