Shuman The Rabbit Haven Annmarie and Ashley Curly Sue

Welcome to The Rabbit Haven serving needy rabbits in the Bay Area of Northern California since 1987.

The Rabbit Haven works with shelters and the community in the Bay Area of Northern California to assist rabbits in need. We then work to place these rescued rabbits into loving foster homes and finally into permanent adoptive homes. The Rabbit Haven also works in the community, at schools, and with shelters to educate the public on rabbit care, feeding, grooming, housing, medical needs, social requirements and behaviors. For information on any of our programs contact us at or (831) 600-7479.

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Volunteer - Help us rescue and care for rabbits in need. Read more about how you can help bunnies in need.
Foster - Our system is over-capacity we are in desperate need of quality, reliable foster sites.View Our Application Form
Adopt - View our Adoption Showcase to see rabbits currently available through the Haven and local area shelters Fill out our Pre-Adoption Questionnaire and bring it to our Adoption Day Events to get a head start on the paperwork. View our Adoption Contract
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Image of a Rescued Special Needs Rabbit The Haven's Special Needs Rescues

The Rabbit Haven rescues many rabbits that are injured or ill. These require extra expenses for veterinary care and special adoptive homes.

Find out more about our special needs bunnies.

Please help if you can!

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Orphan Babies Rescued (Newbie and Chibi)
Update: August 19, 2014
Newbie and Chibi continue to grow and prosper with their surrogate mom Melody and her babies. They even have a new video!

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Stop Whole Foods from Selling Rabbit Meat
The Rabbit Haven will join rabbit rescue groups nationwide outside Whole Foods stores in Santa Cruz and Capitola on Sunday, August 17.

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Cocoa - Fostering Success Story
Want to know more about what its like to be a foster home for a Haven rabbit? Read Cocoa's story, who went from the shelter to several foster homes, and then went to the perfect foster home and was adopted by her forever family.

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18 Baby Rabbits Abandoned in Seaside
A $1,000 reward has been offered for information leading to an arrest after 10 rabbits were abandoned at Laguna Grande Regional Park in Seaside on July 3rd.

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Baby Rabbit Wrapped in Plastic Netting Rescued
Update: August 1, 2014
Pasha continues to improve under the expert care of Dr. Stern and his medical foster Auntie Heather. The large surgical wounds on his back have healed and his fur is starting to grow back. He no longer requires heavy pain medications, and is starting to explore his environment. Read his story to find out more.

Warning: This article contains graphic images of Pasha's injuries

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Large Rescue in Martinez Underway
Update: June 25, 2014
Bunnies from the Martinez site will be available for adoption on Saturday June 28 at Pet Food Express in Walnut Creek from 11AM to 2PM.

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Leah Needs Our Help
Update: May 30, 2014
Leah's doctor believes that her injuries are the result of abuse, not a predator attack as first thought. Due to fractures of the hip opposite the broken leg, she cannot have amputation surgery at this time.

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Buy or Sell a Home,
Rescue Abandoned Rabbits
At Zero Cost
When you buy or sell a home, you can generate a big donation for The Rabbit Haven - at zero cost to you. My Broker Donates connects you with best-in-market agents who donate 15% of their fee to The Rabbit Haven. You choose the agent you like best. Buy or sell a home, help rescue abandoned and injured rabbits in the Santa Cruz area.

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Featured Rabbits


Meet Simona

Hello, my name is Simona and I am a big, gorgeous, lovely girl. I am almost 8 pounds (spayed too). I was pretty upset when I first arrived as I was missing my human mom. She passed away and I was left alone out in the backyard. The family called the Haven and they came to get me. I am so glad they liked me. I had no human to take care of me at all. Then, I got to go live with Diana. She is so nice to me - I even let her snuggle me. Have to admit, I love it too. She is so nice. I have my own room, my own wicker tent and lots of toys. There are other big bunnies here too so I am very curious about them. I am so relieved not to have to be scared all the time living out with predators. I am all safe now. I hope to get to meet you soon.

Contact Auntie Heather to find out more


Meet Jenny

Hi, I’m Jenny! I am a spayed female hotot mix bunny and I am around one year old.  I am easy going and friendly and I enjoy gentle pets and cuddles.  I like to play with toys, and I love my greens and hay.  If you want a sweet little bunny girl, pick me!

Contact Auntie Heather to find out more

Other Services We Provide
We also provide the following services:
  • Matchmaking & Bonding - Looking for a friend for your spayed or neutered rabbit? We have skilled rabbit matchmaking services and bonding assistance. We will also train you so you can carry on the practices at home.
  • Free Nail Trims
  • Bunny Home Check - Haven educators who you how to give a home health check to your bunny and will show you first hand. Bring your rabbit in to any of our events for this free service. We are not veterinarians. Our staff provide helpful health care information for the well being of your rabbit(s).
  • Bunny Sitting - services available through Rabbit Haven: Call Heather 831 600-7479 or email Book early for holidays.
  • Veterinary Referrals
  • Volunteer training
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ALERT- Desperately Seeking Foster Sites!

The Rabbit Haven is brimming full of bunnies that need foster or adoptive home NOW! PLEASE help us help them and the shelters we work with. Call Heather if you can foster or it you want to adopt even one! T: (831) 600-7479 or Email:


Little Baby Pooh died after a Veterinarian advised his people to treat him with Frontline. His little sister survived but now suffers from seizures. His people are heartbroken. Please do not use Frontline on or around your rabbits! Click the banner above to read more about the dangers of Frontline and other flea treatments.

In Memoriam - Remembering beloved bunnies who have crossed the Rainbow Bridge

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You can also visit us on Petfinder.
The Rabbit Haven's website has won a Munchkin Award for excellent rabbit oriented websites. Thank you to Boing Online for choosing us!

A Rabbit Haven adoption show

Girl in a pen with a Bunny at an adoption show

Boy with a Bunny

Free nail trims at every show!

Bunny getting a nail trim

Kaleb and his new Mom

Kaleb Finds a new Home

Aurora finds her forever home

Aurora Finds her Forever Home