How to Find Rabbits for Sale in Your Area (And How Rabbit Breeders Can Advertise on Raising-Rabbits.com)
It's not always easy to find rabbits for sale in your area! So, here are 13 ways you can use to find your chosen rabbit
And, here are 5 ways rabbit breeders can advertise their rabbits and rabbit-related products on Raising-Rabbits!
How to Find Rabbits for Sale
1) Check with our Featured Rabbitries
Each Featured Rabbitry has a full webpage with lots of great pictures and information about their rabbits, rabbitry, and any additional products or services offered. Are any of the following rabbitries within traveling distance to you?
Check neighboring states as well, if you are willing to drive the distance in order to acquire the rabbit(s) of your choice.
3) Check our Rabbit Classifieds page.
Our Rabbit Classifieds page includes 30-day temporary listings of rabbits for sale and rabbits wanted. Check the page frequently as it is well-trafficked, and the listings may change quickly!
4) Use the Search Bar Function on Raising-Rabbits
On the Raising-Rabbits website, the Google search function is found very near the top of the right hand column. It says, "Search Raising-Rabbits." Enter your search term into the white bar just below and hit the gray "search" button. For example, if you're looking for English Lop rabbits, enter "English Lop," and hit "Search."
The search will return a page on which are listed all the times English Lops are mentioned on Raising-Rabbits. This will include breeders and/or owners advertising English Lops on this website. This will hopefully help you find the rabbits for sale you are looking for. Try it!
Additionally, use search terms in your favorite social media platforms, terms such as rabbits in your state, and breed of your choice, to find rabbit owners and breeders with the rabbits you are hoping to find.
6) Look for a rabbit at your local feed store or pet shop
Even if they have no rabbits at the time, they might have a lead on a reputable rabbit breeder in your town.
7) Attend an ARBA, or BRC (or other sponsored) rabbit show.
ARBA-sanctioned showsoccur throughout the year in every state and even internationally. You are sure to find a breeder of your desired breed, OR someone who knows where you can find your desired breed of rabbit.
8) Check your local animal shelter for available rabbits.
Rabbits may be available at a local shelter. When looking to adopt from a shelter, ask lots of questions such as:
Who runs the shelter?
Why is the rabbit here?
Does the rabbit have any health or behavioral issues I should be aware of before purchasing?
If you find a shelter with a LOT of rabbits -- PLEASE ask questions. It could be the rabbits were voluntarily surrendered. But it might happen that those rabbits were illegally 'rescued,' meaning stolen under the color or pretense of law.
There is a dark underbelly to the 'rabbit
rescue' industry. See 200 Rabbits, a shocking example of the lengths radical extremist animal
rights groups are going to in order to put rabbit breeders out of business.
If your local shelter has a no-kill policy, be extra careful. The problem isn't the 'no kill' philosophy, by itself.
The problem is an unwillingness to euthanize a sick rabbit for which
there is no hope of recovery. Such a rabbit should not be forced to live in prolonged suffering or sold to people who won't be able to care for it. Sneezing rabbits fall into this category. Be wise - avoid any rabbit with moisture around the
nose, as well as any rabbit housed in proximity to that rabbit.
9) Search the National Rabbit Club in Your Country.
In the United States, Canada, and Japan, the national rabbit club is the American Rabbit Breeders Association (ARBA). ARBA has an ARBA Breeders listing which includes a great number of member breeders. Listings include the state where the breeder lives, contact information, and the breeds each breeder raises. Additionally, many states in the US have statewide rabbit breeder associations. The info can all be found on the ARBA website, linked above, AND on our All Rabbit Breeds page. See #10 below.
In the United Kingdom: The BRC maintains a Breeder Directory on their website. If the breed you are searching for is not represented, you can at least contact the organization for further guidance.
10) Search for a national breed club website for the rabbit breed you want.
