Surrendering a Rabbit to Rabbit Haven

We are currently full, and cannot accept any more rabbits,
but we may be able to help you.

If we are full and can not accept any more surrendered rabbits, we can still help you and your rabbit:

  • We can put you on a waiting list.
  • We can create a page on for your rabbit, just like the ones we put up for our shelter bunnies. Just send us a photo or two, a description of your rabbit's personality, and the best way for potential adopters to contact you.
  • We can post a photo and description on for your rabbit(s)--or send you instructions on how to do so yourself.

What you need to email us:

  • A completed Rabbit Haven Animal Intake Form
  • Several photos of your animals
  • A text description of your rabbit's personality
  • Your location, and the best way for potential adopters to contact you (email, phone)

Please do not call.
We only accept requests to create pages and PetFinder listings for rabbits by email.

Emergency & Shelter / Rescue Contact Information

Rabbit Haven welcomes rabbits from emergency situations, other shelters and animal organizations and from the public in this order. Please scroll down to the bottom of this page to download a copy of the Rabbit Haven Animal Intake Form for you to complete and bring with your animal.

If you are facing an emergency (non-medical, call your VET immediately if your bunny is in distress) , or you are a shelter or rescue and need to surrender rabbits, please contact us.

To Surrender a Pet Rabbit 

Please contact us.

  • e-mail:
  • Your Rabbit Must be Spayed / Neutered or you will need to include a spay/neuter charge of $150 in addition to the required $100.

We require that your rabbit be spayed/neutered before coming to Rabbit Haven. If you need help locating a rabbit knowledgeable veterinarian, please check our Veterinary Referrals or e-mail us.

We Require a Minimum $100 Donation

We also request a minimum donation of $100 be made by you for each rabbit on their behalf. This helps Rabbit Haven in providing food, supplies and medical care during the rabbit's stay until he/she is welcomed into a loving, caring home, which could take months or even years.

There is often a Waiting List 

When space is not immediately available, as it rarely is, we will place your rabbit on our waiting list at your request. We ask that you contact us via e-mail at at least monthly to notify us of any changes with your rabbit's information and to inform us of your continued desire to have them remain on our waiting list. Any rabbits on the waiting list for more than a month without contact from the owner will be removed. Please take the time to let us know should you locate other accommodations for your rabbit. The waiting list is often very long and we must do what we can to keep the information current and accurate in order to help as many rabbits as possible.

We cannot reasonably guess how long it will take for space to become available, though typically it takes several months depending on adoptions and emergencies. As soon as space is available, we will contact you through e-mail or phone depending on your preference and set up a day/time for you to bring your rabbit out to Rabbit Haven.

What to Bring with Your Rabbit

When bringing your rabbit to Rabbit Haven, please bring any of his/her personal items. This includes pellets that you feed your rabbit, Timothy Hay, medications, medical records if possible, litter box, food and water dishes, toys and anything else you can think of. This helps the rabbit in their time of transition.

Please keep in mind that we have no use for wire caging. If you have any questions on whether we would be able to make good use of your rabbit's housing, please feel free to ask before bringing it with your rabbit.


If you hear of anyone who bought a bunny and
now don’t want to keep it, please encourage them to do the following:

1. Reach out to bunny groups on social media. Learn about the marvels of bunnies.
Enjoy having a beautiful bunny, don’t just clean its pen.

2. Ask family and friends to give you a caretaker break.
If you’re going through a rough/busy patch in life, ask a friend to foster.
Share the load.

3. Consider why you want to get rid of it. Does it need to be spayed/neutered?
Do you need to understand litter box training?
Is the feed too expensive? All those things can be solved!

And if you still want to get rid of your bunny:

4. Post flyers at your vet’s office and work.
Ask around for a known, loving family to adopt it.

5. Request a courtesy posting with recognized rescue groups like
Rabbit Haven, Special Bunny, Rabbit Meadows, or Binky Bunny Tails.
If you can keep the bunny until it has a new owner, it still has a chance of a good home.

6. Beware of Craigslist. People feed bunnies to exotic pets.

7. Contact your local humane society to see if you can surrender it there.
Make sure it’s a no-kill shelter.
And ask about volunteering at the shelter to help them help you.

8. Start over with step 1.

Dumping a bunny is NOT ok—it is also illegal and cruel.