Missouri House Rabbit Society

-  Adoption Application -
PLEASE NOTE: YOU MUST BE OVER 21 TO SIGN A LEGAL CONTRACT.

PLEASE READ ALL OF THIS INFORMATION BEFORE SENDING AN E-MAIL.



**SPECIAL NOTE** If you are signing up for the Dec. 3rd Special Adoption Event, please see the important information at the bottom of this page.  Thank you!


Our adoption procedure is relatively simple. Copy and paste the questions into an email, answer the questions in the same email, then send to us at:  mo_hrs@hotmail.com

You will be contacted to set up an appointment for our orientation on bunny care and behavior and to meet many of our available bunnies at our shelter in Fenton.

Please take the time to answer the questions which helps us help you better.

We also ask that you do NOT get any type of housing, food, supplies, etc., before visiting to see the bunnies. There are many things sold for rabbits that are inappropriate for them and some can even be deadly.  You’ll learn more about this when you visit.  Please allow at least two hours for your visit.

We ask, too, that only children 13 yrs. or older come for orientation.  Due to some subject topics and the fact that young children become bored quickly, it is best that young children wait to come on the second visit.   We very much want younger children to come on the second visit when they can meet and spend time with the bunnies.


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Copy and paste the questions below into your email.
Answer the questions in that same email, then send it to:  mo_hrs@hotmail.com

1. Do you live in your own house, an apartment, or still at home with your parents? -   
    If you rent, does your landlord permit rabbits? -

2. Have you had a rabbit before? -

3. If so, how long did you have your previous rabbit and what happened to him/her? - 
   (We are not trying to cause emotional pain, but sometimes we may be able to offer information you may not have had or known.)

4. Why are you considering a rabbit as a pet? -

5. Have you obtained information regarding rabbit needs, diet, behavior, etc.? -       If so, where?

6. Will the rabbit be housed indoors or outdoors? -                      In what location? -

7. What type of caging/housing will you be using? -                      What are the dimensions? -

8. Are there children in the home? -               What ages? -

9. Is the rabbit being obtained as a pet for the child(ren)? -

10. If the rabbit is being obtained for a child, is there an adult willing to be the primary caregiver? -

11. Will the rabbit be treated as a family pet? -

12. Will the rabbit be allowed lots of exercise/play time outside of his/her cage and lots of interaction with the family? -

13. Are there other pets in the family? -              What kind? -
     
     If dogs, please list how many and their breeds? -

14. Are you willing to handle this situation of multiple pet species accordingly? -

15. Is this bunny intended to be a bondmate for another family bunny? -            Is that bunny neutered/spayed? -

16. Does anyone in the home have asthma, grass/hay fever allergies or allergies to pet dander? -

17. Are you willing to use a qualified rabbit veterinarian? -

18. Do you already have a qualified rabbit veterinarian? -                If so, whom do you use? -

 
19. Are you aware of the cost involved with using a qualified exotics veterinarian? -

20. Are you willing to let us do an in-home visit prior to adoption to assure proper housing and exercise areas, as well as
     to suggest ways to "bunny-proof" areas accessible to the bunny? -

21. Are you willing to give this rabbit a home for the duration of his/her life? (possibly 10 years or more) -

22. Are you willing and able to provide appropriate medical care when needed? -

23.  Are you 21 yrs. old or older?    (Note: You must be over 21 to sign a legal contract.)

24. Please provide your name, address, phone number(s), and preferred email address:

First and Last Name:

Street Address & Apartment # if applicable:

City:            

State:

Zipcode:

Phone number:

Email address:


Any other notes you would like to include:




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Important information:  PLEASE READ.

All of our bunnies have had a well-bunny check from a qualified veterinarian highly trained in rabbit medicine. 

Our bunnies are spayed or neutered prior to adoption and treated for internal and external parasites.  Rabbits do not require or need inoculations like a cat of dog. 

We have a $45 adoption/donation fee for each rabbit which includes a one year membership in our St. Louis HRS chapter and also in the national House Rabbit Society.  Our adoption fee is lower than our own cost to get it done.  We do not make a single dime on adoptions.

These funds are used to help cover the costs we incur in getting the bunnies spayed or neutered. We maintain almost 200 fosters at any given time.  Each time a bunny is adopted another one is rescued.

Please be aware that having a rabbit spayed/neutered on your own by a qualified veterinarian (one who has been specifically trained on rabbits) is around $275-350.  This is extremely important for both health and behavior reasons.

Please note: We do not do same day adoptions.  If you decide after your visit that a bunny would be a good animal companion for you and saw one you fell in love with we will be happy to put a hold on that bunny (no deposit is required) so that you have time to get the things you need for that particular bunny and get ready to bring him/her home. It is much easier that way than finding out something you purchased ahead of time is very unsuitable for the bunny.

You are also invited to our local chapter meetings normally the third Tuesday of each month at 7:30 p.m. in the Lecture Hall of the Humane Society of Missouri on Macklind Avenue (please check our website for current information.) We welcome visitors--human and bunny--to our meetings!  Our meetings cover a range of topics which include diet, health, playtime, etc.  Plus it's a great way to meet and socialize with other bunny owners and their rabbits.

Our members also receive FREE bunny nail trims, scent gland cleaning, discounts on supplies, and low cost boarding.  .

Thank you in advance for answering these questions and for considering adoption of a rescued bunny. We look forward to hearing from you soon!

Very sincerely,
Missouri House Rabbit Society   

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SPECIAL ADOPTION EVENT INFORMATION FOR DECEMBER 3, 2017  EVENT


Please fill out the adoption application and e-mail to us with your preferred session.  This helps us to address your questions and find the perfect rabbit for your home. This does not incur an obligation for that session or adoption.  

Application - click here:                          

Our adoption event is geared to help you decide if a rabbit is the right fit for your family.  If you already have a rabbit or are a long time bunny parent we can also guarantee you’ll learn new information.
    
Our aim is to change the ordinary and common perception of rabbits and to provide you with the most updated information in best care practices for having a happy, healthy, indoor, companion rabbit.

A second visit offers you the opportunity to spend more time sitting with bunnies to get to know them.  Seeing a rabbit in a cage is not the same thing as spending time with one. This helps assure the best fit for you or your family and allows us to spend more time helping you and answering all of your questions.    We prefer all adopted bunnies have a health exam within 4 months of adoption and that allows us time to have a selected bunny health checked if it’s been longer than 4 months since his last wellness exam.  All exams are done by a veterinarian specifically trained in rabbit care and medicine.  For these reasons we avoid same day adoptions.   

Consider a bonded pair of bunnies.  Rabbits are social animals.  They like having a rabbit friend.  They do not like being left alone most of the time.   

Please contact us for our address and directions in southwest St. Louis County as we are not open to the general public.   Our e-mail address is mo_hrs@hotmail.com and our message line is 314-995-1457 (please leave a message and we will call you back.) 

You may also reach us through our FaceBook page at https://www.facebook.com/House-Rabbit-Society-of-Missouri-St-Louis-Chapter-295747447809/

Click here to see other information about rabbits prior to adoption: http://www.hrsmostl.org/Before-adopting-a-bunny.html
HRS MO St. Louis