Consider these suggestions to help you find your chosen rabbit or breed.
Find the links to these pages below.
Our Classified Ads for Rabbits page includes 30 day listings for rabbits for sale and rabbits wanted.
Even if they have no rabbits at the time, they might have a lead on a
reputable rabbit breeder in your town.
The ARBA has an ARBA Breeders listing which includes a great number of member breeders, including the state where the breeder lives, contact information, and the breeds each breeder raises.
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.
ARBA-sanctioned shows occur 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.
Just so you know, we've discovered that 'rabbit
overpopulation' is actually a myth perpetrated by animal rights
organizations. But, your local animal shelter might have a few rabbits available.
There is a dark underbelly to the 'rabbit rescue' industry. 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. See 200 Rabbits - a shocking example of the lengths animal rights groups are going 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 remain in the pet
rabbit pool. 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.
Use Google 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 have listings of rabbits for sale in your state below.)
Ask around! Word-of-mouth may yield some good information. Check your newspaper's classified ads section, or the Pennysaver or similar classified circular.
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.
Below are links to our state-by-state lists of rabbitries that will likely have rabbits available now and again throughout the year. Plus, don't forget to scroll to the bottom of the page, where you might find a rabbit or two listed for sale in the Facebook comments.
One-Time Rabbit Sellers: If you have a single litter for whom you'd like to find buyers, feel free to request a classified ads for rabbits temporary listing. Or, click on your state's link below, and then scroll to the bottom of the page to the Facebook comment section. This is where you can leave a comment detailing the rabbits you'd like to sell or give away. (Or, leave a post on the Raising-Rabbits Facebook page, or both!)
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.