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Bonding Services

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Rabbits are social creatures who often prefer to live in pairs, but bonding rabbits is more complicated than just putting them together in the same pen. That would be like a stranger walking into your living room, sitting on your couch, and putting their feet up on your coffee table. Uh, rude!


Whether you are brand new to bonding rabbits or are having a particularly tough time with a difficult pair, House Rabbit Network is here to help! We have experienced, rabbit-savvy bonding experts who will attempt to create a love match between your unbonded rabbits, whether they are HRN alums or not.

Still looking for your rabbit's perfect match? We can help with that too! Please view our adoptable rabbits and complete an adoption application. Once you are approved to adopt, we can schedule speed dating at our shelter to introduce your rabbit to eligible bachelors or bachelorettes.

Our daily rate for bonding starts at $50 a day for two rabbits with a minimum of 7 days, after which time your bonding expert will assess whether the rabbits are ready to return home or whether they will require additional days with the bonding expert. (Additional rabbits can be added for a surcharge.) While we do not require that both rabbits be vaccinated against RHDV at this time, we do require that both rabbits be spayed/neutered for at least 8 weeks before we attempt to bond them.

Once we receive your request via the request form, we will reach out to get more detailed information, as each bonding situation is unique.

We look forward to hearing from you!

bonding Request form

Bonding Agreement & liability of release

This Rabbit Bonding Agreement (“Agreement”) is made and entered into between the House Rabbit Network (“HRN”), a 501(c)(3) non-profit, and the rabbit parent, identified above. HRN provides rabbit bonding services through its volunteers. I, as the rabbit parent, hereby engage HRN to provide bonding services for my rabbit(s) as set forth by this Agreement. The rate for bonding ($50/day with a minimum of 7 days) is to be paid in full prior to drop off. A deposit of $50 is required to be paid online in order to hold your spot. This deposit is refundable should the bonding agreement be cancelled prior to drop off with the bonder. The deposit is forfeited if the client attends the in-person bonding consultation at the shelter and then cancels the bonding services. I understand that any fees paid are a donation to House Rabbit Network. I understand that a successful bonding between the rabbits is not guaranteed and that I am not entitled to any refund should the bond not be successful. HRN recommends that you provide the same pellets that your rabbit(s) are used to at home for consistency. Each bonder may have specific requests for items for you to provide for your rabbit(s); discuss this with the bonder when you contact each other. The bonding rate does not cover any medical costs that may arise. I will fully disclose any preexisting conditions or afflictions of which I have knowledge. I understand that injury to rabbits may occur during the bonding process. While every attempt will be made to protect the rabbits, sometimes injuries do occur. Medical Treatment In the event that the bonding home decides medical care is necessary, I do hereby give permission for the bonding home to provide any medical care that the bonding home, in its sole discretion, determines is reasonably needed for my pet for any condition which may develop or be discovered while my pet is boarding, or any preexisting condition disclosed above. I understand that every reasonable effort will be made to contact me prior to performing any tests or treatments on my pet, but I agree that failure to reach me shall not result in a postponement of such tests or treatments if such postponement could be harmful to my rabbit(s), or if my rabbit(s) are suffering. While every effort will be made to save my pet, I understand that the bonding home may euthanize my pet if it is the humane thing to do. I agree to pay in full for any such care given to my pet as described above, including but not limited to, veterinary fees, veterinary tests and treatments, and any prescriptions. Liability I agree to release, indemnify, and hold harmless HRN and the bonding home from any and all manner of damages, claims, loss, liabilities, costs or expenses, including reasonable attorney’s fees and related costs, arising out of or related to HRN’s services, except which may arise from the gross negligence or intentional and willful misconduct of HRN or the bonding home, including, without limitation, (i) any inaccuracy in any statement I made or information I provided to HRN; (ii) my rabbit, including but not limited to destruction of property, bites or scratches, injury, and transmission of disease, and (iii) any action by me which is in breach of the terms and conditions of this agreement. I expressly agree that the maximum aggregate liability of HRN and its officers, directors, employees, contractors, volunteers, and representatives (the “HRN Parties”) shall be limited to the lesser of the current chattel value of a pet rabbit or the sum of $75.00. Pick-Up and Cancellation If I need to cancel my bonding reservation, I will contact HRN as soon as possible, but in any event, no later than 2 days prior to the bonding start date. I understand that HRN reserves the right to charge a late cancellation fee after this time. I agree to promptly pick up my rabbit(s) upon the end date agreed upom. If, for some reason, I am unable to pick up my rabbit(s) on the date agreed upon, I will contact HRN as soon as possible to make arrangements to extend my rabbit’s stay, and I will pay the additional charges based upon the aforesaid daily rate. I understand that if my rabbit(s) are not picked up within one week of the end date, they will be turned over to a shelter. I have read this entire Agreement. I have discussed any questions I have regarding this Agreement with HRN, and I agree to its terms.

I have read and agree to the above boarding agreement and liability release policy

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Please email us if you are having difficulty with the form.

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