Welcome to Buy A Pet!
PLEASE READ OUR TERMS & CONDITIONS CAREFULLY
If you don’t understand anything, contact us.. Please note we hold the right to cancel your account or remove your post at any time at our discretion and below terms should be followed.
BY CREATING AN ACCOUNT AND ENTERING BUYAPET YOU ARE ACCEPTING AND AGREEING TO THESE T&Cs
T&Cs can be altered, so you must always visit this page to see what changes we’ve made – we’ll assume that you have each time you contact us or visit BuyAPet.co.uk
You Promise To Us
You are over the age of 18 years (under 18 is not allowed on BuyAPet.co.uk
You will have only one Account on on BuyAPet.co.uk
All of the account and contact information you provide us when you opening an Account with us is true, accurate and complete and that you are not opening the Account for anyone else
No offensive usernames or breeder names or pretend to be someoneelse
All T&Cs on the sites we link you is your responsibility to read and understand.
No robots, spiders, scrapers or similar things on our Site to be used.
You won’t try to get around any things we put on the Site to stop or limit access to parts of it as this is a violation
You will not do anything that may cause our Site or System to crash
You won’t borrow or steal or copy any information obtained on the Site or any part of it.
Do not modify the site, or edit, decompile, disassemble or reverse engineer any programs we use in connection with this Site, its System or the services it offers to you.
Do not copy, imitate or use the trademarks and/or designs and/or layouts or anything else which would usually amount to intellectual property
1.2 Intellectual Property
We own all of the information and intellectual property on the Site. By uploading an Image’s on our website you grant BuyAPet.co.uk royalty-free, non- exclusive, worldwide right to copy, crop, reproduce, edit, publish, display, distribute or otherwise use the image or video publicly in all languages., whether now known or hereinafter devised, in perpetuity. BuyAPet.co.uk may select certain Images that you upload to the site for promotional activities of BuyAPet.co.uk business, including but not limited to: use in BuyAPet.co.uk own promotional materials either online or in printed form.
1.3 Use Of The Site
You accept that the primary purpose of the Site is to re-home and sell and buy animals and facilitate the sale of pets within the UK and that we do not provide the Site to help you make money or provide a scamming platform and we will take every action possible to bring scammers to justice
You agree that if you are advertising pets via our website, you have discussed your licensing requirements with your local council animal licensing team and that you have the necessary animal activities license that you require.
that you are legally capable of entering into binding contracts for the company that you represent that you will not seek to rehome any animals either as a seller or as a buyer
BuyAPet.co.uk hold no responsibility for any injured/unhealthy pets brought or if you have been scammed, if you have been scammed or believe a crime has been committed you must contact your local authority as BuyAPet.co.uk is a market place and has no legal power.
As a Buyer it is your responsibility to ensure all guidelines are followed when buying a pet online for your own safety and as a seller you have a responsibility to ensure you follow legal guidelines when selling a pet online to protect yourself from prosecution, online guidelines for buyers/sellers can be found in FAQ’s and at the bottom of our website home page.
1.4 Ad Posting Rules
You agree that you will comply with the following conditions when posting on BuyAPet.co.uk
Any pet(s) advertised must be owned by you unless specified that they are being sold on behalf of a charity organization. If you are advertising a litter of kittens or puppies, they must be owned or have been bred yourself.
In order to meet PAAGs minimum standards , we reserve the right to refuse any advert(s) that may compromise them.
We enforce age restrictions on when pets can be rehomed / collected in line with animal welfare guidance. For dogs, cats, rabbits and ferrets they cannot be separated from their mother before 8 weeks of age, and for Chinchillas at 12 weeks of age. Foals must be at least
6 months old before they leave their mother.
In the case of advertising a litter, the litter must be advertised together and you are required
to upload a photo of the litter together with their mother. This includes dogs, cats, rabbits, ferrets and chinchillas.
When uploading an advert, it must be posted in the correct category and you must disclose the pet’s full breed for transparency with the buyer. If the pet is a crossbreed, that must be explicitly mentioned in your description and be clearly advertised, all fields must be completed correctly.
