Pet Posting Rules & Minimum Welfare Standards

By posting a pet ad, you agree to the following posting rules:

All puppies & kittens:

  • must be 8+ weeks old & microchipped before rehoming

  • under 6 months old must only be advertised by the breeder or rescue centre  (no third parties) 

  • must be available to be viewed with their mother and a photo of the litter with mother must be included on the ad

  • from breeders who have 3+ litters in a 12 month period must list as a “breeder” and include your local authority license number

  • mothers must be over 12 months old, only one litter a year and no more than 6 in her lifetime

  • must not have been subjected to tail docking and/or ear cropping

  • Must not be advertised as FREE to rehome - a rehoming fee is required

Join our campaign to end puppy and kitten farming by reporting anyone you think could be breaking the law.

All pets:

  • must be born, bred and legal to rehome in the UK

  • must be shown in a clear photograph attached to the advert (excludes fish)

  • are moderated to ensure that banned breeds and prohibited species are not advertised

  • must be fully weaned and no longer dependent upon their parents

  • must not be pregnant

  • advertised for rehome must include written information detailing the animals five basic needs (as defined by the Animal Welfare Act) by a third party. 

  • must be collected by their new family and not shipped 

  • that require licences must be declared in the listing

All horses and donkeys:

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