Hop to It! Adopt a Rabbit.

February is Adopt-A-Rescued-Rabbit Month

If you’re trying to decide on a new pet consider this: rabbits make perfect household pets for the right people, especially for apartment dwellers.

You won’t have to rush home from work to let a rabbit out. They need some time outside of their cage every day, but they require less attention than dogs or cats. Rabbits eat salad and hay, and love carrots as treats – in moderation.

Rabbits are curious and friendly by nature. They’ll entertain you with their silly antics, and love to cuddle next to you on the sofa. They’re also quiet and clean – they can easily be trained to use a litterbox (huge plus).

Right now all three of our shelters have more rabbits available for adoption than usual including shorthaired, albino mini-lops, mini rexes and several others.

View our adoptable rabbits online, or come to one of our shelters to meet them, and possibly adopt one of these furry loves into your home.

If you don’t have room in your home for any more of these lil’ guys, you can spread the love by sponsoring an adoption fee and helping a deserving bunny hop on home this Valentine’s Day.

Sponsor an Adoption Fee


Rabbits at Petco

buddyDid you know that at any given time the League has one to three adoptable rabbits at different Petco locations? Currently two year-old Buddy, a brown American rabbit, is waiting for his forever home at the Hanover Petco. He was surrendered to us when his previous owners were moving and were not able to take him. He did well in his previous home living with a child and a small breed dog. He’s very good for handling and would make a great first rabbit for someone who doesn’t have much experience.

Our rabbit adoption program at Petco allows us to take in more rabbits and help more animals find homes, so next time you’re thinking about getting a rabbit from us don’t forget to check our website first and see if one of our bunnies is at a Petco near you!

If you’d like to visit with Buddy and fill out an adoption application, please stop by Petco in Hanover, MA. For more information on BUDDY or any questions about our other rabbits please contact us at 617.226.5602.

Bunnies As Easter Gifts

Photo: Allison Evans

Photo: Allison Evans

Bunnies and Easter go hand-in-hand, but when deciding on giving a rabbit as an Easter gift, consider the chocolate, candy and stuffed animal toy kind first, and if you’re really serious, then think about ADOPTing a rabbit. Adding a real, live rabbit to your family should be a well thought-out decision.

Here’s what you should know about rabbits:

  • They should live indoors.
  • They have a lifespan of about 10 years.
  • Rabbits are sensitive and can be stressed out by small children.
  • They like to chew on cords and furniture, so your home must be bunny-proofed.
  • Rabbits should be neutered or spayed or they will mark your house.
  • They make great apartment pets.

Marianne G., Manager of our Boston shelter, has the following advice “if you are thinking about adopting a rabbit this Easter remember to ask yourself the question, ‘Was I interested in a rabbit before Spring or am I getting caught up by the holiday fever?’” She also notes that “rabbits make fun and entertaining pets.  It can be an exciting surprise to add one to your family at Eastertime as long as you have considered the commitment and the care that will last long after you’ve devoured your last Cadbury Crème Egg!”

Happy Valentine’s Day from the League!



Here at the League, we work hard to make sure that every animal feels loved. Our dedicated staff and volunteers spend countless hours with our shelter animals as they wait for their forever homes.

We have a variety of amazing adoptable animals just waiting for someone to be their valentine. If you’re thinking of adopting a pet, visit one of our adoption centers and make this a very special Valentine’s Day for one of our shelter animals. Animals offer unconditional love – what could be better than that? 

If you’re looking for a way to show your love for animals this Valentine’s Day, but are unable to adopt, consider making a donation to the Animal Rescue League of Boston. Or show the animal lover in your life how much you care this Valentine’s Day by making a donation to the League in their name. Your donation will help shelter animals like Bailey,.

She’s A Barbie Girl

Photo: Allison Evans

Photo: Allison Evans

Barbie is a sweet and friendly 1 year-old female long-haired rabbit. She would make the perfect addition to a family who is seeking a pet rabbit. She enjoys being held and petted and likes snacking on hay.



Barbie also likes to express herself through her unique hairstyles, often sporting the “bed-head” look or a fluffy Mohawk as seen in the picture below. Since she is long-haired she does require daily grooming. Barbie has been at the Animal Rescue League of Boston since November 26, 2012 and has been here the longest of any of our rabbits.

If you’d like to meet Barbie, visit her at our Boston Adoption Center. If you know someone who would be interested in adopting her, please share this with them today! We’re open Friday-Sunday, 1-4pm and Tuesday-Thursday from 1-7pm. Want to learn more about Barbie before you stop by? Call our Adoption Center at 617.226.5602 and someone will be happy to tell you more about her!

Photo: Maria L. Uribe

Photo: Maria L. Uribe