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Adopting:
Where to Adopt a Rescued Rabbit

Where can I adopt a rabbit in the metro DC area or nationwide?

Rabbits are available for adoption from various local and nationwide rescue, shelter, and welfare organizations.

  • Most county animal shelters in Maryland, Virginia, and the District of Columbia accept rabbits and often have rabbits available for adoption.
  • Rabbit rescue organizations specialize in rabbit adoptions, and also have knowledgeable people who can advise you.
  • Check our News/Events/Advocacy pages -- there are often emergency situations where rabbits need new homes quickly.

Select a link from this list to see adoption organizations by region.


Shelter rabbit waiting for a new home

Rabbits are the third most abandoned animal, and there are fewer people who are looking to adopt a rabbit from a shelter. Shelters are full of rabbits looking for homes. If you're interested in adopting a rabbit, ⇒first read up on rabbit care. Then visit the websites of some rescue groups and see which sweet rabbit steals your heart away.


RabbitWise has no direct experience with these specific organizations or persons. Mention on this web site is intended for information purposes only and does not represent the opinion of, counsel from, or recommendations by RabbitWise.
Nationwide Alerts, News, & Adoption Resources

District of Columbia

Suburban Maryland

Northern Virgina

Southeastern Pennsylvania and Delaware


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