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.”
Ace & Rufio are an inseparable pair. These boys came from an abandoned colony and were placed together simply because they were both male. From day 1, it was clear these two needed each other. Rufio (orange & white) groomed Ace (brown) as his wounds were healing. Rufio is a curious but cautious bunn, so Ace snuggles up with him so they never feel alone. Ace & Rufio will do best in a calm home where they will receive regular, but not overbearing, attention. Ace and Rufio are bonded males and must be adopted together. View full description »
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 »
Alexis is a classic redhead- she's full of energy, absolutely beautiful, and knows her worth. She is a spunky girl that does well being picked up, and will communicate when she is finished with the pets. Accept her as the boss and you'll have a best friend forever. 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 »
Cody was found living as a "neighborhood stray" in Bowie, MD. Cody is energetic, playful, very friendly, and well socialized. He was bonded with another rabbit, Snowball, in July 2021. They must be adopted together.. Both are males and sometimes they play dominance games but they otherwise get along and snuggle frequently. They are vaccinated for RHDV-2 and have good litter box habits. Cody is a medium sized rabbit who will enjoy a home that will give him room for free-roam time. Cody's diet consists of unlimited timothy hay, unlimited fresh water from a bowl, limited pellet food, fruit treats, and evening veggies. All ESRREC rabbits are spayed/neutered. ESRREC does not do same day adoptions. All ESRREC rabbits are required to be housed indoors. View full description »
Dawn is a great companion animal for any experience level. She has a sense of adventure, enjoys snuggle time, and will take treats right from your hand. She has great litter box habits. Provide her with plenty of wooden toys and see her toss them around with delight! View full description »
Dino is a sweet, gentle rabbit. He's a little shy but he likes to have a cuddle. His agouti (brown) coloring is similar to a wild rabbit, but he is a domestic breed approximately 7 pounds. He has a respiratory issue that gets triggered by a stressful environment. He didn't like being in the shelter but in foster care he has gone nearly a year without needing medicine. View full description »
Fifi came to us young and tired. She arrived with us hours after having her six children, and now she is having a second childhood. She is high energy and loves to have various toys to play with (and sometimes destroy!) so an engaged owner willing to provide plenty of enrichment is a must. As a perfect velveteen lop, she is one of the softest things you've ever touched. 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 »
Grayce and Joy are sisters who arrived at the shelter hours old with their siblings and their mom, Fifi. She can be a little protective of her space and will give you clear indications of her mood. Outside of her pen, she is reasonably chill and gives a great snuggle. Bonded with Joy. View full description »
Harmony is one of those bunnies that want her area in a certain way and she will let you know! She might be a little strict about her pen, but in your lap, she is the sweetest ball of fluff! (She's so fluffy, I'm gonna die!) She's a tidy rabbit and well litter trained. Let her be the master of her room, and she'll be your best friend. 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 »
Joy and Grayce are sisters who arrived at the shelter hours old with their siblings and their mom, Fifi. Joy leaves the thumping to Grayce and is very social. She loves new things and enjoys poking around and exploring. As a Lop Rex Mix, her fur feels like velvet. Bonded with Grayce. 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 »
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 »
A bigger girl, Ronnie is a chill and sweet bunny. She has a big dewlap on her chest that she uses as a pillow. Once she warms up to you, she loves nothing more than to snuggle for hours. With excellent litter habits and a tidy cage, she has been here far too long for someone so sweet. View full description »
Ace & Rufio are an inseparable pair. These boys came from an abandoned colony and were placed together simply because they were both male. From day 1, it was clear these two needed each other. Rufio (orange & white) groomed Ace (brown) as his wounds were healing. Rufio is a curious but cautious bunn, so Ace snuggles up with him so they never feel alone. Ace & Rufio will do best in a calm home where they will receive regular, but not overbearing, attention. Rufio and Ace are bonded males and must be adopted together. View full description »
Snowball was bonded with another rabbit, Cody, in July 2021. They must be adopted together. Both are males and sometimes they play dominance games but they otherwise get along and snuggle frequently. They are vaccinated for RHDV-2 and have good litter box habits. View full description »
Wally is a small breed so he looks like a baby, but he's actually 7 years old! He can be a bit shy with new people but he also likes cuddles once he gets to know you. Wally is a cheerful bunny who really came out of his shell after living with us for awhile. He used to be in a small cage that limited his movement. He loves having a big playpen to explore, and he has good litter box habits. We are seeking an adopter who has a good relationship with a rabbit-savvy vet, as Wally has a chronic sinus issue and requires medicine every evening to keep it under control. View full description »
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