House Rabbit Society

Rating: 5 stars   55 reviews

Address:

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

2016 Top-Rated Nonprofit
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510-970-7575
http://www.rabbit.org

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Rating: 5 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

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.

 
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1 person found this review helpful

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

 
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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.

 
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My buns and I visited HRS and we were treated sooo nice. They showed so much love to the buns, gave me an excellent referral for a vet who is great with rabbits and answered all of my questions. Since I am new to having bunnies in my family I had several questions. And all of the buns at the HRS looked so happy and cared for while they await their furever family to adopt. ❤️

 
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Love House Rabbit Society ! When I have question or concerns about my rabbit I have emailed or called and the staff has always taking the time to answer my questions . Also love all the items they have in the shop to purchase. Thank you House Rabbit Society for all the wonderful work you do.

 
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House Rabbit Society have provided great information on rabbit care and welfare. I recently got a new rabbit and feel confident in ongoing support from them as well as all rabbit-kind!

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

I provide foster care for injured and ill rabbits for The Rabbit Haven. House Rabbit Society and their wonderful vet, Dr. Carolynn Harvey, DVM provide free routine health exams for foster bunnies from any rescue in the Bay Area. I've brought in rabbits with severe abscesses, orthopedic problems, upper respiratory infections, and eye problems. This service provided by HRS is an invaluable resource to bunnies transitioning from shelters to homes of their own.

 
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We are indebted to the House Rabbit Society for teaching us how to feed, care for, and most importantly, make friends with our new bunny. They serve a crucial purpose in ensuring the fair treatment of these wonderful animals.

 
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This organization is wonderful and has helped me and my rabbits in many ways. Whenever I need to quickly educate someone about rabbits, I have them read the HRS website for information. I first learned of HRS in 1995/96. I met a member of the Buckeye HRS and she taught me how important it was to get your house rabbit spayed (or neutered). I had not done this with my rabbit and was afraid to do so. In December of 1999, her vets could not figure out what was wrong with her and she looked like she would die. I talked to the Buckeye HRS and found a local rabbit-savvy vet they recommended. I took my rabbit to her and she quickly diagnosed the problem. My rabbit had advanced uterine cancer. Surgery was performed and all the cancer was removed. My rabbit lived another 5-1/2 healthy years after that. The vet that did the surgery told me that if the cancer had not been diagnosed when it was, my rabbit would not have lived more than a month or two. If it were not for the HRS and their help, my rabbit would have died!

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  

We went into HRS looking for our third rabbit because we were having trouble bonding our two. Our thought was that if we changed the dynamic, we may have better luck. After only a few minutes, I had my eye on one rabbit in particular "Buzz". I asked to spend time with him and it was love. The next step was to make sure my female rabbits liked him. When we went back with our girls I was very worried that one of the three rabbits would get hurt. The staff reassured us that they could keep it under control and no bunny would be injured. We gave our trust and put all three together for the first time. It went bad within seconds, our two females waned to go at it. Just like they promised, the staff did not allow any fighting. We separated them and regrouped. It was suggested that we might try a fourth rabbit to change the dynamic yet again. I did have my eye on one other boy named Echo. So in went four rabbits into the X-pen. It went better this time, though not perfect. We were advised that it would take more trips and a huge commitment to bond them successfully but with their knowledge and support we were up for it. We carted our girls back for weeks until we were comfortable with the process and felt we could handle it on our own. They have been at their forever home with us for eight months now. They are so happy. Buzz had been found on the streets of SF and was very under weight. Even after being with HRS for two months, he was only four pounds. The other night I was laying on the floor with him and thinking about the journey he went on before HRS blessed us with him. I got weepy thinking about it because he now weighs 10 pounds! Echo was born into a shelter and our HRS took in three of the babies. He was almost a year when we adopted him. We changed Buzz's name to Teddy as it better suits his sweet nature. We love them dearly and would not have been brave enough to take on four rabbits without the help and support of HRS.

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

If Money were not an issue, I would love to see them in a better location.

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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