Frequently Asked Questions

Where are you located?

K&R Small Animal Sanctuary does not have an actual shelter facility and operates as a network of foster homes mostly in the Fox Valley area of Wisconsin. All of our adoptable animals live in foster homes until they find their forever families!

How do I adopt an animal from you?

  1. View our adoptable animals here
  2. Complete our online adoption application or download and print a PDF adoption application, complete it and email it to [email protected]
  3. One of our adoption coordinators will reach out to the email address provided in your application to obtain additional information if needed and/or set up a time for you to meet the animal(s) that caught your eye.
  4. Meet-and-greets are usually done at an Appleton or Oshkosh area pet store. You meet the animals, make your final decision on adoption and if a love connection is made, then take your new family member home!

What are your adoption fees?

Rabbits – $50 (single rabbit) / $80 (bonded pair) / $100 (bonded trio)

Guinea Pigs – $20 (single guinea pig) / $30 (bonded pair)

Chinchillas – $60 (single chinchilla) / $100 (bonded pair or trio)

Hamsters – $10 (single hamster)

This is a non-refundable donation to K&R Small Animal Sanctuary and not a purchase price for the animal(s) or any supplies that are acquired and the donation cannot be refunded for any reason. Donations are used directly and immediately to rescue another animal in need and provide it with medical attention, training, and proper housing and therefore are not able to be re-disbursed.

All rabbit adoptions include spay or neuter and all species of adoptions include a physical exam by a veterinarian and other treatments as needed.

Where do the adoptable animals come from?

We work with our dozens of partner shelters and rescue organizations to take in rabbits and other small animals and allow them to focus on what they do best, cats and dogs! When space is available, we do take in some personal surrenders as well from families who are trying to do what is in the best interest of their beloved companions.

What is the process to surrender an animal?

  1. Please send an email to [email protected] and include a description (species, name, age, sex, breed, color, temperament, litter habits, health concerns, and a picture if available) as well as a short synopsis of the reasons that the pet can no longer be cared for.
  2. Our intake team will determine if an appropriate foster home is available to take in your pet based on the information provided. They may also request additional information about the pet(s) you are looking to surrender.
  3. If a foster home is available immediately, our intake coordinator will schedule a time for you to meet with a volunteer to surrender your pet to K&R Small Animal Sanctuary. Typically we meet at an Appleton area pet store to complete the transfer of ownership process and take the critter into our care.
  4. If a foster home is not immediately available, our intake team can recommend some other organizations in your area with small animal expertise who may be able to assist more quickly and place your animal on our K&R Small Animal Sanctuary waiting list. You will then be contacted when a foster home becomes available.

How do I become a foster home?

If you wish to foster a small animal, first off…THANK YOU! We can’t do what we do without our foster homes! Click here for our foster home contract which includes several pages of basic foster home information including roles and responsibilities

How can I help K&R Small Animal Sanctuary?

You can help us by adopting a small animal, a monetary donation, volunteering, fostering a small animal, or sharing our posts on Facebook or Instagram

What kind of animals do you take in?

We currently accept rabbits, guinea pigs, hamsters, gerbils, chinchillas, degus, sugar gliders, rats, mice, hedgehogs, tortoises, and more! We are always in need of additional foster homes; the more foster homes we have, the more lives we can save! At this time we do not accept ferrets.

Are you a no-kill organization?

We do not euthanize animals for time or space; we have had animals stay with us for several years or more to find that perfect fit for them. Euthanasia is only considered with careful consultation with our vet partners when severe medical concerns are affecting quality of life and all other options have been exhausted.

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