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Our story begins with an 8 year old boy who was determined to prevent the pet rabbit abandonment cycle while getting kids excited about learning.

Then after seeing the comfort dogs in action at Sandy Hook, he crafted a plan to mobilize comfort bunnies in wagons.

Our youth-led, service-learning nonprofit organization aims to share hope & hoppiness. Thanks for stopping by!

Our private 22 acre main island is nestled in the Mississippi National River Recreation Area (National Park)  in Minnesota, USA.   

It's a natural site for training comfort rabbits


Our service-learning organization's primary motivation remains care  of the the rabbits who live indoors year round in our extensive foster home system and at a rented farm.  Like all organizations, COVID has greatly stretched and challenged us to find new paths to keep our doors as open as our hearts. 

We mobilize animal handler teams to bring comfort during times of loneliness, stress, trauma and grief... and we love creating opportunities for people to visit with the rabbits in our program.


Youth guardians  oversee the care of the Comfort Rabbits in Training during their outings to and from the island. 
These service-learning opportunities are key to our model as we aim to follow best practices and share them with others. 
During warmer months we have hosted bunny playdates in the pasture,  but our educational programs have been year round.  With COVID almost all our programs came to a stan still.  Now we have been slowly moving forward to reopening, taking bunnies to memorials while finally moving into the farm, working to implement all the plans to make our site sustainable for the rabbits under our care.

The Need for Connection 

COVID has only amplified the need for connection, community and kindness.

Although animal interactions are a proven source of mental health support during times of loneliness, tragedy and grief, the request for services are largely left unmet.   

Service providers have relied almost exclusively on pet owners, but there simply aren't enough volunteer teams to go around...

Our plan for summer is to prepare to scale  by mobilizing  teams who will visit senior centers & hospice sites while we train more comfort bunnies out on Peacebunny Island.  And those which are especially calm will be trained as registered therapy animals working with healthcare providers including therapists and counselors.

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