Sonoma County Bunfest

A day of fun, learning, and (of course!) absolute cuteness!

We hope to see you in 2023!

Watch this year's talks

An afternoon all about bunnies

Join us at the fourth annual Sonoma County Bunfest, celebrating bunnies and their friends with educational speakers and local rescue organizations.

  • Educational speakers—learn about bunny care and more
  • Join from the comfort of your own home
  • Virtually meet adoptable rabbits
  • And more!

Coming Soon...

We hope to restart our monthly Bunny Days soon! We miss you and your furry friends, and can't wait to see you again. Keep an eye on the RPAS website for more updates.

Official schedule

Saturday, April 30, 2022 ~ from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m.

Watch past talks now


Time Event
10:00-10:15 Welcome and Adoptable rabbits at Rohnert Park Animal Services
10:15-11:15 Dr. Anthony Pilny – Update on the Rabbit Hemorrhagic Disease Virus
11:15-11:30 Adoptable Rabbits at the Sonoma County Humane Society
11:30-12:30 Shannon Ryan – Bunny-Centric Bonding, Where EveryBun Thrives
12:30-12:45 Adoptable Rabbits at The Rabbit Haven
12:45-1:30 Marcy Berman – Bunny 101
1:30-1:45 Adoptable Rabbits at House Rabbit Society
1:45-2:30 Ray Okamoto – Rabbit Nose to Tail Home Health check and Bunny Warning Signs
2:30-2:45 Adoptable Rabbits at SaveABunny
2:45-3:00 Closing - where to find further resources


Update on the Rabbit Hemorrhagic Disease Virus

Dr Anthony A. Pilny

Veterinary Advisor for the House Rabbit Society and member of the RHDV2 Task Force

Dr. Pilny has lectured nationally and internationally about avian and exotic pet medicine and has published numerous scientific articles and book chapters on birds, rabbits, and other exotic species. Dr. Pilny is a member of the Association of Avian Veterinarians, Association of Exotic Mammal Veterinarians, Arizona Veterinary Medical Association, and the American Veterinary Medical Association. He currently serves as the consulting medical director of the House Rabbit Society and is a member of the RHDV2 task force. He also serves on the advisory boards of The Avian Welfare Coalition and One Earth Conservation and chair of the Welfare Committee for the Association of Avian Veterinarians.

Dr. Pilny currently works at Arizona Exotic Animal Hospital in Phoenix, Arizona and has devoted the last 19 years to exotic pet veterinary practice with a focus on animal welfare.

Bunny-Centric Bonding, Where EveryBun Thrives

Shannon Ryan

Founder of Hoolibuns

Shannon Ryan is the Founder of Hoolibuns, a bunny-centric organization helping everybun thrive with fear-free bonding, behavior coaching and lifestyle support.

Shannon fell in love with bunnies from an early age, is passionate about rehabilitating special needs buns and celebrates the intelligent, curious, and social nature of rabbits.

She is Fear Free® Certified and is a long-term volunteer and Licensed National Educator with House Rabbit Society (HRS), a non-profit global rabbit rescue and education organization.

Learn about Shannon

Bunny 101

Marcy Berman

Founder and Executive Director, SaveABunny, Inc.

Marcy Berman is the Founder and Executive Director of, an award-winning non-profit rabbit rescue group based in Mill Valley, CA. After falling under the spell of a spirited stray rabbit she found in 1999, Marcy left a corporate marketing and advertising career to focus on advocating for and raising awareness of rabbits as loving, intelligent and beloved indoor companion animals. Appalled by the near 100% euthaniasia rates of rabbits at many shelters, Marcy created SaveABunny to be a last chance rescue and healing sanctuary for those rabbits in most urgent need.

Learn about SaveABunny

Rabbit Nose to Tail Home Health check and Bunny Warning Signs

Ray Okamoto

SaveABunny Rabbit Volunteer

Ray is a volunteer at SaveABunny. Ray’s family has adopted 6 rescued indoor rabbits. He has worked with rabbits for over 14 years. He specializes in the care for new born Mom/kits, orphans and rabbits with medical needs. He was a shelter advocate for the local shelter an is an expert of the rescue of “road side rabbit rescue”. He has used his Nose To Tail evaluation on rabbits at a local shelter and during rabbit rescue.


To register for Bunfest, please visit

If you have registered for community services classes before, you will already have an account set-up. If not, you will just need to create one, which is very simple!

Once logged into your account, just follow these easy steps.

  • Click on “Schedule”
  • Select “Special Event Pre-Registration”
  • You will see “Virtual Sonoma County Bunfest” and be able to register

Register Now

Another option to register for Bunfest is to call the Rohnert Park Community Center at 707-588-3456, Monday – Friday from 8am – 5pm.

If you have any questions about Bunfest, please call the Rohnert Park Animal Shelter at 707-584-3057

Resources & supplies

Here's a list of great online resources for all your bunny enrichment needs!
You can find delicious and safe chew toys, cozy cottages, and more.

Resources & Supplies

List of rabbit-savvy veterinarians