Adopting A Rabbit Or Other Small Furries

Please read the information below before offering to rehome any of our small furries.

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We are now equipped to take in all small animals – rats, hamsters, mice, etc!
If you’re interested in adopting rabbits please read the information linked here.

Minimum housing requirements for a pair of rabbits is a 6x2ft hutch, and a 8x4ft run. This gives the rabbits the space they need for exercise, to prevent boredom, and to be able to exhibit natural behaviour – which in a 4ft hutch, they cannot do. Without this space, rabbits will be incredibly bored and if not desperately sad, then desperately frustrated. Please see our photo examples of approved housing, and contact us for more information or advice. We are willing to consider different variations of this space, so please contact us to discuss. Apologies, but you will be turned down if you cannot provide housing to the requirements.

Anexample of an acceptable hutch

An example of an acceptable hutch

Rabbits are the most forgotten pet in Britain; more often than not they are left in hutches on their own 24/7 for years, rarely cleaned, fed, watered and handled-this is cruelty. We are looking for dedicated and caring rabbit owners to ensure our rabbits do not become a statistic!

Are you aware that rabbits can easily become bored and need regular handling, grooming, toys for stimulation, access to the garden to run, jump and even burrow, a good and balanced diet including a constant supply of hay to live a healthy and happy life?

Conditions of adoption:

We are looking for life-long, permanent homes for our animals and we need to be sure you can provide such a home. This means we have to ask questions about your personal circumstances, including your ability to meet routine and emergency Vet bills, which will become solely your responsibility following adoption.

Ideally all members of the household must come and meet the rabbit/s before a rabbit can be reserved for you. We also require permission from the property owner where the rabbit will live. A home checker will need to visit you at home before you can adopt any rabbit.

Housing requirement is a ‘minimum’ sized 6x2x2ft hutch with a minimum ‘attached’ 8x4ft run plus freedom to a secure garden/alternative area for stimulation. Please watch this video on why we ask for minimum sized hutch/run

We do not adopt rabbits out for breeding purposes. We do encourage that rabbits are kept in pairs or in groups therefore ideally we will only rehome one of our rabbits with a resident rabbit or a pair of our rabbits together.

Regardless of where the rabbit is housed they must be handled daily and allowed a break from the hutch. We may arrange to do a post adoption visit to see how your new rabbit is settling in Veterinary fees become the sole responsibility of the adopter once the rabbit has left the re-homing centre.

Adoption fees are:
£45 per Rabbit
£80 per pair of rabbits
£15 per Guinea Pig
£5 per rat or hamster
This is generally not normally refundable.

This does not even cover half the cost to us of the mandatory vaccinations, worm, flea, micro-chipping and neutering of all rabbits in our care.

Click here to see all our rabbits,small furries and others needing homes

Information from Rabbit Welfare on keeping rabbits

Useful links:
Our Terms and conditions of adoption