Please familiarise yourself with Freeads policies regarding the rehoming of pets on the site:

  1. Please consider rehoming a rescue pet. There are many wonderful pets in need of adoption and a loving forever home. Remember a young pet needs lots of attention and an older animal can often be a better choice for many families.
  2. No puppy or kitten may be rehomed before the age of 8 weeks.
  3. No puppy or kitten under 6 months of age can be advertised for rehoming on our website by a 3rd party.
  4. Puppies or kittens under the age of 6 months may only be listed by the breeder responsible for their mother (or rescue centre if appropriate).
  5. Pets should not be advertised for rehoming until they are fully weaned and are no longer dependent upon their parents.
  6. All pet shops must include with each animal that is for rehoming, written information detailing the animals five basic needs (as defined by the Animal Welfare Act). The Five Freedoms ensure that we meet the mental and physical needs of animals in our care:
    1. Freedom from hunger and thirst by ready access to fresh water and diet to maintain health and vigor. This must be specific to the animal. For example, puppies, adult dogs, pregnant cats, and senior cats all need different types of food provided on different schedules.
    2. Freedom from discomfort by providing an appropriate environment including shelter and a comfortable resting area. This means you should provide soft bedding and an area with appropriate temperature, noise levels, and access to natural light. If an animal is outside, it must have shelter from the elements as well as appropriate food and water bowls that will not freeze or tip over.
    3. Freedom from pain, injury, or disease by prevention or rapid diagnosis and treatment. This includes vaccinating animals, monitoring animals, physical health, treating any injuries and providing appropriate medications.
    4. Freedom to express normal behavior by providing sufficient space, proper facilities, and company of the animal's own kind. Animals need to be able to interact with — or avoid — others of their own kind as desired. They must be able to stretch every part of their body (from nose to tail), and run, jump, and play. This can be particularly challenging when animals are housed in individual kennels.
    5. Freedom from fear and distress by ensuring conditions and treatment which avoid mental suffering. The mental health of an animal is just as important as its physical health — as psychological stress can quickly transition into physical illness. These conditions can be achieved by preventing overcrowding and providing sufficient enrichment and safe hiding spaces.
  7. All breeders of 3 or more litters in a 12 month period will be required to submit a local authority license..
  8. Any licensed breeder who advertises a pet, must include their local authority license number in the listing.
  9. Any listing of puppies or kittens MUST include a photo of the mother or father of the pet, who must be available to view at point of seeing the puppy or kitten.
  10. Dogs should only have puppies once the mother is over 12 months old, only breed once a year and no more than 6 times in her lifetime.
  11. Please do not offer to ship pets. 
  12. Pets that require licences for ownership & transport must be declared in the listing
  13. We DO NOT allow puppy farms (more details on our fight to end puppy farming here). If you see someone you think could be breaking the law, please tell us. You will be taken seriously!
  14. No pets that are pregnant or lactating
  15. No pets that have been subjected to tail docking and/or ear cropping
  16. Pets cannot be advertised as available for swapping for other pets, goods or services in any form
  17. All dogs must be microchipped and registered to their breeder prior to advertising them for rehoming
  18. All adverts are moderated to ensure that banned breeds and prohibited species are not offered through our website
  19. Only pets BORN AND BRED IN AND CURRENTLY LOCATED IN THE UNITED KINGDOM can be advertised for rehoming on our website. Please note that ANY dogs or kittens from outside of the UK are not permitted for sale on the site.  Any adverts contravening this rule will be deleted and user accounts will be removed.
  20. No wild animals including but not limited to; hedgehogs, ground squirrels, monkeys or Meerkats
  21. Pet MAY NOT be listed for free. Any pet adverts submitted without a price will not be published.
  22. Under no circumstances will any adverts where animals are advertised as "live food" be accepted.