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Easter & Bunnies Don't Mix

We remind everyone that rabbits are life-long companions deserving of as much care, consideration, and attention as a cat or a dog.

Please take some time to think about the consequences of your purchase.

Next Adoption Day!

Saturday, June 10, 2023 
Arden Petco
1878 Arden Way, 95815, 916/923-1082
10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Due to the RHDV-2 outbreak in California and in neighboring states, we will only handle rabbits that have been vaccinated and can show proof of vaccinations for either nail trims or bonding. For the safety of our fosters and visiting rabbits, people will need to send in proof of vaccination in advance. You only need to pre-register once while the vaccination certificate is valid. Unfortunately, we will need to turn away people who bring rabbits without proof of vaccination. Please email your vaccination certificate in advance to nailtrim@allearssac.org

To pre-register, send an email to nailtrim@allearssac.org. Your email needs to include:

  1. Your name
  2. Your rabbit’s name
  3. A legible image of your rabbit’s vaccination certificate
  4. A picture of your rabbit


Rabbit Hemorrhagic Disease Virus (RHDV)

has been found in domestic and wild rabbits in Texas, New Mexico, Arizona, Colorado, and Nevada.

As of October 2022;
Alameda, Marin, Solano, & Yolo counties have reported cases. These cases were found in feral domestic rabbits & wild jackrabbits.

We've all started getting used to precautions for our COVID-19 virus. This virus is much more durable and deadlier for domestic rabbits and some species of wild rabbits than almost any disease you are familiar with. It's transmitted by contact and can survive for 105 days on surfaces in hot and cold climates. There's no cure and the death rate is very high.

More Information: Here's the link to House Rabbit Society's RHDV page. There's a section on how to protect your rabbits.

Vaccines: There are vaccines, but they have to be imported to the US by a USDA registered vet. Dr. Brick at Madison Avenue Veterinary Clinic in Fair Oaks is working to import the vaccine and is taking orders from new and current clients. The process of producing some of the vaccines is ethically difficult because it costs lab rabbits their lives. If interested contact the clinic by May 19, 2020. What to do: If you did not receive and respond to an email from Sacramento House Rabbit Society, contact Madison Avenue Veterinary Clinic directly at (916) 961-1541 by Tuesday, May 19 to get more information about the vaccine or be added to a list to order the vaccine for your rabbit(s). *Please leave a voicemail if no one answers during business hours.

Read the How to Protect Your Rabbits section of House Rabbit Society's RHDV page.

California Department of Fish and Wildlife Announcement.
Infected rabbits in the Bay Area.

Nevada Department of Agriculture:
2 pet rabbits found infected in Las Vegas.

Current US RVHD status map


Welcome to the
Sacramento House Rabbit Society

We provide Adoption, Behavior, Care, and Educational information about your companion rabbit.

The House Rabbit Society is a non-profit, all volunteer organization dedicated to rescuing and finding loving homes for abandoned and unwanted rabbits. HRS is committed to educating people about the unique nature and proper care of these wonderful, intelligent companion animals. Find out more about the Sacramento House Rabbit Society.

HRS is 100% volunteer operated and all of our funds go to helping rabbits and educating people about how wonderful they are as house pets. Below is a chart of our expenditures for 2015 (rounding gives an amount greater than 100%). Your generous, tax-deductable gift to our 501-3(c) will go a long way to saving rabbits in our area. Donate safely and securely through our Razoo portal with the button on the left. Thank you.


expenses 2017


If you are interested in adopting a rabbit, please submit a completed People-Pet Profile and return it to our Hotline email. We will check if the fosterer of the rabbit you are interested in is able to meet with you discuss adoption.


Bad Ideas Involving rabbits

Our hotline gets calls from people all over the country. We have offered a lot of help with bonding, which often takes a lot of time and suggestions. We are happy to help people and rabbits make the most of their coexistence. However, over the past 6 months we seemed to have an had abundance of very misinformed people wanting rabbits for all the wrong reasons. Read about some of them here.

Animal News!

posted september 5, 2016

Why Do We Love Some Animals But Eat Others?

Their Masters' Voices: Dogs Understand Tone And Meaning Of Words

African Elephant Population Declines By 30 Percent

For Veterinarians, Caring For Sick Pets And Grieving Owners Takes A Toll

Friend Or Fiend? 'Pit Bull' Explores The History Of America's Most Feared Dog

posted february 12, 2014

Frontline Kills Rabbits!

NEVER use Frontline if your rabbit has fleas. Frontline's FAQ page says this!

See our Flea page for help with fleas on rabbits.

posted January 16, 2012

Effective January 1, 2012, SB 917 prohibits the sale, display or offer for sale or give away as part of a transaction, a live animal on any street, public right-of-way, parking lot, carnival, or boardwalk. SB 917 prevents animal suffering, safeguard the public, and reduce pressure on animal shelters and local governments. Text of the bill here.

Rabbits or other animals should not be sold at flea markets or by people on the street trying to sell off litters from their animals..


The Short List: Are Rabbits Right for You?

  1. Rabbits are wonderful & adorable pets, but very different from dogs or cats. A rabbit may not fit everybody's situation. They have different behavior & care needs. Learn about the basic differences.
  2. Read our 9 Rabbit Myths poster. Our handy Shelter Poster highlights the main points to consider a rabbit as a housepet.
  3. A pet rabbit should not live outside. You will be able to enjoy & care for them better when they are inside with you. Consider these reasons.
  4. Rabbits are cute & cuddly. Are you primarily interested in getting a bunny for your child? Find out if a rabbit is good pet for your child.
  5. Rabbits are better suited to certain adults & households. See if you are a match.
  6. Rabbits are not "starter pets". They deserve as much care & attention as a dog or cat that you would keep forever. Carefully consider your commitment to keeping a rabbit. Read our Easter Bunny Poem.
  7. Although rabbits do not need vaccinations like cats & dogs, they have their own medical concerns due to their unique physiology.
  8. Observe house rabbits in their natural habitat on our video page.
  9. Hop to our library of fliers to learn the essentials of rabbit care & behavior.

Are You Looking to Find a New Home for Your Rabbit?

Unfortunately, the Sacramento House Rabbit Society cannot take in rabbits from private homes. This is because our first responsibility is to the rabbits at the local shelters -- they are truly "eleventh hour" rabbits and for them, the SHRS foster program may be the last chance. If you have found a rabbit, or if you wish to find another home for your own rabbit, take a look at our flyer Finding a Home for an Unwanted Rabbit. This will give you ideas for things you can do to find a loving home for your bunny.

The National House Rabbit Society site also has tips on finding a home for a rabbit you want to rehome.

Abandoning any animal is a misdemeanor under the California penal code section 597S.

If you cannot keep your rabbit, never turn them loose or abandon them. Pet rabbits are totally domesticated and depend on humans for shelter and protection. Do the humane thing and surrender your rabbit to an animal shelter. See our poster "Food; not Free"

Wanted: a Few Good Foster Homes

Do you have a little room - and a little love - to share? More...

Last updated May 20, 2023