I verify that I have read: "Adoption Requirements and Procedures."
Do you own or rent your home?
Do you have written permission to have rabbits in your home?
What is your rabbit's sex?
Is your rabbit vaccinated against RHDV2?
Please upload a copy of the immunization Please give the date & clinic where vaccination was given What made you decide to adopt at this time? Who (family or roommates) shares your home with you?
Are there any smokers in your home?
Are all of the adults in the family in agreement about this rabbit adoption?
If you have children, do you understand and agree that children, even teenagers, lack the maturity to take full responsibility for the well-being of a living animal, and you will be primarily responsible for feeding, cleaning, grooming, and giving physical affection to the rabbits, for their entire lives, even if the children lose interest in the rabbits or leave home?
Describe what you expect rabbits or an additional rabbit in your home to be like.
Do you have other animals?
What kind of animals do you have? Are they spayed or neutered? Have these animals been around other small species? As an adult, have you previously owned or cared for pets? Where in your home would you plan to keep your rabbits' own home?
Do you know for certain no one in your home is allergic to rabbits or hay (the primary item in their diet)? Please have everyone in the family spend enough time with rabbits to verify this (you may come to our foster facilities for this purpose, if you wish), or have everyone tested by an allergist before adopting.
Do you have the financial ability (and stability) to cover veterinary costs which could occur at any time and are all of the adults in the family willing to pay for veterinary care for illnesses or injuries and for annual check-ups? Vet care can be quite expensive ($100.00 to $1,000.00 for a single episode of illness), and you need to be financially secure enough to handle unexpected visits.
If you became so busy that you felt it wasn't fair to your rabbits to keep them, what would you do? If you were to move across the country, what would you do with your rabbits? If you were to start sharing your life with someone who was severely allergic to rabbits, or have someone in the family become allergic to them, how would you deal with the problem? If you were to have a baby sometime in the future, would you be able to deal with keeping the rabbits in spite of the extra workload, and solving the problems associated with having both babies and rabbits in the house? Are you willing to limit any animals you get in the future to those who would not be a threat to the rabbits?
Are you willing to limit the number of animals you have so you could always afford vet care for the rabbits, should they need it?
Are there any circumstances in your life which would make it probable you would not be able to keep your rabbits for their entire lives?
Are you committed to keeping the rabbits, solving any problems that come up, moving only where the rabbits are allowed, etc., for as long as they live (usually 10 to 13 years, but possibly as much as 16 years)?
Do you have a crock for water? (Rabbits don’t fully hydrate with just a bottle.) If you don’t have one, we carry heavy crocks and “Smart Crocks” that can’t be tipped over.
Do you have something to hold hay that is at least 6'' by 6'' by 6'' (inches)? Rabbits devour hay quickly and must never run out of it!
Is there a shelf or a box or stool the rabbits can jump up on, at least 15” high? (Ramps are inappropriate for rabbits, because rabbits don’t have pads on their feet, they have hair, and they slip on ramps unless there are pieces across it for their nails to grab. And ramps don’t provide exercise, whereas shelves do.)
Is the litter box large enough for two rabbits to snuggle in? (Rabbits love to snuggle together in their litter box.)
Do you expect to use this crate or pen for both rabbits? (if free roam, say yes)
Please indicate the size of the area where the rabbits will be housed, and where, in the house, it will be. This space will need to be rabbit-proofed.
Please upload an image of the area they will be occupying. *