Rabbit Thymes

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Help MCRS win $1,000!

OxbowThank you to everyone who submitted entries! Oxbow received over 2000 entries and MCRS is one of the finalists.

Now we NEED to have everyone vote EVERY day to help us win part of the $5000. Voting goes through September 4th.

It's easy, get voting! Do it for the buns! These funds will go a long way in helping us help more bunnies find their forever homes!



Bunny Yoga and Hoppy Hour

YogaBunny Yoga at Club Prior (located in Prior Lake) is as cute as it sounds! These lovable bunnies are free to hop and mosey about the room, lounge on the yoga mats or snuggle up and pose with you! Club Prior is partnering with the Minnesota Companion Rabbit Society, Oxbow Animal Health and Blue Bunny Ice Cream on this great event.

The yoga class is open to ages 18+. Families of all ages are invited to join us at Club Prior where you will be able to socialize with the volunteers and their rabbits, learn about cultivating behavioral, medical, social, mental and emotional needs of rabbits and find out more about the opportunities of the adoption process in finding the right forever home.

Saturday, September 9
10:00 - 11:00 - YOGA (BYOM bring your own mat)
11:00 - 12:00 - HOPPY HOUR
$25 (Ages 18+)

Please call Club Prior to pre-register at 952-447-9783. Space is limited. Hope to see you there!

hoppy endings and intakes


TashyI had her perfectly trained to hop into her hutch when I called "Home, Tashy!" But then, before long, she decided that freedom was waaaay better than craisins. (Though, she's so thoroughly bonded to me at this point that when I go to bed, she hops along after me, and hops into her hutch and rears up to await a craisin. Greatly extended run time helped with this.)

We're doing great. She loves loves loves being petted, and my stress level has dropped in the month and a half I've had her. I get all the bunny petting and snuggles I want, I get greeted when I come up the stairs, I get sloppy craisin kisses. My daughter is overjoyed at having a bun in the house again (for the first 8 years of her life, she had a bunny for a big sister). My son is ecstatic to be able to bring the bun her dinner (and likes to make sure she knows where dessert - a strawberry or a couple blueberries - is first). My other half is bemusedly adjusting to this puzzling world of a long-eared cat that doesn't yowl (Tashy's working on him; don't worry).

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HarrietIt is with a heavy heart that I share the passing of Harriet. Her passing was incredibly sudden, so we are hopeful she wasn't in a moment of pain. She had been hopping around my feet in the morning for breakfast, had been eating and drinking normally during the day, and by the time I brought dinner in, she was gone.

We were so lucky to have her as part of our family for the past five years. She made us a family, ignited a love of rabbits, and taught us about patience and compassion. For those of you who knew her, so was sassy little girl who liked things done her way.

She picked out a fellow MCRS friend not long after we adopted her and four years later, she and Meeko finally bonded. They spent the past year living wholly as house rabbits. They spent time grooming each other, sitting smushed together, and running down the hallway from the kitchen to play in the living room. She loved tearing up boxes with Meeko and teaching Meeko how to sneak water from our dog's water dish.

Thank you to all of you who were part of her foster journey until she found her forever home. MCRS volunteers are truly the best.

hoppy endings and intakes

Five bunnies found their forever homes in August: Mystic, Zatanna, Sylvia, Teddy, and Snowflake.

Our newcomers in the month of August were: Snowflake, Sampson, Harold, Dasha, and Sophia.

See all of our adoptable rabbits on Petfinder.com.

open volunteer positions

Two Exciting Volunteer Positions With MCRS

Hoppy Hour Bouncers

Location: Urban Tails in Minneapolis
Date/Time: Hoppy Hours at Urban tails occur every other Friday from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.

Description: Support the MCRS Hoppy Hour by monitoring Rabbits that are participating. Bouncers make sure that everyone (human and Bun) has a fun and safe time at Hoppy Hour by:

  • Setting up the Hoppy Hour space (arrive 15 minutes early)
  • Cleaning up after the rabbits as they play
  • Watching the Rabbits for any stressed or inappropriate behavior (and giving Rabbits breaks with their human when needed)
  • Cleaning up the Hoppy Hour Space (Takes approximately 20 - 30 minutes)

Hoppy Hour Volunteers can let their Bunnies play with the $3 fee waived!

Some Rabbit experience is helpful in this role, but any volunteers will be trained.

Hoppy Hour supports the MCRS mission through raising funds for our work. Volunteers are vital for a fun and safe Hoppy Hour that gives rabbits an opportunity for enrichment and owners a chance to connect!

Interested? Check out this link and sign up!

Foster Homes

There are over 1000 homeless rabbits in the Twin Cities every year. Each of these rabbits needs a place to stay until a permanent home can be found. MCRS works with shelters to take 'overflow' and special needs rabbits that are not doing well in shelters. Often, all these rabbits need is a less stressful environment, some one-on-one attention, or even just a little more time. Providing a foster home for one of these rabbits can be a very rewarding experience and literally saves a life!

If you are interested or would like more information about either of these opportunities contact us at info@mncompanionrabbit.org.

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Other Ways to Help MCRS

Amazon Smile Amazon Smile

This is an easy way to support MCRS if you are an Amazon shopper! Use your log-in with their Amazon Smile program, and select MCRS to receive a 5% donation from your eligible purchases. You will find us listed by our IRS ID, "Companion Rabbit Network."


Our Amazon Wish List

Just add something from our Wish List to your next order and bring it along to Hoppy Hour or an Adoption Event!

You can view our Wish List here: http://smile.amazon.com/registry/wishlist/39W2LQYDSMSN6

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Special events

•Sept 3 HH & Supply Sales in SSP
•Sept 6 HH & Supply Sales in SSP
•Sept 8 HH in Uptown
•Sept 10HH in Golden Valley
•Sept 11 Bunny Basics in Golden Valley
•Sept 13 HH & Supply Sales in SSP
•Sept 16 Adoption Event in SSP
•Sept 17 HH & Supply Sales in SSP
•Sept 20 HH & Supply Sales in SSP
•Sept 22 HH in Uptown
•Sept 24HH in Golden Valley
•Sept 26 Bunny Basics in Wodbury
•Sept 27 HH & Supply Sales in SSP
•Sept 30 Adoption Event in SSP
•Oct 1 HH & Supply Sales in SSP
•Oct 4 HH & Supply Sales in SSP
•Oct 6 HH in Uptown
•Oct 8HH in Golden Valley
•Oct 9 Bunny Basics in Golden Valley

see our website for the full calendar and additional information.


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Did you know that in addition to hay and pellets we have a lot of other great items for sale?


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Rabbit Toys!
MCRS offers lots of different kind of toys for rabbit. The Slim Bun balls are great for the clever rabbit. For the pro-ball bun, we have footballs, soccer balls of the chewable kind. We have hideaways for the shy buns. Stop in today to see what special toy that would be perfect for your rabbit!

To purchase supplies from our South Saint Paul location, check our events calendar for the next supply sale!


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