All uploaded photos of pets must be of the actual pet you wish to rehome, and not copied / downloaded pictures of other pets from the internet as this is a violation on BuyAPet.co.uk unless you are posting a wanted advertisement, we will accept google images for Wanted only but you need to ensure these are free stock/royalty free images and you are not violating any intellectual rights.
No Pets can be gifted or exchanged for physical goods or any swap for swap on BuyAPet
Pets advertised must be located in the UK, and the location stated on your listing is the
actual location where the animal is currently and permanently housed.
We do not allow any pets to be advertised that have been imported in to the UK for the purpose of sale. We also do not allow any pets to be advertised that have been imported in to the UK and are under 6 months old to be sold. However, you may advertise older pets that
you have imported legally as your own pet, but now need to rehome. You must state in the advert description, the country of birth/origin of the pet.
We do not allow pregnant pets or a pet that you think may be pregnant to be advertised. This includes horses.
It is not permitted to upload any advertisements that seek to swap or exchange any pet.
We do not allow selective breeding or advertising aimed at promoting extreme conformations or features in pets.
You have clearly identified all health and welfare issues associated with any pet you wish to re-home.
We do not permit adverts for pets that offer delivery or courier service. A pet in a litter must be collected at the house where the mother of the litter lives.
All pets for re-homing must be available for viewing at your home or place of business.
We do not allow large commercial breeding of pets, regardless of licensing status.
We do not allow anyone under the age of 18 to advertise a pet for sale, adoption or stud on
the website. Also, we do not allow anyone under the age of 18 to use the website to contact
an advertiser. If you are advertising a pet via the BuyAPet website, you must ensure anyone adopting or buying your pet is at least 18 years of age.
We reserve the right to decline any adverts, ban, close or suspend a user’s account if we suspect inappropriate behaviour or unethical breeding, which is not limited to the rules.
If you break any of the above rules your account may be closed at our discretion.
1.5 Cat/Dog Specific Ad Posting Rules
In addition to the general ad posting rules wou warrant and agree that you will comply with the
following conditions when posting any puppy/dog or kitten/cat advert on BuyAPet
There is a prerequisite for dogs to be microchipped from the age of 8 weeks and older.
All pets advertised must be in the UK. Rescue pets from abroad may be advrtised by a
registered chairty accounts if the pets are currently in the UK, have all required
documentation, and are vaccinated/microchipped following UK standards and law.
If you are selling a litter you must be able to show all puppies and kittens to any prospective owner with their mother and (if possible) their father.
If you are rehoming a litter, the litter must be advertised together under one advert.
We do not accept adverts for bred-in aesthetic pets, and we will remove any advertisement which contains descriptions including words such as ‘Micro’,’ Big-Rope’ ‘Teacup’ (or any variation of), ‘Miniature’ (unless referring to a miniature pedigree breed), ‘Designer’ or any other similar expressions.
You will not advertise any banned breeds for re-homing. We will not accept advertisements for dogs of the following breeds or cross breeds: Pit Bull Terrier, Japanese Tosa, Dogo Argentino, Fila Brasiliero or XL Bullies.
We do not allow dogs or cats, both female and males, to be advertised for stud/mating if they are under 12 months of age.
Only dogs which are family pets may be advertised on BuyAPet.co.uk. You may not advertise guard dogs of any nature on the Site or dogs that have been security or protection trained or whose primary role is for hunting or guarding.
We do not permit the sale of dogs that have cropped ears to be advertised.
You will not offer any pet for sale, for the purpose of breeding, for example advertising a stud dog for sale or a dog for sale that is in season.
Advertisements containing dogs that are either a double dapple or a double merle are not permitted.
If the pet you wish to re-home is registered with any governing body, i.e. Kennel Club for dogs or GCCF for cats, you must state this in your advertisement and be able to provide all paperwork to verify that registration if required.
Any user that currently resides in Scotland breeding three or more litters of kittens in any 12- month period must hold a valid cat breeders license under the government of Scotlands guidelines.
1.6 Other Animals Ad Posting Rules
In addition to the general ad posting rules you warrant and agree that you will comply with the
following conditions when posting any animal which is not a dog or cat advert on BuyAPet
You will not offer live vertebrates for re-homing intending them to be used as food.
