Surrendering Your Pet Rabbit

Behavioral Issues

If you are rehoming because of behavioral problems, one of the solutions is to spay or neuter your rabbit. An unaltered rabbit will exhibit normal signs of hormonal behavior; behaviors such as spraying urine, biting, humping, chewing your carpet and furniture, growling, grunting, lunging, and refusing to litter train. Having your rabbit spayed or neutered at a young age will prevent or alleviate these behavioral problems as well as protect the future health of your bunny. Best of all, your bunny's true, loving and fun personality will shine through. If your rabbit is under the age of 1 year, he is most likely showing normal young rabbit behavior. Give him sime time to out grow it. We will help provide behavior support and teach you how to work with your rabbit.

Please Don' Release Him!

No matter how anxious you are to get rid of your bunny, please do not let him go into the wild or your neighborhood. You may think that rabbits eat grass and leaves and can drink the rain water or that some neighbor with a compassionate heart will take him in. Turning him lose may be the easiest and fastest way to rid yourself of an unwanted rabbit, however, it is the most inhumane thing you can do for the rabbit. Released rabbits will only survive a few days in the wild, any longer than that and they are living off luck. Releasing rabbits will create problems for the people in the area. They can bring predators into neighborhoods and can create many problems for gardeners.

Returning your Adopted Red Barn Rabbit Rescue Bunny?

If you can not keep your adopted rabbit, our policy is that you must return your rabbit to RBRR. Please give us advanced notice so we can be sure to have an open cage. It is against our adoption agreement to give your adopted rabbit away. To prevent any ill fate, we ask that you contact us and we will put the bunny back into the rescue.

Surrendering to Red Barn Rabbit Rescue

We are currently unable to take in any rabbits into our rescue at this time. If you are able to provide a healthy environment, food and necessary care for your pet bunny please reconsider giving up your rabbit.If you absolutely can not keep your rabbit you can contact us to be put on our waiting list. We will work with you to provide the care to your rabbit until we can fit him in or until a home opens up for him. We wish we could say yes to every rabbit needing a home but we have large numbers and low funds.

Waiting List

To be added to our waiting list, please follow the link:

Fill out a Surrender Form

Donate to the RBRR Medical Fund

    Red Barn Rabbit Rescue is sanctuary to a number of rabbits with chronic illnesses and special needs. Please help these rabbits by making a tax-deductable donation to the RBRR Medical Fund.


Become a Monthly Sponsor

    Consider making a small monthly contribution to help fund the efforts of Red Barn Rabbit Rescue. Your donations are tax-exempt and will go towards food, supplies, and medical costs.