Dark brown lionhead rabbit

Need some bunny love? Foster with us!

Fostering makes a difference! You are the link between a homeless animal and their new family.
  • You can help a rabbit learn that they are loved and special, no matter what happened to them before you met.
  • It’s fun! You get to meet lots of wonderful animals with all kinds of personalities.
  • It’s flexible. Many people opt to foster who love animals and want to help them, but can’t commit to having a pet year-round.
  • It feels great! You get to see rabbits who are scared, upset, or neglected blossom into happy family members.
  • It can help you, too. Helping animals can help you mend a broken heart.

Types of fostering:

Vacation foster home
These buns need a temporary place to hang out while current foster homes are on vacation. Usually 1-2 weeks.

One time foster home
These buns are waiting for spay/neuter surgery, or waiting to be adopted. Foster commitment can range from 1-6 months.

Ongoing foster home
Love fostering? Become an ongoing foster home and help even more! Foster commitment 4+ months.

Helping mom’s and babies
Love babies? This one’s for you! Help mom’s and babies stay together until they are old enough to be weaned. Usually 10-16 weeks.

Helping special needs rabbits
Do you hold a special place in your heart for buns who have been neglected or ignored? Do you enjoy helping animals learn that they are loved, no matter what? Usually 2-6 months.

Need a shorter time commitment?
Bunnies still need you! Short term foster opportunities are available through the SPCA of Wake County foster program. Learn more and apply.

Foster FAQs:

Who can help with fostering?
Triangle Rabbits has a small number of families that volunteer to provide foster care to rabbits in need. The primary caregiver must be an adult, age 21 or over, and have a valid driver's license.

What are my responsibilities as a foster family?
Families interested in fostering can read through our Foster Home Agreement to learn more about Triangle Rabbits' guidelines for foster volunteer work.

Where do the rabbits go to get adopted? Do people come to my house?
Meet and greet appointments are currently taking place over video chat. Foster families participate in the chat so prospective adopters can learn more about the rabbit(s). Foster families provide transport for the rabbit to an approved location for pick up by the adopting family. Potential adopters will not come in person to the foster home.

How much space do I need?

The foster bunny stays with you and your family in your home. Rabbit housing must be inside the heated/cooled square footage of your home (no outdoor foster homes, garages, or porches). Enclosures should be at least eight square feet for single adults, or 12 square feet for bonded pairs, with an additional rabbit-proofed space for exercise of at least 24 square feet. Large breed rabbits, such as Flemish giants, need additional space. Triangle Rabbits has some enclosures for foster homes to check out on a first-come first-served basis.

What about supplies?
You provide fresh daily greens, exercise time, and love. Other supplies will be provided. You will be responsible to taking the rabbit to the veterinarian for their spay/neuter surgery, and picking them up after surgery. If you are not comfortable with after-surgery care, another foster home will provide care at that time.

What about medical care?
Basic medical care is provided by Triangle Rabbits. Medical appointments must be approved in advance except in the case of an emergency.

Are my expenses tax deductible?
Triangle Rabbits is a 501c3 non-profit organization. Expenses for supplies (food, hay, litter, greens) purchased by the foster home, or medical expenses covered by the foster home, are tax-deductible as a donation. A tax receipt can be provided.

A note about RHDV2:
Prospective volunteers and foster homes moving to NC from a state where RHDV2 is present must wait a minimum of three months before applying to volunteer or foster. To learn more about RHDV2 visit the House Rabbit Society's RHDV2 Resource Page.

I'm ready! Now what?
Awesome! Check out our Foster Home Agreement and send us a Foster Interest Form below.
Triangle Rabbits is an all-volunteer 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization serving North Carolina, U.S.A.