If you are advertising an animal which is listed under Annex A of the CITES regulations for endangered species (such as some tortoises, snakes and birds), you must state in the advert that you have a valid Article 10 certificate.
We do not accept adverts for any types of primates.
We do not accept adverts for any wild caught animals or any animals which come under the Dangerous Wild Animals Act.
We do not allow Anacondas, Burmese Python, Reticulated Python, African Rock Python, Spider Morphs or Enigma Morphs to be advertised.
All horses advertised must be microchipped and have a passport as part of UK laws.
In photographs advertising horses, the rider needs to wear a riding hat and appropriate footwear in photographs.
1.7 Breeding and Licences
If you are a breeder and advertising dogs for sale you must state this clearly in your advertisement, we reserve the right to decline your adverts, and we may report this to your local authority.
Pet shop license holders are only permitted to advertise puppies or kittens for sale if they hold a valid breeding license and have bred the pets themselves in the UK.
1.8 Opening an Account with us you promise that
All information you submit is complete, accurate and truthful.
You will keep this information accurate and up-to-date.
You must clearly state whether you are using the services we offer as a private individual,frequent advertiser/breeder, rescue centre or company.
You must enter all required details correctly, We may ask you to verify your home address if we decide it is needed. However, we will not publish your full address on the website.
You will use only one account to advertise any pets you own or breed. For example you will not create and use multiple accounts under different names and addresses to attempt to hide the actual number of pets you breed or advertise.
If we receive complaints regarding your account, you must resolve any issues to both the customers and our own satisfaction.
You will not share your Account with anyone, or advertise pets on your account on behalf of other people.
You will keep your Account details confidential and secure.
You will not give your password and login details to anyone else.
You will log off when you exit the Account – to prevent unauthorised use by others.
Your Account maybe closed by us if you break our T&Cs, we also have the full power and rights to close your account without reason.
1.9 Contacting An Advertiser
You acknowledge on BuyAPet.co.uk, we are not able to check the truth or accuracy of any statement made by any person advertising. You accept that you have the responsibility to verify all statements made and all documentation offered by any advertiser.
You confirm that you have read every pet advert, particularly the advice we give never to send any money online to an advertiser for a pet. You accept and acknowledge that we do not have any means of verifying the honesty of any advertiser and that if you do send money using another online service, we have no responsibility to you if, and when you lose that money we cannot be made liable.
You must confirm that the advertiser is genuine . You can do this by visiting the pet in person if they make excuses or try to ask for money or a deposit without seeing the pet, or if the advertiser attempts to deliver the pet or meet you at any other location than their own home, then please do not agree to this you will be doing this totally at your own risk.
Its best to use our online messaging system, our system is secure. You also warrant to not use offensive wording, spam users or use our messenger system in any automated or commercial way. We reserve the right to filter or block messages that we deem to be suspicious before they reach the counter-party. We also reserve the right to block users based on misuse of our messenger system.
Note that BuyAPet.co.uk reserves the right to not refund buyers or sellers in case of a breach of any of our terms.
2.0 Advertising rules
We can’t promise that the Site will work with all systems, that it will be secure and that all information provided will be accurate.
Any advice given on the Site is general in nature and may not apply to you and/or your circumstances. Unless the advice is given to you as part of a paid for service we offer on the Site, you must take steps to double check that that advice is effective for you.
We take all reasonable effort to test material before placing it on the Site. In the very unlikely event of any loss, disruption or damage caused by material on the Site, we cannot be held responsible for any loss, disruption or damage to your data or computer system which may occur.
Because we cannot know and understand your personal circumstances, we cannot guarantee that any suggestion in any material we provide will cause any specific outcome and any and all such material is provided by way of general suggestion only and not in any form of warranty on our part as to any outcome you may achieve.
The only rights you have under these T&Cs are those mentioned within them. If a right is not mentioned (unless it is a right given to you under the laws of England and Wales) then it does not exist.
2.2 Problems and Complaints
We do our very best to make sure that you do not experience any problems but if you do, you must tell
us straight away.
