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)
  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 picture of the birth parent, 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 currently located in the UK can be advertised for rehoming on our website
  20. No wild animals including but not limited to; hedgehogs, ground squirrels, monkeys
  21. Pet MAY NOT be listed for free. Any pet adverts submitted without a price will not be published.