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Foster Information

What is Fostering?

Fostering for Archie's Angels Rabbit Rescue involves taking care of one or more rabbits in your own home on behalf of—and under the continuing care of—the rescue. This agreement is preferably at least 6 months long and allows the fostered rabbit(s) more room and attention than may otherwise be possible. The more rabbits we have in stable foster care, the more space Archie's Angels has for continuing rescue efforts.

  • The rabbit(s) remain up for adoption, unless you are participating in our foster-to-adopt program.

  • Rabbits that are fostered through AARR come with everything they need, including pellets and hay. (Out-of-town fosters are welcome but other arrangements may need to be made.)

  • Rabbits that are fostered through AARR are still under the vet care of the rescue.

  • Potential fosters go through the same vetting process as potential adopters.

AARR also offers short-term foster arrangements over the summer or holidays, such as Christmas and Easter, in order for you to determine if a rabbit is a suitable pet for your household.

Looking to Become a Foster?

  • Before becoming a foster, it is important that you discuss fostering with your family or roommates and what it entails. It is good to see what your household thinks and feels about fostering.

  • Discuss who in your home will be caregiver to the foster bunny.
    The caregiver's job will be to make sure the foster is fed and cleaned up after, as well as making sure they get enough social interaction, physical exercise, and mental stimulation.


  • If you’re renting, it would be vital to make sure you have permission from your landlord before fostering (or adopting).

  • Before fostering, it is best that you are aware that rabbits tend to have behaviors such as digging and chewing. Rabbits dig and chew, just as dogs bark; it’s just something that many rabbits instinctually do.

  • Are you prepared to spend time with your foster bunny? Rabbits need social interactions from their humans. Without human interaction, rabbits can get bored, even to the point of becoming lonely, depressed, or destructive. If you are concerned about not spending enough time with a single foster, you may wish to consider fostering a bonded pair. Bonded pairs use the same set up as a single rabbit and keep each other company.

  • Will you or the primary caregiver know when your foster rabbit isn’t feeling well? Like any animal, they can get sick, injured, and distressed. We will provide education on this.

Did you know?

  • Rabbits that are fostered through AARR come with everything they need! That includes a pen, pellets, and hay for your foster companion.

  • Rabbits that are fostered through AARR will still be under the vet care of the rescue.

  • When you foster, you give a space for another rabbit to be saved and a chance at a better life.

  • AARR has a foster-to-adopt program so you can be sure your new friend is the right fit for your household.


Think you’re ready to foster?

Can’t foster?  Donate!

Want to learn more about rabbits?

Need Boarding while you're away?

Need to Replenish your Hay, Food, or Litter Pellets?

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This rescue is based out of Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada.
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