We will do what we can to resolve your problem as quickly as possible. If you wish to raise a complaint about us or any other user, please send full details of that complaint to us using our contact page. If we agree that your complaint has merit we will, at our option, contact any other user involved, suspend an Advert which has caused an issue and take such other steps as we deem appropriate to resolve the complaint. We do not operate a formal complaints procedure and will deal with all complaints in the manner which we feel is the most reasonable way forward. You have various rights under these Terms and Conditions and at law and nothing in these Terms and Conditions will have any affect on any of your legal rights.
2.3 Availability of the Site
We have the right to change the Site and the services it offers, the way it operates and/or suspend it or stop it at any time.
2.4 Limitation of Liability
We have very limited resources and cannot guarantee that we will respond to any message you send to us, within a specific time frame or at all. Whilst we will always do our best to respond to you within 48 hours, we will have no liability if we are unable to do so or no contact is made as messages are responded by urgency.
Please bear in mind that we are a platform for the display of pets for re-homing, and and have no facilities for and neither do we offer any vetting service of the advertisers. We have no control over any transaction in which you are involved, neither can we verify the truth of any
statements made in an Advert. Before you agree to re-home or to supply any animal you agree to take all the precautions needed to make sure that the person with whom you are dealing has been open and honest and you have followed all necessary guidelines.
You enter into any transaction with any other user of this Site at your own risk.
We do not accept any liability if you are using the services we supply for commercial purposes.
On behalf of us and anyone who works with or for us (as far as we are allowed by law) we deny liability for any losses of all kinds which you incur from using the services we offer, visiting the Site and using the System.
We will have no liability on the ending of any advertisement you have placed on the Site, if either you or we terminate your Account.
If we are found to be liable for any loss you sustain, you accept and agree that our liability is limited to the direct losses you have sustained and will not include any loss to your goodwill, profit or reputation or any indirect, special or consequential losses of any nature and you agree that the maximum amount you may recover in respect of any direct losses is limited to £100.00. Nothing in these T&Cs excludes or restricts our liability for death or personal injury resulting from any negligence or fraud on our part.
2.5 Links to Other Websites
We don’t control any of the websites we link to and so we can’t be responsible for the content of such
websites and disclaim liability for any losses which come out of you using them.
Just because we link to a site does not mean that we endorse or recommend that site.
We can never guarantee that a link will work.
If you find any link we offer to be offensive, please let us know and we will consider removing it.
If you link to any other site using our Site then you understand that separate conditions will apply to those sites and that we have no control over those conditions – so you agree that you will read and understand them before using those sites.
Advert means any advertisement placed on the Site.
Breeder means an individual who breeds privately or licensed breeder following the UK Animal Welfare 2006 legislation, who lawfully breeds animals within the limitation of litters to resell.
Content means any text, graphics, images, audio, video, software, data compilations and any other form of information capable of being stored in a computer that appears on or forms part of the Site.
Licensed means a breeder who holds a license for breeding under statutory guidance and follows all the required standards, which is found in Schedule 6 of the Regulations.
Pet means a tamed or domesticated animal kept for companionship or pleasure and excludes all wild or exotic animals.
Refund means when a user requests a return of services in exchange for the paid monetary value.
System means the storage system or systems we use in connection with the Site.
T&Cs means the terms and conditions appearing above.
User means any person, firm or company using the Site for any purpose.
Extra Standard Terms and Conditions
By accessing this website we assume you accept these terms and conditions. Do not continue to use Buy A Pet if you do not agree to take all of the terms and conditions stated on this page. The following terminology applies to these Terms and Conditions, Privacy Countyment and Disclaimer Notice and all Agreements: "Client", "You" and "Your" refers to you, the person log on this website and compliant to the Company's terms and conditions. "The Company", "Ourselves", "We", "Our" and "Us", refers to our Company. "Party", "Parties", or "Us", refers to both the Client and ourselves. All terms refer to the offer, acceptance and consideration of payment necessary to undertake the process of our assistance to the Client in the most appropriate manner for the express purpose of meeting the Client's needs in respect of provision of the Company's stated services, in accordance with and subject to, prevailing law of gb. Any use of the above terminology or other words in the singular, plural, capitalization and/or he/she or they, are taken as interchangeable and therefore as referring to same.
Unless otherwise stated, Buy A Pet and/or its licensors own the intellectual property rights for all material on Buy A Pet. All intellectual property rights are reserved. You may access this from Buy A Pet for your own personal use subjected to restrictions set in these terms and conditions.
