House Rabbit Society

In honor of International Rabbit Day, this week PetravelR™ features House Rabbit Society on “Adopt a Friend.”

HRSNewBanner_615x150 House Rabbit Society (HRS) is a volunteer-based nonprofit organization with two primary goals:

  • To rescue abandoned rabbits and find permanent homes for them, and
  • To educate the public and assist humane societies, through publications on rabbit care, phone consultation, and classes upon request.

HRS has 31 chapters in 22 states plus Canada and Italy, and educators and fosterers in an additional 10 states plus Canada, Hong Kong, Singapore, Japan, and Australia. HRS also runs a one-of-a-kind Adoption and Education Center in Richmond, California.  Since HRS was founded in 1988, over 30,000 rabbits have been rescued through our foster homes across the United States.

HRSfaceofrescueHouse Rabbit Society believes that ALL rabbits are valuable as individuals, regardless of breed purity, temperament, state of health, or relationship to humans. The welfare of all rabbits is HRS’s primary consideration.  It is in the best interest of domestic rabbits to be neutered/spayed, to live in human housing where supervision and protection are provided, and to be treated for illnesses by veterinarians.  Domestic rabbits are companion animals and should be afforded at least the same individual rights, level of care, and opportunity for longevity as commonly afforded to dogs and cats who live as human companions.








Visit the HRS website to learn all about rabbit care, health, and behavior.  While you’re there, enjoy some fun stuff and get more information about adopting a house rabbit.

And watch this heartwarming video about some of House Rabbit Society’s success stories:

HRSanimatedLopRabbitJoin the more than 7,000 HRS members world-wide who want to make the world a better place for rabbits.  You can also support HRS by sponsoring a rabbit, supporting HRS chapters, legacy giving, employer matching gifts, a one-time or monthly donation and by shopping to benefit rabbit rescue.


PetravelR™ urges you to support your local shelters and rescues by adopting, volunteering, and donating. And remember that spaying and neutering helps reduce overpopulation and makes your pets better family members.


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