We are a non-profit, all-volunteer 501 (c) 3 organization devoted to rescuing
rabbits from shelters and finding good homes for them. We also have a mission to
educate the public on issues of rabbit care, health and behavior.
Adopting a friend
HRS Chicago generally follows the adoption policy as set by the
National House Rabbit Society. We ask that you review the policy before proceeding. Here is a link to the policy.
http://www.rabbit.org/adoption/adoption-policies.html The adopter and
primary care giver must be over 22 years of age (and out of college).
Below is a brief description of our adoption process so you understand how we operate.
Our adoption fee is $75 per rabbit to help cover the cost of an initial
medical exam and spay or neuter surgery. The adoption process starts
with the prospective adopter being sent an adoption application and
then being interviewed by phone by one of our adoption counselors. If
the counselor and the prospective adopter feel that adoption is right for
everyone, the process passes to our adoption director who will try to
match the adoptive family with an appropriate rabbit. It is important that
we understand the potential adopter's home environment so we can
match them with a rabbit who will fit into their life style. Rabbits have
distinct personalities with definite likes and dislikes. This is especially important if the new rabbit will have another rabbit friend. We find that
adoptions are more successful when the personalities of the rabbit and the adoptive family are well matched.
Our foster rabbits are in a network of foster homes throughout the
Chicago area. We attempt to match potential adopters with a foster
rabbit in their local area. If you would prefer to be able to go into a
shelter to view the animals, there are a few Chicago area shelters that
have good adoption programs. You may also want to check with one of them. Most shelters list on www.petfinder.com
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House Rabbit Society of Chicago P.O. Box 7907