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About Great Lakes Rabbit Sanctuary

Since 1995 Great Lakes Rabbit Sanctuary (GLRS) has provided a safe haven for abandoned, abused, and neglected domestic rabbits as well as other animals. Formerly named “PigHoppers,” in 2003 we decided the overwhelming need in our area was to provide for domestic rabbits in particular. As a result, we changed our name and focus.

SabrinaWe rescue rabbits from all across Michigan, and when able, from other areas of the United States as well. After their arrival at GLRS, the rabbits are given proper medical care if necessary, spayed or neutered, and are then ready to meet their potential adoptors! GLRS is a no-kill facility. Those rabbits who are not eligible for adoption, either due to health or temperament, live out their lives peacefully at the sanctuary.

The Bunny BarnThe Bunny Barn houses all the adoptable rabbits waiting for their forever home. In addition, we have several other barns with access to predator-proof outdoor areas where the long-term residents laze about contentedly.

In addition to providing a safe and loving environment, GLRS also strives to educate the public about domestic rabbits. Our current educational efforts include teaching our free class, “Bunny Basics,” to new and prospective rabbit caregivers, distributing our Bunny Basics pamphlet free of charge, and participating in educational and adoption events that give us the opportunity to discuss rabbit care and behavior with the public.

When an individual calls to surrender their rabbit, we try to find out why in an effort to help them keep the rabbit – sometimes people just need a lesson on “bunny proofing” their house, or an explanation of rabbit behavior and a referral to a veterinarian for spay or neuter surgery. We take in as many rabbits needing sanctuary as we can, especially those who have been abandoned or neglected; our hope is that our educational efforts will mean fewer rabbits will be in need of sanctuary in the future.


©2014 Great Lakes Rabbit Sanctuary. The mission of Great Lakes Rabbit Sanctuary is to provide sanctuary to rescued rabbits,
and to educate the public regarding the joys of house rabbits, proper rabbit care, rabbit health, and rabbit behavior.
P.O. Box 7, Whittaker, MI 48190 • (734) 461-1726
GLRS is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization and all donations are tax-deductible. Our federal tax ID# is 38-3241481.