San Diego Shelter Rabbits
There are dozens of homeless rabbits throughout San Diego County awaiting permanent homes. Before buying from a breeder, swap meet, or pet store, please consider adopting from your local shelter or humane society, or from a rabbit rescue organization. Many rabbits are euthanized at shelters annually! By adopting a rescued/ homeless rabbit, you truly are saving a life. In fact, you may be saving many lives because rabbits adopted from shelters, humane societies, and rescue organizations usually are spayed and neutered already, so they cannot create more homeless bunnies.
It is HIGHLY recommended that you house your new rabbit indoors. Rabbits are prey animals and San Diego County is home to many predator animals such as hawks, owls, coyotes, raccoons, foxes and bob cats, all of which kill small animals left outside (even rabbits kept in a cage or hutch). Wet or hot weather and parasites such as fleas, flies, and mosquitoes also can be deadly to rabbits. You can easily house your rabbit indoors and make him a part of your family. He will live a much longer and healthier life, and you will enjoy him so much more. Learn more about housing your bunny indoors. Indoor Bunny Housing
Listed on the linked pages below and to the right are rabbits available for adoption from shelters and humane societies in San Diego County. Thanks to volunteers from the San Diego House Rabbit Society, we are able to update this page regularly. San Diego HRS also has foster rabbits available for adoption.
Address/Phone Numbers of Shelters and Humane Societies within San Diego County:
- Chula Vista Animal Care Facility, 130 Beyer Way, Chula Vista, (619) 691-5123
- Coronado Animal Shelter, 1015 Sixth St., Coronado, (619) 435-8247
- County of San Diego, Central Shelter, 5480 Gaines St., San Diego, (619) 236-4250
- County of San Diego, North Shelter, 2481 Palomar Airport Rd., Carlsbad, (760) 438-2312
- County of San Diego, South Shelter, 5821 Sweetwater Rd., Bonita, (619) 263-7741
- El Cajon Animal Shelter, 1275 N. Marshall Avenue, El Cajon, (619) 441-1580
- Escondido Humane Society Animal Center, 3450 East Valley Parkway, Escondido, (760) 888-2275
- Rancho Coastal Humane Society, 389 Requeza, Encinitas, (760) 753-6413
- San Diego Humane Society, Main Campus, 5500 Gaines St., San Diego, (619) 299-7012
- San Diego Humane Society & SPCA, North Campus, 2905 San Luis Rey, Oceanside, (760) 757-4357
People who have bunnies know they like to have companions. If you have one bunny and are considering getting another, please contact San Diego House Rabbit Society for assistance with finding your bunny a new friend. If you need assistance with bonding, contact HRS for guidance in this process. You can also visit the San Diego HRS website to learn more about bonding rabbits. See www.sandiegorabbits.org Please email email@example.com to learn more.
San Diego House Rabbit Society offers FREE 6-month subscription to their informative quarterly newsletter, The Rabbit Reader, to anyone adopting a rabbit from an animal shelter or humane society in San Diego County. Send an e-mail with your name, address, rabbit adopted and date, and shelter adopted from to: SDiegoHRS@aol.com