House Rabbit Society

Rating: 5 stars   33 reviews

Issues: Animals

Location: 148 Broadway Richmond CA 94804 USA

Mission: House Rabbit Society is an international volunteer-based, non-profit organization that rescues rabbits and educates the public on rabbit care.
Results: 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.
Target demographics: Pet owners
Direct beneficiaries per year: Thousands of people per year and thousands of rabbits per year.
Geographic areas served: San Francisco Bay Area
2013 Top-Rated Nonprofit
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Rating: 5 stars  

I abruptly ended up with a baby bunny. I turned to the internet and found HRS. I learned so much from them. I learned more about the diet, communication, care, behaviors, bunny proofing, and that my rabbit might be happier with a buddy. So over time, I adopted another rabbit from my local chapter. Six years later, they are happily together and I am a strong supporter and advocate of HRS, locally and nationally.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

It may be difficult to supply the people power. I would monitor and intervene more with the fb group. Not all bunny lovers are knowledgeable. Yet, some act like they are and offer bad advice.

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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Rating: 5 stars  

The House Rabbit Society is such a valuable resource for anyone interested in rabbits, animal advocacy, and rescue work. The difference they make in the lives of the individual animals who are up for adoption at the shelters is matched only by the value of being able to confidently direct people to "rabbit.org" whenever they have a question about these misunderstood creatures. I love visiting the Richmond HQ because it demonstrates a model shelter where the rabbits are cared for by the dedicated staff like the unique individuals they are.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Give them more money so that they can help more rabbits

How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

Life-changing

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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Rating: 5 stars  

The House Rabbit Society has done so much to raise rabbit awareness and help end the suffering of bunnies everywhere. They also provide many resources for rabbit owners to help keep their bunnies healthy.

Was your donation impactful?

Likely

How likely is it that you would recommend that a friend donate to this group?

Definitely

How likely are you to donate to this group again?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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Rating: 5 stars  

I never had a rabbit before and didn't understand how different they were form other pets. A short time on Rabbit.org (HRS website) and I began to get the message. Hours of reading later and I knew all I needed to start providing a good life for my new family member. I almost made a serious mistake in selecting a vet but was able to find a wonderful Rabbit Savvy Vet and get her spayed with no complications. Their website and the local branch people (SE Pa and Del.) are among the first places to go for help, along with my vet. Cookie is now a happy 9 year old that has been with us for 4 of those years.

How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

A lot

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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Rating: 5 stars  

I have been a member of the HRS since their inception in the 1980s, when I got my first house rabbit and they were the only ones I could turn to for help. This was when you had to ask questions by regular mail....and the HRS answered my letter with a hand-written response. Many years and a few housebuns later, the HRS is still my primary source for information to keep my rabbit happy and healthy. There is no other rabbit-focused organization that has the depth of knowledge that the HRS does. If I lived in CA, I would undoubtedly volunteer at their shelter. But I do what I can for them from Virginia by promoting their website and social media page and, of course, sending them some money every year. I have no doubt that every penny is going to help rabbits.

Was your donation impactful?

Definitely

How likely is it that you would recommend that a friend donate to this group?

Definitely

How likely are you to donate to this group again?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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Rating: 5 stars  

I have learned valuable and important information from the House Rabbit Society that has helped me numerous times with the health and care of my two buns. They are a wealth of awesome and interesting information, as well as useful and funny tidbits that make owning rabbits easier and more fun! Please help support this wonderful non-profit that gives a fighting chance to so many abused and abandoned buns! Nobody deserves it more than these hard-working volunteers and their precious buns!!

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Start a local chapter available in my city of Grand Rapids, Michigan.

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization?

Likely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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Rating: 5 stars  

HRS is THE SF Bay Area spot for rabbit rescue, advocacy, care, education, and support. I have 2 rabbits and use their boarding and grooming services regularly. They also helped manage the "speed dating" process to help find my bunny his partner. The staff/volunteers are knowledgeable, helpful, and have the rabbit's best interest in mind.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

If I could afford it I would donate more $ to help their efforts.

How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

Life-changing

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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Rating: 5 stars  

House Rabbit Society is the thought leader for creating a progressive and humane relationship between human society and domesticated rabbits.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Make more donations to support their amazing work.

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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Rating: 5 stars  

I strongly believe House Rabbit Society is the best rabbit recue organization in the world. HRS started in 1988. I’ve been a member since 1990 and a volunteer almost since the beginning. HRS deserves your support, financial and time. Binkies to HRS!

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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Rating: 5 stars  

31 people found this review helpful

The HRS is a life saver! Everything and anything you need to know about how to care for and love your bunny the right way. Bunny owners and non-owners alike should read through their website to more fully understand this very misunderstood creature. The society is always available to answer questions, and offer advice and support, let alone the countless rescues they do every year. Thousands (and probably hundreds of thousands) of house buns the world over are very appreciative of these people. We couldn't do it without you! Please donate to the HRS!

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

My own bun!

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

Save the world's bunnies.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2008-8-01

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