One of the most common (and understandable) reasons people give for trying to place their rabbit is that someone in the family is allergic. Before deciding to give up your rabbit because of allergies, please make sure the rabbit is really the problem and that getting rid of it is the only solution!
If the rabbit’s cage is in the bedroom of the person with allergies, try moving the rabbit to a different part of the house for a while. An unused guest room or even the basement is a good place to start. Often, this will alleviate symptoms. Assuming symptoms go away, have the person with allergies spend short amounts of time (20-30 minutes to start with) with the rabbit. Increase the amount of time slowly, watching carefully for any signs of allergies. This technique worked with my husband, who sneezed around a neighbor’s rabbit and now lives, symptom-free, with two upstairs and two basement rabbits! If putting some distance between the sufferer and the rabbit does not make allergy symptoms go away, it is quite possible that the rabbit is not the cause of the problem! It is also possible that the bunny’s hay, and not the animal itself, is the problem. In that case, make sure the allergic person does not handle the hay—the problem may take care of itself.