Nearly every breed recognized by the ARBA has a national rabbit breed club. Our All
Rabbit Breeds page contains links to these
breed clubs, if we could find the information. Many of these breed websites also include a
breeders listing, including location of breeders by state.
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11) Place a (FREE!) Classified Ad on Raising-Rabbits!
Our Rabbit Classified Ads page has a huge "rabbits wanted" section! Give us a shout out by filling out the rabbit classified request form, select the "Rabbit Wanted" button, tell us a little bit of details by following the suggestions in the request form, and then hit the "Send" button. Your ad will go up within 48-72 hours. I expect quick results for you! Get a Classified Ad
12) Search the Internet.
Use Duck Duck Go or another search engine to search for the type of rabbit you're looking for (include your location in your search term), or use Craigslist, for example.
(Regrettably, some animal activists in some areas have nothing better to do with their time than haunt the Craigslist rabbits for sale postings and flag them all for take-down. We're not sure when Craigslist is going to wake up to this abuse of their service, but until then, that's why we maintain listings of rabbits for sale in your state.)
13) You could even try the old-fashioned way...
Ask around! Word-of-mouth may yield some good information. Check your newspaper's classified ads section, or the Pennysaver or similar classified circular.
Want to buy a pet rabbit of a particular breed?
Our Pet Rabbits for Sale page offers some frequently asked questions and answers to help you obtain a wonderful - and healthy - pet rabbit. If you need help finding your pet rabbit, return to this page for some great ideas for locating a rabbit as a pet.
Try following one or more of the above suggestions.
One way or another, you should be able to find someone not too far from you who raises the breed you're interested in!
Rabbit Breeders and Rabbit Owners: Here's How Raising-Rabbits Can Help You Sell Your Rabbits
We offer FIVE ways to help you sell your rabbits. Find all the details here, or clicking on the various links below will take you to the specific information you're interested in....
1) Advertise Your Rabbitry on Your Own Featured Rabbitry Page on Raising-Rabbits.com!
Why should people purchase your rabbits?
Tell them why, with a Dedicated Web Page on Raising-Rabbits.com that features your Rabbitry.
This is a subscription service. We will accept your "publish-ready copy," or we can write the page for you with the information you provide. Additionally, we place multiple links to your website on nearly every page on Raising Rabbits. This is an exciting opportunity for your rabbitry business!
2) Premium Rabbitry Service with Your Featured Rabbitry Page
Add to your Featured Rabbitry subscription our premium rabbitry service!
With the Premium Rabbitry Service, we will update and refresh your featured rabbitry page with all your new rabbits for sale, and new, upcoming litters. You let us know, and we'll keep your page completely updated. In addition to placing site-wide links to your page, we will add your updated info to the Rabbit Classified Ads page on a monthly basis. See Premium Rabbitry Service
"Thank you so much for your website... we are no longer able to handle the number of inquiries we get from Raising-Rabbits.com!" (Timothy L, CA)
3) FREE Rabbits for Sale Listing, for Rabbitry Owners and Breeders
List your healthy pet and show rabbits on Raising-Rabbits.com for free!
We will place your free listing on a rabbits-for-sale-in-your-state page. This listing will remain until you let us know you don't need it any more. We certainly appreciate being advised of any necessary changes to the details, and will update your listing freely.
No Cost, No Unfair Flagging or Ad Removal, and BIG Publicity (thanks to Raising-Rabbit's high traffic rates)
Add monthly updates to your free rabbits for sale listing! Your listing is free, but for a minimal monthly fee, you can let us know about your new litters or other additional changes to your listing, and we will keep your listing refreshed.
Additionally, we'll add your updates to the Classified Ads page on a monthly basis, resulting in even more publicity for your rabbitry. Details are here.
5) Rabbit Classified Ads for Buying or Selling
For One-Time (or very occasional) Rabbit Sellers: If you have a single litter for whom you'd like to find buyers, feel free to request a temporary rabbit classifieds listing. (Or, leave a post on the Raising-Rabbits Facebook page, or both!)