Hoolibuns was founded by Shannon Ryan, who fell in love with bunnies from an early age and has had as many as nine buns at one time in her family.
As an adult, she attempted to bond her first few rabbits and quickly gave up as many humans do. When her oldest girl bun, MG, finally found love, Shannon was in awe of how quickly they became attached and happier. She was even more surprised by how much stronger her relationship with each bun grew, and is now helping others to share in this same bliss.
One of her greatest passions is rehabilitating special needs buns and helping them live their best lives.
Shannon is a long-term volunteer and National Educator with House Rabbit Society (HRS), a non-profit global rabbit rescue and education organization. She supports the organization in a variety of capacities, including education, emergency rescue and medical transportation, and care and grooming for special needs bunnies at HRS HQ.
In addition to her work with HRS, Shannon works with many other rabbit rescue organizations and initiatives in the San Francisco Bay Area, including Contra Costa Rabbit Rescue and local rescue efforts of abandoned rabbits.
She has worked with all types of buns and has in-depth and diverse experience across a broad spectrum of breeds, personalities, behavior, environments, and specialized care.
Rabbits are intelligent, curious and social creatures that crave happiness, love, stimulation, and empathy just as humans do.
Shannon's approach is bunny-centric and fear-free. She customizes her guidance and services based on the buns, environment and guardians to help everybun thrive in their home, with other buns and with their family.
She is Fear Free Certified and is a Licensed National Educator for HRS.
MG is Hoolibuns' CEO. She's the ultimate alpha (even above Shannon!) with keen decision-making skills, attention to detail, and a veteran in human and rabbit management, including her boyfriend Peanut. MG is empathy-driven and instills this approach in all the Hoolibuns (including her mom).
Jon Snow aka Snowy is Hoolibuns' office manager. He's a very hands-off manager but has high standards. Snowy enjoys a quiet and comfortable office environment to help drive productivity.
Aspen is Hoolibuns' Head of HR (that's Hoolibuns' Resources). He's talented in recruiting all bun resources such as hay, greens and treats for the team. Aspen is a patient and kind leader that strives for a balanced environment, figuratively and literally, as he has severe head tilt.
Peanut aka Quixote is Hoolibuns' Head of Culture. He has the energy and charisma of all Hoolibuns combined that he channels from his neurological impairment He rallies the troops, his girlfriend MG, blankets, and toys with motivational glee. He is often called Don Quixote given his idealism and nobility.
Parker is Hoolibuns' Head of IT and joined after being rescued from the Napa fires. She is intelligent and savvy, and prefers dark server like environments aka bunny forts with her boyfriend Aspen for most of her days. You will want her with you if you ever get stuck in an escape room, she can break out of any situation with ease.
Izzy is Hoolibuns' Head of Operations and our newest team member. She is keenly aware of every detail that makes Hoolibuns operate smoothly. Izzy has a neurological condition that impacts her balance but that doesn't slow her down.
Onyx was Hoolibuns' Head of Security. She was the first special needs bunny at Hoolibuns with head tilt but that didn't slow her down. Her bun hearing was super-powered with stealth abilities to be anywhere and everywhere a treat situation might be occurring.
Roomba was Hoolibuns' Jack of All Trades and the ultimate hacker. He suffered a severe spinal injury at a very early age prior to Hoolibuns and he taught all of the Hoolibuns about perseverance and how to let your inner charisma shine. He overcame, aka hacked his way through, the obstacles of his disability to live a thriving and joyous life with a bigger than life personality. Hoolibuns was created in dedication to his memory.