House Rabbit Society of Chicago
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.
P.O. Box 7907
Westchester, IL 60154
Pets at Our Rescue Group:
Cities, Towns, and/or Counties We Serve:We serve the Chicagoland area and surronding suburbs and towns
About Our Rescue Group:The House Rabbit Society of Chicago is an all volunteer non profit organization dedicated to the rescue and rehabilitation and domesticated house rabbits in need.
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.
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Come Meet our Pets:All adoptions are by appointment after the adoption application is received.
Our Adoption Process: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 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/