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

Full time foster home
These buns are waiting for spay/neuter surgery, or waiting for foster space at AniMall Pet Adoption and Outreach Center. Foster commitment can range from 1-6 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. The rabbit will go to Animall Pet Adoption and Outreach Center, or another approved location, to be adopted. Foster families provide transport for the rabbit to the adoption center, or the approved location. 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 until space opens at at AniMall Pet Adoption and Outreach Center. Rabbit housing must be inside the heated/cooled square footage of your home (no outdoor foster homes). Enclosures should be eight square feet per rabbit for adults, with an additional rabbit-proofed space for exercise. Triangle Rabbits has some enclosures for foster homes to check out on a first-come first-served basis.

What about supplies?
You provide supplies, fresh daily greens, exercise time, and love. Some supplies will be provided if we have donations available. 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! After you're read our Foster Home Agreement, fill out our Foster Interest Form.
Triangle Rabbits is an all-volunteer, 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, and a chapter of the House Rabbit Society, serving the Triangle area (Wake, Durham, Orange, and surrounding counties) of North Carolina, U.S.A.