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House Rabbit Society Of Chicago

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26 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Judy Partipilo M.

Client Served

Rating: 5

HRS Chicago is an outstanding bunny rescue. I have adopted several times from them and have received so much education over the years! Jan is kind, friendly and so knowledgeable! She loves what she does and the rescue buns are happy, well cared for and go to vetted, excellent homes. I would recommend HRS Chicago to anyone!!!!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

House Rabbit Society is one the great rescues. HRS Chicago has helped me with adoptions, educational information and getting a good vet. They’re totally dedicated to the bunnies, those who foster for them and their adopters and make sure the buns get the very best of everything. I would recommend them to anyone!!

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

We have adopted 3 rabbit from House Rabbit Society, and while (of course), the rabbits are wonderful, the people behind HRS has made adopting them even more so. HRS has responded to my every bunny concern and question via text and email. In addition to adoptions, they also run bunny awareness programs, educate through social media, and advocate for bunny-friendly policies in local government.

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Donor

Rating: 5

We have been lucky to adopt 3 rabbits from House Rabbit Society of Chicago over the years. Coordinated by the selfless and devoted bunny leader, Jan, HRS Chicago isn't a conventional brick-and-mortar shelter but rather a network of foster families. This network gives adoptable bunnies loving homes until they can meet their forever ones. Jan is absolutely devoted to the welfare of all bunnies, whether they're within the HRS system or at other shelters in the surrounding community. I cannot count the number of times she's been there for me via text or email whenever a "bunmergency" arises -- whether I've found a stray bun in the neighborhood or if I need her advice on a vet's diagnosis. It's a great organization to help needy bunnies find homes and a great resource to help deserving bunnies stay in homes.

Sheri I.1

Client Served

Rating: 5

A number of years ago my first bunny had passed away and I really wanted a new bunny to fill in the gap, help me get over my loss. Jan and House Rabbit Society helped me find my wonderful Flemish Giant, Sammy, who I adored until the day he passed away, and every day since. HRS is the first place I check when I need my next bunny.

1 Stephen A.1

Client Served

Rating: 5

Wonderful organization helping bunnies find a FUREVER home. Able to purchase toys from there that my bunnies love. The purchases help them get things they need. Jan who runs it is awesome!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

I have adopted 4 bunnies from HRS Chicago. Always helpful with suggestions, advice, and resources. They do so much for so many abandoned bunnies! Wonderful people!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

I can't say enough good or positive things about HRS Chicago! They do a fantastic job, and they do it with love , kindness, and caring. They also have so many wonderful events for us, and the bunnies ! They help us if we have questions, or concerns, and are such a blessing for bunnies that need homes.
This is where I got one of my lil bunnies ! I had my sweet boy for a couple of years. Someone was getting ready to dump him outside ! Debated whether to get a friend for him. Saw this sweet girl at the HRS Chicago picnic, and it was love at first sight! Now my two are inseparable!
The first picture is from the HRS Chicago picnic! Where I first met and held Mandarin " Mandi". The second picture shows the love the two now have for each other. My boy, Lucky, adores his precious girl.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

I have been adopting from HRS of Chicago for 20+ years now. And even when I didn't adopt from them, Jan has helped me with picking out a perfect match from DuPage Animal shelter to bond with my HRS bun. She truly is a matchmaker! Also, all the valuable information I have learned over the years from them. Always a great resource to go to when you have a question on how to care for a bunny. Great bunch of people!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

I have adopted 5 bunnies from Chicago HRS over the years. They are all well loved and cared for, before and after they came to me!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

They rescue abandoned rabbits! And they are a great resource for us rabbit parents as their collective knowledge of all things rabbity is vast. We have adopted 7 rabbits from HRS Chicago over the past 19 yrs.

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Donor

Rating: 5

House Rabbit Society is awesome! I have adopted 5 bunnies from them over the last 14years. They are very knowledgeable!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

HRS Chicago works hard to rescue and place rabbits into forever homes. HRS Chicago is more than just the rescue and rehome aspect though, the support given by members and the expert advice given by the owner of HRS Chicago really ensure that when a bunny is adopted through HRS Chicago the human receives a supportive network of people who understand and appreciate rabbits. The bunny may be the one adopted, but the human is adopted into the world of "bunny people" as well and with things like the HRS Picnic, people have a chance to connect and build friendships that stem from rescuing a bunny.

