Terms and Conditions

Acceptance of the Terms & Conditions

By using the PetBuy website you agree to be bound by these terms and conditions. Please note that we may change these terms from time to time, so please make sure to read this page regularly. If you don't agree with any of these terms then please do not continue to use the website.

The use of PetBuy

As a condition of using the PetBuy website, you agree that you won't :

  • Post any abusive, threatening, defamatory or indecent material
  • Post any images, information or other material which don't belong to yourself or infringes upon other peoples rights
  • Copy other peoples content without their consent
  • Use any kind of site scrapers or other automated services to collect information from the site for use on other websites without our permission. This includes the use of tools to harvest email addresses or pet adverts from the website
  • Post non related adverts on the website or spam the website by posting multiple copies of your adverts. We only allows adverts for pets for sale, adoption, stud or wanted. We do not allow posting of adverts for other services
  • Attempt to gain unauthorised access to any of the Services, other accounts, computer systems or networks connected to the Website/Services through hacking, password mining or any other means.
  • Use the Website/Services in any manner that could damage, disable, overburden or impair the Website/Services or interfere with any other party's use and enjoyment of the Website/Services
  • Impersonate any person or entity for the purpose of misleading others

Posting Adverts on PetBuy

PetBuy aims to promote responsible pet ownership and breeding. Therefore when posting adverts on PetBuy we expect you to adhere to our guidelines below. If any of these guideline are not followed, your PetBuy advert will not be approved and your account maybe banned. We work closely with the police, local councils and trading standards. If we believe you are not adhering to the following guidelines or looking after any pets you advertise on our website, we may pass on your details to the relevant people :

  • Pets shouldn't be sold until they are at least 8 weeks of age. This is the minimum age at which they should leave their mother.
  • Stud dogs should not be advertised if they are less than 18 months of age.
  • Pets 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.
  • Docked dogs can only be advertised for sale if accompanied by the relevant paperwork from your vet. Any docked dogs for sale must comply with The Docking of Working Dogs’ Tails (England) Regulations 2007
  • When advertising puppies you should allow the new owner to view them at home with their mother and father if possible. 
  • Since 1999, under 'The breeding and sale of Dogs welfare Act' (View Here) 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 deem that you are breeding for commercial gain. By advertising on the PetBuy website we expect you to follow these guidelines.
  • Pets should not be advertised as gifts or presents for Christmas or Easter etc... PetBuy tries to promote responsible pet ownership.
  • Pets that are pregnant should not be advertised through the website, this is because it is already a stressful time for the pet and it is not advised that they should have to go through the ordeal of being rehomed as well. It is advisable that you wait until at least 8 weeks after the pet has given birth and all its offspring have been rehomed.

Contacting Advertisers

As a condition of using the PetBuy website, you agree that when contacting our advertisers, you won't :

  • Send any abusive or threatening emails, or make any abusive or threatening phone calls.
  • Use our advertisers contact details or the PetBuy contact forms to send spam to our advertisers or messages unrelated to their advertisements.

Copyright Infringement

As a condition of using the PetBuy website, you acknowledge and agree that we may preserve or disclose your information and content, if required to do so by law or in the good faith belief that such disclosure is necessary to :

  • Identify copyrighted material or other intellectual property that you claim has been infringed upon
  • Identify the material on our website that you claim is infringing, with enough detail so that we can locate it on the website
  • Confirm a statement by you that content displayed is not authorised by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law
  • You may not infringe or attempt to infringe on the privacy or the rights of other PetBuy users. This includes you storing or trying to store personal data of other PetBuy users. We will remove any infringing listings.
  • If you believe that any of your content or material has been copied in a way that infringes copyright, or your intellectual property rights have been otherwise violated, please inform us immediately by contacting PetBuy support using the contact form

Exposure to PetBuy Content

By using the PetBuy website, you understand that :

  • All Pet adverts, messages, images, photos, and all other content posted on, transmitted through, or linked from PetBuy 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 PetBuy
  • You may be exposed to Content that is offensive, indecent, inaccurate, misleading, or otherwise objectionable. PetBuy does not control and is not responsible for Content made available through the website
  • We do our best to prevent the majority of scammers from using the PetBuy 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 PetBuy 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
  • You acknowledge that PetBuy  does not approve all Content, 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

Termination of Service

We have the right to terminate your access to any or all of the Services at any time, without notice, for any reason, including without limitation, breach of these Terms and Conditions. We may also at any time, at our sole discretion, discontinue the Website/Services or any part thereof without prior notice and you agree that we shall not be liable to you or any third party for any termination of your access to the Website/Services.

Disclaimers and Limitation of Liability

Use of the Website/Services is at your own risk. The Website/Services are provided on an "AS IS" and "AS AVAILABLE" basis without any representation or endorsement made and without warranty of any kind whether express or implied, including but not limited to the implied warranties of satisfactory quality, fitness for a particular purpose, non-infringement, compatibility, security and accuracy.

To the extent permitted by law, PetBuy will not be liable for any indirect or consequential loss or damage whatsoever (including without limitation loss of business, opportunity, data, profits) arising out of or in connection with the use of the Website/Services.