Rabbit Foster Program

Rabbits can be great companions, but have particular needs. For example, many don’t enjoy being picked up, and are extremely vulnerable to injury if picked up in an unsafe manner. Through our foster program, we’re looking for a safe environment for rabbits with people who have experience with rabbits or all willing to learn about their unique needs.

Posted: March 10th, 2022 12:43 PM

Last Updated: March 17th, 2022 2:48 PM

How to Foster a Rabbit

What we provide

Matchmaking: It’s important to us that you have a positive experience. We’ll do our best to match you with a rabbit who will do well in your home.

Training: We will provide you with all necessary training to equip you with the tools you need to help your rabbit thrive.

Support: We’ll provide all the supplies* you need, medical services, guidance and ongoing support. OAS will provide start up supplies such as an x-pen, litter box, bowls, hay, food, and litter pellets. We need fosters to supplement the rabbit’s diet with fresh veggies and fruit. If needed, fosters can request additional hay, food, and litter pellets.

*With our limited resources, we’d appreciate any ability to provide supplies yourself, but can continue to provide supplies for as long as the rabbit is in your home if you need that support.

What we need from you

A safe place for the rabbit: The rabbit will need to be kept apart from any other animals in the home.

Lot’s of fresh fruit and veggies: Rabbits thrive on fresh food, so we want to keep their consumption of pellets to a minimum.

Communication: It’s important to keep our foster coordinators updated on how your rabbit is doing so we can provide all necessary support.

Help getting your rabbit adopted: We’ll look to you to provide a description of the rabbit’s behavior, photos and video that capture your rabbit’s personality (and can help with this if it’s not your thing). We’ll also need you to bring your rabbit to OAS (or occasional off-site adoption events) to meet potential adopters (either by appointment or for our open adoption hours).

To foster a rabbit, please fill out the Rabbit Foster Application.