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Donor

Rating: 5

HRS Chicago has been a constant wealth of information, support, advocacy, and friendship. An incredibly bun-dedicated group that truly care about the education and ultimate wellbeing of house bunnies. I am ever grateful to have joined this organisation years ago. Anyone needing solid guidance with buns or a worthy non-profit to adopt from, volunteer with, or donate to - this is it!

1 Michele S.2

Client Served

Rating: 5

Wonderful rescue. I have been getting my adopted rabbits and information from them for years now. Couldn't be happier.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Wonderful organization! Very knowledgeable and helpful.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

HRS Chicago is the best rabbit rescue around. No one works harder or cares more.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

I am so grateful for the wonderful work this group does! I've adopted two amazing bunnies from them, have boarded my babies there, have been to spa days for grooming and photos, and have fostered some rabbits for them. Jan does amazing work taking greens to the bunnies at Dupage ACC and caring for, socializing, and adopting out (with careful vetting!) these precious bunnies. There's no one I'd trust more with my four legged friends!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

It's after midnight, and a young woman (I'll call her Angel) is driving home. The headlights catch a white blur on the side of the road that Angel thinks may be a domestic rabbit. She gets a pet carrier from her trunk (because, of course, that's what an HRS foster mom/volunteer has in the trunk of her car) and goes looking for the animal. She finds a large white & black rabbit with it's left leg just hanging there with such a deep gash, she can see bone. Angel takes the rabbit home where she gives him food & water, and spends hours removing each and every maggot with a tweezers from the rabbit's leg. Angel names the rabbit "Wilder" after her favorite actor Gene Wilder. HRS and Angel take Wilder to their vet and Wilder had his leg and part of his tail amputated. He also had a broken pelvis. Angel and HRS nurse Wilder back to health and began looking for Wilder's forever home, right about the time we were looking to adopt a special rabbit. Fast-forward to today, when Wilder (now "Chester") has been in his forever home for about 5 months. He has a roommate named "Scooter" who has a broken leg, so he understands what being special is all about. Chester's days are spent exploring under the kitchen table, running along carpet runners (think Project Rabbitway), and laying by the window. Chester has heard most noises by now, but can still be a little skittish. This doesn't stop him from enjoying ear massages, head rubs, and running around in circles when he hears the lettuce bag come out of the fridge. Thank you, House rabbit Society for all you have done for Chester. Thank you, Angel, for saving Chester and sharing him with us.

2 Amber Renee Wehrmann H.

Client Served

Rating: 5

House rabbit society of Chicago makes sure their adopters will provide a safe environment for their rabbit. They also make sure the adopter will know how to properly feed, house and care for their new rabbit.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

About 12 years ago I picked up a stray rabbit in my neighborhood.Being a novice bunny owner I was looking for information how to care for him,i came across HRS of Chicago's website.They had info for everyone from novice to expert.It is still my #1 place to go for rabbit questions.I found out about a rabbit spa day they hold several times a year,i decided to go.As they were grooming my rabbit and clipping his nails they noticed a problem with his ear and recommended I see a vet.It turned out to be mites,a common ailment but one that can cause many problems if left untreated,As a beginner rabbit owner I believe their advice saved me a lot of vet bills and my rabbit a lot of pain.I recently adopted a bonded pair from them and couldn't be happier about it!I know they will be there thru the years to help with any questions I might have.They are so committed to making house rabbits have better lives and educating the public on the joys of owning one!I am very glad to have connected with this wonderful group!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

We recieved our two fur babies from HRS Chicago.
Nibbles & Amber (Heather ). They do so much wonderful work saving & protecting rabbits in need of help & love.
I don't know what I would do without bunny love in my life.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I adopted 2 rabbits in late 2016.The thing I like most about this organization is that they follow up with you.If you have any questions about care or behavior they are more then happy to work with you,and they give referrals about anything from good rabbit vets to where to buy good quality hay.It's not hard to tell the people that run this nonprofit love rabbits and only want the best for their adoptees!!If you are looking to adopt a rabbit in the Chicago land area this is definitely the place to go!!!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

HRS Chicago has been rescuing rabbits since 1989. All are spayed/neutered and Health checked before adoption into new homes. All are rescued from open shelters or dire situations and given a new life

2 Beatrix

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

House Rabbit Society of Chicago is a wonderful organization for rabbits and their humans. HRSC is also a member of House Rabbit Society, an international rabbit rescue and education organization. Hop to it and support HRSC and HRS!