Petplan's Find a Pet website guidelines
As a condition of using the website, you agree that you won't:
- Create multiple accounts or use false addresses or contact information.
- Post non related adverts on the website or spam the website by posting multiple copies of your adverts.
- Post any abusive, threatening, defamatory or indecent material.
Exposure to Content
By using the website, you understand that:
- All adverts, messages, photos, and all other content posted on, transmitted through, or linked from Petplan, are the sole responsibility of the person from whom such content originated.
- You are entirely responsible for all the content that you add, upload, email or otherwise make available via Petplan.
- Petplan does not control and is not responsible for content made available through the website but we will have the right to refuse, delete or move any content that is available via the service, for violating our terms or for any other reason.
- We do our best to prevent the majority of scammers from using the website, but we cannot guarantee that all adverts are placed by genuine people. You should therefore make sure you are careful when contacting advertisers. Under no circumstances will Petplan be liable in any way for any loss or damage of any kind incurred as a result of the use of any content listed, emailed or otherwise made available via the website.
Petplan expects users to adhere to the below guidelines when advertising litters on the Find a Pet website. If any of these guidelines are not followed, your advert may be removed without prior notice. We may pass your details to any appropriate enforcement organisation if we believe you are not adhering to these guidelines.
- The feature is only open to breeders registered with Petplan.
- Puppies and kittens must be under 1 year of age to be advertised on the site.
- Puppies and kittens shouldn't be sold until they are at least 6 weeks of age.
- If the puppies or kittens you are advertising have not yet been born, they must be due within three months of creating the advert.
- Puppies and kittens must be suitable as family pets and have been bred and socialised with this in mind. Working dogs should not be advertised on this website.
- Photos of animals looking distressed or wearing accessories or items of clothing will be removed. Petplan reserves the right to remove any images, without prior warning, that they deem inappropriate.
- All adverts must adhere to the Pet Advertising Advisory Group (PAAG) guidelines and Petplan reserves the right to reject any advert that breaks the PAAG guidelines.
- Stud dogs cannot be advertised on this site.
- Puppies and kittens cannot be advertised if they have been imported from other countries outside of the UK.
- Puppies and kittens should be advertised in the correct category and the full breed should be disclosed to any potential new owner. If a pet is a cross breed, then this should be stated clearly in the advert title or description.
- Puppies and kittens should not be advertised as gifts or presents. Petplan encourages the responsible breeding and selling of pets.
- If you are advertising puppies and kittens as being pedigree, you should provide all pedigree papers to the new owner. You should also state in the advert description, which organisation they are registered with.
- When advertising puppies and kittens, you should allow the new owner to view them at home with their mother. You shouldn't offer delivery of pets, neither should you arrange to meet buyers at locations other than your home/breeding establishment.
- You must state the correct location in your adverts, this should be where the pet is currently located and where it can be viewed.
- No banned pet breeds should be advertised on the website. We will not accept adverts for dogs of the following breeds or cross breeds, Pit Bull Terrier, Japanese Tosa, Dogo Argentino, Fila Brasiliero. Petplan do not insure the following breeds or cross breeds therefore we will also not accept adverts for: Perro de Presa Canario, Dogo Canario, Czechoslovakian Wolfdog, Saarlooswolfhond.
- Since 1999, under 'The breeding and sale of Dogs welfare Act' people who breed five or more litters in any 12 month period need to be licensed via the local authority. Even if you breed less than five litters per year, you may need to be licensed if the local authority deems that you are breeding for commercial gain. In these instances you will need to enter your valid local authority license before you can register a litter.
- Pets that are pregnant must not be advertised through the website.
- Your account and adverts should contain your correct personal details. Please contact Breederline on 0800 072 4411 if these details need updating.
- If we receive complaints about your adverts or pets that you have advertised on the site, we may remove the advert whilst they are investigated.
- Any photo that you upload must not breach copyright, trademark, or other intellectual property rights of any third party.