Adopting a Rabbit – The Process

Rabbits are social little animals, and so need to be homed in pairs or groups. We therefore don’t allow adoption of a single rabbit unless you have another one at home to bond it with.
We can bond one of our rabbits with your existing rabbit but your rabbit must be vaccinated against Myxomatosis/RHD1 and the new fatal rabbit disease RHD2 before we can do that. We also have pairs of rabbits or pairs of guinea pigs that are already bonded and ready for homing.

Step 1

You can view all the rabbits that are in need of a new home here on our website.

Step 2

Once you make contact with us, we’ll give you the details of the foster home so you can arrange to meet the rabbit(s) and make any bonding arrangements if necessary.

Your Name (required)

Your Email (required)

Name Of Rabbit You Are Interested In (If Known). Please note that A.R.C. does not re-home single rabbits to live on their own.

Your Address (required)

Your Postcode (required)

Your Phone Number (required)

If you are new to owning rabbits, please comment here and we will send you lots of useful information about owning rabbits and explain the accommodation required to house a pair of rabbits.

If you currently own a rabbit and are looking for a companion, are they kept indoors or outside?

Please give the size of your rabbit accommodation : the width, height and depth in cms. Please also give dimensions of the run.

Please give a full description of the rabbit accommodation, including whether the run is attached, and how your rabbit is/will be cared for.

If you currently own a rabbit, is your rabbit neutered?

If you currently own a rabbit, is your rabbit fully vaccinated (against Myxo/VHD1 and RHD2 - 2 separate vaccinations). Boosters for each vaccination need to be updated every year. Please list the dates.

Do you have any holidays planned in the next few months? (we ask this because the rabbits will need close supervision for the first few weeks if we have just bonded your rabbit with one of ours)

Step 3

We’ll then complete a home visit and help you in making sure you have everything you need for your new family members

Step 4

To go ahead with the adoption, you will need to complete and sign our adoption form and leave the minimum donation for your new companion(s) with the fosterer. Please see minimum donations.

Finally please don’t forget to come back and leave us a message on our Testimonials page once your new pet has settled in!

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Adoption Donation

While it would be great to rehome animals for free, like all animal charities we need to cover the costs of our vet fees, pet food, litter, beds and housing, toys and all the other associated costs of running A.R.C. Our vet fees alone are in excess of £3,000 a month. Instead of charging a set fee, we ask for a minimum donation as you take your new companion home.

If you were to a buy a rabbit from a pet shop or breeder and get them vaccinated and neutered it would cost approximately £150.

Minimum Donation for Rabbits

  • £50 baby or adult vaccinated against RHD/Myxi and RHD2
  • £60 adult neutered and vaccinated against RHD/Myxi and RHD2
  • £100 bonded pair of rabbits neutered and vaccinated against RHD/Myxi and RHD2

You can pay your adoption fees directly via PayPal. Please make sure to say which animal type and name(s) as well as the adoption date to help us with tracking these, as well as taking some proof so your fosterer can see that this has been done.

  • Use the space on the Paypal page where it says “Add a note” or
  • Use this form – thank you!

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