Pet adoption saves lives. Adopt a pet and you'll have a friend for life! Contact us, or contact another local humane society, animal shelter or SPCA.
We are a chapter of the National House Rabbit Society and the only one in the state of Illinois. We aim to not only aid in the care of neglected rabbits and facilitate adoption into caring homes, but to educate the public on the proper care and the needs of house rabbits in the hopes of decreasing the number of unwanted and abandoned buns.
The House Rabbit Society of Chicago is a 501(c)3 organization. We work entirely off of donations from people like you. Since we are an all volunteer organization, 100% of the donations we receive go to the care and rehabilitation of our rescue rabbits and help fund our educational programs which promote proper rabbit care and responsible ownership. Donations are tax deductible and can be made online or by mail.
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 our Foster/Adoption Director. If the director 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
Here is our adoption application link: http://www.hrschicago.org/adoption-application-form/
Why should you adopt?
rabbits can make wonderful pets, and rather than buying a rabbit for sale or finding a rabbit breeder, adopting a rabbit from an animal shelter or rescue organization is the perfect way to add a rabbit to your family. Keep in mind, there is a lot you will need to know when you provide a home for a rabbit. You will need to learn what to feed them, how much exercise or attention your rabbit needs, and many other important things about how to house and care for a rabbit. There are different types of rabbits including American; American Fuzzy Lop; American Sable; Angora, English; Angora, French; Angora, Giant; Angora, Satin; Belgian Hare; Beveren; Blanc de Hotot; Britannia Petite; Californian; Champagne D'Argent; Checkered Giant; Chinchilla, American; Chinchilla, Giant; Chinchilla, Standard; Cinnamon; Creme D'Argent; Dutch; Dwarf; Dwarf Hotot; English Spot; Flemish Giant; Florida White; Harlequin; Havana; Himalayan; Jersey Wooly; Lilac; Lionhead; Lop, English; Lop, French; Lop, Holland; Lop-Eared; Mini Lop; Mini Rex; Mini Satin; Netherland Dwarf; New Zealand; Palomino; Polish; Rex; Rhinelander; Satin; Silver; Silver Fox; Silver Marten; Tan; and Thrianta.
Pet adoption saves lives. Adopt a pet and you'll have a friend for life! Please consider a rescue pet before you buy a pet from a breeder or pet store. Contact us, or contact another local humane society, animal shelter or SPCA.