Reputable pet stores, such as PETsMART and PETCO, offer adoption services for rabbits in lieu of selling them, according to Petfinder. The Humane Society of the United States also recommends visiting animal shelters and rescue missions first or buying a rabbit from a reputable breeder.
Rabbits can make good house pets, according to Doctors Foster and Smith's peteducation.com. Like all animals, they have special needs that should be given thorough consideration prior to adoption or purchase. Rabbits require constant cage cleaning, fresh vegetables, attention and daily exercise. Both male and female rabbits mature for breeding within two to three months of birth.