Frequently Asked Questions

How do I surrender a rabbit?

We have a waiting list for surrenders and a $25 per rabbit fee to help defray our costs. If the rabbit has been spayed, proof must be provided.

Please fill out the online inquiry form to provide your contact information and the rabbit’s information.

Priority is given to rabbits from our region.

We also have two forms to be turned in at the time of surrender:

I found a stray rabbit. Can I bring it to you?

Please contact us at info@esrrec.org to make sure we have space.  If you need our help catching it, the rabbit must be in our region.

Do county animal shelters take pet rabbits?

Most in our region will take pet rabbits. We sometimes transfer rabbits from them. Below are the websites and contact info.

I found a wild rabbit (that is injured and/or a baby without its mother). Can you help me?

We cannot accept wild rabbits. Furthermore we are not licensed to rehab injured wildlife.  If you have an injured wild rabbit, we recommend that you contact Maryland’s Department of Natural Resources.  You can also try the Maryland Wildlife Rehabilitator Association. Please contact us at info@esrrec.org if your issue is after business hours and we will try to point you in the direction of a licensed wildlife rehabilitator.

How do I adopt a rabbit?

Please refer to our Adoption FAQs.

What is your adoption fee?

Single rabbit $75

Bonded Pair $100

Bonded Trio $125

Special Needs Rabbit : senior 8 years or older or medical condition – fee is waived

For adoption fees we can accept credit, cash or check (made out to “ESRREC”).

What rabbits are available for adoption?

Our Adoption Page includes rabbits posted on PetFinder. You can visit most of them at our shelter in Rock Hall, but some are in foster care. With advance notice, we can bring the fostered rabbits for an adoption meeting at the shelter.

Do you provide vacation boarding?

We must be notified two weeks in advance (info@esrrec.org) to ensure we have space available at one of our foster homes. Our fee is $20/night plus $5 if medicines are administered.

Do you clip rabbit nails?

Please contact us at info@esrrec.org to set up an appointment with one of our volunteers. We gratefully accept a donation of $10 per rabbit.

How can I sign up to volunteer?

Please fill out the online form and you will be contacted.  Descriptions of various volunteer roles are here.

How do I foster a rabbit?

Please contact us at adopt@esrrec.org to express interest in fostering. We will cover medical costs, and provide supplies as needed, but we require that foster families sign a foster contract. Foster families who want to adopt must also complete the adoption procedures including the application.