About Us

House Rabbit Society (HRS) is an international nonprofit animal welfare organization with two primary goals:

  • To rescue abandoned rabbits and find permanent homes for them and
  • Through education, we seek to reduce the number of unwanted rabbits — and to improve bunnies’ lives — by helping people better understand these often misunderstood companion animals.

Our philosophy of rescuing and educating to elevate the plight of domestic rabbits is what drives us. We operate an adoption and education center at our international headquarters in Richmond, California.

Since House Rabbit Society was founded in 1988, over 45,000 rabbits have been rescued through our national rabbit center and our 30 local chapters across the United States and the world. Many of these bunnies had run out of time at animal shelters and were scheduled for euthanasia; others had been deemed “unadoptable” because of age, health, or disposition. HRS is able to spend time getting to know each individual bunny and can then match him or her with an appropriate home. We neuter/spay all incoming rabbits, obtain any necessary veterinary care, and attend to their social needs.

Please help us with our mission and donate today.

House Rabbit Society
148 Broadway
Richmond, CA 94804





House Rabbit Society’s web site went online in November of 1994. Originally we were located at MIT’s CSAIL research group, and in the summer of 1996 we acquired our own domain name and moved the site to its current location. Since then, millions of people have visited our site; we’ve had over 100 million hits to date.

Paige Parsons created the original version of rabbit.org in 1994. She originally designed and implemented the site on a Macintosh using BBEdit and Photoshop. Visit Paige’s personal web page to find out more about Paige and her rabbits.

In 2012 we migrated the site to WordPress. We will be doing a major upgrate to our website in 2022. If you have web design, graphic design, photography or wordpress skills that you can lends to the cause, we’d love to hear from you about volunteering. Please email [email protected] to get involved.

The resources supporting our site are provided courtesy of Hurricane Electric.