Our Mission and History
Founded in the San Francisco Bay Area in 1988
House Rabbit Society is an International Animal Welfare organization with its headquarters here at the House Rabbit Society SF Bay Area location. Our mission has two parts:
- Through our foster program, volunteers coordinate the rescue of at-risk rabbits at the local municipal shelters and find permanent adoptive homes for them.
- Through education, we seek to reduce the number of unwanted rabbits and improve those rabbit’s lives by helping people better understand these often misunderstood companion animals.
In line with this mission we are against the exploitation of rabbits.
The SF Bay Area House Rabbit Society Facility was purchased in 2000 and made possible by our wonderful donors, the fundraising efforts of our volunteers and the support of the rabbit community as a whole. Our facility seeks to further the advancement of rabbit medical care by providing low cost medical services, rabbit surgical training for veterinarians and medical volunteer hours for aspiring RVTs and Veterinarians. We also strive to provide up-to-date health, wellness and behavior by way of digital and in person classes. Through our adoption and foster programs, we aim to save rabbit’s from the threat of euthanasia, build their confidence and trust, and pair them with loving families.
Our facility is located at:
148 Broadway in Richmond, California.
Fridays 11am to 4pm
Saturdays 11am to 4pm
Sunday 12pm to 3pm
Volunteering, Fostering and Boarding are Mondays through Sundays by appointment only.
For infectious disease safety, personal rabbits are allowed onsite by appointment only.
Our Transfer Partners
Our facility works with 35+ California municipal shelters and rescue groups. Through our partnerships we hope to increase the circulation of current rabbit health and wellness practices, help decrease the number of rabbits brought into shelters and improve their overall quality of life. Here are just a few of your local shelters that we partner with:
Animal Services of Elk Grove
Antioch Animal Services
Berkeley Animal Care Services and Animal Shelter
City of Sacramento Animal Care Services
City of San Leandro Animal Control
Contra Costa Animal Services
East County Animal Shelter
Friends of the Alameda Animal Shelter
Hayward Animal Services
Humane Society of Sonoma County
Lassen County Animal Shelter
Marin Humane Society,
County of Merced Animal Services
Monterey County Animal Services
Napa County Animal Shelter
Oakland Animal Services
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA
Pets In Need
Radical Rodent Rescue
Rohnert Park Animal Services
Sacramento County Animal Care and Regulation
San Francisco Animal Care & Control
San Jose Animal Care and Services
San Luis Obispo County – Animal Services Division
Santa Clara County Animal Shelter
Santa Cruz County Animal Services
Silicon Valley Animal Control Authority
Solano County Animal Care
Sonoma County Animal Care And Services
SPCA for Monterey County
Stockton Animal Shelter
Tri-City Animal Shelter
Ventura County Animal Services
Yolo County Animal Services