Founded in 1988, House Rabbit Society is a nonprofit animal welfare organization with headquarters in Richmond, California, with a mission of rabbit rescue and education. When our headquarters location opened in 2000, we were the first all-rabbit shelter in the country; now multiple House Rabbit Society chapters also have rescue facilities throughout the United States. Over the past 30 years, House Rabbit Society has grown from 300 to thousands of members, with chapters in 25 states plus Canada, Italy, and Australia. Since its founding, together with House Rabbit Society chapters, over 40,000 rabbits have been rescued across the U.S.
House Rabbit Society also seeks to reduce the number of unwanted rabbits—and to improve bunnies’ lives—by helping people better understand these often-misunderstood companion animals. Our adoption process emphasizes the unique nature of rabbits and how adopters can provide them a safe and loving home. Our website, rabbit.org, is accessed thousands of times a day by people in dozens of countries around the world who are seeking information on proper rabbit care, health, and behavior.