Local sources we’ve used for rabbit supplies:
Andy’s Pet Shop sells a variety of hays (alfalfa, oat, orchard, and Oxbow Timothy) by the pound. SS Bunny Boarding usually buys large 100+ lb bales of hay from Ganado Feed. Due to the risks of RHDV2, we would recommend storing hay for at least 3 months at room temperature or for a few weeks in a hot shed or garage to kill off any viruses before feeding
Local rabbit rescues and shelters with rabbits for adoption:
- The Rabbit Haven – Santa Cruz, Los Gatos
- San Jose Animal Care & Services – San Jose
- Silicon Valley Animal Control Authority – Santa Clara
- County of Santa Clara Animal Services – San Martin
- Humane Society Silicon Valley – Milpitas
- Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA – Burlingame
- SF Animal Care & Control – San Francisco
- Oakland Animal Services – Oakland
- Friends of Berkeley Animal Care Services – Berkeley
- East Bay Rabbit Rescue – Dublin
- Contra Costa Rabbit Rescue – Pittsburg, Martinez, Brentwood, Walnut Creek
- House Rabbit Society – Richmond
- SaveABunny – Mill Valley
SS Bunny Boarding currently fosters animals from Humane Society Silicon Valley and Contra Costa Rabbit Rescue occasionally. We will also temporarily watch fosters for The Rabbit Haven when we have space. Please make sure that rabbits have been vaccinated or will be vaccinated very soon after adoption due to the risks of RHDV2 in California.
Local rabbit veterinarian resources:
- House Rabbit Society, San Francisco Bay Area Rabbit-Savvy Veterinarians
- The Rabbit Haven, Bay Area Rabbit Veterinarians
- East Bay Rabbit Rescue, Choosing a Veterinarian
We currently use Dr. Stern at Exotic Pet Clinic of Santa Cruz for all of our rabbits. She is an experienced board-certified exotics veterinarian and may accept emergency walk-in cases during business hours on weekdays for an additional fee. Dr. Deng at the same clinic is also great with rabbits, and we have used her for emergency appointments.
We have also had success with urgent appointments a few times with a veterinarian that is comfortable seeing rabbits at Sunnyvale Veterinary Clinic. While they are competent at detecting and treating basic rabbit issues like stasis, we would recommend Exotic Pet Clinic of Santa Cruz instead for more complex cases and surgeries.
For emergency care, we have used the following clinics:
- MedVet Campbell – Campbell, (408) 371-6252; open 24/7, good for basic supportive care for minor issues like stasis, only select veterinarians may be willing to treat rabbits.
- Veterinary Emergency Group – San Ramon, (925) 718-7771; open 24/7, will always accept rabbits but best for simple cases and necessary overnight care.
- Happy Valley Pet Hospital – San Jose, (408) 796-7057; open 9am-6pm daily for same-day emergency/urgent appointments. Dr. Cheung sees rabbits and works Fri-Tues.
We have not had personal experience with the following hospitals, but they may also be able to see rabbits on an emergent basis based on client experience:
- Archvet Animal Hospital and Emergency Services – San Jose, (669) 230-5034; open 8am-1am daily, has an exotics vet on staff.
- MedVet Mountain View – Mountain View, (650) 494-1461; open 24/7.
- PETS Referral Center – Berkeley, (510) 548-6684; open 24/7.
- Rabbits of the Bay Area
- The Rabbit Haven
- House Rabbit Society
- Disabled Rabbits
- SF Bay Area Bunny Supply Deals
Please call the emergency clinics before you leave the house to make sure that there is a veterinarian on-duty that will see rabbits, or your pet will not be accepted for intake. Many of these hospitals often do not have exotic veterinarians staffed 24/7.
For a list of veterinarians in Northern California currently offering RHDV2 vaccines, please see our manually-compiled document.
If you have our phone number as a previous client, feel free to text us for any advice on bunny care with the understanding that while we are experienced with rabbits, we are not medical professionals.