Double your Donation!
This year has changed the way we care for rabbits, starting with a two-week RHDV2 quarantine as recommended by the California State Veterinarian’s office. Each rabbit deserves a healthy life and a loving home from the moment they reach our care and in their long-term home. To bring 2020 to a close, a generous member of our community will be matching up to $5,000 toward new quarantine enclosures for our end-of-year giving campaign. The new quarantine cages will provide a safe haven and a fresh start for incoming rabbits during their transition into San Diego House Rabbit Society (SDHRS). 
Since June, SDHRS has been navigating a regional outbreak of Rabbit Hemorrhagic Disease Virus (RHDV2). This year has also brought us a higher number of community relinquishments and overflowing shelters. Because RHDV2 is so contagious and easily spread, every new rabbit who comes into our adoption center must be vaccinated and complete a 14- to 18-day quarantine. Our current intake cages were not designed to comfortably house rabbits for an extended period of time, nor were they easy to clean as frequently as our new biosecurity measures require.
Designed specifically for quarantine and medical intake, these stainless steel cages we have chosen are easy to sanitize and do not have wire bottoms that can irritate the rabbits’ feet. This will save the SDHRS team time and provide comfort for the bunnies during a year that forced us to limit staff and volunteer hours due to COVID-19 and RHDV2.
We are grateful to all of you as we look toward 2021 with hope and solidarity. Our community has shown up for all the rabbits and staff of SDHRS this year in amazing ways—adjusting to new processes, supporting our first virtual Bunnyfest, and raising money to vaccinate every shelter bunny for RHDV2. Your end-of-year donation will go toward giving the rescue rabbits a new chapter in their lives—filled with love, security, and well-being. Will you help us reach our goal of $10,000 to provide a safe and comfortable new life for the shelter bunnies?

Thank you for your ongoing kindness and support! We wish you all a happy and healthy new year.
Give a Gift to a Shelter Bunny This Holiday!
2020 forced SDHRS to make many changes to how we operate. One of the programs we are excited to present is how our annual wishing tree for the bunnies that you usually see in the BunnyStore has changed. This year, we are hosting our annual Wishing Tree online!  

At the San Diego House Rabbit Society we have over 50 rabbits here at the adoption center, in foster homes or in sanctuary homes. Each of our rabbits are represented on the donation page in the button below.

How to Participate:

  1. Each SDHRS bunny below has a wish item that they hope to have for the holidays. The price of the items are listed in their profile. Choose the bunny you would like to give a gift to by clicking the button below.
  2. Once you donate the amount that is specified in the bunny profile, we will pull the item off of our shelf and distribute it to the bunnies on December 25, 2020. We will be taking photos and videos on our social media pages. 
If you would like to shop for a bunny direct from our online BunnyStore, during check out, please put in the notes section which bunny or bunnies you would like your items to go to, and we will pull the item off our shelf and distribute it to the bunnies on December 25, 2020 as well. To shop at our BunnyStore please use the link below:
We are in need of donations
Please visit SDHRS Amazon wish list to see the other supplies that bunnies need to help make their stay clean and comfortable.

Use Amazon Smile to order and a percentage of the purchase is donated to SDHRS!

Please note: Due to RHDV2, we are unable to take donations of egg cartons, paper towel and toilet paper rolls.
Other ways to Donate
Just have any goodies that you buy us go directly to:

San Diego House Rabbit Society
4807 Mercury Street, Suite A
San Diego, CA 92111

Shopping at Costco, Target or Walmart and want to pick up a gift for the rabbits?

Here are supplies we purchase and always love donated:
Vegetables for the bunnies (Italian parsley, Cilantro, Romaine or Green leaf lettuce and Spring Mix)
Office Supplies
White vinegar
Laundry soap (High Efficiency)
Nitrile exam gloves (size S)
Paper towels
Toilet paper
Copy paper
Puppy pads
Hydrogen Peroxide
Rubbing Alcohol
trash bags – 33 gallon
trash bags - 50 gallon
“kitchen” trash bags – 13 gallon
Printer ink: Brother MFC-7840W
Postage stamps
Lysol Wipes
Professional Spray Bottles
Gallon Ziplock Bags
Clear Shower Curtain liners
Laminating Sheets
SDHRS is bringing back our PayPal account! If you would like to donate via PayPal, please use the button below!
Thank you for shopping for SDHRS! The bunnies really appreciate it!
Due to restrictions brought on by COVID-19 and RHDV2, purchases at the BunnyStore can only be made online.

  • Pick up: SDHRS is offering pick up. Upon checkout, set a pickup time for your order. Pickups are during our normal business hours of Monday - Sunday from 12:00pm - 5:00pm. Please give us at least one day to process your orders.
  • Shipping: We offer worldwide shipping!
We currently have two sites that sells the SDHRS hay. One site is our main shelter in Kearny Mesa. For those who are purchasing hay, we are limiting the sales to 2 boxes. The other site is in Encinitas. This location is an 'on your honor' system and does not have any limitations on hay purchases. All proceeds of our hay sales at these two locations goes to the SDHRS Medical Fund. Currently, SDHRS has over 50 rabbits in our system, some who need constant medical attention from their foster parents.

Please visit the link below to learn more about our Hay Sales.

Now more than ever, small business need your support.

Thinking about a holiday gift for a loved one but don't know what they would like, purchase a SDHRS gift card at our online store!

