Before you decide to adopt, please consider the following:
The life expectancy of rabbits is between 7 to 10 years; you must be prepared for this level of commitment.
It is essential to spend time with your rabbits and interact with them, like talking to and petting them. You need to pay special attention to your rabbit’s physical condition and be aware of any signs of sickness.
It is important to clean your rabbits' accessories (e.g. cages, water bottles, bedding) regularly and refill their food daily to ensure good health.
Your rabbit's expenses, for example, the cage, food, hay, medical treatment should be budgeted for before you adopt.
Rabbits need to exercise to stay healthy; they need to exercise out of the cages for around 4 hours a day.
Rabbits like biting. Please remove harmful objects before setting the rabbit free, otherwise they may bite electric wires, plants and other harmful substances and swallow them.
If your rabbit is sick, it should be treated by experienced rabbit friendly veterinarians only.
If you have other pets, please ensure there will be no fighting and that they can live harmoniously.
Rabbits reproduce easily, if you have a couple of rabbits please ensure that the rabbits are either separated or sterilized.
If you live with other people, obtain their approval and make sure that they are not allergic to animals.
Applicants must be registered members of the HKRS.
Applicants must be above the age of 18, otherwise parents or guardians need to apply on their behalf.
Before the application is approved, a home visit may be conducted.
Applicants are required to provide their identity cards and also proof of residence (late submissions or photocopies are not acceptable) dated in the last three months at the time of application. The first 4 digits of the identity card will be recorded for reference.
Applicants must sign an adoption agreement to proceed with the application.
We reserve the right to reject applications. Terms are subject to change without further notice.
Our staff carries out regular body checks on rabbits, if a rabbit is showing any symptoms they will be transferred to an experienced vet for treatment immediately. When applicants confirm their choice of rabbit, our staff will explain the rabbit’s condition. Applicants should understand that we may not be able to closely monitor the health of each rabbit in our centre. Therefore we are unable to guarantee the health of each rabbit particularly when obvious symptoms have not been previously found.
The satisfaction of adopting an unwanted animal is to help giving an animal a second chance; as we are a charity organization devoted to animals’ welfare, our adopters need to understand that any medical expenses incurred afterwards should be covered by the adopters themselves.
Sterilisation is not only beneficial to the health of animals in general; it also reduces the number of abandoned animals in the future due to over population. All potential adopters must agree to the sterilization of the rabbit before the adoption procedure. The rabbit also needs to have fully recovered before the rabbit can be adopted.
Some rabbits may have some behavioural problems when they first arrive into their new homes, this may be caused by the stress of changing their living environment. We welcome any enquiries from potential adopters on a particular rabbit’s health, behaviour or any other issue. We are always happy to offer advice and assistance to rabbit lovers.
Choose a rabbit from our website or Welfare & Resource Centre.
Applications can be submitted by sending your name, member ID, contact number, the name and reference number of your chosen rabbit to our e-mail box (firstname.lastname@example.org); or
Submit your application in person by completing the application form in our centre.
Our staff will contact you within 10 days from receiving your application. We will conduct initial assessments on your experience, attitude towards animals, knowledge, financial status, etc.
After evaluating each applicant we will match applicants and rabbits based on the needs and characteristics of each rabbit. Successful applicants will receive confirmation by phone. We may conduct a home visit if necessary. If you do not receive confirmation within 10 days, your application should be considered unsuccessful. However you could apply again to adopt a different rabbit.
Depending on the experience of shortlisted applicants, each applicant will need to volunteer at our centre for at least one session of cage-cleaning.
After the completion of voluntary work, applicants and their chosen rabbits will meet. If this is successful then we can proceed with the adoption process.
Each applicant will receive some basic training on rabbit care before being allowed to take the rabbit home.
If sterilisation surgery is required, surgery will be arranged and the rabbit will be allowed to leave only after full recovery.
If you have any enquiries on adoption procedures please call us at 3580 0050 for more information.
Free of charge
No money is involved in any adoptions in our society.
This free adoption service is eligible for Hong Kong residents only.
Applicants must provide a valid contact phone number and e-mail address. If applicants fail to be contacted because of supplying an invalid number or requiring “Caller Number Display”, the application will be terminated.