Rabbits are the third most popular companion animal. They can be litter box trained and stay indoors with the family like a dog or cat.
ESRREC adoptable rabbits will be listed here and on Petfinder. We require an adoption fee to help defray the costs of sheltering and neutering/spaying the rabbits.
Rabbits are wonderful pets who are worthy of respect. We strive to find good homes with adopters who understand the commitment and will love the rabbit as a family member. We don’t intend to cover costs with adoption fees; we do a lot of fundraising and apply for grants. We are all volunteers — no paid staff. All rabbits adopted from Eastern Shore Rabbit Rescue are spayed/neutered, in good health, litter box trained, and socialized. Starting in October 2021, we also vaccinate all rabbits for RHDV-2. We educate first time bunny adopters (habitat, proper diet, safe handling, etc.).
FAQs (please read this first!)
- This is a downloadable PDF file. If you have the software you can fill it out on your computer; you can also print it out, fill it out by hand, and scan it. Please email your application or any questions to firstname.lastname@example.org. We will also accept applications via regular mail, but delays are unpredictable these days!
- You can also bring the completed application to your appointment, but sending in advance is helpful.
- Please keep in mind that ESRREC is 100% volunteer and we appreciate your patience about getting a response.
Adoption Contract – beginning January 2020, contracts are signed digitally through ShelterLuv. For a list of the contract terms and conditions please download this sample.
The shelter on Main Street will be open by appointment only, except for the Summer Open House Series and other special events. Some rabbits are being fostered and also available for meetings depending on the foster’s schedule. Please contact us at email@example.com to make an appointment.
NOTE: Thank you to the House Rabbit Society for letting us utilize their forms!
Below are the listings of ESRREC’s adoptable rabbits from Petfinder. (note: we try to maintain our Petfinder listings, but because we are a volunteer organization, there is a lag time.) Some of our rabbits also have videos courtesy of WMDT’s “Pets on the Plaza.”
Adonis and Apollo arrived at the shelter hours old with four siblings and their mom Fifi. The boys could be twins! Adonis is laid back and playful. He gets relaxed in his area very easily and loves taking midday naps, all spread out. Bonded with Apollo. View full description »
Adonis and Apollo arrived at the shelter hours old with four siblings and their mom Fifi. Apollo is a bit bigger than his brother and is protective of his brother. He loves nothing more than chowing down on hay and taking naps on top of his brother. Bonded with Adonis. View full description »
Bunncye is a strong, independent woman! Since she's got a life partner in Herby, all she is looking for is a patient owner who will be understanding of her trust issues and willing to work for that trust. She will not hesitate to make some noise and has some of the softest fur around. Bonded with Herby View full description »
Cadbury is the sweetest little chocolate chip that ever landed in the shelter. He is small and sweet, easy to handle, and a wonderful companion for a first-time or experienced owner. Well litter trained, he loves his daily salads and can't wait to find his forever home. View full description »
Cadence was born December 31, 2020 and is bonded to her sister Rhapsody. We are looking for experienced rabbit owners as they can be feisty. View full description »
Charger is bonded with his sister Juju and they must be adopted together. They are both on an all-hay diet due to digestive issues. The best habitat for these two is a 4x4 exercise pen. Charger and Juju have exhibited belligerent behavior (grunting and charging) so they need an experienced owner. However they also have their softer side and quirky personalities. Juju had her incisors removed because of malocculusion. She has no trouble eating hay but to keep her weight up, we are supplementing her diet with a mixture of V8 and critical care every evening. View full description »
Gabe and Reggie are bonded and must be adopted together.Gabe (brown) has a little bit of Lionhead mane.Gabe and Reggie are vaccinated for RHDV-2 and have decent litter box habits. View full description »
Gale is a black and white classic rabbit of the English Spot variety. A stately rabbit, she keeps a tidy cage and enjoys snuggling with her bond mate. They can both be timid in new environments, but still will take treats from your hand and once they warm up, Gale is a sweet girl looking for a family. Bonded with Paulette. View full description »
Greta is a small girl living in a big world! She has excellent litter skills and takes a minute to warm up to the humans around her, but can be very sweet. She has a great sense of adventure! Keep in mind that she does need the occasional brushing, especially in the spring when The Shed hits. View full description »
Herby was a bit of a lonely guy before he made a match with Bunncye. She's got the bigger personality and he follows her lead, but he's got just as much of a spine as she does. He loves dried apple slices and is patient with short grooming sessions, which are necessary for Lionheads. He'll let you know when he's done! Bonded with Bunncye View full description »
Juju is bonded with her brother Charger and they must be adopted together. They are both on an all-hay diet due to digestive issues. The best habitat for these two is a 4x4 exercise pen. Charger and Juju have exhibited belligerent behavior (grunting and charging) so they need an experienced owner. However they also have their softer side and quirky personalities. Juju had her incisors removed because of malocculusion. She has no trouble eating hay but to keep her weight up, we are supplementing her diet with a mixture of V8 and critical care every evening. View full description »
Paulette is the cream in your coffee, both in color and personality. She is sweet and trusting, though she and her bondmate are timid in new environments until they have a chance to relax. You can often find her cuddled up to Gale and finding the perfect bit of hay to munch on. Bonded with Gale. View full description »
Perry is gentle and friendly. He likes being around people and getting nose pets. He was transferred from a county shelter, and we don't have much history on him but he seems to be a young guy, maybe 1 year old. Currently Perry lives at our shelter in Rock Hall. View full description »
Reggie and Gabe are bonded and must be adopted together.Reggie (black and white) is a Dutch breed. Reggie and Gabe are vaccinated for RHDV-2 and have decent litter box habits. View full description »
Rhapsody and Cadence are bonded sisters born on New Year's Eve 2020. Their mother, Melody, had been brought to a county shelter and she gave birth to 5 kits shortly thereafter. ESRREC took in the mama and babies and raised them. Now these girls are ready for adoption. Their personalities are very different. Rhapsody is chill and cuddly, Cadence is energetic and dislikes being held. They complement each other. View full description »
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