Bunny Brigade Application for Rabbit Adoption
This form is used as a pre-screening measure so we can ensure our rabbits are placed in the best-fitting homes. Please answer every question carefully and to the best of your ability.
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This application will take 15-20 minutes to complete and there is no option to save your progress and come back at a later time. Please answer questions fully and to the best of your ability, as incomplete applications cannot be processed. *
Completing this application does not mean you will be approved to adopt a rabbit; rather, this form is one step in our adoption process which helps us determine your current level of knowledge surrounding rabbit care, and whether the rabbit you're interested in may be a good fit for your family. *
Section 1: Rabbit Basics
Please read these questions carefully in order to determine if adopting a rabbit is right for you and your family.
I understand that with proper care, rabbits can live 8-12 years or more. I am prepared to keep my rabbit for his or her entire life. *
I understand that rabbits require veterinary care, including annual wellness exams. I am physically and financially prepared to find a qualified exotics veterinarian for any and all care that my rabbit needs. *
I understand that rabbits are prey animals and usually do not enjoy being picked up, held, or cuddled. *
I understand that rabbits are not "starter pets" or suited for young children. (For more information, please visit https://rabbit.org/faq-children-and-rabbits/) *
I understand that rabbits can and may be destructive, especially when bored, including chewing on furniture, walls, baseboards, carpets, and wires. I am prepared to rabbit-proof my home and keep him/her entertained with toys and enrichment activities for his/her happiness and safety. *
Section 2: Background Information
Your full name: *
Your current address, including city & state: *
Your email address: *
Your primary phone number: *
What is the best way to contact you? *
Do you rent or own your home? *
If you rent, please provide your landlord's contact information:
Are you over 18? *
Please list the members of your household, and each person's age. *
Does every member of the household wish to adopt this rabbit? *
Who will be primarily responsible for caring for this rabbit? *
Who will be financially responsible for this rabbit's needs, including food, litter, toys, and veterinary care? *
Does anyone in the home have allergies and/or asthma? *
Are there any other pets in the home? If yes, please list them by species and age. *
Please explain how you plan to introduce each pet in the home to the rabbit.
Please describe the level of activity in your home. *
Do you have a regular veterinarian? If yes, please provide the name of vet, clinic name, address, and phone number. *
Have you ever surrendered, given up for adoption, or otherwise gotten rid of a pet, including euthanasia? If yes, please explain the circumstances below. *
Please provide the name and phone number of three (3) personal references not related to you. *
Section 3: Rabbit Care
This section will help us understand how you intended to care for your adopted rabbit. Please provide as much detail as possible. If you do not know the answer, please state that you are unsure - there is always more that we can learn, and our volunteers can help you with educational resources!
Name or description of rabbit you wish to adopt: *
Please tell us why you are interested in adopting this rabbit. *
If another candidate is approved to adopt this rabbit before your application can be processed, are you interested in adopting any of our other rabbits? Please explain. *
Please select the top three (3) qualities that are MOST important to you in a rabbit that you wish to adopt. *
Where will this rabbit live? *
How many hours per day will the rabbit be left alone? *
Please describe your intended housing setup for this rabbit when you are unable to supervise him/her. (Ex: rabbit cage, dog crate, exercise pen, etc.) *
How much space will this rabbit have when you are unable to supervise him/her? *
How many hours per day will your rabbit be able to exercise? *
How many days per week will your rabbit be able to exercise? *
Please describe the ways in which your routine may change as COVID-related restrictions are lifted and how those changes will affect your rabbit's routine. Consider: work arrangements, plans for travel, resuming hobbies or weekend activities, etc. *
Please describe the ways in which your life may change over the next 5-10 years and how those changes will affect your rabbit's routine. Consider: career path or changes in employment status, possibility of moving, changes within family structure and/or romantic relationships, etc. *
What do you plan to feed your rabbit? Please use as much detail as possible, including brand names of any food where applicable. *
Please describe any circumstances that would prompt you to take your rabbit to see a vet. *
Please describe any circumstances that would require you to rehome your rabbit. *
Section 4: Current & Past Rabbit Owners Only
If you have never owned a rabbit before, please skip this section.
How many rabbits currently live in your home?
How many rabbits have lived with you in the past, but are no longer in your home (for any reason including death, rehoming, etc)?
For every rabbit you currently own, please list the following: Name, age, spayed/neutered, where you got them, how long they have lived with you
For every rabbit you have owned in the past, please list the following: Name, age, spayed/neutered, where you got them, how long they lived with you, reason they are no longer in your home
Please explain any health or behavioral issues of rabbits that you currently own or have owned in the past.
Are you interested in adopting this rabbit to bond with your current rabbit(s)?
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Do you plan to keep this rabbit if bonding is not successful?
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If you intend to bond your rabbits, how much time will you allow before determining that it is not successful?
Section 5: Submitting Your Application
I certify that all of the information on this application is true and complete. *
I agree that Bunny Brigade Inc. may contact my veterinarian and/or personal references, and conduct a home visit if necessary. *
I understand that if I am selected to adopt this rabbit, the adoption fee will be $40 for a single rabbit or $60 for a bonded pair. Furthermore, I understand that while Bunny Brigade Inc. may work with transports to coordinate long-distance adoptions, I am ultimately responsible for making arrangements to pick up my adopted rabbit from their foster home in the Wilkes-Barre, Harrisburg, or Philadelphia, PA areas. *
I will notify Bunny Brigade Inc. if I am no longer able to keep or provide for my adopted pet, regardless of circumstances. *
If my adopted pet is lost or stolen, I will immediately notify Bunny Brigade Inc. so that the rescue can provide help or resources in locating my lost pet. *
I understand that when I click "submit," Bunny Brigade Inc. will be automatically notified of my application. I understand that Bunny Brigade Inc. is staffed by volunteers and it may take 5-7 days to hear a response. I will not send multiple messages or attempt to contact Bunny Brigade Inc. through multiple channels while waiting for a response. *
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