Please answer the following questions
before deciding on your potential rabbit. This a pre-adoption
screening application. You will not be officially approved to
adopt until you visit the shelter.
We try to ensure the best possible match between rabbit and adopter or
between rabbit and rabbit (if this is a bonding situation).
Remember that this
is a lifetime commitment. You will be asked to sign a legal contract
when adopting. Southeastern PA-Delaware Chapter members must pay a fee
of $60.00 for a single rabbit, $110.00 for a pair and $150.00 for a
trio. Non-chapter members must pay a fee of $75.00 for a single rabbit,
$125.00 for a pair and $165.00 for a trio. The Non-member fee includes
a copy of the House Rabbit Handbook and one-year Chapter membership.
in mind the following points:
Rabbits must be
Rabbit must get a minimum of 30 hours of uncaged time/week.
Rabbits may under no circumstances be
Indoor rabbits live
an average of 8 - 10 years. We are looking for those special adopters
who will make every effort possible to keep their companion for their
entire life despite life style changes (divorce, moving,
Rabbits may not be
adopted as gifts. All members of a household should visit the shelter to meet the
prospective rabbit and apply for adoption.
Rabbits will not be
placed in a home where there is an unneutered or unspayed rabbit.
We do not adopt
rabbits to children. We DO adopt rabbits to families.
Parents/adults must fill
out this appplication and sign the adoption contract. Please do not
have your children call or email.
Primary caregiver MUST be an adult.
Applicants who under 18 yrs of age or
who are living with parents must have a parent or legal guardian apply
on their behalf.
Renters must have landlord approval.
Once you submit an application, it can take up to 2 weeks to get a response.
Every question must be answered or the application will not be processed.
If we have questions about your application, we will contact you. So please make sure that your contact info is correct.
will notify you when you are pre-approved. Pre-approval means that you
can schedule an appointment. Final official approval will not be given
until you come to the shelter.
Most correspondence will be via email.
Theresa Mazzei, Chapter Manager Southeastern PA-Delaware Chapter House Rabbit Society