Please visit our online store at the link below:
When you purchase from SDHRS, all proceeds from every purchase you make goes to the care of the SDHRS rescue bunnies.
From HRS: Rabbit Hemorragic Disease Virus (RHDV) is a highly contagious and deadly disease caused by a calicivirus that affects both wild and domestic rabbits. It is not contagious to people or other animals. For the first time, the virus is causing deaths in rabbits and hares native to North America and is spreading rapidly. UPDATE: In November, California Department of Food and Agriculture has confirmed new cases of RHDV in domestic rabbits in Los Angeles and Riverside COunties. This week, wild rabbits were also confirmed to have RHDV in eastern Kern County, in the Mojave Deset, Inyokern, and Edwards Air Force Base areas.

Even if your rabbit is kept inside, they are still at risk of becoming infected with RHDV. While RHDV only affects rabbits, the disease can be transmitted to them by people or animals through contact with objects, animals, insects, or predator feces contaminated by the virus.

Any sudden rabbit death is suspicious and should be reported to a veterinarian immediately. The public is urged to call the California Department of Fish and Wildlife at (916) 358-2790 if dead wild rabbits are sighted, and to avoid contact.
An annual vaccine is required for continued protection against RHDV. Vaccination is expected to be effective for most rabbits -- it may not prevent the disease in 100% of cases, but if vaccinated, it helps rabbits survive if they have been exposed to RHDV. Bio-security measures should still be taken to protect vaccinated rabbits.

Currently, a vaccine is not widely available in North America. In outbreak areas, special permission is being given by state and federal agencies to veterinarians to import European vaccines. Below are the veterinarian clinics that we know of who have the vaccine:
Please visit or email us at to keep update with information about the spread of RHDV and how you can protect your rabbit.
The bunnies need you!
We need foster homes!!

Fostering a rescued rabbit is a great way to save a life. If you are not able to make a lifetime commitment to a rabbit at this time, then fostering may be a good fit for you.

If you are interested in fostering, please click the button below to apply.
What's Hoppening at the
Adoption Center

Adoptions/Bondings will be by appointment only and handled virtually. The application process will still be through our website. Once you fill out your application, you will get further instructions from our Adoption Coordinator about the process. Please click on the button below to visit the rabbits who are available for adoption.

Via Zoom, our class is held every Saturday from 10:30am to 12:00pm. This class covers basic rabbit care tips on handling and living with your rabbit companion.

The fee is $10.00 per registration.

We will continue offering grooming, however, we will be offering CURBSIDE grooming. Please allot 30 min for groom time. You can sign up for grooming appointments here or click on the button below. When you arrive at our facility, please come to the window where you will see a grooming sign. We will then receive your bunny at the window and take them in to groom and then bring them out to you. During this time, we will take your payment. Once your bunny has been groomed, we will call you to pick up your bunny at the window.

We have resumed our boarding program.

Your bunny should be vaccinated at least 14 days before you board your bunny with SDHRS. You must show proof of vaccination before your boarding dates.

Please call us at 858-565-2869 or email us at for questions, or visit our website by clicking the link below.

We miss seeing our volunteers!!! However, due to COVID-19 and RHDV2, our on-site volunteer program is suspended until further notice.

If you would still like to apply to get into our system so we can prepare for our re-opening, please click on the button below.

For questions, please email us at
Community Education Sessions

Come join us for an online bunny chat via Zoom. Topics include, bunny bonding, grooming, bunny-proofing and more!

All sessions are free!

Click on the button below to sign up.

Sponsor A Rabbit
Why Sponsor a Rescued Rabbit?

It costs San Diego House Rabbit Society $1.00 a day to care for each bunny. That's $30.00 a month per bunny! You can help us ensure that every bunny in our shelter lives comfortably until they find their forever home - through sponsorship.

For just $30.00 per month, you can sponsor a bunny at the Adoption Center. A sign will be placed on the bunny's pen designating you as their sponsor. You'll be sent updates and photos of your bunny and we'll let you know when he or she has been adopted, so you can hear about their amazing new home! Bunny sponsors also enjoy giving birthday gifts to their bunnies or dropping off a toy or two during the holidays. It's up to you and how much you want to spoil your special shelter bunny!
Families In-Need Program
SDHRS Families In-Need Program

Thanks to our friends and partners at KW Cages, Oxbow, Supreme Selective and Sherwood Pet Health who so generously donated to our organization, SDHRS is proud to offer clients who have been affected by COVID-19 pellets, hay or bedding (SDHRS discretion). Please fill out the application request in the link below. This program is intended to help alleviate some of the financial cost associated with purchasing these items. Supplies are limited and will be offered first come first serve. Proof of financial assistance or documentation of how you were affected is required.
Note: We love hearing from all of our supporters, however, we are running on a skeleton crew right now so it may take us a little time to answer your phone calls, e-mails and/or messages via instagram and facebook. We appreciate your patience during this time.
Share your story with us
We would love to hear stories about how your bunnies are keeping you company during this challenging time. If you send in your story about how your bunny companions are providing you comfort, we will post it on our social media sites, our next newsletter and/or monthly update. Please use the link below to share your story.
See the changes we have made in 2020
The year 2020 has forced San Diego House Rabbit Society (SDHRS) to make many changes to how we operate. This video shows you what changes we made to adapt to these challenging times. Thank you to volunteer Maren Parusel for making this wonderful video!

For over 20 years, San Diego House Rabbit Society has supported our community through education about responsible rabbit care, spay/neuter, and adoption. We are a 501(c)(3) all-volunteer nonprofit organization, which depends on donations from our community to fund our work. Please support our goals of rescue, adoption, and education.
Does your company do matching charitable donations?
If your company does matching charitable donations, please keep SDHRS in mind. For more information contact us.
Please help us save the lives of abandoned rabbits.
Click button below to donate.

Donate with confidence! San Diego House Rabbit Society is a Guide Star Gold participant organization. Tax ID#: 65-1262427.

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