Adoption


Click here to 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.  To meet any of our rabbits, please make an appointment with our Adoption Manager, who is in charge of rescue, foster and adoption. You need to be over the age of 18 to submit an adoption application. Click here to make an appointment.

Adoption Fees:  Single rabbit: $60   Pair of rabbits: $90

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

SampsonOne 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 or neutered and any health concerns are addressed. Rabbits are litter-trained and any behavioral issues are corrected.

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 adoption@wisconsinhrs.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 and reach out to us to meet with a rabbit.

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: