Sharing Hugs, Hope and Hoppiness


This private 22 acre main island is a natural, sustainable oasis nestled in the Mississippi National River Recreation Area (National Park) near river mile 832 in Minnesota, USA.   

Youth guardians  care for the Comfort Rabbits in Training during their outings together to and from the island where they spend warm lazy summer days on the main island or go island hopping by boat to our nearby partner islands we call "Hope" and "Hoppiness." 

The rabbits live year round at Peacebunny Cottage  when they are not at events or at foster homes.   During warmer months we host bunny playdates in the pasture,  but our educational programs continue year round and will open again for in person activities once its safe...    


For now we will share the best we can from here and livestream events. 

Hope you will fill out the VISIT US form so we have your contact information to let you know when we start hosting events again.


Watch "Rock the Park" Episode 
about Peacebunny Island
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"My vision for Peacebunny Island started several years ago when
an endangered American Blue rabbit named Paxton Peacebunny
decided to adopt me.


I told Pax that I knew it would take a bunch of dreamers
with a pure heart to create such a special place.

And it took some work, but I found them."

Caleb Smith (2018) -- now 16 years old




Engage Youth in E-STEM Service-Learning  while training endangered/exotic breeds to become Comfort Animals



Win-Win: You get a bunny visit (or a basket or a bunnypalooza!) and together we raise funds for their care

Subscribing to this site & our Youtube Channel will help us attract sponsors that align with our vision.


Wear or gift our t-shirts --  Thanks for sporting our brand & sharing our story with others, all while helping us raise funds


We LOVE suggestions and questions.  Let us know what you're thinking or offer ways to make this project even better.


Give a tribute donation.  Be sure to let us know the name of your loved one and/or fuzzy friend who you're honoring so we can write their name in the Island's rock garden.


Enjoy an hour with bunnies hopping in the lush pasture at Peacebunny Cottage, attend Bunny  Boot Camp, or Little Vet classes for kids.  Our events rise funds for the bunnies'  care...  Open to public once its safe again

Huckleberry Peacebunny and Bandit, two rabbits in the pasture at Peacebunny Cottage, getting ready for their journey to Peacebunny Island.  These rabbits are the inspiration behind the Calm Sleep Story, the Tale of Peacebunny Island

The Tale of Peacebunny Island, a fictional audiobook bedtime story co-authored by Caleb Smith for CALM.
Narrated by Steven Lyons  
 Released June 2019




Peacebunny Island


PO Box 202, Newport Minnesota USA 55055

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