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Greening Your Pet Care Book Review and Giveaway

In my article, 7 Ways Rabbits are Eco-Friendly Pets, I point out ways in which rabbits are innately eco-friendly, like their naturally vegan diet and their compostable poop. You can even ramp up your rabbit’s eco-friendliness by growing your own rabbit food and buying hay direct from a local farmer.

If these ideas appeal to you, you can delve further into the topic with a new book out now by journalist and animal advocate Darcy Matheson called Greening Your Pet Care: Reduce Your Animal’s Carbon Paw Print.

Early on in the book, Matheson provides a compelling argument about why we should consider and address our pets’ environmental impact:

The carbon footprint of our family pets is poised to grow exponentially in coming years. The number of household pets has more than doubled in the US since the 1970s, says the Humane Society, and tens of millions of North Americans now share their homes — and lives — with animals.

Covering ideas such as shopping locally, buying in bulk, and making your own household (and pet-safe) cleaners, Matheson starts off with eco-friendly actions that can be applied to any pet care situation. In subsequent chapters, she dives into specifics for dogs, cats, rabbits, small animals, mini pigs, birds, reptiles & amphibians, and fish. The rabbit chapter has expert advice from rabbit rescue founders, rabbit-savvy vets, and, if you take a gander at the gardening and composting sections, you might see a quote or two from yours truly.

Rabbit eating carrot top

Greening your pet care may seem like a difficult challenge at first. But Matheson breaks down the different steps in a very intuitive and encouraging manner. If you would like to learn more or purchase the book, see:

And now for some exciting news! Self-Counsel Press is giving away a copy of Greening Your Pet Care to one lucky My House Rabbit fan. Enter the contest using the Rafflecopter widget below:

a Rafflecopter giveaway

The contest ends on Sunday, May 22, 11:59pm EST and is open to residents of the continental United States and Canada only.  

We want to hear from you! What do you think about eco-friendly pet care? Is it something you would consider? Have you already taken steps to reduce your pet’s carbon paw print? Tell us in the comments below!


Personalized Bunny Print Giveaway

Personalized bunny print

Win this personalized bunny print by entering our giveaway contest!

Just in time for Easter, My House Rabbit and Grizzly Bear Greetings are hosting a giveaway for a personalized bunny print! Customize this design with your child’s or pet bunny’s name and select one of four bunny colors: brown, white, grey or black. (See color choices here.)

This vibrant design is printed on heavyweight 100% cotton rag, acid-free paper with a matte finish. Print measures 8 x 10 inches and is centered on an 8.5 x 11 inch sheet. Giveaway is for print only. Frame and mat not included. Colors may vary a bit from your screen vs. the actual print colors.

Learn more about this print >


  • To enter, like Grizzly Bear Greetings’s Facebook page and My House Rabbit’s Facebook page, and then comment below with the name you’d like on the print and your color choice (brown, white, grey or black).
  • One entry per person. Winner will be randomly selected.
  • Be sure to include your email address so we can contact you for your mailing address if you win. (We will not use your email address for any other purpose.)
  • Print will be mailed via USPS First Class Mail within two business days of receipt of mailing address. We make no guarantee that the print will arrive before Easter.
  • Contest is open worldwide and ends Sunday, March 10 at 11:59 pm EST.

UPDATE: Congratulations to our winner, Becky S. and her bunny, Babs.

Bunny Holiday Card Giveaway

Bunny Christmas Cards by GrizzlyBearGreetings

Choose from three fabulous bunny holiday card designs in My House Rabbit’s giveaway.

It’s that time of year again! It’s time to think about sending out those holiday greetings.  We’re hosting a giveaway featuring a set of six bunny holiday cards by Grizzly Bear Greetings.

You can choose one of the following three designs (or create an assortment of all three):

The designs are printed on 100% recycled card stock with a matte finish. Cards measure 5.5 x 4.25 inches when folded. Comes with six A2 white 100% recycled envelopes. Inside greeting (Happy Holidays, Merry Christmas, Season’s Greetings, etc.) can be customized.


  • To enter, comment below with your answer to this question: What’s your best piece of advice for new bunny owners?
  • Be sure to include your email address so we can contact you for your card preference and mailing address if you win.  Contest is open worldwide and ends Thursday, November 8 at 11:59 pm EST.

UPDATE:  Congratulations to our winner Amber!

Canadian Rabbit Rescue Wins $10,000

Adoptable rabbit at Rabbit Rescue, Inc.

Anastasia, one of several rabbits under the care of Rabbit Rescue, Inc. who is up for adoption.

A couple months ago, we posted about a Canadian rabbit rescue in the running for a large grant.  The results are in, and Rabbit Rescue, Inc. of Ontario won the runner up prize of $10,000 with 9,300 votes!

The funding comes at a time when the rabbit charity will need the extra support.  Year after year, Easter marks a time when people purchase bunnies for their young children without fully understanding the responsibility and commitment of owning a rabbit.  The majority of these impulse buys end up in shelters and rescues.

For more information, see:

Rabbit Rescue, Inc.

Take Part in Petfinder’s Adopt the Internet Day on March 15

Petfinder Adopt-the-Internet DayTo celebrate its 15th birthday, Petfinder is launching a campaign to spread the word about animal adoption on March 15, 2011. There are many ways to get the message out including:

  • Writing about pet adoption on your blog, website, Facebook page, or Twitter account
  • Adding a badge (like the one shown on the right) to your website or blog
  • Captioning a Petfinder adoptable photo on I Can Has Cheezburger

You can focus more on spreading the word about rabbit adoption in the following ways:

Rabbit Fosterer Donates Prize Money to Rabbit Rescue

Ray Milkey of Los Altos, CA won $1000 when the photo he entered of his two foster bunnies was chosen as the best entry for PetSource.org‘s “Cutest Baby Pet” contest. He has generously opted to give the prize money to The Rabbit Haven, the shelter where the two baby dwarf hotot rabbits, Lassen and Denali, came from. Due to the popularity of the contest, Lassen has already been adopted, and with any luck, Denali will find a forever home soon too.

For more info: http://www.santacruzsentinel.com/ci_9308508