You must not:
Republish material from Buy A Pet
Sell, rent or sub-license material from Buy A Pet
Reproduce, duplicate or copy material from Buy A Pet
Redistribute content from Buy A Pet
This Agreement shall begin on the date hereof.
Parts of this website offer an opportunity for users to post and exchange opinions and information in certain areas of the website. Buy A Pet does not filter, edit, publish or review Comments prior to their presence on the website. Comments do not reflect the views and opinions of Buy A Pet,its agents and/or affiliates. Comments reflect the views and opinions of the person who post their views and opinions. To the extent permitted by applicable laws, Buy A Pet shall not be liable for the Comments or for any liability, damages or expenses caused and/or suffered as a result of any use of and/or posting of and/or appearance of the Comments on this website. Buy A Pet reserves the right to monitor all Comments and to remove any Comments which can be considered inappropriate, offensive or causes breach of these Terms and Conditions.
You warrant and represent that:
You are entitled to post the Comments on our website and have all necessary licenses and consents to do so;
The Comments do not invade any intellectual property right, including without limitation copyright, patent or trademark of any third party;
The Comments do not contain any defamatory, libelous, offensive, indecent or otherwise unlawful material which is an invasion of privacy
The Comments will not be used to solicit or promote business or custom or present commercial activities or unlawful activity.
You hereby grant Buy A Pet a non-exclusive license to use, reproduce, edit and authorize others to use, reproduce and edit any of your Comments in any and all forms, formats or media.
Hyperlinking to our Content
Online directory distributors may link to our Website in the same manner as they hyperlink to the Websites of other listed businesses; and
System wide Accredited Businesses except soliciting non-profit organizations, charity shopping malls, and charity fundraising groups which may not hyperlink to our Web site. These organizations may link to our home page, to publications or to other Website information so long as the link: (a) is not in any way deceptive; (b) does not falsely imply sponsorship, endorsement or approval of the linking party and its products and/or services; and (c) fits within the context of the linking party's site.
We may consider and approve other link requests from the following types of organizations:
commonly-known consumer and/or business information sources;
dot.com community sites;
associations or other groups representing charities;
online directory distributors;
accounting, law and consulting firms; and
educational institutions and trade associations.
We will approve link requests from these organizations if we decide that: (a) the link would not make us look unfavorably to ourselves or to our accredited businesses; (b) the organization does not have any negative records with us; (c) the benefit to us from the visibility of the hyperlink compensates the absence of Buy A Pet; and (d) the link is in the context of general resource information.
These organizations may link to our home page so long as the link: (a) is not in any way deceptive; (b) does not falsely imply sponsorship, endorsement or approval of the linking party and its products or services; and (c) fits within the context of the linking party's site.
If you are one of the organizations listed in paragraph 2 above and are interested in linking to our website, you must inform us by sending an e-mail to Buy A Pet. Please include your name, your organization name, contact information as well as the URL of your site, a list of any URLs from which you intend to link to our Website, and a list of the URLs on our site to which you would like to link. Wait 2-3 weeks for a response.
Approved organizations may hyperlink to our Website as follows:
By use of our corporate name; or
By use of the uniform resource locator being linked to; or
By use of any other description of our Website being linked to that makes sense within the context and format of content on the linking party's site.
No use of Buy A Pet's logo or other artwork will be allowed for linking absent a trademark license agreement.
Reservation of Rights
Removal of links from our website
We do not ensure that the information on this website is correct, we do not warrant its completeness or accuracy; nor do we promise to ensure that the website remains available or that the material on the website is kept up to date.
limit or exclude our or your liability for death or personal injury;
limit or exclude our or your liability for fraud or fraudulent misrepresentation;
limit any of our or your liabilities in any way that is not permitted under applicable law; or
exclude any of our or your liabilities that may not be excluded under applicable law.
The limitations and prohibitions of liability set in this Section and elsewhere in this disclaimer: (a) are subject to the preceding paragraph; and (b) govern all liabilities arising under the disclaimer, including liabilities arising in contract, in tort and for breach of statutory duty.
As long as the website and the information and services on the website are provided free of charge, we will not be liable for any loss or damage of any nature.