House Rabbit Society
Rating: 5 stars 55 55 reviews 8,853
148 Broadway Richmond CA 94804 USA
House Rabbit Society is an international volunteer-based, non-profit organization that rescues rabbits and educates the public on rabbit care.
House Rabbit Society has rescued over 20,000 rabbits, has educated many thousands of people through our website, classes, outreach events, and literature, and has changed the world’s understanding of rabbits as pets. In 2000, we opened this country’s first public rabbit-only shelter in Richmond, California, and in 1997, we held the first ever rabbit-only veterinary conference.
Direct beneficiaries per year:
Thousands of people per year and thousands of rabbits per year.
Geographic areas served:
San Francisco Bay Area
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House Rabbit Society is staffed by kind people who are also incredibly knowledgable about bunnies. They showed us how to care for our new rescue bun, then a year later helped us find a life companion for her. They let her "speed date" almost ten resident shelter buns over the course of several months, helping us read the bunny social cues indicating which might be good matches and which were not. They gave us hints like "smear their noses with banana" and "she's grooming in front of him--a sign she's relaxed and likes him." The relationship that resulted from their guidance is going strong to this day; our two buns are rarely more than a few feet from one another. Plus they offer a tremendous number of critical bunny supplies such as fresh hay, chew toys, mats, and continuing advice on how to keep one's bunny-containing household harmonious. They're dedicated and a great resource for all rabbit lovers and guardians.
Way back in the nineties I rescued a rabbit and through the House Rabbit Society learned how to help my new companion. this led to much education to become a Educator/Fosterer. through the years I had my rescue and was a member of HRS. Without them so many people would be without the education to keep a rabbit in good health and happy. My rabbits have lived as long as 15 years and I as an HRS Educator have been able to rescue and educate the public in my area on the health, feeding, housing and fun time for rabbits. this is all owed to the House Rabbit Society.
Loving people who dedicate their lives and time (many volunteers) to help all bunnies, giving them all a possibility. It is a place of hope for bunnies, and humans
I hesitantly became a human companion for a rabbit last year, and completely fell in love with these animals. The House Rabbit Society website has been an endless source of information and reassurance. I feel that they only publish the work of knowledgeable and rabbit-savvy veterinarians and other specialists; I really trust the HRS and think they do a great service to all of us bunny devotees.
After a friend and I unexpectedly became caretakers of an abandoned bunny and then her three little ones, House Rabbit Society provided us with badly needed information about how to properly care for these little creatures. The bunnies are much better of as a result of us being able to find that valuable information quickly.
Even though I've had house rabbits for years, the HRS is a valuable source for me. They keep me current on the newest information on health and care for my bunny babies.
The house rabbit society has been the most useful port of information for me in looking after my lovely rabbit Chance. I used information from them in rabbit proofing my bedroom, and since then I have found countless pieces of useful advice that have helped me to keep him happy and healthy. A wonderful organisation and I would recommend to anyone who is caring for a rabbit for the first time!
I had always wanted a pet rabbit but my dad said it wasn't fair to keep an animal in a cage. Through the years I had heard anecdotally about people who had litter box-trained a pet rabbit but I never met anyone who had actually done it. Finally, when I was working in Colorado, a co-worker who bred rabbits gave me the runt of the litter. That was my first pet rabbit. Eventually, I moved to Anchorage, Alaska and had the great good fortune to meet an excellent exotics vet. I began to correspond with a volunteer of the House Rabbit Society in Seattle who helped me understand that house rabbits needed to be neutered and fed and raised in a specific way. I became a member of the House Rabbit Society in 1991 and have been grateful to have their expertise, knowledge and help in raising seven house rabbits over the years, several of whom have lived to be 10-11 years old. I am particularly grateful for their excellent publications and their groundbreaking work in training several generations of veterinarians in the health care of house rabbits. My rabbits have been an important part of my life and I credit the House Rabbit Society and it's local chapters with advancing the cause and education and spreading the joy of having a house rabbit share your life.
We got a bunny as our first pet and we were embarrassingly unprepared. I started to google bunny care to educate myself. House Rabbit Society turned out to be most helpful and its information very comprehensive. Later I went on to adopt a second bunny and again I referred to HRS for bunny bonding tips. I've found them to be one of the world's best organizations for pet bunny rescue and care.
I have known about the House Rabbit Society since I was a kid with a bunny of my own. But it was not until after graduate school and 8 years after my rabbit died that I began volunteering for this organization.
The people who volunteer and work for the HRS are some of the most giving, kind, caring, intelligent, and conscientious people I have ever met. They truly care about the life and wellbeing of each animal that comes into their care, even if it has problems with aggression or serious health issues. They do not give up on a rabbit. And when the bunnies find their forever homes, they cry tears of both joy and sadness, because they will miss their bunny friends who have found new homes.