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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510-970-7575
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Rating: 5 stars  

After our elderly bunny lost his best friend, we contacted our local HRS chapter hoping to find a friend for him. After adopting two new bunnies to keep us all company, we decided to volunteer and bring the wealth of and knowledge and incredible kindness to others in our community. This organization can improve the lives of any concerned bunny parent and their rabbits.

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

Seek legislation to afford rabbits bred for meat the same rights as chickens and other mammals.

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  

This organization has shaped me through my teens by providing an opportunity to volunteer, learn, and expand my appreciation for the patience and understanding it take to care for rabbits. I can't express the way it has helped me in becoming the successful person I am. All the volunteers have the bunnies best interest in mind, and even the " unadoptable" can find homes,

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?

A lot

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Quite 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  

They are so fun and welcoming. You get into the gist of things right away!! They have very knowledgeable rabbit staff who arent afraid to share some of that knowledge. There are many different types of bunnies - Angoras, Rexes, Shy, and Friendly bunnies. There are calm bunnies and excitable bunnies. There's probably going to be a bunny you'll love there. SO much variety. They chop up fresh greens everyday and distribute nice orchard hay. They have AMAZING boarding services. They are just so helpful and I love it there C:

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

I seriously can't think of anything..

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 has saved and extended the lives of thousands of rabbits since it was founded 25 years ago. I was lucky to find them quickly after winding up with a pet bunny and no knowledge about how to take care of him. When I see the changes that have taken place in the 18 years that I have had rabbits in my family (hay in pet stores, advances in veterinary care) I know that the House Rabbit Society played a major role in rabbits being taken seriously as beloved family members, not just backyard pets.

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 donate and foster bunnies short term for this wonderful organization. Anne is friendly and has a special calm demeanor about her. Some wonderful volunteers work together in this amazing organization. Highly recommended.

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Unlikely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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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  

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  

20 people found this review helpful

I was a community municipal shelter volunteer and now I am an HRS fosterer. I love this organization. The House Rabbit Society has rescued hundreds of thousands of rabbits facing euthanization at local animal shelters over the past 20 years. They rescue based upon need and do not discriminate by selecting only the most adoptable animals as many organizations have been forced to do. This practice is congruent of their underlying value system which actively supports the belief that others are worthy of value and respect perhaps especially the most vulnerable among us. In my care are rabbits who languished pathetically at the local shelter waiting to be humanely euthainized. The rabbits are provided with the best of care and are matched with adopters who are provided with educational support and the opportunity to become part of a community dedicated to assist them in caring for their newly adopted rabbit(s).

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

saving the lives of discarded animals.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

the opportunity to become involved in ways of my chosing and in ways that enable me to learn, evolve and continue to enjoy my relationship with the House Rabbit Society.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

dedicated.

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

provide much needed maintenance work on their rabbit shelter. Provide more support to themselves and their chapters in order to do more outreach, more education and save more lives.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2008-8-01

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Rating: 5 stars  

28 people found this review helpful

I am an educator for this organization, which is one of the most well-coordinated, informative and effective groups with which I've ever been familiar. Obviously, the four rabbits with whom we share our home would not have the terrific lives they now have without the HRS. The HRS annually saves hundreds of rabbits from being euthanized and mistreated, and has created incredible awareness of the intelligence of rabbits as companion animals. I am truly honored and blessed to be a part of the HRS mission. sincerely, Linda Cook and Willoughby, Roxie, Bonita and Penelope, all rescue rabbits

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

increasing public awareness of the needs of rabbits.

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

need the support of fellow members and staff!

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

knowing that I have helped educate people about the proper care of rabbits and that, because I have learned so much through the HRS, the rabbits in our home have led happy, healthy lives.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

incredibly knowledgeable and helpful.

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

help save even more rabbits and develop a major campaign.

Ways to make it better...

I had known about the HRS sooner.

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

financial needs to care for rabbits, continue rescue efforts and educate the public about our mission.

One thing I'd also say is that...

this organization has come a long way in 20 short years.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2008-8-01

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