Pet Care Advice

Getting a new pet can be one of the most exciting and rewarding experiences you can have.

Before you browse pets for sale and fall in love with a new furry friend, have a read through our pet advice pages to make sure you're prepared for the commitment involved when giving a pet a forever home.

  • Pet Buying Checklist - Don't forget to use our checklist to help you find a responsible seller.

  • Surrendering Your Pet - If you're thinking of advertising a pet, please read our advice on finding them the perfect home.

  • Trusted Sellers - To help keep our members safe, we offer free ID verification. We strongly suggest you verify you account, and prioritise those sellers who have verified theirs.

  • Paying Safely - Protect yourself from possible scams when buying a pet and always pay securely.

  • Common Pet Scams - if you're worried about unscrupulous sellers, check out our advice and the red flags you need to be aware of.

  • Reporting Suspicious Ads - Find out how to report a suspicious pet advert online.

Do own horses or livestock? Head over to our horse and livestock welfare pages to find bundles of useful advice.

Give Us a Forever Home

Adopt, Don't Shop. Surrender, Don't Sell.

If you're looking to get a pet, your first choice should always be a registered shelter. Give an animal a second chance at a loving new home.

Life doesn't always go according to plan and pet owners may find themselves struggling for a number of reasons. Surrendering your pet to a registered shelter means they can be rehomed by the experts who will always be sympathetic to your situation.

To find a rescue near you, click here.

The Preloved Pet Pledge

We've pledged to put animal welfare at the forefront of everything we do at Preloved.

Preloved People

Preloved People

If you love pets, come say hello in our Pets Group which is full of Preloved People chatting in our forums and showing off their pets in our gallery.